This page lists books published by Fellows of IMIA’s International Academy of Health Sciences (IAHSI). They are ordered by year, and then alphabetically by book title within each year.


Health Information Systems – Technological and Management Perspectives
Winter, A., Ammenwerth, E., Haux, R., Marschollek, M., Steiner, B. Jahn, F.
Springer 2023
This heavily revised open access edition provides a thorough overview of the technologies available to assemble, manage and assess the quality of health information systems. It details a variety of scenarios in the context of both health and heath care, including where prevention and wellness are related, such as the treatment of both acute and chronic diseases. Stakeholder requirements are also described to provide perspectives for describing the architectures and management techniques associated with health information systems, enabling the reader to develop a detailed holistic overview of the subject.
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Achievements, Milestones and Challenges in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Mantas, J., Hasman, A., Haux, R.
IOS Press 2022
The technological advances in Biomedical and Health Informatics (BMHI) in the last 4 decades could barely have been imagined when the field was in its infancy. At the time, computers were large and unwieldy, memory was measured in kilobytes, and the Internet was accessible only to people in the technology professions. How the world has changed. The skills of BMHI are now essential for everyone who participates in healthcare, from practitioners and researchers to administrators and patients.
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Clinical Informatics Study Guide: Text and Review. 2 ed.
John T. Finnell, Brian E. Dixon
Springer International Publishing; 2022
This completely updated study guide textbook is written to support the formal training required to become certified in clinical informatics. The content has been extensively overhauled to introduce and define key concepts using examples drawn from real-world experiences in order to impress upon the reader the core content from the field of clinical informatics.
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Health Informatics: Practical Guide, 8th Edition
Hersh, W.R.
The goal of this textbook is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of health informatics (also known as biomedical and health informatics or just plain informatics) for students. The book can also serve as a current update for those who are already practitioners.
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Health Information Exchange – Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems, 2nd Edition
Brian Dixon
Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems, Second Edition, now fully updated, is a practical guide on how to understand, manage and make use of a health information exchange infrastructure, which moves patient-centered information within the health care system. The book informs and guides the development of new infrastructures as well as the management of existing and expanding infrastructures across the globe. Sections explore the reasons for the health information exchange (HIE) infrastructures, how to manage them, examines the key drivers of HIE, and barriers to their widespread use.
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Healthcare Information Management Systems, 5th Edition
Joan M. Kiel, George R. Kim, Marion J. Ball
Springer 2022
This new edition of the classic textbook provides bold and honest descriptions of the current and evolving state of US healthcare information technology. Emerging technologies and novel practice and business models are changing the delivery and management of healthcare, as innovation and adoption meet new needs and challenges, such as those posed by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
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HEARD HELPED HEALED: The Healing Power of Storytelling
Dr Terry J. Hannan
May 2022
Heard Helped Healed, is hopefully a positive evolution from my first book, Bedside Stories.
From the writing of Bedside Stories, I had prior knowledge of what I as a physician experienced when the individual related their unique stories. What I then wanted to know was what the person experienced in the telling their story and how it affected their life. I wanted them to relate to me in their own words which is why there has been no editing of their submissions. The stories in this book also reveal how modern technologies can lead the healer away from the need to listen to the suffering person. Is this a reality? The answer is yes.
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Historical Background of Medical Informatics Development
Izet Masic
The history of Medical/Health/Biomedical informatics had begun between fifties and sixties of the last century. In the wake of the Second World War when a few doctors and researchers were examining the role of the computers and when they tried to involve their possibilities for improving diagnostic and treatment of health condition of patients and helping to better diagnose of diseases.
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Intelligent Systems in Medicine and Health: The role of AI
Trevor A Cohen, Vimla L Patel, Edward H Shortliffe
Springer 2022
This textbook comprehensively covers the latest state-of-the-art methods and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, placing these developments into a historical context. Factors that assist or hinder a particular technique to improve patient care from a cognitive informatics perspective are identified and relevant methods and clinical applications in areas including translational bioinformatics and precision medicine are discussed. This approach enables the reader to attain an accurate understanding of the strengths and limitations of these emerging technologies and how they relate to the approaches and systems that preceded them.
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Nursing Informatics: A Health Informatics, Interprofessional and Global Perspective, 5th Edition
Hübner, Wilson, Shaw Morawski, Ball
Springer 2022
This book aims to contribute towards equipping students, adult learners and the nursing and healthcare workforce with the necessary knowledge of how data and digitalization can support in making the best decisions and achieving optimal health outcomes.  Due to the wide range of nursing informatics within the context of health informatics, this book includes the interprofessional perspective, inviting other health professions and students/adult learners to learn from the different topics of the individual chapters or the book as a whole.
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pHealth 2022
Bernd Blobel, Bian Yang, Mauro Giacomini
IOS Press 2022
This book presents the proceedings of pHealth 2022, the 19th in the conference series, held as a hybrid event in Oslo, Norway, from 8 – 10 November 2022. The pHealth 2022 conference attracted experts from many scientific domains and brought together health-service vendor and provider institutions, payer organizations, government departments, academic institutions, professional bodies, and patients and citizen representatives. Topics covered include mobile technologies, micro-nano-bio smart systems, bio-data management and analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics for personalized health, the Health Internet of Things (HIoT), systems medicine, public health and virtual care.
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Roadmap to Successful Digital Health Ecosystems: A Global Perspective 
Edited by: Evelyn Hovenga and Heather Grain
Elsevier 2022
Roadmap to Successful Digital Health Ecosystems: A Global Perspective presents evidence-based solutions found on adopting open platforms, standard information models, technology neutral data repositories, and computable clinical data and knowledge (ontologies, terminologies, content models, process models, and guidelines), resulting in improved patient, organizational, and global health outcomes.
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Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine
Edward H. Shortliffe, James J. Cimino
Springer 2021
This 5th edition of this essential textbook continues to meet the growing demand of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in biomedical informatics and the underlying scientific issues that sit at the intersection of biomedical science, patient care, public health and information technology (IT).
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IMIA History Book
Casimir A. Kulikowski, George I. Mihalas, Hyeoun-Ae Park, Robert A. Greenes, Valerio Yacubsohn
Medical informatics has evolved and expanded over the past half century into a field that embraces a wide range of scientists, professionals, and clinical practitioners who have helped transform healthcare and its underlying biosciences. This book details the unique perspectives and insights of many of the pioneers and leaders who have helped form, organize, and expand the field on a worldwide basis through the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its member organizations.
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Zusammenwirken von natürlicher und künstlicher Intelligenz
[Collaboration of Natural and Artificial Intelligence] Haux, R., Gahl, K., Jipp, M., Kruse, R., Richter, O.
Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2021.

This open access book discusses how the collaboration of humans, animals and plants on the one hand and machines on the other will look in the future with increasing digitization and through the interaction of natural and artificial intelligence and to what extent the scope and intensity of the new synergies can be determined. The high complexity of the wide-ranging topic will be addressed in three application areas: in medicine and health care, in physical and virtual forms of mobility, and in cooperation with animals and plants in agriculture. Methodological-technical as well as legal and ethical aspects are addressed.
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Health Information Management: Empowering Public Health
Mantas, J., Šendelj, R., Ognjanović, I., Knaup, P., Ammenwerth, E., Varga, O.
IOS Press 2020
This book, Health Information Management: Empowering Public Health, aims to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study and development of health information management. It is designed for use by university and vocational courses to train allied health professionals. It can also be used as an in-service training tool for new healthcare-facility personnel, for those working in government healthcare institutions, independent billing and health assurance services, or individually by health information specialists.
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 Public Health Informatics and Information Systems. 3 ed. 
J.A. Magnuson, Brian E. Dixon
Springer International Publishing; 2020
This 3rd edition of a classic textbook examines the context and background of public health informatics, explores the technology and science underlying the field, discusses challenges and emerging solutions, reviews many key public health information systems, and includes practical, case-based studies to guide the reader through the topic. The editors have expanded the text into new areas that have become important since publication of the previous two editions due to changing technologies and needs in the field, as well as updating and augmenting much of the core content. The book contains learning objectives, overviews, future directions, and review questions to assist readers to engage with this vast topic. The Editors and their team of well-known contributors have built upon the foundation established by the previous editions to provide the reader with a comprehensive and forward-looking review of public health informatics.
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Measuring Capacity to Care Using Nursing Data
Evelyn J.S. Hovenga and Cherrie Lowe
Elsevier 2020
Measuring Capacity to Care Using Nursing Data presents evidence-based solutions regarding the adoption of safe staffing principles and the optimum use of operational data to enable health service delivery strategies that result in improved patient and organizational outcomes.
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Clinical Informatics Literacy: 5000 Concepts That Every Informatician Should Know
Dean F. Sittig
Elsevier, 2017
Clinical Informatics is an applied field that exists at the intersection of the fields of medicine, computer science, information science, anthropology, human factors engineering, cognitive psychology and health services research. As such informaticians are required to have an extremely broad understanding of a considerable swath of the fields at the heart of the health-oriented knowledge economy.
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