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Health informatics - Improving patient care

Book Description

This ebook contains case studies, interviews and articles by health informatics experts about the latest developments in this important and rapidly growing field.

Table of Contents

  1. FRONT COVER
  2. NEW EBOOK SERIES
  3. CONTENTS
  4. INTRODUCTION
  5. 1 USING IT TO IMPROVE POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT
    1. IN CONCLUSION
  6. 2 SAFETY FIRST
    1. CONSTRAINING HUMAN ERROR
    2. HARDWIRING QUALITY
    3. IMPROVED DECISION MAKING FOR CLINICIANS AND PATIENTS
    4. AND WHEN THINGS GO WRONG
    5. IT ALL ADDS UP
  7. 3 VALUABLE LESSONS IN VALIDATION
    1. WHAT IS VALIDATION?
    2. THE VALIDATION PROCESS
    3. VALIDATION STAGES
    4. DEMONSTRATING COMPLIANCE
    5. CHALLENGES
    6. WHAT OTHER HEALTH ORGANISATIONS CAN LEARN
    7. NOTES
  8. 4 THE INTERNET AND PATIENT INFORMATION
    1. RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN
    2. ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION USERS
    3. PATIENTS RATING GPS
    4. DEFINING INFORMATICS
  9. 5 HEALTH IN THE CLOUD
  10. 6 TELEHEALTH: FOR BETTER PATIENT CARE
    1. ISSUES AND DISCUSSION
    2. NOTES
  11. 7 ROBOTIC SURGERY
    1. ARE MEDICAL ROBOTS COST EFFECTIVE?
    2. WHY WOULD ANYBODY BUY A ROBOT?
    3. WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR ROBOTICS?
    4. NOTES
  12. 8 RADIOTHERAPY TARGETING
    1. CANCER CELLS
    2. CAT SCANS
    3. OPTICAL SOLUTION
    4. GUIDED RADIATION THERAPY
  13. 9 SMART TEXTILES
    1. TEXTILES: THE FUTURE
    2. THE NEXT STEPS
  14. 10 SPEECH RECOGNITION AND DIGITAL DICTATION
    1. CLINICAL AND BUSINESS BENEFITS
    2. TAKE-UP
    3. TRANSFORMATIONAL PROJECTS
    4. CONSISTENCY IS EVERYTHING
    5. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIGITAL DICTATION AND SPEECH/VOICE RECOGNITION?
  15. 11 SHORTER WAITING LISTS AND RAISED PRODUCTIVITY
    1. FINDING A SOLUTION THAT WORKS
    2. IMPROVED OUTCOMES FOR ALL
    3. REDUCING RISK AND STRESS
    4. WHAT NEXT?
  16. 12 GROWING UP
    1. INFORMATICS PLANNING 2010/11
    2. THE NIMM APPROACH
    3. CLASSES AND SUB-MODELS
    4. NIMM MATURITY LEVELS
    5. THE NIMM SELF-ASSESSMENT BALANCED SCORECARD
    6. MAKING THE NIMM WORK FOR YOU
  17. 13 A REAL ROLLERCOASTER RIDE
  18. BCS, THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE FOR IT
  19. COPYRIGHT PAGE