Best Books – Health Informatics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Health Informatics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Health Informatics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Health Informatics subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Health Informatics" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Guide to Health Informatics” by COIERA

“Guide to Health Informatics” Book Review: This book provides a brief concept of the information technologies in health care. The book is designed for physicians interested in a fellowship program in medical informatics. The book covers areas such as the electronics medical record, searching, protocols, communications along with the internet. The book is updated with information on current issues and the developments in the field. It also discusses the impact of social media, nation scale health information systems. The book also contains glossaries, discussion points, MCQs, references linked to MedLine.

2. “Public Health Informatics: Designing for change – a developing country perspective” by Sundeep Sahay and Sundararaman T

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“Public Health Informatics: Designing for change – a developing country perspective” Book Review: This book provides information on the challenges in the design, development and implementation of health information systems. The book explains key problems including sub adequate data and problems of interoperability. It also discusses approaches for addressing these challenges in low and middle income countries. The book discusses case studies for building oh HISs and determining the successes and failures of varying approaches. This book will be helpful for software developers as well as public health practitioners and researchers.

3. “Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach” by Nelson

“Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach” Book Review: This book describes the intersection of information technology with health care. The book covers information systems and applications including electronic health records, clinical decision support, etc,. The book is updated with topics such as data science and analytics, mHealth, principles of project management and contract negotiations. It provides information on the key quality and safety education for nurses. The book includes case studies for applying concepts of health informatics to real world nursing practice. It also includes conclusion and future directions sections at the end of chapter.

4. “Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare (Health Informatics)” by Lyle Berkowitz and Chris McCarthy

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“Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare (Health Informatics)” Book Review: This book provides information on the innovation with information technology in healthcare. It discusses the meaning of innovation in healthcare. The book also discusses the successful innovation of IT in healthcare. It includes real life examples and guidance.

5. “Thesaurus of Health Informatics: 53 SHTI (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)” by M E Sievert

“Thesaurus of Health Informatics: 53 SHTI (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)” Book Review: This book provides complete information on health informatics. The book is a historical collection from the 1970s of University of Missouri Columbia. This book describes health informatics as a multidisciplinary field as well as an evolving field. The book concentrates on recent literature as a main source of data. It has used current terms with the same concept by changing its nomenclature.

6. “Aspects of Electronic Health Record Systems (Health Informatics)” by H Pardes and Harold P Lehmann

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“Aspects of Electronic Health Record Systems (Health Informatics)” Book Review: This book addresses the needs of decision makers from EHR-Ss. The book is designed for chief information officers, chief medical information officers, etc,. The book provides information on the need of a variety of stakeholders, imminent technologies. It outlines the background and general notions of EHRS and layout the framework. The book provides a high level view of EHR systems and the practical views of existing systems and current issues of EHR systems. The book also addresses technology issues from front end and back.

7. “Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 15: In Vivo, in Vitro, in Silico – Designing the Next in Medicine (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)” by J D Westwood and Randy S Haluck

“Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 15: In Vivo, in Vitro, in Silico – Designing the Next in Medicine (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)” Book Review: This book addresses the needs of design for medicine meets the virtual reality community. It is described in three environments such as in vivo,,in vitro and in silico. In vivo, machines are designed to explore the living body. In vitro, in vivo is isolated using test tubes and petri dishes for manipulating and measuring biological conditions and reactions. In silico, virtual reality is present after escaping out from the in vitro environment. The book explains the future of medicine which is remaining in all the three environments.

8. “Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability: Computer Analysis, Methodology and Clinical Applications: 4 SHTI (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)” by Di Rienzo

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“Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability: Computer Analysis, Methodology and Clinical Applications: 4 SHTI (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)” Book Review: The book provides information for the analysis of blood pressure and heart rate variability from the different physiologists, clinicians and engineers. The book focuses on the method of ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate analysis. It also discusses the mathematical models derived from data. The book explains the present and future use of computer analysis for the observations of the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.

9. “Machine Learning in Healthcare Informatics (Intelligent Systems Reference Library)” by Sumeet Dua and U Rajendra Acharya

“Machine Learning in Healthcare Informatics (Intelligent Systems Reference Library)” Book Review: This book offers a variety of techniques which are designed for representing machine learning research in healthcare informatics. It discusses the emerging machine learning paradigms in healthcare informatics. The book also addresses the diversity, complexity along with the depth and breadth of machine learning. It also explains the integrated and panoramic view of data and machine learning techniques.

10. “Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective” by Kalyan S. Pasupathy and Gordon D Brown

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“Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective” Book Review: This book describes use of informatics as a transforming technology from the perspective of health information technology. The book is designed for medical, nursing and healthcare IT professionals. The book includes 15 evidence based cases which also includes learning objectives, key concepts and questions. The book also covers topics on the application and function of electronic medical records. It also explains the importance of concept bases controlled medical vocabularies.

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