The Systems Challenge: Getting the Clinical Information Support You Need to Improve Patient Care

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More than 20 experts - including nursing informatics specialists, information systems (IS) and nurse managers, and training consultants - examine the applications common in health care information system (HCIS) configurations, from patient information and point-of-service applications to clinical decision-support systems. Written specifically for nurse and other service-level managers, The Systems Challenge shows you how to work with your IS team to select, implement, and ...
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Overview

More than 20 experts - including nursing informatics specialists, information systems (IS) and nurse managers, and training consultants - examine the applications common in health care information system (HCIS) configurations, from patient information and point-of-service applications to clinical decision-support systems. Written specifically for nurse and other service-level managers, The Systems Challenge shows you how to work with your IS team to select, implement, and evaluate an HCIS that delivers what you need.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Mary A. Curran, RN, PhD (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
Description: This book provides a guide to information systems and the related issues that impact patient care.
Purpose: This book is written "to help capture the experiences of professionals and organizations who are working to implement strategic information systems for health care. "
Audience: The authors represent an experienced panel of nurses and health care workers who are well qualified to write for their intended audience of nurses and other service-level managers.
Features: Content includes chapters that relate to systems that directly and indirectly support patient care: computer systems basics; clinical, financial, and administrative information systems; applications for productivity and human resource management; software and hardware selection; computer-based education; project management; maintenance of data integrity; and regulatory agencies. Overall, the individual sections are of excellent quality. There are, however, limitations in the depth and breadth of content that can be included in a book of this scope. Questions may also be raised about the limited focus on data and databases as underpinnings for all information systems. The tables and figures included in the book are relevant and clear, but their numbers are minimal. Increased use of graphic representations and examples would strengthen the reader's comprehension. There is a fairly complete glossary and the index is adequate.
Assessment: In spite of some flaws, this book provides an excellent overview of information systems and their relevance to various areas of nursing and patient care. It serves as a good introductory text for nurses and can certainly be used to support those involved in a system selection process.
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Reviewer: Mary A. Curran, RN, PhD (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
Description: This book provides a guide to information systems and the related issues that impact patient care.
Purpose: This book is written "to help capture the experiences of professionals and organizations who are working to implement strategic information systems for health care."
Audience: The authors represent an experienced panel of nurses and health care workers who are well qualified to write for their intended audience of nurses and other service-level managers.
Features: Content includes chapters that relate to systems that directly and indirectly support patient care: computer systems basics; clinical, financial, and administrative information systems; applications for productivity and human resource management; software and hardware selection; computer-based education; project management; maintenance of data integrity; and regulatory agencies. Overall, the individual sections are of excellent quality. There are, however, limitations in the depth and breadth of content that can be included in a book of this scope. Questions may also be raised about the limited focus on data and databases as underpinnings for all information systems. The tables and figures included in the book are relevant and clear, but their numbers are minimal. Increased use of graphic representations and examples would strengthen the reader's comprehension. There is a fairly complete glossary and the index is adequate.
Assessment: In spite of some flaws, this book provides an excellent overview of information systems and their relevance to various areas of nursing and patient care. It serves as a good introductory text for nurses and can certainly be used to support those involved in a system selection process.
Mary A. Curran
This book provides a guide to information systems and the related issues that impact patient care. This book is written "to help capture the experiences of professionals and organizations who are working to implement strategic information systems for health care." The authors represent an experienced panel of nurses and health care workers who are well qualified to write for their intended audience of nurses and other service-level managers. Content includes chapters that relate to systems that directly and indirectly support patient care: computer systems basics; clinical, financial, and administrative information systems; applications for productivity and human resource management; software and hardware selection; computer-based education; project management; maintenance of data integrity; and regulatory agencies. Overall, the individual sections are of excellent quality. There are, however, limitations in the depth and breadth of content that can be included in a book of this scope. Questions may also be raised about the limited focus on data and databases as underpinnings for all information systems. The tables and figures included in the book are relevant and clear, but their numbers are minimal. Increased use of graphic representations and examples would strengthen the reader's comprehension. There is a fairly complete glossary and the index is adequate. In spite of some flaws, this book provides an excellent overview of information systems and their relevance to various areas of nursing and patient care. It serves as a good introductory text for nurses and can certainly be used to support those involved in a system selection process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556481994
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: J-B AHA Press Series , #83
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy A. Kreider is a clinical consultant in the IS department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. A liaison for clinical departments involved in IS projects, she also participates on the research team for the National Library of Medicine's High Performance Computing and Communications contract. Kreider is an authoritative lecturer on clinical information systems and former president of the Midwest Alliance for Nursing Informatics (MANI).

Becky J. Haselton, clinical systems coordinator at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, Illinois, manages the implementation of clinical systems as part of a beta site for a client-server integrated hospital information system. She is the current program committee vice chairperson for MANI and has published several articles on nursing informatics, including Nursing Management Interfaces, which appeared in Healthcare Information Management (1995).

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Table of Contents

About the Editors.
Contributors.
Foreword .
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1. Understanding the Basics of Computer Systems (Thomas J. Muscarello, PhD and Annette L. Valenta, DrPH).
2. Enterprisewide Information Sharing (Roberta Butler and Mary Jo Schneider).
3. Clinical Systems and Applications for Patient Care (Linda Dimberg and Lauren Sorce Grehn).
4. Financial Information Systems (Linda L. Pottinger).
5. Administrative Information Systems (Nancy A. Kreider, Lee M. DeHaan, and Cindy DeBerg).
6. Human Resource Applications (Diana K. Stump).
7. Personal Office and Productivity Applications (Carol Stone and Candy A. Auler).
8. Computer-Based Education (Joyce E. Sensmeier and Ida M. Androwich, PhD).
9. Project Management (Mary A. Jaworski).
10. Selection of Software and Hardware (Ann Malinowski and Linda Potter).
11. Regulatory Agencies and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Christine McGreevey).
12. Maintaining Data Integrity (Sherrie L. Russell).
Glossary.
Index.
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