Healthcare Information Management Systems

A Practical Guide

  • Marion J. Ball
  • Donald W. Simborg
  • James W. Albright
  • Judith V. Douglas

Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Moving into the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Using New Tools

      1. Lawrence B. Afrin, Victor E. Del Bene
        Pages 17-42
    3. Getting Networked

      1. Glenn D. Crowe, Michael G. Eckstein
        Pages 45-54
      2. Robert J. Pickton, Frances C. Seehausen
        Pages 55-63
      3. Mary Anne Rizzolo, Karen DuBois
        Pages 64-78
    4. Transforming Health Care

      1. Amelia Lee Marley, Martin Farber
        Pages 81-86
      2. W. Marcus Newberry
        Pages 87-91
      3. Laura A. MacFadden
        Pages 92-96
      4. Arlene J. Verona
        Pages 97-107
  3. Planning and Managing the Move

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-120
    2. Charting the Course

    3. Addressing the Impact of Information Technology on Organizations and Ethics

    4. Choosing and Working with Systems

    5. Changing the Professions

    6. Developing and Purchasing Expertise

      1. Joseph W. Hales
        Pages 299-310
      2. Bill W. Childs
        Pages 318-326
      3. Elizabeth E. Concordia
        Pages 327-331
      4. Amelia Lee Marley
        Pages 332-337
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 339-358

About this book


Addressed to health care professionals, this book looks beyond traditional information systems and suggests how to bring a competitive advantage to hospitals and other health care providers. Speaking practitioner to practitioner, the authors explain how they use information technology to manage their health care institutions and to support the delivery of clinical care. The second edition incorporates the far-reaching advances of the last several years which has moved the field of health informatics from the realm of theory into practice. Major new themes in the field, such as a national information infrastructure and community networks, guidelines for case management, and community education and resource centers added. Topics such as clinical and blood banking have been thoroughly updated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marion J. Ball
    • 1
  • Donald W. Simborg
    • 2
  • James W. Albright
    • 3
  • Judith V. Douglas
    • 1
  1. 1.Information ServicesUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Medicus Systems CorporationAlamedaUSA
  3. 3.Rex Hospital, Inc.RaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-2404-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2402-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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