"An ideal resource for introductory computer courses for healthcare professionals, the text provides a comprehensive approach to digital literacy with the incorporation of social media tools. The Sixth Edition features an extensive revision of each chapter to reflect Microsoft Office® 2010 and Windows® 7 updates, as well as computer-assisted communication"--Back cover.
The lessons in this valuable workbook provide a foundation for understanding the computer world & reflect the changes essential to being literate in computers & information use. Employing healthcare models, this book is as easily adaptable to introductory computer courses for health professionals as to classes in nursing fundamentals or administration. Computers in Small Bytes explains hardware, popular software programs, operating systems, research applications, & computer assisted communication, including sections on information access, evaluation and use, & the Worldwide Web.
Mixing medical records with computer technology makes good medicine. This book provides practical guidance on using information systems effectively to answer questions of concern to those responsible for purchasing, managing, delivering and regulating health care services. The authors provide an introduction to health services research techniques, discuss the use of various data sources for analysis, and address the critical issues in using information systems.
This is a resource book on clinical decision support systems for informatics specialists, a textbook for teachers or students in health informatics and a comprehensive introduction for clinicians. It has become obvious that, in addition to physicians, other health professionals have need of decision support. Therefore, the issues raised in this book apply to a broad range of clinicians. The book includes chapters written by internationally recognized experts on the design, evaluation and application of these systems, who examine the impact of computer-based diagnostic tools both from the practitioner’s perspective and that of the patient.