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Healthcare Informatics

Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management, 1st Edition

By Stephan P. Kudyba

Auerbach Publications

397 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 55 B/W Illus.

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Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management supplies an understanding of the different types of healthcare service providers, corresponding information technologies, analytic methods, and data issues that play a vital role in transforming the healthcare industry. All of these elements are reshaping the various activities such as workflow and processes of hospitals, healthcare systems, ACOs, and patient analytics, including hot spotting, risk stratification, and treatment effectiveness.

A follow-up to Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity, this latest book includes new content that examines the evolution of Big Data and how it is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. It presents strategies for achieving national goals for the meaningful use of health information technology and includes sound project management principles and case illustrations for technology roll-out, such as Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) for optimal utilization.

The book describes how to enhance process efficiency by linking technologies, data, and analytics with strategic initiatives to achieve success. It explains how to leverage data resources with analytics to enhance decision support for care providers through in-depth descriptions of the array of analytic methods that are used to create actionable information, including Business Intelligence, Six Sigma, Data, and Text Mining.


"Professor Kudyba’s latest book, Health Informatics: Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management, provides a thorough and comprehensive review of the state of health care information technology and its application at the current time. The book also makes clear, however, that many complex issues remain to be addressed if we are to realize the full potential of digitizing health information."

—From the Foreword by Dr. David Blumenthal, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Fund

Table of Contents

An Introduction to the US Health Care Industry, Information Technology, and Informatics

IT, Informatics and HC Productivity: An Historical Perspective

Productivity and Efficiency and the Uniqueness of HC

Effective Informatics and Management Theory and Analytics

Electronic Health Information, Healthcare System Interoperability, Mobile Health, and the Formation of a Community of Health and Wellness

Introduction to Healthcare Reform

Role of Big Data and Information Systems

Advanced Data and Predictive Analytics

Establishing a Data-Driven Community of Health

Technology in the Pipeline (Mobile Health)

Quality Time in HC: Strategies for Achieving Meaningful Use of Health IT

The State of our Current HC System

Drivers of Change to Promote a More Productive Industry

Developing a Plan for Change

IT Strategies for Achieving Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use and the Road Ahead

A Project Management Framework for Healthcare Informatics Initiatives

Project Management for HC

Project Initiation

Project Planning

Project Execution, Monitoring and Controlling

Project Closeout

Nursing Roles in the Implementation of Clinical Information Systems

Implementation Roles (Executive Sponsor, Project Director, Team Leader, Clinical Systems Analyst, Educator, Super User)

The Phases of Implementation (Systems Selection, The Systems Design Phase, The System Roll Out, System Optimization)

Architecting Transitions to a Fully Electronic Medical Record with Emphasis on Physician Adoption and Optimal Utilization

Background on CPOE

Perceptions, Costs, Outcomes

Medical Error Reduction Proposition

Preplanning and Process Workflow for CPOE

Methodology for Adoption

Organizational Transformation

The End Product

Knowledge Translation and Informatics in Healthcare

Strategies for Improving Knowledge Translation in HC

Areas of Professional Needs

Clinician and Patient Deficits in Knowledge and Skills

CPOE, Workflow, and Computer Reminders

New Knowledge from Data

An Application of Healthcare Informatics to Improve Patient Safety and Outcomes: Case Studies from Trinity Health

Physician-Led Informatics

Integrated Information Shared Services

Clinical Adverse Drug Events Alert System (ADE)

The New Medical Frontier: Real-Time Wireless Medical Data Acquisition for the 21st Century

Evolution of Modern Medicine

Data Standards and Acquisition

Wireless Medical Devices

Expert Systems, Data Mining, and Big Data

The World of Health Analytics

Analysis Paralysis

Analytical Maturity and Objectives

Business and Clinical Analytics

Improving Organizational Performance and Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes

Information Creation through Analytics (A Focus on Healthcare)

What Are Analytics?

Business Intelligence Components and Data Mining

Six Sigma

Analytics and Episodes of Care


Enhancing Data Resources and Business Intelligence in Healthcare

Paper Documents to Digital to Increase Patient Treatment Intelligence

Business Intelligence, Electronic Records, and Six Sigma

Reviewing an ER Workflow

Taking Action for Health Plan Members’ Health: An Argument for an Expert System’s Approach to Optimizing Care Management Utilization and Financial Outcomes

Hot Spotting and Understanding the HC Population

Actionable Information and a Plan for Patient Care

Knowledge Discovery through Multivariate Analytics

An Introduction to Data and Text Mining in Healthcare: A Focus on Building Alerting Systems for Decision Support

Healthcare Alerting Systems and Data Mining

Big Data in Healthcare today

Case Study for Decision Support

Text Mining for Alerting Systems

Data Mining Applications in Healthcare

Data Mining as a Process in Healthcare (Discovery, Prediction, Mining and Scoring, Build and Deploy)

Mining Unstructured Data from Blogs for Information Discovery in Cancer Treatment

About the Author

Dr. Stephan P. Kudyba is a professor in the school of management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published numerous books, journal articles, and magazine articles on strategic utilization of data, information, and technologies to enhance organizational and macro productivity. Dr. Kudyba regularly presents at academic conferences, corporate seminars, and university symposiums addressing trends in information technologies, information management, and the evolving information and knowledge economy. He has over 15 years of private sector experience at prominent organizations in the US and Europe, has held editorial positions for academic journals, is a member of a number of information management based societies, and is involved with helping organizations across a variety of industries address strategic initiatives.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
COMPUTERS / Database Management / General
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
MEDICAL / Administration