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UK Health Computing - Recollections and Reflections

UK Health Computing - Recollections and Reflections

SKU: 1796
Authors: Glyn Hayes and Denise Barnett
Publishers: British Computer Society (BCS)
Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781902505992
ISBN10: 1902505999
Pages: 648
Published: 30 Apr 2008
Availability: In Stock

Recollections of the development of healthcare computing in the UK.

UK Health Computing – Recollections and Reflections is aimed at future generations of health informaticians who wish to understand, and so avoid, the mistakes of the past; it aims to present what happened, warts and all.

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Price: £28.95
Description

Who is this book for? 

The introduction of IT into healthcare has not followed a smooth path. In the early days, like-minded people came together from different professional backgrounds but with a shared interest in getting technology to work for patients and staff. UK Health Computing – Recollections and Reflections contains recollections of the development of healthcare computing in the UK. It is an autobiography rather than a history.


Topics covered:

  • The Background to Early Health Informatics
  • Departmental Systems
  • Clinical Specialities
  • Primary and Community Care
  • Nursing
  • Common Issues

Content

Part 1: The background to early health informatics

  • Introduction – Barry Barber and Denise Barnett
  • BCS involvement in health care informatics – Denise Barnett and Barry Barber
  • Finance – Bud Abbott
  • Early innovations – Barry Barber
  • Towards patient administration systems – Barry Barber
  • National initiatives – Mike Fairey
  • Resource management – Sheila Bullas
  • The HISS programme and the development of electronic health records – John Bryant

Part 2: Departmental systems

  • Introduction – Denise Barnett and Barry Barber
  • Clinical laboratory and other diagnostic support services – Anthony Wills, John Neal and Andrew Morley
  • Radiotherapy planning (1960-1980) – Roy Bentley
  • Medical imaging – Andrew Todd-Pokropek

Part 3: Clinical Specialities

  • Introduction – Denise Barnett and Barry Barber
  • Clinical departmental systems – Denise Barnett
  • Clinical systems and audit – Denise Barnett
  • Specific systems – Denise Barnett

Part 4: Primary and community care

  • Introduction – Glyn Hayes
  • The history of primary care computing in the UK – Glyn Hayes
  • Community and public health – Denise Barnett
  • Consumer health – Ray Jones, Bob Gann, Mark Duman and Jeannette Murphy

Part 5: Nursing

  • Introduction – Denise Barnett and Heather Strachan
  • Five decades of nursing informatics – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
  • Influencing factors for nursing information systems – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
  • Nursing events and organizations – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
  • Nursing information system development – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
  • Computers in nursing and patient education – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
  • Enabling technology and the future – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan

Part 6: Common issues

  • Introduction – Barry Barber
  • Education in health care – Bernard Richards
  • Decision-support and expert systems – Bernard Richards
  • Confidentiality and security – Barry Barber
  • Computer systems evaluation (1969-1980) – Alaric Cundy
  • A personal view from the private sector – Alan W. Thomas
  • Developing the health informatics professional – Jean Roberts
  • Lessons for the future: the success or failure of health care computing – Barry Barber

Appendices

  • Timeline
  • Lead author biographies

Index

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