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Biomedical Informatics
Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine
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Main description:

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.


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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


Contents:

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.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780387362786
Publisher: Springer (Springer New York)
Publication date: March, 2012
Pages: 1064

Subcategories: Biomedical Engineering, General Issues

MEET THE AUTHOR

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Medical Center.