3rd Edition

Medical Informatics An Executive Primer, Third Edition

By Kenneth R. Ong Copyright 2015
    382 Pages
    by HIMSS Publishing

    This third edition of HIMSS' award-winning, bestseller explores how clinicians, patients, and health IT stakeholders are collaborating to support high-value care through health IT. Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer continues to explore information technologies applied in hospital settings, at the physician's office and in patients' homes to provide high-value patient care. Developed for healthcare executives, the book looks at how clinicians, patients and health IT stakeholders are collaborating on a 'team-based,' IT-enabled approach to healthcare.

    The book's authors offer provider success stories on utilizing health IT-such as EHRs, clinical decision support, telehealth and electronic quality measure reporting to transform healthcare, while addressing health IT usability, interoperability, privacy and security concerns and meeting federal regulations. New to this edition are chapters focused on how health IT innovations, mobile technologies and personal digital tools are demonstrating the value of health IT. Medical Informatics also explores successful EHR implementations by organizations recognized with the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, through case studies focused on patient engagement, population management, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchange and patient readmission prevention.

    Value of Health IT: HIMSS Health Information Technology Value Model
    Patricia B. Wise

    Personal Health Engagement

    Jan Oldenburg

    Fostering Innovation in Health IT

    Anuj Desai and David Jacobowitz

    mHealth: Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare

    Geeta Nayyar

    Patient-Centered Medical Home

    Salvatore Volpe

    Meaningful Use: Increasing EHR Adoption and Paving the Path Toward Healthcare Transformation

    Anantachai (Tony) Panjamapirom and Naomi Levinthal

    Regional Extension Centers

    Paul Kleeberg and Ryan Sandefer

    Ambulatory Systems

    Curtis L. Cole, Adam D. Cheriff, J. Travis Gossey, Sameer Malhotra, and Daniel M. Stein

    Hospital Systems: History and Rationale for Hospital Health IT

    Virginia Lorenzi

    Improving Usability through the User-Centered Design Process

    Janey Barnes and Robert Schumacher

    Clinical Decision Support

    Ken Ong


    Erika Abramson and Rainu Kaushal

    Clinical and Business Intelligence

    Ray Hess

    Nursing Informatics Today and Future Perspectives for Healthcare

    Dana Alexander and Sarah Collins

    Health Information Exchange

    Gilad J. Kuperman and Jason Shapiro

    Privacy and Security

    Keith Weiner

    Software Selection

    Ken Ong

    Project Management and Health IT
    Pete Shelkin

    Why Do Projects Fail?

    Ken Ong

    Case Study: Reaching Out with Technology—Telehealth in Rural America

    Mary Ann Zelazn

    Case Study: Children’s Medical Center Dallas

    Patient Engagement

    Case Study: White River Family Practice

    Population Management

    Case Study: Texas Health Resources

    Clinical and Business Intelligence

    Case Study: UC Davis Health System

    Health Information Exchange

    Case Study: Mount Sinai Medical Center
    How the Preventable Admission Care Team (PACT) Used IT to Expand Program

    Appendix: Acronyms Used in This Book


    Kenneth R. Ong