Developing Information Systems

Author: Tahir Ahmed
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
ISBN: 1780172451
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Electronic books

Systems development is the process of creating and maintaining information systems. This practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic and can also be used as a handy reference guide by those already working in the field. It is the only textbook that supports the BCS Certificate in Systems Development.

Health Informatics Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition

Author: Robert E. Hoyt
ISBN: 9781304791108
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Computers

Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of Information Technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references.

Health Informatics Sixth Edition Supplement Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals

Author: Ann K. Yoshihashi
ISBN: 9781365524806
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Genre: Science

Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Health and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition Supplement adds 3 new chapters. The supplement has learning objectives, case studies, recommended reading, future trends, key points, and references. Introduction to Data Science, provides a comprehensive overview with topics including databases, machine learning, big data and predictive analytics. Clinical Decision Support (CDS), covers current and salient aspects of CDS functionality, implementation, benefits, challenges and lessons learned. International Health Informatics, highlights the informatics initiatives of developed and developing countries on each continent. Available as a paperback and eBook. For more information about the textbook, visit For instructors, an Instructor Manual, PDF version and PowerPoint slides are available under the Instructor's tab.

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning

Author: Anita Cassidy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420048600
Release Date: 1998-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Today's technological advances are directly affecting the success of business tomorrow. With recent-- and continual--improvements in technology, many organizations are finding their information systems obsolete, and are having to take a close look at their current Information Systems and answer some tough questions, including: How well are our current Information Systems applications meeting the business needs today? How well can they meet the needs of our business tomorrow? Are we obtaining true value from the investments made in Information Systems? Are we integrating the Information Systems projects that provide the most value to business? What Information Systems mission, objectives, and strategies are necessary to successfully meet the business challenges of the future? A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning helps take the "guess work" out of evaluating current and future Information Systems, and provides the necessary tools for maximizing the investment made in new technology. This invaluable guide shows readers how to take advantage of the latest technology available in Information Systems planning, and how to develop a solid Information Systems plan that is directly linked to their business' goals. In an easy-to-follow, hands-on format, this complete reference describes a process for facilitating communication between business management and the Information Systems functions. Both Information Systems Executives and general business executives will find the information they need to develop a successful, value-added Information Systems plan. Readers will find a step-by-step approach to the process of developing an Information Systems plan that helps them gain a competitive edge well into the future.

Systems Approaches to Managing Change A Practical Guide

Author: Martin Reynolds
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848828098
Release Date: 2010-03-10
Genre: Computers

In a world of increasing complexity, instant information availability and constant flux, systems approaches provide the opportunity of a tangible anchor of purpose and iterate learning. The five approaches outlined in the book offer a range of interchangeable tools with rigorous frameworks of application tried and tested in the ‘real world’. The frameworks of each approach form a powerful toolkit to explore the dynamics of how societies emerge, how organisations create viability, how to facilitate chains of argument through causal mapping, how to embrace a multiplicity of perspectives identifying purposeful activity and how to look for the bigger picture across multiple disciplines. Systems Approaches offers an excellent first introduction for those seeking to understand what ‘systems thinking’ is all about as well as why the tools discussed herein should be applied to management and professional practice. This book provides a practical guide, and the chapters stand alone in explaining and developing each approach.

A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology

Author: Timothy M. Lionetti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441962573
Release Date: 2010-10-28
Genre: Psychology

Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the reader’s training, supervision, and experience by providing a framework for honing essential skills in the field. This reader-friendly, evidence-based text encourages the continuing development of expertise in communication and collaborative skills, diversity awareness, technical knowledge, and other domains critical to building and maintaining an ethical, meaningful practice. Each chapter in this must-have volume examines a core area of expertise in depth, and provides checklists (linked to competencies set out in NASP’s Blueprint III) and the Development and Enhancement of Competencies Assessment Form are included to enable readers to gain a more complete understanding of their professional strengths and needs. The skill sets covered include: Developing cross-cultural competencies. Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral problems. Assessing student skills using a variety of approaches. Preventing and intervening in crisis situations. Consulting with families, colleagues, and the community. Facilitating mental health services in the school setting. A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology provides an invaluable set of professional development tools for new practitioners and graduate students in school psychology.

A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security

Author: Steve Purser
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1580537030
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

This groundbreaking book helps you master the management of information security, concentrating on the recognition and resolution of the practical issues of developing and implementing IT security for the enterprise. Drawing upon the authors' wealth of valuable experience in high-risk commercial environments, the work focuses on the need to align the information security process as a whole with the requirements of the modern enterprise, which involves empowering business managers to manage information security-related risk. Throughout, the book places emphasis on the use of simple, pragmatic risk management as a tool for decision-making. The first book to cover the strategic issues of IT security, it helps you to: understand the difference between more theoretical treatments of information security and operational reality; learn how information security risk can be measured and subsequently managed; define and execute an information security strategy design and implement a security architecture; and ensure that limited resources are used optimally. Illustrated by practical examples, this topical volume reveals the current problem areas in IT security deployment and management. Moreover, it offers guidelines for writing scalable and flexible procedures for developing an IT security strategy and monitoring its implementation. You discover an approach for reducing complexity and risk, and find tips for building a successful team and managing communications issues within the organization. This essential resource provides practical insight into contradictions in the current approach to securing enterprise-wide IT infrastructures, recognizes the need to continually challenge dated concepts, demonstrates the necessity of using appropriate risk management techniques, and evaluates whether or not a given risk is acceptable in pursuit of future business opportunities.

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning Second Edition

Author: Anita Cassidy
Publisher: Auerbach Publications
ISBN: 0849350735
Release Date: 2005-10-14
Genre: Business & Economics

The foundation of a successful information systems strategic plan is the recognition that business direction and requirements must drive the IS strategy and computing architecture. A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning, Second Edition outlines a systematic approach to guide you through the development of an effective IS plan that is formulated from your company's business plan. This volume outlines a quick and easy approach with concepts, techniques, and templates for analyzing, organizing, communicating, and implementing an IS strategy. This approach unites an organization in a collaborative effort resulting in a solid direction that has the support of the entire organization. Establishing this direction cultivates the support of management, enabling necessary strategic IS investments. With a new look at the role of IS governance in strategic planning, this second edition reflects advances in technology and provides an improved and thorough planning methodology. The strategic planning process outlined in this book has been supplemented by lessons learned from applying the process in numerous companies, cultures, and environments.

Human Factors in Information Systems

Author: Jane M. Carey
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 0893916331
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Computers

The 21 chapters in this volume are presentations from the Second Symposium on Human Factors in Management Information Systems (MIS). The goal is to provide IS professionals and academics with a human factors orientation and practical guidelines relating to human factors issues. It is also intended as a textbook for graduate level students. The general introduction serves as a position treatise for the study of human factors in IS. The disciplines of computer science, information systems, human factors engineering, and human computer interaction are explored as contributing fields to human factors in IS.

Managing Information in Organizations

Author: Sharon A. Cox
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137316684
Release Date: 2014-05-07
Genre: Business & Economics

New core text for Managing Information modules examining the issue of information management from both a business and an IT perspective. Grounded in the theory, it takes a practical, problem-solving approach that provides students with tools and insights to understand how to formulate and implement information management strategies.

Electronic Health Records

Author: Margret Amatayakul
Publisher: Amer Health Information Management
ISBN: CHI:088471853
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

Revised and updated to include the latest trends and applications in electronic health records, the third edition of Margret K. Amatayakuls Electronic Health Records: A Practical Guide for Professionals and Organizations offers step-by-step guidelines for developing and implementing EHR strategies for healthcare organizations. New chapters include: Information Systems Theory and Life Cycle EHR Project Management EHR Bridge Strategies, Acute Care EHR Applications, Ambulatory Care EHR Applications Momentum for Health Information Exchange. New Appendixes include: Case studies: CPOE, PHR, Patient Education and References, Document Imaging for Clinician Access Practice briefs: Legal, Hybrid, Data Quality Management Model, EDMS This is the most important EHR resource for all health information management students and educators as well as for all healthcare professionals. Margret K. Amatayakul, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIT, CPEHR, FHIMSS, is president of Margret\A Consulting, LLC, specializing in computer-based patient records and HIM standards, including HIPAA. A leading authority on EHR strategies for healthcare organizations, she also serves as adjunct faculty with the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Developing Health Management Information Systems

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9290611650
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

This book is designed to be a quick-and-easy and user-friendly reference for HMIS development with focus on application. It provides a general overview of the principle steps and issues involved in the development of health management information systems. The simple and direct approach together with worksheets enable staff to follow the steps systematically. This guide will be of interest to information staff and health managers at national provincial and even district levels who are actively involved in the development of HMIS and decision-makers who do not have in-depth background on HMIS but need to have a general overview of HIS components so that they can oversee its development over time.

How to Set Up Information Systems

Author: Simon Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136563928
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

This introductory user's guide to systems analysis and systems design focuses on building sustainable information systems to meet tomorrow's needs. It shows how practitioners can apply multiple participatory perspectives in development, so as to avoid future problems. As a practical guide, it is presented to be readily comprehensible and is organized to enable users to concentrate on their goals efficiently, and with minimum theoretical elaboration. The chapters follow the sequence involved in planning an information system, explaining key words, the time involved in each step, ending with a tutorial or exercises.

Guide to Software Development

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447123002
Release Date: 2012-01-02
Genre: Computers

This book addresses how best to make build vs. buy decisions, and what effect such decisions have on the software development life cycle (SDLC). Offering an integrated approach that includes important management and decision practices, the text explains how to create successful solutions that fit user and customer needs, by mixing different SDLC methodologies. Features: provides concrete examples and effective case studies; focuses on the skills and insights that distinguish successful software implementations; covers management issues as well as technical considerations, including how to deal with political and cultural realities in organizations; identifies many new alternatives for how to manage and model a system using sophisticated analysis tools and advanced management practices; emphasizes how and when professionals can best apply these tools and practices, and what benefits can be derived from their application; discusses searching for vendor solutions, and vendor contract considerations.