Handbook of medical informatics

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Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum, 1997 - Computers - 621 pages
The purpose of the Handbook is to provide a systematic overview of medical informatics for medical students and nursing students, for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, and for students in other areas, such as informatics and computer science. The handbook has been organized systematically. The 37 chapters are grouped into three main clusters that are subdivided into nine parts: the first cluster deals with data: 1) The transformation from data into information. 2) The processing and storage of data in computers. 3) The acquisition of data from patients. The second cluster describes the different types of systems in medicine and health care: 4) Patient-centered information systems. 5) Systems for knowledge and decision support. 6) Systems that are used to support institutions such as hospitals. The third cluster pertains to methodological aspects of medical informatics and is intended to be used for more advanced or specialized education. The third cluster contains: 7) The methodology for information processing. 8) The methodology for information systems. 9) Medical informatics as aprofession and academic discipline.

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Systematization of Computer Applications
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