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Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

ISBN-10: 0387954740
ISBN-13: 9780387954745
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $169.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 792
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

This book covers all aspects of public health informatics and discusses the creation and management of an information technology infrastructure that is essential in linking state and local organizations in their efforts to gather data for the surveillance and prevention. Public health officials will have to understand basic principles of information resource management in order to make the appropriate technology choices that will guide the future of their organizations. As the major topic at the American Medical Informatics Association's (AMIA) spring congress in 2001, public health has moved into the spotlight, given the importance of implementing a population-based health approach and to addressing chronic health conditions. This book marks the first systematic effort to provide informatics principles and examples of practice in a public health context. In doing so, it clarifies the ways in which newer information technologies will improve individual and community health status. This book's primary purpose is to consolidate key information and promote a strategic approach to information systems and development, making it a resource for use by faculty and students of public health, as well as the practicing public health professional.Chapter highights include: The Governmental and Legislative Context of Informatics; Assessing the Value of Information Systems; Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health; and Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security. Review questions are featured at the end of every chapter. Aside from its use for public health professionals, the book will be used by schools of public health, clinical and public health nurses and students, schools of social work, allied health, and environmental sciences. Drs. O'Carroll and Yasnoff are public health specialists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Foreword
Series Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
The Context for Public Health Informatics
Introduction to Public Health Informatics
History and Significance of Information Systems and Public Health
Better Health Through Informatics: Managing Information to Deliver Value
The Governmental and Legislative Context of Informatics
The Science of Public Health Informatics
Information Architecture
Core Competencies in Public Health Informatics
Assessing the Value of Information Systems
Managing IT Personnel and Projects
Public Health Informatics and Organizational Change
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of Public Health Information
Data Standards in Public Health Informatics
Evaluation for Public Health Informatics
Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health: Duties and Challenges in Computational Epidemiology
Key Public Health Information Systems
The National Vital Statistics System
Morbidity Data
Risk Factor Information Systems
Informatics of Toxicology and Environmental Public Health
Knowledge-Based Information and Systems
New Challenges, Emerging Systems
New Means of Data Collection
New Means for Increasing Data Accessibility
Geographic Information Systems
Immunization Registries: Critical Tools for Sustaining Success
Decision Support and Expert Systems in Public Health
Promoting the Delivery of Preventive Medicine in Primary Care
Case Studies: Applications of Information Systems Development
Policy Issues in Developing Information Systems for Public Health Surveillance of Communicable Diseases
Networking/Connecting People in a Sustainable Way: Information Network for Public Health Officials
The Community Health Information Movement: Where It's Been, Where It's Going
Developing the Missouri Integrated Public Health Information System
Using Information Systems to Build Capacity: A Public Health Improvement Tool Box
Using Data to Meet a Policy Objective: Community Health Assessment Practice with the CATCH Data Warehouse
International Networking: Addressing the Challenge of Emerging Infections
Case Study: An Immunization Data Collection System for Private Providers
Public Health Informatics in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Epilogue: The Future of Public Health Informatics
Index

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