Human, Social, and Organizational Aspects of Health Information Systems

Human, Social, and Organizational Aspects of Health Information Systems

Andre W. Kushniruk (University of Victoria, Canada) and Elizabeth M. Borycki (University of Victoria, Canada)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 422
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-792-8
ISBN13: 9781599047928|ISBN10: 1599047926|EISBN13: 9781599047942
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Human, Social, and Organizational Aspects of Health Information Systems offers an evidence-based management approach to issues associated with the human and social aspects of designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining health information systems across a healthcare organization—specific to an individual, team, organizational, system, and international perspective. Integrating knowledge from multiple levels, this book will benefit scholars and practitioners from the medical information, health service management, information technology arenas.

Coverage:

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

  • Accountability in healthcare organizations
  • Best Practices
  • Computer-supported clinical activity
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Support
  • Economics of healthcare information technology
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Evidence-based healthcare practices
  • Health information systems development
  • Health information systems management
  • Health service management
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Human roles in IT projects
  • Internet-based health knowledge
  • Knowledge translation in healthcare
  • Legal, ethical, and professional issues
  • Medical Informatics
  • Organizational methods
  • Pervasive healthcare
  • Portable usability testing
  • Regional patient safety initiatives
  • Social aspects
  • Systems implementation
  • Technology-induced errors in healthcare
  • Usability methods
  • Virtual usability laboratories
Reviews and Testimonials

This book reflects the multiple layers and varied interdisciplinary perspectives on human and social aspects of healthcare information systems.

– Andre W. Kushniruk, University of Victoria, Canada

The text is organized to reflect the multiple layers and varied interdisciplinary perspectives involved in designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining health information systems.

– Book News Inc. (June 2008)

In this volume the [editors] set out to systematically describe and analyse a range of models, frameworks and empirical approaches used to explore this problem, with the intention of providing solutions ... This title is recommended for medical and general academic libraries.

– Online Information Review (May 2009)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Dr. Andre Kushniruk is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria. Dr. Kushniruk conducts research in a number of areas including evaluation of the effects of technology, human-computer interaction in health care and other domains as well as cognitive science. His work is known internationally and he has published widely in the area of health informatics. He holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology, as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology. He focuses on developing new methods for the evaluation of information technology and studying human-computer interaction in health care and he has been a key researcher on a number of national and international collaborative projects.
Elizabeth Borycki teaches health information science at the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria. She has a unique blend of industry, consulting and academic experience. She has worked on the implementation of electronic health record systems in major hospital settings. She has a Masters degree in Nursing and has worked in healthcare and health informatics positions related to improving use of information in healthcare for over ten years. She is currently completing her doctorate degree in Management and Organization in Healthcare at the University of Toronto and is involved in numerous national and international projects in health informatics, with a focus on understanding the impact of information technology on healthcare work and information processing.
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