Medical Informatics: Practical Guide for the Healthcare Professional 2007

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Lulu.com, 2007 - Medical - 247 pages
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This book is directed towards healthcare and technology professionals who want an introduction and a useful resource for understanding the rapidly evolving field of Medical Informatics and its integral role in healthcare. Topics covered: - Overview of Medical Informatics - Electronic Health Records - Interoperability - Patient informatics - Online Medical Resources - Search Engines - Mobile Technology - Evidence Based Medicine - Clinical Practice Guidelines - Disease Management and Disease Registries - Pay For Performance - Patient Safety - Electronic Prescribing - Telemedicine - Picture Archiving and Communication Systems - Bioinformatics - Public Health Informatics - E-Research - Emerging Trends
  

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Contents

Overview of Medical Informatics
7
Background
8
Historical highlights
10
Key players
12
Academic Private and Governmental Influences
15
Barriers to Health Information Technology adoption
18
Medical Informatics programs
20
Medical Informatics organizations
21
Conclusion
141
Clinical Practice Guidelines
143
Clinical practice guidelines in electronic formats
147
CPG resources
149
Conclusion
150
Disease Management and Disease Registries
152
Disease registries
156
Conclusion
160

Careers
22
Resources
23
Electronic Health Records
26
Why do we need an electronic health record?
28
Electronic Health Record key components
32
Clinical decision support
33
Computerized physician order entry
36
Electronic health record examples
37
Examples of EHR successes and failures
41
Barriers to EHR adoption
42
Practical tips to selecting an electronic health record
44
Conclusion
47
Interoperability
52
Regional Health Information Organizations RHIOs
53
Data standards
59
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
63
Conclusion
66
Patient Informatics
69
The Internet for patient medical information
70
Patient web portals
73
Personal health records
75
Secure patientphysician email and evisits
78
Conclusion
80
Online Medical Resources
84
Free commercial medical web sites
88
Subscription resources
90
Conclusion
94
References
95
Search Engines
97
Google
98
Other search engines
100
PubMed
102
Conclusion
108
References
109
Mobile Technology
110
Basic PDA functions
112
Medical PDA programs
114
PDA resources
128
Conclusion
129
Evidence Based Medicine
131
Why is EBM Important?
133
The evidence pyramid
134
The number needed to treat
136
Limitations of the medical literature and EBM
137
EBM resources
139
Pay for Performance
162
Pay for performance projects
165
Pay for performance concerns and limitations
168
Conclusion
170
Patient Safety
172
United States report card
173
Barriers to improving patient safety through technology
176
Information technology related to patient safety
178
Conclusion
183
References
184
Electronic Prescribing
187
EPrescribing studies and projects
191
EPrescribing obstacles and issues
193
References
194
Telemedicine
196
Traditional Telemedicine
197
Telerounding
199
Telemonitoring
200
Telemanagement
201
Telemedicine projects
202
Barriers to Telemedicine
204
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
207
PACS basics
208
PACS advantages and disadvantages
210
Conclusion
211
Bioinformatics
213
Bioinformatics programs
214
Conclusion
217
References
218
Public Health Informatics
219
The Public Health Information Network
220
Surveillance
221
Conclusion
223
EResearch
225
Ecollaboration
226
Eforms
228
Conclusion
230
Emerging Trends
232
What do the experts predict?
233
Emerging trends
234
Conclusion
240
References
241
Index
243
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Robert E. Hoyt (Ph.D. and M.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and has been a faculty member at UGA since 1988. He also studied as an ITT International Fellow for one year at the UniversitAt zu KAln in Cologne, Germany. In 1995 he was the Fulbright Visiting Professor of Risk Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WirtschaftsuniversitAt Wien). Prof. Hoyt teaches corporate risk management, risk theory, and insurer operations and serves as the Department Head for Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate. In 1993 he received the Richard B. Russell Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and in 1994 he was honored as the Terry College Distinguished Teacher. He was appointed to the UGA Teaching Academy in 2001.

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