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Health Informatics

An Interprofessional Approach

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.

Paperback, 560 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10095-3


  • Unit 1: Background and Foundational Information

    1. Introduction: The Evolution of Health Informatics
    2. Theoretical Foundations of Health informatics
    3. Evidence-Based Practice and Informatics
    4. Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, and Practice-Based Evidence
    5. Program Evaluation and Research Techniques
    6. Unit 2: Information Systems in Health Care Delivery

    7. Electronic Health Records and Applications for Managing Patient Care
    8. Applications for Managing Institutions Delivering Healthcare
    9. Telehealth and Applications for Delivering Care at a Distance
    10. Home Health and Related Community-Based Systems
    11. Clinical Decision Support Systems in Healthcare
    12. Public Health Informatics
    13. Technical Infrastructure to Support Healthcare
    14. Unit 3: Participatory Health Care Informatics and Health Care on the Internet

    15. The Evolving ePatient
    16. Social Networking and Other Web-Based Applications in Healthcare
    17. Personal Health Records (PHRs)
    18. Unit 4: Project Management Tools and Procedures

    19. Identifying and Selecting an Information System Solution
    20. Implementing and Upgrading an Information System Solution
    21. Health System Downtime and Disaster Recovery
    22. Unit 5: Quality, Usability and Standards in Informatics

    23. Privacy, Confidentiality, Security and Safety
    24. Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives in Informatics
    25. Improving the User Experience for Health Information Technology Products
    26. Standards
    27. Unit 6: Governance and Organizational Structures for Informatics

    28. Health IT Governance
    29. Legal Issues, Federal Regulations and Accreditation
    30. Health Policy and Informatics
    31. Unit 7: Education and Informatics

    32. Informatics in the Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals
    33. Distance Education: Applications, Techniques and Issues
    34. Information Systems and Technical Tools in Healthcare Education
    35. Simulation in Healthcare Education
    36. Unit 8: International Informatics Efforts

    37. International Efforts, Issues, and Innovations

    Unit 9: The Present and Future

      31.  Future Directions and Future Research in Health Informatics


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