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Information Technology for the Health Professions,9780130831996

Information Technology for the Health Professions

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1st
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9780130831996

ISBN10:
0130831999
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Computers in Health Technologies. This comprehensive survey of the interconnections of IT and health care is the only up-to-date text that teaches computer literacy AND introduces students to the uses of information technology in health care and its delivery. It familiarizes students with the basic vocabulary and concepts necessary in computer literacyincluding discussions of hardware and software, communications and networking, and ethical issues and privacy concerns introduced by the pervasiveness of computers in society. In addition, it discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care and its deliveryfrom administrative applications (such as the electronic medical record), to clinical systems involved in direct patient care, to special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals). Section I provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technologyat a level appropriate for health care students. Section II examines the impact of Information Technology on health carespecifically in the fields of radiology, telemedicine, surgery, medical devices, pharmacy, and informational resources.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction to Information Technology and Computer Literacy
1(14)
Information Technology and Computer Literacy
2(1)
What Is a Computer?
2(1)
Uses of Information Technology
2(4)
History
6(2)
The Modern Computer Era
8(2)
Summary
10(5)
Hardware and Software
15(19)
Overview
16(1)
Classification of Computers
16(2)
Data Representation
18(1)
Hardware
19(6)
Software
25(2)
The Data Processing Cycle
27(1)
Summary
27(7)
Communications and Networking: Connectivity, Telecommunications, and the Internet
34(15)
An Overview of Networking
35(1)
Communications Media
35(1)
Data Transmission
36(1)
Communications Hardware
37(1)
Communications Software
38(1)
Networks and Network Topologies
38(1)
Uses of Telecommunications and Networking
39(2)
The Internet and the World Wide Web
41(2)
Summary
43(6)
Security and Privacy in an Electronic Age
49(17)
Security and Privacy---an Overview
50(1)
Threats to Information Technology
50(4)
Privacy
54(4)
Privacy, Security, and Health Care
58(2)
Summary
60(6)
Introduction: Computers in Health Care
66(15)
Medical Informatics
67(1)
Administrative Applications
67(3)
Clinical and Special Purpose Applications
70(1)
Information Technology in the Dentist's Office: A Case Study
71(3)
The Chapters
74(3)
Summary
77(4)
Radiology---Digital Imaging
81(14)
Introduction
81(1)
X-Rays
82(2)
Ultrasound
84(1)
Digital Imaging Techniques
84(2)
Bloodless Surgery
86(1)
Selected Reading
87(3)
Summary
90(5)
Telemedicine
95(24)
Overview
96(1)
Teleradiology
96(1)
Interactive Videoconferencing
97(1)
Telepathology
97(1)
Telepsychiatry
97(1)
Remote Monitoring Devices
98(1)
How Effective is Telemedicine?
98(1)
Issues in Telemedicine
99(2)
Selected Readings
101(12)
Summary
113(6)
Surgery---the Cutting Edge
119(19)
Overview
120(1)
Computer-Assisted Surgery
120(5)
Discussion and Future Directions
125(1)
Conclusion
126(1)
Selected Readings
126(7)
Summary
133(5)
Computerized Medical Devices, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetic Devices
138(18)
Overview
139(1)
Computerized Medical Instruments
139(1)
Assistive Devices
140(3)
Prosthetic Devices
143(1)
CFES Technology
144(2)
Conclusion
146(1)
Selected Reading
146(5)
Summary
151(5)
Computerized Technology in Pharmacy
156(21)
Overview
157(1)
Biotechnology and the Human Genome Project
157(2)
Computer-Assisted Drug Trials
159(1)
Computer-Assisted Drug Review
159(1)
The Computerized Pharmacy
160(5)
Telepharmacy
165(1)
The Impact of Information Technology on Pharmacy
166(1)
Selected Reading
167(4)
Summary
171(6)
Computer-Assisted Instruction, Expert Systems, and Health Information Online
177(24)
Overview
178(1)
Education
178(4)
Decision Support: Expert Systems
182(1)
Health Information on the Internet
183(4)
Self-Help Software
187(1)
Conclusion
188(1)
Selected Reading
188(7)
Summary
195(6)
Conclusion
201(8)
Overview
201(1)
Clinical and Special Purpose Applications
202(1)
Administrative Applications: The Integrated Electronic Medical Record
203(2)
Demographic Changes and Occupational Outlooks for Health Care Professionals
205(1)
Social Implications
205(1)
Summary
206(3)
Answers to Review Exercises 209(4)
Glossary 213(20)
Index 233


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