Health Informatics

Health Informatics

An Interprofessional Approach

2nd Edition - December 8, 2016
  • Authors: Ramona Nelson, Nancy Staggers
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323402316
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323402255
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323848343

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Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology category. See how information technology intersects with health care! Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd Edition prepares you for success in today’s technology-filled healthcare practice. Concise coverage includes information systems and applications such as electronic health records, clinical decision support, telehealth, ePatients, and social media tools, as well as system implementation. New to this edition are topics including data science and analytics, mHealth, principles of project management, and contract negotiations. Written by expert informatics educators Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers, this edition enhances the book that won a 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award!

Key Features

  • Experts from a wide range of health disciplines cover the latest on the interprofessional aspects of informatics — a key Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative and a growing specialty area in nursing.
  • Case studies encourage higher-level thinking about how concepts apply to real-world nursing practice.
  • Discussion questions challenge you to think critically and to visualize the future of health informatics.
  • Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what you will learn.
  • Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter describes how informatics will continue to evolve as healthcare moves to an interprofessional foundation.

Table of Contents

  • Unit 1: Foundational Information in Health Informatics 
    1. Health Informatics: Introduction, Definition and Significance
    2. Theoretical Foundations of Health Informatics
    3. Use of Evidence Based Practice and Practice Based Evidence in Health Informatics
    4. Models, Theories and Research for Program Evaluation  
    5. Technical Infrastructure to Support Healthcare
    Unit 2: Information Systems and Applications For the Delivery of Health Care
    6. Electronic Health Records and Applications for Managing Patient Care
    7. Administrative Application in Healthcare
    8. Telehealth and Applications for Delivering Care at a Distance
    9. Home Health and Related Community Based Systems
    10. Clinical Decision Support Systems in Healthcare
    11. Public Health Informatics
    Unit 3: Participatory Health Care Informatics
    12. The Engaged ePatient 
    13. Social Media Tools for Practice and Education
    14. Personal Health Records
    15. mHealth – The Intersection of Mobile Technology and Health  NEW!
    Unit 4: Managing the Life Cycle of a Health Information System
    16. Strategic Planning and Selecting an Information System
    17. Project Management Principles for Health Informatics  NEW!
    18. Contract Negotiations and Software Licensing  NEW!
    19. Implementing and Upgrading an Information System
    20. Downtime and Disaster Recovery for Health Information Systems
    Unit 5: Usability, Standards, Safety and Analytics in Health Informatics
    21. Improving the User Experience for Health Information Technology
    22. Informatics Related Standards and Standards and Standard Setting Organizations
    23. Data Science and Analytics in Healthcare  NEW!
    24. Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives in Health Informatics
    Unit 6: Governance Structures, Legal, and Regulatory Issues in Health Informatics
    25. Legal Issues, Federal Regulations, and Accreditation  NEW!
    26. Privacy and Security
    27. The Health Information Technology for Education and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Meaningful Use (MU) and Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)  NEW!
    28. Health Policy and Informatics
    29. Health Information Technology Governance
    Unit 7: Education and Health Informatics
    30. Informatics in the Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals
    31. Distributive Education: Applications, Techniques and Issues
    32. Informatics Tools for Educating Health Professionals
    33. Simulation in Healthcare Education
    Unit 8: International Health Informatics Efforts
    34. International Efforts, Issues and Innovations
    Unit 9: Exploring the Past and the Future
    35. The Evolving History of Health Informatics
    36. Future Directions and Future Research in Health Informatics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 678
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2017
  • Published: December 8, 2016
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323402316
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323402255
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323848343

About the Authors

Ramona Nelson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania President, Ramona Nelson Consulting Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Nancy Staggers

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Informatics School of Nursing University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland and Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing and Department of Biomedical Informatics University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah