Medical Informatics

Medical Informatics

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The practice of modern medicine requires sophisticated information technologies with which to manage patient information, plan diagnostic procedures, interpret laboratory results, and conduct research. Designed for a broad audience, this book fills the need for a high quality reference in computers and medicine, first explaining basic concepts, then illustrating them with specific systems and technologies. Medical Informatics provides both a conceptual framework and a practical inspiration for this swiftly emerging scientific discipline. The second edition covers system design and engineering, ethics of health informatics, system evaluation and technology assessment, public health and consumer use of health information, and healthcare financing.Professional experience is needed to validate that the new system works under all conditions encountered in a clinical practice ... Most data are obtained from patients, laboratories, healthcare personnel, and insurance providers and then are transmitted, stored, ... Data Flow A graphical representation called the data- flow diagram (DFD) provides a succinct way to understand the objectives of a system.

Title:Medical Informatics
Author:Edward H. Shortliffe, Leslie E. Perreault
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-11


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