Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality

Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues (National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil & Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 361
ISBN13: 9781466646193|ISBN10: 1466646195|EISBN13: 9781466646209|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4619-3

Description

Medical practitioners are continuing to advance their knowledge of the latest technologies in order to keep up with the opportunities for faster and more reliable treatments for patients.

Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality focuses on the latest medical practices through the utilization of technologies and innovative concepts. This book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, and industry professionals interested in the latest advancements in the healthcare, biomedicine, and medical communications fields.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Emerging e-health applications
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Information and knowledge management tools
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Telemedicine

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor and senior researcher at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He has been professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal and visiting professor at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil. He received the Academic Title of Aggregated Professor in informatics engineering from UBI, the Habilitation in computer science and engineering from the University of Haute Alsace, France, a PhD degree in informatics engineering and an MSc degree from the UBI, and a five-year BSc degree (licentiate) in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests include e-health, sensor networks and IoT, vehicular communications, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. Prof. Joel is the leader of NetGNA Research Group (http://netgna.it.ubi.pt), the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Information Systems, and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, and HEALTHCOM. He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 500 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, an IARIA fellow, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.

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