Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care by Edward H. Shortliffe MD, PhD (auth.), Edward H. Shortliffe,

By Edward H. Shortliffe MD, PhD (auth.), Edward H. Shortliffe, James J. Cimino (eds.)

The perform of contemporary medication and biomedical learn calls for refined info applied sciences with which to regulate sufferer info, plan diagnostic methods, interpret laboratory effects, and perform investigations. Biomedical Informatics offers either a conceptual framework and a realistic idea for this speedily rising clinical self-discipline on the intersection of computing device technology, determination technological know-how, info technological know-how, cognitive technological know-how, and biomedicine. Now revised and in its 3rd variation, this article meets the transforming into call for by means of practitioners, researchers, and scholars for a entire creation to key themes within the box. Authored via leaders in clinical informatics and commonly established of their classes, the chapters during this quantity represent an efficient textbook for college students of clinical informatics and its parts of program. The booklet can be an invaluable reference paintings for person readers wanting to appreciate the function that desktops can play within the provision of medical providers and the pursuit of organic questions. the quantity is prepared in order first to give an explanation for easy suggestions after which to demonstrate them with particular platforms and technologies.

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Even today, the term computer science is used more as a matter of convention than as an explanation of the field’s scientific content. In the 1970s we began to use the phrase medical computer science to refer to the subdivision of computer science that applies the methods of the larger field to medical topics. As you will see, however, medicine has provided a rich area for computer science research, and several basic computing insights and methodologies have been derived from applied medical-computing research.

2). Thus, the EHR is best viewed not as an object, or a product, but rather as a set of processes that an organization must put into place, supported by technology (Fig. 3). Implementing electronic records is inherently a systems-integration task; it is not possible to buy a medical record system for a complex organization as an off-the-shelf product. Joint development and local adaptation are crucial, which implies that the institutions that purchase such systems must have local expertise that can oversee and facilitate an effective implementation process, including elements of process re-engineering and cultural change that are inevitably involved.

Census (Fig. 12). His methods were soon adapted to epidemiologic and public health surveys, initiating the era of electromechanical punched-card data-processing technology, which matured and was widely adopted during the 1920s and 1930s. These techniques were the precursors of the stored program and wholly electronic digital computers, which began to appear in the late 1940s (Collen 1995). One early activity in biomedical computing was the attempt to construct systems that would assist a physician in decision making (see Chap.

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