Information Technology for the Health Professions

Information Technology for the Health Professions

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Computers in Health Technologies.This comprehensive survey of the interconnections of IT and health care is the only up-to-date text that teaches computer literacy AND introduces students to the uses of information technology in health care and its delivery. It familiarizes students with the basic vocabulary and concepts necessary in computer literacy-including discussions of hardware and software, communications and networking, and ethical issues and privacy concerns introduced by the pervasiveness of computers in society. In addition, it discusses how IT is transforming every aspect of health care and its delivery-from administrative applications (such as the electronic medical record), to clinical systems involved in direct patient care, to special-purpose applications (such as simulation software used in the education of health care professionals). Section I provides a general introduction to computer literacy and information technology-at a level appropriate for health care students. Section II examines the impact of Information Technology on health care-specifically in the fields of radiology, telemedicine, surgery, medical devices, pharmacy, and informational more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 177.8 x 234.2 x 14.5mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130831999
  • 9780130831996

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Information Technology and Computer Literacy. 2. Hardware and Software. 3. Communications and Networking: Connectivity, Telecommunications, and the Internet. 4. Security and Privacy in an Electronic Age. 5. Introduction: Computers in Health Care. 6. Radiology-Digital Imaging. 7. Telemedicine. 8. Surgery-The Cutting Edge. 9. Computerized Medical Devices, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetic Devices. 10. Computerized Technology in Pharmacy. 11. Computer Assisted Instruction, Expert Systems, Health Information Online. 12. more

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