New PDF release: Computational Technology for Effective Health Care:

By William W. Stead, Herbert S. Lin (Editors)

ISBN-10: 0309130506

ISBN-13: 9780309130509

Regardless of a robust dedication to supplying caliber healthiness care, power difficulties related to scientific error and useless therapy proceed to plague the undefined. lots of those difficulties are the end result of terrible details and expertise (IT) features, and most significantly, the shortcoming cognitive IT aid. Clinicians spend loads of time sifting via quite a lot of uncooked info, while, preferably, IT platforms could position uncooked facts into context with present scientific wisdom to supply clinicians with computing device versions that depict the well-being prestige of the sufferer. Computational know-how for powerful future health Care advocates re-balancing the portfolio of investments in wellbeing and fitness care IT to put a better emphasis on supplying cognitive help for healthiness care services, sufferers, and kinfolk caregivers; watching confirmed ideas for fulfillment in designing and imposing IT; and accelerating learn relating to well-being care within the desktop and social sciences and in health/biomedical informatics. wellbeing and fitness care pros, sufferer protection advocates, in addition to IT experts and engineers, will locate this ebook a great tool in coaching for crossing the overall healthiness care IT chasm.

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Association 299(3):296-307, 2008. A. , “Informatics and Medicine, from Molecules to Populations,” Methods of Information in Medicine 47(4):296-317, 2008. 25Institute of Medicine, Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership, 2005, p. 65. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions 2 A Vision for 21st Century Health Care and Wellness The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines health care quality as “the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge,” and in recent years, a broad consensus has emerged on the future health care environment.

The committee saw virtually no effective computer-based sup25 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Computational Technology for Effective Health Care: Immediate Steps and Strategic Directions 26 COMPUTATIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE port of an integrative view of patient data [C1O1]. Care providers had to flip among many screens and often among many systems to access data; in some cases, care providers found it easier to manage patient information printed or written on paper.

Sources of uncertainty include biological variability, uncertainty about the medications that a patient is actually taking because of missing medical records at the point of care, uncertainty about the effectiveness of past and future treatments for the particular patient [C1O1], simple randomness arising from inherently stochastic processes, and imperfect models or understanding of causality. • Complex and non-transparent workflow [C2O6] that is characterized by many interruptions [C2O7], inadequately defined roles and responsibilities, poorly kept and managed schedules, and little documentation of Elliott S.

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