© 2010

Transforming Health Care Through Information: Case Studies

  • Laura Einbinder
  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
  • Joan Ash
  • Cynthia S. Gadd
  • Jonathan Einbinder

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Managing Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-6
    2. Paul Zlotnik, Denny Lee, Mike Minear, Prashila Dullabh
      Pages 15-27
    3. Karen Albert, Nitika Gupta, Teresa Mason, Purvi Mehta
      Pages 29-45
    4. John Butler, Dan Dalan, Brian McCourt, John Norris, Randall Stewart
      Pages 57-68
  3. Patient Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 70-72
    2. Andrew Amata, Allen Flynn, Michelle Morgan, Teresa Smith, Mary Tengdin
      Pages 73-81
    3. Allison B. McCoy
      Pages 83-84
    4. Linda Chan, William Greeley, Don Klingen, Brian Machado, Michael Padula, John Sum et al.
      Pages 85-96
    5. James McCormack, Bimal R. Desai, Jennifer Garvin, Randal Hamric, Kirk Lalwani, Andi Lushaj et al.
      Pages 97-100
  4. Organizational Impact and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 102-106
    2. Chris Raggio, Judith W. Dexheimer
      Pages 127-133
    3. Scott R. Levin, Daniel J. France, Dominik Aronsky
      Pages 135-153
    4. Laurie L. Novak, Kathy S. Moss
      Pages 155-160
  5. Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 162-165
    2. Barry Little, Denise Johnson, Jennifer Tingle, Mary Stanfill, Michael Roy
      Pages 167-177

About this book


Clinical informatics is poised for a period of rapid growth and expansion. A confluence of forces and trends, including pressure to contain healthcare costs and simultaneously expand access and coverage, a desire to reduce medical error and healthcare disparities, the need to better understand and optimize our clinical interventions and delivery systems, the need to translate new knowledge into practice quickly and effectively, and the need to demonstrate the value of our services, all call for the application of the methods and techniques of our field.

Transforming Health Care Through Information contains the collected practical experience of the highly respected authorship and contributes to the evolving framework of understanding in this discipline. The Editors are all leaders in their field and have assembled a team of authors with an intimate understanding of the subject to create this rich collection. The book is organized around four major areas or domains of clinical informatics – Managing Change, Patient Safety, Organizational Impact and Evaluation, and Integration – and focuses on the people and organizational process of applied informatics, as well as evaluation, across a wide range of topics. It will be of considerable help to any practitioner in the field of clinical informatics, increasing understanding of the issues at hand.


Health Care Health Informatics Hospital disease management healthcare patients quality rehabilitation safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Einbinder
    • 1
  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
    • 2
  • Joan Ash
    • 3
  • Cynthia S. Gadd
    • 4
  • Jonathan Einbinder
    • 5
  1. 1.Clinical Informatics Research &Partners HealthCare SystemWellesleyU.S.A.
  2. 2.Medical CenterVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleU.S.A.
  3. 3.Div. Medical Informatics & Clinical Oregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandU.S.A.
  4. 4.Dept. Biomedical InformaticsVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleU.S.A.
  5. 5.Clinical Informatics Research &Partners HealthCare SystemWellesleyU.S.A.

About the editors

Nancy Lorenzi, PhD, is a professor of Biomedical Informatics and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Joan S. Ash, PhD, is a professor of Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research at the Oregon Health and Science University Medical School, Portland Oregon.

Jonathan Einbinder, MD, MPH is Corporate Manager in Quality Data Management at Partners Healthcare System, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Cindy Gadd, PhD is a professor in Informatics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Laura Einbinder, MBA is a Consultant at Einbinder & Associates in Medfield, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transforming Health Care Through Information: Case Studies
  • Editors Laura Einbinder
    Nancy M. Lorenzi
    Joan Ash
    Cynthia S. Gadd
    Jonathan Einbinder
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics (formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-0268-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2544-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-0269-6
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XX, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
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From the reviews of the third edition: “This third edition of a useful overview of clinical informatics uses real life implementation cases and stories surrounding four major areas -- change management, patient safety, organizational impact and evaluation, and integration. … The book is intended for healthcare professionals who are leading the transformation of healthcare by using information and knowledge. It is valuable not only for informatics clinicians, but also for anyone in healthcare, whether executives, managers, consultants, or students.” (Katie Dejuras, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2010)