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Health Informatics

Information Retrieval: A Health and Biomedical Perspective

Authors: Hersh, William

  • First book in the market that covers searching from a biomedical perspective
  • Written by leading authority in the field
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About this book

There continue to be enormous changes and advancements in the indexing and retrieval of online health information, fueled by the growth of the Internet and World Wide Web. This has enabled the field of information retrieval, also known as search, to have substantial impact on diverse types of information in areas from consumer health to clinical medicine to genomics.

Totally rewritten, this new edition of Information Retrieval: A Health and Biomedical Perspective provides an overview of the theory, practical applications, evaluation, and research directions of all aspects of health and biomedical information retrieval systems. The book is organized into three sections covering basic principles, state of the art systems, and research directions. The book demystifies the jargon and defines where current applications and research systems are heading the field in areas such as digital libraries, linkage to electronic health records, and text mining systems.

This book details the technical state-of-the-art and research results in health and biomedical information retrieval. The increasing importance of health information retrieval makes the book an invaluable tool for those involved in this area, such as medical informaticians, computer scientists, library/information scientists, IT developers, and leaders of hospitals, companies, and universities.

About the authors

William Hersh, M.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.  He also has academic appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine of the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Hersh is a professor and chief of the division of Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research and has developed a course built around the first edition. He has contributed to Shortliffe's Biomedical Informatics in with a chapter on information retrieval.

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"The author traces the background of information retrieval in the health sciences, the most effective methods of retrieval, and research in the field. … The book has two audiences, information specialists and practitioners, and shows both the most effective ways of doing research. … this is a needed update, to bring both information specialists and researchers the latest in the best research techniques." (Mary J. Jarvis, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2009)

“Hersh’s book offers engaging content on a domain specific application of search from an Information Science perspective. This book will no doubt help Computer Science students studying IR realise the importance of capturing user information needs in a field that primarily focuses on system engineering considerations. For more experienced IR readers … this book is essential reading. … I would recommend this book to IR researchers, including those who aren’t working on biomedical IR.” (Nicola Stokes, Information Retrieval, Vol. 13, 2010)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $79.95
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Softcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2697-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Retrieval: A Health and Biomedical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Health Informatics
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-78703-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-78703-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-78702-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2697-5
Series ISSN
1431-1917
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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