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Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services

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Innovations in providing vital health care in homes and remote areas could ultimately change the way society views the health care markets and services in the future. Telehealth systems promise innovations that can extend a hospital’s knowledge and resources, connecting with patients who may not be able to otherwise receive services. Telehealth Network for Hospital Services: New Methodologies carefully focuses on and describes different networks that link hospitals and their services to patients outside their territory. This reference work not only focuses on the technology that is integral to the function of a telehealth network, but also its users, and the collaboration that is necessary to be successful. Researchers, practitioners, and health professionals interested in understanding health markets and organizations, as well as the innovative technologies that help them function, will greatly benefit from this publication.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. WHY THIS BOOK?
    3. WHO DO WE ADDRESS?
    4. AIM OF THE BOOK
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1
    1. Chapter 1: Policies on Telemedicine-Enhanced Hospital Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 THE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL POLICIES ON THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
      4. 3 THE CRITERIA TO BALANCE THE DECISIONS AMONG TELEMEDICINE INTERVENTIONS
      5. 4 POLICY-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE INTERVENTIONS AND TELEMEDICINE IMPACTS
      6. 5 A SIMULATED COMPARISON AMONG THE THREE SCENARIOS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Global Telemedicine and eHealth
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE GLOBAL EHEALTH DEFINITION FOR THE FUTURE
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. PROOF OF CONCEPT: THE PRISON DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 3: E-Health and Telemedicine in the Elderly
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: The Role of Telemedicine in Paediatric Cardiology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT EVIDENCE BASE
      5. TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO CLINICAL SERVICE
      6. POTENTIAL FOR TELEMEDICINE TO CHANGE CURRENT HEALTHCARE WORKING PRACTICES AND FLOW OF PATIENTS THROUGH A HEALTH SERVICE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Telemedicine, the European Space Agency, and the Support to the African Population for Infectious Disease Problems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ESA TELEMEDICINE PROJECTS
      4. SUPPORT TO THE AFRICAN POPULATION FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROBLEMS
      5. THE WAY FORWARD
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: DREAM Programme
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: The Effects of Telehealth on Patients with Long-Term Conditions in Routine Healthcare Use and Lessons from Practical Application
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Telemedicine Utilization, Availability of Physicians, Distance, and Urbanity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2
    1. Chapter 9: Leading the Technological Innovation in Healthcare Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE TECHNOLOGY
      4. ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING
      5. INNOVATION FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL NETWORK: THE WEB 2.0
      6. TELEMEDICINE SERVICE DELIVERY MODELS
      7. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 10: Telemedicine Service of San Giovanni-Addolorata Hospital in Rome
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESCRIPTION
      4. RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Remote Follow-Up of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEMS (RMS): BACKGROUND
      4. RMS: FUNCTION
      5. WHY IS REMOTE FOLLOW-UP NEEDED?
      6. MEDTRONIC CARELINK®: THE USA EXPERIENCE
      7. OUTSTANDING AND RECENT RESULTS OF OTHER COMPANIES
      8. NECESSITY OF HOME CARE AND REMOTE MONITORING OF PATIENT ALSO WITHOUT IMPLANTABLE DEVICES
      9. UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
    4. Chapter 12: Remote Electronic Monitoring in Chronic Pulmonary Diseases
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. CLINICAL ASPECTS
      3. 2. ECONOMIC ASPECTS AND BENEFITS
      4. 3. ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 13: Telemedicine and Alzheimer Disease
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 BACKGROUND
      4. 3 MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. 4 FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 14: Health Services through Digital Terrestrial Television
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENERAL ARCHITECTURE
      4. A SUITE OF XLETS FOR THE LOCAL HEALTH
      5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 15: Static Telecytological Applications for Proficiency Testing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STATIC TELECYTOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS FOR PROFICIENCY TESTING PROVIDING PURPOSES IN A PRIVATE CYTOPATHOLOGY LABORATORY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 16: Telemedicine in Emergency
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3
    1. Chapter 17: Telemedicine R&D Influencing Incoming Strategies and Organization Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFLUENCING STRATEGIES AND ECONOMICS
      4. INFLUENCING TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE
      5. THE ROLE OF R&D
      6. BREAKING THE PARADIGM
    2. Chapter 18: Sensorized Garments Developed for Remote Postural and Motor Rehabilitation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE MEASURE OF STATIC AND DYNAMIC PATIENT’S POSTURES
      4. 3. CLASSIFICATION OF SYSTEMS FOR STATIC AND DYNAMIC POSTURE MEASUREMENTS
      5. 4. APPLICATIONS AT HOME
      6. 5. IMPACT FOR HOSPITAL USE
      7. 6. OPEN SCENARIOS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 19: Virtual Carer
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE “VIRTUAL CAREGIVER”
      5. DATA ACQUISITION AND INTERPRETATION
      6. INTERPRETATION SYSTEM
      7. COMMUNICATION WITH THE ASSISTED PERSON AND HER “ENTOURAGE”
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 20: Agent-Based Wellness Indicator
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OPERATIONAL WELLNESS MODEL
      5. AGENT-BASED WELLNESS INDICATOR
      6. EVALUATION
      7. APPLYING THE AGENT-BASED WELLNESS INDICATOR AND COST EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    5. Chapter 21: Life Style Evaluation by Accelerometer
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ACCELEROMETER FOR LIFE STYLE EVALUATION: THE EDUCATIONAL ROLE IN A GROUP OF OBESE-HYPERTENSIVE SUBJECTS
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 22: Implementation of Telecytology in Georgia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TELECYTOLOGY IN GEORGIA: ACTIVITIES, RESULTS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors