OverviewA comprehensive and accessible introductory guide, Health Information Systems for the Health Professions covers the totality of modern HIS: research and policy; data and analytics; health informatics; people and processes; and systems management. Rooted in real-world examples, this foundational text demonstrates how HIS planning and management help organizations achieve cost-effectiveness, quality improvement, efficiency, population health management, innovation, and patient engagement. Beginning with the changing context of HIS in healthcare, the text moves on to clarify the vital relationship of health information systems to the strategy and evolution of the organization in enabling value-based care and preparing for population health management and digital health. Subsequently, it describes the mission-critical nature of this alignment of systems to strategy. Finally, it provides the management tools and techniques to accomplish the proper planning, management, organization, and stewardship of HIS. Written for a broad audience, Health Information Systems for the Health Professions empowers future health care leaders, providers, and innovators ' all roles integral to successful HIS implementation -- in a challenging and volatile regulatory market in a time of technological evolution.