Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes)

Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes)

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues (Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Teresina - Pi, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
Release Date: December, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 2456
ISBN13: 9781605669885|ISBN10: 1605669881|EISBN13: 9781605669892|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-988-5


Despite the growing needs of populations around the world for care and delivery of services, as well as disease control, quality diagnostics, and secure records, there remains a void in literature of a complete reference that covers the latest technological advancements and innovations within the healthcare field.

Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides researchers, administrators, and medical practitioners and academicians with a complete understanding of the development of applications and concepts in clinical, patient, and hospital information systems. As a comprehensive collection of research on the latest findings related to technologies and healthcare delivery, this massive multi-volume reference addresses the demand for a resource that encompasses the most pertinent research in health information systems, healthcare technologies, and telemedicine.

Topics Covered

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

  • Care of disabilities through assistive technologies
  • Clinical information systems
  • Control and care for chronic diseases
  • Decision making support systems
  • Developing countries and health information systems
  • Development of healthcare programs
  • Diagnostic Technologies
  • Electronic health tools and technologies
  • Electronic patient and medical records
  • Evidence-based healthcare practices
  • Grid computing for disease prevention and detection
  • Health informatics development and evolution
  • Information systems for healthcare providers
  • Information systems for hospitals
  • Mobile devices for providing patient care
  • Mobile healthcare applications
  • Multimedia technologies and marketing of healthcare
  • Online health communications
  • Pervasive healthcare applications
  • Privacy for securing health records
  • Quality measures for patient care
  • Social issues and health information systems
  • Standards and policies for health information systems
  • Technology effects on provider services
  • Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring

Reviews and Testimonials

This is a useful resource, especially at this crucial time of growing need around the world for delivery of healthcare services and for health information systems. It details pertinent research in health information systems, healthcare technologies, and telemedicine and provides useful tools such as the process-based information systems effectiveness (PRISE), a model of information systems effectiveness in the healthcare domain.

– Katie Dejuras, Doody's Review, April 2010

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor at the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil; and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He received the Academic Title of Aggregated Professor in informatics engineering from UBI, Portugal, the Habilitation in computer science and engineering from the University of Haute Alsace, France, a PhD degree in informatics engineering and an MSc degree from the UBI, and a five-year BSc degree (licentiate) in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Next Generation Networks and Applications research group (CNPq), Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LATINCOM. He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 800 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, 2 patents, and 1 ITU-T Recommendation. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.