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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Duncan, K.A. (Karen A.).
Health information and health reform.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, ©1994
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Karen A Duncan
|Description:||xxiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Complexities of the system --
Crisis of mission --
Systematic appraisal --
Demand for change --
Nine critical questions --
Power of a new health information system --
Information logjam --
Information-liberated health care --
New framework for information --
Harnessing the power of information technology --
National health information system basics --
Special purpose networks for health care --
Challenges to developing a national system --
Making transformation a reality --
Indicators of progress --
Visioning the transformed system --
Beginning the process of reform --
|Series Title:||Jossey-Bass health series.|
|Responsibility:||Karen A. Duncan.|
Health care reform first requires that we understand the system's complexity and the forces that created the current crisis. Health Information and Health Reform uses a systems approach to make the vital connection between the problems, the solutions, and the need to move health care into the information age.
The books explains why we need a national health information system, and guides the reader through scenarios that lead to an understanding of how a system could evolve and how it could affect health care.
Duncan describes how a national health information system would be a positive force for health care if its implementation and use are shaped by the health care professionals it will serve. She concludes that a national health information system is essential for health care reform, and she identifies the critical steps that health care leaders need to take to achieve it.