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Pediatric Informatics : Computer Applications in Child Health - Christoph U. Lehmann

Pediatric Informatics

Computer Applications in Child Health

By: Christoph U. Lehmann (Editor), George R. Kim (Editor), Kevin B. Johnson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2009
ISBN: 9780387764450
Number Of Pages: 484

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Now is a critical time in pediatric informatics. As information technologies-electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), computerized physician order entry (CPOE)-and standards (HL7) are developed to improve the quality of health care, it is imperative for policy makers and pediatricians to be aware of their impact on pediatric care and child health. Informed child advocates must be at the planning table as national and regional health information networks are developed to insure the unique health care needs of children are being met.

Pediatric Informatics: Computer Applications in Child Health is a current digest of the important trends in pediatric informatics, written by leading experts in the field. This book explores how the management of biomedical data, information, and knowledge can optimize and advance child health. The contributors investigate the specific importance of pediatric informatics is derived from the biological, psychological, social and cultural needs that the distinguish children from other populations. These distinctions create complexities in the management of pediatric data and information that make children a vulnerable population and require the development of a new body of knowledge in pediatric informatics.

From the reviews:

"This book on pediatric informatics is one in a series of focused on the emerging field of health informatics. ... It is directed at a very diverse audience including pediatricians, information services officers, and computer scientists working to integrate current information management into pediatric practice. ... This is a good reference to review the current state of the field before embarking on a program to move to electronic records in any pediatric practice." (Michael White, Doody's Review Service, January, 2010)

"This is the first book specific to pediatrics. This comprehensive book describes the specific informatics aspects of pediatric medicine ... . The book is geared mainly for healthcare IT developers ... . For pediatricians, it is an introduction to the current topics in healthcare IT. This is a good starting point for both groups. ... a good first attempt geared for healthcare IT professionals who are trying to meet and understand the specific needs of those who provide care to pediatric and neonatal patients." (Matthew Cortez, Doody's Review Service, September, 2011)

Introduction to Pediatric Informatics
Snapshots of Child Health and Information Technologyp. 3
Informatics and Pediatric Health Carep. 5
Special Considerations in Pediatric Care
Core Pediatric Datap. 5
Neonatal Care and Datap. 25
Special Health Information Needs of Adolescent Carep. 43
Children with Developmental Disorders and Other Special Needsp. 55
Pediatric Emergency and Pediatric Critical Care Considerationsp. 69
The Pediatric Data-Knowledge-Care Continuum
Complexity in Healthcare Information Technology Systemsp. 83
p. 119
Evidence-Based Medicine and Pediatricsp. 133
Clinical Practice Guidelines: Supporting Decisions, Optimizing Carep. 149
Diagnostic Decision Supportp. 161
Managing Pediatric Knowledge Resources in Practicep. 185
Supporting Continuing Pediatric Education and Assessmentp. 197
Informatics and Pediatric Ambulatory Practice
Pediatric Care Coordination: The Business Case for a Medical Homep. 205
Prioritizing Pediatric Investment for IT in Smaller Practicesp. 221
Aligning Pediatric Ambulatory Needs with Health ITp. 233
Electronic Health Records and Interoperability for Pediatric Carep. 257
Ambulatory Computerized Provider Order Entry (ACPOE or E-Prescribing)p. 265
Telemedicine Applications in Pediatricsp. 279
Personal Health Recordsp. 293
Privacy Issuesp. 303
Electronic Mail in Pediatric Practicep. 311
Information Management by Patients and Parents in Health and Diseasep. 319
Informatics and Pediatric Inpatient Practice
Overview of Pediatric Inpatient Medication Deliveryp. 331
Prescribing/Ordering: Computerized Order Entry and Decision Supportp. 335
Dispensing: Pharmacy Information Systemsp. 345
Medication Administration and Information Technologyp. 357
Understanding and Preventing Errorsp. 369
Error Reporting Systemsp. 385
Frontiers in Pediatric Informatics
Communities of Pediatric Care and Practicep. 399
Developing Pediatric Data Standardsp. 415
The Case for a Pediatric Terminologyp. 429
Pediatric Research and Informaticsp. 439
A Vision and Current Landscape of Pediatrics
The Moving Picture of Pediatric Informaticsp. 457
Appendix: A Community of Child Health and Informaticsp. 469
Index [p475
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ISBN: 9780387764450
ISBN-10: 0387764453
Series: Health Informatics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 1.01