The effectiveness of health informatics

Paolucci, Francesco, Ergas, Henry, Hannan, Terry and Aartes, Jos (2010) The effectiveness of health informatics. In: Healthcare and the Effect of Technology. Medical Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 13-37. ISBN 978-1615207336

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-733-6

Abstract

Health care is complex and there are few sectors that can compare to it in complexity and in the need for almost instantaneous information management and access to knowledge resources during clinical decision-making. There is substantial evidence available of the actual, and potential, benefits of e-health tools that use computerized clinical decision support systems (CDSS) as a means for improving health care delivery. CDSS and associated technologies will not only lead to an improvement in health care but will also change the nature of what we call electronic health records (EHR) The technologies that “define” the EHR will change the nature of how we deliver care in the future. Significant challenges relating to the evaluation of these health information management systems relate to demonstrating their ongoing cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and effects on the quality of care and patient outcomes. However, health information technology is still mainly about the effectiveness of processes and process outcomes, and the technology is still not mature, which may lead to unintended consequences, but it remains promising and unavoidable in the long run.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
G500 Information Systems
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 10:12
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6293

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