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Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies

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Healthcare delivery reform initiatives focus on improving the quality of patient care while also increasing the efficiency of existing healthcare programs. Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives contains cross-disciplinary research on strategic initiatives for healthcare reform that impact not only patients, but also organizations, healthcare providers, and policymakers. Contributions focus on the operational as well as theoretical aspects of healthcare management, healthcare delivery processes, and patient-centered initiatives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Dedication
  4. Preface
    1. HEALTHCARE REFORM MODELS
    2. ICT IN HEALTHCARE
    3. WHO SHOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS BOOK
    4. SPECIFIC HEALTHCARE REFORM INITIATIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
    5. FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM
    6. IMPLICATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
  5. Chapter 1: Implementing E-Procurement in Public Healthcare
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH STRATEGY
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. E-PROCUREMENT INTRODUCTION AT THE LHA OF VITERBO
    6. Knowledge Management at the LHA According to Lam’s Model
    7. CONCLUSIONS
    8. Acknowledgment
    9. References
  6. Chapter 2: Perspectives on the Adoption of Electronic Resources for Use in Clinical Trials
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OVERVIEW OF CLINICAL TRIALS IN THE UNITED STATES
    4. CLINICAL TRIALS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. References
  7. Chapter 3: Decentralisation and Health Systems Performance in Developing Countries
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. References
  8. Chapter 4: WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY AND CLINICAL INFLUENCES IN HEALTHCARE SETTING
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN HEALTHCARE CONTEXT
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. QUALITATIVE DATA COLLECTION
    7. QUANTITATIVE DATA COLLECTION
    8. DATA ANALYSIS
    9. HYPOTHESES FORMULATION AND TESTING
    10. SEM MODEL DEVELOPMENT
    11. DISCUSSIONS
    12. REFERENCES
  9. Chapter 5: Factors Affecting the Adoption of ICT for Health Service Delivery in Namibia
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: TRANSFORMATIONS IN HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY (HSD) IN NAMIBIA
    4. MOTIVATION, SIGNIFICANCE AND CONTRIBUTION OF STUDY
    5. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
    6. LITERATURE REVIEW
    7. INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES IN SUPPORT OF ICT FOR HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY
    8. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY
    9. METHODOLOGY
    10. DATA COLLECTION
    11. Techniques of Analysis
    12. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. References
  10. Chapter 6: Information Completeness
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MEDICAL INFORMATION QUALITY
    4. INFORMATION COMPLETENESS
    5. QUALITATIVE METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. References
    11. Appendix A. Checklist Sources
    12. Appendix B. word changes
    13. Appendix C: Excluded Words
  11. Chapter 7: Preparing Healthcare Organizations for New IT Systems Adoption
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EMPIRICAL RESEARCH
    4. POTENTIAL FOR WFM IN HEALTHCARE
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. RERFERENCES
  12. Chapter 8: Physician Characteristics and EMR Attitudes
    1. Abstract
    2. PHYSICIAN CHARACTERISTICS AND EMR ATTITUDES
    3. PHYSICIANS’ PERCEPTIONS REGARDING EMR TECHNOLOGY
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. LIMITATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    8. References
  13. Chapter 9: Mobile solutions for Managing Health Care
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FUTURE OF WIRELESS IN HEALTHCARE
    4. THE WIRHE FRAMEWORK FOR WIRELESS MANAGEMENT OF DISEASES
    5. PATHS OF PATIENTS IN THE WIRHE FRAMEWORK
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. Acknowledgment
    8. References
    9. Endnotes
  14. Chapter 10: Multi-Dimensional Criteria for the Evaluation of E-Health Services
    1. Abstract
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. THE RESEARCH APPROACH
    4. E-HEALTH EVALUATION CHALLENGES
    5. DEVELOPING AN EVALUATION FRAMEWORK FOR E-HEALTH SERVICES
    6. USERS’ BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS NEW PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
    7. PROPOSED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CRITERIA
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. Acknowledgment
    10. References
  15. Chapter 11: Confirmatory Factor Analysis to Establish Determinants of Wireless Technology in the Indian Healthcare
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN HEALTHCARE CONTEXT
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DATA ANALYSIS
    7. SEM MODEL DEVELOPMENT
    8. DISCUSSIONS
    9. References
  16. Chapter 12: Adoption of Mobile Technology by Public Healthcare Doctors
    1. Abstract
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    7. Acknowledgment
    8. References
    9. Appendix: Overview of relative support for various factors
  17. Chapter 13: Telepractice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TELEPRACTICE CARE MODEL
    4. PUBLIC EDUCATION VIA THE INTERNET
    5. INCREASING ACCESS TO HEALTH INFORMATION THROUGH TELEPRACTICE
    6. DEVELOPING A TELEPRACTICE INTERVENTION PROGRAM
    7. PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR TELEPRACTICE HEALTHCARE
    8. LIABILITY ISSUES IN THE USE OF TELEPRACTICE TECHNOLOGY
    9. APPLICATIONS FOR TELEPRACTICE MODELS IN RURAL EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
    10. CONCLUDING COMMENTS AND LESSONS LEARNED
    11. Acknowledgment
    12. References
  18. Chapter 14: Clinical Continuity by Integrated Care
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODS AND MATERIALS
    4. MIDWAY RESULTS FROM FP7-HOMECARE 222954
    5. EFFICACY OF INTEGRATED CARE FOR CHRONIC CONDITIONS OTHER THAN STROKE
    6. DISCUSSION OF PATIENT SCHOOLS AND INTEGRATED CARE
    7. CONCLUSIONS ON THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF IHC
    8. SWOT ANALYSIS OF IHC
    9. A MESO-STRATEGY FOR DISSEMINATION OF INTEGRATED CARE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
  19. Chapter 15: SMART
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SMART
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. Acknowledgment
    8. REFERENCES
  20. Chapter 16: A TRANSACTION COST ECONOMICS ASSESSMENT OF A DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CURRENT TRENDS IN DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
    4. A TRANSACTION COST ECONOMICS ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
    5. A PERVASIVE MOBILE SOLUTION FOR DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT
    6. A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE SOLUTION
    7. DRIVERS AND INHIBITORS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
  21. Chapter 17: A Review of Wireless Sensor Networks for Wellness Monitoring in Residential Aged Care
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Introduction
    3. BAckground
    4. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS FOR WELLNESS MONITORING
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  22. Chapter 18: Nursing Homes and E-Health
    1. Abstract
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PARTI: NURSING HOMES IN THE UNITED STATES
    4. SERVICES
    5. QUALITY OF LIFE
    6. CONCERNS ON NURSING HOME QUALITY
    7. CURRENT PROBLEMS FOR NURSING HOMES
    8. PARTII: E-HEALTH AND NURSING HOMES
    9. PART III: REPORT ON THOMASVILLE NURSING HOME VISITING
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    12. REFERENCES
  23. Chapter 19: Medical Data Visualization via a Pervasive Multi-Agent Platform
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Introduction
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. THE SOFTWARE INFRASTRUCTURE
    5. THE HIGH QUALITY 3D RENDERING SERVICE
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  24. Chapter 20: Seamless Access to Healthcare Folders with Strong Privacy Guarantees
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. A SECURE, PORTABLE MEDICAL FOLDER
    5. 4. A SECURE, PERVASIVE MEDICAL FOLDER
    6. 5. EXPRESSING PATIENT’S CONSENT
    7. 6. EBAC: AN EVENT-BASED ACCESS CONTROL MODEL
    8. 7. FUTURE WORK
    9. 8. CONCLUSION
    10. Acknowledgment
    11. References
    12. Endnotes
  25. Compilation of References
  26. About The Contributors