Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Athina A. Lazakidou [University of Piraeus (Greece)]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591409837
  • ISBN-13: 9781591409830
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 438 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released April 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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The Handbook of Research on Informatics in Healthcare and Biomedicine is the single authoritative reference source for information on the newest trends and breakthroughs in computer applications applied to healthcare and biomedicine. Innovative technologies in health information systems, medicine, health services, and other areas in biomedicine are explored. The comprehensive chapters contained in this handbook of research have been written by 99 international experts from the field of healthcare and IT. More than 900 references to existing publications and a wide-ranging compendium of over 450 key terms and definitions have been included to provide readers with the ultimate research tool.

Key features include:

  • In-depth analysis of issues, concepts, new trends, and advanced technologies
  • More than 450 key terms and their definitions
  • Authoritative contributions from 99 international experts
  • More than 950 comprehensive references to existing literature and research on IT in healthcare and biomedicine
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to computer applications in healthcare



  • Athina A. Lazakidou [University of Piraeus (Greece)]

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
About the Editor.
1: Medical Data and Health Information Systems.
2: Electronic Health Records.
3: Security in Health Information Systems.
4: Development of a Health Information System in a Post-Communist Country.
5: Computerized Systems Validation in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
6: Chronic Disease Registers in Primary Healthcare.
7: Standardization and Classification Systems in Medicine.
8: Standardization in Health and Medical Informatics.
9: Basic Principles and Benefits of Various Classification Systems in Health.
10: Virtual Reality Applications in Medicine.
11: Virtual Reality in Medicine.
12: Modelling and Simulation of Biological Systems.
13: Virtual Reality Simulation in Human Applied Kinetics and Ergo Physiology.
14: Virtual Learning Environments in Healthcare and Biomedicine.
15: Care2x in Medical Informatics Education.
16: An Object-Oriented Approach to Manage E-Learning Content Using Learning Objects.
17: Motivating Healthcare Students in Using ICTs.
18: The User Agent Architecture and E-Learning in Healthcare and Social Care.
19: E-Learning in Healthcare and Social Care.
20: Potential Benefits and Challenges of Computer-Based Learning in Health.
21: Computer-Assisted Diagnosis.
22: Brain Mapping in Functional Neurosurgery.
23: ECG Diagnosis Using Decision Support Systems.
24: Data Mining and Medical Decision Making.
25: Information Processing in Clinical Decision Making.
26: Data Mining Techniques and Medical Decision Making for Urological Dysfunction.
27: Spline Fitting.
28: Parameter Estimation.
29: The Method of Least Squares.
30: Current Aspects of Knowledge Management in Medicine.
31: The Data-Information-Knowledge Model.
32: Goals and Benefits of Knowledge Management in Healthcare.
33: Knowledge Management in Medicine.
34: Knowledge Management in Telemedicine.
35: Telemedicine and E-Health Services.
36: Use of Telemedicine Systems and Devices for Patient Monitoring.
37: Current Telehealth Applications in Telemedicine.
38: Mobile Telemonitoring Insights.
39: Telepathology and Digital Pathology.
40: Collaborative Environments for the Health Monitoring of Chronically Ill Children.
41: Electronic Submission of New Drugs in Europe.
42: Semantic Web Services for Healthcare.
43: Image Processing and Archiving Systems.
44: Imaging Technologies and Their Applications in Biomedicine and Bioengineering.
45: Medical Image Compression Using Integer Wavelet Transforms.
46: Three Dimensional Medical Images.
47: Imaging the Human Brain with Magnetoencephalography.
48: Region of Interest Coding in Medical Images.
49: Imaging the Human Brain with Functional CT Imaging.
50: Signal Processing Techniques.
51: Nonlinear Signal Processing Techniques Applied to EEG Measurements.
52: Use of New Technologies in Biomedicine.
53: Medical and Biomedical Devices for Clinical Use.
54: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Biomedicine.
55: Comparative Genomics and Structure Prediction in Dental Research.
56: Genomic Databanks for Biomedical Informatics.
57: Basic Principles and Applications of Microarrays in Medicine.
58: System Patterns of the Human Organism and Their Heredity.
59: Evaluation Methods for Biomedical Technology.
60: Ergonomic and Safety Issues in Computerized Medical Equipment.
61: Ergonomic User Interface Design in Computerized Medical Equipment.
62: Safety Issues in Computerized Medical Equipment.
63: Alarm Design in Computerized Medical Equipment.
64: Health Economics and Health Services Research.
65: Organizational Factors in Health Informatics.
66: Measurement of Cost and Economic Efficiency in Healthcare.
67: Understanding Telemedicine with Innovative Systems.
68: A Capacity Building Approach to Health Literacy through ICTs.