Health Information Exchange

Health Information Exchange
Author: Brian Dixon
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN 10: 0128031506
ISBN 13: 9780128031506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Information Exchange Book Review:

Health Information Exchange (HIE): Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems allows health professionals to appropriately access, and securely share, patients’ vital medical information electronically, thus improving the speed, quality, safety, and cost of patient care. The book presents foundational knowledge on HIE, covering the broad areas of technology, governance, and policy, providing a concise, yet in-depth, look at HIE that can be used as a teaching tool for universities, healthcare organizations with a training component, certification institutions, and as a tool for self-study for independent learners who want to know more about HIE when studying for certification exams. In addition, it not only provides coverage of the technical, policy, and organizational aspects of HIE, but also touches on HIE as a growing profession. In Part One, the book defines HIE, describing it as an emerging profession within HIT/Informatics. In Part Two, the book provides key information on the policy and governance of HIE, including stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, sustainability, etc. Part Three focuses on the technology behind HIE, defining and describing master person indexes, information infrastructure, interfacing, and messaging, etc. In Part Four, the authors discuss the value of HIE, and how to create and measure it. Finally, in Part Five, the book provides perspectives on the future of HIE, including emerging trends, unresolved challenges, etc. Offers foundational knowledge on Health Information Exchange (HIE), covering the broad areas of technology, governance, and policy Focuses on explaining HIE and its complexities in the context of U.S. health reform, as well as emerging health IT activities in foreign nations Provides a number of in-depth case studies to connect learners to real-world application of the content and lessons from the field Offers didactic content organization and an increasing complexity through five parts

Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

Public Health Informatics and Information Systems
Author: J.A. Magnuson,Paul C. Fu, Jr.
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2013-11-29
ISBN 10: 1447142373
ISBN 13: 9781447142379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Informatics and Information Systems Book Review:

This revised edition covers all aspects of public health informatics and discusses the creation and management of an information technology infrastructure that is essential in linking state and local organizations in their efforts to gather data for the surveillance and prevention. Public health officials will have to understand basic principles of information resource management in order to make the appropriate technology choices that will guide the future of their organizations. Public health continues to be at the forefront of modern medicine, given the importance of implementing a population-based health approach and to addressing chronic health conditions. This book provides informatics principles and examples of practice in a public health context. In doing so, it clarifies the ways in which newer information technologies will improve individual and community health status. This book's primary purpose is to consolidate key information and promote a strategic approach to information systems and development, making it a resource for use by faculty and students of public health, as well as the practicing public health professional. Chapter highlights include: The Governmental and Legislative Context of Informatics; Assessing the Value of Information Systems; Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health; and Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security. Review questions are featured at the end of every chapter. Aside from its use for public health professionals, the book will be used by schools of public health, clinical and public health nurses and students, schools of social work, allied health, and environmental sciences.

Telemedicine Telehealth and Telepresence

Telemedicine  Telehealth and Telepresence
Author: Rifat Latifi,Charles R. Doarn,Ronald C. Merrell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 9783030569167
ISBN 13: 3030569160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Telehealth and Telepresence Book Review:

Telemedicine and telehealth have consistently been shown to be effective for remote areas or limited-resource locations, regular medical and surgical practice, primary care, second opinion, extreme conditions, major crises, and disaster management. The aim of this book is to bring all aspects of telemedicine and e-health to the reader, in a simple, make-sense approach, in one tome. The book is structured in four parts with 29 chapters written by the best experts in the field from around the world, including clinicians, scientists, and administrators of telemedicine programs. Part I deals with basic principles of telemedicine and telepresence. Historical journeys of telemedicine and strategies, building sustainable telemedicine and telehealth programs in the United States and in the Balkans, as well as incorporation of telemedicine in the current ongoing pandemic COVID-19 are well described and are must read. Current technological developments, rules and regulations, legal and business aspects and consent are also addressed. Part II describes strategies for building sustainable telemedicine and telehealth programs. Telehealth patient portals and public-private partnership modes of technology, as well the role of international telemedicine and how to make it work, are valuable chapters of great significance. Part III describes outcomes-based evidence clinical applications of telemedicine in trauma, burns, intensive care, pediatric care, psychiatry, and stroke. Finally, one important chapter for the readers is the telemedicine for prison and jail population. The final part, Part IV depicts surgical telementoring and teleproctoring, a chapter written by 18 various surgical experts, a true gem for the readers. The book ends with promises and hurdles of telemedicine in austere conditions. Telemedicine, Telehealth and Telepresence serves as a valuable resource that focuses on providing patients care from a distance using store and forward technology to live actual performance of operations at a distance.

Electronic Personal Health Information Exchange

Electronic Personal Health Information Exchange
Author: Valerie C. Melvin
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2010-08
ISBN 10: 1437929524
ISBN 13: 9781437929522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electronic Personal Health Information Exchange Book Review:

To promote the use of info. tech. (IT) for the electronic exchange of personal health info. among providers and other health care entities (HCE), Congress passed the Health IT for Economic and Clinical Health Act. It provides incentives to promote the adoption of IT that supports the electronic sharing of data among hospitals, physicians, and other HCE. This report on practices implemented by health info. exchange org., providers, and other HCE that disclose electronic personal health info. describes: (1) the practices implemented for disclosing personal health info. for purposes of treatment, incl. the use of electronic means for obtaining consent; and (2) the effects of the electronic sharing of health info. on the quality of care for patients. Charts and tables.

Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes

Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes
Author: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/AHRQ
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1587634333
ISBN 13: 9781587634338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes Book Review:

This User’s Guide is intended to support the design, implementation, analysis, interpretation, and quality evaluation of registries created to increase understanding of patient outcomes. For the purposes of this guide, a patient registry is an organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data (clinical and other) to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure, and that serves one or more predetermined scientific, clinical, or policy purposes. A registry database is a file (or files) derived from the registry. Although registries can serve many purposes, this guide focuses on registries created for one or more of the following purposes: to describe the natural history of disease, to determine clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of health care products and services, to measure or monitor safety and harm, and/or to measure quality of care. Registries are classified according to how their populations are defined. For example, product registries include patients who have been exposed to biopharmaceutical products or medical devices. Health services registries consist of patients who have had a common procedure, clinical encounter, or hospitalization. Disease or condition registries are defined by patients having the same diagnosis, such as cystic fibrosis or heart failure. The User’s Guide was created by researchers affiliated with AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, particularly those who participated in AHRQ’s DEcIDE (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness) program. Chapters were subject to multiple internal and external independent reviews.

The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide

The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide
Author: Laura Kolkman, RN, MS, FHIMSS,Bob Brown
Publsiher: HIMSS
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1938904052
ISBN 13: 9781938904059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Health Informatics on FHIR How HL7 s New API is Transforming Healthcare

Health Informatics on FHIR  How HL7 s New API is Transforming Healthcare
Author: Mark L. Braunstein
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN 10: 3319934147
ISBN 13: 9783319934143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Informatics on FHIR How HL7 s New API is Transforming Healthcare Book Review:

This textbook begins with an introduction to the US healthcare delivery system, its many systemic challenges and the prior efforts to develop and deploy informatics tools to help overcome those problems. It goes on to discuss health informatics from an historical perspective, its current state and its likely future state now that electronic health record systems are widely deployed, the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability standard is being rapidly accepted as the means to access the data stored in those systems and analytics is increasing being used to gain new knowledge from that aggregated clinical data. It then turns to some of the important and evolving areas of informatics including population and public health, mHealth and big data and analytics. Use cases and case studies are used in all of these discussions to help readers connect the technologies to real world challenges. Effective use of informatics systems and tools by providers and their patients is key to improving the quality, safety and cost of healthcare. With health records now digital, no effective means has existed for sharing them with patients, among the multiple providers who may care for them and for important secondary uses such as public/population health and research. This problem is a topic of congressional discussion and is addressed by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 that mandates that electronic health record (EHR) systems offer a patient-facing API. HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is that API and this is the first comprehensive treatment of the technology and the many ways it is already being used. FHIR is based on web technologies and is thus a far more facile, easy to implement approach that is rapidly gaining acceptance. It is also the basis for a ‘universal health app platform’ that literally has the potential to foster innovation around the data in patient records similar to the app ecosystems smartphones created around the data they store. FHIR app stores have already been opened by Epic and Cerner, the two largest enterprise EHR vendors. Provider facing apps are already being explored to improve EHR usability and support personalized medicine. Medicare and the Veteran’s Administration have announced FHIR app platforms for their patients. Apple’s new IOS 11.3 features the ability for consumers to aggregate their health records on their iPhone using FHIR. Health insurance companies are exploring applications of FHIR to improve service and communication with their providers and patients. SureScripts, the national e-Prescribing network, is using FHIR to help doctors know if their patients are complying with prescriptions. This textbook is for introductory health informatics courses for computer science and health sciences students (e.g. doctors, nurses, PhDs), the current health informatics community, IT professionals interested in learning about the field and practicing healthcare providers. Though this textbook covers an important new technology, it is accessible to non-technical readers including healthcare providers, their patients or anyone interested in the use of healthcare data for improved care, public/population health or research.

Patient Privacy Consent and Identity Management in Health Information Exchange

Patient Privacy  Consent  and Identity Management in Health Information Exchange
Author: Susan D. Hosek,Susan G. Straus
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN 10: 0833077996
ISBN 13: 9780833077998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patient Privacy Consent and Identity Management in Health Information Exchange Book Review:

As a step toward improving its health information technology (IT) interoperability, the Military Health System is seeking to develop a research roadmap to better coordinate health IT research efforts, address IT capability gaps, and reduce programmatic risk for its enterprise projects. This report identifies gaps in research, policy, and practice involving patient privacy, consent, and identity management that need to be addressed to improve the quality and efficiency of care through health information exchange.

The Value of Healthcare Information Exchange and Interoperability

The Value of Healthcare Information Exchange and Interoperability
Author: C!TL (Center for Information Technology Leadership, Partners Healthcare System).,Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556038689337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Health Informatics Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition

Health Informatics  Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals  Sixth Edition
Author: Robert E. Hoyt,Ann K. Yoshihashi
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2014-02
ISBN 10: 1304791106
ISBN 13: 9781304791108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Informatics Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition Book Review:

Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of Information Technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references.

Transforming Businesses with Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain Applications

Transforming Businesses with Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain Applications
Author: Dharmendra Singh Rajput,Ramjeevan Singh Thakur,Syed Basha
Publsiher: Igi Global Business Science Reference
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 9781799801870
ISBN 13: 179980187X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Businesses with Bitcoin Mining and Blockchain Applications Book Review:

"This book examines the use of bitcoin mining and blockchain applications in business"--

Learning from SARS

Learning from SARS
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2004-05-26
ISBN 10: 0309091543
ISBN 13: 9780309091541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from SARS Book Review:

The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in late 2002 and 2003 challenged the global public health community to confront a novel epidemic that spread rapidly from its origins in southern China until it had reached more than 25 other countries within a matter of months. In addition to the number of patients infected with the SARS virus, the disease had profound economic and political repercussions in many of the affected regions. Recent reports of isolated new SARS cases and a fear that the disease could reemerge and spread have put public health officials on high alert for any indications of possible new outbreaks. This report examines the response to SARS by public health systems in individual countries, the biology of the SARS coronavirus and related coronaviruses in animals, the economic and political fallout of the SARS epidemic, quarantine law and other public health measures that apply to combating infectious diseases, and the role of international organizations and scientific cooperation in halting the spread of SARS. The report provides an illuminating survey of findings from the epidemic, along with an assessment of what might be needed in order to contain any future outbreaks of SARS or other emerging infections.

Virtual and Mobile Healthcare Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Virtual and Mobile Healthcare  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2019-09-06
ISBN 10: 1522598642
ISBN 13: 9781522598640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual and Mobile Healthcare Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Review:

One of the primary topics at the center of discussion, and very often debate, between industry professionals, government officials, and the general public is the current healthcare system and the potential for an overhaul of its processes and services. Many organizations concerned for the long-term care of patients wish to see new strategies, practices, and organizational tools developed to optimize healthcare systems all over the world. One of the central engines of the current shift toward reorientation of healthcare services is virtual and mobile healthcare. Virtual and Mobile Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice explores the trends, challenges, and issues related to the emergence of mobile and virtual healthcare. The book also examines how mobile technologies can best be used for the benefit of both doctors and their patients. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart healthcare, electronic health records, and m-health, this publication is an ideal reference source for medical professionals, healthcare administrators, doctors, nurses, practitioners, and researchers in all areas of the medical field.

For the Record

For the Record
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Committee on Maintaining Privacy and Security in Health Care Applications of the National Information Infrastructure
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1997-07-09
ISBN 10: 0309056977
ISBN 13: 9780309056977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Record Book Review:

When you visit the doctor, information about you may be recorded in an office computer. Your tests may be sent to a laboratory or consulting physician. Relevant information may be transmitted to your health insurer or pharmacy. Your data may be collected by the state government or by an organization that accredits health care or studies medical costs. By making information more readily available to those who need it, greater use of computerized health information can help improve the quality of health care and reduce its costs. Yet health care organizations must find ways to ensure that electronic health information is not improperly divulged. Patient privacy has been an issue since the oath of Hippocrates first called on physicians to "keep silence" on patient matters, and with highly sensitive data--genetic information, HIV test results, psychiatric records--entering patient records, concerns over privacy and security are growing. For the Record responds to the health care industry's need for greater guidance in protecting health information that increasingly flows through the national information infrastructure--from patient to provider, payer, analyst, employer, government agency, medical product manufacturer, and beyond. This book makes practical detailed recommendations for technical and organizational solutions and national-level initiatives. For the Record describes two major types of privacy and security concerns that stem from the availability of health information in electronic form: the increased potential for inappropriate release of information held by individual organizations (whether by those with access to computerized records or those who break into them) and systemic concerns derived from open and widespread sharing of data among various parties. The committee reports on the technological and organizational aspects of security management, including basic principles of security; the effectiveness of technologies for user authentication, access control, and encryption; obstacles and incentives in the adoption of new technologies; and mechanisms for training, monitoring, and enforcement. For the Record reviews the growing interest in electronic medical records; the increasing value of health information to providers, payers, researchers, and administrators; and the current legal and regulatory environment for protecting health data. This information is of immediate interest to policymakers, health policy researchers, patient advocates, professionals in health data management, and other stakeholders.

Patient Safety

Patient Safety
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2003-12-20
ISBN 10: 0309090776
ISBN 13: 9780309090773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patient Safety Book Review:

Americans should be able to count on receiving health care that is safe. To achieve this, a new health care delivery system is needed â€" a system that both prevents errors from occurring, and learns from them when they do occur. The development of such a system requires a commitment by all stakeholders to a culture of safety and to the development of improved information systems for the delivery of health care. This national health information infrastructure is needed to provide immediate access to complete patient information and decision-support tools for clinicians and their patients. In addition, this infrastructure must capture patient safety information as a by-product of care and use this information to design even safer delivery systems. Health data standards are both a critical and time-sensitive building block of the national health information infrastructure. Building on the Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Patient Safety puts forward a road map for the development and adoption of key health care data standards to support both information exchange and the reporting and analysis of patient safety data.

Clinical Decision Support

Clinical Decision Support
Author: Robert A. Greenes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN 10: 0128005424
ISBN 13: 9780128005422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Decision Support Book Review:

With at least 40% new or updated content since the last edition, Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition explores the crucial new motivating factors poised to accelerate Clinical Decision Support (CDS) adoption. This book is mostly focused on the US perspective because of initiatives driving EHR adoption, the articulation of 'meaningful use', and new policy attention in process including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A few chapters focus on the broader international perspective. Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition explores the technology, sources of knowledge, evolution of successful forms of CDS, and organizational and policy perspectives surrounding CDS. Exploring a roadmap for CDS, with all its efficacy benefits including reduced errors, improved quality, and cost savings, as well as the still substantial roadblocks needed to be overcome by policy-makers, clinicians, and clinical informatics experts, the field is poised anew on the brink of broad adoption. Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition provides an updated and pragmatic view of the methodological processes and implementation considerations. This book also considers advanced technologies and architectures, standards, and cooperative activities needed on a societal basis for truly large-scale adoption. At least 40% updated, and seven new chapters since the previous edition, with the new and revised content focused on new opportunities and challenges for clinical decision support at point of care, given changes in science, technology, regulatory policy, and healthcare finance Informs healthcare leaders and planners, health IT system developers, healthcare IT organization leaders and staff, clinical informatics professionals and researchers, and clinicians with an interest in the role of technology in shaping healthcare of the future

The Computer Based Patient Record

The Computer Based Patient Record
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Improving the Patient Record
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1997-10-14
ISBN 10: 0309175348
ISBN 13: 9780309175340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Computer Based Patient Record Book Review:

Most industries have plunged into data automation, but health care organizations have lagged in moving patients' medical records from paper to computers. In its first edition, this book presented a blueprint for introducing the computer-based patient record (CPR). The revised edition adds new information to the original book. One section describes recent developments, including the creation of a computer-based patient record institute. An international chapter highlights what is new in this still-emerging technology. An expert committee explores the potential of machine-readable CPRs to improve diagnostic and care decisions, provide a database for policymaking, and much more, addressing these key questions: Who uses patient records? What technology is available and what further research is necessary to meet users' needs? What should government, medical organizations, and others do to make the transition to CPRs? The volume also explores such issues as privacy and confidentiality, costs, the need for training, legal barriers to CPRs, and other key topics.

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 0309262054
ISBN 13: 9780309262057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment Book Review:

In 1996, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care. In that report, the IOM Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine found telemedicine is similar in most respects to other technologies for which better evidence of effectiveness is also being demanded. Telemedicine, however, has some special characteristics-shared with information technologies generally-that warrant particular notice from evaluators and decision makers. Since that time, attention to telehealth has continued to grow in both the public and private sectors. Peer-reviewed journals and professional societies are devoted to telehealth, the federal government provides grant funding to promote the use of telehealth, and the private technology industry continues to develop new applications for telehealth. However, barriers remain to the use of telehealth modalities, including issues related to reimbursement, licensure, workforce, and costs. Also, some areas of telehealth have developed a stronger evidence base than others. The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) sponsored the IOM in holding a workshop in Washington, DC, on August 8-9 2012, to examine how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. health care system. HRSA asked the IOM to focus on the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend the reach of scarce resources while also emphasizing the quality and value in the delivery of health care services. This workshop summary discusses the evolution of telehealth since 1996, including the increasing role of the private sector, policies that have promoted or delayed the use of telehealth, and consumer acceptance of telehealth. The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary discusses the current evidence base for telehealth, including available data and gaps in data; discuss how technological developments, including mobile telehealth, electronic intensive care units, remote monitoring, social networking, and wearable devices, in conjunction with the push for electronic health records, is changing the delivery of health care in rural and urban environments. This report also summarizes actions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can undertake to further the use of telehealth to improve health care outcomes while controlling costs in the current health care environment.

Improving Usability Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology

Improving Usability  Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology
Author: F. Lau,J.A. Bartle-Clar,G. Bliss
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 1614999511
ISBN 13: 9781614999515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Usability Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology Book Review:

Information technology is revolutionizing healthcare, and the uptake of health information technologies is rising, but scientific research and industrial and governmental support will be needed if these technologies are to be implemented effectively to build capacity at regional, national and global levels. This book, "Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology", presents papers from the Information Technology and Communications in Health conference, ITCH 2019, held in Victoria, Canada from 14 to 17 February 2019. The conference takes a multi-perspective view of what is needed to move technology forward to sustained and widespread use by transitioning research findings and approaches into practice. Topics range from improvements in usability and training and the need for new and improved designs for information systems, user interfaces and interoperable solutions, to governmental policy, mandates, initiatives and the need for regulation. The knowledge and insights gained from the ITCH 2019 conference will surely stimulate fruitful discussions and collaboration to bridge research and practice and improve usability, safety and patient outcomes, and the book will be of interest to all those associated with the development, implementation and delivery of health IT solutions.

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health
Author: Margo Edmunds,Christopher Hass,Erin Holve
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN 10: 3319969064
ISBN 13: 9783319969060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health Book Review:

This unique collection synthesizes insights and evidence from innovators in consumer informatics and highlights the technical, behavioral, social, and policy issues driving digital health today and in the foreseeable future. Consumer Informatics and Digital Health presents the fundamentals of mobile health, reviews the evidence for consumer technology as a driver of health behavior change, and examines user experience and real-world technology design challenges and successes. Additionally, it identifies key considerations for successfully engaging consumers in their own care, considers the ethics of using personal health information in research, and outlines implications for health system redesign. The editors’ integrative systems approach heralds a future of technological advances tempered by best practices drawn from today’s critical policy goals of patient engagement, community health promotion, and health equity. Here’s the inside view of consumer health informatics and key digital fields that students and professionals will find inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking. Included among the topics: • Healthcare social media for consumer informatics • Understanding usability, accessibility, and human-centered design principles • Understanding the fundamentals of design for motivation and behavior change • Digital tools for parents: innovations in pediatric urgent care • Behavioral medicine and informatics in the cancer community • Content strategy: writing for health consumers on the web • Open science and the future of data analytics • Digital approaches to engage consumers in value-based purchasing Consumer Informatics and Digital Health takes an expansive view of the fields influencing consumer informatics and offers practical case-based guidance for a broad range of audiences, including students, educators, researchers, journalists, and policymakers interested in biomedical informatics, mobile health, information science, and population health. It has as much to offer readers in clinical fields such as medicine, nursing, and psychology as it does to those engaged in digital pursuits.