Browse Our Categories



Health Informatics for Medical Librarians
Ana D. Cleveland and Donald B. Cleveland
Item Number: 978-1-55570-627-2
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $103.00
Email Friend
  Order Options:  
  Add To Cart  
  Add To Wish List  

288 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-627-2
Year Published: 2009

Read a sample of this book now!

Written specifically for information professionals, this text helps you grasp the fundamentals of a rapidly emerging field and describes how medical libraries can be essential players in the health informatics revolution. The book includes discussion of the history, role, and infrastructure of medical informatics as well as its impact on access to medical information and the culture and quality of medical care. From data and information processing to database management, telecommunications and networks, computer-aided instruction, and special technologies like wearable computers, you’ll find thorough information on medical knowledge and the use of information technology tools in the health sciences. All major arenas--including nursing, pharmaceutical, dental, public health, hospital, and veterinary informatics--are considered in detail.

A must-have for every medical or health library and information center, this is also an ideal text for undergraduate or graduate-level courses in biomedical information management.

"This book is a valuable survey of health informatics to inspire librarians and other healthcare staff working with clinical information. It is also worth considering as a graduate-level text for some health informatics courses."
--Multimedia Information & Technology

"The Clevelands, who have authored numerous books together, bring the topic down to earth to give librarians a better understanding of the field and their role in it."
--Collection Building

"Finally, medical librarianship has a substantive, in-depth approach to the intersection of health sciences librarianship and informatics ... this book will benefit both library and information science (LIS) students and practicing health science librarians."
--Journal of the Medical Library Association

"This book gives librarians and information science students the tools to develop a plan to partner on health informatics projects ... bring[s] librarians and students up to speed and into the future of health informatics."
--Doody's Book Review

"Comprehensive in its coverage, with concepts clearly defined and described. It can be read from cover-to-cover or dipped into as a reference book and is useful too as an introduction to the subject for those currently studying health informatics, librarians new to the healthcare setting, or the more experienced practitioner."
--CILIP Health Libraries Group Newsletter

"Useful as a reference in medical or health libraries and information centers, the book can also be used as a text for undergraduate or graduate courses in health informatics, medical librarianship, and biomedical information management."
--SciTech Book News


  Also of interest:  
The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries, Second Edition
Item Number:  978-1-55570-734-7

This extensively revised, new edition brings that invaluable content up to date, tackling important changes in technology and the increasing financial pressures that have affected both the health care and library industries. From new initiatives, roles

Price: $103.00
ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference
Item Number:  978-0-8389-1023-8
This resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including Internet resources and digital image collections.
Price: $88.00
The Medical Library Association Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher
Item Number:  978-1-55570-622-7
What skills, resources, and techniques do expert searchers use when looking up health information? Here are the authoritative answers from the most authoritative source: the prestigious Medical Library Association.
Price: $72.00