Health Informatics: Transforming healthcare with technology
Technology is one of the most pervasive and ubiquitous tools in healthcare today. It is not only transforming healthcare but also the professions within it. For those of us teaching health informatics over the years, being unable to steer students and other interested people to a comprehensive text on the subject has been trying. The idea for this text was conceived during a meeting with a broad range of stakeholders; it was born from frustration and nurtured by a number of people engaged in health informatics - some without even realising they were! This book provides information, knowledge and skills necessary to understand the collection, storage, retrieval, communication and optimal use of health-related data, information and knowledge. It addresses a wide range of the most essential and current areas of health informatics and is divided into seven sections.