Biocomputation and Biomedical Informatics: Case Studies and Applications

Biocomputation and Biomedical Informatics: Case Studies and Applications

Athina A. Lazakidou (University of Peloponnese, Greece)
Release Date: November, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 356
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-768-3
ISBN13: 9781605667683|ISBN10: 1605667684|EISBN13: 9781605667690
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Description:

Recent improvements in healthcare delivery due to innovative technological advancements have redefined fields of biomedical science now allowing for enhanced information management, resource allocation, and quality assurance.

Biocomputation and Biomedical Informatics: Case Studies and Applications provides a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations of concepts, processes, and acronyms in this significant medical field of study. Featuring chapters authored by leading international experts, this unsurpassed collection provides a defining body of research indispensible to medical libraries, researchers, and institutions worldwide.

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

  • Biocomputation in molecular structural biology
  • Biomedical informatics application
  • Computer-aided tissue engineering
  • Crystallographic computing
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Gene therapy
  • Human DNA base excision repair
  • In silico protein engineering approach
  • Pervasive health care services and technologies
  • Telemedicine and tele-homecare
  • Thermography based breast cancer analysis
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This publication is an excellent source of comprehensive knowledge and literature on the topic of Distributed Health, Biocomputation and Biomedical Informatics.

– Athina A. Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese, Greece
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Athina Lazakidou currently works at the University of Peloponnese, Department of Nursing (Greece) as a lecturer in health informatics, and at the Hellenic Naval Academy as a visiting lecturer in informatics. She worked as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus (2000-2002) and at the Department of Nursing at the University of Athens (2002-2007). She completed her undergraduate studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and received her BSc in computer science in 1996. In 2000, she received her PhD in medical informatics from the Department of Medical Informatics, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin at the Free University of Berlin (Germany). She is also an internationally known expert in the field of computer applications in health care and biomedicine, with six books and numerous papers to her credit. She was also editor of the Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine and Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health, the best authoritative reference sources for information on the newest trends and breakthroughs in computer applications applied to healthcare and biomedicine. Her research interests include health informatics, e-learning in medicine, software engineering, graphical user interfaces, (bio)medical databases, clinical decision support systems, hospital and clinical information systems, electronic medical record systems, telematics, and other Web-based applications in healthcare and biomedicine.
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