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NSEI 6600 Foundations of Health Informatics: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. 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.

NSEI 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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Bodenheimer, T., & Grumbach, K. (2003). Electronic technology: A spark to revolutionize primary care? Journal of the American Medical Association: JAMA, 290(2), 259–264. 

Boodley, C. A. (2006). Primary care telehealth practice. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(8), 343–345. 

Friedman, C. P. (2009). A "fundamental theorem" of biomedical informatics. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA, 16(2), 169–170. 

Gater, L. (2005). Enhancing patient care with telehealth. PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy, 13(6), 64–68.

Hammond, W. (2004). The role of standards in electronic prescribing. Health Affairs, 23, 325–327.

Handler, T., Holtmeier, R., Metzger, J., Overhage, M., Taylor, S., & Underwood, C. (2003). EHR definition, attributes and essential requirements version 1.0.

Hersh, W. (2009). A stimulus to define informatics and health information technology. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 9(24)

Hersh, W. (2006). Who are the informaticians? What we know and should know. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA. 13(2), 166–170.

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

Park, T., & Basch, P. (2009, May). A historic opportunity: Wedding health information technology to care delivery innovation and provider payment reform. 

Payne, T. (2000). Computer decision support systems. Chest, 118(2), 47S–52S.

Rogoski, R. R. (2006). Counting on efficiency. Health Management Technology, 27(3), 10–14.

Schiff, G., & Bates, D. (2000). Electronic point-of-care prescribing: Writing the ‘Script’. Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 7(6), 297–304.

Spooner, W. (2002). Order in chaos: Transforming best-of-breed solutions into integrated solutions. Health Management Technology, 23(10), 28–31.

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

Thomas, R. (2006). Learning the alphabet of healthcare IT. Healthcare Financial Management,
60(3), 100–102.

Yasnoff, W. A., O'Carroll, P. W., Koo, D., Linkins, R. W., & Kilbourne, E. M. (2000). Public health informatics: Improving and transforming public health in the information age. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 6(6), 67–75. Access the link for this article in the Week 6 Resources section of your classroom.

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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