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Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services

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In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the development of human well-being and psychological growth. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Services is a comprehensive collection of relevant research on technology and its developments of ICTs in healthcare and social services. This book focuses on the emerging trends in the social and healthcare sectors such as social networks, security of ICTs, and advisory services; beneficial to researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to further their interest in technological advancements.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
    1. ABOUT THE SUBJECT
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE HANDBOOK
    3. EXPECTATIONS
  6. Section 1: Human/Psychological Aspects
    1. Chapter 1: Well-Being, Wisdom, Health, and IT
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONTOURS OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      4. THE BUSINESS GROWTH TRAP
      5. THE DEATH TRIANGLE OF CIVILIZATION: 2050-2300
      6. THE WAY WE LIVE NOW
      7. WISDOM AS THE FOUNDATION OF WELL-BEING
      8. HEALTH AS THE FOUNDATION OF WELL-BEING
      9. FROM WELL-BEING TO HEALTH CARE
      10. THE ARCHITECTURE OF HEALTH INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
      11. THE PRINCIPLES OF GOOD HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S. IN 2010
      12. THE STATE AND AIMS OF THE HEALTH CARE REFORM IN 2010
      13. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Fostering Psychological Coherence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FOSTERING PSYCHOLOGICAL COHERENCE WITH ICTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Playing for Better or for Worse?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH
      4. MAJOR DIMENSIONS OF GAMING AND EFFECTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: The Psychosocial Impact of ICT Efficiency on Speech Disorders-Treatment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ELABORATION OF A QUESTIONNAIRE WITH OPEN QUESTIONS TO HIGHLIGHT THE PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF USING MULTIMEDIA TECHNIQUES IN THE TREATMENT OF SPEECH DISORDERS
      4. THE ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE WITH PROVIDED OPTIONS REGARDING THE USE OF ICT IN THE SPEECH THERAPY OF CHILDREN
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Information Challenges of the Deaf in their Health and Social Care Needs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE FOR THE DEAF
      4. INFORMATION BEHAVIOR
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. INTERNAL API: INTERNET BASIC SERVICES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Assistive Technology for Cognition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REVIEW OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR COGNITION
      5. CATEGORIZING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR COGNITION
      6. SELF-AWARENESS ATC
      7. PRIORITISATION OF ACTION ATC
      8. DISCUSSION OF CATEGORIZATION
      9. IMPLICATIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: The Effects of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Use in Primary Care on the Physician-Patient Relationship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. Chapter 8: Cultivating Chan as Proactive Therapy for Social Wellness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MEDITATION, SCIENCE, AND COMMUNITY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Emerging Trends on the Social and Healthcare Sectors
    1. Chapter 9: Social Networks as a Tool to Improve the Life Quality of Chronic Patients and Their Relatives
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND MAIN RESULTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Community Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEVELOPMENTAL COMMUNITY NETWORK SUPPORT FOR AUTISM
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: SOCIAL COMPUTING, COMMUNITY HEALTH, AND SERVICE LEARNING
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Security of ICTs Supporting Healthcare Activities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ICT AND INFORMATION SECURITY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Directions for ICT Research in Disease Prevention
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIRECTIONS FOR ICT RESEARCH IN DISEASE PREVENTION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Emerging ICT Challenges on Provision of Online HIV/AIDS Advisory Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND CONCEPTS
      4. 3. CHALLENGES ON THE SPREAD, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS
      5. 4. CHALLENGES RELATED TO THE TECHNOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
      6. 5. TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIHAAS SYSTEMS
      7. 6. ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNING FOR THE CIHAAS SYSTEM
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 14: Does IT Bring Hope for Wellbeing?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DESIGN: ASSUMPTIONS AND PRINCIPLES
      4. 3. EVOLUTION OF THE SYSTEM
      5. 4. FIELD TESTING
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER PLANS
      7. APPENDIX 1
      8. APPENDIX 2
      9. APPENDIX 3
    7. Chapter 15: Low Cost T-Health and T-Social with Ginga
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Developments and Applications in Social Care Services
    1. Chapter 16: Elderly Care Cost Control using Observation, Assessment, and Decision-Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OBSERVE-ASSESS-DECIDE (OAD)
      4. THE SOCIAL RECORD
      5. THE WHERE-WHO-WHAT OF ELDERLY CARE
      6. WHO PAYS, FOR WHAT, AND WHY?
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 17: Privacy and Data Protection towards Elderly Healthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOTIVATION: HEALTHCARE AND PRIVACY
      4. MEMORY ASSISTANTS
      5. IGENDA PROJECT: AN INTELLIGENT MEMORY ASSISTANT
      6. TECHNICAL AND LEGAL SAFEGUARDS
      7. CONCLUSION AND CHALLENGES
    3. Chapter 18: The Study of Social Needs as a Strategic Tool for the Innovation of the Social Care Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL NEEDS AS A STRATEGIC KEY ISSUE FOR SOCIAL WORK
      4. THE ICT USE IN SOCIAL INTERVENTION: CONSTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 19: Resilience and Psychomotricity in Preschool Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. SAMPLE
      5. INSTRUMENTS
      6. TEST WEBEST (WELL- BEING SCREENING TOLL): ASSESSMENT TEST
      7. PSYCHOMOTOR ACTIVATION PROGRAMME USED IN BRAZIL
      8. OPERATIONAL PORTAGE INVENTORY (OPI): ASSESSMENT TEST
      9. PROCEDURES
      10. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      11. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. Chapter 20: Independent Living Support for Disabled and Elderly People using Cell Phones
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND ABOUT MOBILE PHONES
      4. 3. TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
      5. 4. AN EXAMPLE OF A REAL PILOT OF THE SYSTEM
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Enabling Technologies/Technological Developments
    1. Chapter 21: Cyber Capability Framework
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT FOR DEVELOPMENT: THE DEBATE
      4. CYBER CAPABILITY FRAMEWORK
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 22: A Review of Notifications Systems in Elder Care Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ELDER’S CARE PROCESS
      4. 3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. 4. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX 1
    3. Chapter 23: Augmented Reality Framework for the Socialization between Elderly People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPLICATIONS
      5. A LOW COST TELEPRESENCE FRAMEWORK SOLUTION
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 24: Fall Detection Systems to be Used by Elderly People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR FALL DETECTION SYSTEMS
      5. SENSORS THAT CAN BE USED IN WEARABLE DEVICES
      6. SENSORS FOR AMBIENT/EXTERNAL DEVICES
      7. CASE STUDY: DEVELOPMENT OF A FALL DETECTION SYSTEM USING AN ACCELEROMETER SENSOR AND A NEURAL NETWORK CLASSIFIER
      8. SYSTEM’S MAIN BLOCKS DESCRIPTION
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
    5. Chapter 25: Searching Health Information in Question-Answering Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVALUATION IN QUESTION-ANSWERING SYSTEMS
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 26: Identifying Requirements for Healthcare Information Systems with Focus Groups
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ELICITING REQUIREMENTS WITH FOCUS GROUPS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 27: Organ Donation and Transplantation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. THE SAUDI CENTER FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION (SCOT) AND THE ORGAN DONATION PROCESSES
      5. CONSENT FOR ORGAN DONATION
      6. SOCIAL AND PUBLIC FACTORS AFFECTING ORGAN DONATION IN SAUDI ARABIA
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. LIMITATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. Chapter 28: Electronic Health Record Proposal for Long-Term Preservation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGIES TO PRESERVE INFORMATION ON THE LONG-TERM
      5. OPEN ARCHIVAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (OAIS)
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 29: Using Multi-Agent Systems to Support e-Health Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS FOR E-HEALTH SERVICES
      5. 5. FUTURE TRENDS AND CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 30: A Conceptual Framework for the Design and Development of AAL Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AAL TECHNOLOGIES
      5. OUR POSITION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 31: A Survey on Health Care Services Using Wireless Sensor Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. HEALTH CARE SERVICES
      4. 3. FUTURE TRENDS
      5. 4. SUMMARY
    12. Chapter 32: Medical Information Extraction in European Portuguese
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MEDICAL INFORMATION EXTRACTION
      5. MEDINX
      6. EVALUATION AND RESULTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 33: ICT Use and Multidisciplinary Healthcare Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMMUNICATION IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY HEALTHCARE TEAMS
      5. ICTS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY HEALTHCARE TEAMS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    14. Chapter 34: ICTs for Orientation and Mobility for Blind People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY: AN APPROACH
      4. BRIEF HISTORY OF ICTS FOR ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY
      5. TAXONOMY OF ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY ASSISTIVE PRODUCTS
      6. STATE OF THE ART
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    15. Chapter 35: Contribution to Mobility and Orientation Teaching Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PROJECT
      5. FIRST DEVICE
      6. EXPERIMENTS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    16. Chapter 36: New Electro-Optic and Display Technology for Visually Disabled People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE PROBLEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICES, AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPLIED TO VISION
      4. RESEARCH ON ELECTRO-OPTIC VISUAL AIDS
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    17. Chapter 37: Technical Perspective of Authentication Policy Extension for the Adaptive Social Services and e-Health Care Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNICAL METHOD OF THE ADAPTIVE E-HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT BASED ON AUTHENTICATION POLICY EXTENSION
      4. TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF THE ADAPTIVE E-HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT BASED ON PRIVATE INFORMATION BOX PROJECT
      5. CONCLUSION
    18. Chapter 38: On the Development of a Multi-Modal Autonomous Wheelchair
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STATE OF THE ART IN AUTONOMOUS WHEELCHAIRS
      4. KEY CHALLENGES IN THE DESIGN OF AUTONOMOUS WHEELCHAIRS
      5. THE LURCH PROJECT
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
    19. Chapter 39: Interoperability of Medical Devices and Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
      4. ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD
      5. STANDARDIZATION AND INTEROPERABILITY
      6. CONCLUSION
    20. Chapter 40: Enhancing Autonomy in Persons with Intellectual Impairments by Means of ICT Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. OBJECTIVES
      4. EXPERIMENTAL SETUP
      5. THE TIC-CAPACITADOS SOFTWARE
      6. RESULTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    21. Chapter 41: New Trends in Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) Integration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS: NEED FOR INTEGRATION
      4. SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE
      5. SOA GOVERNANCE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    22. Chapter 42: Design of an ICT Tool for Decision Making in Social and Health Policies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY MODEL
      5. THE SIMULATION TOOL
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors