Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery

Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery

Anastasius Moumtzoglou (P&A Kyriakou Children’s Hospital, Greece)
Release Date: January, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 327
ISBN13: 9781522580218|ISBN10: 1522580212|EISBN13: 9781522580225|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8021-8


One of the central engines of the current shift towards decentralization and reorientation of healthcare services is mobile healthcare (mHealth). mHealth offers unique opportunities to reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and improve quality and access to healthcare. However, the full impact of mHealth is just beginning to be felt by the medical community and requires further examination to understand the full range of benefits it contributes to medical staff and patients.

Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery explores the emergence of mHealth in the healthcare setting and examines its impact on patient-centered care, including how it has reshaped access, quality, and treatment. Highlighting topics such as patient management, emergency medicine, and health monitoring, this publication supports e-health systems designers in understanding how mobile technologies can best be used for the benefit of both doctors and their patients. It is designed for healthcare professionals, administrators, students, health services managers, and academicians.

Topics Covered

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

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cytopathology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Health Monitoring
  • Healthcare Communication
  • mHealth
  • Mobile Apps
  • Patient Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Tele-Monitoring

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anastasius Moumtzoglou is a Former Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in Health Care, President of the Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Health Care, holds B.A in Economics, MA in Health Services Management, MA in Macroeconomics, Ph.D. in Economics. He teaches the module of quality at the graduate and postgraduate level. He has also written three Greek books, which are the only ones in the Greek references. The first deals with “Marketing in Health Care”, the following with “Quality in Health Care” and the third with “Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care.” He has edited the books “E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards”, “E-health Technologies & Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors”, “Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery”, “Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives”, " M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care", and “Design Development and Integration of Reliable Electronic Healthcare Platforms”. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the “Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration” book series and the International Journal of Reliable & Quality in Healthcare (IJRQEH). He has also served as the scientific coordinator of research programs in Greece and participated as a researcher in European research programs. In 2004, he was declared “Person of Quality,” with respect to Greece.