This book addresses the concepts, tasks and skills that professionals need to achieve the nation’s targets for health care, and cover several aspects of healthcare operations, broadly – privacy, security, ethics, new technologies, health, best practices and quality improvement.
You will find detailed discussions about the best practices followed in the healthcare industry towards achieving the goal of better care and “meaningful use.” Several strategies for prevention of data breaches are offered as the move towards EHRs and HIEs has opened up additional fields of concern, mainly related to the storage and sharing of digital data with the risk of loss of privacy and security of patient information.
This book discusses ethical issues and ways of mitigating the risks involved concerning outsourcing and sharing information as the healthcare industry is now outsourcing certain services to focus on their core competency and to provide better care to patients.
With Health Informatics, hospitals are rapidly moving towards implementation of newer technologies that support their functions more effectively and efficiently. Learn about the use of third platform technologies such as clouds and mobile devices, telephone channels and the Web, along with use of Big Data and Analytics capabilities. All these fields are extremely important individually, and this book effectively discusses how their uniform use helps improve modern health care.