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Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management

Book Description

Healthcare providers require timely and accurate information about their patients. As such, a great amount of effort and resources are spent to ensure that the right information is presented to the right people at the right time. Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management focuses on the advancements of Health Information Science in order to solve current and forthcoming problems in the health sector. Managers, policy makers, researchers, and Masters and PhD students in healthcare related fields will use this book to provide necessary insight on healthcare delivery and also to inspire new ideas and practices to effectively provide patients with the greatest quality care.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Section 1: Informatics and Health Management Perspectives
    1. Chapter 1: Decision-Making and Decision Support in Acute Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. AN OVERVIEW OF MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING
      4. POPULATIONS OF USERS, AND THEIR DECISION SUPPORT NEEDS
      5. CATEGORIZING CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice and the PARIHS Framework
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. MEDICAL ERRORS AND EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE
      3. THE PARIHS FRAMEWORK
      4. BENEFITS OF THE PARIHS FRAMEWORK TO THE HEALTH SYSTEM
      5. KEY ENABLERS FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE PARIHS FRAMEWORK
      6. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: A RESEARCH PROJECT
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Investing in a “Rehabilitation Model” to Improve the Decision-Making Process in Long-Term Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Making Quality Control Decisions in Radiology Department
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. FINDINGS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Using Case Costing Data and Case Mix for Funding and Benchmarking in Rehabilitation Hospitals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DATA COLLECTION SYSTEMS
      5. “SHRUB” FRAMEWORK
      6. CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING TOOL
      7. OPTIMIZE FUNDING AND BENCHMARKING
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Implementation of Case Costing with Ontario Case Costing Initiative (OCCI)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. IMPLEMENTATION OF CASE COSTING WITH THE ONTARIO CASE COSTING INITIATIVE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Informatics and Health Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BENEFITS OF PHRS AND EHRS
      4. CHALLENGES TO THE USE OF PHRS AND EHRS
      5. THE BUSINESS CASE FOR PHRS AND EHRS
      6. THE STATE OF RESEARCH ON PHRS
      7. EHR AND PHR UTILIZATION: A WORLD VIEW
      8. MACRO AND MICRO FACTORS IN THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF EHR TECHNOLOGY
      9. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Informatics and Health Policy Perspectives
    1. Chapter 8: The Administrative Policy Quandary in Canada’s Health Service Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NATURE OF POLICY
      4. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLICY AND HEALTH INFORMATICS
      5. CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED BY HEALTH SERVICE MANAGERS
      6. HEALTH SERVICE MANAGERS, ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY, AND DECISION MAKING
      7. ADMINISTRATIVE HEALTH POLICY IN CANADA
      8. ADMINISTRATIVE HEALTH POLICY EXPERIENCE IN NOVA SCOTIA, 2007-2012
      9. DISCUSSION
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 9: Towards Healthy Public Policy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND FOOD SYSTEMS DECISION-MAKING
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Caring for our Aging Population
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Informatics Challenges
    1. Chapter 11: Normalizing Cross-Border Healthcare in Europe via New E-Prescription Paradigms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIGNING A NATIONAL E-HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS CROSS BORDER HEALTHCARE READY: A PARADIGM SHIFT AND A SUCCESS STORY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION: DISCUSSION
    2. Chapter 12: Incongruent Needs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE IRON TRIANGLE AND HIT’S PROMISE
      4. STAKEHOLDERS AND THE IRON TRIANGLE
      5. EXAMPLES OF INCONGRUENCE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Home Telecare, Medical Implant, and Mobile Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF HOME TELECARE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 14: How Web 2.0 Shapes Patient Knowledge Sharing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE RESEARCH
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors