Clinical Informatics Literacy: 5000 Concepts That Every Informatician Should Know is about all aspects of clinical informatics, a subset of the larger field of biomedical informatics. Clinical Informatics is an applied field that exists at the intersection of the fields of medicine, computer science, information science, anthropology, human factors engineering, cognitive psychology and health services research. As such informaticians are required to have an extremely broad understanding of a considerable swath of the fields at the heart of the health-oriented knowledge economy.
The author has collected and explained each one of the relevant concepts during his experience of 27 years working with many of the leaders in the field of clinical informatics at several of the leading academic healthcare institutions around the USA. The author’s experience and his didactic approach make this book an essential source of information for all participants in the clinical informatics field.
- Provides fundamental concepts to explain the field of clinical informatics
- Offers a didactic organization with concepts divided in 75 categories—each category consists of a brief overview that contextualizes key concepts
- Offers a wide view of the field and prepares the readers for the clinical informatics board-certification exam
- Features input from a recognized leader in the field with over 27 years of experience
Graduate students engaged in clinical informatics programs; clinicians and physicians interested in informatics applied to health improvement; candidates to obtain board certification on clinical informatics
The concepts are divided in 8 great categories:
Hardware and Software Computing Infrastructure
Clinical Content; Human-Computer Interface
Workflow and Communication
Internal Organizational Policies, Procedures, and Culture; External Rules, Regulations, and Pressures
System Measurement and Monitoring
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- © Academic Press 2017
- 28th July 2017
- Academic Press
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The author received his PhD in Medical Informatics in 1988 working under the direction of Reed M. Gardner, PhD at the University of Utah. Over the past 27 years, he has worked with many of the leaders in the field of clinical informatics at several of the leading academic healthcare institutions around the United States of America. He has been a member of the American College of Medical Informatics since 1992. The author has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications on various aspects of clinical informatics.
PhD – Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas, Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, USA