Behavioral Healthcare Informatics / Edition 1

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This book will provide an overview of the state of the art in behavior al health care informatics as well as discussing the challenges on the horizon, such as organizational issues, human-centered issues, educat ing healthcare executives about technology issues, educating clinician s about behavioral informatics systems, and consumer issues. In additi on to significant contributions by the editors, the book will contain contributions from a small number of acknowledged experts within their respective fields. As daily living becomes more stressful, socio-psyc hological or behavioral related problems become more intense. Informat ics has the potential to transform the world of behavioral practitione rs to enable them to assist people more easily. This book will focus o n informatics-related topics that all disciplines connected to the beh avioral health will find very useful for their day-to-day practice.

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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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