Cincinnati--Naakesh A. Dewan, MD, adjunct assistant clinical
professor of psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of
Medicine, co-edited a book published by Springer-Verlag entitled Behavioral Healthcare Informatics
with Nancy Lorenzi, PhD, professor, Vanderbilt University, Robert
Riley, PhD, of Robert Riley Incorporated and Sarbori R. Bhattacharya,
MD, a resident in the UC Department of Psychiatry. Lorenzi was formerly
a professor at the UC College of Medicine.
"It is clear that
technology in the behavioral health care arena has empowered
consumers," Dewan said. "Besides e-mail, the search for health and
disease-related information is the number one way people take advantage
of the internet." Also, research has shown technology changes medical
decisions and prevents errors. "Contributors to the book are leaders
from academia, the government, pharmaceutical industry, managed care
and the information technology industry," Dewan added.
better off today because of the last two decades and advances into
computer access and the rapid advances in the flow of information? Hot
off the presses, this book answers these questions and also explains
how computer technology provides mental health care practitioners with
the secure and confidential information they need to help patients
modify problem behaviors with treatments that have been shown to work.
Scientific editor of Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General,
Howard Goldman, MD, PhD, said, "This new book is an important
contribution, because it supports research and practice. We need a
science of informatics to guide our choices and our decisions." Goldman
added, "Behavior Healthcare Informatics, written by experts with a concern for technology and humanity, is a dramatic step in the right direction."
For more information or details about this book, please contact Dewan at (513) 558-2762.