Cognitive Informatics

Reengineering Clinical Workflow for Safer and More Efficient Care

  • Kai Zheng
  • Johanna Westbrook
  • Thomas G. Kannampallil
  • Vimla L. Patel

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Clinical Workflow and Health Information Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kai Zheng, Johanna Westbrook, Thomas G. Kannampallil, Vimla L. Patel
      Pages 3-7
  3. The State of the Art of Workflow Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Philip Payne, Marcelo Lopetegui, Sean Yu
      Pages 47-61
    3. Guy André Boy
      Pages 63-80
    4. Craig E. Kuziemsky, Joanna Abraham, Madhu C. Reddy
      Pages 81-102
    5. Johanna I. Westbrook, Magdalena Z. Raban, Scott R. Walter
      Pages 103-114
    6. Mustafa Ozkaynak, Siddarth Ponnala, Nicole E. Werner
      Pages 149-164
    7. Bradley N. Doebbeling, Pooja Paode
      Pages 165-178
  4. Research Methods for Studying Clinical Workflow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Scott R. Walter, William T. M. Dunsmuir, Magdalena Z. Raban, Johanna I. Westbrook
      Pages 191-210
    3. Aaron Zachary Hettinger, Emilie M. Roth, Rollin J. Fairbanks, Ann Bisantz
      Pages 211-234
  5. Applications and Case Studies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-322

About this book


This timely book addresses the gaps in the understanding of how health information technology (IT) impacts on clinical workflows and on how the effective implementation of these workflows are central to the safe and effective delivery of care to patients. It features clearly structured chapters covering a range of topics, including aspects of clinical workflows relevant to both practitioners and patients, tools for recording clinical workflow data techniques for potentially redesigning health IT enabled care coordination.

Cognitive Informatics: Reengineering Clinical Workflow for More Efficient and Safer Care enables readers to develop a deeper understanding of clinical workflows and how these can potentially be modified to facilitate greater efficiency and safety in care provision, providing a valuable resource for both biomedical and health informatics professionals and trainees.  


Clinical Workflow health information technologies EHRs electronic health records Healthcare Research and Quality health informatics Patient Safety Patient-Oriented Workflow

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Zheng
    • 1
  • Johanna Westbrook
    • 2
  • Thomas G. Kannampallil
    • 3
  • Vimla L. Patel
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Australian Institute of Health InnovationMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology and Institute for Informatics, School of MedicineWashington University in St LouisSt LouisUSA
  4. 4.Center for Cognitive Studies in Medicine and Public HealthThe New York Academy of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16915-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16916-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
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