Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives (2 Volumes)

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Antonio J. Tavares (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal) and Ricardo Simoes (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave and University of Minho, Portugal)
Release Date: December, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 1486
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-670-4
ISBN13: 9781615206704|ISBN10: 1615206701|EISBN13: 9781615206711
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The Internet is continuously creating new opportunities and challenges useful to the healthcare information technology industry.

The Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives addresses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the cutting-edge fields of online health and medical study. This significant compilation disseminates the latest findings in this growing area of research in order to transform, both socially and technologically, the way we live and deliver services.

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

  • Communication Technologies
  • Current development trends on e-health
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Information systems and technologies in e-health
  • Integration of e-health with other disciplines
  • Legal and ethical aspects of e-health
  • Organizational aspects and management of e-health services
  • Social Impact, implications, and challenges of e-health
  • Technological impact, implication, and challenges of e-health
  • Trust and privacy issues regarding e-health
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Provides a comprehensive coverage of the latest and most relevant knowledge, developments, solutions and practical applications, related to this new field of knowledge, transforming the way we live and deliver services, both from the technological and social perspectives, including the discussion of the main issues, challenges, opportunities and trends.The resulting publication is a valuable and multi-faceted resource that gives the reader a good insight about where the technological developments and social aspects are taking us is this emerging and more and more relevant expanding domain.

– Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha António José Tavares Ricardo Simões Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal

The expertise brought together in the development of this handbook is second to none. This handbook, with contributions from some of the best known and respected proponents of e-Health and telemedicine, provides an in-depth coverage of the developments in e-Health and telemedicine from both technological and social perspectives. The handbook's excellent collection includes: e-Health enabling technologies, Social challenges, opportunities and impact, Organisational and business aspects, e-Health applications and Current development opportunities and future trends.

– Vinesh Raja, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
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Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
António José Videira Tavares is currently an assistant professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal. He holds a Dipl Eng in the field of systems and informatics engineering and a MSci in the field of computer science. He teaches subjects related to programming, information systems, and information technologies to undergraduate students. His scientific and engineering interests include collaborative technologies, peer-to-peer systems, and applications and technology management and adoption.
Ricardo Simoes is an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal, and develops research as a member of the Institute for Polymers and Composites (IPC) at the University of Minho and in the MIT-Portugal international cooperation program. He is also a member of the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodeling and Nanofabrication (Associated Laboratory), Portugal. He has participated in several R&D projects focused on the automotive and mold-making industries, RFID technology, and the healthcare area. He obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas in 2003, and holds a 5-year degree in Polymer Engineering from the University of Minho. He is a board member of the Portuguese Section of SPE, having previously been President of the North Texas Student Chapter of SPE. He has over 20 refereed publications, over 20 communications at international conferences, and is the author of Matvis, a commercial software package published by McGraw-Hill accompanying a textbook on Materials Science & Engineering. He cooperates with Ford Automotive (Dearborn, USA), Ford Forschungszentrum (Aachen, Germany), US Air Force Research Laboratories (Dayton OH, USA), Altachem NV (Deinze, Belgium), and Enabler-Wipro (Porto, Portugal).
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