Description : In today's healthcare system the most pervasive and transformational tool is information technology - its efficient use is an essential skill for all health workers.Health Informatics: Transforming Healthcare with Technology discusses health information systems and contains diverse case studies and stories from policy makers, managers, academics, clinicians and those working in outback clinics. The text concludes by pushing the boundaries into genomics and by outlining the future direction of information technology in the healthcare system.Health Informatics is essential reading for students and healthcare workers across all health disciplines and is a valuable resource for those considering implementing health information systems into their practices or institutions.Technology is one of the most pervasive and ubiquitous tools in healthcare today. It is not only transforming healthcare but also the professions within it. This book provides the background and skills necessary to understand the collection, storage, retrieval, communication and optimal use of health-related data, information and knowledge. It addresses a wide range of the most essential and current areas of health informatics and is divided into seven sections.
Description : According to the Pew Foundation’s "Internet in American Life Study," over 60 million Americans per year use the Internet to search for health information. All those concerned with healthcare and how to obtain personally relevant medical information form a large additional target group Many Medical Informatics programs–both in the United States and abroad–include a course in Consumer Health Informatics as part of their curriculum. This book, designed for use in a classroom, will be the first textbook dedicated solely to the specific concerns of consumer health informatics Consumer Health Informatics is an interactive text; filled with case studies and discussion questions With international authorship and edited by five leaders in the field, Consumer Health Informatics has tapped some of the best resources in informatics today
Description : In this work, experts in technology, joined by clinicians, use diabetes - a costly, complex, and widespread disease that involves nearly every facet of the health care system - to examine the challenges of using the tools of information technology to improve patient care.
Description : A European wide survey on the EDUCTRA (Education and Training in Health Informatics) Concerted Action, was commenced in 1992 under the auspices of the AIM (Advanced Informatics in Medicine in Europe) programme. This book consists of four parts. The first chapter reproduces the original EC Recommendation and outlines the concerted European efforts in education and training in health telematics made by the European Commission, DG XIII Health Telematics office. The second part provides the general guidelines for European curricula in health informatics as they were developed and elaborated by the members of the EDUCTRA Concerned Action (1992-1994). The third part of this volume entails the detailed descriptions and applications of curricula in health informatics in European states. The fourth part consists of a glossary of terms and acronyms used in current research and practice of health informatics. The work provides a comprehensive overview of the current needs in health informatics in Europe but also the necessary guidelines, materials, tools and applications for improving education and training within the near future. Readers: medicine and health care professionals, administrators, health professionals, teachers and trainers. "The work provides not only a comprehensive overview of the current needs in health informatics in Europe, but also the necessary guidelines, materials, tools and applications for improving education and training within the near future." Health Informatics Europe, volume 3, no. 2, November 1995, p. 15
Description : The field of health informatics (or medical informatics as it is sometimes called) is still a relatively young one compared to other areas of biomedicine and the health sciences. Nevertheless, its impact on the quality and efficiency of healthcare is crucial. This second, extensively revised and updated edition of Health Informatics: An Overview includes new topics which address contemporary issues and challenges and shift the focus on the health problem space towards a computer perspective. An overview is provided of the health informatics discipline and the book is suitable for use as a basic text in both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Preparing students for practice as health professionals in any discipline, it deliberately avoids focusing on any one speciality. The publication is divided into six sections: an overview, basic concepts, applications supporting clinical practice, service delivery, management and clinical research and education. With contributions from many distinguished authors, this book is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals and students of health informatics alike.
Description : The first section of the book is the rotated list of all words occurring in any term naming any of the concept in the language. The second part is an alphabetic listing of each term, showing its broader and narrower terms from the levels of the hierarchy directly above or below the term. The final section, the hierachical display, shows all terms in all occurrences in any of the six broad classes into which we divided the language.
Description : "Health and medical informatics have grown out of the growing practice of applying the possibilities of information technologies to the field of healthcare. Mantas (Laboratory of Health Informatics, U. of Athens, Greece) presents 35 contributions, drawn from the Third European Conference on Health Telematics Education (1998), that cover both the implementation of informatics courses in certain countries, as well as certain applications and experiences. The contributions are organized into sections discussing health and medical informatics curriculum development; health and nursing informatics curriculum; health informatics training of healthcare professionals; simulation technologies; telematics technologies in education; knowledge-based approaches in education; and administrative and financial issues of implementation experiences. Also included are three keynote addresses."--Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Description : A more trusted environment for the management and use of health information would undoubtedly help to consolidate and accelerate the use of health informatics solutions as change mechanisms to drive the establishment and adoption of new models of care, as well as new technology-oriented healthcare processes.This book presents 35 papers from the Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2012), held in Sydney, Australia, in July and August 2012. The theme of the conference is 'Health Informatics - Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information', and emphasises the importance of assuring the integrity and security of health data and communications. The papers range from deeply theoretical to intensely practical, and address many elements of contemporary health informatics research endeavours, as well as peripheral, but related topics.Australian research, developments and implementations are at the forefront of e-health, and are the focus of much international attention. The Federal Government has invested in the building of a National Broadband Network, lead implementation sites, telehealth delivery and personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR), launched 30 days before the conference.This book will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, industry innovators and all those who share the desire to deliver better healthcare to all.
Description : Population Health Informatics addresses the growing opportunity to utilize technology to put into practice evidence-based solutions to improve population health outcomes across diverse settings. The book focuses on how to operationalize population informatics solutions to address important public health challenges impacting individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live. The book uniquely uses a practical, step-by-step approach to implement evidence-based, data- driven population informatics solutions.
Description : Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach was awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Informatics category. Get on the cutting edge of informatics with Health Informatics, An Interprofessional Approach. Covering a wide range of skills and systems, this unique title prepares you for work in today’s technology-filled clinical field. Topics include clinical decision support, clinical documentation, provider order entry systems, system implementation, adoption issues, and more. Case studies, abstracts, and discussion questions enhance your understanding of these crucial areas of the clinical space. 31 chapters written by field experts give you the most current and accurate information on continually evolving subjects like evidence-based practice, EHRs, PHRs, disaster recovery, and simulation. Case studies and attached discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage higher level thinking that you can apply to real world experiences. Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what each chapter will cover. Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter reinforces topics and expands on how the topic will continue to evolve. Open-ended discussion questions at the end of each chapter enhance your understanding of the subject covered.