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June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015
Contact: Nally Dookwah-Abrams
Marketing Manager, Medical

Enrico Coiera’s Book “Guide to Health Informatics, Third Edition” by CRC Press Provides a Comprehensive Coverage of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare into a Single, Manageable Volume

Boca Raton, Fla., June 23, 2015— CRC Press (, a global science, technology and medical publisher, is pleased to announce the publication of “Guide to Health Informatics, Third Edition,” which reflects current issues and latest developments in the field, including the impact of social media, nation-scale health information systems, systems safety, augmented reality and surgical simulations, machine learning, and discovery systems.

This title has received much praise from reviewers as an excellent introduction to the area of medical informatics that, unlike many other titles on the market, is lively, accessible and easy to read. It will continue to be an invaluable guide for any health professional or manager looking to get up to speed quickly with the fundamentals of and recent developments in this fast-moving field.

"...should be required reading for every physician intending to enter a fellowship program in medical informatics, and it is also highly recommended to every doctor and medical student interested in this emerging medical specialty." —JAMA

"A simply brilliant introduction to this fast developing field which is comprehensive, up to date, and at the same time sophisticated... It should be read by all healthcare professionals." —2004 BMA Book Awards Judging Panel

Fully revised, the third edition of Guide to Health Informatics remains essential reading for all health science undergraduates, clinical health professionals, and health service managers who need to appreciate and understand the role of informatics and its associated technologies for optimal practice and service delivery.

"The book has a strong emphasis on demonstrating what works and what does not work in informatics. I have created a new evaluative framework that runs through the book, to help us understand why some classes of intervention appear to work so much better than others. As a taster, the new edition has 34 chapters, and is significantly longer than the 2nd edition.  The new chapters are each quite extensive in length, and focus as much as possible on basic concepts and principles, rather than simple narrative descriptions of the topics.” — Enrico Coiera

Enrico Coiera, PhD, is a professor and director at the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

For more information or to purchase “Guide to Health Informatics, Third Edition,” please visit: and take advantage of our 20% site wide summer sale!

About CRC Press: CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific, technology and medical resources, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and making them available to researchers, academics, professionals and students in a variety of accessible formats. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit

For more information contact:
Nally Dookwah-Abrams
Marketing Manager/Medical
CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group
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Tel: 561. 361.6026 / Fax: 561.241.7856

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