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Health Information Management Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, statistics, and other information on health information management and related issues.

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Medical technology R855-855.5

Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics R858-859.7

Medical records R864

Information technology T58.5-58.64

Management information systems T58.6-58.62

Keywords to search: electronic health records, health information, networks, telemedicine, telehealth, bioinformatics, medical informatics, medicine and computers, medicine and technology

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Highwire Press

Look for full-text peer-reviewed articles from a variety of disciplines, including health sciences. Noted journals include Annals of Occupational Hygiene, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, and Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, just to name a few.


Get access to a large number of journals in the fields of clinical medicine, life sciences, and nursing. Use Your Journals@Ovid to limit to the full-text articles.

Wiley Online Library

Find full-text journal articles, books, and access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews as well as EBM Guidelines: Evidence-Based Medicine.

See also the Applied Sciences Databases.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected resources from the Web:  

Health Information Technology page from the Department of Health and Human Services, which manages the American Health Information Community and the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Health Information Technology page from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services contains Electronic Health Records Selection Guidelines for Health Centers.

Health Information Technology from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Resource Center

American Academy of Family Physicians' Center for Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology from the American Hospital Association

Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology "is a recognized certification body for electronic health records and their networks."

American Medical Association's Health Information Technology resources

Innovations in Health Information Technology from America's Health Insurance Plans Center for Policy and Research

Health Information Careers from the American Health Information Management Association

Health Information Technology and Health Data Standards at the National Library of Medicine

Health Informatics and Health Information Management from the University of Illinois

Chaudhry, B, Wang, J, & Wu, S. Impact of Health Information Technology on Quality, Efficiency, and Costs of Medical Care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 144, Retrieved July 8, 2008, from