Health Informatics for Medical Librarians

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$103.00
ALA Member: 
$ 92.70
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-627-2
Published: 
2009
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
288
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
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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.

Donald B. Cleveland

Ana D. Cleveland

"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 and 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