1st Edition

Healthcare Informatics Strategies for the Digital Era

By Stephan P. Kudyba Copyright 2021
    265 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    265 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    "This book addresses how health apps, in-home measurement devices, telemedicine, data mining, and artificial intelligence and smart medical algorithms are all enabled by the transition to a digital health infrastructure…..it provides a comprehensive background with which to understand what is happening in healthcare informatics and why."—C. William Hanson, III, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

    "This book is dedicated to the frontline healthcare workers, who through their courage and honor to their profession, helped maintain a reliable service to the population at large, during a chaotic time. These individuals withstood fear and engaged massive uncertainty and risk to perform their duties of providing care to those in need at a time of crisis. May the world never forget the COVID-19 pandemic and the courage of our healthcare workers".—Stephan P. Kudyba, Author

    Healthcare Informatics: Evolving Strategies in the Digital Era focuses on the services, technologies, and processes that are evolving in the healthcare industry. It begins with an introduction to the factors that are driving the digital age as it relates to the healthcare sector and then covers strategic topics such as risk management, project management, and knowledge management that are essential for successful digital initiatives. It delves into facets of the digital economy and how healthcare is adapting to the geographic, demographic, and physical needs of the population and highlights the emergence and importance of apps and telehealth. It also provides a high-level approach to managing pandemics by applying the various elements of the digital ecosystem. The book covers such technologies as:

    • Computerized physician order entry (CPOE)
    • Clinical Information Systems
    • Alerting systems and medical sensors
    • Electronic healthcare records (EHRs)
    • Mobile healthcare and telehealth.
    • Apps
    • Business Intelligence and Decision Support Analytics
    • Digital outreach to the population
    • Artificial Intelligence

    The book then closes the loop on the efficiency enhancing process with a focus on utilizing analytics for problem solving for a variety of healthcare processes including the pharmaceutical sector. Finally, the book ends with current and futuristic views on evolving applications of AI throughout the industry.

    Chapter 1. The Digital World
    Stephan Kudyba

    Chapter 2. An Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Industry, Digital Technologies and Informatics
    Stephan Kudyba and Richard Temple

    Chapter 3. Electronic Health Information, Healthcare System Interoperability, Mobile Health, and the Formation of a Community of Health and Wellness
    Stephan Kudyba, Thad Perry, and Deborah Ballou

    Chapter 4. Risk Management in Healthcare
    Jorge Hechavarria and Stephan Kudyba

    Chapter 5. Project Management in Healthcare
    Michael Sarachman

    Chapter 6. Knowledge Translation and Informatics in Healthcare
    Ann McKibbon

    Chapter 7. Nursing Roles in the Implementation of Clinical Information Systems
    Terry Moore

    Chapter 8. Architecting Transitions to a Fully Electronic Medical Record with Emphasis on Physician Adoption and Optimal Utilization
    James F. Keel, III and D. Arlo Jennings

    Chapter 9. A Digital Platform for Clinical Trials and Community Outreach
    Carolyn Brehm and Thomas Julian

    Chapter 10. The Evolution of TeleHealth
    Lisa M. Brandt and Brian J Schroeder

    Chapter 11. A Digital Solution to Enhance Comprehensive Care for the Elderly Population
    William McIvor

    Chapter 12. Information Creation through Analytics: A  Healthcare Focus
    Stephan Kudyba

    Chapter 13 Patient Data Analytics: Utilizing Analytics to Create Actionable Information in a Healthcare Ecosystem
    Agnel D’Cruz and Stephan Kudyba

    Chapter 14. Managing Risk for Patient Engagements with Trigger-Based Expert Systems
    Stephan Kudyba and Dean Sittig

    Chapter15. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Promise and Reality
    Thomas Davenport


    Dr. Stephan P. Kudyba, MBA, PhD, is a faculty member in the school of management at New Jersey Institute of Technology where he teaches courses addressing the utilization of technologies, business analytics and information and knowledge management to enhance operational efficiency, innovation and digital transformation. He has published numerous books, journal articles, and magazine articles on strategic utilization of data, information, and technologies to enhance organizational and macro productivity and successful digital transformation. Dr. Kudyba has been featured in virtual platforms, presents at conferences, corporate seminars, and university symposiums, addressing the evolving information, knowledge and digital economy. He has more than 15 years of private sector experience at prominent organizations in the US and Europe, and he maintains relations with firms across industry sectors addressing strategic initiatives. Dr Kudyba earned an MBA from Lehigh University and a PhD in economics with a focus on the information economy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.