Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (3 Volumes)

Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (3 Volumes)

Release Date: May, 2011|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 2366
ISBN13: 9781609605612|ISBN10: 1609605616|EISBN13: 9781609605629|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-561-2


Modern technological advances in medicine are not restricted to treatments, but rather have revolutionized the entire application of healthcare from finding a doctor to executing a treatment.

Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications provides an exhaustive chronicling of these changes through the compiled research of hundreds of scholars. This multi-volume book delves into the many applications of information technology ranging from digitizing patient records to high-performance computing, to medical imaging and diagnostic technologies. Technological advancements have begun turning potential breakthroughs into established applications across the field of healthcare, as demonstrated by these volumes. The importance of healthcare cannot be overstated, making this work vital to everyone involved in creating the future of medicine.

Topics Covered

  • Clinical High-Performance Computing
  • Digital privacy
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Informatics in healthcare
  • Information science
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Technologies
  • Mobile healthcare
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Patient-Centered Care

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Chapter 1
Eddy M.M. Adang
Proven cost-effectiveness of innovative technologies is more and more a necessary condition for implementation in clinical practice. But proven... Sample PDF
The Implementation of Innovative Technologies in Healthcare
Chapter 2
Stefane Kabene, Melody Wolfe
The integration of technology into health care has created both advantages and disadvantages for patients, providers, and healthcare systems alike.... Sample PDF
Risks and Benefits of Technology in Health Care
Chapter 3
Francesco Paolucci, Henry Ergas, Terry Hannan, Jos Aarts
Health care is complex and there are few sectors that can compare to it in complexity and in the need for almost instantaneous information... Sample PDF
The Effectiveness of Health Informatics
Chapter 4
David Wiljer, Sara Urowitz, Erin Jones
We have long passed through the information age into an information perfusion in health care, and new strategies for managing it are emerging. The... Sample PDF
Personal Health Information in the Age of Ubiquitous Health
Chapter 5
Anastasius Moumtzoglou
E-health has widely revolutionized medicine, creating subspecialties that include medical image technology, computer aided surgery, and minimal... Sample PDF
E-Health as the Realm of Healthcare Quality
Chapter 6
Nina Godson, Adrian Bromage
The use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and smartphones (combined mobile telephone and PDA) in Nurse Education is a relatively new... Sample PDF
The use of Personal Digital Assistants in Nursing Education
Chapter 7
D. Chon Abraham
Much of healthcare improvement via technology initiatives address gaining physician by-in (Reinertsen, 2005) and does not adequately address... Sample PDF
Reforming Nursing with Information Systems and Technology
Chapter 8
Anastasia N. Kastania, Sophia Kossida
The electronic healthcare in the modern society has the possibility of converting the practice of delivery of health care. Currently, chaos of... Sample PDF
Quality Issues in Personalized E-Health, Mobile Health and E-Health Grids
Chapter 9
Yousuf J. Ahmad, Vijay V. Raghavan, William Benjamin Martz Jr.
Adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) can provide an impetus to a greater degree of overall adoption of Information Technology (IT) in many... Sample PDF
Adoption of Electronic Health Records
Chapter 10
Kendall Ho
Because of the rapid growth of health evidence and knowledge generated through research, and growing complexity of the health system, clinical care... Sample PDF
Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation
Chapter 11
Aviv Shachak, Shmuel Reis
The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) holds the promise to improve patient safety and quality of care, as well as opening new ways... Sample PDF
The Computer-Assisted Patient Consultation
Chapter 12
Asen Atanasov
This chapter is a brief survey on some e-medicine resources and international definitions focused on the three main subjects of the healthcare... Sample PDF
Quality and Reliability Aspects in Evidence Based E-Medicine
Chapter 13
E-Medical Education  (pages 190-209)
D. John Doyle
The World Wide Web has made available a large variety of medical information and education resources only dreamed of two decades ago. This review... Sample PDF
E-Medical Education
Chapter 14
Nursing Home  (pages 210-249)
Shuyan Xie, Yang Xiao, Hsiao-Hwa Chen
A nursing home is an entity that provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services to people with illnesses, injuries or functional... Sample PDF
Nursing Home
Chapter 15
Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
This chapter introduces the use of mobile medical informatics as a means for improving clinical practice in Sudan. It argues that mobile medical... Sample PDF
Improving Clinical Practice through Mobile Medical Informatics
Chapter 16
M. Ghiassi, C. Spera
This chapter presents a web-enabled, intelligent agent-based information system model to support on-demand and mass customized markets. The authors... Sample PDF
A Web-Enabled, Mobile Intelligent Information Technology Architecture for On-Demand and Mass Customized Markets
Chapter 17
Udantha R. Abeyratne
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders. It is characterized by repetitive obstruction of the upper airways during... Sample PDF
A Framework for Information Processing in the Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea
Chapter 18
Markos G. Tsipouras, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis, Lambros K. Michalis
In this chapter, the field of computer-aided diagnosis of cardiacdiac arrhythmias is reviewed, methodologies are presented, and current trends are... Sample PDF
Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Chapter 19
George M. Spyrou, Panos A. Ligomenides
In this chapter the authors report about their experiences in designing, implementing, prototyping and evaluating a system for computer aided risk... Sample PDF
Computer Aided Risk Estimation of Breast Cancer
Chapter 20
Gloria Díaz, Antoine Manzanera
Visual examination of blood and bone marrow smears is an important tool for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of clinical patients. The interest... Sample PDF
Automatic Analysis of Microscopic Images in Hematological Cytology Applications
Chapter 21
Michele Piana
Biomedical imaging represents a practical and conceptual revolution in the applied sciences of the last thirty years. Two basic ingredients... Sample PDF
Computational Methods in Biomedical Imaging
Chapter 22
Maria Papadogiorgaki, Vasileios Mezaris, Yiannis Chatzizisis
Images have constituted an essential data source in medicine in the last decades. Medical images derived from diagnostic technologies (e.g., X-ray... Sample PDF
Visual Medical Information Analysis
Chapter 23
Francisco J. Nóvoa, Alberto Curra, M. Gloria López, Virginia Mato
Heart-related pathologies are among the most frequent health problems in western society. Symptoms that point towards cardiovascular diseases are... Sample PDF
Angiographic Images Segmentation Techniques
Chapter 24
Farhang Sahba
Ultrasound imaging now has widespread clinical use. It involves exposing a part of the body to highfrequency sound waves in order to generate images... Sample PDF
Segmentation Methods in Ultrasound Images
Chapter 25
Luan Ibraimi, Qiang Tang, Pieter Hartel, Willem Jonker
Commercial Web-based Personal-Health Record (PHR) systems can help patients to share their personal health records (PHRs) anytime from anywhere.... Sample PDF
Exploring Type-and-Identity-Based Proxy Re-Encryption Scheme to Securely Manage Personal Health Records
Chapter 26
Yorgos Goletsis, Themis P. Exarchos, Nikolaos Giannakeas, Markos G. Tsipouras, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
In this article, we address decision support for cancer by exploiting clinical data and identifying mutations on tumour suppressor genes. The goal... Sample PDF
Integration of Clinical and Genomic Data for Decision Support in Cancer
Chapter 27
Tero Aittokallio
This chapter provides an overview of the computational approaches developed for exploring the modular organization of protein interaction networks.... Sample PDF
Module Finding Approaches for Protein Interaction Networks
Chapter 28
Elaine Byrne, Roy D. Johnson
In 2005, the clinical director of the Batho Pele clinic1 in the Gauteng province in South Africa requested the assistance of the Department of... Sample PDF
Networks of Action for Anti Retroviral Treatment
Chapter 29
Peter Jones
This chapter explores the potential of a conceptual framework – Hodges’ model – both as a socio-technical structure and means to explore such... Sample PDF
Socio-Technical Structures, 4Ps and Hodges’ Model
Chapter 30
Arun Kumar Wadhwani, Sulochana Wadhwani
The information extracted from the EMG recordings is of great clinical importance and is used for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular... Sample PDF
Techniques for Decomposition of EMG Signals
Chapter 31
Frank-M. Schleif, Thomas Villmann, Barbara Hammer
Bioinformatics has become an important tool to support clinical and biological research and the analysis of functional data, is a common task in... Sample PDF
Prototype Based Classification in Bioinformatics
Chapter 32
Ivan Chorbev, Boban Joksimoski
This chapter presents an overview of an integrated system for eMedicine that the authors propose and implement in the Republic of Macedonia. The... Sample PDF
An Integrated System for E-Medicine (E-Health, Telemedicine and Medical Expert Systems)
Chapter 33
Mahendran Maliapen, Alan Gillies
This paper uses simulation modelling techniques and presents summarized model outputs using the balanced scorecard approach. The simulation models... Sample PDF
The Integration of Systems Dynamics and Balanced Scorecards in Strategic Healthcare Policy Simulation Analysis
Chapter 34
Elizabeth M. Borycki, Andre W. Kushniruk
Health information systems, and in particular ubiquitous computing devices (UCD), promise to revolutionize healthcare. However, before this can be... Sample PDF
Use of Clinical Simulations to Evaluate the Impact of Health Information Systems and Ubiquitous Computing Devices Upon Health Professional Work
Chapter 35
A. Janß, W. Lauer, F. Chuembou Pekam, K. Radermacher
Studies concerning critical incidents with technical equipment in the medical/clinical context have found out, that in most of the cases... Sample PDF
Using New Model-Based Techniques for the User Interface Design of Medical Devices and Systems
Chapter 36
Paola Di Giacomo
E-health is a priority of the European i2010 initiative, which aims to provide safe and interoperable information systems for patients and health... Sample PDF
The European Perspective of E-Health and a Framework for its Economic Evaluation
Chapter 37
Benjamin I. Rapoport, Rahul Sarpeshkar
Algorithmically and energetically efficient computational architectures that operate in real time are essential for clinically useful neural... Sample PDF
A Biomimetic Adaptive Algorithm and Micropower Circuit Architecture for Implantable Neural Decoders
Chapter 38
Avatars and Diagnosis  (pages 620-632)
Claudia L. McDonald
Medical education faces a host of obstacles in coming decades requiring that it rethink the way it delivers medical curricula, especially with... Sample PDF
Avatars and Diagnosis
Chapter 39
Rafael Capilla, Alfonso del Río, Miguel Ángel Valero, José Antonio Sánchez
This chapter deals with the conceptualization, design and implementation of an m-health solution to support ubiquitous, integrated and continuous... Sample PDF
Agile Patient Care with Distributed M-Health Applications
Chapter 40
Thomas D. Parsons
Virtual Standardized Patients (VSPs) are advanced conversational virtual human agents that have been applied to training of clinicians. These... Sample PDF
Affect-sensitive Virtual Standardized Patient Interface System
Chapter 41
Elif Derya Übeyli
This chapter develops an integrated view of telemedicine and biotelemetry applications. The objective of the chapter is coherent with the objective... Sample PDF
Telemedicine and Biotelemetry for E-Health Systems
Chapter 42
John Ribera
The incorporation of telehealth into the daily clinical practice of audiologists in the United States is in its early stages of development. Some... Sample PDF
Tele-Audiology in the United States
Chapter 43
Juan Carlos González Moreno, Loxo Lueiro Astray, Rubén Romero González, Cesar Parguiñas Portas, Castor Sánchez Chao
In recent years, the incessant development of new communication technologies has provided a better way for accessing information and also a lot of... Sample PDF
SIe-Health, e-Health Information System
Chapter 44
Yousef Jasemian
People living with chronic medical conditions, or with conditions requiring short term monitoring, need regular and individualized care to maintain... Sample PDF
Sensing of Vital Signs and Transmission Using Wireless Networks
Chapter 45
Rajasvaran Logeswaran
Automatic detection of tumors in the bile ducts of the liver is very difficult as often, in the defacto noninvasive diagnostic images using magnetic... Sample PDF
Neural Networks in Medicine
Chapter 46
Xiu Ying Wang, Dagan Feng
The rapid advance and innovation in medical imaging techniques offer significant improvement in healthcare services, as well as provide new... Sample PDF
Image Registration for Biomedical Information Integration
Chapter 47
Neha Khetrapal
This chapter deals with the issue of treating disorders with the help of virtual reality (VR) technology. To this end, it highlights the concept of... Sample PDF
Cognition meets Assistive Technology
Chapter 48
Mario Tesconi, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Pierluigi Barba, Danilo De Rossi
Posture and motion of body segments are the result of a mutual interaction of several physiological systems such as nervous, muscle-skeletal, and... Sample PDF
Wearable Kinesthetic System for Joint Knee Flexion-Extension Monitoring In Gait Analysis
Chapter 49
Wiebren Zijlstra, Clemens Becker, Klaus Pfeiffer
Monitoring the performance of daily life mobility related activities, such as rising from a chair, standing and walking may be used to support... Sample PDF
Wearable Systems for Monitoring Mobility Related Activities
Chapter 50
Bryan Houliston
Hospitals are traditionally slow to adopt new information systems (IS). However, health care funders and regulators are demanding greater use of IS... Sample PDF
RFID in Hospitals and Factors Restricting Adoption
Chapter 51
Pablo Arias, Nelson Espinosa, Javier Cudeiro
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a stimulation technique introduced to clinical practise by Anthony Baker in 1985. TMS has become very... Sample PDF
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a Tool for Neurorehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease
Chapter 52
Andriani Daskalaki
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) involves administration of a photosensitizer (PS) either systemically or locally, followed by illumination of the lesion... Sample PDF
Modeling of Porphyrin Metabolism with PyBioS
Chapter 53
Amira Djebbari, Aedín C. Culhane, Alice J. Armstrong, John Quackenbush
Biological systems can be viewed as information management systems, with a basic instruction set stored in each cell’s DNA as “genes.” For most... Sample PDF
AI Methods for Analyzing Microarray Data
Chapter 54
Guang Li, Deborah Citrin, Robert W. Miller, Kevin Camphausen, Boris Mueller, Borys Mychalczak, Yulin Song
Image registration, segmentation, and visualization are three major components of medical image processing. Three-dimensional (3D) digital medical... Sample PDF
3D and 4D Medical Image Registration Combined with Image Segmentation and Visualization
Chapter 55
Robert B. Kerstein
Computerized Occlusal Analysis technology records, and quickly displays for clinical interpretation, tooth contact timing sequences of .003 second... Sample PDF
Time-Sequencing and Force-Mapping with Integrated Electromyography to Measure Occlusal Parameters
Chapter 56
Vikram Aggarwal, Yoonju Cho, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Dickson Cheung
Central venous pressure (CVP) is a measure of the mean pressure within the thoracic vena cava, which is the largest vein in the body and responsible... Sample PDF
Ultrasound Guided Noninvasive Measurement of Central Venous Pressure
Chapter 57
Demetrios J. Halazonetis
Cephalometric analysis has been a routine diagnostic procedure in Orthodontics for more than 60 years, traditionally employing the measurement of... Sample PDF
Software Support for Advanced Cephalometric Analysis in Orthodontics
Chapter 58
Marios Neofytou, Constantinos Pattichis, Vasilios Tanos, Marios Pattichis, Eftyvoulos Kyriacou
The objective of this chapter is to propose a quantitative hysteroscopy imaging analysis system in gynaecological cancer and to provide the current... Sample PDF
Quantitative Analysis of Hysteroscopy Imaging in Gynecological Cancer
Chapter 59
Rami N. Khushaba, Adel A. Al-Jumaily
Bio-signals patterns analysis problems have enjoyed a rapid increase in popularity in the past few years. The electromyography (EMG) signal, also... Sample PDF
Myoelectric Control of Prosthetic Devices for Rehabilitation
Chapter 60
Med-on-@ix  (pages 974-994)
In-Sik Na, Max Skorning, Arnd T. May, Marie-Thérèse Schneiders, Michael Protogerakis, Stefan Beckers, Harold Fischermann, Nadja Frenzel, Tadeusz Brodziak, Rolf Rossaint
The aim of the project Med-on-@ix is to increase the quality of care for emergency patients by the operationalisation of rescue processes. The... Sample PDF
Chapter 61
DISMON  (pages 995-1007)
Ángel M. Lagares-Lemos, Miguel Lagares-Lemos, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ángel García-Crespo, Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís
Information technology and, more precisely, the internet represent challenges and opportunities for medicine. Technology-driven medicine has changed... Sample PDF
Chapter 62
Jesús Bernardino Alonso Hernández, Patricia Henríquez Rodríguez
It is possible to implement help systems for diagnosis oriented to the evaluation of the fonator system using speech signal, by means of techniques... Sample PDF
Speech-Based Clinical Diagnostic Systems
Chapter 63
William Claster, Nader Ghotbi, Subana Shanmuganathan
There is a treasure trove of hidden information in the textual and narrative data of medical records that can be deciphered by text-mining... Sample PDF
The Use of Artificial Intelligence Systems for Support of Medical Decision-Making
Chapter 64
Rakesh Biswas, Joachim Sturmberg, Carmel M. Martin, A. U. Jai Ganesh, Shashikiran Umakanth, Edwin Wen Huo Lee
This chapter discusses the role of e-health in creating persistent clinical encounters to extend the scope of health care beyond its conventional... Sample PDF
Persistent Clinical Encounters in User Driven E-Health Care
Chapter 65
Tanja Bratan, Malcolm Clarke, Joanna Fursse, Russell Jones
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is undergoing great reform. Driven by a demand for higher quality health care provision, information and... Sample PDF
Remote Patient Monitering in Residential Care Homes
Chapter 66
Anton V. Vladzymyrskyy
This chapter introduces usage of telemedicine consultations in daily clinical practice. Author has describe process of teleconsultation, sample... Sample PDF
Telemedicine Consultations in Daily Clinical Practice
Chapter 67
Julia Adler-Milstein, Ariel Linden
This chapter describes the broad array of information technologies currently used in programs that manage individuals with chronic diseases and... Sample PDF
The Use and Evaluations of IT in Chronic Disease Management
Chapter 68
V. G. Stamatopoulos, G. E. Karagiannis, B. R. M. Manning
Concern has been expressed over the lack of evidence of the effective transfer of new research findings, guidelines and protocols into front-line... Sample PDF
Safe Implementation of Research into Healthcare Practice through a Care Process Pathways Based Adaptation of Electronic Patient Records
Chapter 69
Christian Nøhr, Niels Boye
The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) to the clinical setting has led healthcare professionals, policy makers, and administrators to... Sample PDF
Towards Computer Supported Clinical Activity
Chapter 70
Kenric W. Hammond, Charlene R. Weir, Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
Computerized patient care documentation (CPD) is a vital part of a Patient Care Information System (PCIS). Studying CPD in a well-established PCIS... Sample PDF
Nursing Documentation in a Mature EHR System
Chapter 71
Salvatore Parise
The people-to-people relationships where knowledge work actually gets performed in organizations are called social networks, and they may be in... Sample PDF
Applying Social Network Analysis in a Healthcare Setting
Chapter 72
Olufemi T. Oladapo
This chapter introduces the partograph as an essential tool of labour management. It describes the concept of the partograph from its historical... Sample PDF
The Graphic Display of Labor Events
Chapter 73
The MOBEL Project  (pages 1171-1190)
Inger Dybdahl Sorby, Line Melby, Yngve Dahl, Gry Seland
This chapter presents results and experiences from the MOBEL (MOBile ELectronic patient record) project at the Norwegian University of Science and... Sample PDF
The MOBEL Project
Chapter 74
Álvaro Orozco-Gutiérrez, Edilson Delgado-Trejos, Hans Carmona-Villada, Germán Castellanos-Domínguez
This chapter deals with processing and communication techniques for Parkinson’s disease treatment applications. First, the authors summarize the... Sample PDF
Processing and Communication Techniques for Applications in Parkinson Disease Treatment
Chapter 75
Malcolm Battin, David Knight, Carl Kuschel
Neonatal care is an extremely data-intensive activity. Physiological monitoring equipment is used extensively along with web-based information tools... Sample PDF
Informatics Applications in Neonatology
Chapter 76
Marcial García Rojo, Christel Daniel
In anatomic pathology, digital pathology integrates information management systems to manage both digital images and text-based information. Digital... Sample PDF
Digital Pathology and Virtual Microscopy Integration in E-Health Records
Chapter 77
Asunción Albert, Antonio J. Serrano, Emilio Soria, Nicolás Victor Jiménez
In this chapter, authors develop a system for prevention and detection of congestive heart failure and fibrillation. Due to its narrow therapeutic... Sample PDF
Clinical Decision Support System To Prevent Toxicity In Patients Treated With Digoxin
Chapter 78
Manuel Prado-Velasco, Carlos Fernández-Peruchena
Persistent Developmental Stuttering affects 1-2% of the world adult population. Its etiology is still unknown, although modern neuroimaging... Sample PDF
An Advanced Concept of Altered Auditory Feedback as a Prosthesis-Therapy for Stuttering Founded on a Non-Speech Etiologic Paradigm
Chapter 79
Raymond White, Robert Noble
Gait analysis is a special investigation that can assist clinical staff in the decision making process regarding treatment options for patients with... Sample PDF
Reporting Clinical Gait Analysis Data
Chapter 80
Dongqing Chen, Aly A. Farag, Robert L. Falk, Gerald W. Dryden
Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the colon, rectum, anus and appendix. Since it is largely preventable, it is extremely important to detect and... Sample PDF
Variational Approach Based Image Pre- Processing Techniques for Virtual Colonoscopy
Chapter 81
Francisco M. Couto, Mário J. Silva, Vivian Lee, Emily Dimmer, Evelyn Camon, Rolf Apweiler
Molecular Biology research projects produced vast amounts of data, part of which has been preserved in a variety of public databases. However, a... Sample PDF
Verification of Uncurated Protein Annotations
Chapter 82
Antheunis Versluis, Daranee Tantbirojn
Residual stress due to polymerization shrinkage of restorative dental materials has been associated with a number of clinical symptoms, ranging from... Sample PDF
Relationship Between Shrinkage and Stress
Chapter 83
Abey Kuruvilla, Suraj M. Alexander
The high utilization level of emergency departments in hospitals across the United States has resulted in the serious and persistent problem of... Sample PDF
Predicting Ambulance Diverson
Chapter 84
Candace J. Gibson, H. Dominic Covvey
The introduction and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health care, particularly the electronic health record (EHR), may be... Sample PDF
Demystifying eHealth Human Resources
Chapter 85
Dean Yergens, Julie Hiner, Joerg Denzinger
Developing countries are faced with many problems and issues related to healthcare service delivery. Many factors contribute to this, such as a lack... Sample PDF
Multi-Agent Systems in Developing Countries
Chapter 86
Sofi Bergkvist, Hanna Pernefeldt
The primary care delivery model developed by the Health Management and Research Institute (HMRI) in India, integrates innovative technical solutions... Sample PDF
Primary Care through a Public-Private Partnership
Chapter 87
Evelyn H. Thrasher, Terry A. Byrd
Interorganizational networks are defined as “clusters of organizations that make decisions jointly and integrate their efforts to produce a product... Sample PDF
Strategic Fit in the Healtcare IDS
Chapter 88
Adi V. Gundlapalli, Jonathan H. Reid, Jan Root, Wu Xu
A fundamental premise of continuity in patient care and safety suggests timely sharing of health information among different providers at the point... Sample PDF
Regional and Community Health Information Exchange in the United States
Chapter 89
James G. Anderson
Data-sharing systems—where healthcare providers jointly implement a common reporting system to promote voluntary reporting, information sharing, and... Sample PDF
Regional Patient Safety Initiatives
Chapter 90
Maureen Farrell
The use of mobile technologies in nursing education is rapidly increasing. Handheld computers are the most frequently used of these technologies as... Sample PDF
Use of Handheld Computers in Nursing Education
Chapter 91
Gareth Parry
Women’s health in primary care is a large part of the generalist’s practice. Information technology (IT) is now an integral part of the generalist’s... Sample PDF
Women’s Health Informatics in the Primary Care Setting
Chapter 92
Yukiko Inoue
Census 2000 figures indicate that more than 19% of the U.S. population aged five and older are people with disabilities (Goddard, 2004). Technology... Sample PDF
Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities
Chapter 93
Jeffrey Soar
This chapter explores ageing, chronic disease, technology and social change. Healthcare has been transformed through medical technology but there is... Sample PDF
Ageing, Chronic Disease, Technology, and Smart Homes
Chapter 94
Rajinder Koul, James Dembowski
The purpose of this chapter is to review research conducted over the past two decades on the perception of synthetic speech by individuals with... Sample PDF
Synthetic Speech Perception in Individuals with Intellectual and Communicative Disabilities
Chapter 95
Telepractice  (pages 1566-1580)
Thomas W. Miller, Jennifer A. Wood
Telehealth is viewed as the removal of time and distance barriers in the provision of health care and patient education to underserved populations.... Sample PDF
Chapter 96
Emma Parry
The seamless electronic health record is often hailed as the holy grail of health informatics. What is an electronic health record? This question is... Sample PDF
The Electronic Health Record to Support Women’s Health
Chapter 97
Tom Quinn, Raj K. Bali, Dale Katherine, Pete Gregory
The objective of this paper is to examine the efficacy of the Knowledge Management (KM) paradigm in the context of UK paramedics’ assessment and... Sample PDF
Managing Paramedic Knowledge for Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Chapter 98
Operationalizing the Science  (pages 1600-1622)
Joseph L. Kannry
Healthcare IT (HIT) has failed to live up to its promise in the United States. HIT solutions and decisions need to be evidence based and... Sample PDF
Operationalizing the Science
Chapter 99
Jean M. Roberts
This chapter is designed to outline the current situation and challenges to successful deployment of technologies to support clinical activities. It... Sample PDF
Current Challenges in Empowering Clinicians to Utilize Technology
Chapter 100
Kenneth L. Miller, Susan M. Miller
Supervision is both a special case of instruction and a critical aspect of professional development. The ongoing development of web-based... Sample PDF
Challenges and Solutions in the Delivery of Clinical Cybersupervision
Chapter 101
James R. Stefurak, Daniel W. Surry, Richard L. Hayes
As communication technology is increasingly applied to the training and supervision of mental health professionals, a more robust analysis of how... Sample PDF
Technology in the Supervision of Mental Health Professionals
Chapter 102
B. Spyropoulos, M. Botsivaly, A. Tzavaras, K. Koutsourakis
Adapting medical and managerial decision-making (Spyropoulos, 2006a) in the modern home care environment is a cardinal prerequisite, in order to... Sample PDF
Optimization of Medical Supervision, Management, and Reimbursement of contemporary Home Care
Chapter 103
Kalyan Sunder Pasupathy
Healthcare organizations are struggling to provide safe and high quality care while reducing costs. Abundant data on various aspects of the care... Sample PDF
Systems Engineering and Health Informatics
Chapter 104
Nilmini Wickramasinghe
The need to transform the U.S. healthcare system became clear during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina was not an unexpected disaster nor... Sample PDF
Critical Factors for the Creation of Learning Healthcare Organizations
Chapter 105
Luca Anselma, Alessio Bottrighi, Gianpaolo Molino, Stefania Montani, Paolo Terenziani, Mauro Torchio
Knowledge-based clinical decision making is one of the most challenging activities of physicians. Clinical Practice Guidelines are commonly... Sample PDF
Supporting Knowledge-Based Decision Making in the Medical Context
Chapter 106
Tillal Eldabi, Robert D. Macredie, Ray J. Paul
This chapter reports on the use of simulation in supporting decision-making about what data to collect in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). We show... Sample PDF
Simulation Modeling as a Decision-Making Aid in Economic Evaluation for Randomized Clinical Trials
Chapter 107
Janna Anneke Fitzgerald, Martin Lum, Ann Dadich
Human technology in health care includes managerial knowledge required to marshal a health care workforce, operate hospitals and equipment, obtain... Sample PDF
How Human Technology Improve the Scheduling of Unplanned Surgical Cases
Chapter 108
TACMIS  (pages 1770-1781)
M. Cassim
TACMIS is an inclusive solution to the management of health care and medical information and its design is based on a detailed process analysis of... Sample PDF
Chapter 109
Daniel Ruiz-Fernandez, Antonio Soriano-Paya
The incorporation of computer engineering into medicine has meant significant improvements in the diagnosis-related tasks. This chapter presents an... Sample PDF
A Distributed Approach of a Clinical Decision Support System Based on Cooperation
Chapter 110
E. Vance Wilson
E-health use is increasing worldwide, but no current e-health paradigm fulfills the complete range of users’ needs for Web-enabled healthcare... Sample PDF
Applying Personal Health Informatics to Create Effective Patient-Centered E-Health
Chapter 111
Steven Walczak, Bradley B. Brimhall, Jerry B. Lefkowitz
Patients face a multitude of diseases, trauma, and related medical problems that are difficult and costly to diagnose with respect to direct costs... Sample PDF
Diagnostic Cost Reduction Using Artificial Neural Networks
Chapter 112
eHealth and Ethics  (pages 1831-1842)
Diane Whitehouse, Penny Duquenoy
The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is increasing rapidly in many spheres of contemporary life in Europe. The ethical use of... Sample PDF
eHealth and Ethics
Chapter 113
Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Nina Antoniotti, Anne Burdick
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) was established in 1993 to promote access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via... Sample PDF
Standards and Guidelines Development in the American Telemedicine Association
Chapter 114
Terry Kaan
In the decades since its independence in 1965, the transformation of Singapore’s economy and its transition to a relatively developed economy has... Sample PDF
The Regulation of Genetic Testing and the Protection of Genetic and Medical Information in Singapore
Chapter 115
Morgan Price
The purpose of this chapter is to provide the reader with an overview of several models and theories from the general HCI literature, highlighting... Sample PDF
A Bio-Psycho-Social Review of Usability Methods and their Applications in Healthcare
Chapter 116
Maartje H.J. Swennen
Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) is a tool that aims to bring science and medicine together by enabling doctors to integrate the latest best evidence... Sample PDF
The Gap between What is Knowable and What We Do in Clinical Practice
Chapter 117
Rania Shibl, Kay Fielden, Andy Bissett, Den Pain
Our study of the use of clinical decision support systems by general practitioners in New Zealand reveals the pervasive nature of the issue of... Sample PDF
Trust and Clinical Information Systems
Chapter 118
Stefane M Kabene, Raymond W. Leduc, Candace J Gibson
Traditionally, patient information has been recorded on paper and stored in file folders at healthcare facilities and within physicians’ offices.... Sample PDF
Data Security in Electronic Health Records
Chapter 119
Nola M. Ries
This chapter discusses key legal issues raised by the contemporary trend to managing and sharing patient information via electronic health records... Sample PDF
Legal Issues in Health Information and Electronic Health Records
Chapter 120
Joachim Jean-Jules, Alain O. Villeneuve
With increased use of telehealth to provide healthcare services, bringing telehealth technology out of experimental settings into real life... Sample PDF
Integrating Telehealth into the Organization’s Work System
Chapter 121
Rakesh Biswas, Carmel M. Martin, Joachim Sturmberg, Kamalika Mukherji, Edwin Wen Huo Lee, Shashikiran Umakanth
The chapter starts from the premise that illness and healthcare are predominantly social phenomena that shape the perspectives of key stakeholders... Sample PDF
Social Cognitive Ontology and User Driven Healthcare
Chapter 122
Wanda Sneed
Nursing informaticists can be leaders in promoting prevention of illness and diseases in the 21st century. Developing an infrastructure for... Sample PDF
A Treatise on Rural Public Health Nursing
Chapter 123
Dimitra Petroudi, Nikolaos Giannakakis
A hospital information system (HIS), variously also called clinical information system (CIS), is a comprehensive, integrated information system... Sample PDF
New Technologies in Hospital Information Systems
Chapter 124
Bettina Staudinger, Herwig Ostermann, Roland Staudinger
The management of the information technology in a virtual medical service centre is subject to different requirements than the IT-management of a... Sample PDF
IT-Based Virtual Medical Centres and Structures
Chapter 125
Shirley Ann Becker, Frank Webbe
Similar to other nations, the United States faces a critical challenge in dealing with an aging population that has unprecedented life expectancies.... Sample PDF
Emerging Technologies for Aging in Place
Chapter 126
Jeongeun Kim
This chapter presents the overview of the current status and developmental stages of the PSIS technology and consensus around the patient safety... Sample PDF
The Development and Implementation of Patient Safety Information Systems (PSIS)
Chapter 127
Patrice Renaud, Sylvain Chartier, Paul Fedoroff, John Bradford, Joanne L. Rouleau
This chapter presents research that is laying a foundation for new simulation applications that promise learning-oriented treatments for mental... Sample PDF
The Use of Virtual Reality in Clinical Psychology Research
Chapter 128
Amparo C. Villablanca, Hassan Baxi, Kent Anderson
This chapter discusses critical success factors in the design, implementation, and utility of a new construct and interface for data transfer with... Sample PDF
Novel Data Interface for Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women
Chapter 129
Christos V. Bourantas, Katerina Naka, Dimitrios Fotiadis, Lampros Michalis
Intracoronary Ultrasound (ICUS) imaging is an intravascular catheter-based technique which provides real-time, high resolution, cross-sectional... Sample PDF
New Developments in Intracoronary Ultrasound Processing
Chapter 130
Pulse!!  (pages 2126-2142)
Claudia L. McDonald, Jan Cannon-Bowers, Clint Bowers
Pulse!! The Virtual Clinical Learning Lab is designed to transfer and further develop state-of-the-art game design and technology to create subject... Sample PDF
Chapter 131
Ferenc Pongracz
Intraoperative transfer of the implant and prosthesis planning in dentistry is facilitated by drilling templates or active, image-guided navigation.... Sample PDF
Visualization and Modelling in Dental Implantology
Chapter 132
Carmel M. Martin, Rakesh Biswas, Joachim P. Sturmberg, David Topps, Rachel Ellaway, Kevin Smith
This chapter articulates key considerations for the translation of the concept of the Patient Journey Record Systems (PaJR) into real world systems.... Sample PDF
Patient Journey Record Systems (PaJR) for Preventing Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
Chapter 133
Carrison K.S. Tong, Eric T.T. Wong
For the past 100 years, film has been almost the exclusive medium for capturing, storing, and displaying radiographic images. Film is a fixed medium... Sample PDF
Picture Archiving and Communication System for Public Healthcare
Chapter 134
Holly Llobet, Paul Llobet, Michelle LaBrunda
A technological explosion has been revolutionizing imaging technology of the heart and lungs over the last decade. These advances have been... Sample PDF
Imaging Advances of the Cardiopulmonary System
Chapter 135
Zhiqiang Zhang, Bo Gao, Guojie Liao, Ling Mu, Wei Wei
In this chapter, the transesophageal oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring system was proposed based on the early experiments, to provide a new... Sample PDF
The Study of Transesophageal Oxygen Saturation Monitoring

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.