1st Edition

Health Informatics Multidisciplinary Approaches for Current and Future Professionals

Edited By Salvatore Volpe Copyright 2022
    500 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    500 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    500 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    "True wellness innovation requires the recruitment of multi-disciplinary participants. This book breaks the mold with examples from healthcare experts and other professionals who have leveraged informatics to better the lives of their constituents."

    Jason Helgerson, Founder & CEO, Helgerson Solutions Group LLC

    Developed for those training in academic centers as well as for those already "out in the field," this book looks at how attorneys, behavioral health experts, business development experts, chief information officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing information officers, consumer advocates, cryptographic experts, futurists, geneticists, informaticists, managed care executives, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, public health professionals, software developers, systems security officers, and workforce experts are collaborating on a "team-based," IT-enabled approach to improve healthcare.

    Chapter 1: Value of IT – Nancy C. Beale, MSN, RN-BC

    Chapter 2: Personal Health Engagement – Jan Oldenburg, FHIMSS

    Chapter 3: Innovation in Health IT – Anuj Desai, MBA

    Chapter 4: Ambulatory Systems - Curtis L. Cole, MD, Adam D. Cheriff, MD, J. Travis Gossey, MD, MS, MPH, Sameer Malhotra, MD, MA, and Daniel M. Stein, MD, PhD

    Chapter 5: CDSS: Clinical Decision Support Systems - Parag Mehta, MD, FACP

    Chapter 6: Medication Errors – J. Barmecha, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP

    Chapter 7: Racing Against the Clock – Parag Mehta, MD, FACP

    Chapter 8: Hospital Systems: History and Rationale for Hospital Health IT – Virginia Lorenzi, MS, CPHIMS

    Chapter 9: AI: Hospital Automation – Daniel J. Barchi, MEM

    Chapter 10: Clinical and Business Intelligence – Ray Hess, MSA, RRT, FHIMSS

    Chapter 11: Promoting Interoperability and Quality Payment Programs: The Evolving Paths of Meaningful Use – Anantachai (Tony) Panjamapirom, PhD, MBA, CPHIMS, Naomi Levinthal, MA, MS, CPHIMS, Ye Hoffman, MS, CPHIM

    Chapter 12: Behavioral Health and Telemedicine – Teresa Rufin, MPH, David Mou, MD, Thomas Tsang, MD

    Chapter 13: Optimizing Medication Use through Health IT: A Pharmacist’s Perspective – Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD; Mary Ann Kliethermes, B.S., Phar., Pharm D., FAPha, FCIOM; Anne Burns B.S. Pharm, RPh; Mary Roth McClurg, PharmD, MHS;  Marie Smith, PharmD, FNAP; Jon Easter, BSPharm, RPh

    Chapter 14: Nursing Informatics Today and Future Perspectives for Healthcare – Victoria L. Tiase, PhD, RN-BC and Whende M. Carroll, MSN, RN-BC

    Chapter 15: Health Information Exchange: An Overview and New York State’s Model – Valerie Grey. M.A. and Nathan Donnelly, M.S.

    Chapter 16: Direct Interoperability Enhancing Transitions across the Spectrum of Healthcare - Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS

    Chapter 17: Privacy and Security – Keith Richard Weiner, PhD, RN-BC

    Chapter 18: Blockchain – Paul Quigley, MBA

    Chapter 19: IoT – Salvatore G. Volpe, MA; Paul Quigley, MBA

    Chapter 20: Case Study: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Uses of Public Health Informatics in Response to COVID-19

    Chapter 21: Genomic Informatics in Healthcare System – Dr. Chang-Hui Shen

    Chapter 22: Managed Care Organizations Leverage Health Information from Multiple Sources to Drive Value - Michael Renzi, DO and Owen Moss

    Chapter 23: Workforce Application of Informatics to Target Initiatives – William D. Myhre, MPA

    Chapter 24: Patient-Centered Medical Home - Salvatore Volpe, MD and Rick A. Moore, Ph.D.

    Chapter 25: eMOLST: Electronic System for Completing Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment - Patricia Bomba, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P. and Katie Orem, M.P.H.

    Chapter 26: Medical Liability Insurance Data Analytics: An Opportunity to Identify Risks, Target Interventions, and Impact Policy – Thomas R. Gray

    Chapter 27: Medical-Legal: Attorney’s Perspective – Joshua R. Cohen, J.D.

    Chapter 28: Telehealth – Salvatore Volpe, MD

    Chapter 29: Future Possibilities– Salvatore Volpe, MD


    Sal Volpe MD, FAAP, FACP, ABP-CI, FHIMSS, CHCQM has achieved board certification in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Clinical Informatics and he currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer working closely with the IT staff at the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS). The SI PPS is an alliance of clinical and social service providers focused on improving the quality of care and overall health for Staten Island’s Medicaid and uninsured populations, which include more than 180,000 Staten Island residents and was the highest performing group under the New York State Department of Health’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.

    His practice was the first solo practice in the United States to achieve Level 3 2011 NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition. In addition to running a solo primary care practice for 30 years, Dr. Volpe has had many leadership roles outside the office. He served as physician champion for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Primary Care Information Project (NYC DOH MH PCIP); President of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society New York State (HIMSS NYS), President of the Richmond County Medical Society (RCMS); Chairman of the HIT Committee for the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and Richmond County; member of the Board of Directors of the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and member of the board of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company.

    Learning from others and sharing this knowledge has been another important aspect of his professional career. He has been invited to speak on health and technology topics locally and nationally. In addition to contributing to numerous journals, Dr. Volpe was a contributor for the PCMH chapter for the second and third editions of Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer.

    Dr. Volpe and his practice have been recognized by many organizations. For work with the Geriatric population and informatics, they were presented the Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO) Quality Award and SUNY Downstate Medical School Geriatrics Medicine Award. Their focus on PCMH was acknowledged by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) with the Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice (PCMH) Award. Due to the innovations introduced by Dr. Volpe and his executive board at HIMSS NYS, he was honored with the Chapter Leader of the Year Award.

    Dr. Volpe received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, his medical degree from SUNY Downstate and completed a combined Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Residency at Staten University Hospital (now a member of the NorthWell Health Network).

    "Dr. Volpe has produced an excellent work in the field of informatics where the intersection of clinical pathways, technology, change management, and psychology cohabitate. Everyone interested in this field should read the appropriate chapters so that they are comfortable with this comprehensive field."

    Sam Amifar MD MS ABP-CI,
    CMIO CIO The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    "This text presents a multi-disciplinary view of health informatics, offering perspectives to help us better understand the successes, challenges, as well as opportunities towards a more equitable healthcare system that prioritizes patient care and public health."

    Vibhuti Arya, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA | Curating Brave Spaces
    Global Lead, Gender Equity and Diversity Workforce Development
    International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
    Professor, St. John's University

    "Health Informatics Multidisciplinary Approaches for Current and Future Professionals is essential reading for policy makers, doctors, administrators and frontline healthcare workers. The book illustrates that deep integration by and between all aspects of care delivery, including IT, employee training and education, finance, and clinical practice will produce improved health outcomes and reduced costs."

    John August, Program Director, Partners Program, ILR Scheinman Institute, ILR School, Cornell University

    "As health care advances, there is more patient data in different platforms ranging from providers to insurance plans. The need for timely patient data exchange and integration is even more imperative to achieve a holistic picture of the patient from the realms of medical, behavioral health and social determinants of health services. This welcome edition brings together the many disciplines and perspectives to enhance the understanding of the many opportunities that informatics and health IT play towards transforming patient care and population health."

    Peggy Chan, MPH – former NYS DOH DSRIP Director

    "This book eclipses many others with the expansiveness of the contributions from so many accomplished authors. The foundation of 21st century healthcare is the use of effective and ethical use of informatics. The space has moved from niche to center stage - it is in this context that the next innovators in technology and patient care will find their opportunity."

    Joseph Conte, PhD, CPHQ, Executive Director Staten Island Performing Provider System

    "Dr. Volpe has created perhaps the first truly comprehensive book on Health Informatics in print. Its breadth of coverage is truly inspiring. It should become a required text for the rapidly increasing number of online, hybrid and in-person Masters' Degrees programs in Health Informatics becoming available both to recent college graduates and established professionals."

    James B. Couch, M.D., J.D., FACPE
    Interim Director, M.S. in Health Administration Degree Program
    Fordham University

    "True wellness innovation requires the recruitment of multi-disciplinary participants. This book breaks the mold with examples from healthcare and other professionals who have leveraged informatics to better the lives of their constituents."

    Jason Helgerson, Founder & CEO, Helgerson Solutions Group LLC

    "I am saying nothing new when I say, "healthcare is complicated". Dr. Salvatore Volpe has assembled a team of many of America’s best-versed experts from a variety of disciplines and made complex, technical issues of today’s healthcare easy to understand. Not only informative, but a road map for developing best of class healthcare practices. A must read of healthcare leaders, present and future."

    Russ Jones
    Executive Advisor
    Felix Global

    "Whether for management of a global pandemic at the population level or treating individual patients in a high stake, fast-paced emergency department, the urgent imperative for better collection, analysis, and availability of actionable health data is abundantly clear. Through this valuable text, Dr. Volpe and his co-authors empower healthcare professionals to be catalysts and leaders equipped to create the robust, reliable, and interoperable health informatics processes and tools so urgently needed by patients, clinicians, and policymakers."

    Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP

    "An interprofessional owner’s manual on Health Informatics for all health care providers! Educators must embrace the notion that the future of health care lies in encouraging technology and innovations and this book will benefit future nursing professionals to be practice ready when they graduate. Just what we need in higher education."

    Patricia A. Tooker, RN, DNP
    Dean, Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing
    Wagner College

    "Information technology (IT) has revolutionized healthcare over the last decade and promises to transform healthcare for the foreseeable future. How can we harness an IT-enabled approach to address future health care challenges? How can IT be leveraged to prevent the next pandemic and for surveillance of other epidemics? How will IT rectify the inequities already present in the healthcare system? These are the questions at the core of this remarkable book. Health Informatics is required reading for anyone who plans on changing the future of healthcare. A must read for everyone!"

    Angelo Volandes, MD, President, ACP Decisions; Faculty, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

    Aretha Delight Davis, MD, JD, ACP Decisions, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer


    "Dr. Volpe makes an inspiring case for combining the principles of computer and information science with life sciences research, health professions, education, public health and patient care by recruiting a broad network of contributors to the field of Health Information Technologies. This book is a mind expander. Health Informatics will make you think differently about the future of healthcare and how multidisciplinary teams come together to help those in need."

    Aiyemobisi Williams, Co-founder, Massive Change Network and Co-host and creator of Health2049, a podcast about the future of health. 

    "Advances in health information technology (IT) have impacted the healthcare stakeholders, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This book is a must-read for healthcare leaders who are helping endorse the development of cutting-edge health IT and integrating it into clinical practice! The book brings into focus strategic health IT opportunities for care improvements, enhancement of preventative care, optimization of patient care quality and outcomes, reduction of cost, and maintenance of provider and patient satisfaction, and more. It is a fantastic resource for current and future healthcare professionals!"

    Aleksandra Zagorin, DNP, MA, AGPCNP-BC, RN
    Maimonides Medical Center Department of Medicine and Geriatrics
    Clinical Advisor and Scholar NYU Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
    Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor
    Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing, Wagner College

    "Thank you, Dr. Volpe and co-authors for investing in this multi-disciplinary book that sheds a bright light on the opportunity and challenges of health informatics. Managed care organizations, health care delivery systems and community health workers can all benefit from understanding the new world of shared decision making, digital connection and use of data to drive meaningful insights and findings, while protecting patient privacy and promoting equity."

    Susan Beane, MD FACP
    Executive Medical Director
    Healthfirst Partnerships – Medical Outcomes

    "Dr. Volpe is highly regarded not only for his extensive expertise working at the intersection of clinical care and informatics, but also as a student of the art and science of the field - an expert who readily identifies and learns from the insights of leaders across disciplines who are making change, every day. The result is this uniquely valuable compendium that will serve as the go-to resource for those seeking to understand all aspects health informatics to make care better, more efficient, and more effective."

    Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, Founder and President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies