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E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors

Book Description

Advancements in technology regularly influence the healthcare field and developing aspects on medical patient safety. Implementing electronic health records, decision support systems, and computerized physician order entry systems reduces risk in the potential for e-health to make errors leading to adverse events.

E-Health Technologies and Improving Patient Safety: Exploring Organizational Factors presents an overview on information and communication technologies and addresses the impacts on the field of both patient safety and e-health. This book offers insightful perspectives and concentrated research on concepts related to these areas, as well as issues and current trends in patient safety in e-health.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Learning to Accept Uncertainty as a Quality of Care Dimension
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A PROPOSED UNIFYING MODEL
    5. THE CRITICAL ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE CLINICAL PRACTICE
    6. CAN THE FOCUS ON SAFETY ADDRESS THE ABOVE ISSUES?
    7. THOUGHTS FOR THE NEXT STEPS
  10. Chapter 2: Avoiding Adverse Consequences of E-Health
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. UNDERSTANDING ERROR AND RISK IN HEALTHCARE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 3: Essential Steps for Successful Implementation of the EHR to Achieve Sustainable, Safe, Quality Care
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EHR AT THE POINT OF CARE
    5. THE NATURE OF THE WORK FOR IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS: PRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY CONSIDERATIONS
    6. SOLUTIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 4: Improving Patient Safety with Telemedicine
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE TELEMEDICINE NETWORK ORGANIZATION WITH CENTRALIZATION AND DECENTRALIZATION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 5: Decision Support Systems in the Process of Improving Patient Safety
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND VALIDATION
    5. POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS ON PATIENT SAFETY
    6. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND HIGH DIMENSIONAL DATA
    7. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS: THEIR FUTURE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER E-HEALTH APPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 6: E-Health Decision Support Systems for the Diagnosis of Dementia Diseases
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. E-HEALTH DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA DISEASES
    5. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 7: SEMantic PATHways
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 8: Use of Barcodes to Improve Safety in Healthcare
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BARCODES IN TRANSFUSION
    5. BARCODE ASSISTED MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
    6. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 9: RFID Technologies in the Health Sector
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RFID TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE MEDICAL ERRORS
    5. APPLICATION AREAS OF RFID TECHNOLOGIES
    6. SECURITY AND PRIVACY IUSSUES
    7. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 10: Grid Technology for Archive Solutions in Health Care Organizations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EVALUATION OF A GRID TECHNOLOGY (GT) FOR ARCHIVE SOLUTIONS
    5. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 11: The Use of Medical Simulation to Improve Patient Safety
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 12: PINATA
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. WI-FI IN HEALTHCARE
    5. PERVASIVE, NURSING, AND DOCTORAL ASSISTANT (PINATA)
    6. TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 13: HPV Detection
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HPV DETECTION TECHNIQUES
    4. HPV DNA DETECTION
    5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 14: Assessment and Confidence Estimates of Newborn Brain Maturity from Sleep EEG
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BAYESIAN AVERAGING OVER DECISION TREES
    5. REFINING AN ENSEMBLE OF DECISION TREES
    6. EXPERIMENTS
    7. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 15: Systems Modeling of Proliferation Mechanisms in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ISSUES
    5. CONTROVERSIES
    6. PROBLEMS
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 16: An Ontology-Driven Approach to Clinical Evidence Modelling Implementing Clinical Prediction Rules
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 17: Risk Perception as a Patient Safety Dimension
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RISK PERCEPTION
    5. RISK PERCEPTION AS A PATIENT SAFETY DIMENSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contributors