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Health information systems : design issues and analytic applications
McGlynn, Elizabeth A.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, [1998]

Physical Description:
xxvii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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1400 Lexile.
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RA971.6 .H44 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book provides practical guidance on using information systems effectively to answer questions posed by a variety of stakeholders in the U.S. health care system, including consumers, purchasers, providers, and health system administrators. Providing an introduction to health services research techniques, the authors discuss the use of various data sources for analysis, as well as the integration of these data sources and the application of different analytic techniques to answering key policy questions. This book offers a broad overview of the critical issues in using information systems, as well as a technical section that addresses analytic topics of concern to researchers and analysts working in private and public sector groups responsible for purchasing, managing, delivering, and regulating health care services.

Table of Contents

About the Series Directions in Health Services Research and Policyp. v
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Acronymsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
Part I Health Information Systems: An Overview for Policymakersp. 5
Chapter 1 Building an Integrated Information Systemp. 7
Chapter 2 Data Sources for an Integrated Information Systemp. 15
Chapter 3 What Consumers of Research Need to Know Aboutanalysisp. 27
Chapter 4 Thinking Strategically About Information Systemsp. 37
Part 2 Technical Issues in Designing and Improving Health Information Svstemsp. 41
Chapter 5 Description of Data Sources and Related Issuesp. 43
Chapter 6 General Analysis Issuesp. 77
Chapter 7 Developing and Using a Clinical Information Systemp. 141
Chapter 8 An Overview of Methods for Conducting Surveysp. 189
Chapter 9 An Overview of Risk Adjustmentp. 213
Bibliographyp. 251
Glossaryp. 271
Indexp. 287
About the Authorsp. 296