The Computerization of Behavioral Healthcare. How to Enhance Clinical Practice, Management, and Communications

  • ID: 2217726
  • Book
  • 308 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Computerization of Behavioral Healthcare offers practical and comprehensive information about the computer technologies and trAnds that directly influence the clinical practice, management, and communications of behavioral health care.The editors gathered experts in the fields of clinical practice, health care administration, technological change, and public policy to develop this extremely useful, understandable resource. In nontechnical terms, the contributors demonstrate how computers and networked information systems help to contain costs, measure and improve clinical outcomes, and make any behavioral healthcare organization or practice more competitive in the marketplace. In addition, they offer down–to–earth suggestions for overcoming human resistance, and making a smooth transition from a traditional paper system to a high–tech computer operation.
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Part One: Clinical Practice

1. How Information Technologies Are Transforming Behavioral Healthcare (Marion J. Ball, Judith V. Douglas)

2. Clinical Decision Support Systems(Wallace J. Gingerich, Anthony Brokowski)

3. The Use of Computers in Therapy(Roger L. Gould)

4. Clinical Assessment and Outcomes Measurement(Murray P. Naditch, Kevin L. Moreland)

Part Two: Management

5. The Transition from Paper to Computerized and Interactive Information Systems, (Larry D. Rosen, Michelle M. Weil)

6. Computerization in Group Practices(Peter S. Currie)

7. Computerization in County and Community Mental Health Centers(Tuan D. Nguyen, Gary Olsen)

8. Computerization in Hospital–Based Delivery Systems(Warner V. Slack, Charles Safran, Howard L. Bleich)

9. Computerization in Managed Behavioral Healthcare Companies( William R. Maloney, Eugene D. Hill III)

Part Three: Communications

10. The Need to Know vs. The Right to Privacy(Robert Gellman, Kathleen A. Frawley)

11. The Rapid Growth of Electronic Communication(Michael W. Hurst, William A. Roiter)

12. How to Use the Internet and Electronic Bulletin Boards( Dick Schoech, Katherine Kelley Smith)

13. The Past, Present, and Future of Data Standards(Ronald W. Manderscheid, Marilyn J. HAnderson)
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"A much–needed resource for coping with the technological demands in the rapidly evolving field of behavioral health care."

"A book of major significance about the careful application of computers and information processing to finding solutions to the many challenges posed by the rapid movement toward managed behavioral health care." ––Bruce W. Vieweg, M.S., director, Office of Information Systems, State of Missouri Department of Mental Health

"This pathbreaking book shows not only that it is unavoidable that computer science and telecommunication technology are entering the field of behavioral health, but that patients and their families, healthcare personnel and managers may look forward to this development." ––W. Gulbinat, acting manager, epidemiological and managerial support, Division of Mental Health and the Prevention of Substance Abuse, World Health Organization

"An essential guide for mental health practitioners. A pioneering, must–read book for the 21st century clinician." ––Steven E. Locke, M.D., chief of behavioral medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and director of psychiatric informatics, Center for Clinical Computing, Harvard Medical School

"There is much in this book that is useful in each area ranging from a compAndium of Internet mental health conference lists to basic definitions of terminology to some subtly sophisticated information on clinical decision support systems (DSSs)." ––Reviewed by Rodney L. Lowman, Contemporary Psychology
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