Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care, 1st Edition

  • Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha
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  • ISBN-10: 1466639911
  • ISBN-13: 9781466639911
  • DDC: 610.285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1024 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Brings together a valuable research collection on ICT elements needed to improve communication and collaboration between global health institutes, public and private organizations, and foundations. Highlighting the adoption and success factors in the development of technologies for healthcare, this book is essential for IT professionals, technology solution providers, researchers, and students interested in technology and its relationship with healthcare and social services.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Developments and Applications in Healthcare/E-Health.
2: Review of Web-Based Research in Health Care for Georgia: Telemedicine, eHealth, and e-Institutional Review Boards.
3: Economic Evaluations for Service Delivery in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Benefit-Cost Analysis for Emerging Telehealth Systems.
4: Videogames as Therapy: A Review of the Medical and Psychological Literature.
5: Clever Health: A Study on the Adoption and Impact of an eHealth Initiative in Rural Australia.
6: E-Ophthalmology in the Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Chronic Glaucoma.
7: New Telerehabilitation Services for the Elderly.
8: Towards a Post-Implementation Evaluation Framework of Outpatient Electronic Drug Prescribing.
9: Commercial Home Assistance Services.
10: Optical Fiber Technology for eHealthcare.
11: Geographical Information Management Approaches: Improvements in Health and Social Care.
12: Advances in Robot Surgery.
13: The Information and Communication Strategies Focused on Young People and Adolescents within the Field of Public Health.
14: Contingencies and Convergence in European Social Security: ICT Coordination in the Back Office of the Welfare State.
15: A Design Framework for a Market Intelligence System for Healthcare Sector: A Support Decision Tool in an Emergent Economy.
16: Using Social Networks to Obtain Medical Diagnosis.
17: Challenges and Opportunities of Soft Computing Tools in Health Care Delivery.
18: A Hypotension Surveillance and Prediction System for Critical Care.
19: Real-Time Biomedical Telemetry System for Ambulances.
20: An Empirical Study of Patient Willingness to Use Self-Service Technologies in the Healthcare Context.
21: Elderly People and Information Communication Technology (ICT): Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities for Better Quality of Life.
22: Pervasive Multiplatform Health Care Support.
23: Researching an Activity-Driven Approach to Information Systems Development.
24: Intelligent Agent to Identify Rheumatic Diseases.
25: Nursing Information Systems: From Documentation as Evidence to Documentation as a Support to the Clinical Decision Making.
26: Using Global Shape Descriptors for Content Medical-Based Image Retrieval.
27: Developing Wireless Network Design in 4G Long Term Evolution for Healthcare.
28: Operating Room Management in Health Care: Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence Approaches.
29: Healthcare Information System Modelling.
30: ICT Applications and Solutions in Healthcare: Present and Perspectives.
31: Location-Based Services to Improve Elderly and Handicapped Citizens' Mobility.
32: Image Based Classification Platform: Application to Breast Cancer Diagnosis.
33: Home Healthcare in Cloud Computing.
1: Developments and Applications in Healthcare/E-Health.
2: The Role of ICTs in the Management of Rare Chronic Diseases: The Case of Hemophilia.
3: ICT in Healthcare Management, Developments, and Applications in Turkish Health Sector.
4: Roadmaps for Future ICT Use in the Health Sector.
5: The Reality of Accessibility in the Public Health Systems.
6: ICT and Healthcare: A Closer Look at the Role of ICTs in Providing Support for Female Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence (DV).
7: Potential of GIS and Spatial Knowledge in Health Care and Public Safety.
8: Improving Project Management of Healthcare Projects through Knowledge Elicitation.
9: An Architecture Proposal for Residential Care Home Environments.
10: Knowledge-Based Support of Medical Work in Home Care.
11: Towards Telemedical Centers: Digitization of Inter-Professional Communication in Healthcare.
12: Soft Methods for Automatic Drug Infusion in Medical Care Environment.
13: Personnel Rostering Management by ICT Techniques.
14: A Multichannel Framework for Multimedia Content Deployment in E-Health Environments.
15: New Models for ICT-Based Medical Diagnosis.
16: ICT Aspects of Next-Generation-Sequencing Applied to Molecular Diagnostics.
17: Quality of Health Web Sites: Dimensions for a Broad Evaluation Methodology.
18: Maturity and Metrics in Health Organizations Information Systems.
19: Improving Health using Therapies 2.0 with Ubiquitous Wireless Access.
20: Why and How Did Health Economics Appear? Who Were the Main Authors? What Is the Role of ITCs in Its Development?.
21: Participatory Online Platforms and the Construction of Citizen Autonomy in Health Issues.
22: Using Interactive Digital Television Middleware Tools to Promote Facilities for Healthcare and Social Services.
23: Sexual and Reproductive Health: The Impact of Technological and Communicational Advances on the Male Role.
24: Studies on Adoption, Critical Success Factors, and Case Studies.
25: Telehealth-Based Systems for Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications.
26: Introducing the CORETEST Feasibility Analysis in Medical Informatics: A Case Study of a Decision-Support Knowledge System in the Dutch Primary Care Sector.
27: Hoping for the Best: A Qualitative Study of Information Technology in Primary Care.
28: A Preliminary Study of Key Factors Affecting Management and Evaluation of IT Outsourcing Contracts in Hospitals.
29: Definition of a Retrospective Health Information Policy Based on (Re)Use Study.
30: New Public Management Reforms in the Portuguese NHS: The Role of Traditional and Activity-Based Costing Systems in these Reforms.
31: Information Systems for Management Decision Support in Portuguese Public Hospital: The Urgency of a Supra-Financial Perspective.
32: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model in Hospital-in-the-Home Units1.
33: ICT Supplier Evaluation Criteria in Large University Hospitals: An Empirical Examination in Turkey.
34: The Impact of ICT and Online Social Networks on Health and Social Services.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.