Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare

  • Lyle Berkowitz
  • Chris McCarthy

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lyle Berkowitz, Chris McCarthy
    Pages 1-7
  3. Chris McCarthy, Christi Dining Zuber
    Pages 9-14
  4. You Have an EHR. Now What?!!?!

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-16
    2. Lyle Berkowitz
      Pages 17-37
    3. Peter Basch
      Pages 39-55
    4. James L. Holly
      Pages 57-70
    5. John W. Trudel, Lloyd D. Fisher
      Pages 71-86
    6. Thomas R. Graf
      Pages 87-98
    7. David C. Stockwell, Brian R. Jacobs
      Pages 99-109
  5. Meet You at 01100101

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Jonathan S. Wald
      Pages 113-130
    3. Erin DeMarce Leff, Marc Mora, Gwendolyn B. O’Keefe, Tim Scearce, James Hereford
      Pages 131-141
    4. Ajay Sood, Katherine S. Thweatt, Stacey Hirth, Sharon A. Watts, Renée H. Lawrence, Julie K. Johnson et al.
      Pages 143-158
    5. Steve Huffman, April R. Daugherty
      Pages 159-166
    6. David D. O’Neill, Susan Anthony, Margaret Laws
      Pages 167-177
    7. Mark S. Gagnon, Janell Moerer
      Pages 179-190
  6. On the Edge of Edge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-192
    2. Tamra E. Minnier, David T. Sharbaugh
      Pages 193-204
    3. Steve Flammini, James W. Noga
      Pages 205-218
    4. Debra J. Hurd, Brian D. Patty
      Pages 219-227
    5. George Reynolds
      Pages 229-241
    6. Valerie M. Sue, Karen Tsang
      Pages 243-257
    7. Alex Tam, Vivian Distler, Bradley Kreit
      Pages 259-282
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-303

About this book


Huge amounts of money are spent on electronic health record (EHR) and other healthcare information technology (HIT) systems each year, and the challenge is to ensure these systems are effective on every level. Simply recreating paper-based processes on these systems does not significantly improve quality, efficiency or the financial aspects of setting up these services.  While there are excellent resources available on healthcare IT and others that detail innovation strategies in healthcare, there is little material providing real life examples and explanations of how to combine these two powerful tools.

Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare thus serves to fill this gap by using real life cases to detail how information technology systems have been used in an innovative fashion to solve the types of problems faced every day in healthcare.  The Editors and their carefully selected group of contributors, ranging from multi-hospital organizations to small clinics, have assembled a book that describes successful cases covering EHR, Telemedicine and other health IT experiences, in which brilliant and innovative uses of healthcare IT have improved quality, efficiency and value.  Each case chapter includes a story about the impact of these HIT innovations on patients,  an explanation on the origin of the innovation, details on how the innovation evolved from idea to reality, the real world results of the innovation and lessons learned along the way.  Additionally, each of these chapters conclude with thoughts on future HIT innovations from each contributor.


Editors and affiliations

  • Lyle Berkowitz
    • 1
  • Chris McCarthy
    • 2
  1. 1., Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Innovation Consultancy / ILNKaiser PermanenteOaklandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4326-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4327-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Buy this book on publisher's site