Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1640550056


Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1640550056

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  • Publisher: Health Administration Press; 2nd edition (October 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • 418 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1640550054
  • ISBN-13: 978-1640550056


As the reach and influence of technology grow, the world becomes increasingly connected. What happens in one system—finance, manufacturing, research, infrastructure, supply chain, and many more—can have a significant impact on the activities and outcomes 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 clinical decision-making and healthcare delivery to optimize overall system performance.
Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective takes a systems approach to leveraging information in healthcare and enhancing providers’ capabilities through the use of technology and knowledge transfer. The book offers a conceptual framework for aligning clinical decision processes with system infrastructures, including information technology, organizational design, financing, and evaluation.
The book’s contributors—all leading academics and healthcare practitioners—balance theoretical viewpoints with practical considerations. Case studies and informative sidebars support theory with real-world applications, while learning objectives, key concepts, and discussion questions facilitate learning and reinforce content. A glossary, which defines the main concepts and key terminologies presented in the text, provides a useful overview of the material.
Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition includes three new chapters on information systems in relation to population health, global health systems, and alternative financial mechanisms and their compatibility with innovative delivery models. Additional topics include:

The role of human resources and information technology in healthcareKnowledge-based decision-makingTransforming clinical work processesNursing informaticsPrecision medicineData and information securityAn essential resource for students and practicing managers alike, Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective explains how information technology can enable the transformation of health organizations to improve not only the quality of healthcare, but also the health of individuals and populations.

Gordon D. Brown, PhD, is professor emeritus in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where he served as department chair for 28 years. He has worked as a consultant on health system development and global health systems and as a scientist for the World Health Organization. Dr. Brown was also chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Management Education and a founding director and faculty member of the National Center for Managed Health Care Administration. He is the author of numerous articles and books. He has held faculty appointments at the Pennsylvania State University and the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. He earned his MHA and PhD degrees from the University of Iowa.

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