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|Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends
Madjid Tavana, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi, Amir Talaei-Khoei.
Healthcare practices have been enhanced through the use of information technologies and analytical methods. A cross between computer science, healthcare, and information science is needed for the optimization of data resources and information systems within the healthcare industry.
Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives
Anastasius Moumtzoglou, Anastasia Kastania, Stavros Archondakis.
Technological advances have revolutionized the way we manage information in our daily workflow. The medical field has especially benefitted from these advancements, improving patient treatment, health data storage, and the management of laboratory samples and results.
Laboratory Management Information...
Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics
Vaughan Michell, Deborah J. Rosenorn-Lanng, Stephen R. Gulliver, Wendy Currie.
Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements....
Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos
Ingo Meyer, Sonja Müller, Lutz Kubitschke.
Recent global and national debates have shown that demographic change, the rising incidence of chronic disease, and the unmet need for more personalized care are trends demanding a new, integrated approach to health and social care. The advancement and adoption of technology in healthcare settings is a...
The SHEEP Model: Applying Near Miss Analysis
Deborah J. Rosenorn-Lanng, Vaughan A. Michell.
This chapter explains the development of a model, titled “SHEEP,” to identify quality and safety factors relating to near misses. The model allows frequency of risk factors and their impact to be analysed at departmental or institutional levels, which enables a structured focusing of resources at an...
A New Era for Safety Measurement
Sarahjane Jones, Mairi Macintyre.
This chapter presents current systems thinking concerning patient safety and explores what patient safety actually means, allowing a foundation for a critical review of tools used for safety measurement. Content considers a range of content from hard measures to softer cultural perspectives, thus...
Workarounds: Risk or Benevolence for Patient Safety?
Nada Nadhrah, Vaughan Michell.
Patient safety and the quality of clinical interventions rely on the application of best practices in clinical processes to achieve clinical and service specifications for patients. However, outcomes vary due to variations in work activity performance in terms of efficiency and quality, and variations...
Computerisation of Clinical Pathways
Patient safety incidents are becoming more common in medical situations. The challenge of achieving significant improvements in patient safety is one of the key tasks facing healthcare at the start of the 21st century. Clinical pathways and clinical guidelines provide a measure of standardisation to...
Using Radio Frequency Identification Technology to Store Patients' Medical Information
Peter J. Hawrylak, Chris Hart.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology enables wireless communication between a RFID reader and a RFID tag. One type, passive RFID tags, need no battery, being powered from the RFID reader's radio frequency signal. Passive RFID tags can support memories that can be used to store portions of...
Patient Safety in Community Care: E-Health Systems and the Care of the Elderly at Home
Ken Eason, Patrick Waterson.
The increasing number of elderly people in need of health and social care is putting pressure on current services to develop better ways of providing integrated care in the community. It is a widely held belief that e-health technologies have great potential in enabling and achieving this goal. This...
Healthcare Resource Sustainability: Obtaining Information Access via Healthcare Space Modelling
Stephen R. Gulliver, Isaac Wiafe, Hubert Grzybek, Milan Radosavljevic.
Health care provision is significantly impacted by the ability of health providers to engineer a viable healthcare space to support care stakeholders needs. In this chapter, the authors discuss and propose use of organisational semiotics as a set of methods to link stakeholders to systems, which allows...
Health IT Policy in the UK: The Case of Electronic Health Records
Wendy L. Currie.
The challenge to provide a nation-wide integrated health service is part of a UK government policy to transform healthcare using information and communications technology. The National Programme for Information Technology launched in 2002 is the largest, non-military, non-scientific government-funded...
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)
Muaz A. Niazi.
The International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM) publishes original research and reviews on all aspects of privacy and health information management. The journal serves as a unique venue for researchers as well as practitioners interested in reviewing latest research on...