Prof. David Ingram's ‘Health Care in the Information Society’ nears publication

Prof. David Ingram’s ‘Health Care in the Information Society’ nears publication

In the world of health informatics, the name David Ingram carries some weight. A founding member of the openEHR Foundation, an influential figure in the field of health informatics education and research in the UK, and an honorary member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Prof. David Ingram’s contributions are immeasurable. Now, his book ‘Health Care in the Information Society – from adventure of ideas to programme for reform’ is expected to be available in print-on-demand, e-book, and freely downloadable versions in November.

The book takes a deep dive into the history of computer science and IT in the healthcare sector: a comprehensive overview of how healthcare, medicine and life sciences have transitioned during the Information Age, charting a course over the past 75 years that mirrors Prof. Ingram’s own illustrious career. This work promises to be a pivotal resource for understanding the evolution of computing in healthcare and its implications for the future.

To facilitate the open access publication of ‘Health Care in the Information Society’, a crowdfunding campaign was launched earlier this year, which has seen remarkable success, thanks to the generosity of individuals passionate about the field and committed to making this invaluable resource available to as many people as possible.

“I am hugely appreciative of the support I have received from widely across our community in this mission and hope I have done you all proud.”

– Professor David Ingram

The campaign is still open and any contributions will support the wider open access mission of the publisher. Prof. Ingram insists that all donors will be individually thanked and offered complimentary e-books, and all donations that qualify for recognition within the published work will also be offered complimentary printed copies.

For healthcare informatics enthusiasts, historians, and anyone interested in the intersection of technology and medicine, ‘Health Care in the Information Society’ is destined to be a cornerstone resource.

Help David bring ‘Health Care in the Information Society’ to the widest possible audience and ensure that his contributions to the field of health informatics continue to be recognised and celebrated by contributing to the crowdfunding campaign.






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