Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems

Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems

Jane D. Moon (The University of Melbourne, Australia) and Mary P. Galea (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Release Date: September, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 425
ISBN13: 9781466694323|ISBN10: 1466694327|EISBN13: 9781466694330|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9432-3


In an effort to combat human error in the medical field, medical professionals continue to seek the best practices and technology applications for the diagnosis, treatment, and overall care of their patients.

Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems brings together a series of chapters focused on the technology, funding, and future plans for improved organization and decision-making through medical informatics. Featuring timely, research-based chapters on topics including, but not limited to, data management, information security, and the benefits of technology-based medicine, this publication is an essential reference source for clinicians, scientists, health economists, policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced level students, and government officials interested in health information technology.

Topics Covered

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

  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Research
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Future Healthcare
  • Health information technology
  • Information Security
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Technology-Based Medicine

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Moon and Galea present students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focused on the improvement of health management through the implementation of a variety of clinical support systems. The fifteen contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to an online spatial HIV/AIDS surveillance and monitoring system for Nigeria, the integration of automation and clinical decision support systems, clinical costing for clinical improvement, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jane Moon is an honorary associate with RMIT, teaches hematology, health informatics and laboratory management to both undergraduate and post graduate students. She also works as a medical laboratory scientist at the Austin Health, a teaching hospital to the University of Melbourne. She has a diverse background of immunology, linguistics, and an international MBA. She has a degree in medical science (Immunology), and a Master of Arts (linguistics) from the University of Melbourne; graduate diploma in education, health administration and business studies and a MBA from LaTrobe University; as well as a graduate certificate in European business studies from ESC-Rouen, France, and a postgraduate diploma in immunology, and a graduate diploma in computer science, Master of Information Management Systems from Monash University, Australia. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Medical Science. She is a PhD candidate at the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne; her project involves “developing a conceptual model for patients’ with chronic diseases for a better health outcome”. She has a keen interest in health informatics, impact of ICT on health management and self-efficacy.
Mary Galea, BAppSc (Physio), BA, PhD, is Professorial Fellow in the Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital) at the University of Melbourne. She was previously Foundation Professor of Clinical Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Centre at Austin Health. She is a physiotherapist and neuroscientist whose research program includes both laboratory-based and clinical projects with the overall theme of control of voluntary movement by the brain, and factors that promote recovery following nervous system damage. Most recently, she has been the lead investigator on a large multi-site program of research, SCIPA (Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity), investigating the effects of exercise after spinal cord injury from acute care to the community.