From Patient Data to Medical Knowledge: The Principles and Practice of Health Informatics

Publication Year: 2006

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Taylor, Paul

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-0-72-791775-1

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This book is aimed at all those who want to learn about how IT is transforming the way we think about medicine and medical research.

How can you make the best use of patient data to improve health outcomes? More and more information about patients’ health is stored on increasingly interconnected computer systems. But is it shared in ways that help clinicians care for patients? Could it be better used as a resource for researchers.

The ideas explored here are taken from research carried out around the world, and are presented by a leading authority in Health Informatics based at University College London.

This comprehensive guide to the field is split into three sections:
* What is health informatics? – an introduction
* Techniques for representing and analysing patient data and medical knowledge
* Implementation in the clinical setting: changing practice to improve health care outcomes

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Taylor, Paul
ISBN: 978-0-72-791775-1
Specialty:
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 200
Year: 2006

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