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Clinical Research Informatics (Health Informatics)by Rachel L. Richesson
Synopses & Reviews
This book provides foundational coverage of key areas, concepts, constructs, and approaches of medical informatics as it applies to clinical research activities, in both current settings and in light of emerging policies. The field of clinical research is fully characterized (in terms of study design and overarching business processes), and there is emphasis on information management aspects and informatics implications (including needed activities) within various clinical research environments. The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of clinical research (types), activities, and areas where informatics and IT could fit into various activities and business practices. This book introduces and applies informatics concepts only as they have particular relevance to clinical research settings.
This book examines Clinical Research Informatics in light of the changing role of the consumer, the growing need for global coordination, and the merging of clinical care delivery and research as part of a changing paradigm in global healthcare delivery.
Clinical research informatics (CRI) is the application of informatics principles and techniques to support the spectrum of activities and business processes that instantiate
The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of clinical research (types), activities, and areas where informatics and IT could fit into various activities and business practices. This book will introduce and apply informatics concepts only as they have particular relevance to clinical research settings.
About the Author
Drs. Richesson and Andrews work with a data centre that supports a variety of diseases in the Pediatric Epidemiology Centre at the University of South Florida. Dr. Richesson has a very broad training on standards and wrote the first published journal article on the topic of data standards in clinical research. Dr. Andrews is a tenured professor in Information Science and has published several articles in leading journals in clinical research informatics.
Table of Contents
Section I: Contexts of Clinical Research Informatics.- Introduction to Clinical Research Informatics.- From Notations to Data: The Digital Transformation of Clinical Research.- Clinical Research Environment. - Statistical and Study Design Foundations of Clinical Research.- Informatics Approaches to Participant Recruitment.- The Evolving Role of Consumers.- Clinical Research in the Post-Genomic Era.- Section II: Data Management and Systems in Clinical Research.- Clinical Research Information Systems.- Study Protocol Representation.- Data Quality in Clinical Research.- Patient-Reported Outcome Data.-
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