Medical practitioners today understand the importance of the electronic health record in modernizing their offices, but that was not always the case. As an expert in electronic health records and practice management systems with more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing medical office software, I wrote the first textbooks on electronic health records and medical practice management.
My bestselling EHR textbook was used in colleges nationwide to teach over 150,000 doctors, nurses, medical assistants and other allied health professionals the ins and outs of EHR. Pioneering an innovative “learn-by-doing” approach to medical software education, this text allowed students to practice hands-on exercises using actual EHR software
Earlier, while working for the company that developed The Medical Manager® practice management software, I wrote a textbook to train medical office workers. Taking the same hands-on approach, the text allowed students to practice front- and back-office tasks using The Medical Manager software. This successful text continued over seven editions and trained over a half-million students.
As the healthcare industry progressed toward computerization, there a need arose for an introductory text to the field of Health Information Management and the technology behind it. To prepare for twenty-first century healthcare occupations, students needed to understand the connectivity and applications that make up today’s Health Information Systems. The text I wrote provided students with a thorough understanding of both the terminology of health information technology and the practical use of information systems in actual medical facilities.
Before becoming a full-time author and consultant, I spent 20 years in the design, development, and implementation of the preeminent practice management and electronic health records systems serving as Vice-President of Product Development and Director of Design Strategy for a $2.2 billion software company that computerized the nation’s medical offices.
Used at over 1000 colleges nationwide resulting in over half-million students trained to enter the healthcare workforce.
Electronic Health Records: Understanding and Using Computerized Medical Records (3 editions)
Essentials of Electronic Health Records
Electronic Health Records and Nursing (with Sharyl Beal)
Health Information Technology and Management
The Medical Manager Student Edition for Windows (2 editions)
The Medical Manager Student Edition (4 editions)
Plus two companion workbooks and numerous instructor’s manuals
Starting in 2011, I began donating my EHR design and implementation expertise to the Aravind Eye Care System whose mission is to end preventable blindness.
Aravind Eye Hospital – Madurai, India
Aravind Eye Hospital was founded in 1976 and has evolved into a sophisticated organization of hospitals and vision centers throughout southern India. Dedicated to compassionate service for sight, Aravind provides high quality and affordable eye care to the rich and poor alike, serving as a model, for India, and the rest of the world. Click here to learn more about Aravind.
First edition of Richard Gartee's
three bestselling EHR textbooks
5.0 stars out of 5 Review
for Electronic Health Records 1/e
“This book is the first of its kind intended to teach the workers of the information age coming to healthcare. Richard Gartee has decades of experience in the field as a teacher. In addition, he has the unique insight of having been part of the development of the industry itself.
Few people could write this book in the way he has done. The examples demonstrate to the novice the importance of the information. The content explains why and how healthcare information technology centered on the electronic health record will work to improve access, reduce cost and increase patient safety.”
—leading Electronic Health Record expert, Allen Wenner, M.D.
Textbooks listed on this page are out-of-print. Although used copies are still for sale on the web, Pearson has discontinued the online lab so you would not be able to do the textbook exercies.