Health Information Management

Integrating Information and Communication Technology in Health Care Work

By Marc Berg

© 2003 – Routledge

252 pages

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pub: 2003-11-27
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About the Book

In almost all Western countries, concerted efforts are made to stimulate the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in health care. Yet the number of success stories are few and the frustrations many. In this key textbook, readers are introduced to the challenges, the lessons learned and the new insights of health information management at the start of the twenty-first century.

With a strong international orientation, a comparative approach and a critical eye on many traditional information management views, the book illustrates key developments by drawing on examples from many different countries. Topics covered include:

* Patient Care Information Systems

* Integrating Quality Improvement

* Information Strategy

* Implementing Information Systems

Featuring case studies and an overall practitioner's perspective, this key textbook combines theoretical backgrounds and starting points with practice-oriented guidelines and advice on the best methods for bringing these ideas to the challenges of everyday health care management. Original and refreshing, this textbook is essential reading for students of health care management and health care practitioners alike.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Starting Points Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Waiting for Godot 3. Health Care Work and Patient Care Information Systems 4. The Contextual Nature of Information 5. Meeting the Challenge 6. Designing Interactions Part 2: Information Strategy, Implementation and Evaluation 7. Information Strategy 8. Developing the Information Strategy 9. Implementing Information Systems in Health Care Organizations 10. Project Management of Innovative PCIS Implementations in Healthcare 11. Evaluation of Patient Care Information Systems

About the Author

Marc Berg is Professor of Social-Medical Sciences at the Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam.

About the Series

Routledge Health Management

Routledge Health Management is a comprehensive and well-balanced series of textbooks on core management topics, specifically oriented towards the health care field. In almost all Western countries health care is in a state of radical reorientation. This series aims to answer the important contemporary questions such as:

  • How can we meet the needs of increasingly empowered ‘consumers'?
  • How do we incorporate ‘evidence based’ modes of working, re-motivate health care professionals and contain costs, all at the same time?

Written by experts in the field each book focuses on a different aspect of healthcare management, including information systems, patient flow systems, human resource management, change management and healthcare evaluation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management