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Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach was awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Informatics category. Get on the cutting edge of informatics with Health Informatics, An Interprofessional Approach. Covering a wide range of skills and systems, this unique title prepares you for work in today’s technology-filled clinical field. Topics include clinical decision support, clinical documentation, provider order entry systems, system implementation, adoption issues, and more. Case studies, abstracts, and discussion questions enhance your understanding of these crucial areas of the clinical space.

    • 31 chapters written by field experts give you the most current and accurate information on continually evolving subjects like evidence-based practice, EHRs, PHRs, disaster recovery, and simulation.
    • Case studies and attached discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage higher level thinking that you can apply to real world experiences.
    • Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what each chapter will cover.
    • Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter reinforces topics and expands on how the topic will continue to evolve.
    • Open-ended discussion questions at the end of each chapter enhance your understanding of the subject covered.

    Unit 1: Background and Foundational Information

      • Introduction: The Evolution of Health Informatics

      • Theoretical Foundations of Health informatics

      • Evidence-Based Practice and Informatics

      • Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, and Practice-Based Evidence

      • Program Evaluation and Research Techniques

      Unit 2: Information Systems in Health Care Delivery

      • Electronic Health Records and Applications for Managing Patient Care

      • Applications for Managing Institutions Delivering Healthcare

      • Telehealth and Applications for Delivering Care at a Distance

      • Home Health and Related Community-Based Systems

      • Clinical Decision Support Systems in Healthcare

      • Public Health Informatics

      • Technical Infrastructure to Support Healthcare

      Unit 3: Participatory Health Care Informatics and Health Care on the Internet

      • The Evolving ePatient

      • Social Networking and Other Web-Based Applications in Healthcare

      • Personal Health Records (PHRs)

      Unit 4: Project Management Tools and Procedures

      • Identifying and Selecting an Information System Solution

      • Implementing and Upgrading an Information System Solution

      • Health System Downtime and Disaster Recovery

      Unit 5: Quality, Usability and Standards in Informatics

      • Privacy, Confidentiality, Security and Safety

      • Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives in Informatics

      • Improving the User Experience for Health Information Technology Products

      • Standards

      Unit 6: Governance and Organizational Structures for Informatics

      • Health IT Governance

      • Legal Issues, Federal Regulations and Accreditation

      • Health Policy and Informatics

      Unit 7: Education and Informatics

      • Informatics in the Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals

      • Distance Education: Applications, Techniques and Issues

      • Information Systems and Technical Tools in Healthcare Education

      • Simulation in Healthcare Education

      Unit 8: International Informatics Efforts

      • International Efforts, Issues, and Innovations

      Unit 9: The Present and Future

        31.  Future Directions and Future Research in Health Informatics

      Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Professor Emerita
      Slippery Rock University
      Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
      President, Ramona Nelson Consulting
      Allison Park, Pennsylvania and Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Informatics
      School of Nursing
      University of Maryland
      Baltimore, Maryland and
      Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing and
      Department of Biomedical Informatics
      University of Utah
      Salt Lake City, Utah


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