Effective Healthcare Information Systems

Effective Healthcare Information Systems

Adi Armoni (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Release Date: July, 2001|Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 340|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-701-8
ISBN13: 9781931777018|ISBN10: 1931777012|EISBN13: 9781931777209


Health and medical informatics encompass a very broad field that is rapidly developing in both its research and operational aspects. The discipline has many dimensions, including social, legal, ethical and economic, and consequently, information technology application in healthcare has a long history, triggered from two separate areas of interest. On one hand, the development of medical instruments has incorporated information technology in a vast number of instances. On the other hand, requirements on the registration and processing of medical services and hospital bills have led to extensive EDP-facilities, Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and ancillary registration systems. This book, Effective Healthcare Information Systems puts a special emphasis on issues dealing with the most recent innovations such as telemedicine, Web-based medical information and consulting systems, expert systems and artificial intelligence.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Adi Armoni received his Ph.D. from the School of Business Administration at Tel-Aviv University in 1993. His dissertation deals with knowledge acquisition for Expert Systems. His bachelor's degree is in Industrial Engineering, and he has an MBA with majors in Information Systems and Finance. Dr. Armoni serves as Associate Dean and head of the Computer and Information Systems Department at the College of Management, School of Business. His research focuses on strategic information systems, decision support systems, and healthcare information systems. He has published many articles in major journals, serves as an associate editor of four journals, and presents his research papers in international professional conferences.

Dr. Armoni is a senior consultant for companies all over the world. He also conducts projects for the World Bank in Eastern Europe and South America, during which he consults with local governments in building information systems capacities and developing the country's information infrastructure.