Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA): 38 Volumes

Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA): 38 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

Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (P&A Kyriakou Children’s Hospital, Greece)
Copyright © 2019. 290 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 (National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil & Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, 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