Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society

Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society

César Fonseca (Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Manuel José Lopes (Universidade de Évora, Portugal), David Mendes (Universidade de Évora, Portugal), Felismina Mendes (Universidade de Évora, Portugal) and José García-Alonso (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Release Date: August, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 323
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9818-3
ISBN13: 9781522598183|ISBN10: 1522598189|EISBN13: 9781522598190
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Population aging is a growing challenge worldwide. As such, new models of provision, organization, and allocation of resources, particularly in healthcare, are needed. As the self-care and long-term care needs of this age group become more prevalent, the importance of improved health services and effective health management strategies are apparent.

The Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society provides emerging research exploring the challenges and opportunities for the development and management of health systems and organizations in relation to people aged 65 and over. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as emotional wellness, long-term care, and professional caregiving, this book is ideally designed for health technicians, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hospital administrators, clinical directors, laboratory technicians, medical professionals, researchers, and students.

Coverage:

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

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Functional Independence
  • Health Systems
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Long-Term Care
  • Machine Learning
  • Professional Caregiving
  • Quality of Life
  • Rehabilitation
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Editor/Author Biographies

David José Murteira Mendes, born in Évora (Portugal) in the 4th of July of 1966, achieved a PhD degree in Computer Science in Universidade de Évora (Portugal) in 2014. Previously he owns a MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence also from the same University, a MBA from Universidad de Extremadura (Badajoz, Spain) a BSc in Computer Science from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). He has developed a Software Engineer career from 1989 and developed mainly software for government organizations in particular for Hospitals intended both for management and clinical support. He acted as IT coordinator near the Mozambican Health Ministry after having designed the national Health Information System according to the governments memorandum “Health Strategic Program 2009/14”. Currently as of 2018 he is R&D Manager for DECSIS, SA where he maintains the relations with academia regarding ICT applied to Healthy Ageing Environments. He has special interest in scuba diving being an active PADI instructor and underwater photographer.

José García-Alonso has a PhD in Information Technology from the University of Extremadura since 2014, and a lecturer in the Department of Computer Systems and Telematics Engineering at the same university since 2010, since 2016 as Associate Professor. During his career he has made numerous publications in various prestigious conferences and magazines. Also noteworthy is its transfer work, which has been carried out with the participation in various research projects and contracts with companies and through the creation of two technology-based companies.

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