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Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals (Sixth Edition)

Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals (Sixth Edition)

  • Author: Robert E. Hoyt,Ann K. Yoshihashi
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304791106
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 534
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Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of Information Technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references.

Health Informatics

Health Informatics

An Interprofessional Approach

  • Author: Ramona Nelson,Nancy Staggers
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323402259
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 678
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See how information technology intersects with health care! Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd Edition prepares you for success in today’s technology-filled healthcare practice. Concise coverage includes information systems and applications such as electronic health records, clinical decision support, telehealth, ePatients, and social media tools, as well as system implementation. New to this edition are topics including data science and analytics, mHealth, principles of project management, and contract negotiations. Written by expert informatics educators Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers, this edition enhances the book that won a 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award! Experts from a wide range of health disciplines cover the latest on the interprofessional aspects of informatics - a key Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative and a growing specialty area in nursing. Case studies encourage higher-level thinking about how concepts apply to real-world nursing practice. Discussion questions challenge you to think critically and to visualize the future of health informatics. Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what you will learn. Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter describes how informatics will continue to evolve as healthcare moves to an interprofessional foundation. NEW! Updated chapters reflect the current and evolving practice of health informatics, using real-life healthcare examples to show how informatics applies to a wide range of topics and issues. NEW mHealth chapter discusses the use of mobile technology, a new method of health delivery - especially for urban or under-served populations - and describes the changing levels of responsibility for both patients and providers. NEW Data Science and Analytics in Healthcare chapter shows how Big Data - as well as analytics using data mining and knowledge discovery techniques - applies to healthcare. NEW Project Management Principles chapter discusses proven project management tools and techniques for coordinating all types of health informatics-related projects. NEW Contract Negotiations chapter describes strategic methods and tips for negotiating a contract with a healthcare IT vendor. NEW Legal Issues chapter explains how federal regulations and accreditation processes may impact the practice of health informatics. NEW HITECH Act chapter explains the regulations relating to health informatics in the Health Information Technology for Education and Clinical Health Act as well as the Meaningful Use and Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

Health Informatics

Health Informatics

An Overview

  • Author: Evelyn J. S. Hovenga
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1607500922
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 507
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The field of health informatics (or medical informatics as it is sometimes called) is still a relatively young one compared to other areas of biomedicine and the health sciences. Nevertheless, its impact on the quality and efficiency of healthcare is crucial. This second, extensively revised and updated edition of Health Informatics: An Overview includes new topics which address contemporary issues and challenges and shift the focus on the health problem space towards a computer perspective. An overview is provided of the health informatics discipline and the book is suitable for use as a basic text in both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Preparing students for practice as health professionals in any discipline, it deliberately avoids focusing on any one speciality. The publication is divided into six sections: an overview, basic concepts, applications supporting clinical practice, service delivery, management and clinical research and education. With contributions from many distinguished authors, this book is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals and students of health informatics alike.

Global Health Informatics

Global Health Informatics

Principles of eHealth and mHealth to Improve Quality of Care

  • Author: Leo Anthony G. Celi,Hamish S. F. Fraser,Vipan Nikore,Juan Sebastián Osorio,Kenneth Paik
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262338130
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 464
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The widespread usage of mobile phones that bring computational power and data to our fingertips has enabled new models for tracking and battling disease. The developing world in particular has become a proving ground for innovation in eHealth (using communication and technology tools in healthcare) and mHealth (using the affordances of mobile technology in eHealth systems). In this book, experts from a variety of disciplines--among them computer science, medicine, public health, policy, and business--discuss key concepts, frameworks, examples, and lessons learned in designing and implementing digital health systems in the developing world. The contributors consider such topics as global health disparities and quality of care; aligning eHealth strategies with government policy; the role of monitoring and evaluation in improving care; databases, patient registries, and electronic health records; the lifecycle of a digital health system project; software project management; privacy and security; and evaluating health technology systems.

Consumer Health Informatics

Consumer Health Informatics

Informing Consumers and Improving Health Care

  • Author: Deborah Lewis,Gunther Eysenbach,Rita Kukafka,P. Zoe Stavri,Holly Jimison
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387276521
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 258
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According to the Pew Foundation’s "Internet in American Life Study," over 60 million Americans per year use the Internet to search for health information. All those concerned with healthcare and how to obtain personally relevant medical information form a large additional target group Many Medical Informatics programs–both in the United States and abroad–include a course in Consumer Health Informatics as part of their curriculum. This book, designed for use in a classroom, will be the first textbook dedicated solely to the specific concerns of consumer health informatics Consumer Health Informatics is an interactive text; filled with case studies and discussion questions With international authorship and edited by five leaders in the field, Consumer Health Informatics has tapped some of the best resources in informatics today

Hodson and Geddes' Cystic Fibrosis, Fourth Edition

Hodson and Geddes' Cystic Fibrosis, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Andrew Bush,Diana Bilton,Margaret Hodson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0340764252
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 699
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Hodson and Geddes' Cystic Fibrosis provides everything the respiratory clinician, pulmonologist or health professional treating patients needs in a single manageable volume. This international and authoritative work brings together current knowledge and has become established in previous editions as a leading reference in the field. This fourth edition includes a wealth of new information, figures, useful videos, and a companion eBook. The basic science that underlies the disease and its progression is outlined in detail and put into a clinical context. Diagnostic and clinical aspects are covered in depth, as well as promising advances such as gene therapies and other novel molecular based treatments. Patient monitoring and the importance of multidisciplinary care are also emphasized. This edition: Features accessible sections reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the cystic fibrosis care team Contains a chapter written by patients and families about their experiences with the disease Includes expanded coverage of clinical areas, including chapters covering sleep, lung mechanics and the work of breathing, upper airway disease, insulin deficiency and diabetes, bone disease, and sexual and reproductive issues Discusses management both in the hospital and at home Includes a new section on monitoring and discusses the use of databases to improve patient care Covers monitoring in different age groups, exercise testing and the outcomes of clinical trials in these areas Includes chapters devoted to nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, and palliative and spiritual care Throughout, the emphasis is on providing an up-to-date and balanced review of both the clinical and basic science aspects of the subject and reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the cystic fibrosis care team.

Population Health Informatics

Population Health Informatics

  • Author: Joshi,Lorna Thorpe,Levi Waldron
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 128410396X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 426
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Population Health Informatics addresses the growing opportunity to utilize technology to put into practice evidence-based solutions to improve population health outcomes across diverse settings. The book focuses on how to operationalize population informatics solutions to address important public health challenges impacting individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live. The book uniquely uses a practical, step-by-step approach to implement evidence-based, data- driven population informatics solutions.

Project Management for Healthcare Informatics

Project Management for Healthcare Informatics

  • Author: Susan Houston,Lisa Anne Bove
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387736832
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 140
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Through its use of real clinical examples, this book provides an explanation of the project management process tailored for nurses. It first describes, in detail, the project management process along with its relationship to the phases of the project life cycle. Coverage includes the tools available to successfully complete each phase of the project management process and advance the project life cycle. With the aid of case studies and project examples, the book then examines how to apply these principles in the day-to-day work of the nurse, whether manager, staff nurse, educator, researcher, or informatician.

ABC of Health Informatics

ABC of Health Informatics

  • Author: Frank Sullivan,Jeremy Wyatt
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444312804
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 56
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New addition to the ABC series looking at how technology can aid health care This ABC focuses on how patient data, health knowledge, and local service information are managed during the routine tasks that make up clinical work. It looks at medical record keeping, how to use the information that records contain for clinical, quality improvement and research activities, how to use new media to communicate with clinical colleagues and patients, and the availability and uses of clinical knowledge resources. After a short introduction to health informatics, each chapter is organised around a typical patient scenario that illustrates information dilemmas arising in clinical consultations. These case studies help make the link between prescribing and treatment. A final chapter considers the implications of informatics and eHealth for the future of the health professions and their work. It also includes a glossary of health informatics terms. Click on the sample chapter above for a look at what is health information.

Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare Informatics

Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management

  • Author: Stephan P. Kudyba
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1498746373
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 397
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Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management supplies an understanding of the different types of healthcare service providers, corresponding information technologies, analytic methods, and data issues that play a vital role in transforming the healthcare industry. All of these elements are reshaping the various activities such as workflow and processes of hospitals, healthcare systems, ACOs, and patient analytics, including hot spotting, risk stratification, and treatment effectiveness. A follow-up to Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity, this latest book includes new content that examines the evolution of Big Data and how it is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. It presents strategies for achieving national goals for the meaningful use of health information technology and includes sound project management principles and case illustrations for technology roll-out, such as Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) for optimal utilization. The book describes how to enhance process efficiency by linking technologies, data, and analytics with strategic initiatives to achieve success. It explains how to leverage data resources with analytics to enhance decision support for care providers through in-depth descriptions of the array of analytic methods that are used to create actionable information, including Business Intelligence, Six Sigma, Data, and Text Mining.

Global Health Informatics

Global Health Informatics

How Information Technology Can Change Our Lives in a Globalized World

  • Author: Heimar Marin,Eduardo Massad,Marco Antonio Gutierrez,Roberto Jaime Rodrigues,Daniel Sigulem
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128046171
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 312
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Global Health Informatics: How Information Technology Can Change Our Lives in a Globalized World discusses the critical role of information and communication technologies in health practice, health systems management and research in increasingly interconnected societies. In a global interconnected world the old standalone institutional information systems have proved to be inadequate for patient-centered care provided by multiple providers, for the early detection and response to emerging and re-emerging diseases, and to guide population-oriented public health interventions. The book reviews pertinent aspects and successful current experiences related to standards for health information systems; digital systems as a support for decision making, diagnosis and therapy; professional and client education and training; health systems operation; and intergovernmental collaboration. Discusses how standalone systems can compromise health care in globalized world Provides information on how information and communication technologies (ICT) can support diagnose, treatment, and prevention of emerging and re-emerging diseases Presents case studies about integrated information and how and why to share data can facilitate governance and strategies to improve life conditions

Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

  • Author: Patrick W. O'Carroll,William A. Yasnoff,M. Elizabeth Ward,Laura H. Ripp,Ernest L. Martin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387227458
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 792
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Let us not go over the old ground, let us rather prepare for what is to come. —Marcus Tullius Cicero Improvements in the health status of communities depend on effective public health and healthcare infrastructures. These infrastructures are increasingly electronic and tied to the Internet. Incorporating emerging technologies into the service of the community has become a required task for every public health leader. The revolution in information technology challenges every sector of the health enterprise. Individuals, care providers, and public health agencies can all benefit as we reshape public health through the adoption of new infor- tion systems, use of electronic methods for disease surveillance, and refor- tion of outmoded processes. However, realizing the benefits will be neither easy nor inexpensive. Technological innovation brings the promise of new ways of improving health. Individuals have become more involved in knowing about, and managing and improving, their own health through Internet access. Similarly, healthcare p- viders are transforming the ways in which they assess, treat, and document - tient care through their use of new technologies. For example, point-of-care and palm-type devices will soon be capable of uniquely identifying patients, s- porting patient care, and documenting treatment simply and efficiently.

Health Care Informatics

Health Care Informatics

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Author: Sheila P. Englebardt,Ramona Nelson
  • Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 576
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Informatics the study of the use of computer hardware, software, systematic languages, and data manipulation to collect and apply information is united with health care in this new interdisciplinary textbook. It focuses on topics in informatics relevant to all fields of health care, in a textbook format complete with chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, and discussion questions. A unique online supplement complements the book to offer complete, electronic support for both instructors and students. Written by experts in health care informatics, this text provides a comprehensive overview of all the major concepts in informatics, discussing trends and innovative strategies from a contemporary, mainstream perspective.

Evidence-Based Health Informatics

Evidence-Based Health Informatics

Promoting Safety and Efficiency Through Scientific Methods and Ethical Policy

  • Author: E. Ammenwerth,M. Rigby
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1614996350
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 388
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Health IT is a major field of investment in support of healthcare delivery, but patients and professionals tend to have systems imposed upon them by organizational policy or as a result of even higher policy decision. And, while many health IT systems are efficient and welcomed by their users, and are essential to modern healthcare, this is not the case for all. Unfortunately, some systems cause user frustration and result in inefficiency in use, and a few are known to have inconvenienced patients or even caused harm, including the occasional death. This book seeks to answer the need for better understanding of the importance of robust evidence to support health IT and to optimize investment in it; to give insight into health IT evidence and evaluation as its primary source; and to promote health informatics as an underpinning science demonstrating the same ethical rigour and proof of net benefit as is expected of other applied health technologies. The book is divided into three parts: the context and importance of evidence-based health informatics; methodological considerations of health IT evaluation as the source of evidence; and ensuring the relevance and application of evidence. A number of cross cutting themes emerge in each of these sections. This book seeks to inform the reader on the wide range of knowledge available, and the appropriateness of its use according to the circumstances. It is aimed at a wide readership and will be of interest to health policymakers, clinicians, health informaticians, the academic health informatics community, members of patient and policy organisations, and members of the vendor industry.

Mental Health Informatics

Mental Health Informatics

  • Author: Ardis Hanson,Bruce Lubotsky Levin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195183029
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
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Mental Health Informatics offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary issues in mental health that focuses on the innovative use of computers and other information technology in support of patient care, education, services delivery, and research in the field of mental health services. This text deals with resources, devices, and formalized methods for optimizing the storage, retrieval, and management of information for problem solving and decision-making in mental health. Mental health informatics is an interdisciplinary field based upon computer and information sciences, the cognitive and decision sciences, public health and mental health (including epidemiology), and telecommunications. Researchers in informatics have discovered new methods and techniques to enhance health and mental health care, scientific and applied research, and education through information technology. The fourteen chapters are divided into four main parts, including: 1) an introduction to informatics, public health, and mental health; 2) an overview of the ethical, legal, services delivery, and organizational issues in data/records standards and technology adoption; 3) discusses research in today's online environment, addressing issues including research competencies, standards for literature reviews, constructing search strategies, and synthesizing findings; and 4) provides a discussion of the globalization of information and future issues in policy and practice in mental health informatics.

Handbook of Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics

Handbook of Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics

  • Author: Jytte Brender McNair
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080533450
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 368
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The Handbook of Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics provides a complete compendium of methods for evaluation of IT-based systems and solutions within healthcare. Emphasis is entirely on assessment of the IT-system within its organizational environment. The author provides a coherent and complete assessment of methods addressing interactions with and effects of technology at the organizational, psychological, and social levels. It offers an explanation of the terminology and theoretical foundations underlying the methodological analysis presented here. The author carefully guides the reader through the process of identifying relevant methods corresponding to specific information needs and conditions for carrying out the evaluation study. The Handbook takes a critical view by focusing on assumptions for application, tacit built-in perspectives of the methods as well as their perils and pitfalls. Collects a number of evaluation methods of medical informatics Addresses metrics and measures Includes an extensive list of anotated references, case studies, and a list of useful Web sites

Anesthesia Informatics

Anesthesia Informatics

  • Author: Jerry Stonemetz,Keith Ruskin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387764186
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 504
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The ability to interface patient monitors directly to a computer, and generate a clinical record has existed for over 20 years. However, the acceptance of comprehensive electronic medical records in anesthesia has been slow to develop. Experts anticipate this reluctance is changing because of enhanced patient care through the use of detailed health information record systems. Anesthesia Informatics provides the health informatician and administrator with a comprehensive overview of this blossoming technology. With contributions from leaders in the field, this user-friendly guide addresses how this technology has enhanced both the need for and the ability to collect and apply data in an acute care setting. It also offers invaluable insight on the business implications and the rationales required to make a purchase decision. Each section outlines need to know information to help the reader with the implementation and utilization of an Anesthesia Information Management System. Useful case scenarios focus on the ideal components (anesthesia record, business rationale, communication, collaboration, and training) of a fully automated record-keeping system.

Introduction to Clinical Informatics

Introduction to Clinical Informatics

  • Author: Patrice Degoulet,Marius Fieschi
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461206758
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 247
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Introduction to Clinical Informatics fills a void in the Computer in Health Care series. With this volume, Patrice Degoulet and Marius Fieschi provide a comprehensive view of medical informatics and carry that concept forward into the realm of clinical informatics. The authors draw upon their experi ences as medical school faculty members in France, where informatics has long been integrated into the curriculum and where the French version of this very book has been used, tested, and revised. In intent and content, this volume stands as the companion volume to Introduction to Nursing Informatics, one of the series' best selling titles. For practitioners and students of medicine, pharmacy, and other health profes sions, Introduction to Clinical Informatics offers an essential understanding how computing can support patient care, clarifying practical uses and critical issues. Today medical schools in the United States are making informatics a part of their curriculum, with required medical informatics blocks at the onset of training serving as the base for problem-based learning throughout the course of study. In an increasingly networked and computerized environ ment, health-care providers are having to alter how they practice. Whether in the office, the clinic, or the hospital, health-care professionals have access to a growing array of capabilities and tools as they deliver care. Learning to use these becomes a top priority, and this volume becomes a valuable resource.

Health Informatics

Health Informatics

A Systems Perspective, Second Edition

  • Author: Gordon D. Brown,Kalyan S. Pasupathy,Timothy B. Patrick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781640550056
  • Category:
  • Page: 408
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As the reach and influence of technology grow, the world becomes increasingly connected. What happens in one system-finance, manufacturing, research, infrastructure, supply chain, and many more-can have a significant impact on the activities and outcomes in other systems. Healthcare is no exception. Connecting all of these systems is vital to properly support clinical care. Health informatics has the potential to align these interlocking systems in a way that transforms clinical decision-making and healthcare delivery to optimize overall system performance. Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective takes a systems approach to leveraging information in healthcare and enhancing providers' capabilities through the use of technology and knowledge transfer. The book offers a conceptual framework for aligning clinical decision processes with system infrastructures, including information technology, organizational design, financing, and evaluation. The book's contributors-all leading academics and healthcare practitioners-balance theoretical viewpoints with practical considerations. Case studies and informative sidebars support theory with real-world applications, while learning objectives, key concepts, and discussion questions facilitate learning and reinforce content. A glossary, which defines the main concepts and key terminologies presented in the text, provides a useful overview of the material. Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition includes three new chapters on information systems in relation to population health, global health systems, and alternative financial mechanisms and their compatibility with innovative delivery models. Additional topics include: ¿The role of human resources and information technology in healthcare¿Knowledge-based decision-making¿Transforming clinical work processes¿Nursing informatics¿Precision medicine¿Data and information securityAn essential resource for students and practicing managers alike, Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective explains how information technology can enable the transformation of health organizations to improve not only the quality of healthcare, but also the health of individuals and populations.

Practitioner's Guide to Health Informatics

Practitioner's Guide to Health Informatics

  • Author: Mark Braunstein
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319176625
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 162
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"This book will be a terrific introduction to the field of clinical IT and clinical informatics" -- Kevin Johnson "Dr. Braunstein has done a wonderful job of exploring a number of key trends in technology in the context of the transformations that are occurring in our health care system" -- Bob Greenes "This insightful book is a perfect primer for technologists entering the health tech field." -- Deb Estrin "This book should be read by everyone.​" -- David Kibbe This book provides care providers and other non-technical readers with a broad, practical overview of the changing US healthcare system and the contemporary health informatics systems and tools that are increasingly critical to its new financial and clinical care paradigms. US healthcare delivery is dramatically transforming and informatics is at the center of the changes. Increasingly care providers must be skilled users of informatics tools to meet federal mandates and succeed under value-based contracts that demand higher quality and increased patient satisfaction but at lower cost. Yet, most have little formal training in these systems and technologies. Providers face system selection issues with little unbiased and insightful information to guide them. Patient engagement to promote wellness, prevention and improved outcomes is a requirement of Meaningful Use Stage 2 and is increasingly supported by mobile devices, apps, sensors and other technologies. Care providers need to provide guidance and advice to their patients and know how to incorporated as they generate into their care. The one-patient-at-a-time care model is being rapidly supplemented by new team-, population- and public health-based models of care. As digital data becomes ubiquitous, medicine is changing as research based on that data reveals new methods for earlier diagnosis, improved treatment and disease management and prevention. This book is clearly written, up-to-date and uses real world examples extensively to explain the tools and technologies and illustrate their practical role and potential impact on providers, patients, researchers, and society as a whole.