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Emerging Communication Technologies for E-Health and Medicine

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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), e-health is the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector and, moreover, it enables a safer, higher quality, more equitable, and sustainable health system.Emerging Communication Technologies for E-Health and Medicine is a fundamental source for the advancement of knowledge, application, and practice in the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare, e-health, m-health, u-health, sensors, biomedical engineering, and telemedicine. Due to its grounding in research and theory evidence, this book is designed for use in graduate courses in health management, medicine, nursing, health professionals, and medical informatics. The book can help to e-health contents, applications, and interesting experiences. It is an important way to communicate e-health concepts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgement
  7. Chapter 1: The mHealth Stack
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MOBILE HEALTH VISION
    4. THE TECHNOLOGIES OF MOBILE HEALTH
    5. MOBILE HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: An Ontology Driven Multi-Agent Approach to Integrated e-Health Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1 INTRODUCTION
    3. 2 BACKGROUND
    4. 3 CONCEPTUAL MODEL
    5. 4 CASE STUDY SCENARIO
    6. 5 CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORKS
  9. Chapter 3: Developing Smart Emergency Applications with Multi-Agent Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS FOR E-HEALTH
    4. CASCOM: A MULTI-AGENT SYSTEM FOR SMART EMERGENCY
    5. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: ‘Pragmatic Evaluation’
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PRINCIPLES
    4. ASK - AND ANSWER – POLICY RELEVANT QUESTIONS
    5. ADOPT A SCIENTIFICALLY VALID APPROACH
    6. ESTABLISH A CLEAR OUTCOMES FRAMEWORK
    7. ALIGN WITH EXISTING STRATEGIES
    8. A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR EHEALTH STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
    9. GET THE KNOWLEDGE TO WHERE IT IS NEEDED
    10. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Patent Issues in eHealth, Especially of North and South Problems on Telemedicine
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PURPOSE
    3. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Telemonitoring System of Neurological Signs in a Health Telematique Network
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PORTABLE DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM
    4. DATA PROCESSING
    5. THE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
    6. METHODS
    7. DATA ANALYSIS
    8. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Aspects of Information Communications Technology for Better Medical Control
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. OBJECTIVES
    3. 2. TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION BACKGROUND
    4. 3. ICT ASSISTED TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY
    5. 4. DISCUSSION
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Biosensor Based on Giant Magnetoresistance Material
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GMR EFFECT
    4. GMR SENSOR
    5. MAGNETIC LABEL
    6. PRINCIPLE OF GMR BIOSENSOR
    7. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Toward Applications of EMG and Preliminary Study in the Next Design of Compact Integrated Bio-Signal Recording System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SYSTEM DESIGN
    4. IMPROVEMENT OF THE EMG SYSTEM
    5. IMPLEMENTATION OF EMG
  16. Chapter 10: Active Noise Control for Hearing Screening Test
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXPERIMENTS
    4. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Safety System Design Simulation for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator using Electrode Contact Test
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OVERVIEW
    4. THE CIRCUIT
    5. SAFETY SYSTEM DESIGN
    6. EXPERIMENTS
    7. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Privacy Challenges in the Use of eHealth Systems for Public Health Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PRIVACY AND PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
    4. MAJOR PRIVACY CHALLENGES
    5. PRIVACY LEGISLATION AND POLICIES
    6. PRIVACY ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES
    7. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: A Framework for Detecting Interactions Between Co-Incident Clinical Processes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SEMANTIC EFFECT ANNOTATION OF PROCESS MODELS
    5. DETECTING INTER-PROCESS INTERACTIONS
    6. EXAMPLE
    7. EVALUATION AND CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 14: Fostering User Participation in Ambient Assisted Living Projects
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODS
    4. RESULTS
  21. Chapter 15: Blood Vessel Segmentation in Complex-Valued Magnetic Resonance Images with Snake Active Contour Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PROPOSED METHOD
    5. EXPERIMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
  22. Chapter 16: Non-Compactness Attribute Filtering to Extract Retinal Blood Vessels in Fundus Images
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIALS AND METHODS
    4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    5. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 17: An Automated Method for Differential Blood Counting Using Microscope Color Image of Isolated WBC
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CURRENT METHODS OF BLOOD CELL COUNTING
    4. SYSTEM OVERVIEW
    5. RESULTS & ANALYSIS
    6. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 18: Cancer Cell Image Analysis and Visualization
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIALS AND METHODS
    4. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 19: Development of Dual Video Acquisition and Parallel AVI Player with Camera Calibration System for Supporting Dual View Motion Detection
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXPERIMENTS
    4. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 20: Phase Unwrapping Using Energy Minimization Methods for MRI Phase Image
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORY
    4. CONCLUSION
  27. Chapter 21: An Improved Olympic Hole-Filling Method for Ultrasound Volume Reconstruction of Human Spine
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ULTRASOUND IMAGE ACQUISITION
    4. ULTRASOUND VOLUME RECONSTRUCTION
    5. IMPROVED OLYMPIC HOLE FILLING
    6. TESTING THE IMPROVED OLYMPIC HOLE FILLING
    7. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
  28. Chapter 22: Response Time Estimation of a Web-Based Electronic Health Record (EHR) System using Queuing Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODS
    4. DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLICATION
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  29. Chapter 23: A Semantic-Based Dynamic Search Engine Design and Implementation for Electronic Medical Records
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED TECHNOLOGIES USED
    4. ISSUES IDENTIFIED AND SOLUTIONS
    5. SYSTEM DESIGN ARCHITECTURE
    6. SEARCH IMPLEMENTATION
    7. OBSERVATION AND APPROACHES
    8. EXPERIMENTS, IMPROVEMENTS, RESULTS AND RELATED ANALYSIS
    9. CONCLUSION
  30. Chapter 24: Web 2.0 Teacher Community in a National Health E-Learning Network
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODS
  31. Compilation of References
  32. About the Contributors
  33. Index