Gordon D. Brown, Kalyan S. Pasupathy, Timothy B. Patrick
Health Administration Press; 2nd edition
The global community is getting closer together as a direct result of the expanding power and scope of modern technologies. The outcomes and actions in one system can have a considerable influence on the outcomes and activities in other systems, particularly in the areas of finance, research, infrastructure, manufacturing, and supply chain, among many others. The field of medicine is not an exception. It is absolutely necessary to link all of these systems together in order to provide clinical treatment in an effective manner. The field of health informatics has the ability to coordinate these interlocking systems in a way that will alter the delivery of medical treatment as well as clinical decision-making in order to improve the overall performance of the system. Utilizing Information in Healthcare and Enhancing Provider Capabilities Through the Use of Knowledge Transfer and Technology is the Focus of the 2nd Edition of Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective (PDF). This book offers a systems approach to achieving these goals.
This e-book presents a conceptual framework for integrating clinical decision-making processes with system infrastructures, such as organizational design, information technology, financing, and evaluation. The contributors to the ebook, who are all prominent members of the academic community and the medical community, strike a balance between theoretical perspectives and practical issues. Case studies and insightful sidebars are included to back up the most recent theory with real-world applications. Key concepts, learning objectives, and discussion questions are also included to promote learning and reinforce content. It is helpful to have an overview of the material in the form of a glossary because it defines the fundamental ideas and terminology that are discussed in the textbook. The second version has been completely modernized as well as edited, and it has three brand new chapters on information systems in relation to global health systems, population health, and alternative financing mechanisms and their compatibility with novel delivery models.
Additional topics covered will include: precision medicine; nursing informatics; data and information security; knowledge-based decision-making; the role of human resources and information technology in healthcare; transforming clinical work processes; and data and information security. An vital resource for both medical students and managers who are already in practice; An Overview of the Systems Approach to Health Informatics This chapter illustrates how information technology can make it possible for health organizations to undergo transformations that not only improve the overall quality of medical care but also the overall health of populations and people.