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* This book is both a resource for diagnostic systems for informatics specialists as well as a reference for students in health or medical informatics training programs * Includes chapters by nationally and internationally recognized experts on the design, evaluation and application of CDS systems * Takes a novel look at CDS systems from the point of both the practitioner as well as the patient.
Preparing to enter thisbold new world,weowe atremendous debt ofgratitude to Eta Bernerand to the informaticians who contributed to this volume.Together they havegiven us the compassthatwillhelp guide us on our way. Mariont. Ball ===========SERIES PREFACE========= his series is directed to healthcare professionals who are leading T the transformation ofhealth care by using information and knowl edge.Launched in 1988asComputers in Health Care, the series offers a broad range oftitles: some addressed to specific professions like nurs ing, medicine, or health administration; other to special areas ofprac tice such astrauma or radiology. Stillother books in the series focus on interdisciplinaryissueslikethe computer-basedpatientrecord,electronic health records or networked healthcare systems. Renamed HealthInformatics in 1998,to reflectthe rapid evolution in the discipline now known as health informatics, the series will con tinueto add titlesthatcontributeto the continuingevolutionofthe field. In the series eminent experts, as editors or authors, offer their accounts ofinnovations in healthinformatics.Increasingly,these accounts gobe yond hardwareand software to address the roleofinformation in influ encing the transformation of health care delivery systems around the world. The series also will increasingly focus on "peopleware" and the organizational, behavioral and societal changes that accompany the dif fusion ofinformation technology in health servicesenvironments. These changes will shape health services in the next millennium.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Hospital - Internet - Mathematica - computer - decision support - evaluation - informatics - medical education - medical informatics - medicine - patients
1. Clinical Diagnostic Decision Support Systems: An Overview.- 2. Mathematical Foundations of Decision Support Systems.- 3. Testing System Accuracy.- 4. Hospital-Based Decision Support.- 5. Medical Education Applications.- 6. Decision Support for Patients.- 7. Design and Implementation Issues.- 8. Clinical Trials of Information Interventions.- 9. Ethical and Legal Issues in Decision Support.- Afterword.- Appendix: Examples of Internet Resources for Patients.- References.