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Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population A Human Factors Perspective

Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population A Human Factors Perspective

Author: Neil (Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA) Charness, George Demiris, Elizabeth Krupinski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2011

As simple and straightforward as two health professionals conferring over the telephone or as complex and sophisticated as robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe, telehealth is an increasingly frequent component in healthcare. A primer on the human factors issues that can influence how older adults interact with telehealth systems, Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective examines the new ways patients and healthcare providers communicate to achieve the same or better outcomes than with traditional face-to-face healthcare. The authors examine older adult capabilities and provide standards and guidelines for telehealth design, enlivened by clinical examples and tutorials on human factors methodologies. They take a systematic look at how the use of human factors principles can facilitate the successful development, deployment, and maintenance of telehealth technology to better serve the aging population. The authors have carefully stayed away from academic writing, distilling their experience in the form of basic observations and principles drawn from their work. They include suggested readings at the end of each chapter that supply the research underpinning their recommendations. The first reference to cover older adult users in an area that will only get bigger, this book sets itself apart by providing focused coverage of the human factors issues specific to aging populations and practical advice on how to accommodate them.

E-Health, Assistive Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living Challenges and Solutions

E-Health, Assistive Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living Challenges and Solutions

Author: Carsten Rocker Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2011

E-Health, Assistive Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living: Challenges and Solutions reviews existing literature in assistive technologies and provides suggestions and solutions for improving the quality of assisted living facilities and residences through the use of e-health systems and services.

Grid Technologies for E-Health Applications for Telemedicine Services and Delivery

Grid Technologies for E-Health Applications for Telemedicine Services and Delivery

Author: Ekaterina Kldiashvili Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2010

Grid Technologies for E-Health: Applications for Telemedicine Services and Delivery examines innovations to further improve medical management using grid computing. A defining collection of field advancements, this publication discusses the significance of automation and IT resources in healthcare technology previously infeasible due to computing and data-integration constraints.

Telemedicine Technologies Information Technologies in Medicine and Telehealth

Telemedicine Technologies Information Technologies in Medicine and Telehealth

Author: Bernard Fong, A. C. M. Fong, C. K. Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2010

This book brings together a broad range of topics demonstrating how information and wireless technologies can be used in healthcare In this book, the authors focus on how medical information can be reliably transmitted through wireless communication networks. It explains how they can be optimized to carry medical information in various situations by utilizing readily available traditional wireless local area network (WLAN) and broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. In addition, the authors discuss consumer healthcare technology, which is becoming more popular as reduction in manufacturing cost of electronics products makes healthcare products more affordable to the general public. Finally, the book explores topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, information technology in alternative medicine, multimedia and health informatics, and caring for the community. Key Features: * Focuses on the transmission of medical information over wireless communication networks, and addresses topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, and many others * Provides an in-depth introduction to the various factors that need to be considered for supporting healthcare services with information technology * Covers advancements in topics such as RFID in healthcare * Discusses medical signal processing as well as ECG and signal processing techniques This book will be of interest to advanced students and professors in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and information engineering. Medical and IT professionals involved in specifying new facilities, healthcare practitioners in telemedicine, researchers in wireless communications and information technology, and network administrators will also find this book insightful.

Human-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies Concepts, Methods and Applications

Human-Centered Design of E-Health Technologies Concepts, Methods and Applications

Author: Martina Ziefle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2010

Researchers and industry practitioners from different disciplines share their domain-specific knowledge and thereby contribute to a holistic introduction into the area of human-centered design for e-health applications. The insights provided will help students, as well as systems designers, to understand the fundamental social and technical requirements future e-health systems have to meet.

Methods in Medical Informatics Fundamentals of Healthcare Programming in Perl, Python, and Ruby

Methods in Medical Informatics Fundamentals of Healthcare Programming in Perl, Python, and Ruby

Author: Jules J. (Columbia, Maryland, USA) Berman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2010

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.

Digital Medicine Health Care in the Internet Era

Digital Medicine Health Care in the Internet Era

Author: Darrell M. West, Edward Alan Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2010

Information technology has dramatically changed our lives in areas ranging from commerce and entertainment to voting. Now, policy advocates and government officials hope to bring the benefits of enhanced information technology to health care. Already, consumers can access a tremendous amount of medical information online. Some physicians encourage patients to use email or web messaging to manage simple medical issues. Increasingly, health care products can be purchased electronically.Yet the promise of e-health remains largely unfulfilled. Digital Medicine investigates the factors limiting digital technology's ability to remake health care. It explores the political, social, and ethical challenges presented by online health care, as well as the impact that racial, ethnic, and other disparities are having on the e-health revolution. It examines the accessibility of health-related websites for different populations and asks how we can close access gaps and ensure the reliability and trustworthiness of the information presented online. Darrell West and Edward Miller use multiple sources, including original survey research and website analysis, to study the content, sponsorship status, and public usage of health care-related websites, as well as the relationship between e-health utilization and attitudes about health care in the United States. They also explore the use of health information technology in other countries. The result is an important contribution to our understanding of health information innovation in America and around the world.

Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine Technological and Social Perspectives

Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine Technological and Social Perspectives

Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2010

The Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives addresses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to fields of online health and medical study. This compilation disseminates the latest findings in this research field to transform the way we live and deliver services.

Digital Medicine Health Care in the Internet Era

Digital Medicine Health Care in the Internet Era

Author: Darrell M. West, Edward Alan Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2009

Information technology has dramatically changed our lives in areas ranging from commerce and entertainment to voting. Now, policy advocates and government officials hope to bring the benefits of enhanced information technology to health care. Already, consumers can access a tremendous amount of medical information online. Some physicians encourage patients to use email or web messaging to manage simple medical issues. Increasingly, health care products can be purchased electronically.Yet the promise of e-health remains largely unfulfilled. Digital Medicine investigates the factors limiting digital technology's ability to remake health care. It explores the political, social, and ethical challenges presented by online health care, as well as the impact that racial, ethnic, and other disparities are having on the e-health revolution. It examines the accessibility of health-related websites for different populations and asks how we can close access gaps and ensure the reliability and trustworthiness of the information presented online. Darrell West and Edward Miller use multiple sources, including original survey research and website analysis, to study the content, sponsorship status, and public usage of health care-related websites, as well as the relationship between e-health utilization and attitudes about health care in the United States. They also explore the use of health information technology in other countries. The result is an important contribution to our understanding of health information innovation in America and around the world.

Telehealth in the Developing World

Telehealth in the Developing World

Author: Kendall Ho Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2009

Telecommunications bring the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance and education and training for health-care professionals and providers. Telehealth in the Developing World aims to balance the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It is written for all e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world's population. Topics featured include: Teledermatology in Cambodia Telepediatrics in Chechnya Telepathology in India - using digital cameras and email HealthNet networks in Nepal Medical missions for Children in Mongolia International HIV/AIDS discussion lists The Aga Khan Telehealth Network in Pakistan Access to mobile phones and internet in the Philippines Exchanging X-ray images in Ghana Web-based oncology registries and a virtual oncology hospital in Brazil Surgical training in the developing world The iPath international email network

Patient-Centered e-Health

Patient-Centered e-Health

Author: E.Vance Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2008

Internet Cool Tools for Physicians

Internet Cool Tools for Physicians

Author: Melissa L. Rethlefsen, David L. Rothman, Daniel S. Mojon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2008

Feel like you're being sucked down into a swirl of never-ending information? Today's physicians are faced with new advances in medicine and new research that can impact practice, but finding the right information at the right time seems overwhelming in the constant deluge of scientific research. That's where this illustrated guide will walk you through some of today's most useful Internet tools, tools that can help you find, manage, and organize the information you need, so that it is always at your fingertips, whether for patient care, research, practice, or fun.