Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine

Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine

Athina A. Lazakidou (University of Peloponnese, Greece)
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Release Date: June, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 479
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-982-3
ISBN13: 9781591409823|ISBN10: 1591409829|EISBN13: 9781591409830
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The Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine is the single authoritative reference source for information on the newest trends and breakthroughs in computer applications applied to healthcare and biomedicine. Innovative technologies in health information systems, medicine, health services, and other areas in biomedicine are explored. The comprehensive chapters contained in this handbook of research have been written by 99 international experts from the field of healthcare and IT. More than 900 references to existing publications and a wide-ranging compendium of over 450 key terms and definitions have been included to provide readers with the ultimate research tool.

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

  • Computer assisted diagnosis
  • Current aspects of knowledge management in medicine
  • Data mining and medical decision making
  • Ergonomic and safety issues in computerized medical equipment
  • Health economics and health services research
  • Image processing and archiving systems
  • Medical data and health information systems
  • Signal Processing Techniques
  • Standardization and classification systems in medicine
  • Telemedicine and e-health services
  • Use of new technologies in biomedicine
  • Virtual learning environments in healthcare and biomedicine
  • Virtual reality applications in medicine
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"This handbook provides broad coverage of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and applications related to the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare and biomedicine."

– SciTech Book News, March 2007
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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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Editorial Review Board

Sotirios Bisdas
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany

Andriani Daskalaki
Free University of Berlin, Germany

Iordanis Evangelou
National Institutes of Health, USA

Konstantinos Konstantinidis
General Hospital Salzburg, Austria

Melpomeni Lazakidou
General Hospital Salzburg, Austria

Konstantinos Siassiakos
University of Piraeus, Greece

George Vassilakopoulos
University of Piraeus, Greece