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Advancing Medical Practice through Technology

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Medical practitioners are continuing to advance their knowledge of the latest technologies in order to keep up with the opportunities for faster and more reliable treatments for patients. Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality focuses on the latest medical practices through the utilization of technologies and innovative concepts. This book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, and industry professionals interested in the latest advancements in the healthcare, biomedicine, and medical communications fields.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: Insights into the Search Behavior of Non-Medical Professionals Based on Task Difficulty and an Evaluation against New Generation Medical Information Retrieval Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. MEDICAL INFORMATION SEARCHING ON THE RISE
    3. 2. PREDECESSOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL STRATEGIES: A REFLECTION OF THE PAST
    4. 3. NEW GENERATION MEDICAL INFORMATION RETRIEVAL STRATEGIES
    5. 4. ANALYSIS OF NEW GENERATION INFORMATION RETRIEVAL STRATEGIES
    6. 5. MEDICAL SEARCH CHALLENGES: A NON-MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL’S PERSPECTIVE
    7. 6. RESEARCH DIRECTION
    8. 7. THE AFFECTS OF TASK DIFFICULTY ON NON-MEDICAL TYPE SEARCHES
    9. 8. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    10. 9. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS, SEARCH SESSION DETAILS AND PERCEPTION OF TASK DIFFICULTY
    11. 10. STUDY RESULTS
    12. 11. DISCUSSION
    13. 12. RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS
    14. 13. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
  8. Chapter 2: Indicating Fields of Inequalities Regarding the Access to Health Benefits
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE INSPIRATION FOR ESTABLISHING THE FOUNDATION: FUNDAMENTAL DISEASE OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN POLAND
    4. HISTORY AND MISSION OF WATCH HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION
    5. ACCESS LIMITATIONS TO HEALTH CARE
    6. ADDITIONAL INITIATIVES
    7. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Health Care Reform Requires IT Solutions to Influence Consumer Perception at a Health Care Payer
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
    3. SETTING THE STAGE
    4. CASE DESCRIPTION
    5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
  10. Chapter 4: Doing the Right Things Right or the Wrong Things Well
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
  11. Chapter 5: A Cognitive Machine-Learning System to Discover Syndromes in Erythemato-Squamous Diseases
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE PROBLEM OF SYNDROME DISCOVERY AND NOSOLOGY
    4. 3. THEORIES OF CATEGORIZATION AND CLINICAL THINKING
    5. 4. A MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEM FOR SYNDROME DISCOVERY
    6. 5. THE CLINICAL DOMAIN UNDER CONSIDERATION
    7. 6. VALIDATION OF DISCOVERED SYNDROMES
    8. 7. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    9. 8. CONCLUSIONS AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS
  12. Chapter 6: E-Collaboration in Biomedical Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HUMAN FACTORS IN E-COLLABORATION IN BIOMEDICINE
    4. E-COLLABORATION IN THE ERA OF WEB 2.0
    5. FOUR CASE STUDIES OF E-COLLABORATION IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
    6. HUMAN FACTORS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR E-COLLABORATION 2.0
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR E-COLLABORATION 2.0
  13. Chapter 7: Migrant Women
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MIGRATION TO PORT MORESBY FROM BATRI VILLAGES IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    4. ACTION RESEARCH AS EMPOWERMENT RESEARCH
    5. PEER LEARNING IN CONTEXT
    6. MODES OF COMMUNICATION
    7. CONCERNS AND NEEDS OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE
    8. ILLUSTRATIONS OF COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT
    9. IMPACT IN THE SETTLEMENT AND ON THE DISPERSED COMMUNITY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PERSON TO PERSON NETWORKING
    10. FACTORS INHIBITING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN POLICY DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION: PRESSURES FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS
    11. IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT IN PNG
    12. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Diffusion of Innovations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS
    4. META-ANALYSIS METHOD
    5. META-ANALYSIS RESULTS
    6. CONTENT ANALYSIS METHOD
    7. CONTENT ANALYSIS RESULTS
    8. IMPLICATIONS
    9. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: A New Space for Biotechnology Innovation?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW: TERRITORIAL INNOVATION CONCEPTS
    4. RESEARCH CASE AND METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. SUMMARY
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Modeling the Diffusion of Psychological Stress
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS: DOES IT AFFECT OR INFECT?
    4. STRESS AS TRANSMISSION PROCESS IN INTERACTING SUBJECTS
    5. STRESS DYNAMICS AND NETWORK STRUCTURE
    6. ENACTING INTERSUBJECTIVITY WITH AGENT-BASED MODELS
    7. AGENT-BASED MODEL OF STRESS
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  17. Chapter 11: Cloud Bioinformatics in a Private Cloud Deployment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. PHASE 1: HEALTHCARE CLOUD BIOINFORMATICS ARCHITECTURE AND USER SUPPORT
    4. 3. PHASE 2: BIOINFORMATICS
    5. 4. BRAIN SEGMENTATION: HOW HUMAN BRAINS RESPOND IN DETAILS
    6. 5. DISCUSSIONS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Application of the Cloud Computing for the Effective Implementation of the Medical Information System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE
    5. PERSPECTIVES
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors
  21. Related References