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M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care

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The integration of mobile technology into the medical industry has revolutionized the efficiency and delivery of healthcare services. Once limited by distance and physical barriers, health professionals can now reach patients and other practitioners with ease. M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the incorporation of mobile telecommunication devices in the health field and how this technology has increased overall quality of care. Highlighting various types of available technologies, necessary support infrastructures, and alterations in business models, this publication is ideally designed for medical professionals, upper-level students, and e-health system designers interested in the effects of mobile technology on healthcare delivery.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
    1. THE CHALLENGES
    2. SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    4. REFERENCES
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Chapter 1: mHealth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. WHAT IS mHEALTH?
    5. THE DIGITAL mHEALTH DIVIDE: INTERNET USE AND LANGUAGE
    6. FUTURE PERSPECTIVES: INTERNET OF MEDICAL THINGS AND RELATION TO INTERNET OF THINGS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 2: mHealth R&D Activities in Europe
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND ISSUES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 3: A Collaborative m-Health Platform for Evidence-Based Self-Management and Detection of Chronic Multimorbidity Development and Progression
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: OBJECTIVES OF PRESENT RESEARCH
    3. BACKGROUND: THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF CHRONIC DISORDERS - MULTIMORBIDITY
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER (STATE OF THE ART)
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
    6. CLINICAL PROTOCOL
    7. PRINCIPLES OF PROPOSED SOLUTION
    8. POSSIBILITY TO IMPLEMENT A PLATFORM FOR MULTIMORBIDITY
    9. USE AND ADVANTAGES OF A HUB FOR MULTIMORBIDITY
    10. MAJOR CHALLENGES
    11. FUTURE CHALLENGES: AMBITION
    12. THE M-HEALTH ENABLED SELF-MANAGEMENT APPROACH
    13. EXPECTED IMPACTS (FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS)
    14. CONCLUSION
    15. REFERENCES
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    17. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 4: Integrated Platform for the Lifestyle Change and Holistic Approach to Personalized Prevention and Self-Management of Patients with High Blood Pressure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE HEALTH ECOSYSTEM AND EMERGING BUSINESS MODE: SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. PROPOSED PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE AND CONCEPT
    6. OVERALL APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
    7. AMBITION OF THIS RESEARCH
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 5: Mobile Platforms Supporting Health Professionals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A TECHNOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE FOR mHEALTH APPLICATIONS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 6: mHealth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 7: The Contribution of mHealth in the Care of Obese Pediatric Patients
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. mHEALTH SOLUTIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH OBESITY
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 8: MoBip Project
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BIPOLAR DISORDER THROUGH A 3D POP-UP BOOK
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 9: Mobile Health Applications Assisting Patients with Chronic Diseases
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DESIGN, FINANCING, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF M-HEALTH APPLICATIONS FOR ASTHMA CARE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 10: M-Health in Prehospital Emergency Medicine
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. VIDEO COMMUNICATION IN PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 11: Mobile Telemedicine Systems for Remote Patient's Chronic Wound Monitoring
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TYPES OF WOUNDS AND THEIR FEATURES
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. Challenges in Chronic Wound Monitoring Methods: Conventional and Recent Advances
    6. Telemedicine for Remote Wound Monitoring
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 12: From Telecytology to Mobile Cytopathology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MOBILE CYTOPATHOLOGY
    5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PROBLEMS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 13: The Use of Mobile Health Applications for Quality Control and Accreditational Purposes in a Cytopathology Laboratory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATIONS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE PURPOSES IN A CYTOPATHOLOGY LABORATORY: BENEFITS AND CURRENT POTENTIAL
    5. THE USE OF MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATIONS FOR ACCREDITATIONAL PURPOSES IN A PRIVATE CYTOPATHOLOGY LABORATORY IN THE FUTURE
    6. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 14: Computer Virus Models and Analysis in M-Health IT Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NETWORK CHARACTERISTICS
    4. FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE SPREAD OF THREATS
    5. COMPUTER VIRUS MODELS AND ANALYSIS IN M-HEALTH IT SYSTEMS
    6. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MODELS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 15: Information Security Threats in Patient-Centred Healthcare
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TOWARDS PC CARE ADOPTION USING LIS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 16: Tailored M-Health Communication in Patient-Centered Care
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TAILORED M-HEALTH COMMUNICATION IN PATIENT-CENTERED CARE
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 17: The Nexus of M-Health and Self-Efficacy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE NEXUS OF M-HEALTH AND SELF-EFFICACY
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Compilation of References
  28. About the Contributors