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Finding Books

Reserve Books

Subject Headings

Reference Sources

Finding Articles

Career Related Links

Web Resources

Associations

Evaluating Sources

Citing Sources

Additional Help

Health Information Technology Subject Guide

Subject guides are designed to help students begin the research process, find reputable sources, and save time.



Searching the Library Catalog for Books & Other Materials

To locate books and other materials in CCSF Libraries, select the Library Catalog from the Library's Homepage. You will notice many ways to search, such as Title, Author, Subject, Subject Keyword, etc.

Examples of Subject searches include: medical records management, medical information systems, hospital information system, medical transcription, diseases classification, health information management (HIMS)




Reserve Materials

Reserve Materials include books, sample tests, class notes, and other items that instructors put at the library for class use. The check out time is shorter than regular circulating books.

To search for a book on reserve in the Library Catalog, select from the pull-down menu, either Reserve Materials by Course or Reserve Materials by Instructor.

When you have located the materials, write down the Call Number and Title and present this to a staff person at the Circulation Desk.

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Browsing the Library Collection

Materials in the Library are shelved by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. Books are arranged on the shelves by subject.

Relevant areas in the collection to find materials on Health Information Technology include:

SUBJECT HEADING
CALL NUMBER RANGE
Medicine--Terminology R123
Medical Records RA976
Medical Transcription R728.8
Nosology RB115

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Using Key Reference Sources

Reference books provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Some relevant reference books in Health Information Technology include:

American Medical Association . Current procedural terminology: CPT. Chicago : AMA Press.
RB115 .C17 John Adams Reference

American Medical Association ICD-9-CM: international classification of diseases . Chicago : AMA Press.
RB115 .I493 John Adams Reference

Jablonski, S. (Ed.). (2001). Dictionary of medical acronyms and abbreviations. (4th ed.) Philadelphia : Hanley & Belfus.
R123 .J24 2001 John Adams Reference

O’Toole, M. (Ed..). (2003). Encyclopedia and dictionary of medicine, nursing, and health. (7 th ed.) Philadelphia : Saunders.
R121 .M65 2003 John Adams Reference

Venes, D. (Ed.). (2001). Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary. (19th ed.). Philadelphia : Davis.
R121. T18 2001 John Adams Reference

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Searching for Articles in Periodical Databases

Periodical databases group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles by subject. They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries) and the full text of the articles. Do you need help identifying the differences between scholarly journal v. popular magazine articles?

Note: Most periodical databases are part of the private, passworded Web, so you will need to have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access those that CCSF subscribes to. You get the free barcode from the Library either in person or online. More information about obtaining a library bar code.

InfoTrac
Infotrac is a brand name for several databases with coverage from 1980 to the present. Two databases within InfoTrac are good for HIT topics:
Health Reference Center Academic
Health & Wellness Resource Center
These two databases partially overlap in coverage, but each one has some unique resources.

Pubmed
"PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature." Indexes the Journal of AHIMA.

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e-Journals

Advance for Information Professionals
http://health-information.advanceweb.com

Bi-weekly publication with articles on the HIM field. Affiliated with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT).

HIM Connection
http://www.hcpro.com/pub.cfm?oc_id=865
Weekly newsletter on health information management issues, such as coding and reimbursement, medical record documentation, JCAHO IM standards, etc.

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Finding Web Resources

Below are some examples of academic/scholarly web sites for Health Information Technology. If you use a search engine, such as Google, remember to evaluate the quality of the results.

Non-Acute Health Care Settings

The following are a sampling of recommended sites for learning about non-acute care health care settings. Sites chosen by faculty and students in the HIT program at CCSF.

Cancer/Tumor Registry

American Cancer Association
http://www.cancer.org

Center for Disease Control. Cancer and Tumor Registry
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/

Consulting

Stern and Associates
http://www.stern-associates.com

C.H.I.S, Inc.
http://www.chis-inc.com

Correctional Facilities

ACHSA: American Correctional Health Services Association
http://www.achsa.org/

American Correctional Association
http://www.aca.org

Dental Care

American Dental Association
http://www.ada.org

Dental Education and Licensure in the United States and Canada: A Comparison
http://www.ada.org/prof/prac/licensure/factsheets_compare.pdf

Home Health Care

Community Health Accreditation Program
http://www.chapinc.org/

National Association for Home Care
http://www.nahc.org

Hospice

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org

California Pacific Medical Center: Coming Home Hospice
http://www.cpmc.org/services/chh-tour.html

CMS: Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
http://cms.hhs.gov/medicaid

Hospice Association of America
http://www.nahc.org/HAA/home.html

Hospice Education Institute
http://www.hospiceworld.org

Hospice Net
http://www.hospicenet.org


HospiceWeb
http://www.hospiceweb.com

Medicare: The Official Site for People with Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
http://www.nhpco.org

National Institute of Nursing Research
http://www.nih.gov/ninr

Pain and Palliative Care Reporter
http://www.painlaw.org

Long Term Care

ALTHA: Acute Long Term Hospital Association
http://www.altha.org/

ALFA: Assisted Living Foundation of America
http://www.alfa.org/

Consumer Information About Long Term Care
http://www.longtermcareliving.com

American Health Care Association
http://www.ahca.org

Mental Retardation or Development Disabilities

AAMR: American Association on Mental Retardation
http://www.aamr.org

The ARC of the United States
http://TheARC.org

Council on Quality and Leadership
http://www.thecouncil.org

Rehabilitation

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
http://www.aapmr.org

American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
http://www.amrpa.org

International Academy of Life Care Planners
http://www.internationalacademyoflifecareplanners.com/

National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html?src=mr

Veterinary

American Animal Hospital Association
http://www.aahanet.org

AHIVMA: American Veterinary Health Information Management Association
http://avhima.org/

American Veterinary Medical Association
http://ww.avma.org


Coding References

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 17th ed.
http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/
Searchable online version, based on the 1999 edition, but with some topics updated more recently. This medical text is intended for health professionals. Access information through the table of contents or through keyword searching

DRG Weights

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. Acute Inpatient Prospective Payment System
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/providers/hipps/ippspufs.asp
DRG Weights. Access to the Federal Register and DRG weights for 2004 and other years as well

DRG Trees

MindTools: Decision Tree Analysis
http://www.mindtools.com/dectree.html
Information about decision trees. Important to review for national exam

HCPCS Codes

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicare/hcpcs/default.asp
Includes the latest HCPCS Codes

Coding and Reimbursement Products

Ingenix Online
http://www.ingenixonline.com
Formerly St. Anthony/Medicode/CHIPS/Delmar Publications

Coding Ethics

AHIMA: American Health Information Management Association
http://www.ahima.org
Search for coding ethics at this site.

Coding Guidelines

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov
Search for coding guidelines through this agency’s homepage

AHA Central Office: ICD-9-CM coding
http://www.hospitalconnect.com/ahacentraloffice/coding/icd-9-cm.jsp

Coding Certification Preparation

CCS Prep Column
http://www.advanceforhim.com
Select link for CCS Prep. Published in Advance for Health Information Professionals

Legal References

California Hospital Association – Consent Manual
http://www.calhealth.org/public/pubs/gms/consent.html

California State Senate Bills
http://info.sen.ca.gov/cgi-bin/pagequery?type=sen_bilinfo&site=sen&title=Bill+Information

California State Budget
http://www.dof.ca.gov
http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov

California State Budget Project—analysis of state budget (by non-profit group)
http://www.cbp.org

California State Government Reform

California Performance Review
Health & Human Services Recommendations:
http://www.report.cpr.ca.gov/cprrpt/issrec/pdf/hhsfiscal.pdf
Education, Training and Volunteerism:
http://www.report.cpr.ca.gov/cprrpt/issrec/etv/index.htm
Statewide Operations:
http://www.report.cpr.ca.gov/cprrpt/issrec/pdf/sofiscal.pdf

Consumer information and PHR (personal health records) products:

CapMed: Personal Health Record, Personal Health Key
http://www.capmed.com

DoctorsForPain.com: Personal Health Records
http://doctorsforpain.com/capmed.html

Electronic Privacy Information Center: Medical Records
http://www.epic.org/privacy/medical/

Health Records Online
http://www.healthrecordsonline.com

LAXOR: “The Personal Health Record Service”
http://www.laxor.com

My Patient Education
http://www.mypatienteducation.com/

National Council on Patient Information and Education
http://www.talkaboutrx.org

Personal Health Records on the Internet
http://www.informatics-review.com/records.html

Personal Records Organizer
http://www.promasterorganizer.com

Synchart: It’s Your Health
http://www.synchart.com/index.html

YourHealthRecord
http://www.yourdiagnosis.com/yourhealthrecord

YouKeepTrack
http://www.youkeeptrack.com

Professional Organizations

The American Association for Medical Transcription
http://www.aamt.org

The American Health Information Management Association
http://www.ahima.org

The California Health Information Association
http://www.CaliforniaHIA.org

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
The is the accrediting body for degree-granting programs in health informatics and information management.
http://www.cahiim.org

Education

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
The is the accrediting body for degree-granting programs in health informatics and information management.
http://www.cahiim.org

Career Information

Jobscience: Specialized Health Resource
http://www.jobscience.com
Job board for health information management and other healthcare professions. Includes link to the Jobscience.com newsletter (registration required) which includes helpful tips and other information for job seekers.

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
http://bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm
from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Webpages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask
A UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops

Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Developed by Olin-Kroch-Uris Libraries at Cornell University.

Evaluating and Citing Source
A quick and easy check list to use when determining the quality of web documents. Prepared by Librarians at CCSF.

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Need More Assistance?

For additional help you may contact the Reference Desk by phone at (415) 452-5543 or stop by the East and West reference desks at the Rosenberg Library.

eRef
Electronic Reference Service to CCSF students, faculty, staff and registered community users. Use this service when you are NOT in a CCSF library.

Library and Web Research Workshops
Fifty minute workshops are given throughout the semester on effective methods in searching for books, articles and information on the Internet.

Evaluating and Citing Information Sources
Several useful sources for evaluating the quality of web pages, how to prepare citations for a "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" list, and how to avoid plagiarism.


Purdue's Online Writing Lab
One of the most thorough and easy to navigate writing labs available!


A+ Research and Writing
Hosted by the Internet Public Library.

Writing Process @ CSU
Colorado State University developed these guides which "focus on a range of composing processes as well as issues related to the situations in which writers find themselves."



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