© 1991

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

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

  • Book Title Healthcare Information Management Systems
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Editors Charlotte Weaver
    Joan Kiel
    Marion J. Ball
    Judith V. Douglas
    Robert I. O'Desky
    James W. Albright
  • Series Title Computers in Health Care
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97434-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4045-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-4043-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 367
  • Number of Illustrations 78 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Computer Appl. in Life Sciences
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
IT & Software