Health Informatics

Digital Communication in Medical Practice

Authors: Finn, Nancy B., Bria, William F.

  • Case studies illustrate real life situations

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In this current technological medical climate, it is vital for healthcare professionals to arm themselves and their patients with as much information as possible. Digital Communication in Medical Practice is a concise overview of the communication tools available to every practicing physician. The book illustrates how proven communication technologies – the computer, email and the Internet, cell phones, PDAs, and video – can help doctors address the issues of too little time, too many patients and too much information. It discusses how digitization of health records makes it easier for doctors and patients to increase continuity of care by managing data collaboratively.

The book discusses the convenience and efficiency of email and patient portals, how eliminating telephone tag can result in greater efficiency and better patient communications, and the value of e-prescribing, and telemedicine. It includes issues of security, privacy, and healthcare quality, as well as the legislative initiatives that have been passed to protect healthcare information from unauthorized entry. It evaluates important questions about the cost of health services and how various payment structures impact the doctor’s ability to be paid a fair wage.

Based around revealing case studies, the book illustrates how communication or the lack thereof can make a significant difference in treatment and outcome. It is a primer in how these important communication technologies save time and money and most importantly will reduce critical medical errors thus saving lives.

About the authors

Nancy B. Finn is President of Communication Resources, a consulting organization that helps small business and start-up companies communicate more effectively with customers, prospects and business, a published author and an adjunct faculty member at Bentley College in Massachusetts.

William F. Bria, MD is Chief Medical Information Officer at Shiners Hospital for Children and President of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.

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“The stated goal is that the book is for ‘[h]ealthcare professionals who are leading the transformation of health care by using information and knowledge.’ … the book is certain to be a valuable resource for those who want to better understand the current state of electronic health care communication. … The text is well organized, and the concise chapter labels and subheadings make the manual a valuable desktop resource. … book is a useful primer and will serve the reader as a future off-the-shelf resource.” (Stanley Borg, Journal of the American Medical Association, May, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Communication in Medical Practice
Authors
Series Title
Health Informatics
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-355-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-355-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-354-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6001-4
Series ISSN
1431-1917
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 171
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