As the influence and reach of technology grow, the world becomes increasingly connected. What happens in one system finance, research, infrastructure, manufacturing, supply chain, and many more can have a significant impact on the outcomes and activities in other systems. Healthcare is no exception. Connecting all of these systems is vital in order to properly support clinical care. Health informatics has the potential to align these interlocking systems in a way that transforms healthcare delivery and clinical decision-making to optimize overall system performance. Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective 2nd edition (PDF) takes a systems approach to leveraging information in healthcare and enhancing providers capabilities through the use of knowledge transfer and technology.
The ebook offers a conceptual framework for aligning clinical decision processes with system infrastructures, including organizational design, information technology, financing, and evaluation. The ebook’s contributors—all leading academics and healthcare practitioners—balance theoretical viewpoints with practical considerations. Case studies and informative sidebars support the latest theory with real-world applications, while key concepts, learning objectives, and discussion questions facilitate learning and reinforce content. A glossary which defines the main concepts and key terminologies presented in the textbook provides a useful overview of the material. Thoroughly updated and revised, the 2nd edition includes 3 new chapters on information systems in relation to global health systems, population health, and alternative financial mechanisms and their compatibility with innovative delivery models.
Additional topics include: Knowledge-based decision-making, the role of human resources and information technology in healthcare, transforming clinical work processes, precision medicine, nursing informatics, data and information security. An essential resource for medical students and practicing managers alike, Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective 2e explains how information technology can enable the transformation of health organizations to improve not only the quality of healthcare but also the health of populations and individuals.