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Global Health Informatics

How Information Technology Can Change Our Lives in a Globalized World

1st Edition - December 8, 2016

Editors: Heimar Marin, Eduardo Massad, Marco Antonio Gutierrez, Roberto Jaime Rodrigues, Daniel Sigulem

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 4 5 9 1 - 6
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 4 6 1 7 - 3

Global Health Informatics: How Information Technology Can Change Our Lives in a Globalized World discusses the critical role of information and communication technologies in health… Read more

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Global Health Informatics: How Information Technology Can Change Our Lives in a Globalized World discusses the critical role of information and communication technologies in health practice, health systems management and research in increasingly interconnected societies. In a global interconnected world the old standalone institutional information systems have proved to be inadequate for patient-centered care provided by multiple providers, for the early detection and response to emerging and re-emerging diseases, and to guide population-oriented public health interventions. The book reviews pertinent aspects and successful current experiences related to standards for health information systems; digital systems as a support for decision making, diagnosis and therapy; professional and client education and training; health systems operation; and intergovernmental collaboration.