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1st Edition

Healthcare Informatics
Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management

ISBN 9781498746359
Published April 14, 2016 by Auerbach Publications
434 Pages 8 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations

USD $89.95

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Book Description

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.

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

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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.



"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