Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 1st Edition

  • Joseph Tan
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  • ISBN-10: 1605660515
  • ISBN-13: 9781605660516
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2672 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Technological advances of the past two decades have profoundly reshaped and enhanced all aspects of medical research and practice. So important has technology become to the ability to continue to drive new medical advances, from basic biomedical research to applied clinical practice and healthcare delivery management, that the science of biomedical technology has become an important discipline in its own right, critical to the missions of a full range of organizations that comprise the medical industry. Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications holds the most complete collection of cutting-edge medical IT research available in topics such as clinical knowledge management, medical informatics, mobile health and service delivery, and gene expression. This four-volume compilation provides researchers, academicians, and scholars in the field of medical information technology with more than 200 chapters by over 250 international experts in medical informatics. Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an essential reference publication for every library and medical institute striving to remain up-to-date with the latest techniques, approaches, and education in the medical IT field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Volume.
Medical Informatics (MI): Major Concepts, Methodologies, Tools & Applications.
About the Editor.
1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories.
2: Evaluation of Health Information Systems: Challenges and Approaches.
3: Assessing E-Health.
4: The Competitive Forces Facing E-Health.
5: The Telehealth Divide.
6: Health Portals: An Exploratory Review.
7: Semantic Web Standards and Ontologies in the Medical Sciences and Healthcare.
8: Discussing Health Issues on the Internet.
9: Networkcentric Healthcare and the Entry Point into the Network.
10: Mobile E-Health: Making the Case.
11: Mobile Telemonitoring Insights.
12: Geographic Information Systems in Health Care Services.
13: Information Technology (IT) and the Healthcare Industry: A SWOT Analysis.
14: The Core Governmental Perspectives of E-Health.
15: Differences in Computer Usage for U.S. Group Medical Practices: 1994 vs. 2003.
16: Medical Education in the 21st Century.
17: Knowledge Management in Healthcare.
18: Healthcare Knowledge Management.
19: Knowledge Management in Hospitals.
20: An Overview of Efforts to Bring Clinical Knowledge to the Point of Care.
21: Issues in Clinical Knowledge Management: Revisiting Healthcare Management.
22: Interactive Information Retrieval as a Step Towards Effective Knowledge Management in Healthcare.
23: Key Performance Indicators and Information Flow: The Cornerstones of Effective Knowledge Management for Managed Care.
24: Medical Decision Support Systems and Knowledge Sharing Standards.
25: Kernel Methods in Genomics and Computational Biology.
26: Information Extraction in Biomedical Literature.
27: Realizing Knowledge Assets in the Medical Sciences with Data Mining: An Overview.
28: Data Mining Medical Digital Libraries.
29: Development and Design Methodologies.
30: Building Better E-Health through a Personal Health Informatics Pedagogy.
31: Web Service Design Concepts and Structures for Support of Highly Interconnected E-Health Infrastructures: A Bottom-Up Approach.
32: The PsyGrid Experience: Using Web Services in the Study of Schizophrenia.
33: On the Development of Secure Service-Oriented Architectures to Support Medical Research.
34: Decision Support with BPEL and Web Services.
35: A Framework for the Design of Web Service Based Clinical Management Systems to Support Inter and Intra Organizational Patient Journeys.
36: Conceptual Framework for Mobile-Based Application in Healthcare.
37: Design of an Enhanced 3G-Based Mobile Healthcare System.
38: The M-Health Reference Model: An Organizing Framework for Conceptualizing Mobile Health Systems.
39: Creating a Multimedia Instructional Product for Medical School Students.
40: Intelligent Agents Framework for RFID Hospitals.
41: Design and Development of Standards (HL7 V3) Based Enterprise Architecture for Public Health Programs Integration at the County of Los Angeles.
42: The Development of a Health Data Quality Programme.
43: QoS Provisioning in Sensor Enabled Telemedicine Networks.
44: Designing Clinical Decision Support Systems in Health Care: A Systemic View.
45: Nonparametric Decision Support Systems in Medical Diagnosis: Modeling Pulmonary Embolism.
46: A Cross-Cultural Framework for Evaluation.
47: BACIIS: Biological and Chemical Information Integration System.