Advanced Health Telematics and Telemedicine

The Magdeburg Expert Summit Textbook

Author: Bernd Blobel

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586033507

Category: Medical

Page: 291

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In this publication, leading experts present all the different aspects to be met for practically enabling advanced health telematics and telemedicine such as architectural issues, electronic health records, communication, security and safety as well as the legal and ethical implications. The international collaboration work's outcome, ongoing efforts and future directions are discussed in deep and broad detail. Represented by health professionals, computer scientists, managers, lawyers and politicians, the book addresses developers, users and decision-makers as well.

Establishing Telemedicine in Developing Countries

From Inception to Implementation

Author: Rifat Latifi

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586034238

Category: Medical

Page: 233

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Telemedicine and telehealth development has brought hope to developing countries and their most remote areas, yet leaves very significant questions and anxiety among those hoping to maintain status quo of current medical practices. When it comes to telemedicine and its applications, most countries are actually in the same boat. Even in the most developed countries' hospitals, telemedicine is still not practiced. Advanced technology such as computers, diagnostic imaging, robotics, voice activated machines, and remote controls have changed the hospital and operating room theaters around the western world. Essentially, geography and distance have become abstract nouns and are meaningless in modern times. At the same time, the world equilibrium has not followed the punctuation of an industrial world directed by the broad bandwidth. Nonetheless, the patient has become an educated and informed consumer who questions the decisions of the practitioner and demands explanations and evidence-based medical approaches. The physician's expertise is validated through the Internet and other forms and the patient insists on care that is up to current world standards. This multiple author book, represents a serious attempt to analyze the most important issues in the field of telemedicine and telehealth. It presents concrete assistance to those who would like to explore the possibilities of establishing telemedicine and telehealth in their countries as well as those individuals who would like to establish these programs in developing areas or in countries that simply do not have existing telemedicine networks.

EHealth: Combining Health Telematics, Telemedicine, Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics to the Edge

Global Experts Summit Textbook

Author: B. Blobel,P. Pharow,M. Nerlich

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607503107

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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Current demographic, economic and social conditions which developed countries are faced with require a paradigm change for delivering high quality and efficient health services. In that context, healthcare systems have to turn from organization-centered to process-oriented and finally towards individualized patient care, also called personal care, based on ehealth platform services. Interoperability requirements for ubiquitous personalized health services reach beyond current concepts of health information integration among professional stakeholders and related Electronic Patient Records. Future personal health platforms particularly have to maintain semantic interoperability among systems using different modalities and technologies, different knowledge representation and domain experts’ languages as well as different coding schemes and terminologies to include home care, as well as personal and mobile systems. This development is not restricted to regions or countries, but appears globally, requiring a comprehensive international collaboration. This publication within the series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics presents papers from leading international experts representing all domains involved in ehealth.

The Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Management

Author: Michael Nerlich,Rainer Kretschmer

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051994841

Category: Medical

Page: 281

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Telemedicine has the potential to significantly alter structures, procedures, and eventually outcomes in healthcare structures worldwide. Today the field of telemedicine is still dominated by very committed efforts of research and development. However, there is a growing number of concepts and applications which have been implemented in clinical routine or are ready to be implemented. Health care providers, patients, third party payers, and not at least policy makers should be informed about these rapidly emerging applications, which could have a considerable impact on the delivery of health care. This book offers a comprehensive source of information not only for experts but also for the target groups mentioned above. It provides background information on legal aspects, issues concerning further development, and evaluation of telemedicine applications. The work also presents numerous projects covering the clinical fields of emergency medicine, surgery, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, pathology, psychiatry and other clinical specialties. Recognizing the Internet as a major source of information on issues related to telemedicine and information technology in general, a 'Webliography' provides links to a selection of the most relevant Web sites on the Internet.


Proceedings of the ... World Conference on Medical Informatics

Author: Klaus A. Kuhn,James R. Warren,Tze-Yun Leong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781586037741

Category: Medical informatics

Page: N.A

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Advanced Infrastructures for Future Healthcare

Author: Andy Marsh,Lucio Grandinetti,Tuomo Kauranne

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586030957

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 550

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Healthcare is a major candidate for improvement in any vision of the kinds of information highways and information societies that are now being visualised. The (interactive) communication between healthcare providers and their patients or other healthcare providers regardless of geographic distance, namely telemedicine, will become of central importance. The objective of any advanced infrastructure that can be imagined for future healthcare must be to provide a global uniform level of healthcare. To facilitate the possibilities for any international collaboration standardized approaches must be adopted. This book has been mainly written for specialists, practitioners, scientists and managers in the new growing area of health information technologies. It is particularly relevant for those people - a large increasing number - who bridge and integrate knowledges in medicine (basic and clinical) and advanced technologies such as IT.

Security Standards for Healthcare Information Systems

A Perspective from the EU ISIS MEDSEC Project

Author: François-André Allaërt

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586030001

Category: Computers

Page: 239

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Within the European Union's "Information Society Initiative in Standardisation," several partners from industry and universities worked on important aspects related to standards for security and privacy in the Information Society. The book deals with taxonomy of relevant standards, identification of gaps in standards and proposes requirements and specifications for emerging standards. The book is completed by reports on the application, demonstration and validation of selected standards. It promotes the awareness on the existence and usefulness of standards for privacy and security in Healthcare. The book addresses information scientists, healthcare professionals, administrators and managers but also politicians.

User Acceptance of Health Telematics Applications

Education and Training in Health Telematics

Author: Ilias Iakovidis

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586030339

Category: Medical

Page: 155

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A discussion of the acceptance of telematics applications by healthcare professionals. It focuses on education and training in health telematics. The book is supported by the Information Society Programme of the European Commission and the European People's Party of the European Parliament. The contributions describe the current health telematics education programmes offered in universities, the continuing education programmes and the new ideas in training for the just-in-time learning. The book is part the second part of the series of books on acceptance of telematics applications by healthcare professionals. The first focused on the existing convincing cases.

Information Technology Solutions for Healthcare

Author: Krzysztof Zielinski,Mariusz Duplaga,David Ingram

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846281419

Category: Medical

Page: 354

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In-depth study of internet-enhanced healthcare services Complete and thorough survey of the most promising e-health technologies Presents numerous real world examples Emphasis on international health-informatics topics, such as better access of states / countries to modern e-health technologies developed by leading centers

Medical Informatics Europe '99

Author: Peter Kokol,Blaz Zupan,Janez Stare

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9780967335513

Category: Medical

Page: 1009

View: 3933

This volume seeks to reflect the state of the art on medical informatics. It presents ideas that will guide the process of medical informatics. Topics in the book include: information systems in health care and medicine; telemedicine and telematics; security; biomedical processing, data mining and knowledge discovery; training and education; Internet/intranet; resources management; intelligent medical systems; health guidelines and protocols; electronic patient encounter, card technology, electronic data interchange; terminology; nursing informatics.

Handbook of Telemedicine

Author: Olga Ferrer-Roca,Marcelo C. Sosa-Iudicissa

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051994131

Category: Medical

Page: 295

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According to one of the numerous definitions of telemedicine "providing medicine at a distance" any doctor being trained in the use of some telematic devices could effort that practice. The reality is far from this because, to assure a safe practice, people have to learn and bear a minimum understanding of a wide range of topics: from economics to telecommunications and from medicine to legal aspects Technology learning is not limited to technology itself but linked to its social practical consequences in all their aspects. To guarantee that none of the aspects related with telemedicine are missed, this minimum knowledge has to be fixed, organised and in some way standardised. The main purpose of this book is to structure the basic knowledge linked to teaching to provide or practising telemedicine as well as an overview of the technology developments linked to this new discipline. As expressed in the title, the book is precisely structured as a "handbook" ( the only existing one ) whose main value is the joint opinion of all the participating authors of what are the minimum teaching requirements for anyone that would like to learn telemedicine. It is not a full treatise nor a complete recollection of all telemedicine applications or telemedicine basics. It was built with the aim of creating awareness to the academic authorities and health care community representatives on the fact that telemedicine practices in any of their aspects (technology development, telecommunications approach, law and regulations, medical practice), require a minimum knowledge that has to be respected in order to guarantee safe and appropriate medical practice. Nowadays this fact is enhanced by the evidence that welfare expenses cannot be endlessly increased, whilst an efficient health provision system in the context of the information society, will mark a new trend to configure health care practice in the next century. If training and teaching schemes are to cope with the demands of society it seems obvious that those careers and professions that are purvey to the Body of Knowledge BoK of telemedicine should consider structured and sufficient training in telemedicine.

Education and Training in Health Informatics in Europe

State of the Art, Guidelines, Applications

Author: A. Hasman

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051992342

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 277

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A European wide survey on the EDUCTRA (Education and Training in Health Informatics) Concerted Action, was commenced in 1992 under the auspices of the AIM (Advanced Informatics in Medicine in Europe) programme. This book consists of four parts. The first chapter reproduces the original EC Recommendation and outlines the concerted European efforts in education and training in health telematics made by the European Commission, DG XIII Health Telematics office. The second part provides the general guidelines for European curricula in health informatics as they were developed and elaborated by the members of the EDUCTRA Concerned Action (1992-1994). The third part of this volume entails the detailed descriptions and applications of curricula in health informatics in European states. The fourth part consists of a glossary of terms and acronyms used in current research and practice of health informatics. The work provides a comprehensive overview of the current needs in health informatics in Europe but also the necessary guidelines, materials, tools and applications for improving education and training within the near future. Readers: medicine and health care professionals, administrators, health professionals, teachers and trainers. "The work provides not only a comprehensive overview of the current needs in health informatics in Europe, but also the necessary guidelines, materials, tools and applications for improving education and training within the near future." Health Informatics Europe, volume 3, no. 2, November 1995, p. 15

Health Care Organisation And Structure

Author: S.L. Goel


ISBN: 9788176292825


Page: 358

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Has 11 Chapters, Tables And Graphs And Case Studies Related To Health Care Organization Which Deal With World Health Organizations, Structure At Union Level, State Level And District Level. Covers Village Level, Icds, Anganwadis Etc.

Interactive Technology and the New Paradigm for Healthcare

Author: Richard M. Satava,Karen Morgan,Hans B. Sieburg

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051992014

Category: Medical

Page: 459

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This work contains the state-of-the-art in Virtual Reality as applied to Medicine. Interactive technology, used in many research and development programs, can be applied to health care by involving: robotics, computer vision, simulation, artificial intelligence, image manipulation and storage, data gloves, man-machine interfaces, etc. The Health Telematics Application Program, for example, is advancing virtual reality and enabling technologies (simulation, visualization and robotics) in health care services for patients, the elderly and persons with disabilities. This book addresses the following items from the end-user's perspective: technology transfer, telerobotics, telemedicine, education and training, and virtual reality. 'the book would (...) be useful for those researching interactive technologies in health care, especially virtual reality (...). It would be also of interest to people who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in techno-medical research.' - Rod Elford, Telemedicine Centre, Memorial University St John's, Newfoundland, Canada Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, volume 2, no. 3, 1996, p. 178 Covered by Current Contents, Life Sciences (ISI), volume 38, no. 34, August 1995, p. 11-13

Textbook in Health Informatics

A Nursing Perspective

Author: John Mantas,A. Hasman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Health

Page: 504

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Textbook in Health Informatics covers subjects addressed in the overall field of Health Informatics. A number of issues particular to nursing will also be reviewed. It will give its reader an overview of Health Informatics, starting with an introduction to Health Care. In this introduction 'Classification and Management in Nursing Information Technology' is discussed, as is the Nursing Minimum Data Set. The introduction also deals with Health Concepts, an Introduction to Nursing Science and The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP). Textbook of Health Informatics continues with an Information Technology Aspects section. In this section important aspects of Health Informatics and Hospital Information Systems are discussed, like Data Protection and Confidentiality, Telecare Service for Nurses, Data Analysis Methods and Classification Methods. The last section of this book deals with the organizational impact of health informatics. Major topics are: Impacts of Communications, Information and Technology on Organizations, Impact in Nursing Environment, Quality Assurance and Communication among Health Care Professionals. --publisher notes.