Informatics in Primary Care

Strategies in Information Management for the Healthcare Provider

  • Thomas E. Norris
  • Sherrilynne S. Fuller
  • Harold I. Goldberg
  • Peter Tarczy-Hornoch

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Thomas E. Norris
    Pages 1-11
  3. Harold I. Goldberg
    Pages 12-23
  4. James Fine, David Chou
    Pages 35-52
  5. Brent K. Stewart
    Pages 53-70
  6. John P. Geyman, Fredric M. Wolf
    Pages 71-88
  7. Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, Thomas H. Payne
    Pages 89-102
  8. Debra S. Ketchell, Leilani St. Anna, Sherry Dodson, Sarah Safranek, Terry Ann Jankowski
    Pages 103-119
  9. Cedric J. Priebe III, Eric Rose
    Pages 152-165
  10. Paul D. Clayton
    Pages 166-173
  11. Peter J. House, Lydia Bartholomew
    Pages 174-186
  12. P. Jeffrey Hummel, Teresa A. Spellman Gamble
    Pages 187-213
  13. David Masuda
    Pages 214-233
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 235-241

About this book


Informatics, the study of the science of information and related disciplines, is being increasingly applied to medicine and healthcare. Medical schools are de­ veloping departments, divisions, and sections of medical (or biomedical) infor­ matics, and curricula are being created for medical students and residents. For many practicing physicians, questions such as "What is informatics?" and "Why is informatics important in medicine?" are becoming commonplace. Further, once these basics are understood, many physicians seek more complete information about this new "basic science. " The goal of this book is to provide primary care physicians with a practical in­ troductory understanding of medical informatics, focusing on areas of importance in primary care. Additionally, we seek to present clinical contexts in which some of the various applications of medical informatics can be applied. The book begins with an overview of medical informatics, based on the inter­ action (interface) between the patient and the primary care physician. Next, we study how this interaction can be documented with electronic medical records, and how information on laboratory data and imaging, originating from other elec­ tronic sources, can be integrated into the electronic medical record. We then cover several areas that concern the content of the information used in primary care. Areas of focus include evidence-based medicine, decision support, knowledge re­ sources, and patient education. Finally, this book concludes with five chapters concerning practical aspects of primary care informatics: workflow, privacy and security, electronic billing, reporting and analysis, and telecommunications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas E. Norris
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sherrilynne S. Fuller
    • 4
  • Harold I. Goldberg
    • 5
  • Peter Tarczy-Hornoch
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.University of Washington Physicians NetworkSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Biomedical Informatics, and Health ServicesSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Information SchoolUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  5. 5.University of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  6. 6.Biomedical and Health Informatics, Department of Medical EducationUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  7. 7.Division of Neonatology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95333-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0069-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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