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Summer Reading

By A/Prof. Terry HANNAN Moderator | 11 Jun, 2015

Sudip Bhandari has suggested that it would be good to post some "Summer Reading" for those in the northern hemisphere.



A/Prof. Terry HANNAN Moderator Replied at 5:15 PM, 11 Jun 2015

From all the reading available it is very hard to select what may "interest" GHDonline participants and contributors. So here are some "hard core" texts and I also intend to post later 1 or 2 that have a "social or humanistic" focus.
1. E. C. Guide To Health Informatics. 3rd ed. Press C, editor: Taylor & Francis; 2015.-An excellent resource for those who want to cover the breadth of Informatics. Enrico makes even the driest topics appealing with his examples and text.
2. Topol EJ. The creative destruction of medicine: how the digital revolution will create better health care. New York, Basic Books 2012.
3. Topol E. The Patient Will See You Now. First ed: Basic Books; 2015.
The Topol texts are delightful reads. As has been stated elsewhere some of his postings are futuristic but I believe his intentions are to have us all "think outside the square" in the domains of technology and information management.
4. Weed LL, Weed L. Medicine in Denial. Version 1.0 ed: Createspace; 2011.
I have know Larry Weed for many years and he has never been one to gild the lily. His dissertation and analysis of where we stand in the modern era in health care delivery is a wake up call for the need for the health professions to change how we do things while using the appropriate tools.
...........more soon

Joaquin Blaya, PhD Moderator Replied at 6:15 PM, 11 Jun 2015

One book that I found really interesting as an overview for medical
informatics is the Shortliffe book listed below, though I don't know how
many of you will have access to it.

Shortliffe, E. H., L. E. Perreault, G. Wiederhold, and L. M. Fagan. *Medical
Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine* . 2nd
ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2003. ISBN: 9780387984728.

The other thing that I've been doing is looking into the MIT OpenCourseWare
site for interesting readings, and I think this course from 2009 was and
still is very interesting.


Do others have articles or sites that they've read lately that they found

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David Grayson Replied at 3:33 PM, 12 Jun 2015

Not directly informatics related but fascinating in terms of open source platforms is Robin Chase's Peers Inc


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