Healthcare Infrastructure

Health Systems for Individuals and Populations

  • Bruce R. Schatz
  • Richard B. Berlin Jr.
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Problems of Healthcare Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 3-23
    3. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 25-41
    4. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 43-58
    5. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 59-76
    6. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 77-94
    7. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 95-114
    8. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 115-133
  3. The Solutions of Healthcare Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 137-152
    3. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 153-171
    4. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 173-188
    5. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 189-209
    6. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 211-227
    7. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 229-246
    8. Bruce R. Schatz, Richard B. Berlin Jr.
      Pages 247-266
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 267-287

About this book

Introduction

Healthcare is an information problem needing an information solution using modern information technology.  The traditional medical record does not suffice, but the new technologies of internet services do.  Existing technologies can be combined for new methods of gathering and analyzing health information, via monitors using sensors and clusters using supercomputers.  There is a way of utilizing both the electronic medical record of the past and the personalized genomic medicine of the future.  It gathers information from all the sources affecting personal health:  from the bodies of individuals to the societies of populations.
Healthcare Infrastructure: Health Systems for Individuals and Populations describes the new healthcare infrastructure that will gather these personal health records from every individual and correlate each longitudinal record across whole populations.  This book explains the problems of personal medicine and public health, then the solutions possible with information technology.  Health determinants for individuals and populations are examined at length, along with present and future technologies to measure these.  Computer analysis will produce clusters of persons with similar measurements of health status.  The analysis discovers which persons have which outcomes and the management uses this knowledge to provide efficient healthcare.
The new healthcare infrastructure will provide information for decision makers to effectively manage provider care and manage patient expectations.  Thus, this book will be a key reference for all professionals working within the management of health, from informatician to healthcare executive, health information technologist to computer scientist, and physician to patient.

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce R. Schatz
    • 1
  • Richard B. Berlin Jr.
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Medical Information SciencUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaiUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaiChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-452-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-451-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-452-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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