Synopses & Reviews
**Third Edition Released October 2009** Medical informatics combines information technology (IT) and medicine to improve healthcare delivery, education and research. Our goal is to introduce healthcare and IT professionals to the key topics in this rapidly evolving field. This extensively updated third edition with over 1200 references is our UWF Medical Informatics Program key textbook/e-book reference (http://uwf.edu/sahls/certificate-informatics/). Topics covered include: overview of medical informatics, electronic health records, practice management systems, health information technology interoperability, networks, patient informatics, online medical resources, search engines, mobile technology, evidence based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, disease management and registries, pay for performance, patient safety, electronic prescribing telemedicine, picture archiving and communication systems, bioinformatics, public health informatics, e-research, and emerging trends.