Bradford W. Hesse, David Ahern, Ellen Beckjord
Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer Care is a document that provides a summary of the evidence that has been collected by the National Cancer Institute in a format that is optimally useful for hospital planners, researchers, physicians, and informaticians alike as they attempt to speed up progress against cancer by utilizing informatics tools.
This book serves as both a formational guide for transforming medical procedures into discovery engines and a translational guide for putting knowledge into practice. Both aspects are covered in this single volume. It satisfies the requirements set forth by the National Academies of Science in order to “reorient the research portfolio” in the direction of improving “cognitive support for patients, clinicians, and carers” in order to “enhance patient outcomes.” Research on methods has shown that cancer and primary care methods are prone to errors of omission, the likes of which can have potentially fatal consequences further down the road. This book develops new surroundings of “Smart and Connected Health” by introducing the perfect science across a variety of fields.
The book will serve as a policy guide in an era when extensive reform is being implemented in healthcare settings. This reform includes new incentives for healthcare providers to make “meaningful use” of these technologies in order to improve system security, engage patients, allow population health, guarantee continuity of care, and protect patients' privacy. Oncology Informatics acknowledges this extraordinary turn of events and provides practical guidance for meeting large use needs in the service of improving cancer treatment.
- The information contained in this book is invaluable for everyone who wishes to speed up their successes in the fight against cancer by making full use of the revolution in oncology brought about by advances in medical information.
- Provides designers with evidence-based recommendations on how to construct system interfaces that are effective, simple to use, and save users' time.
- Educates researchers on the various ways in which informatics tools in oncology might be used to bridge the gap between clinical practice and scientific discovery.
- The purpose of this article is to provide practitioners and allied health care workers with a realistic view on how to use health information technology solutions in a manner that can minimize disruption while while optimizing practice goals.
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