The first resource of its kind, Introduction to Health Informatics examined the effects of health informatics on healthcare practitioners, patients, and policies from a distinctly Canadian perspective. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect current trends and innovations in health informatics and includes new figures, charts, tables, and web links.
In this text, author Christo El Morr presents the subject of health informatics in an accessible, concise way, breaking the topic down into 12 chapters divided into 3 sections. Each chapter includes objectives, key terms, which are defined in a full glossary at the end of the text, and a “Test Your Understanding” section for student review. The second edition also features 15% brand new content, with a full chapter on analytics, machine learning, and AI for health, as well as information on virtual care, mHealth apps, COVID-19 responses, adoption of EHR across provinces, clinical informatics, and precisions medicine.
Packed with pedagogical features and updated instructor supplements, this text is a vital resource for students, instructors, and practitioners in health informatics, health management, and health policy.
takes a uniquely Canadian perspective on health informatics
contains 15 percent new content on topics such as virtual care, mHealth apps, COVID-19 responses, adoption of EHR across provinces, clinical informatics, and precisions medicine
updated instructor supplements, including PowerPoint slides and a test bank
SECTION I: BUILDING BLOCKS
Chapter 1: Introduction to Health Informatics
Chapter 2: Computers and Networks and Databases
Chapter 3: Information System Analysis and Design
Chapter 4: The Human Factor: Usability and User Experience
SECTION II: HEALTH INFORMATICS SYSTEMS
Chapter 5: Information Systems in Hospitals
Chapter 6: Virtual Care
Chapter 7: Consumer Health Informatics
Chapter 8: Public Health Informatics
Chapter 9: Electronic Health Records
Chapter 10: Analytics, Machine Learning, and AI for Health
SECTION III: CHALLENGES AND EMERGING TRENDS
Chapter 11: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
Chapter 12: Emerging Trends in Health Informatics
Christo El Morr is an Associate Professor of Health Informatics and the Health Informatics Certificate Coordinator at the school of Health Policy and Management at York University. His cross-disciplinary research covers health informatics and computer engineering. His research interests focus on Health Virtual Communities, Mobile Communities, e-collaboration, particularly in the domain of Chronic Disease Management and health promotion: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Kidney Diseases and Mental Health. He also has research interests in Hospital Patient Services and Patient Quality of Care (e.g. readmission patterns, dose reduction), Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), and Electronic Health Record. He has published books, chapters, and articles in these areas. He particularly enjoys working in applied research in partnerships with IT industry, he received funds from the Ontario Center of Excellence (OCE) and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). He consulted for international organizations and served as an Expert Reviewer for the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario. He is a Research Scientist at North York General Hospital and work with collaborators from Saint Michael's Hospital. In 2016, he received recognition as York U Research Leader.
“This health informatics textbook keeps pace with the rapidly evolving field, providing a thorough overview of the key foundational concepts within the field and their interactions with people, networks, systems, and the field of healthcare, while also integrating future applications and technology (machine learning and AI) that will ensure readers have the most current knowledge in the field. The many practical assignments, reflective activities, and interviews provide unique opportunities for application based learning.”
Pria Nippak, PhD, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator, School of Health Services Management and Health Informatics Certificate, Toronto Metropolitan University
“A highly interactive textbook that engages students in foundational concepts of health informatics. By weaving together his experiences, research findings, practical models and exercises within each chapter, Christo El Morr provides a treasure trove for us in and out of the classroom. He has produced a text that is stimulating, fun to read, and highly relevant in the rapidly evolving field of health informatics. A must-read!”
Theresa Mudge, MHA, CHE, Professor, Health Informatics, Sault College
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