New Technologies for Advancing Healthcare and Clinical Practices
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New Technologies for Advancing Healthcare and Clinical Practices

Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
Release Date: June, 2011|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 472
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-780-7
ISBN13: 9781609607807|ISBN10: 1609607805|EISBN13: 9781609607814
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Description & Coverage
Description:

As technology becomes further engrained in the modern healthcare experience, an understanding of the impact created by the implementation of each new technology as well as the issues surrounding the today's medical experience is never more necessary.

New Technologies for Advancing Healthcare and Clinical Practices chronicles the latest developments that are forming the future of medicine. This book introduces and explores the current technological innovations and applications of information systems and informatics in the healthcare industry while directing frameworks for advancing healthcare and clinical practices and research. Practitioners, educators, and researchers will find an international collection of case studies, surveys, and empirical research using qualitative approaches.

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

  • Alerts in Healthcare Applications
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Content-Based Image Retrieval
  • EMR Functions and Physician Characteristics
  • Evidence-Based Medical Guidelines
  • Internet as a Source of Health Information
  • IT Adoption and Evaluation in Healthcare
  • Open Source Health Information Technology Projects
  • Stakeholder Analysis in Healthcare Information Systems
  • Telemedicine Services
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Editor/Author Biographies
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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