Health Informatics

Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine

Case Studies on Critical Care, Complexity and Errors

Editors: Patel, Vimla L., Kaufman, David R., Cohen, Trevor (Eds.)

  • The first reference on cognitive informatics Incorporates concepts from prominent researchers, critical care specialists, psychologists, computer scientists, medical informaticians, linguists and anthropologists
  • Focuses on key examples drawn from the application of methods and theories from CI to challenges pertaining to the practice of critical-care medicine
  • Includes sections dedicated to pedagogical learning via the use of summaries, study questions, further readings and lessons learned​
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Enormous advances in information technology have permeated essentially all facets of life in the past two decades. Formidable challenges remain in fostering tools that enhance productivity but are sensitive to work practices. Cognitive Informatics (CI) is the multidisciplinary study of cognition, information and computational sciences that investigates all facets of human computing including design and computer-mediated intelligent action, thus is strongly grounded in methods and theories from cognitive science. As an applied discipline, it has a close affiliation with human factors and human-computer interaction, and provides a framework for the analysis and modeling of complex human performance in technology-mediated settings and contributes to the design and development of better information systems. In recent years, CI has emerged as a distinct area with special relevance to biomedicine and health care. In addition, it has become a foundation for education and training of health informaticians, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology initiating a program including CI as one of its critical elements to support health IT curriculum development. This book represents a first textbook on cognitive informatics and will focus on key examples drawn from the application of methods and theories from CI to challenges pertaining to the practice of critical-care medicine (CCM). Technology is transforming critical care workflows  and re-organizing patient care management processes. CCM has proven to be a fertile test bed for theories and methods of cognitive informatics. CI, in turn, has contributed much to our understanding of the factors that result in complexity and patient errors. The topic is strongly interdisciplinary and will be important for individuals from a range of academic and professional backgrounds, including critical care specialists, psychologists, computer scientists, medical informaticians, and anthropologists.​​

About the authors

Dr Vimla Patel is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies in Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Patel is an accomplished researcher in the areas of biomedical informatics, cognitive psychology and their application in health and medical care settings, especially in the areas of translation of evidence into practice. A leader in adapting methods and theories from cognitive science and in innovating new approaches to translating knowledge into action, Dr. Patel’s research explores the role of cognition in designing a safer clinical workplace, the complexity of group decision making underlying critical-care decisions, the generation of medical errors, and the impact of technology on human cognition for competent performance.

Dr. David R. Kaufman is a visiting Scholar at the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman’s primary research interests include human computer interaction in the context of health information technologies, information seeking behavior and decision making in healthcare contexts, and conceptual understanding of biomedical information and decision making by lay people. Trained as an educational psychologist and cognitive scientist, he has conducted several usability evaluation studies with a range of populations. Dr.

Trevor A. Cohen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston and is affiliated with the Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making. His primary research interest is in empirical distributional semantics – what machines can learn about meaning from unannotated text – and how this learning relates to human cognition. In addition, he has researched how humans detect and recover from error, in particular medical error.

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“‘Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine: Case Studies on Critical Care, Complexity, and Errors’ qualifies as required reading for those interested in healthcare safety and quality, for those engaged in clinical care delivery in complex settings, for those interested in understanding cognitive aspects of clinical decision-making, for future researchers investigating clinical errors, and for informaticians planning interventions to reduce the effects of errors.” (Randolph A. Miller, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Vol. 49, 2014)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Complexity and Errors in Critical Care

    Patel, Vimla L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • A Framework for Understanding Error and Complexity in Critical Care

    Cohen, Trevor (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • Failed Detection of Egregious Errors in Clinical Case Scenarios

    Patel, Vimla L. (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Teamwork and Error Management in Critical Care

    Patel, Vimla L. (et al.)

    Pages 59-90

  • Error Recovery in the Wilderness of ICU

    Patel, Vimla L. (et al.)

    Pages 91-111

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5489-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine
Book Subtitle
Case Studies on Critical Care, Complexity and Errors
Editors
  • Vimla L. Patel
  • David R. Kaufman
  • Trevor Cohen
Series Title
Health Informatics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5490-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5490-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5489-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7039-6
Series ISSN
1431-1917
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 505
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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