Population Health Informatics: Driving Evidence Based Solutions into Practice
By Ashish Joshi (Author), Lorna Thorpe (Author), Levi Waldron (Author), October 2017
Population Health Informatics addresses the growing opportunity to utilize technology to put into practice evidence-based solutions to improve population health outcomes across diverse settings. While most health informatics texts take a hospital centric approach, this innovative new first edition focuses on how to operationalize population health informatics solutions to address important public health challenges impacting individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live. The book uniquely uses a practical, step-by-step approach to implement evidence-based, data- driven population informatics solutions. Perfect for public health students and students from other interdisciplinary fields with an interest in population health informatics, this book fulfills a key component of the new Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recommendations for “Critical Components for the Core of a 21st Century MPH Degree”.
- Demonstrates how technology can be used at the intersection of clinical care and health sciences to strengthen efforts for preventive care at the population level.
- Offers practical coverage of critical topics such as big data, cloud computing, mobile health, surveillance, and visualization—all from the perspective of the end user using simple, reader friendly language.
- Uses a grassroots approach to technology interventions and solutions providing students with a clear understanding of how to address the needs of various health technology stakeholders.