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Knowledge Engineering in Health Informatics

  • Homer R. Warner
  • Dean K. Sorenson
  • Omar Bouhaddou

Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 1-9
  3. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 10-16
  4. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 17-34
  5. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 35-44
  6. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 45-65
  7. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 66-68
  8. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 69-78
  9. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 79-83
  10. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 84-88
  11. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 89-93
  12. Homer R. Warner, Dean K. Sorenson, Omar Bouhaddou
    Pages 94-98
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 99-265

About this book

Introduction

This monograph series is intended to provide medical information scien­ tists, health care administrators, physicians, nurses, other health care pro­ viders, and computer science professionals with successful examples and experiences of computer applications in health care settings. Through these computer applications, we attempt to show what is effective and efficient, and hope to provide guidance on the acquisition or design of medical information systems so that costly mistakes can be avoided. Health care provider organizations such as hospitals and clinics are experiencing large demands for clinical information because of a transition from a "fee-for-service" to a "capitation-based" health care economy. This transition changes the way health care services are being paid for. Previ­ ously, nearly all health care services were paid for by insurance companies after the services were performed. Today, many procedures need to be pre approved and many charges for clinical services must be justified to the insurance plans. Ultimately, in a totally capitated system, the more patient care services are provided per patient, the less profitable the health care provider organization will be. Clearly, the financial risks have shifted from the insurance carriers to the health care provider organizations. For hospitals and clinics to assess these financial risks, management needs to know what services are to be provided and how to reduce them without impacting the quality of care. The balancing act of reducing costs but maintaining health care quality and patient satisfaction requires accurate information about the clinical services.

Keywords

Computer Computerassistierte Detektion Internal medicine Knowledge Engineering Master Patient Index Radiologieinformationssystem calculus diagnosis knowledge representation logic modeling screening system development

Authors and affiliations

  • Homer R. Warner
    • 1
  • Dean K. Sorenson
    • 2
  • Omar Bouhaddou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical InformaticsUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Mosby Consumer HealthSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1822-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7299-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1822-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1909
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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