Health informatics: Improving patient care [NOOK Book]

Overview

Information technology is a great enabler of health care. Whether it is about raising productivity and shortening waiting lists, empowering and informing patients, equipping health care professionals or improving efficiency for surgery and treatments, health informatics (HI) and technology play a major role. It is well documented that roughly 1 in 10 hospital patients is harmed by medical error. This ebook contains a stimulating selection of material by HI experts on the latest developments that aim to address ...
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Health informatics: Improving patient care

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Overview

Information technology is a great enabler of health care. Whether it is about raising productivity and shortening waiting lists, empowering and informing patients, equipping health care professionals or improving efficiency for surgery and treatments, health informatics (HI) and technology play a major role. It is well documented that roughly 1 in 10 hospital patients is harmed by medical error. This ebook contains a stimulating selection of material by HI experts on the latest developments that aim to address this problem. Articles cover areas such as robotic surgery, how technology can support people in their own homes and how well-designed and wisely implemented electronic systems can help reduce risk to patients. Readers do not require a detailed understanding of health care or health informatics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780171449
  • Publisher: British Informatics Society Limited
  • Publication date: 6/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 68
  • Sales rank: 952,702
  • File size: 855 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Using IT to improve population health management
Safety first
Valuable lessons in validation
The internet and patient information
Health in the cloud
Telehealth - for better patient care
Robotic surgery
Radiotherapy targeting
Smart textiles
Design for ageing well
Speech recognition and digital dictation
Shorter waiting lists and raised productivity
Growing up
A real rollercoaster ride
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Preface

Health care is very much an information business. Administering health care was the subject of many early systems. It was not long after the first computers appeared that they were being used to support the finance function at the London Hospital. Things have come a long way since those days and still have far to go. Use of computers to support the clinical care of patients is a more recent phenomenon, but one that is obvious if you think about it. Much of health care deals with the collection of symptoms and results of tests to form a diagnosis. The formulation of a plan and its implementation involves the collection and recording of much information.
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