2022-05-24: Accident and Emergency Informatics book
The first book on the field of "Accident and Emergency Informatics" edited by Prof. Thomas Deserno published and is online now.
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Time is short in emergency situations; the need for action becomes
imperative. Biomedical Informatics can be invaluable in supporting the
management of emergency medicine, and the need for the creation of
Accident and Emergency Informatics (A&EI) as a novel subfield became
obvious. As in all areas of Biomedical Informatics, A&EI must deal
with issues such as relevant data collection, the management of data
extracted from accident sites, health records or sensors, wearables
and apps, and appropriate data processing, with the dual purpose of
preventing harm and decision support.
This book is an introduction to the research and application domain of
A&EI, and is the product of 3 years’ work by the Working Group in A&EI
of the International Medical Informatics Association. The book presents
ten chapters organized in four sections. The first section explores the
framework for achieving an emergency-informatics health information
infrastructure; the second focuses on the gathering of critical clinical
data related to the building up of a smart environment for A&EI; the third
introduces state-of-the-art technologies for integration into virtual
emergency registries; and the final part considers the delicate issues of
patient safety raised by the introduction of surveillance technologies
into clinical care, along with other issues presenting challenges to the
domain of A&EI for the future.
The book is an important contribution to the field of A&EI, and will be
of interest to healthcare professionals, informaticians, and all those who
want a better understanding of the domain of Accident and Emergency
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