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Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

  • Updates many existing chapters, significant revisions of some chapters, and replacement of some chapters with entirely new content

  • Reflects changes in health information technology policy that have swept through the field of health information exchange

  • Contains an updated perspective on public health in general

Part of the book series: Health Informatics (HI)

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Context for Public Health Informatics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction to Public Health Informatics

      • J. A. Magnuson, Patrick W. O’Carroll
      Pages 3-18
    3. History and Significance of Information Systems and Public Health

      • John R. Lumpkin, J. A. Magnuson
      Pages 19-36
  3. The Science of Public Health Informatics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. Public Health Informatics Infrastructure

      • Brian E. Dixon, Shaun J. Grannis
      Pages 69-88
    3. Information Architecture

      • Dina Dickerson, Patricia Yao
      Pages 89-105
    4. Data Sources and Data Tools

      • Edward Mensah, Johanna L. Goderre
      Pages 107-131
    5. Public Health Information Standards

      • J. A. Magnuson, Riki Merrick, James T. Case
      Pages 133-153
    6. Electronic Health Records

      • Stephen P. Julien
      Pages 173-189
    7. Evaluation for Public Health Informatics

      • Paul C. Fu Jr., Herman Tolentino, Laura H. Franzke
      Pages 233-254
  4. Key Public Health Information Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255
    2. Informatics in Disease Prevention and Epidemiology

      • Richard S. Hopkins, J. A. Magnuson
      Pages 257-275
    3. Public Health Laboratories

      • Riki Merrick, Steven H. Hinrichs, Michelle Meigs
      Pages 295-308

About this book

This totally revised edition of a classic textbook covers the context and background of public health informatics, explores the technology and science underlying the field, discusses new challenges and emerging solutions, reviews many key public health information systems, and includes practical, case-based studies to guide the reader through the topic. The editors have expanded the text into new areas that have become hugely important since the original edition due to changing technologies and needs in the field, as well as updating and augmenting many of the original core tenets. It contains learning objectives, overviews, and review questions to assist readers to engage with this vast topic. The Editors and their team of well-known contributors  have built upon the foundation established by the first edition and provided the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the subject of public health informatics.

The breadth of material in Public Health Informatics and Information Systems, 2nd edition makes it suitable for both undergraduate and graduate coursework in public health informatics, enabling instructors to select chapters that best fit their students’ needs.


  • Health Informatics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Medical Informatics, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA

    J.A. Magnuson

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, USA

    Paul C. Fu, Jr.

About the editors

J.A. Magnuson is an informaticist with exceptional public health, teaching, research, and management skills. Diverse experience including academia (professor), state public health (health informatics architect), and private industry (Director of Research & Development).

Dr. Paul C. Fu, Jr. is Director, Clinical Informatics, and Director, Pediatric General Pediatrics Inpatient Service at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He was previously Chief Medical Information Officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, one of the largest public health service delivery systems in the country. Dr. Fu also leads the Center for Biomedical and Public Health Informatics at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

  • Editors: J.A. Magnuson, Paul C. Fu, Jr.

  • Series Title: Health Informatics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London 2014

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-6814-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4471-4237-9

  • Series ISSN: 1431-1917

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-3741

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 666

  • Number of Illustrations: 79 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Health Informatics, Public Health

Buying options

eBook USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-4237-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout