In almost all Western countries, concerted efforts are made to stimulate the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in health care. Yet the number of success stories are few and the frustrations many. In this key textbook, readers are introduced to the challenges, the lessons learned and the new insights of health information management at the start of the twenty-first century.
With a strong international orientation, a comparative approach and a critical eye on many traditional information management views, the book illustrates key developments by drawing on examples from many different countries. Topics covered include:
* Patient Care Information Systems
* Integrating Quality Improvement
* Information Strategy
* Implementing Information Systems
Featuring case studies and an overall practitioner's perspective, this key textbook combines theoretical backgrounds and starting points with practice-oriented guidelines and advice on the best methods for bringing these ideas to the challenges of everyday health care management. Original and refreshing, this textbook is essential reading for students of health care management and health care practitioners alike.
Part 1: Starting Points Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Waiting for Godot 3. Health Care Work and Patient Care Information Systems 4. The Contextual Nature of Information 5. Meeting the Challenge 6. Designing Interactions Part 2: Information Strategy, Implementation and Evaluation 7. Information Strategy 8. Developing the Information Strategy 9. Implementing Information Systems in Health Care Organizations 10. Project Management of Innovative PCIS Implementations in Healthcare 11. Evaluation of Patient Care Information Systems
Routledge Health Management is a comprehensive and well-balanced series of textbooks on core management topics, specifically oriented towards the health care field. In almost all Western countries health care is in a state of radical reorientation. This series aims to answer the important contemporary questions such as:
Written by experts in the field each book focuses on a different aspect of healthcare management, including information systems, patient flow systems, human resource management, change management and healthcare evaluation.