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HINF 6100 Introduction to Health Informatics: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. Please see the links on the left for library and writing skills assignment support and Additional Resources for writing skills support.

If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center

HINF 6100 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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AHRQ expert discusses trends and challenges in health information technology. (2012). AHRQ Research Activities, (380), 1-4.

E-prescribing shown to improve outcomes, save billions. (2012, April) Health Management Technology, 33(4), 22-23.

Friedman, C. P. (2009). A "fundamental theorem" of biomedical informatics. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA, 16(2), 169.

Goedert J, (2009). Lesson from the HIE front. Organizations share lessons learned in the effort to develop health information exchanges and regional health information organizations. Health Data Management, 17(2), 28-30, 32.

Gurwitz, J.H., Field, T.S., Rochon, P., Judge, J., Harrold, L.R., Bell, C.M., Lee, M., White, K., LaPrino, J., Erramuspe-Mainard, J., DeFlorio, M., Gavendo, L., Baril, J.L., Reed, G., & Bates, D.W. (2008). Effect of Computerized Provider Order Entry with Clinical Decision Support on Adverse Drug Events in the Long-Term Care Setting. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(12), 2225-2233.

McKinney, M. (2009, June). HIPAA and HITECH: Tighter control of patient data. Hospitals and Health Networks, 83(6), 50–52.

Myers, J.S., Shannon, R. P., (2012). Chasing High Performance: Best Business Practices for Using Health Information Technology to Advance Patient Safety. American Journal of Managed Care, 18(4), e121-5

Tan, L. (2008, February). Surgery with robots. Innovation, 8(1), 65–67.

Wilson, P. S., Scichilone, R. A., (2011). LOINC as a Data Standard: How LOINC Can Be Used in Electronic Environments. Journal of AHIMA, 82(7): 44-47.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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