Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care

Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care

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The complex IT requirements of a critical care unit have led to the development of numerous information systems. In this concise handbook, the authors share their experience and research findings on how to unleash the power of the technology and overcome potential problems. Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care explains the key aspects of the information systems currently available, covering topics such as how to select the best system to match the requirements of a critical care unit, the issues surrounding data maintenance, patient confidentiality and the concept of the paperless patient record. It discusses both the benefits that may justify investment in the technology and hurdles that may arise, and offers advice for avoiding common problems. Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care is essential reading for all clinicians and health managers involved in developing, implementing, maintaining and using clinical information more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 17 b/w illus. 10 tables
  • 1139192728
  • 9781139192729

Review quote

'Morrison, Jones, and Bracken provide a concise, high-level overview of the processes and challenges to consider when implementing a CIS/EHR in an ICU.' Critical Care Medicineshow more

About Cecily Morrison

Cecily Morrison is a Research Associate at The Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. Matthew R. Jones is University Lecturer in Information Systems, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Julie Bracken is a Critical Care Nurse in the Department of Critical Care, Papworth Hospital, more

Table of contents

Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Deciding to purchase a CIS; 3. Making the case; 4. Choosing a CIS; 5. Planning for success; 6. Training; 7. Customising a CIS; 8. Leadership; 9. Impact on clinical workflow; 10. Research and audit; 11. CIS of the future; more