Presenting detailed, innovative health informatics case studies by commercial and other organizations
Includes detailed descriptions of a number of FHIR applications as used in the field
Contains a series of hands-on activities and exercises
Part of the book series: Health Informatics (HI)
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Table of contents (14 chapters)
Beyond Direct Patient Care
About this book
This extensively revised textbook describes and defines the US healthcare delivery system, its many systemic challenges and the prior efforts to develop and deploy informatics tools to help overcome these problems. Now that electronic health record systems are widely deployed, the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability standard is being rapidly accepted as the means to access and share the data stored in those systems and analytics is increasing being used to gain new knowledge from that aggregated clinical data, this book goes on to discuss health informatics from an historical perspective, its current state and likely future state. It then turns to some of the important and evolving areas of informatics including electronic healt\h records, clinical decision support,. population and public health, mHealth and analytics. Numerous use cases and case studies are employed in all of these discussions to help readers connect the technologies to real world challenges.
Health Informatics on FHIR: How HL7's API is Transforming Healthcare is for introductory health informatics courses for health sciences students (e.g., doctors, nurses, PhDs), the current health informatics community, computer science and IT professionals interested in learning about the field and practicing healthcare providers. Though this textbook covers an important new technology, it is accessible to non-technical readers including healthcare providers, their patients or anyone interested in the use of healthcare data for improved care, public/population health or research.
- Health informatics
- Electronic medical records
- Health APIs
- Public health
- Population health
- Health care
- electronic health records
- personal health records
- health analytics
- medical research
- personalized medicine
- clinical genomics
- health information exchange
- imaging analytics
- SMART Health Apps
“This is a great book – lots of history to put things in perspective, lots of high-level examples to show how FHIR fits into all this and lots of examples of what is under the hood to make it all work. As I start to develop applications in the FHIR environment, this book well be a very valuable tutorial to help me get started.” (James Cimino, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
Authors and Affiliations
School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Mark L. Braunstein
About the author
Mark Braunstein, MD, an author and thought leader in the field, taught health informatics in the School of Interactive Computing of the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology for over a decade. After a successful career as a health IT entrepreneur, he joined Georgia Tech in 2007 as a Professor of the Practice. He developed the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in the field and his unique health informatics graduate seminar was the first to be centered on HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) standard. In it, student teams work with domain experts to solve problems posed by them.He is a Visiting Scientist at the Australian eHealth Research Centre and created a similar educational program at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Previously he wrote Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics (Springer 2015) and Contemporary Health Informatics (AMIA 2014).
Dr. Braunstein is actively involved with HL7’s development of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) standard.
He earned a BS from MIT in 1969, an MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1974 and served as a resident at Washington University.He was a 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southeast Region, received a 1995 Innovation in Medical Management Award from the American Society of Physician Executives and received the 2006 Founder’s Award from the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region. In 2013 he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by MUSC’s College of Medicine.
Book Title: Health Informatics on FHIR: How HL7's API is Transforming Healthcare
Authors: Mark L. Braunstein
Series Title: Health Informatics
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-91562-9Published: 11 February 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-91563-6Published: 10 February 2022
Series ISSN: 1431-1917
Series E-ISSN: 2197-3741
Edition Number: 2
Number of Pages: XXXII, 470
Number of Illustrations: 23 b/w illustrations, 251 illustrations in colour
Topics: Health Informatics, Bioinformatics