Health Information and Health Reform: Understanding the Need for a National Health Information System

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Wiley, Jun 2, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 360 pages
A comprehensive study of how the problems underlying today's health care crisis can be solved through information technology, and how the same technology can be used to prevent future crisis. The author uses a systems approach to make the vital connection between the problems of the health care system, the solutions, and the need to move the system into the information age. She also shows how information technology can be most effective if it is shaped by the professionals it serves.

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A Crisis of Mission
A Systematic Appraisal
Nine Critical Questions

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About the author (1994)

KAREN DUNCAN is a management consultant on information systems in health care and author or editor of many papers, reports, and books, including A History of Medical Informatics (1990). She also has been an associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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