E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors
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E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors

Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece) and Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 372|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2657-7
ISBN13: 9781466626577|ISBN10: 1466626887|EISBN13: 9781466626881
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Description

Advancements in technology regularly influence the healthcare field and developing aspects on medical patient safety. Implementing electronic health records, decision support systems, and computerized physician order entry systems reduces risk in the potential for e-health to make errors leading to adverse events.

E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors presents an overview on information and communication technologies and addresses the impacts on the field of both patient safety and e-health. This book offers insightful perspectives and concentrated research on concepts related to these areas, as well as issues and current trends in patient safety in e-health.

Topics Covered

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

  • Decision
  • E-Health
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Improving Patient Safety
  • Medical Simulation
  • RFID Technologies
  • Support Systems
  • Telemedicine

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Moumtzoglou, a researcher specializing in quality in health care, and Kastania (economics and business, Athens U., Greece) assemble 17 chapters by biology, public health, health informatics, technology, biomedicine, cytopathology, and other researchers from the US, Europe, Hong Kong, and Australia, who discuss the use of e-health technologies to improve patient safety. They address the inclusion of uncertainty as a dimension of performance to promote evaluation of health care services quality, medical error, the implementation of electronic health records, telemedicine network organizations, decision support systems, a health care process execution engine, barcode technology, radiofrequency identification technologies, grid technology, simulation, tailored health communication, and technologies to aid in human papillomavirus detection, sleep electroencephalograms, and understanding leukemia proliferation.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anastasius Moumtzoglou, Ph.D., is an Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in HealthCare (ESQH), and President of the Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in HealthCare (HSQSH). He holds B.A in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), MA in Health Services Management (National School of Public Health), MA in Macroeconomics (The University of Liverpool), and Ph.D. in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), He works for 'P. & A. Kyriakou' Children's Hospital and teaches the module of quality at the graduate and postgraduate level. He has written three books, which are the only ones in the Greek references. He has also served as a scientific coordinator and researcher in Greek and European research programs. In 2004, he was declared “Person of Quality in Healthcare”, with respect to Greece. His research interests include healthcare management, quality, knowledge management, pensions, and the dualism of the labor market.
Anastasia N. Kastania, Ph.D., received her B.Sc. in Mathematics and her Ph.D degree in Medical Informatics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She works in the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece since 1987. Research productivity is summarized in various articles (monographs or in collaboration with other researchers) in international journals, international conferences proceedings, international book series and international books chapters. She has more than twenty years teaching experience in University programs and she is the writer of many didactic books. She also has ten years experience as Researcher in National and European Research Projects. Research interests are telemedicine and e-health, e-learning, bioinformatics, tele-epidemiology, mathematical modeling and statistics, web engineering, quality engineering and reliability engineering.

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