Informatics, the science of processing data for storage and retrieval, is vital in today’s healthcare environment. At the core of informatics practice is the electronic health record (EHR). However, the scope of informatics encompasses many areas peripheral to the EHR, such as mobile devices, patient portals, data analytics, telehealth, and health IT research. Health informatics specialist are at the fore front of effective programs that are changing patient outcomes and education, but producing these systems is not a simple tasks or any healthcare professional.
In Mastering Informatics, experts Patricia Sengstack and Charles Boicey present key informatics concepts to help readers increase knowledge and expertise. The authors begin with the phases of the system development lifecycle (SDLC): planning and analysis, design and usability, testing training, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation. The overview provides informatics nurses, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, dietitians, and other clinical professionals with a solid foundation of knowledge, positioning them for success within any clinical system.
- Planning and analysis
- Design, testing and training
- Implementing, maintaining, and evaluation
- Essential tools for project management
- Patient safety and engagement
- Security and privacy concepts
- Healthcare clinical decision support
About the Authors
Patricia P. Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, is Chief Nursing informatics Office for Bon Secours Health System. She serves on the curriculum advisory board for the University of Maryland-s nursing informatics program and is an informatics lecturer at Vanderbilt University-s School of Nursing at both master-s and doctoral levels. In 2014, Sengstack received the Dean-s Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Informatics from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is President of the American Nursing Informatics Association and has served on its board of directors since 2012.
Charles M. Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CLNC, CPHIMS, is Enterprise Analytics Architect for Stony Brook Medicine. He develops the analytics infrastructure to serve clinical, operational, quality, and research needs of the organization. Boicey is Vice President of the American Nursing Informatics Association and has served on its board of directors since 2010. He was a founding member of the team that developed the health and Human Services award winning application “MappyHealth,” and he developed “Saritor,” a novel Big Data healthcare data platform for advanced healthcare analytics.