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Clinical Practice Applications: Community Based

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Marion J. Ball
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

Community-based care is the fasted growing segment of health care. Health reform in all parts of the world has meant a decrease in numbers of hospital beds and increases in home care. Community-based health promotion and illness prevention programs are also increasing. Surveillance programs must also be maintained. Informatics are playing an integral role in facilitating community-based care. Many community-based organizations have information systems that mirror those of hospital facilities. Systems are typically used for tracking, scheduling, billing, and human resources functions. Because of health reform reorganization, many community-based care providers and organizations are now incorporated into regional health systems. Often the information systems are also combined.

Keywords

Home Care Continue Medical Education Telephone Triage Regional Health System Telehealth System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 3
    • 4
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
    • 5
  1. 1.Health InformaticsSierra Systems Consultants, Inc.CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of Community Health Science, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineUSA
  4. 4.First Consulting GroupBaltimoreUSA
  5. 5.Margaret J.A. Edwards and Associates, Inc.CalgaryCanada

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