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Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Health Care Professionals, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Toni Lee Hebda, Patricia Czar

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 23, 2008

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This useful handbook introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the most current application of computer-related technology in the health care environment.  Included are the various forms of electronic communication and ways to use it more effectively. New coverage of web-based technology, search tools, and evaluation criteria for online material are presented along with regulatory and accreditation requirements, such as HIPAA. Completely updated, the fourth edition offers a clearly written overview of informatics, as well as practical applications of computer-based education for day-to-day use.

Table of Contents


General Computer Information

Chapter        1          Informatics in the Health Care Professions

Chapter        2          Hardware, Software, and the Roles of Support Personnel

Chapter        3          Ensuring the Quality of Information

Chapter        4          Electronic Communication and the Internet 



Health Care Information Systems

Chapter        5          Health Care Information Systems

Chapter        6          Strategic Planning 

Chapter        7          Selecting a Health Care Information System

Chapter        8          System Implementation and Maintenance

Chapter        9          Information Systems Training        **NEW CHAPTER**

Chapter        10        Information Security and Confidentiality

Chapter        11        System Integration and Interoperability

Chapter        12        The Electronic Health Record

Chapter        13        Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs)    **NEW CHAPTER** 

Chapter        14        Regulatory and Accreditation Issues

Chapter        15        Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery    



Specialty Applications

Chapter        16        Using the Computer to Support Health Care and Patient Education

Chapter        17        Telehealth

Chapter        18        Evidence Based Practice And Research    


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$28.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504518-3