Healthcare Information Management Systems

A Practical Guide

  • Marion J. Ball
  • Robert I. O’Desky
  • Judith V. Douglas
  • James W. Albright

Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Supporting the Practitioner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Snapshots of the Future

      1. Edward H. Shortliffe
        Pages 3-18
      2. Robert G. Winfree, Jane G. Elchlepp, William W. Stead
        Pages 19-27
      3. Arthur E. Rappoport
        Pages 32-41
      4. Homer H. Schmitz
        Pages 42-48
    3. Medical Care Information Systems

    4. Nursing and Information Systems

      1. Russell Eugene Tranbarger
        Pages 95-102
      2. Mary Etta Mills, Sharon O’Keefe
        Pages 103-113
      3. Sheri Ross, Marilyn Gore, Wes Radulski, Ann Warnock-Matheron, Kathryn J. Hannah
        Pages 114-124
    5. Acquiring Information Systems Expertise

      1. Michael S. Victoroff, Terese M. Timm
        Pages 141-156
  3. Managing the Institution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-172
    2. Information: A Resource for Strategic Management

      1. Kevin J. Harlen, Thomas W. Magraw
        Pages 173-177
      2. James I. Penrod
        Pages 178-188
      3. John Melvin, Michael McLoone
        Pages 189-198
      4. Douglas A. Ryckman
        Pages 209-220
      5. Brian T. Malec
        Pages 221-231
    3. New Visions of Technological Leadership

      1. Richard A. Correll, Brian T. Malec
        Pages 235-242
      2. Betsy S. Hersher
        Pages 243-250
      3. Patrick F. Plemmons
        Pages 251-259
      4. Carole A. Barone, Grace H. Chickadonz
        Pages 260-270
    4. Evolution of Information Management: Organization and Technology

    5. Buying Expertise

      1. Bill W. Childs
        Pages 319-325
      2. Elizabeth E. Ball
        Pages 326-330
      3. Amelia Lee Marley
        Pages 331-336
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 345-367

About this book


Addressed to practitioners of healthcare administration, the book looks beyond traditional information systems. This text suggests how information systems can bring a competitive advantage to hospitals and other healthcare providers. Its viewpoint is neither technical nor clinical. Rather it is concerned with the role and the use of information in the provision of healthcare. The text is divided into several reader-friendly units, which allows the reader to quickly select only what he wants to study in depth. Divided into two sections, one dealing with support for the private practitioner, the other with managing an institution, the material spans a wide array of types of computers. This provides valuable instructional information for nurses, physicians and administrators using the computer as a tool for providing quality medical care.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marion J. Ball
    • 1
  • Robert I. O’Desky
    • 2
  • Judith V. Douglas
    • 1
  • James W. Albright
    • 3
  1. 1.Information ResourcesUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Health Care Networking Corp.ColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Bayfront Life ServicesSt. PetersburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4045-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4043-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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