Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics: Research and Practices

Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics: Research and Practices

Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 448
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-690-7
ISBN13: 9781599046907|ISBN10: 1599046903|EISBN13: 9781599046921
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Description:

Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics: Research and Practices compiles estimable knowledge on the research of information systems and informatics applications in the healthcare industry. This book addresses organizational issues, including technology adoption, diffusion, and acceptance, as well as cost benefits and cost effectiveness, of advancing health information systems and informatics applications as innovative forms of investment in healthcare. Rapidly changing technology and the complexity of its applications make this book an invaluable resource to researchers and practitioners in the healthcare fields.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare acceptance
  • Healthcare cost benefits
  • Healthcare cost effectiveness
  • Healthcare diffusion
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Healthcare investment
  • Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Technology Adoption
Reviews and Testimonials

From this understanding, it is hope that we would better manage the future of HISI development and how specific current HISI research and evolving HISI practice can be further explored to impact the life and activities of health professionals and patients alike in our ever-changing society.

– Joseph Tan, Wayne State University, USA

This book collects twenty papers that review current research in the theory and method in healthcare information systems and informatics.

– Book News Inc. (September 2008)

The volume could be used in health informatics research courses as a supplementary text.

– Online Publication Review (May 2009)
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Joseph Tan (Dip, BA, MS, PhD) holds a professional diploma in civil engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science from Wartburg College, a master’s degree in industrial & management engineering from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in management information systems from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has been a tenured associate professor teaching in the Department of Healthcare & Epidemiology at UBC for many years prior to serving as a professor and Head of Information System and Manufacturing (ISM) Department at the School of Business at Wayne State University.

Joseph has published research in computing, ergonomics, information systems, health informatics, health education, e-health, and e-business journals and has served as guest editor and member of various journal editorial boards. He sits on key organizing committees for local, national, and international meetings and conferences. Professor Tan’s research, which has enjoyed significant support in the last several years from local, national and international funding agencies and other sources, has also been widely cited and applied across a number of major disciplines, including healthcare informatics and clinical decision support, health technology management research, human processing of graphical representations, ergonomics, health administration education, telehealth, mobile health, and e-health promotion programming.

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