This essential text provides a readable yet sophisticated overview of the basic concepts of information technologies as they apply in healthcare. Spanning areas as diverse as the electronic medical record, searching, protocols, and communications as well as the Internet, Enrico Coiera has succeeded in making this vast and complex area accessible an
Basic Concepts in Informatics. Informatics Skills. Information Systems in Healthcare. Guideline- and Protocol-Based Systems. Communication Systems in Healthcare. Language, Coding and Classification. Clinical Decision Support and Analytics. Specialized Applications for Health Informatics.