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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.
Price: £28.95

Description

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.

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

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1. BCS involvement in health care informatics – Denise Barnett and Barry Barber
Part 1: The background to early health informatics
Introduction – Barry Barber and Denise Barnett
2. Finance – Bud Abbott
3. Early innovations – Barry Barber
4. Towards patient administration systems – Barry Barber
5. National initiatives – Mike Fairey
6. Resource management – Sheila Bullas
7. The HISS programme and the development of electronic health records – John Bryant
Part 2: Departmental systems
Introduction – Denise Barnett and Barry Barber
8. Clinical laboratory and other diagnostic support services – Anthony Wills, John Neal and Andrew Morley
9. Radiotherapy planning (1960-1980) – Roy Bentley
10. Medical imaging – Andrew Todd-Pokropek
Part 3: Clinical Specialities
Introduction – Denise Barnett and Barry Barber
11. Clinical departmental systems – Denise Barnett
12. Clinical systems and audit – Denise Barnett
13. Specific systems – Denise Barnett
Part 4: Primary and community care
Introduction – Glyn Hayes
14. The history of primary care computing in the UK – Glyn Hayes
15. Community and public health – Denise Barnett
16. Consumer health – Ray Jones, Bob Gann, Mark Duman and Jeannette Murphy
Part 5: Nursing
Introduction – Denise Barnett and Heather Strachan
17. Five decades of nursing informatics – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
18. Influencing factors for nursing information systems – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
19. Nursing events and organizations – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
20. Nursing information system development – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
21. Computers in nursing and patient education – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
22. Enabling technology and the future – Maureen Scholes and Heather Strachan
Part 6: Common issues
Introduction – Barry Barber
23. Education in health care – Bernard Richards
24. Decision-support and expert systems – Bernard Richards
25. Confidentiality and security – Barry Barber
26. Computer systems evaluation (1969-1980) – Alaric Cundy
27. A personal view from the private sector – Alan W. Thomas
28. Developing the health informatics professional – Jean Roberts
29. Lessons for the future: the success or failure of health care computing – Barry Barber
Appendices
1. Timeline
2. Lead author biographies
Index

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