Emerging Technologies for Health and Medicine

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics, Industry 4.0

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Author: Dac-Nhuong Le,Chung Van Le,Jolanda G. Tromp,Gia Nhu Nguyen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119509882

Category: Computers

Page: 318

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With the current advances in technology innovation, the field of medicine and healthcare is rapidly expanding and, as a result, many different areas of human health diagnostics, treatment and care are emerging. Wireless technology is getting faster and 5G mobile technology allows the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) to greatly improve patient care and more effectively prevent illness from developing. This book provides an overview and review of the current and anticipated changes in medicine and healthcare due to new technologies and faster communication between users and devices. This groundbreaking book presents state-of-the-art chapters on many subjects including: A review of the implications of VR and AR healthcare applications A review of current augmenting dental care An overview of typical human-computer interaction (HCI) that can help inform the development of user interface designs and novel ways to evaluate human behavior to responses in virtual reality (VR) and other new technologies A review of telemedicine technologies Building empathy in young children using augmented reality AI technologies for mobile health of stroke monitoring & rehabilitation robotics control Mobile doctor brain AI App An artificial intelligence mobile cloud computing tool Development of a robotic teaching aid for disabled children Training system design of lower limb rehabilitation robot based on virtual reality

Emerging Communication Technologies for E-Health and Medicine

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Author: Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466609109

Category: Medical

Page: 378

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), e-health is the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector and, moreover, it enables a safer, higher quality, more equitable, and sustainable health system. Emerging Communication Technologies for E-Health and Medicine is a fundamental source for the advancement of knowledge, application, and practice in the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare, e-health, m-health, u-health, sensors, biomedical engineering, and telemedicine. Due to its grounding in research and theory evidence, this book is designed for use in graduate courses in health management, medicine, nursing, health professionals, and medical informatics. The book can help to e-health contents, applications, and interesting experiences. It is an important way to communicate e-health concepts.

Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

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Author: Suzanne Moss Richins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482262630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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Recent changes in healthcare delivery as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are forcing providers to focus on technology as a way to improve the health of the population, while engaging patients and encouraging them to take accountability for maintaining their own health. One way of doing this is through the use of mobile health (mhealth) technologies that allow physicians to monitor patients in real time and access important medical records from anywhere. Connecting millions of patients with caregivers like never before, mhealth technology is changing healthcare delivery for good. Emerging Technologies in Healthcare provides detailed descriptions of the latest mhealth technologies. It outlines the role of mhealth for self-care and remote care and describes the differences between telemedicine, telehealth, and telecare. The book justifies the use of mhealth technology for meeting regulatory standards of care and explains how analytics and social media are being used to improve the delivery of healthcare. It addresses healthcare reform and risk management in healthcare and concludes by discussing future directions for healthcare technologies. The book is written by a leader in the application of analytics in the healthcare industry. Her extensive background in nursing and hospital administration provides her with the opportunity to share unique insights on how to apply technology and innovation to improve the management of today’s healthcare systems.

M-Health

Emerging Mobile Health Systems

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Author: Robert Istepanian,Swamy Laxminarayan,Constantinos S. Pattichis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387265599

Category: Medical

Page: 623

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M-health can be defined as the ‘emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare systems.' This book paves the path toward understanding the future of m-health technologies and services and also introducing the impact of mobility on existing e-health and commercial telemedical systems. M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems presents a new and forward-looking source of information that explores the present and future trends in the applications of current and emerging wireless communication and network technologies for different healthcare scenaria. It also provides a discovery path on the synergies between the 2.5G and 3G systems and other relevant computing and information technologies and how they prescribe the way for the next generation of m-health services. The book contains 47 chapters, arranged in five thematic sections: Introduction to Mobile M-health Systems, Smart Mobile Applications for Health Professionals, Signal, Image, and Video Compression for M-health Applications, Emergency Health Care Systems and Services, Echography Systems and Services, and Remote and Home Monitoring. This book is intended for all those working in the field of information technologies in biomedicine, as well as for people working in future applications of wireless communications and wireless telemedical systems. It provides different levels of material to researchers, computing engineers, and medical practitioners interested in emerging e-health systems. This book will be a useful reference for all the readers in this important and growing field of research, and will contribute to the roadmap of future m-health systems and improve the development of effective healthcare delivery systems.

Biomechatronics in Medicine and Healthcare

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Author: Raymond Tong

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

ISBN: 981424161X

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Directed at engineering and medical professionals interested in biomechatronics, this record offers insight into emerging technologies and developments and demonstrates how to apply biomechatronics in providing better service and care. An indispensably primary reference, this volume incorporates new and exciting multidisciplinary areas of research, such as robotic therapeutic training system for stroke rehabilitation, exoskeletons for daily activities on persons with disability, Functional Electrical Stimulation, and Wireless Active Capsule Endoscopy. Written by renowned researchers worldwide, this reference also provides solutions to a variety of clinical challenges in the medical field.

Digital Advances in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies

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Author: Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466627956

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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Digital Advances in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies explores the developments and trends in medical informatics and its approaches toward telemedicine and e-health applications. This comprehensive collection of research brings together academia and industry by highlighting recent advances in electronic health, medical communications and applications for e-health and medicine.

E-Health Care Information Systems

An Introduction for Students and Professionals

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Author: Joseph Tan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787977412

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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E-Health Care Information Systems is a comprehensive collection written by leading experts from a range of disciplines including medicine, health sciences, engineering, business information systems, general science, and computing technology. This easily followed text provides a theoretical framework with sound methodological approaches and is filled with numerous case examples. Topics include e-health records, e-public information systems, e-network and surveys, general and specific applications of e-health such as e-rehabilitation, e-medicine, e-homecare, e-diagnosis support systems, and e-health intelligence. E-Health Care Information Systems also covers strategies in e-health care technology management, e-security issues, and the impacts of e-technologies. In addition, this book reviews new and emerging technologies such as mobile health, virtual reality and nanotechnology, and harnessing the power of e-technologies for real-world applications.

Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare

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Author: Stephan Jones,Frank M. Groom

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439854149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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As the population ages and healthcare costs continue to soar, the focus of the nation and the healthcare industry turns to reducing costs and making the delivery process more efficient. Demonstrating how improvements in information systems can lead to improved patient care, Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare explains how to create a holistic Medical Records System as a core component to addressing the issues affecting the U.S. healthcare system. Examining the impact of our aging population on healthcare, the book describes the range of systems that support key segments of the industry, including: hospitals, physicians, imaging, and nursing. It considers patient records, the physician’s office, emerging home-monitoring networks, the recording and information submitting process, and hospice/nursing home use. Leaving no stone unturned, this reference investigates: Healthcare technology Healthcare data standards Healthcare information exchange Legal and regulatory issues Electronic medical records Usability by patients and physicians Security and privacy Healthcare facility planning Emerging media and healthcare The book includes a case study that illustrates the human factors behind the implementation of technology. Following the principle that data should be captured only once, stored in a repository, and then made available throughout the medical system, this is the ideal starting point for those looking to improve the effectiveness and cost efficiencies of the healthcare system.

Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends

Emerging Issues and Trends

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Author: Tavana, Madjid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466663170

Category: Medical

Page: 325

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Healthcare practices have been enhanced through the use of information technologies and analytical methods. A cross between computer science, healthcare, and information science is needed for the optimization of data resources and information systems within the healthcare industry. Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends introduces the latest research concerning the innovative implementation of information technology and data analysis in the healthcare field. Highlighting current concerns and recent advances in patient care and healthcare delivery, this book is a comprehensive reference source for academics, researchers, medical students, and healthcare practitioners interested in the application of information science within the health sector.

Technology, Health Care, and Management in the Hospital of the Future

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Author: Eliezer Geisler,Koos Krabbendam,Roel Schuring

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567206234

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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Concentrating on the hospital and its variants, a panel of eminent academics and practitioners explores the major transformations that technological innovations have brought to the worldwide delivery of health care. This book spans a diversity of countries and health-care delivery systems but focuses primarily on the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. Doctors and hospitals have long resisted joining the digital revolution, said The Wall Street Journal (June 10, 2002.) Now they have no choice. Concentrating on the hospital and its variants, a panel of eminent academics and practitioners explores the major transformations that technological innovations have brought to the worldwide delivery of health care. This book spans a diversity of countries and health-care delivery systems but focuses primarily on the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. The book is divided into three parts: - Creating Frameworks, which describes organizational changes in future health-care delivery - Future Processes of Healthcare Delivery, which examines different processes of delivery, such as strategic planning, palliative care, and the impact of research knowledge - Emerging Technologies, which addresses technology's potential impact on future care The breadth of contributions and the variety of topics covered make this a truly useful review of the origins and current state of the delivery health care, and what we might reasonably expect in the future. Designed for professionals and academics in health care and health-care technology management, the book will be equally important to people in related disciplines who are also affected in various ways by advances in the health-care system worldwide.

Pervasive and Mobile Sensing and Computing for Healthcare

Technological and Social Issues

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Author: Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay,Octavian A. Postolache

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642325386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

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The pervasive healthcare system focus towards achieving two specific goals: the availability of eHealth applications and medical information anywhere and anytime and the invisibility of computing. Furthermore, pervasive health system encompasses new types of sensing and communication of health information as well as new type of interactions among health providers and people, among patients, among patients and researchers and patients and corporations. This book aims at promoting the discussion on current trends in technologies and concepts that help integrate health monitoring and healthcare more seamlessly to our everyday lives, regardless of space and time, but also present cutting edge perspectives and visions to highlight future development. The book presents not only the state of the art technologies and solutions to tackle the critical challenges faced by the building and development of the pervasive health system but also potential impact on society at social, medical and technological level.

Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies

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Author: Borko Furht,Ankur Agarwal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461484952

Category: Medical

Page: 534

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This book equips readers to understand a complex range of healthcare products that are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans. The first part of the book presents medical technologies such as medical information retrieval, tissue engineering techniques, 3D medical imaging, nanotechnology innovations in medicine, medical wireless sensor networks, and knowledge mining techniques in medicine. The second half of the book focuses on healthcare technologies including prediction hospital readmission risk, modeling e-health framework, personal Web in healthcare, security issues for medical records, and personalized services in healthcare. The contributors are leading world researchers who share their innovations, making this handbook the definitive resource on these topics. Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies is intended for a wide audience including academicians, designers, developers, researchers and advanced-level students. It is also valuable for business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors within the medical and healthcare industries.

Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems

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Author: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048906

Category: Computers

Page: 1566

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Healthcare, a vital industry that touches most of us in our lives, faces major challenges in demographics, technology, and finance. Longer life expectancy and an aging population, technological advancements that keep people younger and healthier, and financial issues area constant strain on healthcare organizations' resources and management. Focusing on the organization's ability to improve access, quality, and value of care to the patient may present possible solutions to these challenges. The Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems provides an extensive and rich compilation of international research, discussing the use, adoption, design, and diffusion of information communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare, including the role of ICTs in the future of healthcare delivery; access, quality, and value of healthcare; nature and evaluation of medical technologies; ethics and social implications; and medical information management.

Emerging Technologies and Work-Integrated Learning Experiences in Allied Health Education

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Author: Singh, Indu,Raghuvanshi, Karun

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522538518

Category: Education

Page: 382

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The Internet serves as an essential tool in promoting health awareness through the circulation of important research among the medical professional community. While digital tools and technologies have greatly improved healthcare, challenges are still prevalent among diverse populations worldwide. Emerging Technologies and Work-Integrated Learning Experiences in Allied Health Education is a critical scholarly resource that examines constructivist teaching methods and active learning strategies in allied health education to enhance student knowledge and prepare them for the digital age. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as e-learning, microscopic morphology, and virtual reality, this book is geared towards researchers, academicians, medical professionals, and upper level students interested in the advancement and dissemination of medical knowledge.

Managed Care and the Evaluation and Adoption of Emerging Medical Technologies

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Author: Steven Garber

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833043863

Category: Medical

Page: 70

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New medical technologies--pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and procedures--often allow great improvements in the outcomes of medical care, but they are also widely believed to be a major cause of increasing costs. Selective adoption of new technologies is crucial in the quest to control health care costs while preserving or enhancing quality of care. This Executive Summary presents findings from a study focused on adoption of innovative medical technologies by managed care organizations (MCOs). The project had two primary objectives: (1) to understand how MCOs make coverage, medical-necessity, and payment decisions involving emerging medical technologies, and how device developers and manufacturers prepare for and participate in these processes; and (2) to identify ways that private, voluntary action by the managed-care and medical-device industries might improve (for the benefit of society) these processes. The analysis is based on confidential interviews with eight companies that develop and manufacture medical devices and medical directors of nine MCOs. A major impediment to socially appropriate adoption of emerging medical technologies is limited information about how these technologies perform in day-to-day medical practice. The authors discuss prospects for improving four elements of information availability: Developing better information before market introduction; learning more from experience after market introduction; evaluating and synthesizing clinical information; disseminating information. The authors also discuss several other issues that warrant consideration: Aligning private incentives of MCOs and payers with social values; enhancing MCO capabilities to evaluate technologies and make decisions; improving decisions by physicians; reducing use of inappropriate or obsolete technologies; reducing costs of decisionmaking for manufacturers and MCOs; improving manufacturer understanding of the market environment; helping MCOs and employers anticipate what is in the pipeline. This Executive Summary will be of interest to medical-device developers and manufacturers, managed care organizations, public-policy makers, and researchers and analysts. See also Steven Garber, M. Susan Ridgely, Roger S. Taylor and Robin Meili, Managed Care and the Evaluation and Adoption of Emerging Medical Technologies, MR-1195-HIMA, RAND, 2000.

Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care

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Author: Raymond Tong

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128498811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care provides readers with the most current research and information on the clinical and biomedical applications of wearable technology. Wearable devices provide applicability and convenience beyond many other means of technical interface and can include varying applications, such as personal entertainment, social communications and personalized health and fitness. The book covers the rapidly expanding development of wearable systems, thus enabling clinical and medical applications, such as disease management and rehabilitation. Final chapters discuss the challenges inherent to these rapidly evolving technologies. Provides state-of-the-art coverage of the latest advances in wearable technology and devices in healthcare and medicine Presents the main applications and challenges in the biomedical implementation of wearable devices Includes examples of wearable sensor technology used for health monitoring, such as the use of wearables for continuous monitoring of human vital signs, e.g. heart rate, respiratory rate, energy expenditure, blood pressure and blood glucose, etc. Covers examples of wearables for early diagnosis of diseases, prevention of chronic conditions, improved clinical management of neurodegenerative conditions, and prompt response to emergency situations

Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609605624

Category: Medical

Page: 2366

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"This multi-volume book delves into the many applications of information technology ranging from digitizing patient records to high-performance computing, to medical imaging and diagnostic technologies, and much more"--

The Computer-Based Patient Record

An Essential Technology for Health Care, Revised Edition

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Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Improving the Patient Record

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309055326

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Most industries have plunged into data automation, but health care organizations have lagged in moving patients' medical records from paper to computers. In its first edition, this book presented a blueprint for introducing the computer-based patient record (CPR). The revised edition adds new information to the original book. One section describes recent developments, including the creation of a computer-based patient record institute. An international chapter highlights what is new in this still-emerging technology. An expert committee explores the potential of machine-readable CPRs to improve diagnostic and care decisions, provide a database for policymaking, and much more, addressing these key questions: Who uses patient records? What technology is available and what further research is necessary to meet users' needs? What should government, medical organizations, and others do to make the transition to CPRs? The volume also explores such issues as privacy and confidentiality, costs, the need for training, legal barriers to CPRs, and other key topics.

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medical Informatics

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Author: Duquenoy, Penny

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599047829

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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The utilization of information and communication technologies in almost all spheres of modern society has changed the social picture in significant ways while simultaneously leading to tensions with regard to traditional ethical and legal practices—particularly given the global context of its application. Where these technologies impact on the practice and implementation of healthcare, it is vital to recognize the extent and nature of the ethical and social impact both at the level of professional practice and the patient. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medical Informatics presents a fundamental compendium of research on the ethical, social, and legal issues facing the healthcare industry as it adopts information technologies to provide fast, efficient, and cost effective healthcare. An essential resource for every reference library, this comprehensive book offers a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing from the expertise of a wide variety of global industries including law, ethics, medicine, philosophy, and computer science.

Implications of Nanotechnology for Environmental Health Research

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Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309095778

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 70

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Nanotechnology is often described as an emerging technology - one that not only holds promise for society, but also is capable of revolutionizing our approaches to common problems. Nanotechnology is not a completely new field; however, it is only recently that discoveries in this field have advanced so far as to warrant examination of their impact upon the world around us. Nanotechnology has direct beneficial applications for medicine and the environment, but like all technologies it may have unintended effects that can adversely impact the environment, both within the human body and within the natural ecosystem. How does the science move forward in a way that best protects the public and gets health and safety right the first time? Implications of Nanotechnology for Environmental Health Research identifies the areas in which additional research is needed and the processes by which changes can occur.