Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Medical Informatics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 4th Edition Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN Enhance your clinical decision-making capabilities and improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice. Develop the skills and knowledge you need to make evidence-based practice (EBP) an integral part of your clinical decision-making and everyday nursing practice with this proven, approachable text. Written in a straightforward, conversational style, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare delivers real-world examples and meaningful strategies in every chapter to help you confidently meet today’s clinical challenges and ensure positive patient outcomes. New Making Connections: An EBP Exemplar opens each unit, immersing you in an unfolding case study of EBP in real-life practice. New Chapters reflect the most current implications of EBP on health policy and the context, content, and outcomes of implementing EBP competencies in clinical and academic settings. New Learning objectives and EBP Terms to Learn at both the unit and chapter levels help you study efficiently and stay focused on essential concepts and vocabulary. Making EBP Real features continue to end each unit with real-world examples that demonstrate the principles of EBP applied. EBP Fast Facts reinforce key points at a glance. Clinical Scenarios clarify the EBP process and enhance your rapid appraisal capabilities. .

  • Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk PhD RN CPNP/PMHNP FNAP
  • Publisher: LWW; 4th edition (November 24, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1496384539
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.9 inches


2. Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

The world’s most widely used nursing research textbook,   Essentials of Nursing Research , Tenth Edition  equips students with everything they need to confidently apply research to nursing practice.  AJN  award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck clarify the language of nursing research and instill a practical understanding of nursing research fundamentals and the research process for both quantitative and qualitative studies — including design principles; sampling and data collection; criteria for assessing data quality; appraising the quality, rigor, and trustworthiness of studies; and approaches to understand the statistical results.    This updated edition incorporates the latest clinical insights and approaches to research to familiarize students with increasingly important considerations in today’s nursing practice, including the involvement of patients and stakeholders in translating research evidence to local settings; the appraisal of not only the rigor of research designs and methods but also the relevance and applicability of practice-based evidence; and the effective use of research in local quality improvement (QI) projects.  UPDATED! New organization  simplifies the presentation of complex topics and better facilitates the use of research evidence in nursing practice.       Clear, approachable writing  makes difficult ideas easily digestible, even to students with no prior knowledge of technical terms.  Critical Appraisal Guidelines  walk students through studies and highlight aspects amenable to evaluation by research consumers .    Research Examples  and   Critical Thinking Exercises  emphasize important points and sharpen students’ critical thinking skills.   Tips  help students confidently translate abstract notions of research methods into concrete applications.  Colorful tables, figures, and examples  engage students’ attention and reinforce their understanding. Chapter Objectives  emphasize essential information in each chapter.  Key Terms  familiarize students with common research terms. Bulleted  Summary Points  highlight key takeaways at a glance. Ensure a mastery of essential nursing skills and equip students for success throughout the nursing education continuum with the complete  Essentials of Nursing Research,  Tenth Edition  solution: Lippincott® CoursePoint Study Guide for Essentials of Nursing Research,  Tenth Edition

  • Author: Denise Polit
  • Publisher: LWW; Tenth, North American edition (March 18, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975141851
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.75 x 9.75 inches


3. Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fifth Edition is a foundational text for teaching nursing students the core concepts of knowledge management while providing an understanding of the technology tools and applications where a certain level of proficiency is required. A practical guide for understanding how to leverage modern technology, the text teaches students how to acquire, process and disseminate knowledge. Grounded in the Foundation of Knowledge Model, the authors leverage this framework throughout as an organizational structure by which to teach and learn nursing informatics. The Fifth Edition gives nurses the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in the information age. Each chapter has been carefully updated to reflect the most current advances in technology, healthcare and reimbursement services. The authors also highlight the timely and impactful contribution of informatics to quality improvement, interprofessional collaboration, and the pandemic response. Finally, a thought-provoking chapter ties all of the elements of informatics together and asks students to consider the future impact of technology on the patient care experience by examining care bots, cyborgs and artificial intelligence.

  • Author: Dee McGonigle
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 5th edition (March 31, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284220469
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches


4. Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology category. See how information technology intersects with health care! Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd Edition prepares you for success in today’s technology-filled healthcare practice. Concise coverage includes information systems and applications such as electronic health records, clinical decision support, telehealth, ePatients, and social media tools, as well as system implementation. New to this edition are topics including data science and analytics, mHealth, principles of project management, and contract negotiations. Written by expert informatics educators Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers, this edition enhances the book that won a 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award! Experts from a wide range of health disciplines cover the latest on the interprofessional aspects of informatics ― a key Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative and a growing specialty area in nursing. Case studies encourage higher-level thinking about how concepts apply to real-world nursing practice. Discussion questions challenge you to think critically and to visualize the future of health informatics. Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what you will learn. Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter describes how informatics will continue to evolve as healthcare moves to an interprofessional foundation. NEW! Updated chapters reflect the current and evolving practice of health informatics, using real-life healthcare examples to show how informatics applies to a wide range of topics and issues. NEW mHealth chapter discusses the use of mobile technology, a new method of health delivery ― especially for urban or under-served populations ― and describes the changing levels of responsibility for both patients and providers. NEW Data Science and Analytics in Healthcare chapter shows how Big Data ― as well as analytics using data mining and knowledge discovery techniques ― applies to healthcare. NEW Project Management Principles chapter discusses proven project management tools and techniques for coordinating all types of health informatics-related projects. NEW Contract Negotiations chapter describes strategic methods and tips for negotiating a contract with a healthcare IT vendor. NEW Legal Issues chapter explains how federal regulations and accreditation processes may impact the practice of health informatics. NEW HITECH Act chapter explains the regulations relating to health informatics in the Health Information Technology for Education and Clinical Health Act as well as the Meaningful Use and Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

  • Author: Ramona Nelson PhD RN-BC ANEF FAAN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 2nd edition (January 31, 2017)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323402316
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches


5. Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Conventional health care is no longer working in your favor—but thankfully, Dr. Davis is. In his New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly , Dr. William Davis changed the lives of millions of people by teaching them to remove grains from their diets to reverse years of chronic health damage. In Undoctored , he goes beyond cutting grains to help you take charge of your own health. This groundbreaking exposé reveals how millions of people are given dietary recommendations crafted by big business, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and undergo unwarranted procedures to feed revenue-hungry healthcare systems. With Undoctored , the code to health care has been cracked—Dr. Davis will help you create a comprehensive program to reduce, reverse, and cure hundreds of common health conditions and break your dependence on prescription drugs. By applying simple strategies while harnessing the collective wisdom of new online technologies, you can break free of a healthcare industry that puts profits over health. Undoctored is the spark of a new movement in health that places the individual, not the doctor, at the center. His plan contains features like: • A step-by-step guide to eliminating prescription medications • Tips on how to distinguish good medical advice from bad • 42 recipes to guide you through the revolutionary 6-week program Undoctored gives you all the tools you need to manage your own health and sidestep the misguided motives of a profit-driven medical system.

  • Author: William Davis
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 1st edition (May 9, 2017)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1623368661
  • Dimensions: 6.26 x 1.35 x 9.32 inches


6. Nursing Research

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Whether used to help students learn how to perform research or how to critically appraise research reports for use in practice, this authoritative, approachable textbook shows how nursing research is applicable across today’s changing healthcare field. AJN award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck detail the latest methodologic innovations that have arisen in nursing, medicine, and the social sciences in their signature user-friendly style, accompanied by the helpful learning features, pedagogy, and clean design that have made this book a classic.   The updated 11th Edition adds two new chapters designed to help students ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of research methods and the relevance and applicability of nursing inquiries. Extensively revised content throughout strengthens students’ ability to locate and rank clinical evidence, verify the authoritativeness of systematic reviews, and distinguish interpretive approaches from aggregative approaches using meta-aggregation.  NEW! Quality Improvement and Improvement Science chapter provides methods and frameworks to help students develop and assess improvement projects. NEW! Applicability, Generalizability, and Relevance: Toward Practice-Based Evidence chapter details cutting-edge strategies to meet the growing need for patient-centered, practice-based evidence. UPDATED! Revised content throughout reflects the latest methodologic approaches to ranking evidence, verifying systematic reviews, using meta-aggregation, and more. Critical appraisal guidelines help students focus on specific aspects of a report for the most effective appraisal. Clear, user-friendly writing style introduces concepts logically and clarifies difficult ideas. Specific research tips translate abstract notions into practical strategies to help students confidently apply chapter lessons in real-life situations. Research examples throughout the text illustrate key points and stimulate critical thinking. A comprehensive index provides fast, efficient access to precise information. Tables, figures, and bulleted summaries reinforce essential chapter concepts at a glance.

  • Author: Denise Polit
  • Publisher: LWW; 11th edition (February 12, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975110642
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches


7. Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021


  • Author: Melanie S. Brodnik
  • Publisher: AHIMA; 3rd edition (June 1, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1584265306


8. Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine , leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved. Illustrations note: 46 Halftones, black & white 11 Tables, black & white

  • Author: Eric Topol MD
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1541644632
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches


9. Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses, Second Edition employs a contextually based teaching approach to promote clinical decision making, ethical conduct, and problem solving. The text is designed to assist educators in creating significant and practical learning experiences for nursing students in clinical informatics. Its real-world approach makes it a practical handbook for both faculty and students. The Second Edition features updated and expanded content on a variety of important topics that have been identified as strategic priorities by the National Institute for Nursing Research and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Another important focus is on the interaction between patients and computers and how such interactions can affect the quality of data collected by informatics applications. Key Features: Real-world application such as fall prevention Explores bar coding and pharmacy management Chapter objectives and chapter summaries Navigate 2 Advantage Access Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual HTML: Test Bank PowerPoint Slides

  • Author: Susan Alexander
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2nd edition (December 18, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284129175
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches


10. Buck's Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2021 Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Informatics - August 2021

Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! The bestselling Buck’s Step-by-Step Medical Coding is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. To reinforce your understanding, practice exercises follow the explanations of each coding concept. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, an Evolve website includes 30-day access to TruCode ® Encoder Essentials. No other book so thoroughly covers all coding sets! Access to this product, which may be at the discretion of your institution, is up to 3 years of online and perpetual offline access. Elsevier reserves the right to restrict or remove access due to changes in product portfolio or other market conditions. Theory and practical review questions (located at the end of each chapter) focus on recalling important chapter information and application of codes. A step-by-step approach makes it easier for students to build coding skills and remember the material. Learning objective and glossary review questions reinforce student understanding of key chapter concepts and terms. 30-day trial to TruCode ® Encoder Essentials gives students experience with using an encoder ( plus access to additional encoder practice exercises on the Evolve website). UNIQUE! "Real-life" coding reports (cleared of any confidential information) simulate the reports students will encounter as coders, and help them apply coding principles to actual cases. Online activities on Evolve provide extra practice with assignments, including coding reports. More than 450 illustrations help in understanding the types of medical conditions and procedures being coded, and include examples taken directly from Elsevier's professional ICD-10 and HCPCS manuals. UNIQUE! Four coding-question variations ― covering both single-code questions and multiple-code questions and scenarios ― develop students’ coding ability and critical thinking skills. UNIQUE! Coders’ Index in the back of the book makes it easy to quickly locate specific codes. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes show the official guidelines wording for inpatient and outpatient coding alongside in-text explanations. Exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, and emphasize key information. Valuable tips and advice are offered in features such as From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out, and CMS Rules . Sample EHR screenshots (in Appendix D) show examples similar to the electronic health records students will encounter in the workplace. NEW! Coding updates include the latest information available, promoting accurate coding and success on the job. NEW! Coverage of CPT E/M Guidelines changes for Office and Other Outpatient codes.

  • Author: Elsevier
  • Publisher: Saunders; 1st edition (December 25, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323709262
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 1.25 x 10.75 inches