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Biomedical Informatics

Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine

Shortliffe, Edward H., Cimino, James J. (Eds.)

3rd ed. 2006, XXVI, 1037 p. 229 illus., 4 plates in color.


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The practice of modern medicine requires sophisticated information technologies with which to manage patient information, plan diagnostic procedures, interpret laboratory results, and conduct research. This book, inspired by a Stanford University training program, fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine. It meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field.

Completely revised and expanded, this work includes several new chapters filled with brand new material. This book will provide both a conceptual framework and a practical approach for the implementation and management of IT used to improve the delivery of health care.

The book focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services. It provides the conceptual base needed to comprehend and utilize medical informatics through easy to understand examples that demonstrate how computers assist in the delivery of health care. This text also includes pointers to additional literature, chapter summaries, and concise definition of recurring terms for self-study or classroom use.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Biomedial Informatics - Computer - Health Informatics - Medical Computing - Monitor - bioinformatics - biomedical informatics - computer science - medical informatics

Related subjects » Biomedical Engineering - Public Health

Table of contents 

Recurrent Themes in Biomedical Informatics.- The Computer Meets Medicine and Biology: Emergence of a Discipline.- Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage, and Use.- Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Clinical Reasoning.- Cognitive Science and Biomedical Informatics.- Essential Concepts for Biomedical Computing.- System Design and Engineering in Health Care.- Standards in Biomedical Informatics.- Natural Language and Text Processing in Biomedicine.- Imaging and Structural Informatics.- Ethics and Health Informatics: Users, Standards, and Outcomes.- Evaluation and Technology Assessment.- Biomedical Informatics Applications.- Electronic Health Record Systems.- Management of Information in Healthcare Organizations.- Consumer Health Informatics and Telehealth.- Public Health Informatics and the Health Information Infrastructure.- Patient-Care Systems.- Patient-Monitoring Systems.- Imaging Systems in Radiology.- Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries.- Clinical Decision-Support Systems.- Computers in Medical Education.- Bioinformatics.- Biomedical Informatics in the Years Ahead.- Health Care Financing and Information Technology: A Historical Perspective.- The Future of Computer Applications in Biomedicine.

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