Public Health Informatics and Information Systems, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447142373
  • ISBN-13: 9781447142379
  • DDC: 025.0661
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 666 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This revised edition covers all aspects of public health informatics and discusses the creation and management of an information technology infrastructure that is essential in linking state and local organizations in their efforts to gather data for the surveillance and prevention. Public health officials will have to understand basic principles of information resource management in order to make the appropriate technology choices that will guide the future of their organizations. Public health continues to be at the forefront of modern medicine, given the importance of implementing a population-based health approach and to addressing chronic health conditions. This book provides informatics principles and examples of practice in a public health context. In doing so, it clarifies the ways in which newer information technologies will improve individual and community health status. This book's primary purpose is to consolidate key information and promote a strategic approach to information systems and development, making it a resource for use by faculty and students of public health, as well as the practicing public health professional. Chapter highlights include: The Governmental and Legislative Context of Informatics; Assessing the Value of Information Systems; Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health; and Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security. Review questions are featured at the end of every chapter. Aside from its use for public health professionals, the book will be used by schools of public health, clinical and public health nurses and students, schools of social work, allied health, and environmental sciences.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Health Informatics.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Context for Public Health Informatics.
2: Introduction to Public Health Informatics.
3: History and Significance of Information Systems and Public Health.
4: Context and Value of Biomedical and Health Informatics.
5: Governmental and Legislative Context of Informatics.
6: The Science of Public Health Informatics.
7: Public Health Informatics Infrastructure.
8: Information Architecture.
9: Data Sources and Data Tools.
10: Public Health Information Standards.
11: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of Public Health Information.
12: Electronic Health Records.
13: Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health: Duties and Challenges in Computational Epidemiology.
14: Project Management and Public Health Informatics.
15: Evaluation for Public Health Informatics.
16: Key Public Health Information Systems.
17: Informatics in Disease Prevention and Epidemiology.
18: Informatics in Toxicology and Environmental Public Health.
19: Public Health Laboratories.
20: The National Vital Statistics System.
21: Risk Factor Information Systems.
22: Setting National Policies and Standards for Immunization Information Systems.
23: New Challenges and Emerging Solutions.
24: New Means of Data Collection and Accessibility.
25: Geographic Information Systems.
26: Public Health Informatics and Health Information Exchange.
27: Decision Support and Expert Systems in Public Health.
28: Delivery of Preventive Medicine in Primary Care.
29: Case-Based Learning in Public Health Informatics.
30: Case Studies: Information Systems and the Strata of Public Health.
31: Local and Regional Public Health Informatics.
32: Public Health Informatics in High Population States: New York and Ohio.
33: State Public Health Informatics: Perspective from a Low Population State.
34: National Public Health Informatics, United States.
35: Public Health Informatics in Canada.
36: Perspectives on Global Public Health Informatics.
37: Epilogue.
38: Public Health Informatics: The Path Forward.