Impacts of Information Technology on Patient Care and Empowerment, 1st Edition

  • Roger W. McHaney
  • Iris Reychev
  • Joseph Azuri
  • Mark E. McHaney
  • Rami Moshonov
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  • ISBN-10: 1799800482
  • ISBN-13: 9781799800484
  • DDC: 610.285
  • 452 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Modern technology has impacted healthcare and interactions between patients and healthcare providers through a variety of means including the internet, social media, mobile devices, and the internet of things. These technologies have empowered, frustrated, educated, and confused patients by making educational materials widely available and allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and self-diagnose. Further analysis of these and future technologies is needed in order to provide new approaches to empowerment, reduce mistakes, and improve overall healthcare. This critical scholarly resource delves into patient access to information and the effect it has on their relationship with healthcare providers and their health outcomes. Topics include gamification, mobile computing, and risk analysis. For healthcare practitioners, doctors, nurses, surgeons, hospital staff, medical administrators, patient advocates, researchers, academicians, policymakers, and healthcare students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Technology Overview.
2: Improving Patient Care with Telemedicine Technology.
3: Web-Based Information for Patients and Providers.
4: Empowering Patients Through Digital Technologies: The Case of Mobile Health Applications.
5: mHealth as Tools for Development in Mental Health.
6: Cutting-Edge Technologies in Patient Care.
7: Big Data: Its Implications on Healthcare and Future Steps.
8: The Promise of Gamification in Addressing Health Challenges of the Modern World.
9: Use of Predictive and Simulation Models to Develop Strategies for Better Access Specialists Care.
10: Deep Learning and Sustainable Telemedicine.
11: Patient-Centered Empowerment Through Evidence-Based Engagement in Sensitive Clinical Settings.
12: Cases with Empowerment Through IT.
13: Using Technology to Empower People with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to Make Shared Decisions About Managing Their Own Healthcare: A UK Case Study.
14: The Design and Evaluation of an Intelligent Pain Management System (IPMS) in Cancer Patient Care.
15: Promises and Challenges of Medical Patient Healthcare Portals in Underserved Communities: The Case of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia (EMCP).
16: Challenges Implementing Telemedicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
17: Doctor-Patient Social Networking to Improve Specialist Care Coordination.
18: Underserved Populations.
19: Use of a Mobile App by Older People in an Integrated Care Setting.
20: mHealth Collaboration for Social Good: Lessons on Adaptability.
21: Common-Sense Epidemiology in the Age of Electronic Patient Records (EPR).
22: Impact of Information Technology on Patient Confidentiality Rights: A Perspective.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.