Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies

Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies

Vincenzo Gulla (Advanced Digital Technologies, Italy), Angelo Rossi Mori (National Research Council, Italy), Francesco Gabbrielli (Rome General Hospital Umberto 1, Italy) and Pietro Lanzafame (Centro Neurolesi, Italy)
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Release Date: February, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 428|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2979-0
ISBN13: 9781466629790|ISBN10: 1466629797|EISBN13: 9781466629806
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Innovations in providing vital health care in homes and remote areas could ultimately change the way society views the health care markets and services in the future.  Telehealth systems promise innovations that can extend a hospital’s knowledge and resources, connecting with patients who may not be able to otherwise receive services.

Telehealth Network for Hospital Services: New Methodologies carefully focuses on and describes different networks that link hospitals and their services to patients outside their territory.  This reference work not only focuses on the technology that is integral to the function of a telehealth network, but also its users, and the collaboration that is necessary to be successful.  Researchers, practitioners, and health professionals interested in understanding health markets and organizations, as well as the innovative technologies that help them function, will greatly benefit from this publication.

Topics Covered

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

  • Clinical Technologies
  • Health Information Systems
  • Human Factors and Telehealth
  • Medical Technologies
  • Remote Electronic Monitoring
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual Healthcare

Reviews and Testimonials

One innovation involving in-home health care and care in remote areas is telehealth networks, a system for providing health care services for patients who may not otherwise have access to them. This reference is intended for researchers, practitioners, and other health professionals interested in health markets and organizations and the technologies that help them carry out their work. Topics include: policies on telemedicine-enhanced hospital services, e-health and telemedicine in the elderly, use of telemedicine as a model for cooperation with Africa, clinical and medical technologies, remote electronic monitoring, and more. Editors are Gullá (ADITech, Italy), Mori (National Research Council, Italy), Gabbrielli (Rome General Hospital Umberto 1, Italy), and Lanzafame (Centro Neurolesi, Bonino Pulejo, Italy).

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This book opens readers' eyes to a new vista in healthcare delivery, hospital-based telehealth networks. An outstanding group of global experts demonstrate that telehealth is a discipline that is here to stay. They show that telehealth networks can save money, help expand services, and treat more patients around the world. The authors present convincing evidence that healthcare decision makers need to adopt this technology.

– Doody's Book Review Service

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Vincenzo Gulla graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome and continued education with several stages in business and marketing in many technology areas such as Satellite communications, Mobile, Wireless, Localization and mobile Positioning solutions, High Definition video, xDSL, Broadband terrestrial networking, innovative telecommunication services and markets and Telemedicine . Has over 25 years of experience in ICT technologies and Markets. He started his carrier in the telecommunications industry working for the most important Italian companies and organizations covering positions as Telecoms Marketing Department Director, Vertical Applications Market Director, Telemedicine, Chairman of the European Market Focus Group, Chairman of the DSL-Forum Marketing Committee, Member of the SIT (Italian scientific telemedicine association) , associated professor at the University of Camerino (Italy) for Master in Telemedicine and electro- medical devices “ and an independent consultant . Presently is the technical Director of ADiTech SRL Italian company for telemedicine solutions.
Angelo Rossi Mori is a researcher on eHealth at the Istituto Tecnologie Biomediche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in Rome. His research is focussed on comparative studies about design principles and evaluation of impact of National and Regional eHealth strategies. He is developing methodologies to deploy ICT-enhanced health policies at National or Regional levels, for a balanced diffusion of ICT across the health sectors. He is currently assisting the Health Regional Authorities of Sicilia, Campania, Calabria about a sustainable approach to eHealth and modern telemedicine. Other research topics involve the semantics of clinical terminologies, clinical datasets, EHR. He was involved in several EU Projects (GALEN, KAVAS, IREP, GALEN-IN-USE, TOMELO, C-CARE, PROREC, WIDENET, EHR-Q-TN, eHealth ERA, RIDE, ANCIEN). He was active in the standardization on health informatics, contributing to the creation of CEN/TC251 and ISO/TC215; in HL7 he was member of the Technical Steering Committee and co-chair of the Templates SIG.
Francesco Gabbrielli was born August 29th, 1965 in Italy and obtained Medicine-Surgery Degree at University of Pisa, Postgraduate Specialization in General Surgery and PhD in Experimental Surgery at University of L’Aquila. He get also TPM Certification by Transplantation Committee, Council of Europe. Beyond the surgical activity in different hospitals in Italy and Spain, he developed his career in the fields of organ Transplantation, Telemedicine, Project and Team Management for healthcare organizations. He was Responsible for national and international experimental projects at the Italian Transplant Centre, National Health Institute in Rome, holding other public assignments in Quality Assurance, Data Security, Patients Safety. From 2007 at Surgical Sciences Department, Umberto I General Hospital of Rome, he has continued Coordination for National Transplant Network and researches in Telematic Medicine and Surgery becoming Member of the National Executive Board of the Italian Telemedicine Society, General Manager of the National Group for Telematic Surgery.
Pietro Lanzafame get his Electronic Engineer Master Degree in April 2003. He get a PhD in Neurobiological and Clinical Sciences at University of Messina. During his study and post degree training his research interests have been dedicated to the computer vision, artificial intelligence and human-machine interaction. He also developed skills in usability and human acceptance of computer systems and technologies. During a year of research stage, with scholarship, at IRCCS Centro Neurolesi “Bonino-Pulejo” of Messina, he developed a computer vision system for eyes movements studies in neurological disease. He has been representative of the Italian Space Agency and Sicilian Region joint committee for the Telemedicine Activities in the Sicilian Region from 07/02/200 and Component of technical committee for a “Regional Desk for EU Projects” at Sicilian Region Health Authority from May 2008 to June 2009. During his PhD period at the IRCCS Centro Neurolesi, he created and led Bioengineering and Telemedicine Group, developing several research projects on ICT application in Neurology. He is scientific liable to Telemedicine projects for Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer and Stroke patients. He is scientific liable to Sicilian Region Telepathology project. He is liable to “Neurorehabilitation , Bioengineering and Telemedicine” Research Line of the IRCCS Centro Neurolesi.