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Telepatients using connected objects to collect time-sensitive data about their health are not neutral carriers of diagnosable symptoms. Patients are persons, or personal beings as well as co-carers, whose personal experience, history and know-how must be acknowledged in time-sensitive telecare practices. Such practices require a relational ethics, inspired by medical ethics and an ethics of virtues, focusing on vulnerability and emotional health, to oversee telecare good practices, define a new therapeutic alliance compliant with patients' values, and reconcile the technical and human sides of telemedicine.
The constantly evolving digital world must be used in the practice of medicine to improve the care of patients. However, the only way to do so effectively is via evidence-based, meaningful and strategic use. Empowering the Connected Physician in the E-Patient Era provides practical guidance in this mission and is thus essential reading for all health stakeholders looking into approaching this. Drawing on the author's research and consulting practice, as well as on the practical experience of managers in medium-large organizations worldwide, the book will provide a proven framework to improve the development and implementation of physicians' empowering digital programs in these organizations, a step-by-step guide for how companies can develop and implement programs aiming at empowering physicians while empowering patients. It is an engaging how-to/how-not-to book which will include tips, advice and critical reviews that every stakeholder must have in order to participate in the evolving healthcare system and be more active in making strategic patient-centered choices. This book will help healthcare organizations chart a course within this new territory and thereby improve their ability to engage with empowered patients.
Too often, healthcare workers are led to believe that medical informatics is a complex field that can only be mastered by teams of professional programmers. This is simply not the case. With just a few dozen simple algorithms, easily implemented with open source programming languages, you can fully utilize the medical information contained in clinical and research datasets. The common computational tasks of medical informatics are accessible to anyone willing to learn the basics. Methods in Medical Informatics: Fundamentals of Healthcare Programming in Perl, Python, and Ruby demonstrates that biomedical professionals with fundamental programming knowledge can master any kind of data collection. Providing you with access to data, nomenclatures, and programming scripts and languages that are all free and publicly available, this book - Describes the structure of data sources used, with instructions for downloading Includes a clearly written explanation of each algorithm Offers equivalent scripts in Perl, Python, and Ruby, for each algorithm Shows how to write short, quickly learned scripts, using a minimal selection of commands Teaches basic informatics methods for retrieving, organizing, merging, and analyzing data sources Provides case studies that detail the kinds of questions that biomedical scientists can ask and answer with public data and an open source programming language Requiring no more than a working knowledge of Perl, Python, or Ruby, Methods in Medical Informatics will have you writing powerful programs in just a few minutes. Within its chapters, you will find descriptions of the basic methods and implementations needed to complete many of the projects you will encounter in your biomedical career.
This book is a must-read guide for those entering the world of HealthTech startups. Author David Putrino, a veteran in the world of HealthTech and Telemedicine, details the roles, necessity, and values of key members of a typical HealthTech team, and helps readers understand the motivations and core priorities of all people involved. In ventures that typically depend upon effective communication between members from business, science, regulatory, and academic backgrounds, this book helps develop the core competencies that team members need to work harmoniously. Four detailed case studies are shared that exemplify the spectrum of HealthTech possibilities, including large corporations, tiny startups, elite athletes, and social good enterprises. Each case study shows how the success or failure of a project can hinge upon strong team dynamics, a deep understanding of the target population's needs and a strong awareness of each team member's long-term goals. This book is essential reading for entrepreneurs, scientists, clinicians, marketing and sales professionals, and all those looking to create new and previously unimagined possibilities for improving the lives of people everywhere.
The first book on m-health in developing countries, this volume is a comprehensive guide to the design and evaluation of m-health projects. Including original research in six countries and drawing on a wide range of international secondary material, it covers both theory and practice, elucidating the realities of program implementation and impact assessment with its thorough examination of cases and findings. Divided into three parts, M-health in Developing Countries introduces: An overview of m-health applications, uses and theories, emphasising a social science perspective. A technology-community-management model applied with reference to developing countries. Key concepts in m-health research, including the development of research questions, hypotheses, and approaches to formulating questions using both quantitative and qualitative methods. This is the ideal book for all who wish to plan, execute and evaluate strategically sound health development projects using mobile technologies. It will be of use to students, researchers and professionals working with ICTs and healthcare from a range of disciplines from communication through public health to social science disciplines.
The first complete guide to the rapidly expanding field of telehealth From email to videoconferencing, telehealth puts real-time healthcare solutions at patients' and clinicians' fingertips. Every year, the field continues to evolve, enhancing access to healthcare, supporting clinicians, and improving the patient experience. However, since telehealth is in its infancy, no text has offered a comprehensive, definitive survey of this up-and-coming field-until now. Written by past presidents of the American Telemedicine Association, Understanding Telehealth explains how clinical applications leveraging telehealth technology are optimizing healthcare delivery. In addition, this timely resource examines the bedrock principles of telehealth and highlights the safety standards involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients through digital communications. Logically organized and supported by high-yield clinical vignettes, the book begins with essential background information, including a look at telehealth history, definitions and roles, and rural health. It then provides an overview of clinical services for adults, from telestroke to telepsychiatry. The third section addresses pediatric clinical services, encompassing pediatric emergency and critical care, telecardiology, and more. A groundbreaking resource: *Chapters cover a broad spectrum of technologies, evidence-based guidelines, and application of telehealth across the healthcare continuum *Ideal for medical staff, public healthcare executives, hospitals, clinics, payors, healthcare advocates, and researchers alike *Incisive coverage of the legal and regulatory environment underpinning telehealth practice
This book is a do-it-yourself guide for clinicians who wish to set up and run a telemedicine facility of their own. The contents are largely based on the understanding and experience gained by the author as a practising physician, management post-graduate (capstone thesis was on telemedicine) and as a business architect for digital health systems over more than thirty years. Full of management techniques, tricks and tips written in an easy-to-follow manner, this book provides sufficient information to clinicians looking to leverage telemedicine to augment their range of service offerings that would lead to increased levels of patient satisfaction. Various aspects related to definitions, technology, infrastructure, methodologies and legal issues for setting up and running telemedicine services have been dealt with to sufficient depths for the readers to help grasp the issues involved. Sections on privacy, confidentiality and data integrity have been provided to help allay the many concerns the readers might have in those regards. Additionally, financial evaluations based on realistic-enough figures have been used to demonstrate that telemedicine is a viable option financially. Although meant primarily for medical doctors, any care provider including institutional will be able to use the contents to plan, design, set up and run telemedicine services that they feel would benefit those who receive their care.
Technology is changing the practice of healthcare by the ways medical information is stored, shared, and accessed. With mobile innovations, new strategies are unfolding to further advance processes and procedures in medical settings. Next-Generation Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Solutions is an advanced reference source for the latest research on emerging progress and applications within mobile health initiatives and health informatics. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as electronic health records (EHR), clinical decision support systems, and medical ontologies, this publication is ideally designed for professionals and researchers seeking scholarly material on the increased use of mobile health applications.
This book presents medical image watermarking techniques and algorithms for telemedicine and other emerging applications. This book emphasizes on medical image watermarking to ensure the authenticity of transmitted medical information. It begins with an introduction of digital watermarking, important characteristics, novel applications, different watermarking attacks and standard benchmark tools. This book also covers spatial and transform domain medical image watermarking techniques and their merits and limitations. The authors have developed improved/novel watermarking techniques for telemedicine applications that offer higher robustness, better perceptual quality and increased embedding capacity and secure watermark. The suggested methods may find potential applications in the prevention of patient identity theft and health data management issues which is a growing concern in telemedicine applications. This book provides a sound platform for understanding the medical image watermarking paradigm for researchers in the field and advanced-level students. Industry professionals working in this field, as well as other emerging applications demanding robust and secure watermarking will find this book useful as a reference.
The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine is the first volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume: Describes the integration of-and interactions between-modern eMedicine, telemedicine, eHealth, and telehealth practices Explains how medical information flows through wireless technologies and networks, emphasizing fast-deploying wireless body area networks Presents the latest developments in sensors, devices, and implantables, from medical sensors for mobile communication devices to drug-delivery systems Illustrates practical telemedicine applications in telecardiology, teleradiology, teledermatology, teleaudiology, teleoncology, acute care telemedicine, and more The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook bridges the gap between scientists, engineers, and medical professionals by creating synergy in the related fields of biomedical engineering, information and communication technology, business, and healthcare.
Telemental Health in Resource-Limited Global Settings is a collaborative edited book that aims to introduce the reader to experiences of using the technology in providing mental health care, education and Capacity building approaches in resource limited settings around the globe. The book includes experiences from Africa, India, the Middle East, and resource-limited communities in Australia and the USA. This book will enrich the reader's understanding of the state of TMH globally, and challenges facing this application.
"e;[Topol is] one of medicine's most innovative thinkers about the digital future.... [A] valuable contribution to a fascinating subject."e;--New York Times Book ReviewA trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "e;the doctor will see you now"e;-but only for fifteen minutes! Then you'll wait even longer for lab tests, the results of which you'll likely never see, unless they indicate further (and more invasive) tests, most of which will probably prove unnecessary (much like physicals themselves). And your bill will be astronomical.In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, shows why medicine does not have to be that way. Instead, you could use your smartphone to get rapid test results from one drop of blood, monitor your vital signs both day and night, and use an artificially intelligent algorithm to receive a diagnosis without having to see a doctor, all at a small fraction of the cost imposed by our modern healthcare system.The change is powered by what Topol calls medicine's "e;Gutenberg moment."e; Much as the printing press took learning out of the hands of a priestly class, the mobile internet is doing the same for medicine, giving us unprecedented control over our healthcare. With smartphones in hand, we are no longer beholden to an impersonal and paternalistic system in which "e;doctor knows best."e; Medicine has been digitized, Topol argues; now it will be democratized. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, citizen science will give rise to citizen medicine, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. Massive, open, online medicine, where diagnostics are done by Facebook-like comparisons of medical profiles, will enable real-time, real-world research on massive populations. There's no doubt the path forward will be complicated: the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine inevitably raises serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result-better, cheaper, and more human health care-will be worth it.Provocative and engrossing, The Patient Will See You Now is essential reading for anyone who thinks they deserve better health care. That is, for all of us.