Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine

Case Studies on Critical Care, Complexity and Errors

  • Vimla L. Patel
  • David R. Kaufman
  • Trevor Cohen

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Vimla L. Patel, David R. Kaufman, Trevor Cohen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Cognition and Errors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Vimla L. Patel, Trevor Cohen, Vafa Ghaemmaghami
      Pages 35-57
    3. Vimla L. Patel, Trevor Cohen, Suchita Batwara, Khalid F. Almoosa
      Pages 59-90
    4. Vimla L. Patel, Alisabeth L. Shine, Khalid F. Almoosa
      Pages 91-111
    5. Elie Razzouk, Trevor Cohen, Khalid F. Almoosa, Bela Patel
      Pages 113-126
    6. Amy Franklin, David J. Robinson, Jiajie Zhang
      Pages 127-145
    7. Mithra Vankipuram, Vafa Ghaemmaghami, Vimla L. Patel
      Pages 147-182
    8. Sahiti Myneni, Trevor Cohen, Khalid F. Almoosa, Vimla L. Patel
      Pages 183-202
  4. Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. David R. Kaufman, Joanna Abraham, Lena Mamykina
      Pages 235-242
    3. Joanna Abraham, Thomas G. Kannampallil, Bela Patel
      Pages 271-290
    4. Lena Mamykina, R. Stanley Hum, David R. Kaufman
      Pages 291-315
    5. Sarah A. Collins, Lena Mamykina, Desmond A. Jordan, David R. Kaufman
      Pages 317-339
  5. Clinical Workflow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Thomas G. Kannampallil, Trevor Cohen, David R. Kaufman, Vimla L. Patel
      Pages 343-355
    3. Mithra Vankipuram, Thomas G. Kannampallil, Zhe (Eric) Li, Kanav Kahol
      Pages 357-387
    4. Thomas G. Kannampallil, Amy Franklin, Trevor Cohen, Timothy G. Buchman
      Pages 389-408
    5. Laura K. Jones, Amy Franklin, Thomas G. Kannampallil, Timothy G. Buchman
      Pages 409-420
  6. Looking into the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Khalid F. Almoosa, R. Stanley Hum, Timothy G. Buchman, Bela Patel, Vafa Ghaemmaghami, Trevor Cohen
      Pages 423-440
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 477-505

About this book


This book is the first to address cognitive informatics (CI), a burgeoning discipline that cuts across several academic and professional disciplines. It contains examples drawn from the application of methods and theories from CI to challenges pertaining to the practice of critical care medicine and the management of life-threatening conditions.

Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine: Case Studies on Critical Care, Complexity and Errors focuses on the unifying themes of cognition, complexity, and the management of error in critical care practice and has been written by distinguished scholars who are leaders in their respective fields. The results reflect the interdisciplinary strengths of cognitive science, and offer a fresh insight into ways to investigate and mitigate errors and the role of health information technology in complex, dynamic environments such as the emergency room and the intensive care unit. The book will be of interest to students and a broad range of researchers in cognitive science, human factors, biomedical informatics, psychology, critical care specialists, computer science, linguists and anthropology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vimla L. Patel
    • 1
  • David R. Kaufman
    • 2
  • Trevor Cohen
    • 3
  1. 1.New York Academy of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityScottsdaleUSA
  3. 3.University of Texas Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5489-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5490-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
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