Medical Informatics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Parry, David
IGI Global, Nov 30, 2008 - Medical - 428 pages

Women's health comprises a large range of activities including fertility and reproductive health and screening and treatment for gynecological conditions, with computer systems providing vital support.

Medical Informatics in Obstetrics and Gynecology provides industry knowledge and insight to challenges in the areas of informatics that are important to women's health. Covering topics such as ethical and legal issues, imaging and communication systems, and electronic health records, this Medical Information Science Reference publication provides medical libraries and researchers, as well as medical students, health technology specialists, and practicing physicians and nurses with unrivaled data on the role of technology in obstetrics and gynecology.


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The Ethical and Legal Issues
Coding and Messaging Systems for Womens Health Informatics
Womens Health Informatics in the Primary Care Setting
The Electronic Health Record to Support Womens Health
Imaging and Communication Systems in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Statistical Measures in Maternity Care
Building Knowledge in Maternal and Infant Care
Informatics Applications in Neonatology
Electronic Information Sources for Womens Health Knowledge for Professionals
Computerised Decision Support for Womens Health Informatics
Their Role in Health Informatics Implementation
Standardization in Health and Medical Informatics
Challenges and Approaches
eHealth Systems Their Use and Visions for the Future
The Competitive Forces Facing EHealth
Compilation of References

Computerizing the Cardiotogram CTG
Computer Assisted Cervical Cytology
Informatics and Ovarian Cancer Care
Perinatal Care Health Education
About the Contributors

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David Parry is a senior lecturer in the Auckland University of Technology School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences New Zealand. His PhD thesis was concerned with the use of fuzzy ontologies for medical information retrieval. He holds degrees from Imperial College and St. Bartholomew’s Medical College (London), Auckland University of Technology and the University of Otago (New Zealand). His research interests include internet-based knowledge management and the semantic web, health informatics, the use of radio frequency ID in healthcare and information retrieval.

Emma Parry (FRANZCOG CMFM) is a senior lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland. Her main interests over the last few years have been induction of labour rates and the techniques used to achieve labour induction. Her MD thesis is titled ‘Induction of Labour: How, Why and When?’. She has also been involved in looking at obstetricians views on induction of labour and caesarean section. She is a trained sub-specialist in maternal-fetal medicine. [Editor]

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