Health Informatics: A Socio-Technical Perspective

Paperback | June 30, 2005

bySue Whetton

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Health informatics is a multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional field which seeks to facilitate the effective collection, management and use of information in the health care environment. Taking a socio-technical perspective, Health Informatics focuses on the interplay between the health careenvironment and the systems used to manage that environment. Highly practical in orientation, the book uses many and various examples of the different issues, priorities and approaches to using health information technology to assist students to identify and critique these differingperspectives.

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Health informatics is a multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional field which seeks to facilitate the effective collection, management and use of information in the health care environment. Taking a socio-technical perspective, Health Informatics focuses on the interplay between the health careenvironment and the systems used to manage th...

Sue Whetton is at Department of Rural Health, University of Tasmania.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.67 inPublished:June 30, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195550781

ISBN - 13:9780195550788

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations of health informatics1. The health care environment and health informatics2. What is health informatics?3. Building the knowledge basePart 2: Health informatics tools, techniques and applications4. Tools: promises and pitfalls5. Doing databases6. Health information systems7. E-health8. Electronic health records9. Decision support systemsPart 3: Health informatics in action10. Health informatics in action: rural and remote health