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- ISBN: 9780763739256 | 0763739251
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/18/2007
We can do better! "Health care is at a crossroads. Medical Informatics 20/20 identifies both the problems faced in realizing healthcare transformation and, prescribes vital solutions that can guide us in creating better systems to save lives, improve quality and reduce costs. The three strategies profiled in the book-Collaboration, Open Solutions and Innovation-are prescriptions for correcting what ails medical care." -Kevin Fickenscher, MD, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Transformation, Perot Systems Features: Delivers vital insight and case studies on Collaboration, Open Solutions and Innovation and how they are being used today by leading private sector organizations, governments and health care leaders throughout the world to improve quality and performance. Describes how worldrs"s highest quality and most widely used health information technology system (available without license fees through the Freedom of Information Act) is effectively supporting health systems from Midland Texas and American Samoa to Mexico, Egypt and Finland. Illustrates how public and private sector leaders and corporations such as HP, IBM and Perot Systems are using open technology solutions to address challenges of patient safety, public health and health care quality. Details a roadmap for improving quality of care through Electronic Health Records, CPOE, RHIOs enabled by open interoperable technology solutions implemented by empowered people using the latest collaboration tactics to improve inefficient business and clinical processes. Presents a compelling vision of a consumer-centric health care today and tomorrow, while detailing strategies and tactics that deliver a relationship advantage with customers through a next generation Health@Everywhere approach.