Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology To Improve Processes And Outcomes In…

Hardcover | March 17, 2016

byBradford W. Hesse, David Ahern, Ellen Beckjord

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Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer Care encapsulates National Cancer Institute-collected evidence into a format that is optimally useful for hospital planners, physicians, researcher, and informaticians alike as they collectively strive to accelerate progress against cancer using informatics tools. This book is a formational guide for turning clinical systems into engines of discovery as well as a translational guide for moving evidence into practice. It meets recommendations from the National Academies of Science to "reorient the research portfolio" toward providing greater "cognitive support for physicians, patients, and their caregivers" to "improve patient outcomes." Data from systems studies have suggested that oncology and primary care systems are prone to errors of omission, which can lead to fatal consequences downstream. By infusing the best science across disciplines, this book creates new environments of "Smart and Connected Health." Oncology Informatics is also a policy guide in an era of extensive reform in healthcare settings, including new incentives for healthcare providers to demonstrate "meaningful use" of these technologies to improve system safety, engage patients, ensure continuity of care, enable population health, and protect privacy. Oncology Informatics acknowledges this extraordinary turn of events and offers practical guidance for meeting meaningful use requirements in the service of improved cancer care. Anyone who wishes to take full advantage of the health information revolution in oncology to accelerate successes against cancer will find the information in this book valuable. Presents a pragmatic perspective for practitioners and allied health care professionals on how to implement Health I.T. solutions in a way that will minimize disruption while optimizing practice goals Proposes evidence-based guidelines for designers on how to create system interfaces that are easy to use, efficacious, and timesaving Offers insight for researchers into the ways in which informatics tools in oncology can be utilized to shorten the distance between discovery and practice

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Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer Care encapsulates National Cancer Institute-collected evidence into a format that is optimally useful for hospital planners, physicians, researcher, and informaticians alike as they collectively strive to accelerate progress against ca...

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Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer Careencapsulates National Cancer Institute-collected evidence into a format that is optimally useful for hospital planners, physicians, researcher, and informaticians alike as they collectively strive to accelerate progress against can...

Bradford (Brad) Hesse was appointed Chief of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB) in November, 2006. He served as the Acting Chief of HCIRB from 2004-2006.Dr. Hesse's professional focus is bringing the power of health information technologies to bear on the problem of elimin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 17, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword

Editors Introduction

I. An Extraordinary Opportunity

1-1 Creating a Learning Health Care System in Oncology

1-2 Reducing Cancer Disparities Through Community Engagement: The Promise of Informatics

1-3 Cancer Clinical Research: Enhancing Data Liquidity and Data Altruism

1-4 Engaging Patients in Primary and Specialty Care

1-5 Coordination at the Point of Need

II. Support across the Continuum

2-1 Prevention, Information Technology, and Cancer

2-2 Early Detection In The Age of Information Technology

2-3 Informatics Support Across the Cancer Continuum: Treatment

2-4 Survivorship

2-5 Advanced Cancer: Palliative, End of Life, and Bereavement Care

III. Science of Oncology Informatics

3-1 Data Visualization Tools for Investigating Health Services Utilization Among Cancer Patients

3-2 Oncology Informatics: Behavioral and Psychological Sciences

3-3 Communication Science: Connecting Systems for Health

3-4 Cancer Surveillance Informatics

3-5 Extended Vision for Oncology: A Perceptual Science Perspective on Data Visualization and Medical Imaging

IV. Accelerating Progress

4-1 Crowdsourcing Advancements in Health Care Research: Applications for Cancer Treatment Discoveries

4-2 Patient-Centered Approaches to Improving Clinical Trials for Cancer

4-3 A New Era of Clinical Research Methods in a Data-rich Environment

4-4 Creating a Health Information Technology Infrastructure to Support Comparative Effectiveness Research in Cancer

4-5 Editors Conclusion: Building for Change