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Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

  • J.A. Magnuson
  • Paul C. Fu, Jr.

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Context for Public Health Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. A. Magnuson, Patrick W. O’Carroll
      Pages 3-18
    3. John R. Lumpkin, J. A. Magnuson
      Pages 19-36
  3. The Science of Public Health Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Brian E. Dixon, Shaun J. Grannis
      Pages 69-88
    3. Dina Dickerson, Patricia Yao
      Pages 89-105
    4. Edward Mensah, Johanna L. Goderre
      Pages 107-131
    5. J. A. Magnuson, Riki Merrick, James T. Case
      Pages 133-153
    6. Stephen P. Julien
      Pages 173-189
    7. Paul C. Fu Jr., Herman Tolentino, Laura H. Franzke
      Pages 233-254
  4. Key Public Health Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Richard S. Hopkins, J. A. Magnuson
      Pages 257-275
    3. Riki Merrick, Steven H. Hinrichs, Michelle Meigs
      Pages 295-308

About this book


This totally revised edition of a classic textbook covers the context and background of public health informatics, explores the technology and science underlying the field, discusses new challenges and emerging solutions, reviews many key public health information systems, and includes practical, case-based studies to guide the reader through the topic. The editors have expanded the text into new areas that have become hugely important since the original edition due to changing technologies and needs in the field, as well as updating and augmenting many of the original core tenets. It contains learning objectives, overviews, and review questions to assist readers to engage with this vast topic. The Editors and their team of well-known contributors  have built upon the foundation established by the first edition and provided the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the subject of public health informatics.

The breadth of material in Public Health Informatics and Information Systems, 2nd edition makes it suitable for both undergraduate and graduate coursework in public health informatics, enabling instructors to select chapters that best fit their students’ needs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J.A. Magnuson
    • 1
  • Paul C. Fu, Jr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical InformaticsOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

About the editors

J.A. Magnuson is an informaticist with exceptional public health, teaching, research, and management skills. Diverse experience including academia (professor), state public health (health informatics architect), and private industry (Director of Research & Development).

Dr. Paul C. Fu, Jr. is Director, Clinical Informatics, and Director, Pediatric General Pediatrics Inpatient Service at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He was previously Chief Medical Information Officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, one of the largest public health service delivery systems in the country. Dr. Fu also leads the Center for Biomedical and Public Health Informatics at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Public Health Informatics and Information Systems
  • Editors J.A. Magnuson
    Paul C. Fu, Jr.
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-4236-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6814-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-4237-9
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-3741
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 666
  • Number of Illustrations 79 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Public Health
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