1st Edition

Healthcare Informatics Improving Efficiency and Productivity

By Stephan P. Kudyba Copyright 2010
    280 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity examines the complexities involved in managing resources in our healthcare system and explains how management theory and informatics applications can increase efficiencies in various functional areas of healthcare services. Delving into data and project management and advanced analytics, this book details and provides supporting evidence for the strategic concepts that are critical to achieving successful healthcare information technology (HIT), information management, and electronic health record (EHR) applications. This includes the vital importance of involving nursing staff in rollouts, engaging physicians early in any process, and developing a more receptive organizational culture to digital information and systems adoption.

    We owe it to ourselves and future generations to do all we can to make
    our healthcare systems work smarter, be more effective, and reach more
    people. The power to know is at our fingertips; we need only embrace it.

                   —From the foreword by James H. Goodnight, PhD, CEO, SAS

    Bridging the gap from theory to practice, it discusses actual informatics applications that have been incorporated by various healthcare organizations and the corresponding management strategies that led to their successful employment. Offering a wealth of detail, it details several working projects, including:

    • A computer physician order entry (CPOE) system project at a North Carolina hospital
    • E-commerce self-service patient check-in at a New Jersey hospital
    • The informatics project that turned a healthcare system’s paper-based resources into digital assets
    • Projects at one hospital that helped reduce excesses in length of stay, improved patient safety; and improved efficiency with an ADE alert system
    • A healthcare system’s use of algorithms to identify patients at risk for hepatitis

    Offering the guidance that healthcare specialists need to make use of various informatics platforms, this book provides the motivation and the proven methods that can be adapted and applied to any number of staff, patient, or regulatory concerns.

    Foreword; James H. Goodnight
    An Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare Industry, InformationTechnology, and Informatics; Stephan Kudyba and Richard Temple
    Quality Time in Healthcare: Strategies for Achieving National Goals for Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology; Michael H. Zaroukian and Peter Basch
    A Project Management Framework of Healthcare Informatics Initiatives; Christi Rushnell and Mary Beattie
    Nursing Roles in the Implementation of Clinical InformationSystems; Terry Moore
    Architecting Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE ) for Optimal Utilization; James F. Keel and D. Arlo Jennings
    Knowledge Translation and Informatics in Healthcare; Ann Mc Kibbon
    Self-Service Technology in Healthcare; Tomas Gregorio
    The World of Health Analytics; Jason Burke
    Enhancing Data Resources and Business Intelligence in Healthcare; Stephan Kudyba and Mark Rader
    Application of Healthcare Informatics to Improving Patient Safety and Outcomes: Learning from the Experiences of Trinity Health; Rajiv Kohli, Frank Piontek, Larry Sellers, Tom Miner, and Paul Conlon
    Data Mining in Healthcare; Wullianallur Raghupathi
    Using Data Mining to Build Alerting Systems for DecisionSupport in Healthcare; Billie Anderson, Cali M. Davis, and J. Mich ael Hardin
    Data Mining Techniques to Enhance Healthcare Cost Savings through the Identification of Abusive Billing Practices and the Optimization of Care Enhancement Services; Theodore L. Perry, Johnny E. Gore, Jeffrey W. Erdley, and Jeremy D. Lowery


    Stephan Kudyba, New Jersey Institute of Technology