Health informatics

Improving patient care

Edited by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

Publication date: 29 Jun 2012

Health informatics (HI) and technology play a major role in health care including empowering patients, shortening waiting lists and improving treatment efficiency. This ebook contains a range of material by HI experts on the latest developments. It includes articles on robotic surgery, on how technology can support people in their own homes, and on how electronic systems can help reduce risk of medical error. Readers do not require a detailed understanding of health care or health informatics.
Ebook (VitalSource) - £2.99

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780171449

68 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Introduction Using IT to improve population health management Safety first Valuable lessons in validation The internet and patient information Health in the cloud Telehealth - for better patient care Robotic surgery Radiotherapy targeting Smart textiles Design for ageing well Speech recognition and digital dictation Shorter waiting lists and raised productivity Growing up A real rollercoaster ride