Biomedical Information Technology

Biomedical Information Technology : Global Social Responsibilities for the Democratic Information Age

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Biomedical Information Technology is a distinct volume in the Library and Information Science Series. It is an introductory primer on how to integrate managerial information systems design in health care information systems. The volume presents a clear managerial approach in a manner that may easily be applied and reproduced, making the book a valuable source for professionals in the health care industries. Sackman tracks the scientific, biosocial and ethical evolution of information technology in the global context and sketches the formidable advances in biomedical information technology including applications in medical imaging, real time intensive care units, information systems for enhancing the productivity and quality of life for disabled populations, and powerful scientific advances in deciphering and understanding the human genetic code. The high rate of illness associated with computer workstations is also probed, discussing probable causes and collusions within government and business organizations. The rationale and methods are authoritative and well-organized.
With a focus on global opportunities and threats, this volume makes an excellent text for upper-division undergraduate or graduate courses in library sciences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 502 pages
  • 163.1 x 241.3 x 31.8mm | 965.43g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations, references, index
  • 0126137455
  • 9780126137453

Table of contents

Part 1 Critique of the information technology industry and the medical industrial complex: philosophical and ethical challenges of global information technology; early historical highlights of healthcare information systems; brief historical critique of the information technology industry; the American medical industrial complex. Part 2 Biomedical management information systems: holistic biomedical management information systems; opportunities in biomedical management information systems; human problems and pitfalls in biomedical management information systems. Part 3 Managerial challenges in clinical information systems: challenges in diagnostic and realtime clinical information systems; challenges in clinical information systems based on artificial intelligence; challenges in advanced biomedical information systems. Part 4 Biomedical morbidity and occupational hazards of computer workstations - managerial and stakeholder challenges: musculoskeletal morbidity at the computer workstation; VDT visual morbidity and stakeholder response at the computer terminal; EMF morbidity and stakeholder challenges at the computer workstation; biomedical stress syndromes at the computer workplace. Part 5 National and international biosocial challenges for a democratic information age: introduction to national biosocial challenges for a democratic information age; conclusion of national biosocial challenges; introduction to global biosocial challenges for a democratic information age; conclusion of global bioscosial challenges; epilogue - presidential visions shaping American and global biosocial integrity.
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