Health Informatics

Author: Evelyn J. S. Hovenga
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781607500926
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Computers

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.

Health and Medical Informatics Education in Europe

Author: John Mantas
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 427490329X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Health services administration

"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 (

Evaluation Methods in Biomedical Informatics

Author: Charles P. Friedman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387258892
Release Date: 2005-10-20
Genre: Medical

Heavily updated and revised from the successful first edition Appeals to a wide range of informatics professionals, from students to on-site medical information system administrators Includes case studies and real world system evaluations References and self-tests for feedback and motivation after each chapter Great for teaching purposes, the book is recommended for courses offered at universities such as Columbia University Precise definition and use of terms

Biomedical Informatics

Author: Edward H. Shortliffe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781447144748
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Genre: Medical

The practice of modern medicine and biomedical research requires sophisticated information technologies with which to manage patient information, plan diagnostic procedures, interpret laboratory results, and carry out investigations. Biomedical Informatics provides both a conceptual framework and a practical inspiration for this swiftly emerging scientific discipline at the intersection of computer science, decision science, information science, cognitive science, and biomedicine. Now revised and in its third edition, this text meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field. Authored by leaders in medical informatics and extensively tested in their courses, the chapters in this volume constitute an effective textbook for students of medical informatics and its areas of application. The book is also a useful reference work for individual readers needing to understand the role that computers can play in the provision of clinical services and the pursuit of biological questions. The volume is organized so as first to explain basic concepts and then to illustrate them with specific systems and technologies.

Medical Informatics

Author: Edward Hance Shortliffe
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 0387984720
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Computers

Inspired by a Stamford University training program developed to introduce health professional to computer applications in medical care, "Medical Informatics" provides practitioners, researchers and students with a comprehensive introduction to key topics in computers and medicine.

Advances in Medical Informatics

Author: J. M. Noothoven van Goor
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9051990588
Release Date: 1992-01
Genre: Medical

Numerous experts in hospitals, universities, research institutes, industry and health agencies responded to the call of the commission of the European Communities for project proposals in the field of research and development of medical informatics, the AIM Exploratory Action. AIM is the acronym for Advanced Informatics in Medicine. The main objective of the AIM Programme is to further the usage of information technology and telecommunications in health care in the Community.

Medical Informatics An Exploration

Author: Simita Mishrakailash Chandra Mishra
Publisher: ICFAI Books
ISBN: 9788131403785
Release Date: 2006-07-26

These days, medical science, coupled with the latest technology, can throw up infinite conveniences for both the doctor examining a patient and the latter s diagnosis and treatment. So, if a patient s data is evaluated well, it can lead to a better unders

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

Author: Moya Conrick
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 0170127311
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Information storage and retrieval systems

Discusses health information systems and contains diverse case studies and stories from policy makers, managers, academics, clinicians and those working in outback clinics.

Ethical Legal and Social Issues in Medical Informatics

Author: Duquenoy, Penny
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599047829
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Computers

The utilization of information and communication technologies in almost all spheres of modern society has changed the social picture in significant ways while simultaneously leading to tensions with regard to traditional ethical and legal practices—particularly given the global context of its application. Where these technologies impact on the practice and implementation of healthcare, it is vital to recognize the extent and nature of the ethical and social impact both at the level of professional practice and the patient. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medical Informatics presents a fundamental compendium of research on the ethical, social, and legal issues facing the healthcare industry as it adopts information technologies to provide fast, efficient, and cost effective healthcare. An essential resource for every reference library, this comprehensive book offers a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing from the expertise of a wide variety of global industries including law, ethics, medicine, philosophy, and computer science.

Methods in Medical Informatics

Author: Jules J. Berman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439841845
Release Date: 2010-09-22
Genre: Mathematics

Too often, healthcare workers are led to believe that medical informatics is a complex field that can only be mastered by teams of professional programmers. This is simply not the case. With just a few dozen simple algorithms, easily implemented with open source programming languages, you can fully utilize the medical information contained in clinical and research datasets. The common computational tasks of medical informatics are accessible to anyone willing to learn the basics. Methods in Medical Informatics: Fundamentals of Healthcare Programming in Perl, Python, and Ruby demonstrates that biomedical professionals with fundamental programming knowledge can master any kind of data collection. Providing you with access to data, nomenclatures, and programming scripts and languages that are all free and publicly available, this book — Describes the structure of data sources used, with instructions for downloading Includes a clearly written explanation of each algorithm Offers equivalent scripts in Perl, Python, and Ruby, for each algorithm Shows how to write short, quickly learned scripts, using a minimal selection of commands Teaches basic informatics methods for retrieving, organizing, merging, and analyzing data sources Provides case studies that detail the kinds of questions that biomedical scientists can ask and answer with public data and an open source programming language Requiring no more than a working knowledge of Perl, Python, or Ruby, Methods in Medical Informatics will have you writing powerful programs in just a few minutes. Within its chapters, you will find descriptions of the basic methods and implementations needed to complete many of the projects you will encounter in your biomedical career.

Consumer Health Informatics

Author: Deborah Lewis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038723991X
Release Date: 2005-03-22
Genre: Medical

Edited by five leaders in the field, this comprehensive volume details the broad scope of consumer health informatics and its impact on today's progressive and ever-changing world of health care. Explores all aspects of this evolving science.

Health Informatics

Author: Ramona Nelson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323100953
Release Date: 2013-06-14
Genre: Medical

Covering a range of skills and systems, this title prepares you for work in technology-filled clinical field. It includes topics such as clinical decision support, clinical documentation, provider order entry systems, system implementation, adoption issues, and more.