William Hersh, MD, professor and chair, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, is Co-Editor of the newly published textbook, Health Informatics: Practical Guide, Seventh Edition. The other Co-Editor of the book is Robert Hoyt, MD of the University of West Florida. Dr. Hersh is also among the one or more authors of eight chapters in the book.
“I am honored to join Dr. Hoyt in co-editing this important general textbook of health informatics,” said Dr. Hersh, pictured with the book to the right. Another picture below shows the back cover that lists the table of contents of the book.
The book is available for purchase on the LuLu.com Web site in both print and eBook PDF formats. The book will also be made available from the more “traditional” online booksellers, such as Amazon.com. Dr. Hoyt also maintains a Web site for the book that includes a special area for those who use the book as instructors (and can request an evaluation copy).
The content of the new book is well-aligned with the well-known introductory course that Dr. Hersh teaches, which is variably called 10×10 (“ten by ten,” the standalone version in partnership with the American Medical Informatics Association) and BMI 510 (one of the initial courses in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program).