Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 71,000 members, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.
AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics. AMIA connects a broad community of professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA is the bridge for knowledge and collaboration across a continuum, from basic and applied research to the consumer and public health arenas.
Specific Health Databases
Use the following databases when you need to find scholarly and peer reviewed research articles.
Has almost 400 full text titles on Nursing and Allied Health. It also includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets (summaries of treatment care for many conditions) and Quick Lessons (summaries about diseases and conditions, including etiology, clinical presentation, assessment, treatment goals, 'Red Flags' to consider during treatment and advice for the patient's family).
Provides full text articles from nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources. Materials include nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
Contains nearly 50 full-text nursing journals for researchers and practitioners and over 375,000 bibliographic records with abstracts, tables of content, and links to full-text when available from over 400 nursing journals with coverage dates as far back as 1995.
Medical and health information from the following ProQuest databases: Nursing & Allied Health Source, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, Pharmaceutical News Index, ProQuest Family Health, and ProQuest Health & Medical Complete.