ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Provides the conceptual base needed to comprehend and utilize medical
informatics through easy to understand examples
· Fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine
· Focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services
· Inspired by a Stanford University training program
· Includes several new chapters filled with brand new material
Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine meets the growing demand of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field and the underlying scientific issues that sit at the intersection of biomedical science, patient care, public health, and information technology (IT). This 4th edition reflects the remarkable changes in both computing and health care that continue to occur and the exploding interest in the role that IT must play in care coordination and the melding of genomics with innovations in clinical practice and treatment. New chapters have been introduced on the health information infrastructure, consumer health informatics, telemedicine, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and health IT policy, while the others have all undergone extensive revisions, in many cases with new authors. The organization and philosophy are unchanged, focusing on the science of information and knowledge management and the role of computers and communications in modern biomedical research, health, and health care. Emphasizing the conceptual basis of the field rather than technical details, it provides an introduction and extensive bibliography so that readers can comprehend, assess, and utilize biomedical informatics and health IT. The volume focuses on easy-to-understand examples, a guide to additional literature, chapter summaries, and a comprehensive glossary with concise definitions of recurring terms for self-study or classroom use.
Content Level » Graduate
Keywords » Bioinformatics - Biomedical Decision Making - Clinical Decision-Support Systems -Clinical Research Informatics - Consumer Health Informatics - Electronic Health Record Systems- Health Information - Imaging Informatics - Information Technology Policy - Patient Monitoring Systems - Patient-Centered Care - Personal Health Records - Software Engineering for Health Care - Telehealth
Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Public Health
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Biomedical Informatics: The Science and the Pragmatics.- Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage, and Use.- Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Clinical Reasoning.- Cognitive Science and Biomedical Informatics.- Computer Architectures for Health Care and Biomedicine.- Software Engineering for Health Care and Biomedicine.- Standards in Biomedical Informatics.- Natural Language Processing in Health Care and Biomedicine.- Biomedical Imaging Informatics.- Ethics and Biomedical and Health Informatics: Users, Standards, and Outcomes.- Evaluation of Biomedical and Health Information Resources.- Electronic Health Record Systems.- The Health Information Infrastructure.- Management of Information in Health Care Organizations.- Patient-Centered Care Systems.- Public Health Informatics.- Consumer Health Informatics and Personal Health Records.- Telehealth.- Patient Monitoring Systems.- Imaging Systems in Radiology.- Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries.- Clinical Decision-Support Systems.- Computers in Health Care Education.- Bioinformatics.- Translational Bioinformatics.- Clinical Research Informatics.- Health Information Technology Policy.- The Future of Informatics in Biomedicine.
From the reviews of the third edition:
"The third edition, renamed Biomedical Informatics in recognition of the converging course of clinical systems with systems that support molecular biology and genetics … shows substantial growth in both pages and breadth of coverage relative to earlier editions. … overall the book is commendably readable … . In addition to its primary audience of students … the text’s accumulated wisdom and lessons learned can help educate any health professional responsible for selecting information systems to be acquired and used in office and institutional settings." (Daniel Masys, JAMA, Vol. 296 (21), December, 2006)
"An introduction to an important area in biomedical informatics with suggested additional reading and highlighted concepts. The book is intended to be used in formal courses by health professions students and by biomedical computing students. In addition, it is designed to serve as a reference for established practitioners, conveying concepts in biomedical informatics while providing illustrative examples. … is an essential contribution to enhancing education in biomedical informatics. The update is timely and relevant and it compares especially favorably in breadth as an introductory text." (David M. Liebovitz, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2008)