Includes 19 Titles

Technology in Healthcare

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Recent technological advancements within the healthcare sector have greatly improved the efficiency and productivity of hospitals, clinics, diagnostics, and health administration services, in turn making patient records more accessible, allowing for global health networking, and increasing access to and quality of healthcare. This extensive book bundle includes 19 scholarly titles covering topics on healthcare information systems, smart healthcare applications, electronic medical records, telehealth, and much more. It is a valuable resource for students, scholars, patients, healthcare providers, and policymakers with a desire to better understand the ways healthcare is affected by advancing technologies.
Release date: July 1, 2011
ISBN13: 9781613502129|EISBN13: 9781613502112

Description

Healthcare is significantly affected by technological advancements, as technology both shapes and changes health information systems. However, it is important to consider the ethical, societal, and cultural implications that technology in healthcare may impose.

The Technology in Healthcare book bundle is an authoritative reference compilation that supports the continual development and transformation of medical technologies. This wide-ranging set of titles includes 19 scholarly titles focusing on healthcare information systems, smart healthcare applications, electronic medical records, and telehealth. These titles represent IGI Global’s unique coverage of the impact and effective use of technology within the healthcare and medical fields.

Topics Covered

  • Healthcare information systems

Books Included in this Collection

Developments in Healthcare Information Systems and Technologies: Models and Methods
Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada). © 2011. 398 pages.
The need for continual development and transformation of healthcare information systems is evident, though progress in this arena is often met with a significant number of challenges. Developments in Healthcare Information Systems and Technologies: Models and Methods presents the latest research in...
Wireless Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare: Systems and Applications
Athina Lazakidou (University of Peloponnese, Greece), Konstantinos Siassiakos (University of Piraeus, Greece), Konstantinos Ioannou (University of Patras, Greece). © 2011. 270 pages.
Improving the quality of life for the disabled and elderly is a pressing issue for today’s European societies, as Europe, and industrialized countries worldwide, are confronted with a demographic shift. Researchers are looking toward Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) as the solution to this problem....
E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards
Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece), Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece). © 2011. 398 pages.
Healthcare professionals and patients hold fundamentally different views with respect to the content of quality in healthcare as related to the reliability of systems and services. E-Health Systems Quality and Reliability: Models and Standards addresses the reason, principles and functionality of...
Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives
Matthew Guah (Claflin University, USA). © 2011. 462 pages.
Healthcare delivery reform initiatives focus on improving the quality of patient care while also increasing the efficiency of existing healthcare programs. Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives contains cross-disciplinary research on strategic initiatives for...
Human-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies: Concepts, Methods and Applications
Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Carsten Röcker (RWTH Aachen University, Germany). © 2011. 426 pages.
Electronic healthcare technologies support the interaction between patients and health-service providers, institution-to-institution transmission of data, and peer-to-peer communication between patients and health professionals. These technologies promise to deliver significant improvements in access...
Smart Healthcare Applications and Services: Developments and Practices
Carsten Röcker (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Martina Ziefle (RWTH Aachen University, Germany). © 2011. 384 pages.
Within the last years a variety of new healthcare concepts for supporting and assisting users in technology-enhanced home environments emerged. These so-called “smart healthcare technologies” are characterized by a combined use of information and communication technologies and health monitoring devices...
Handbook of Research on Advances in Health Informatics and Electronic Healthcare Applications: Global Adoption and Impact of Information Communication Technologies
Khalil Khoumbati (University of Sindh, Pakistan), Yogesh K. Dwivedi (Swansea University, UK), Aradhana Srivastava (Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), India), Banita Lal (Nottingham Trent University, UK). © 2010. 628 pages.
In the healthcare field, there is limited literature published on the subject of global deployment, diffusion, adoption, use, and impact of information communication technologies in the context of health informatics and electronic healthcare applications. Due to a lack of such literature, those...
Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management
Murako Saito (Waseda University, Japan), Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Masako Fuji (Nonprofit Organization TBI Rehabilitation Center, Japan), Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA). © 2010. 322 pages.
In global environments, healthcare organizations are required to be flexible and resilient in coping with uncertain and complex circumstances. Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management collects a compilation of chapters on how knowledge impacts the layout and...
Text Mining Techniques for Healthcare Provider Quality Determination: Methods for Rank Comparisons
Patricia Cerrito (University of Louisville, USA). © 2010. 410 pages.
The quest for quality in healthcare has led to attempts to develop models to determine which providers have the highest quality in healthcare, with the best outcomes for patients. Text Mining Techniques for Healthcare Provider Quality Determination: Methods for Rank Comparisons discusses the general...
Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Antonio J. Tavares (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Ricardo Simoes (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave and University of Minho, Portugal). © 2010. 1486 pages.
The Internet is continuously creating new opportunities and challenges useful to the healthcare information technology industry. The Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives addresses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends...
Healthcare and the Effect of Technology: Developments, Challenges and Advancements
Stéfane M. Kabene (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, France). © 2010. 392 pages.
Healthcare is significantly affected by technological advancements, as technology both shapes and changes health systems locally and globally. As areas of computer science, information technology, and healthcare merge, it is important to understand the current and future implications of health...
Pervasive and Smart Technologies for Healthcare: Ubiquitous Methodologies and Tools
Antonio Coronato (CNR, Italy), Giuseppe De Pietro (CNR, Italy). © 2010. 408 pages.
Pervasive healthcare is an emerging discipline concerning the application of wireless, mobile, and intelligent technologies to certain healthcare issues. Such issues within healthcare systems include the increased incidence of lifestyle-related diseases and chronic illnesses, the need to educate...
Handbook of Research on Human Cognition and Assistive Technology: Design, Accessibility and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Soonhwa Seok (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA), Edward L. Meyen (University of Kansas, USA), Boaventura DaCosta (Solers Research Group, USA). © 2010. 484 pages.
With the unprecedented advancements in computing power coupled with the societal movement towards inclusive settings, there is no better time than today to strive for assistive technology equity in terms of universal implementation within a transdisciplinary perspective. The Handbook of Research on...
Patient-Centered E-Health
E. Vance Wilson (Arizona State University, USA). © 2009. 300 pages.
Adoption of a user-centered design (UCD) focus has immensely enriched the health industry. Application of UCD concepts are key to successful development of e-services, including e-health. Patient-Centered E-Health presents the perspective of a distinct form of e-health that is patient-focused...
Human, Social, and Organizational Aspects of Health Information Systems
Andre W. Kushniruk (University of Victoria, Canada), Elizabeth M. Borycki (University of Victoria, Canada). © 2008. 422 pages.
Human, Social, and Organizational Aspects of Health Information Systems offers an evidence-based management approach to issues associated with the human and social aspects of designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining health information systems across a healthcare organization—specific to an...
Information Systems and Healthcare Enterprises
Roy Rada (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA). © 2008. 380 pages.
The healthcare industry in the United States consumes roughly 20% of the gross national product per year. This huge expenditure not only represents a large portion of the country's collective interests, but also an enormous amount of medical information. Information intensive healthcare enterprises...
Web Mobile-Based Applications for Healthcare Management
Latif Al-Hakim (University of Southern Queensland, Australia). © 2007. 450 pages.
Healthcare organizations are constantly designing effective systems aiming to help achieve customer satisfaction. Web-based and mobile-based technologies are two forms of information technologies that healthcare executives are increasingly looking to merge as an opportunity to develop such systems. Web...
E-Health Systems Diffusion and Use: The Innovation, the User and the Use IT Model
Ton Spil (University of Twente, the Netherlands), R.W. Schuring (University of Twente, The Netherlands). © 2006. 342 pages.
E-Health Systems Diffusion and Use: The Innovation, the User and the UseIT Model offers an overview of the use and diffusion of information systems in the health care sector with particular attention to the role of the user. This book starts with classic contributions and modifications and then...
Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations
Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Jatinder N.D. Gupta (University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA), Sushil Sharma (Ball State University, USA). © 2005. 388 pages.
Creating Knowledge Based Healthcare Organizations brings together high quality concepts closely related to how knowledge management can be utilized in healthcare. It includes the methodologies, systems, and approaches needed to create and manage knowledge in various types of healthcare organizations....