Mental Health Informatics by Ardis HansonMental Health Informatics by Ardis Hanson

Mental Health Informatics

byArdis Hanson, Bruce Lubotsky Levin

Hardcover | January 4, 2013

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Mental Health Informatics offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary issues in mental health that focuses on the innovative use of computers and other information technology in support of patient care, education, services delivery, and research in the field of mental health services.This text deals with resources, devices, and formalized methods for optimizing the storage, retrieval, and management of information for problem solving and decision-making in mental health. Mental health informatics is an interdisciplinary field based upon computer and information sciences, the cognitive and decision sciences, public health and mental health (including epidemiology), and telecommunications. Researchers in informatics have discovered new methods and techniques toenhance health and mental health care, scientific and applied research, and education through information technology.The fourteen chapters are divided into four main parts, including: 1) an introduction to informatics, public health, and mental health; 2) an overview of the ethical, legal, services delivery, and organizational issues in data/records standards and technology adoption; 3) discusses research intoday's online environment, addressing issues including research competencies, standards for literature reviews, constructing search strategies, and synthesizing findings; and 4) provides a discussion of the globalization of information and future issues in policy and practice in mental healthinformatics.
Ardis Hanson is Research Coordinator in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. She previously served as Library Director at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida. She received her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Tampa...
Title:Mental Health InformaticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195183029

ISBN - 13:9780195183023

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Table of Contents

1. Informatics and public health2. Mental health3. Informatics and mental health4. Data and standards5. Management information systems6. Adoption and implementation of mental health information7. Legal and ethical issues in mental health informatics8. Taking research to practice9. Research, professional, and educational competencies10. Types of data11. Information retrieval, interfaces, and strategies12. Selected mental health informatics databases13. Globalization of information14. Policy and practice