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Biomedical informatics : computer applications in health care and biomedicine /
Edward H. Shortliffe, editor ; James J. Cimino, associate editor.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
New York, NY : Springer, c2006.
description
xxvi, 1037 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0387289860, 9780387289861
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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More Details
imprint
New York, NY : Springer, c2006.
isbn
0387289860
9780387289861
general note
Rev. ed. of: Medical informatics. c2001.
catalogue key
5980631
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 849-913) and indexes.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
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)
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)
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)
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Summaries
Main Description
Through more than a decade of evolution in the field of biomedical informatics, the first and second editions of Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine have been leading resources for informatics students, researchers, and practitioners. This Third Edition (renamed Biomedical Informatics to reflect wider breadth of the field), heavily updated and revised to include the most current thought in the biomedical informatics field, continues the tradition of unparalleled excellence.
Main Description
This book focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services. It provides both a conceptual framework and a practical approach for the implementation and management of IT used to improve the delivery of health care. Inspired by a Stanford University training program, it 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.
Long Description
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 developed to introduce health professionals to computer applications in modern medical care, fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine, and meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field. The work is designed for a broad audience interested in the intersection of computer science and medicine. Completely revised and expanded, the Third Edition (previously titled "Medical Informatics") 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. Designed for use by professors and students of medical informatics and for practicing professionals, this book will focus on the role of computers in the provision of medical services. Biomedial Informatics, Third Edition, 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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text provides both a conceptual framework and a practical approach for the implementation and management of IT used to improve the delivery of health care. It focuses on the role of computers in the provision of medical services.
Table of Contents
Series Prefacep. vii
Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Contributorsp. xxiii
Color Insert, facingp. 374
Recurrent Themes in Biomedical Informatics
The Computer Meets Medicine and Biology: Emergence of a Disciplinep. 3
Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage, and Usep. 46
Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Clinical Reasoningp. 80
Cognitive Science and Biomedical Informaticsp. 133
Essential Concepts for Biomedical Computingp. 186
System Design and Engineering in Health Carep. 233
Standards in Biomedical Informaticsp. 265
Natural Language and Text Processing in Biomedicinep. 312
Imaging and Structural Informaticsp. 344
Ethics and Health Informatics: Users, Standards, and Outcomesp. 379
Evaluation and Technology Assessmentp. 403
Biomedical Informatics Applications
Electronic Health Record Systemsp. 447
Management of Information in Healthcare Organizationsp. 476
Consumer Health Informatics and Telehealthp. 511
Public Health Informatics and the Health Information Infrastructurep. 537
Patient-Care Systemsp. 564
Patient-Monitoring Systemsp. 585
Imaging Systems in Radiologyp. 626
Information Retrieval and Digital Librariesp. 660
Clinical Decision-Support Systemsp. 698
Computers in Medical Educationp. 737
Bioinformaticsp. 763
Biomedical Informatics in the Years Ahead
Health Care Financing and Information Technology: A Historical Perspectivep. 793
The Future of Computer Applications in Biomedicinep. 829
Bibliographyp. 849
Glossaryp. 915
Name Indexp. 1003
Subject Indexp. 1017
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