Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA): 58 Volumes

Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA): 58 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece)
ISSN: 2328-1243|EISSN: 2328-126X
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The Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series aims to provide a channel for international researchers to progress the field of study on technology and its implications on healthcare and health information systems. With the growing focus on healthcare and the importance of enhancing this industry to tend to the expanding population, the book series seeks to accelerate the awareness of technological advancements of health information systems and expand awareness and implementation.

Driven by advancing technologies and their clinical applications, the emerging field of health information systems and informatics is still searching for coherent directing frameworks to advance health care and clinical practices and research. Conducting research in these areas is both promising and challenging due to a host of factors, including rapidly evolving technologies and their application complexity. At the same time, organizational issues, including technology adoption, diffusion and acceptance as well as cost benefits and cost effectiveness of advancing health information systems and informatics applications as innovative forms of investment in healthcare are gaining attention as well. AHISA addresses these concepts and critical issues.

Topics Covered

  • Clinical Decision Support Design, Development and Implementation
  • Decision Support Systems
  • E-Health and M-Health
  • IS in Healthcare
  • IT Applications in Health Organizations and Practices
  • IT Applications in Physical Therapeutic Treatments
  • IT security and privacy issues
  • Management of Emerging Health Care Technologies
  • Measurements and Impact of HISA on Public and Social Policy
  • Medical Informatics
  • Nursing Expert Systems
  • Pharmaceutical and Home Healthcare Informatics
  • Rehabilitative Technologies
  • Role of informatics specialists
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual health technologies

Titles in Series

Cases on Lean Thinking Applications in Unconventional Systems
Eduardo Guilherme Satolo (São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil), Robisom Damasceno Calado (Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil)
Copyright © 2023. 330 pages.
Lean thinking involves more than just eliminating waste; through its five guiding principles—value, value chain, continuous flow, pull production, and perfection—its...
Handbook of Research on Mathematical Modeling for Smart Healthcare Systems
Debabrata Samanta (CHRIST University (Deemed), India), Debabrata Singh (Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed), India)
Copyright © 2022. 400 pages.
Advances in healthcare technologies have offered real-time guidance and technical assistance for diagnosis, monitoring, operation, and interventions. The development...
Handbook of Research on Complexities, Management, and Governance in Healthcare
Ubaldo Comite (University “Giustino Fortunato” Benevento, Italy)
Copyright © 2022. 410 pages.
Over the years, the complexity of health systems has grown due to the continuous and constant introduction of new technologies—process, production, and organizationa...
Handbook of Research on Healthcare Standards, Policies, and Reform
Ubaldo Comite (University “Giustino Fortunato” Benevento, Italy)
Copyright © 2022. 408 pages.
The healthcare industry has been the center of attention recently as it continues to have a major impact on private and public organizations, government institutions...
Digital Identity in the New Era of Personalized Medicine
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes (University of Miami, USA), Indira Mysore (Bloqcube Inc., USA)
Copyright © 2022. 315 pages.
Within the past decade, we have witnessed an increased adoption of emerging technologies as well as the exponential pace of scientific discoveries within all industr...
Building Resilient Healthcare Systems With ICTs
Patrick Ndayizigamiye (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Macire Kante (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Copyright © 2022. 298 pages.
One of the challenges encountered in the provision of healthcare is the inability of healthcare systems to adapt to or respond adequately to adverse events (pandemic...
Approaches and Applications of Deep Learning in Virtual Medical Care
Noor Zaman (Taylor's University, Malaysia), Loveleen Gaur (Amity University, Noida, India), Mamoona Humayun (Jouf University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2022. 293 pages.
The recent advancements in the machine learning paradigm have various applications, specifically in the field of medical data analysis. Research has proven the high...
Prospects of Blockchain Technology for Accelerating Scientific Advancement in Healthcare
Malaya Dutta Borah (National Institute of Technology (NIT), India), Peng Zhang (Belmont University, USA), Ganesh Chandra Deka (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, India)
Copyright © 2022. 289 pages.
Health information about any patent is extremely critical. As there are many malicious users and misuses of health data, this information is not shared amongst healt...
Quality of Healthcare in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (P&A Kyriakou Children’s Hospital, Greece)
Copyright © 2022. 403 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put massive stress on healthcare professionals’ formal training, their creed to do no harm, and the patient safety movement. COVID-19 affec...
Handbook of Research on Applied Intelligence for Health and Clinical Informatics
Anuradha Dheeraj Thakare (Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India), Sanjeev J. Wagh (Shivaji University, India), Manisha Sunil Bhende (Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Engineering, Management, and Research Akurdi, India & Savitribai Phule Pune University, India), Ahmed M. Anter (Beni-Suef University, Egypt), Xiao-Zhi Gao (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Copyright © 2022. 470 pages.
Currently, informatics within the field of public health is a developing and growing industry. Clinical informatics are used in direct patient care by supplying medi...
Developing Maternal Health Decision Support Systems in Developing Countries
Vincent Mzazi (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2021. 286 pages.
Implementation of guidelines in the health system is a major undertaking, especially in developing countries. An important constraint in guideline development in dev...
The NHS and Contemporary Health Challenges From a Multilevel Perspective
Louise Dalingwater (Sorbonne Université, France)
Copyright © 2020. 261 pages.
The National Health Service, or NHS, is the United Kingdom’s national healthcare system. It oversees the public’s health and ensures the medical wellbeing of the pop...
Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing Applications in Healthcare Management Science
Muhammet Gul (Munzur University, Turkey), Erkan Celik (Munzur University, Turkey), Suleyman Mete (Gaziantep University, Turkey), Faruk Serin (Munzur University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 322 pages.
In today’s modernized world, the field of healthcare has seen significant practical innovations with the implementation of computational intelligence approaches and...
Handbook of Research on Advancements of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Engineering
Dilip Singh Sisodia (National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India), Ram Bilas Pachori (Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India), Lalit Garg (University of Malta, Malta)
Copyright © 2020. 420 pages.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing every aspect of human life including human healthcare and wellbeing management. Various types of intelligent healthca...
Evaluating Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Reform
Raj Selladurai (Indiana University Northwest, USA), Charlie Hobson (Indiana University Northwest, USA), Roshini Isabell Selladurai (In His Image Family Medicine Residency, Ascension St. John Medical Center, USA), Adam Greer (Ascension St. John Medical Center, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 287 pages.
Healthcare reform in the United States is a significant, strongly debated issue that has been argued since the early 1900s. Though this issue has been in circulation...
Managing Patients' Organizations to Improve Healthcare: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Francesca Costanza (University LUMSA, Palermo, Italy)
Copyright © 2020. 173 pages.
In the last decades, the importance of performance management in healthcare organizations has progressively increased. Patient organizations can play a strategic rol...
Handbook of Research on Optimizing Healthcare Management Techniques
Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia & Epworth HealthCare, Australia)
Copyright © 2020. 431 pages.
Healthcare is noted for using leading-edge technologies and embracing new scientific discoveries to enable better cures for diseases and better means to enable early...
Theory and Practice of Business Intelligence in Healthcare
Jiban Khuntia (University of Colorado, Denver, USA), Xue Ning (University of Colorado, Denver, USA), Mohan Tanniru (Oakland University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 322 pages.
Business intelligence supports managers in enterprises to make informed business decisions in various levels and domains such as in healthcare. These technologies ca...
Smart Medical Data Sensing and IoT Systems Design in Healthcare
Chinmay Chakraborty (Birla Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright © 2020. 288 pages.
Smart healthcare technology improves the diagnosis and treatment of patients, provides easy access to medical facilities and emergency care services, and minimizes t...
Emerging Trends and Innovations in Privacy and Health Information Management
Cristina Albuquerque (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Copyright © 2019. 376 pages.
Discussions around the preservation of privacy and confidential data of patients parallels discussions about innovation, effectiveness, and quality of care that the...
Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (P&A Kyriakou Children’s Hospital, Greece)
Copyright © 2019. 327 pages.
One of the central engines of the current shift towards decentralization and reorientation of healthcare services is mobile healthcare (mHealth). mHealth offers uniq...
Intelligent Systems for Healthcare Management and Delivery
Nardjes Bouchemal (University Center of Mila, Algeria)
Copyright © 2019. 377 pages.
With the growing use of new technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, intelligent systems can be used to manage large amounts of existing data in h...
Human Rights, Public Values, and Leadership in Healthcare Policy
Augustine Nduka Eneanya (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2019. 311 pages.
The legitimacy of any national health system depends on how it serves the interest of the poorest and most vulnerable people. As such, a commitment to equity should...
Contemporary Applications of Mobile Computing in Healthcare Settings
R. Rajkumar (VIT University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 259 pages.
The use of mobile devices in medical care settings and by wellness professionals has influenced and changed many aspects of clinical practice. Mobile devices have be...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Perspectives on Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics
Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
Copyright © 2018. 641 pages.
Over the decades, the fields of health information systems and informatics have seen rapid growth. Such integrative efforts within the two disciplines have resulted...
Advanced Systems for Improved Public Healthcare and Disease Prevention: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Thierry Oscar Edoh (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Copyright © 2018. 262 pages.
The development of better processes to provide proper healthcare has enhanced contemporary society. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this developm...
Big Data Analytics in HIV/AIDS Research
Ali Al Mazari (Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2018. 294 pages.
With the advent of new technologies in big data science, the study of medical problems has made significant progress. Connecting medical studies and computational me...
Global Perspectives on Health Communication in the Age of Social Media
Seif Sekalala (Kean University, USA), Brandon C. Niezgoda (Drexel University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 348 pages.
Numerous studies suggest that people with a variety of health concerns are increasingly turning to online networks for social support. As a result, the number of onl...
Healthcare Administration for Patient Safety and Engagement
Aleksandra Rosiek-Kryszewska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), Krzysztof Leksowski (Military Clinical Hospital, Poland & Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
Copyright © 2018. 343 pages.
Ethical medical treatment is an important aspect of healthcare that is affected by multiple influencing factors in, both private and public, medical organizations. B...
Big Data Management and the Internet of Things for Improved Health Systems
Brojo Kishore Mishra (C. V. Raman College of Engineering, India), Raghvendra Kumar (LNCT Group of Colleges, India)
Copyright © 2018. 312 pages.
Because of the increased access to high-speed Internet and smart phones, many patients have started to use mobile applications to manage various health needs. These...
Novel Applications of Virtual Communities in Healthcare Settings
Christo El Morr (York University, Canada)
Copyright © 2018. 247 pages.
Virtual communities have gained popularity in many growing fields and have continued to expand into healthcare environments. Analyzing the impact these communities h...
Handbook of Research on Data Science for Effective Healthcare Practice and Administration
Elham Akhond Zadeh Noughabi (University of Calgary, Canada), Bijan Raahemi (University of Ottawa, Canada), Amir Albadvi (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran), Behrouz H. Far (University of Calgary, Canada)
Copyright © 2017. 545 pages.
Data science has always been an effective way of extracting knowledge and insights from information in various forms. One industry that can utilize the benefits from...
Patent Law and Intellectual Property in the Medical Field
Rashmi Aggarwal (Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad, India), Rajinder Kaur (Panjab University, India)
Copyright © 2017. 257 pages.
The growing presence of technology has created significant changes within the healthcare industry. With the ubiquity of these technologies, there is now an increasin...
Design, Development, and Integration of Reliable Electronic Healthcare Platforms
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (P&A Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece)
Copyright © 2017. 357 pages.
Advancements in technology have brought about a new era of medicinal practice; however, these new technological trends present both advantages and challenges to thei...
Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare
Chintan M. Bhatt (Charotar University of Science & Technology, India), S. K. Peddoju (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)
Copyright © 2017. 282 pages.
The implementation of cloud technologies in healthcare is paving the way to more effective patient care and management for medical professionals around the world. As...
Handbook of Research on Healthcare Administration and Management
Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Epworth HealthCare, Australia & Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 825 pages.
Effective healthcare delivery is a vital concern for citizens and communities across the globe. The numerous facets of this industry require constant re-evaluation a...
Reshaping Medical Practice and Care with Health Information Systems
Ashish Dwivedi (University of Hull, UK)
Copyright © 2016. 399 pages.
Technology has become an integral part of our daily interactions, even within the hospitals and healthcare facilities we rely on in times of illness and injury. New...
M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (P&A Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece)
Copyright © 2016. 438 pages.
The integration of mobile technology into the medical industry has revolutionized the efficiency and delivery of healthcare services. Once limited by distance and ph...
Improving Health Management through Clinical Decision Support Systems
Jane D. Moon (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Mary P. Galea (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Copyright © 2016. 425 pages.
In an effort to combat human error in the medical field, medical professionals continue to seek the best practices and technology applications for the diagnosis, tre...
Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration
Tiko Iyamu (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa), Arthur Tatnall (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright © 2016. 378 pages.
Improvements in health services require continual attention and dedication to ensure proper care and treatment for citizens. To support this endeavor, professionals...
Flipping Health Care through Retail Clinics and Convenient Care Models
Amer Kaissi (Trinity University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 306 pages.
Over time, a country’s healthcare system typically undergoes a number of developments as new demands emerge from the public and new legislation is passed from the go...
Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends
Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA), Amir Hossein Ghapanchi (Griffith University, Australia), Amir Talaei-Khoei (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Copyright © 2015. 414 pages.
Healthcare practices have been enhanced through the use of information technologies and analytical methods. A cross between computer science, healthcare, and informa...
Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Greece & P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece), Anastasia Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Stavros Archondakis (Military Hospital of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2015. 354 pages.
Technological advances have revolutionized the way we manage information in our daily workflow. The medical field has especially benefitted from these advancements,...
Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Greece & P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece), Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 342 pages.
Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception....
Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos
Ingo Meyer (empirica, Germany), Sonja Müller (empirica, Germany), Lutz Kubitschke (empirica, Germany)
Copyright © 2014. 366 pages.
Recent global and national debates have shown that demographic change, the rising incidence of chronic disease, and the unmet need for more personalized care are tre...
Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare
Mowafa Househ (College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia), Elizabeth Borycki (University of Victoria, Canada), Andre Kushniruk (University of Victoria, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 372 pages.
In addition to social media’s prevalence for personal use, online networking tools are also gaining momentum in the healthcare field. Health information and patient...
Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality
Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues (Senac Faculty of Ceará, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
Copyright © 2014. 361 pages.
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 tr...
Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics
Vaughan Michell (University of Reading, UK), Deborah J. Rosenorn-Lanng (Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust Reading, UK), Stephen R. Gulliver (University of Reading, UK), Wendy Currie (Audencia, Ecole de Management, Nantes, France)
Copyright © 2014. 486 pages.
Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correc...
Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management
Christo El Morr (York University, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 323 pages.
Healthcare providers require timely and accurate information about their patients. As such, a great amount of effort and resources are spent to ensure that the right...
Cross-Cultural Training and Teamwork in Healthcare
Simona Vasilache (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2014. 326 pages.
Organizational cultures and subcultures have played vital roles in the quality care of the healthcare industry in both the public and private forms of medical practi...
Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems: Standards, Management, and Technology
Miguel Ángel Sicilia (University of Alcala, Spain), Pablo Balazote (Hospital de Fuenlabrada, Spain)
Copyright © 2013. 318 pages.
Although the standards in electronic health records and general healthcare services continue to evolve, many organizations push to connect interoperability with publ...
Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications
Sylvester Arnab (Coventry University, UK), Ian Dunwell (Coventry University, UK), Kurt Debattista (University of Warwick, UK)
Copyright © 2013. 370 pages.
With advances in technologies and revolutions in patient, trainee, and public expectations, the global healthcare sector is increasingly turning to serious games to...
Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies, and Applications: Advancements and Developments
Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues (Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Isabel de la Torre Díez (University of Valladolid, Spain), Beatriz Sainz de Abajo (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Copyright © 2012. 572 pages.
By combining electronic communication and information technology with healthcare practices, e-health promises access to health information, diagnosis, treatment, and...
E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges
Mohamed K. Watfa (University of Wollongong, UAE)
Copyright © 2012. 462 pages.
There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of wireless technologies in healthcare systems as a consequence of the wireless ubiquitous and pervasive commun...
Human-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies: Concepts, Methods and Applications
Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Carsten Röcker (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Copyright © 2011. 426 pages.
Electronic healthcare technologies support the interaction between patients and health-service providers, institution-to-institution transmission of data, and peer-t...
Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems
Stéfane M. Kabene (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France)
Copyright © 2011. 378 pages.
While many countries enjoy the benefits of modern healthcare systems and social and economic policies that improve life expectancy, many countries still have high ma...
Healthcare and the Effect of Technology: Developments, Challenges and Advancements
Stéfane M. Kabene (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France)
Copyright © 2010. 392 pages.
Healthcare is significantly affected by technological advancements, as technology both shapes and changes health systems locally and globally. As areas of computer s...
Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management
Murako Saito (Waseda University, Japan), Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Masako Fuji (Nonprofit Organization TBI Rehabilitation Center, Japan), Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright © 2010. 322 pages.
In global environments, healthcare organizations are required to be flexible and resilient in coping with uncertain and complex circumstances. Redesigning Innovative...


The Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series aims to address concepts related to advancing technologies and their clinical applications. The series endeavors to expand research and make available high-quality publications that foster greater developments and achievements of healthcare information systems and applications.

Editor(s) Biography

Anastasius Moumtzoglou, Ph.D., is an Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in HealthCare (ESQH), and President of the Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in HealthCare (HSQSH). He holds B.A in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), MA in Health Services Management (National School of Public Health), MA in Macroeconomics (The University of Liverpool), and Ph.D. in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), He works for 'P. & A. Kyriakou' Children's Hospital and teaches the module of quality at the graduate and postgraduate level. He has written three books, which are the only ones in the Greek references. He has also served as a scientific coordinator and researcher in Greek and European research programs. In 2004, he was declared “Person of Quality in Healthcare”, with respect to Greece. His research interests include healthcare management, quality, knowledge management, pensions, and the dualism of the labor market.

Editorial Advisory Board

Anastasius Moumtzoglou, Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece

Editorial Advisory Board
Alexandra Pomares Quimbaya, Javeriana University, Colombia
Ales Bourek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
David Mendes, University of Évora, Portugal
João Paulo Teixeira, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
John Mantas, University of Athens, Greece
Jose Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Kostas Giokas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Makis Pouliakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "ATTIKON" University Hospital, Greece
Mauricio Paletta, Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana, Venezuela
Petre Iltchev, Medical University of Lódz, Poland
Petros Karakitsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "ATTIKON" University Hospital, Greece
Ricardo Martinho, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Rui Pedro Charters Lopes Rijo, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Stelios Zimeras, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vahe Kazandjian, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States
Yiannis Koumpouros, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece