Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management

Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management

Christo El Morr (York University, Canada)
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Release Date: July, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 323|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4321-5
ISBN13: 9781466643215|ISBN10: 1466643218|EISBN13: 9781466643222
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Healthcare providers require timely and accurate information about their patients. As such, a great amount of effort and resources are spent to ensure that the right information is presented to the right people at the right time.

Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management focuses on the advancements of Health Information Science in order to solve current and forthcoming problems in the health sector. Managers, policy makers, researchers, and Masters and PhD students in healthcare related fields will use this book to provide necessary insight on healthcare delivery and also to inspire new ideas and practices to effectively provide patients with the greatest quality care.

Topics Covered

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

  • Collaboration and Virtual Communities
  • Cost Management
  • Elderly Care
  • Health Education
  • Health Policy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management and Culture
  • Quality of Care
  • Tele-Medicine

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from health informatics, health management, and health policy explore the interplay between the three fields, specifically how health informatics can be used by health management and health policy researchers to solve pending problems in the health sector. The topics include investing in a rehabilitation model to improve the decision-making process in long-term care, implementing case costing with the Ontario Case Costing Initiative, geographical information systems and food systems analysis in public health policy, why differences in the iron-triangle of priorities make adopting and using health information technology difficult, and diabetes in Italy as a case study of how web 2.0 shapes patient knowledge sharing.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

There is no comparable book on the market that uses exemplars to illustrate the use of informatics and how it relates to research and policy. This book will give budding researchers ideas for innovative studies and policy questions using technology.

– Carole Ann Kenner, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences, Doody's Book Review

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Prof. Christo El Morr (PhD Biomedical Engineering, Compiègne University of Technology-France, 1997) is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics and the Undergraduate Program Director at the school of Health Policy and Management, York University, Canada. His cross-disciplinary research covers healthcare informatics, computer science and computer engineering. His research interests focus on Health Virtual Communities and Mobile Communities, he also has research interests in Software Accessibility for people with Visual Disability, PACS, and Electronic Health Records. He has published books, chapters, and articles in these areas. He consulted for international organizations and was an Expert Reviewer for the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario.