Health Informatics

Biomedical Informatics

Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine

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

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This series is directed to healthcare professionals who are leading the transformation of health care by using information and knowledge. Launched in 1988 as Computers in Health Care, the series offers a broad range of titles: some addressed to specific prof- sions such as nursing, medicine, and health administration; others to special areas of practice such as trauma and radiology. Still other books in the series focus on interd- ciplinary issues, such as the computer-based patient record, electronic health records, and networked healthcare systems. Renamed Health Informatics in 1998 to reflect the rapid evolution in the discipline, the series will continue to add titles that contribute to the evolution of the field. In the series, eminent experts, serving as editors or authors, offer their accounts of inno- tions in health informatics. Increasingly, these accounts go beyond hardware and so- ware to address the role of information in influencing the transformation of healthcare delivery systems around the world. The series also will increasingly focus on “peop- ware” and organizational, behavioral, and societal changes that accompany the dif- sion of information technology in health services environments.

About the authors

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Medical Center.

Reviews

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)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • The Computer Meets Medicine and Biology: Emergence of a Discipline

    Shortliffe, Edward H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-45

  • Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage, and Use

    Shortliffe, Edward H. (et al.)

    Pages 46-79

  • Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Clinical Reasoning

    Owens, Douglas K. (et al.)

    Pages 80-132

  • Cognitive Science and Biomedical Informatics

    Patel, Vimla L. (et al.)

    Pages 133-185

  • Essential Concepts for Biomedical Computing

    Wiederhold, Gio (et al.)

    Pages 186-232

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomedical Informatics
Book Subtitle
Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine
Editors
  • Edward H. Shortliffe
  • James J. Cimino
Series Title
Health Informatics
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-36278-6
DOI
10.1007/0-387-36278-9
Series ISSN
1431-1917
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXVI, 1038
Number of Illustrations and Tables
155 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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