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Health Informatics by
Publication Date: 2012-06-29
Health informatics (HI) and technology play a major role in health care including empowering patients, shortening waiting lists and improving treatment efficiency. This ebook contains a range of material by HI experts on the latest developments. It includes articles on robotic surgery, on how technology can support people in their own homes, and on how electronic systems can help reduce risk of medical error. Readers do not require a detailed understanding of health care or health informatics.
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Consumer Health Informatics by
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Edited by five leaders in the field of health informatics, Consumer Health Informatics explores all aspects of this evolving science. This comprehensive volume will be an indispensable tool for both professionals and students as it details the broad scope of consumer health informatics and its impact on todays progressive and ever-changing world of health care. The inclusion of several case studies serves to examine pertinent topics, namely computer-based information for cancer; National Library of Medicine initiatives; and web-based patient preferences and utilities. Designed for use by medical IT specialists, physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and professors and students of medical informatics, the books chapter highlights include patient empowerment; frameworks and models for health behavior change and patient education; patient to patient communication; patient to provider communication; privacy and confidentiality; ethical issues; evaluation methods, and more.
Clinical Research Informatics by
Publication Date: 2012-02-15
The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of clinical research (types), activities, and areas where informatics and IT could fit into various activities and business practices. This book will introduce and apply informatics concepts only as they have particular relevance to clinical research settings.