By Edward H. Shortliffe MD, PhD, MACP, Marsden S. Bloisà (auth.), Edward H. Shortliffe MD, PhD, MACP, James J. Cimino MD, FACP (eds.)

The perform of contemporary drugs calls for refined details applied sciences with which to regulate sufferer info, plan diagnostic methods, interpret laboratory effects, and behavior examine. This booklet, encouraged by means of a Stanford college education software, fills the necessity for a top quality textual content in pcs and drugs. It meets the starting to be call for by way of practitioners, researchers, and scholars for a finished creation to key themes within the box.

Completely revised and improved, this paintings comprises a number of new chapters full of fresh fabric. This publication will supply either a conceptual framework and a realistic procedure for the implementation and administration of IT used to enhance the supply of overall healthiness care.

The booklet specializes in the position of pcs within the provision of scientific prone. It offers the conceptual base had to understand and make the most of clinical informatics via effortless to appreciate examples that show how desktops help in the supply of healthiness care. this article additionally contains tips that could extra literature, bankruptcy summaries, and concise definition of routine phrases for self-study or school room use.

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Hospital departments, such as the clinical laboratory, were able to implement their own custom-tailored systems when affordable minicomputers became available. Today, these departments often use microcomputers to support administrative and clinical functions. ) management tools were available as commercial products; their descriptions began to appear in journals alongside the traditional advertisements for drugs and other medical products. Today individual physicians find it practical to employ PCs in a variety of settings, including for applications in patient care or clinical investigation.

In a more positive light, the new communications technologies offer clinicians creative ways to interact with their patients and to provide higher quality care. Years ago medicine adopted the telephone as a standard vehicle for facilitating patient care, and we now take this kind of interaction with patients for granted. If we extend the audio channel to include our visual sense as well, the notion of telemedicine emerges (see Chapter 14). , international medicine, teleradiology, and video-based care of patients in state and federal prisons).

Outputs from the medical record. Once information is collected in the traditional paper medical record, it may be provided to a wide variety of potential users of the chart. These users include health professionals and the patients themselves but also a wide variety of “secondary users” (represented here by the individuals in business suits) who have valid reasons for accessing the record but who are not involved with direct patient care. Numerous providers are typically involved in a patient’s care, so the chart also serves as a means for communicating among them.

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