Behavioral Healthcare Informatics / Edition 1

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Behavioral Health Care Informatics is an essential resource for clinicians, executives, information technology officers, and consumers, as well as students and faculty in psychiatry, psychology, and social work who need to know what is possible today and what lies ahead as technology and behavioral health care converge. Covering a full range of areas from technology infrastructures to organizational issues, this book fills the void this discipline has endured by detailing how to improve information systems and facilitate the transformation of data into knowledge, allowing information to be organized and useful.

Edited by leaders in the field of managed healthcare, quality improvement, psychiatry, management, and informatics, this book is a "must read" in the field of health informatics and should be a reference book for any personal, public, or educational library.

The book is divided into sections serving as "modules" for the reader. Topics include:

-Emerging clinical technologies in psychotherapy and medication and care management

-The impact of technology on quality in both the public and private sectors

-Behavioral health consumerism and the Internet

-Organizational aspects of implementing informatics

-Managing clinical care in a pervasive computing environment

Naakesh A. Dewan, M.D., is Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Quality Innovations and Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. A noted scholar, consultant, and executive in the field of behavioral health informatics and quality improvement, Dr. Dewan has implemented and overseen informatics-based quality improvement systems in more than 150 hospitals and managed care organizations in his career. Dr. Dewan is also the founding editor for iMcKesson’s patient education software the "Behavioral Health Advisor," and sits on the board of IHP, a leading provider of XML-based solutions for health care and other industries. Dr. Dewan is a member of the advisory board of MD Computing and continues to practice both emergency and community psychiatry in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Nancy M. Lorenzi, Ph.D., is a professor and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennesee. Dr. Lorenzi is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a board member of the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Medical Informatics Association.

Robert T. Riley, Ph.D., is president of Riley Associates in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Riley is renowned internationally for his skill in translating management concepts for the technically educated person. Dr. Riley and Dr. Lorenzi have coauthored a book for the health informatics sector on managing technological change.

Sarbori R. Bhattacharya, M.D., is an Informatics and Quality Improvement fellow at the Center for Quality Innovations and Research in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: John K. Larson, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book, one in a series on health informatics in medicine, dentistry, and nursing, focuses on behavioral healthcare.
Purpose: This volume is intended to meet the need for an authoritative reference on the particular application of information technology in the delivery and management of a behavioral healthcare system.
Audience: The book is intended as an introduction and a reference on the major topics of concern in the use of computers and the Internet in behavioral healthcare. The target audience consists of policymakers, information system planners, and clinicians who use those systems. The section on the Internet will also be of great interest to informed consumers of healthcare.
Features: The book is divided into four relatively self-contained sections covering both the science and practical aspects of clinical computing, the Internet, the consumer perspective, technological issues, and organizational issues. It deftly handles the tension between the need for information and the need for privacy. The first section contains an excellent overview and includes a straightforward chapter on current and emerging technologies. The next section describes a collection of technologies dealing with psychotherapy, medication management, and treatment planning. The third section is concerned with the impact of technology on quality in both the private and the public sectors. The final section focuses on the organizational and leadership issues involved in integrating information systems into a healthcare organization. Each chapter contains a concise but current and relevant list of references for additional reading.
Assessment: This is a badly-needed reference on the complex issues involved in using computers in a behavioral health setting. It succeeds admirably in its effort to provide an introduction to these topics while providing an in-depth exploration. The technology involved changes rapidly, but the topics in these pages are timeless and this book should serve as a worthy reference for many years to come.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387952659
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/8/2002
  • Series: Health Informatics Series
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 187
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Overview. Chapter 1: Behavioral Health and Informtaics: An Overview. Section 2: Organizational Issues. Introduction. Chapter 2: Executive Roles and Responsibilities of the CEO and the CIO. Chapter 3: Organizational Aspects of Implementing Informatics. Chapter 4: Evaluating the Impact of Behavioral Health Care Informatics. Section 3: Human Centered Issues. Chapter 5: Improving Quality and Accountability Through Information Systems. Chapter 6: Ethics and Confidentiality in Behavioral Health Care. Chapter 7: Barriers and Resistance to Informatics in Behavioral Health Care. Section 4: Technology Issues. Introduction. Chapter 8: Behavioral Health Care Informatics: Technological Systems. Chapter 9: Behavioral Health Care Informatics: Software and Operational Systems. Chapter 10: How Behavioral Health Care Informatics Can Interface with Medical Care Systems. Section 5: Clinicians' Issues. Introduction. Chapter 9: Consumers' Issues. 11: Real Time Clinical Care. Chapter 12: Computerized Medical
Algorithms in Behavioral Health Care. Chapter 13: Real Time
Utilization Management in Behavioral Health Care. Chapter 14:
Clinical Trials Informatics in Behavioral Health. Section 6: 1=

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