This is an up-to-date text that presents a detailed exposition of the concepts of Medical Informatics with a simple and student-friendly approach. The topics are comprehensively described and are supported with illustrations, figures and tables which make it a unique offering for both—the students and the teachers. The author has brought all his teaching and research experience to make this book easy to read and understand. The stress is mainly given on the integration of medical informatics in healthcare management, in the context of Indian scenario.
The book emphasizes the role of computers in the area of medical services including nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and biomedical research. The main focus in healthcare nowadays is given to create, maintain and manage large and complex electronic information data that can securely gather, store, transfer and make accessible Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). The book, organized in an easy-to-read style is highly informative, and attempts to keep up with the quick pace of changes in this field.
The book is primarily designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of biomedical engineering and paramedical courses. It will also be of great value to the healthcare professionals.
Medical Informatics has revolutionised the field of medical science. It is at the crossroads of information technology, computer science and healthcare. With the advent of technology, computers have become a part of every field of human sphere by playing different roles with effective and efficient performance. The author has done a commendable job by organising a huge knowledge of the field in a simple and easy-to-understand format. The book will be useful for engineering graduates, paramedical interns and healthcare professionals working in the field. Congratulations to the author and the publisher for producing a weighty, authoritative, readable, and attractive book in the subject. I hope the book will be received gladly by the intended audience, who will find it useful in their pursuit of knowledge of healthcare informatics.
Dr. U. Singh, Professor and Head, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Department,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
Medical Informatics focuses on the role of computers in the area of medical services. The author with dedication, passion and teaching experience, has undertaken the difficult task of presenting concepts in a logical and lucid manner. The book thrives on the conceptual knowledge, required to comprehend and understand the subject, by way of illustrations and examples showing how computers assist in the delivery of healthcare to the masses on a daily basis. I congratulate the author and the publisher for bringing out this book and enriching the field further.
Prof. Vinod Kumar, Dean Faculty Affairs and Professor in Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee