Health Management Information Systems: A Handbook for Decision Makers

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Dec 1, 1999 - Medical - 345 pages
This comprehensive text is aimed at both practitioners and students, and it relates to systems and management theories to applications found in health settings, and compares the best of international practice. It sets out the basic principles of health management information systems, and illustrates them with examples and case studies from a wide range of health care applications and from a number of different countries, including the USA, the UK, Germany and Australia.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Overview of Health Management Information Systems
7
The Strategic Planning of Health Information Systems
48
Corporate Information Systems in Health Care Organizations
89
Primary Health Care
127
Acute Care Health Management Information Systems
167
Data Communications in Health Care
211
Data Protection and the Health Consumer
251
Intelligent Applications of Health Information Systems
292
Bibliography
330
Subject Index
341
Back cover
349
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An academic and consultant with an international reputation, Jack Smith has a Masters degree from the University of Sussex and a PhD from USAC, Arizona. Currently an international consultant to the Integrated Community Health Services Project in the Philippines (a major health initiative funded by the Asian Development Bank) he has worked previously in Australia as Assistant Secretary of the Northern Territory Department of Health and as a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University.

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