Health Information Systems: Architectures and Strategies

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 18, 2011 - Medical - 340 pages
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Previously published as Strategic Information Management in Hospitals; An Introduction to Hospital Information Systems, Health Information Systems Architectures and Strategies is a definitive volume written by four authoritative voices in medical informatics. Illustrating the importance of hospital information management in delivering high quality health care at the lowest possible cost, this book provides the essential resources needed by the medical informatics specialist to understand and successfully manage the complex nature of hospital information systems. Author of the first edition's Foreword, Reed M. Gardner, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics, University of Utah and LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, applauded the text's focus on the underlying administrative systems that are in place in hospitals throughout the world. He wrote, "These challenging systems that acquire, process and manage the patient's clinical information. Hospital information systems provide a major part of the information needed by those paying for health care." their components; health information systems; architectures of hospital information systems; and organizational structures for information management.
 

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It is an excellent read especially for information professionals involved with Health Information Systems.

Contents

Introduction
1
Health Institutions and Information Processing
3
Information System Basics
25
Health Information Systems
33
Modeling Health Information Systems
43
Architecture of Hospital Information Systems
75
Specific Aspects for Architectures of Transinstitutional Health Information Systems
185
Quality of Health Information Systems
201
Strategic Information Management in Hospitals
237
Strategic Information Management in Health Care Networks
283
Final Remarks
291
Thesaurus
293
Recommended Further Readings
327
Index
331
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