Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care (2 Volumes)

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Isabel Maria Miranda (Municipality of Guimarães, Portugal) and Patricia Gonçalves (School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal)
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Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 1531|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3990-4
ISBN13: 9781466639904|ISBN10: 1466639903|EISBN13: 9781466639911
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Through the use of ICT tools, such as the internet, portals, and telecommunication devices, the quality of healthcare has improved in local and global health; aiding in the development of a sustainable economy.

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care brings together a valuable research collection on ICT elements needed to improve communication and collaboration between global health institutes, public and private organizations, and foundations. Highlighting the adoption and success factors in the development of technologies for healthcare, this book is essential for IT professionals, technology solution providers, researchers, and students interested in technology and its relationship with healthcare and social services.

Topics Covered

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

  • Developments and Applications in Healthcare
  • E-Health
  • Healthcare in Cloud Computing
  • Public Health
  • Social Networks
  • Success Factors
  • Telehealth Systems

Reviews and Testimonials

This outstanding book discusses global research on ICT and system management. The editors create a readable flow through varied topics, preserve a consistent style, and ensure complex topics are presented clearly. The book is valuable for healthcare managers, IT specialists, and academics for its enlightening, evidence-based, and usable information. 5 stars- highly recommended.

– Doody's Book Review Service, Robin T. Reesal, MD., Southwest Behavioral Health Services

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.
Isabel Maria Miranda is currently the responsible by the Social Services Division of the Municipality of the city council of Guimarães. She has previously worked as coordinator of projects of continuing education at University of Porto, and simultaneously as lecturer of disciplines of Management and Social Sciences at higher education institutions. She holds a 5-year degree in Psychology and a Master degree in Psychology of Organizations.
Patricia Gonçalves is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal where she has been lecturing for over twelve years. She graduated from the University of Aveiro in 1997, with a degree in New Communication Technologies, then earned her MSc. in Information Management in 2000, from the University of Oporto and, in 2008, completed her PhD, at the University of Minho, in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related with Multimedia, Virtual Environments, Human Computer-Interaction and Collaborative Tools to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. Her main research interests include (but are not limited to): Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Learning, Interactive Multimedia Applications, Virtual Worlds, Serious Games and Human Computer Interaction.

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