Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends

Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends

Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA), Amir Hossein Ghapanchi (Griffith University, Australia) and Amir Talaei-Khoei (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 414
ISBN13: 9781466663169|ISBN10: 1466663162|EISBN13: 9781466663176|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6316-9


Healthcare practices have been enhanced through the use of information technologies and analytical methods. A cross between computer science, healthcare, and information science is needed for the optimization of data resources and information systems within the healthcare industry.

Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends introduces the latest research concerning the innovative implementation of information technology and data analysis in the healthcare field. Highlighting current concerns and recent advances in patient care and healthcare delivery, this book is a comprehensive reference source for academics, researchers, medical students, and healthcare practitioners interested in the application of information science within the health sector.

Topics Covered

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

  • Computer Games
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health IT Project Management
  • Mobile Applications
  • Open-Source Software
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Telemedicine

Reviews and Testimonials

Tavana, Chapanchi, and Talaei-Khoei and their international expert contributors aim to provide the big picture for recent advances in healthcare informatics, demonstrating cutting-edge scholarly or applied practice methodologies using a wide range of techniques and analytical models including both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as case studies.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 12 books and over 250 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.
Amir Hossein Ghapanchi is a tenured faculty member at the School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Australia. Prior to that he has worked at University of Technology Sydney and the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He obtained his PhD in Information Systems from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Dr Ghapanchi has also been an active member of the Institute for Integrated Intelligent Systems (IIIS) and Asia-Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC). He has been involved in a research initiative called ‘Assistive eHealth Technologies for Aged Care’. He has also been involved in an ongoing Randomised Controlled Trial of robots for aged care in 53 sites in six countries including Australia, as part of the €2.36 Million EU project Victoryahome led by the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST). Dr Ghapanchi is a section editor for Australasian Journal of Information System, and an associate editor for International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, and International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences. He has published over 50 referred publications including 40 journal articles in prestigious information systems and management journals such as Information and Organization, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Electronic Markets, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Systems and Software, and International Journal of Information Management. He has been in receipt of several internal/external research and L&T grants.
Amir Talaei-Khoei is a faculty member at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) where he coordinates an international initiative for Adoption of Assistive Technologies in Aged Care involving several universities, research institutes and industrial partners. Since 2008, he has been an active member of Asia-Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC). He has recently joined the Lab for Agile Information Systems in which he collaborates with his colleagues at UTS to build industrial partnerships for innovative technological solutions applicable in complex healthcare systems. He is also a member of Centre for Human Centred Technology Design at UTS where he works on the use of interactive technologies such as games for aged care. Dr Talaei-Khoei is a member of editorial boards for Australasian Journal of Information Systems and Health Informatics. He presently serves as an executive in Australian Association of Information Systems (AAIS). Dr Talaei-Khoei’s research interests lie in the area of health informatics, ranging from theoretical applications of agent-based contextual awareness in complex and wicked healthcare problems to adoption and management of technologies in healthcare and aged care settings. He received his PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia and holds a MSc of Information Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.