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Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies, and Applications

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By combining electronic communication and information technology with healthcare practices, e-health promises access to health information, diagnosis, treatment, and care to patients who may "enter" and interact with the system in new ways.
Telemedicine and E-Health Services, Policies, and Applications: Advancements and Developments offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to telemedicine by collecting e-health experiences and applications from around the world and by exploring developments and trends in medical informatics. Researchers and professionals in health management, medicine, nursing, and medical informatics will find discussions of critical issues in the emerging field of e-health. The book also introduces innovative concepts and services at the leading edge of healthcare and information technology, which may enable a safer, higher quality, more equitable and sustainable health system.

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
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: System Design and Data Fusion in Body Sensor Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. ARCHITECTURE AND SYSTEM DESIGN OF BSN
    5. DATA FUSION IN BSNs
    6. SIMULATION AND NUMERICAL RESULTS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: Body Sensors and Healthcare Monitoring
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PROBLEM STATEMENT
    5. AN ENERGY-SAVING DQ MAC PROTOCOL FOR BSNs
    6. ENERGY CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS IN SATURATION CONDITIONS
    7. DISCUSSION: TOWARDS A SMART SCHEDULING ALGORITHM FOR QoS IN BSNs
    8. FUTURE TRENDS
    9. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Smart Clothing for Health Care
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TELEMEDICINE AND TELE-HEALTH CARE
    5. CIRCULAR SYSTEM DISEASES
    6. USING TEXTILE ELECTRODES IN SENSORIZED CLOTHES
    7. TYPES OF TEXTILE ELECTRODES FOR BIOMEDICAL CLOTHING TO CIRCULAR SYSTEM DISEASES
    8. MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES AND METHODS USED IN BIOMEDICAL CLOTHING
    9. RESILIENT AND ADAPTATIVE HEARTBEAT DETECTION ALGORITHM
    10. BIOMEDICAL CLOTHING DESIGN
    11. FUTURE TRENDS
    12. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Measuring Specific Absorption Rate by using Standard Communications Equipment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Overview of Biomedical Engineering
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORY OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
    4. MAIN DUTIES OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER AND CLINICAL ENGINEER
    5. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SPECIALIZATIONS
    6. CURRENT AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX A: PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
    9. APPENDIX B: SOME OF THE MAJOR MANUFACTURERS OF MRI DEVICES
  12. Chapter 6: Critical Concepts in M-Health Technology Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTS OF TIME
    4. SPACE, WORKPLACE, AND MOBILITY
    5. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: mHealth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OPPORTUNITIES FOR mHEALTH
    5. MEETING HEALTH PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION NEEDS AND SUPPORTING DECISION-MAKING
    6. CHALLENGES AND ISSUES WITH mHEALTH
    7. THE CURRENT STATE OF APPLICATION USE
    8. DISCUSSION SECTION
    9. FUTURE TRENDS AND CONCLUSION
    10. APPENDIX A
  14. Chapter 8: Evaluation of Quality of Context Information in U-Health Smart Homes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. USING QOC INFORMATION TO IMPROVE CONTEXT-BASED DECISIONS IN U-HEALTH SYSTEMS
    5. CASE STUDY
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Designing the E-Health Message
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND DISCUSISON OF IMPORTANT CONCEPTS, ISSUES, AND RESEARCH
    4. DESIGNING e-HEALTH MESSAGES: KEY CONSIDERATIONS
    5. FUTURE AND EMERGING TRENDS: DIRECTIONS IN E-HEALTH AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Health Systems for Syndromic and Epidemiological Surveillance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CRITERIA FOR COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
    5. SURVEY
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
  17. Chapter 11: Distributed Monitoring and Supervising System for E-Health Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS AND THE HEALTH STATUS
    4. SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND TECHNIQUES USED FOR THE EVALUATION, MONITORING, AND SUPPORT OF HUMAN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
    5. E-HEALTH MONITORING AND SUPERVISING SYSTEM OVERVIEW
    6. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Overview of the Most Important Open Source Software
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHARACTERISTICS OF SOME OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
    4. VistA
    5. OpenEMR
    6. COMPARISON OF OpenMRS, VistA, AND OpenEMR SYSTEMS
    7. RESULTS
    8. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: RFID in E-Health
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PRIVACY AND SECURITY RISKS OF RFID
    5. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 14: Public Health ICT Based Surveillance System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 15: Digital Economy and Innovative Practices in Healthcare Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE FRAMEWORK OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY
    5. THE IMPACT OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY ON HEALTHCARE SERVICES
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 16: Clinical-Pull Approach to Telemedicine Implementation Policies using Health Informatics in the Developing World
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TELEMEDICINE NEEDS AND EVALUABILITY ASSESSMENTS USING HEALTH INFORMATICS
    5. FUTURE WORK
    6. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 17: Bridging the Abridged
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TELEMEDICINE ACTIVITIES IN EUROPE
    5. TELEMEDICINE IN CHINA
    6. TELE-NEUROSURGERY IN CHINA
    7. LESSONS LEARNED
    8. CONCLUSION
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors
  26. Index