Healthcare Information Management Systems

Cases, Strategies, and Solutions

  • Charlotte A. Weaver
  • Marion J. Ball
  • George R. Kim
  • Joan M. Kiel

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Current State of Health Information Management in the United States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. George R. Kim, Krysia Warren Hudson, Colette Ann Miller
      Pages 73-99
    3. Margo Edmunds, Douglas Peddicord, Mark E. Frisse
      Pages 127-137
    4. Margo Edmunds, Douglas Peddicord, Mark E. Frisse
      Pages 139-162
  3. The Evolving State of Health IT: Reinventing Care, Roles and Connections

  4. Looking Forward: Near Future Initiatives to Make Things Better

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-300
    2. Michael A. Rosen, Grace Tran, Howard Carolan, Mark Romig, Cynthia Dwyer, Aaron S. Dietz et al.
      Pages 301-316
    3. Pei-Yun Sabrina Hsueh, Henry Chang, Sreeram Ramakrishnan
      Pages 355-374
    4. David L. Meyers
      Pages 421-436
    5. Joan M. Kiel, Frances A. Ciamacco, Bradley T. Steines
      Pages 437-449
  5. Looking Towards the Year 2025

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-452
    2. Lawrence L. Weed, Lincoln Weed
      Pages 453-460
    3. John S. Silva, Marion J. Ball
      Pages 461-476
    4. Jianying Hu, Adam Perer, Fei Wang
      Pages 529-554
    5. Murthy V. Devarakonda, Neil Mehta
      Pages 555-577
    6. Robert A. Greenes
      Pages 579-600
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 601-618

About this book


This book provides a bold and honest description of the current state of electronic health record (EHR) technologies in acute and primary care settings, and looks at the future through the lens of emerging new technologies, changes in care delivery models and reimbursement policies.

This 4th Edition of Healthcare Information Management Systems: Cases, Strategies, and Solutions has been thoroughly updated, as concepts such as Meaningful Use (MU), interoperability, personalized medicine and health IT have had a considerable impact on patient safety and health outcomes. It outlines the issues of EHR adoption under MU and, as anticipated gains in efficiency, quality and costs have not always been seen, it also provides a framework within which solutions to the frustration, dissatisfaction, and growing concerns can be found. Many suggest that a technology sea change is needed with a second generation of EHRs developed on 21st century architectures that more closely match the flexibility and power of mobile and web-based applications available in the general marketplace.

Building on the success of its previous three editions, this book will guide healthcare professionals as they confront the technical, organizational, and management issues related to the selection, implementation, and management of healthcare information systems. It will contribute to taking us into a healthcare system that delivers value, is a pleasure to work wit

hin, and relieves the taxpayers’ burden.


Big Data Clinical Decision Support EHR Health Information Meaningful use Patient Generated Health Data Personalized Healthcare Telehealth Wearable Health Technology electronic health record interoperability

Editors and affiliations

  • Charlotte A. Weaver
    • 1
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 2
  • George R. Kim
    • 3
  • Joan M. Kiel
    • 4
  1. 1.Gentiva Health ServicesAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Healthcare InformaticsIBM ResearchBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Division of Health Sciences InformaticsThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Duquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20764-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20765-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
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