This book focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services. It provides both a conceptual framework and a practical approach for the implementation and management of IT used to improve the delivery of health care. Inspired by a Stanford University training program, it fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine. It meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field. Completely revised and expanded, this work includes several new chapters filled with brand new material.
Focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services
Fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine
Provides the conceptual base needed to comprehend and utilize medical informatics through easy to understand examples
Inspired by a Stanford University training program
Includes several new chapters filled with brand new material
The Computer Meets Medicine and Biology: Emergence of a Discipline.- Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage and Use.- Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Reasoning.- Cognitive Science in Support of Biomedical Informatics.- Essential Concepts for Biomedical Computing.- System Design and Engineering.- Standards in Biomedical Informatics.- Natural Language and Text Processing in Biomedicine.- Imaging Informatics.- Ethics and Health Informatics: Users, Standards, and Outcomes.- Evaluation and Technology Assessment.- Computer-Based Patient-Recording Systems.- Managment of Information in Integrated Delivery Networks.- Consumer Uses of Biomedical Informatics Systems and Telemedicine.- Public Health Informatics and the Health Information Infrastructure.- Patient-Care Systems.- Patient Monitoring Systems.- Radiology Systems.- Information-Retrieval and Digital Libraries.- Clinical Decision-Support Systems.- Computers in Health Science Education.- Bioformatics.- Health Care and Information Technology: Growing Up Together.- The Future of Computer Application in Biomedicine.