1st Edition

Healthcare Informatics Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management

By Stephan P. Kudyba Copyright 2016
    416 Pages 8 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    434 Pages 8 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    415 Pages 8 Color & 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    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.

    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


    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