Person-Centered Health Records: Toward HealthePeople

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James E. Demetriades, Robert M. Kolodner, Gary A. Christopherson
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 3, 2005 - Medical - 279 pages
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Person-Centered Health Records: Toward HealthePeople provides essential information on person-centered healthcare systems that will serve individuals throughout their lifetime, enabling a new approach to wellness that goes far beyond outpatient visits to the physician’s office or hospitalizations. These health systems represent a profound transformation from the present healthcare system because they will enable individuals to protect and promote their own personal health. The center of the healthcare system will be those individuals – not the entities such as hospitals or physician groups. And the circle will encompass the full range of activities that contribute to wellness and to fighting disease – not just those services traditionally defined as "healthcare."

The book consists of three important sections. Section I addresses how the new person-centered system will change the way individuals care for their own health, giving them health records that accompany them throughout their lives, across the full range of experiences that affect their health. Section II lays out considerations involved in building new systems, including the need to address human factors such as control and ownership and the difficulties involved in relearning and learning to function in changed workflow environments. The third section focuses on approaches to transformation including focuses on delivering change, open source health systems, critical standards convergence, and person-centered systems now in place outside the United States. Chapter highlights include Clinical Impact, Human Factors, Health Security and Privacy, Critical Standards Convergence, and much more.

To represent the book’s depth and breadth, the editors have brought together contributors from varied health care sectors in the United States and elsewhere – public and private, not-for-profit and for-profit – to explicate the concept of the electronic health record and to define the technological enablers that can make it a reality. The editors describe the concept involved in transformation, define the architectural issues and tools involved in building new person-centered systems, and describe the approaches that make it possible to integrate concept, architecture, and tools into person-centered health systems. Person-Centered Health Records: Toward HealthePeople is a must-have for those with an interest in person-centered health systems that can be built using the Web and Web-based tools. Both business and technical leaders will benefit from reading this book.

  

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Contents

Inverted Perspectives Triggering Change
3
A Window of Opportunity
12
HealthePeople PersonCentered OutcomesDriven Virtual Health Systems
21
The Value of Electronic Health Records
39
Personal Outcomes in Health Care
55
Human Factors Changing Systems Changing Behaviors
60
BUILDING THE FUTURE ESSENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODOLOGIES
71
Laying the Foundations Information Architecture for HealthePeople
73
HealthePeople Security Architecture
147
Open Source Health Systems
169
Critical Standards Convergence
186
BEING IN THE FUTURE CASE STUDIES
199
A European Perspective on the Cultural and Political Context for Deploying the Electronic Health Record
201
Convergence Toward the PanCanadian Electronic Health Record
221
HealthConnect A Health Information Network for All Australians
242
The Veterans Health Administration Quality Value Accountability and Information as Transforming Strategies
259

Critical Areas of Standardization
89
The Role of Terminology in Future Health Information Systems
104
Modeling for Health Care
125

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