Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/8/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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HANDBOOK OF INFORMATICS FOR NURSES & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, 5/e is a complete and up-to-date overview of the key issues related to adoption and use of health information technology and nursing informatics, with detailed practical information to support students and professionals in the field. Intended to address all the concepts, skills, and tasks professionals need to achieve the nation's healthcare information technology goals, it contains three major sections: General Computer Information, Health Care Information Systems, and Specialty Applications. Major themes of privacy, confidentiality, and information security are woven throughout; project management is introduced in the context of strategic planning, and addressed in many other chapters. This edition contains extensive new coverage throughout, along with eight new chapters addressing issues such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), usability, and consumer education.

Table of Contents

1. Informatics in Healthcare Professions

2. Hardware, Software

3. Ensuring Quality and Best Use of Information

4. The Internet and the World Wide Web:  An Overview

5. Professional Use of Electronic Devices

6. Healthcare Information Systems

7. Strategic Planning for Information Technology Projects

8. Selecting a Healthcare Information System

9. Improving the Usability of Health Informatics Applications

10. System Implementation and Maintenance

11. Information Systems Training

12. Information Security and Confidentiality

13. System Integration and Interoperability

14. The Electronic Health Record

15. The Role of Standardized Terminology and Languages in Informatics

16. The Personal Health Record (PHR)

17. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

18. Health Information Technology and Policy

19. Legislation

20. Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues

21. Accreditation Issues for Information System Design and Use

22. Continuity Planning and Management (Disaster Recovery)

23. Technology, Informatics, and the Internet into Nursing Education

24. Consumer Education and Informatics

25. Telehealth

26. Public Health Informatics

27. Evidence Based Practice and Research

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