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Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care

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Through the use of ICT tools, such as the internet, portals, and telecommunication devices, the quality of healthcare has improved in local and global health; aiding in the development of a sustainable economy. Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care brings together a valuable research collection on ICT elements needed to improve communication and collaboration between global health institutes, public and private organizations, and foundations. Highlighting the adoption and success factors in the development of technologies for healthcare, this book is essential for IT professionals, technology solution providers, researchers, and students interested in technology and its relationship with healthcare and social services.

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: Developments and Applications in Healthcare/E-Health
    1. Chapter 1: Review of Web-Based Research in Health Care for Georgia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. FUTURE ACTIVITIES
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Economic Evaluations for Service Delivery in Autism Spectrum Disorders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. IDENTIFYING CLINICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF ASD TREATMENT PROGRAMS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TELEHEALTH INTERVENTIONS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Videogames as Therapy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIDEOGAMES AS PHYSIOTHERAPY AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
      4. VIDEOGAMES AS DISTRACTORS IN THE ROLE OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
      5. VIDEOGAMES AND COGNITIVE REHABILITATION
      6. VIDEOGAMES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS AMONG THE LEARNING DISABLED
      7. VIDEOGAMES AND IMPULSIVITY/ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS
      8. VIDEOGAMES AND THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS IN THE ELDERLY
      9. VIDEOGAMES IN PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC SETTINGS
      10. VIDEOGAMES AND HEALTH CARE
      11. VIDEOGAMES AND ANXIETY DISORDERS
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Clever Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CLEVER HEALTH EVALUATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: E-Ophthalmology in the Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Chronic Glaucoma
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. E-OPHTHALMOLOGY IN CHRONIC GLAUCOMA SCREENING
      5. E-OPHTHALMOLOGY IN CHRONIC GLAUCOMA FOLLOW-UP
      6. E-OPHTHALMOLOGY AND OPHTHALMIC HEALTH CARE
      7. PROPOSED E-OPHTHALMOLOGY-BASED MODEL FOR FOLLOW-UP OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC GLAUCOMA
      8. TECHNOLOGIC REQUIREMENTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
      9. DIGITAL IMAGING IN CHRONIC GLAUCOMA
      10. DIAGNOSTIC AID TOOLS
      11. FUTURE TRENDS
      12. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: New Telerehabilitation Services for the Elderly
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: PHYSICAL TELEREHABILITATION
      4. OBJECTIVE: A NEW GENERATION OF REMOTE PHYSICAL REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY
      5. SERVICE PROTOTYPE DESCRIPTION
      6. FIRST EVALUATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Towards a Post-Implementation Evaluation Framework of Outpatient Electronic Drug Prescribing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COSTS AND BENEFITS OF EPRESCRIBING
      5. A POST-IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION FRAMEWORK
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Commercial Home Assistance Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE DESIGN OF A COMMERCIAL HOME ASSISTANCE SERVICE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: Optical Fiber Technology for eHealthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OPTICAL FIBER TECHNOLOGY
      4. DETECTION MECHANISMS IN OFS
      5. OPTICAL FIBER IN HEALTHCARE
      6. MONITORING HUMAN JOINT MOVEMENT
      7. FBG IN THE STRAIN MEASURE OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUES
      8. CHARACTERIZATION OF MEDICAL MATERIALS WITH FBG
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 10: Geographical Information Management Approaches
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE HEALTH PROBLEM WITHIN EU: MAIN CONCERNS
      5. THE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPROACH FOR HEALTH PROBLEMS SOLVING
      6. A COLLABORATIVE SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE (SDI)
      7. UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH COLLABORATIVE SDI RELEVANCE
      8. CASE STUDIES
      9. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS
    11. Chapter 11: Advances in Robot Surgery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY
      4. THE SPLIT-DUTY APPROACH
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 12: The Information and Communication Strategies Focused on Young People and Adolescents within the Field of Public Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PERSPECTIVE ON THE ISSUES
      5. CURRENT STATE OF THE RESEARCH AND EXPECTED SOCIAL BENEFITS
    13. Chapter 13: Contingencies and Convergence in European Social Security
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COORDINATION IN EUROPEAN WELFARE STATE BACK OFFICES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
      8. Studied Documents
    14. Chapter 14: A Design Framework for a Market Intelligence System for Healthcare Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MULTIPLE CASE STUDY: TYPICAL MARKETING DECISIONS AND INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM SUPPORT
      5. CONCLUSION
    15. Chapter 15: Using Social Networks to Obtain Medical Diagnosis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK/STATE OF ART
      4. FUTURE WORK
      5. CONCLUSION
    16. Chapter 16: Challenges and Opportunities of Soft Computing Tools in Health Care Delivery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    17. Chapter 17: A Hypotension Surveillance and Prediction System for Critical Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE HYPOTENSION PREDICTOR (HTP) SYSTEM
      5. EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    18. Chapter 18: Real-Time Biomedical Telemetry System for Ambulances
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVELOPMENT OF THE TELEAMBULANCE SYSTEM
      4. COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM
      5. VALIDATION METHODOLOGY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    19. Chapter 19: An Empirical Study of Patient Willingness to Use Self-Service Technologies in the Healthcare Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH MODEL
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. RESULTS
      7. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX
    20. Chapter 20: Elderly People and Information Communication Technology (ICT)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MATERIALS AND METHOD
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    21. Chapter 21: Pervasive Multiplatform Health Care Support
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PROPOSED TOOL
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    22. Chapter 22: Researching an Activity-Driven Approach to Information Systems Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPING ICT’S FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCHING AN ACTIVITY-DRIVEN APPROACH FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS FOR THE AD APPROACH
      6. CONCLUSION
    23. Chapter 23: Intelligent Agent to Identify Rheumatic Diseases
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. 4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. 5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    24. Chapter 24: Nursing Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE VALUE OF INFORMATION IN MODERN SOCIETY
      4. 3. NURSING RECORDS AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE NURSING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
      5. 4. THE IMPACT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NIS ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN NURSING
      6. 5. THE USE OF NIS IN THE CLINICAL CONTEXT
      7. 6. ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF THE NIS IN THE CLINICAL CONTEXT
      8. 7. THE NIS IN THE CURRICULUM DESIGN OF THE NURSING SCHOOL OF UNIVERSITY OF MINHO (“ESCOLA DE ENFERMAGEM DA UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO”)
      9. FINAL REMARKS
    25. Chapter 25: Using Global Shape Descriptors for Content Medical-Based Image Retrieval
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RELATED WORK IN MEDICAL IMAGES RETRIEVAL
      4. 3. METHOD OVERVIEW
      5. 4. EXPERIMENTS AND RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    26. Chapter 26: Developing Wireless Network Design in 4G Long Term Evolution for Healthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH CHALLENGES OF WIRELESS NETWORKS IN HEALTHCARE
      5. CONCLUSION
    27. Chapter 27: Operating Room Management in Health Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. OR APPLICATIONS IN OPERATING ROOM SCHEDULING
      4. 3. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS IN OPERATING ROOM MANAGEMENT
      5. 4. INTEGRATION OF OR AND AI FOR OPERATING ROOM MANAGEMENT
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION OF RESEARCH
    28. Chapter 28: Healthcare Information System Modelling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HEALTHCARE MODELLING
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    29. Chapter 29: ICT Applications and Solutions in Healthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    30. Chapter 30: Location-Based Services to Improve Elderly and Handicapped Citizens’ Mobility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ANALYSIS OF LOCATION TECHNOLOGIES
      4. POSITIONING TECHNIQUES
      5. POSITION ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES BASED ON PROXIMITY
      6. LOCATION-BASED SERVICES AND USERS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    31. Chapter 31: Image Based Classification Platform
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. IMAGE BASED BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS
      4. 3. THE IMAGE-BASED CLASSIFICATION PLATFORM
      5. 4. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      6. 5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    32. Chapter 32: Home Healthcare in Cloud Computing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARCHITECTURE OF A HOME HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN THE CLOUD
      5. SECURITY AND PRIVACY REQUIREMENTS
      6. DISCUSSIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE INTEGRATION AND MITIGATION TECHNIQUES
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    33. Chapter 33: The Role of ICTs in the Management of Rare Chronic Diseases
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE ROLE OF THE ICTS IN RARE CHRONIC DISEASES CARE
      4. PRACTICAL PROJECT: TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION TO HELP HEMOPHILIA CARE
      5. CONCLUSION
    34. Chapter 34: ICT in Healthcare Management, Developments, and Applications in Turkish Health Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT AND GLOBAL HEALTHCARE
      4. THE IMPORTANCE OF HOSPITAL LOGISTICS IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND ICT
      5. HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATIONS IN TURKISH HEALTH SECTOR
      6. CONCLUSION
    35. Chapter 35: Roadmaps for Future ICT Use in the Health Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND HYPOTHESES
      5. DATA TREATMENT AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    36. Chapter 36: The Reality of Accessibility in the Public Health Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONCEPT OF ACCESSIBILITY
      4. ACCESSIBILITY STUDY IN THE BHA OF JAÉN
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. ACCESSIBILITY RESULTS IN THE JAÉN BHA
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    37. Chapter 37: ICT and Healthcare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
      4. MAIN FOCUS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    38. Chapter 38: Potential of GIS and Spatial Knowledge in Health Care and Public Safety
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GIS AND HEALTH CARE
      5. SPATIAL SIMULATION IN HEALTH CARE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    39. Chapter 39: Improving Project Management of Healthcare Projects through Knowledge Elicitation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. GENERAL PROCESS USED TO BUILD BAYESIAN NETWORKS
      4. PROCESS USED TO BUILD THE HEALTHCARE EFFORT BAYESIAN NETWORK MODEL
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    40. Chapter 40: An Architecture Proposal for Residential Care Home Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORKS
      4. ARCHITECTURE PROPOSAL
      5. SYSTEM AWARENESS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    41. Chapter 41: Knowledge-Based Support of Medical Work in Home Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KNOWLEDGE-BASED HOME CARE E-SERVICES
      4. ELECTRONIC HOME CARE RECORD
      5. K4CARE PLATFORM
      6. SECURITY
      7. PRIVATE DATA PROTECTION IN K4CARE
      8. CONCLUSION
    42. Chapter 42: Towards Telemedical Centers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MODERN TELEMEDICAL CENTERS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    43. Chapter 43: Soft Methods for Automatic Drug Infusion in Medical Care Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODEL-BASED CONTROL
      4. SOFT COMPUTING AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE
      5. AUTOMATIC DRUG INFUSION SYSTEMS
      6. FINAL REMARKS
    44. Chapter 44: Personnel Rostering Management by ICT Techniques
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDIES
      5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    45. Chapter 45: A Multichannel Framework for Multimedia Content Deployment in E-Health Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM
      5. LEGAL ASPECTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    46. Chapter 46: New Models for ICT-Based Medical Diagnosis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PSYCHICS VERSUS MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS
      4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND USED FOR TRUST DIAGNOSIS
      5. MODELING THE TRUST DIAGNOSIS
      6. BIOLOGICAL FEATURE SELECTION BACKGROUND
      7. LCS APPROACHES
      8. PETRI NET ALGORITHMS FOR LCS
      9. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES
      10. CONCLUSION
    47. Chapter 47: ICT Aspects of Next-Generation-Sequencing Applied to Molecular Diagnostics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLASSICAL MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
      4. DIAGNOSTIC PANELS AND EXOME SEQUENCING
      5. ICT ASPECTS OF NGS IN MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    48. Chapter 48: Quality of Health Web Sites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTH WEB SITES
      4. HEALTH WEB SITES STATISTICS
      5. HEALTH WEB SITES’ IMPORTANCE
      6. SOFTWARE QUALITY
      7. DIMENSIONS OF WEBSITES QUALITY
      8. STRUCTURE FOR A GLOBAL QUALITY EVALUATION OF A HEALTH WEBSITE
      9. CONCLUSION
    49. Chapter 49: Maturity and Metrics in Health Organizations Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INFORMATION SYSTEMS MATURITY MODELS: DIMENSIONS AND CONCEPTUALIZATION
      3. 2. ADAPTING MATURITY MODELS TO HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS NEEDS
      4. 3. MATURITY MODELS: PRACTICAL UTILIZATION
      5. 4. METRICS: A KEY TOOL FOR MATURITY IMPROVEMENT
      6. 5. METRICS IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
      7. 6. SECURITY AND METRICS
    50. Chapter 50: Improving Health using Therapies 2.0 with Ubiquitous Wireless Access
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: OVERVIEW OF WEB BASED SMOKING CESSATION THERAPIES
      4. SMOKING CESSATION THERAPIES BASED ON WEB 2.0
      5. DEMONSTRATION OF OUR WEB 2.0 PORTAL
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    51. Chapter 51: Why and How Did Health Economics Appear? Who Were the Main Authors? What is the Role of ITCs in its Development?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. THE ORIGIN OF HEALTH ECONOMICS AND THE LEADING AUTHORS
      4. 2. ICTS: THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE IN THE HEALTH ECONOMICS SECTOR
      5. 3. THE LIMITED USE OF ICTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    52. Chapter 52: Participatory Online Platforms and the Construction of Citizen Autonomy in Health Issues
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE POWER OF CITIZENS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS IN THE ECOSYSTEM OF COMMUNICATION
      4. FROM CULTURE “OR” TO CULTURE “AND”
      5. THE EFFECTS OF DECENTRALIZATION
      6. THE ROLE OF THE INTERNET AND DECENTRALIZED PLATFORMS IN THE AREA OF HEALTH AND ONCOLOGY
      7. THE PLATFORM FALARSOBRECANCRO.ORG
      8. CONCLUSION
    53. Chapter 53: Using Interactive Digital Television Middleware Tools to Promote Facilities for Healthcare and Social Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A MIDDLEWARE FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    54. Chapter 54: Sexual and Reproductive Health
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. THE EVOLUTION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND THE MALE ROLE
      4. 2. THE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF MEN
      5. 3. METHODS
      6. 4. HAVE TECHNOLOGICAL AND COMMUNICATIONAL ADVANCES IMPACTED ON THE MALE ROLE? SOME RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION AND SOME RECOMMENDATIONS
  7. Section 2: Studies on Adoption, Critical Success Factors, and Case Studies
    1. Chapter 55: Telehealth-Based Systems for Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL MODEL
      5. APPLICATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 56: Introducing the COrETeSt Feasibility Analysis in Medical Informatics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. 2. CONCEPTUAL FEASIBILITY
      4. 3. ORGANIZATIONAL FEASIBILITY
      5. 4. ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY
      6. 5. TECHNOLOGICAL FEASIBILITY
      7. 6. SOCIETAL FEASIBILITY
      8. 7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 57: Hoping for the Best
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
      5. FURTHER RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 58: A Preliminary Study of Key Factors Affecting Management and Evaluation of IT Outsourcing Contracts in Hospitals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      5. CASE STUDY FINDINGS
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. Chapter 59: Definition of a Retrospective Health Information Policy Based on (Re)Use Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A PERSPECTIVE ON HOSPITAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
      4. MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT IN SJHC
      5. PAPER-BASED PATIENT RECORDS (RE)USE ANALYSIS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 60: New Public Management Reforms in the Portuguese NHS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT REFORMS
      4. REFORMS IN THE PORTUGUESE NHS
      5. COST ACCOUNTING IN HOSPITALS
      6. COST DEPARTMENT METHOD
      7. THE ADOPTION OF ACTIVITY-BASED COSTING
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 61: Information Systems for Management Decision Support in Portuguese Public Hospital
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE “STATE-OF-THE-ART”
      4. THE PROBLEM OF CONCEPTUAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
      5. THE BALANCED SCORECARD IN PUBLIC SECTOR
      6. EMPIRICAL STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 62: An Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model in Hospital-in-the-Home Units1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS: A TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL FOR HHUS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 63: ICT Supplier Evaluation Criteria in Large University Hospitals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMPIRICAL STUDY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    10. Chapter 64: The Impact of ICT and Online Social Networks on Health and Social Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE CONCEPT OF E-HEALTH
      4. 4. THE ICTS IMPACT ON HEALTHCARE
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  8. Compilation of References
  9. About the Contributors