Section II

Choosing and Using Information Systems

Chapter 6 Systems Development Life Cycle

Chapter 7 Administrative Information Systems

Chapter 8 The Human–Technology Interface

Chapter 9 Electronic Security

Chapter 10 Work Flow and Meaningful Use

Informatics and information technology (IT) have invaded health care, and some professionals are happy with the practice enhancements afforded by these transformational changes. Others, however, remain convinced that the changes wrought by IT are nothing more than a nuisance. In the past, health care administrators have found the implementation of technology tools to be an expensive venture with minimal rewards. This disappointment is likely related to their lack of knowledge about health informatics ...

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