Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes)

Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes)

Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
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Release Date: September, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 2772
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-050-9
ISBN13: 9781605660509|ISBN10: 1605660507|EISBN13: 9781605660516
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Technological advances of the past two decades have profoundly reshaped and enhanced all aspects of medical research and practice. So important has technology become to the ability to continue to drive new medical advances, from basic biomedical research to applied clinical practice and healthcare delivery management, that the science of biomedical technology has become an important discipline in its own right, critical to the missions of a full range of organizations that comprise the medical industry.

Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications holds the most complete collection of cutting-edge medical IT research available in topics such as clinical knowledge management, medical informatics, mobile health and service delivery, and gene expression. This four-volume compilation provides researchers, academicians, and scholars in the field of medical information technology with more than 200 chapters by over 250 international experts in medical informatics. Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an essential reference publication for every library and medical institute striving to remain up-to-date with the latest techniques, approaches, and education in the medical IT field.

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

  • Adaptive Health Information Systems
  • Biological Computing and Medical Integration Systems
  • Clinical Knowledge Management
  • Data Mining for Medical Information Retrieval and Classification
  • Electronic Health Records and Clinical Utilization
  • Fuzzy and Ontology-Based Medical Information Systems
  • Gene Expression Programming and Computing
  • Genomic and Proteomic Applications of Medical Informatics
  • Health Information Systems and Patient Care
  • ICTs for Medical Practice
  • Intelligent Hospitals and Healthcare Systems
  • Medical Informatics and Nursing
  • Medical Informatics for Clinical Diagnostics
  • Medical Informatics for Genetic Research
  • Mobile Health and Service Delivery
  • Robotics and Advanced Surgical Technologies
  • Technologies for Dentistry
  • Technology for Physician Education and Learning
  • Telemedicine and Healthcare Delivery to Rural Areas
Reviews & Statements

The contributions included in this multi-volume collection series will be instrumental in the expansion of the body of knowledge in this enormous field, resulting in a greater understanding of the fundamentals while also fueling the research initiatives in emerging fields.

– Joseph Tan, Wayne State University, USA

The articles are written in an exploratory style, each including sections of introduction, background, future trends, and conclusion, making the work especially suitable for college students and professionals.

– Book News Inc. (Decemeber 2008)
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Joseph Tan (Dip, BA, MS, PhD) holds a professional diploma in civil engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science from Wartburg College, a master’s degree in industrial & management engineering from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in management information systems from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has been a tenured associate professor teaching in the Department of Healthcare & Epidemiology at UBC for many years prior to serving as a professor and Head of Information System and Manufacturing (ISM) Department at the School of Business at Wayne State University.

Joseph has published research in computing, ergonomics, information systems, health informatics, health education, e-health, and e-business journals and has served as guest editor and member of various journal editorial boards. He sits on key organizing committees for local, national, and international meetings and conferences. Professor Tan’s research, which has enjoyed significant support in the last several years from local, national and international funding agencies and other sources, has also been widely cited and applied across a number of major disciplines, including healthcare informatics and clinical decision support, health technology management research, human processing of graphical representations, ergonomics, health administration education, telehealth, mobile health, and e-health promotion programming.

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Editorial Advisory Board

Editor-in-Chief:

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA

Contemporary Research in Information Science and Technology, Book Series

Associate Editors:

Steve Clarke

University of Hull, UK

Murray E. Jennex

San Diego State University, USA

Annie Becker

Florida Institute of Technology USA

Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

University of Tampere, Finland

Editorial Advisory Board

Sherif Kamel

American University in Cairo, Egypt

In Lee

Western Illinois University, USA

Jerzy Kisielnicki

Warsaw University, Poland

Keng Siau

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Amar Gupta

Arizona University, USA

Craig van Slyke

University of Central Florida, USA

John Wang

Montclair State University, USA

Vishanth Weerakkody

Brunel University, UK