Digital Health

Digital Health
Author: Alan Godfrey,Sam Stuart
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 0128189150
ISBN 13: 9780128189153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Health Book Review:

Digital Health: Exploring Use and Integration of Wearables is the first book to show how and why engineering theory is used to solve real-world clinical applications, considering the knowledge and lessons gathered during many international projects. This book provides a pragmatic A to Z guide on the design, deployment and use of wearable technologies for laboratory and remote patient assessment, aligning the shared interests of diverse professions to meet with a common goal of translating engineering theory to modern clinical practice. It offers multidisciplinary experiences to guide engineers where no clinically advice and expertise may be available. Entering the domain of wearables in healthcare is notoriously difficult as projects and ideas often fail to deliver due to the lack of clinical understanding, i.e., what do healthcare professionals and patients really need? This book provides engineers and computer scientists with the clinical guidance to ensure their novel work successfully translates to inform real-world clinical diagnosis, treatment and management. Presents the first guide for wearable technologies in a multidisciplinary and translational manner Helps engineers design real-world applications to help them better understand theory and drive pragmatic clinical solutions Combines the expertise of engineers and clinicians in one go-to guide, accessible to all

Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices

Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices
Author: Nilanjan Dey,Amira S. Ashour,Simon James Fong,Chintan Bhatt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-09-06
ISBN 10: 0128156376
ISBN 13: 9780128156377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices Book Review:

Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices: Applications and Challenges, Fourth Edition highlights the new aspects of wearable and implanted sensors technology in the healthcare sector and monitoring systems. The book's contributions include several interdisciplinary domains, such as wearable sensors, implanted sensors devices, Internet-of-Things (IoT), security, real-time medical healthcare monitoring, WIBSN design and data management, encryption, and decision-support systems. Contributions emphasize several topics, including real-world applications and the design and implementation of wearable devices. This book demonstrates that this new field has a brilliant future in applied healthcare research and in healthcare monitoring systems. Includes comprehensive information on wearable and implanted device technology, wearable and implanted sensors design, WIBSN requirements, WIBSN in monitoring systems and security concepts Highlights machine learning and computing in healthcare monitoring systems based on WIBSN Includes a multidisciplinary approach to different healthcare applications and their associated challenges based on wearable and implanted technologies

Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society

Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society
Author: Delabrida Silva, Saul Emanuel,Rabelo Oliveira, Ricardo Augusto,Loureiro, Antonio Alfredo Ferreira
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN 10: 1522532919
ISBN 13: 9781522532910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society Book Review:

Wearable technology can range anywhere between activity trackers to prosthetics. These new advancements are continuously progressing and becoming a part of daily life. Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the most innovative research on the expansion of wearable computing and technology. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as stroke monitoring, augmented reality, and cancer detection, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the challenges and benefits of the latest wearable devices.

Wearable Sensors

Wearable Sensors
Author: Edward Sazonov
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN 10: 012819247X
ISBN 13: 9780128192474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Sensors Book Review:

Wearable Sensors: Fundamentals, Implementation and Applications has been written by a collection of experts in their field, who each provide you with an understanding of how to design and work with wearable sensors. Together these insights provide the first single source of information on wearable sensors that would be a fantastic addition to the library of any engineers working in this field. Wearable Sensors covers a wide variety of topics associated with development and applications of wearable sensors. It also provides an overview and a coherent summary of many aspects of wearable sensor technology. Both professionals in industries and academic researchers need this package of information in order to learn the overview and each specific technology at the same time. This book includes the most current knowledge on the advancement of light-weight hardware, energy harvesting, signal processing, and wireless communications and networks. Practical problems with smart fabrics, biomonitoring and health informatics are all addressed, plus end user centric design, ethical and safety issues. The new edition is completely reviewed by key figures in the field, who offer authoritative and comprehensive information on the various topics. A new feature for the second edition is the incorporation of key background information on topics to allow the less advanced user access to the field and to make the title more of an auto-didactic book for undergraduates. Provides a full revision of the first edition, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date resource of all currently used wearable devices in an accessible and structured manner Helps engineers manufacture wearable devices with information on current technologies, with a focus on end user needs and recycling requirements This book provides a fully updated overview of the many aspects of wearable sensor technology in one single volume, enabling engineers and researchers to fully comprehend the field and to identify opportunities

Wearable Monitoring Systems

Wearable Monitoring Systems
Author: Annalisa Bonfiglio,Danilo De Rossi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-12-17
ISBN 10: 1441973842
ISBN 13: 9781441973849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Monitoring Systems Book Review:

As diverse as tomorrow’s society constituent groups may be, they will share the common requirements that their life should become safer and healthier, offering higher levels of effectiveness, communication and personal freedom. The key common part to all potential solutions fulfilling these requirements is wearable embedded systems, with longer periods of autonomy, offering wider functionality, more communication possibilities and increased computational power. As electronic and information systems on the human body, their role is to collect relevant physiological information, and to interface between humans and local and/or global information systems. Within this context, there is an increasing need for applications in diverse fields, from health to rescue to sport and even remote activities in space, to have real-time access to vital signs and other behavioral parameters for personalized healthcare, rescue operation planning, etc. This book’s coverage will span all scientific and technological areas that define wearable monitoring systems, including sensors, signal processing, energy, system integration, communications, and user interfaces. Six case studies will be used to illustrate the principles and practices introduced.

Wearable Physical Chemical and Biological Sensors

Wearable Physical  Chemical and Biological Sensors
Author: Eden Morales-Narvaez,Can Dincer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-02-25
ISBN 10: 012823234X
ISBN 13: 9780128232347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Physical Chemical and Biological Sensors Book Review:

Wearable Physical, Chemical and Biological Sensors introduces readers of all backgrounds—chemistry, electronics, photonics, biology, microfluidics, materials, and more—to the fundamental principles needed to develop wearable sensors for a host of different applications. The capability to continuously monitor organ-related biomarkers, environmental exposure, movement disorders, and other health conditions using miniaturized devices that operate in real time provides numerous benefits, such as avoiding or delaying the onset of disease, saving resources allocated to public health, and making better decisions on medical diagnostics or treatment. Worn like glasses, masks, wristwatches, fitness bands, tattoo-like devices, or patches, wearables are being boosted by the Internet of Things in combination with smart mobile devices. Besides, wearables for smart agriculture are also covered. Written by experts in their respective fields, Wearable Physical, Chemical and Biological Sensors provides insights on how to design, fabricate, and operate these sensors. Provides a holistic view of the field, covering physical, chemical, and biosensing approaches along with the advantages of their various functionalities Covers all necessary elements for developing wearable sensors, including materials, biorecognition elements, transductions systems, signal amplification strategies, and system design considerations Each chapter includes examples, summaries, and references for further reading

Advances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design

Advances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design
Author: Tareq Z. Ahram
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2018-06-23
ISBN 10: 3319946196
ISBN 13: 9783319946191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design Book Review:

This book focuses on the human aspects of wearable technologies and game design, which are often neglected. It shows how user centered practices can optimize wearable experience, thus improving user acceptance, satisfaction and engagement towards novel wearable gadgets. It describes both research and best practices in the applications of human factors and ergonomics to sensors, wearable technologies and game design innovations, as well as results obtained upon integration of the wearability principles identified by various researchers for aesthetics, affordance, comfort, contextual-awareness, customization, ease of use, ergonomy, intuitiveness, obtrusiveness, information overload, privacy, reliability, responsiveness, satisfaction, subtlety, user friendliness and wearability. The book is based on the AHFE 2018 Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies and the AHFE 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Game Design and Virtual Environments , held on July 21–25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, and addresses professionals, researchers, and students dealing with the human aspects of wearable, smart and/or interactive technologies and game design research.

Internet of Things A to Z

Internet of Things A to Z
Author: Qusay F. Hassan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2018-05-09
ISBN 10: 1119456754
ISBN 13: 9781119456759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet of Things A to Z Book Review:

A comprehensive overview of the Internet of Things’ core concepts, technologies, and applications Internet of Things A to Z offers a holistic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) model. The Internet of Things refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. Recently, there has been a rapid growth in research on IoT communications and networks, that confirms the scalability and broad reach of the core concepts. With contributions from a panel of international experts, the text offers insight into the ideas, technologies, and applications of this subject. The authors discuss recent developments in the field and the most current and emerging trends in IoT. In addition, the text is filled with examples of innovative applications and real-world case studies. Internet of Things A to Z fills the need for an up-to-date volume on the topic. This important book: Covers in great detail the core concepts, enabling technologies, and implications of the Internet of Things Addresses the business, social, and legal aspects of the Internet of Things Explores the critical topic of security and privacy challenges for both individuals and organizations Includes a discussion of advanced topics such as the need for standards and interoperability Contains contributions from an international group of experts in academia, industry, and research Written for ICT researchers, industry professionals, and lifetime IT learners as well as academics and students, Internet of Things A to Z provides a much-needed and comprehensive resource to this burgeoning field.

Sleep Medicine Current Challenges and its Future An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics

Sleep Medicine  Current Challenges and its Future  An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics  An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics
Author: Barbara Gnidovec Strazisar
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-07-30
ISBN 10: 0323897312
ISBN 13: 9780323897310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep Medicine Current Challenges and its Future An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics Book Review:

This issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics, guest-edited by Dr. Barbara G Stražišar, focuses on Sleep Medicine: Current Challenges and its Future. This issue is one of four selected each year by series Consulting Editors, Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong and Anna C. Krieger. Articles include but are not limited to: Sleep apnea services during the COVID-19 pandemics. Experiences from the Swedish Sleep Apnea Registry (SESAR), Telemedicine in sleep-disordered breathing. Expanding the horizons, The future of sleep scoring, Networking and certification of sleep professionals and sleep centres. A need for standardized guidelines, New trends and new technologies in sleep medicine. Expanding the accessibility, Sleep medicine in elderly. Reducing the risk of comorbidities at autumn of life, Pediatric sleep medicine. Current Challenges and its Future, Sleep in neurological disorders and Future trends in the treatment of narcolepsy and hypersomnias.

Modern Technological Intervention Advancements for the Physically Challenged and Disabled Population

Modern Technological Intervention Advancements for the Physically Challenged and Disabled Population
Author: Dinesh Bhatia
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2021-10-07
ISBN 10: 1527575934
ISBN 13: 9781527575936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Technological Intervention Advancements for the Physically Challenged and Disabled Population Book Review:

The advent of communication technologies and advanced intervention tools has revolutionized lives by removing barriers and expanding the scope of access even to the disabled population. These technological advancements can help in social inclusion and accessibility, and new technological interventions that are robust, multidisciplinary and flexible can resolve the problems and improve the quality of life of the disabled, physically challenged and elderly populations. However, despite this, there are not many books currently available covering these fields. As such, this text is a welcome addition, and incorporates knowledge and expertise from global professionals who have been working for years to help establish such technology. The book provides insights for budding researchers and students to explore the field further, and highlights the key challenges that need to be addressed before it is possible to fully reap the benefits from these technological interventions. It will also be useful for people working in the fields of rehabilitation and special education, as well as engineers, clinicians and industry professionals working with the disabled population.

Technologies and Innovation

Technologies and Innovation
Author: Rafael Valencia-García,Gema Alcaraz-Mármol,Javier Del Cioppo-Morstadt,Néstor Vera-Lucio,Martha Bucaram-Leverone
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-10-22
ISBN 10: 3030009408
ISBN 13: 9783030009403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies and Innovation Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Technologies and Innovation, CITI 2018, held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in November 2018. The 21 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 64 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: ICT in agronomy; software engineering; intelligent and knowledge-based systems; e-learning.

Trends and Innovations in Information Systems and Technologies

Trends and Innovations in Information Systems and Technologies
Author: Álvaro Rocha,Hojjat Adeli,Luís Paulo Reis,Sandra Costanzo,Irena Orovic,Fernando Moreira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 615
Release: 2020-05-17
ISBN 10: 3030456978
ISBN 13: 9783030456979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trends and Innovations in Information Systems and Technologies Book Review:

This book gathers selected papers presented at the 2020 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST’20), held in Budva, Montenegro, from April 7 to 10, 2020. WorldCIST provides a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent results and innovations, current trends, professional experiences with and challenges regarding various aspects of modern information systems and technologies. The main topics covered are A) Information and Knowledge Management; B) Organizational Models and Information Systems; C) Software and Systems Modeling; D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools; E) Multimedia Systems and Applications; F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems; G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems; H) Big Data Analytics and Applications; I) Human–Computer Interaction; J) Ethics, Computers & Security; K) Health Informatics; L) Information Technologies in Education; M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications; and N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications.

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Author: Zan Gao
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN 10: 1315526158
ISBN 13: 9781315526157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion Book Review:

As technology becomes an ever more prevalent part of everyday life and population-based physical activity programmes seek new ways to increase lifelong engagement with physical activity, so the two have become increasingly linked. This book offers a thorough, critical examination of emerging technologies in physical activity and health, considering technological interventions within the dominant theoretical frameworks, exploring the challenges of integrating technology into physical activity promotion and offering solutions for its implementation. Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion occupies a broadly positive stance toward interactive technology initiatives and, while discussing some negative implications of an increased use of technology, offers practical recommendations for promoting physical activity through a range of media, including: social media mobile apps global positioning and geographic information systems wearables active videogames (exergaming) virtual reality settings. Offering a logical and clear critique of technology in physical activity and health promotion, this book will serve as an essential reference for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduate students and scholars working in public health, physical activity and health and kinesiology, and healthcare professionals.

Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

Emerging Technologies in Healthcare
Author: Matthew N. O. Sadiku,Rotimi A. K. Jaiyesimi,Joyce B. Idehen,Sarhan M. Musa
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 1665528427
ISBN 13: 9781665528429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies in Healthcare Book Review:

Health is regarded as one of the global challenges for mankind. Healthcare is a complex system that covers processes of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. It constitutes a fundamental pillar of the modern society. Modern healthcare is technological healthcare. Technology is everywhere. This book focuses on twenty-one emerging technologies in the healthcare industry. An emerging technology is one that holds the promise of creating a new economic engine and is trans-industrial. Emerging technological trends are rapidly transforming businesses in general and healthcare in particular in ways that we find hard to imagine. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robots, blockchain, cloud computing, Internet of things (IoT), and augmented & virtual reality are some of the technologies at the heart of this revolution and are covered in this book. The convergence of these technologies is upon us and will have a huge impact on the patient experience

Machine Learning Big Data and IoT for Medical Informatics

Machine Learning  Big Data  and IoT for Medical Informatics
Author: Pardeep Kumar,Yugal Kumar,Mohamed A. Tawhid
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2021-06-13
ISBN 10: 0128217812
ISBN 13: 9780128217818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Learning Big Data and IoT for Medical Informatics Book Review:

Machine Learning, Big Data, and IoT for Medical Informatics focuses on the latest techniques adopted in the field of medical informatics. In medical informatics, machine learning, big data, and IOT-based techniques play a significant role in disease diagnosis and its prediction. In the medical field, the structure of data is equally important for accurate predictive analytics due to heterogeneity of data such as ECG data, X-ray data, and image data. Thus, this book focuses on the usability of machine learning, big data, and IOT-based techniques in handling structured and unstructured data. It also emphasizes on the privacy preservation techniques of medical data. This volume can be used as a reference book for scientists, researchers, practitioners, and academicians working in the field of intelligent medical informatics. In addition, it can also be used as a reference book for both undergraduate and graduate courses such as medical informatics, machine learning, big data, and IoT. Explains the uses of CNN, Deep Learning and extreme machine learning concepts for the design and development of predictive diagnostic systems. Includes several privacy preservation techniques for medical data. Presents the integration of Internet of Things with predictive diagnostic systems for disease diagnosis. Offers case studies and applications relating to machine learning, big data, and health care analysis.

Pediatric Cardiology An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America

Pediatric Cardiology  An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America
Author: Ivy Dunbar,Pei-Ni Jone,Stephen R. Daniels
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0323755879
ISBN 13: 9780323755870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Cardiology An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America Book Review:

Together with Consulting Editor, Dr. Bonita Stanton, the Guest editors of this issue, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, have secured expert authors to provide updated clinical review articles in the area of pediatric cardiology. Specific topics include: Evaluation of Cardiac Murmur and chest pain; Palpitations and Syncope; Update on Management of Kawasaki Disease; Rheumatic Heart Disease; Myocarditis/Pericarditis; Update on Infective Endocarditis; Update on Pediatric Heart Failure; Update on Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension; Update on Preventative Cardiology; Common Left to Right Shunt Lesions; Outcomes in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Outcomes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Neurocognitive Issues and Transition); Innovations in Pediatric Cardiology; The Next Frontier in Pediatric Cardiology: Artificial Intelligence. Readers will come away with the latest clinical coverage of diagnosis and treatment for pediatric cardiology issues.

Efficient Data Handling for Massive Internet of Medical Things

Efficient Data Handling for Massive Internet of Medical Things
Author: Chinmay Chakraborty,Uttam Ghosh,Vinayakumar Ravi,Yogesh Shelke
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN 10: 3030666336
ISBN 13: 9783030666330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Efficient Data Handling for Massive Internet of Medical Things Book Review:

This book focuses on recent advances and different research areas in multi-modal data fusion under healthcare informatics and seeks out theoretical, methodological, well-established and validated empirical work dealing with these different topics. This book brings together the latest industrial and academic progress, research, and development efforts within the rapidly maturing health informatics ecosystem. Contributions highlight emerging data fusion topics that support prospective healthcare applications. The book also presents various technologies and concerns regarding energy aware and secure sensors and how they can reduce energy consumption in health care applications. It also discusses the life cycle of sensor devices and protocols with the help of energy-aware design, production, and utilization, as well as the Internet of Things technologies such as tags, sensors, sensing networks, and Internet technologies. In a nutshell, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art theories and techniques for massive data handling and access in medical data and smart health in IoT, and provides useful guidelines for the design of massive Internet of Medical Things.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Author: Adam Bohr,Kaveh Memarzadeh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN 10: 0128184396
ISBN 13: 9780128184394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Book Review:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare is more than a comprehensive introduction to artificial intelligence as a tool in the generation and analysis of healthcare data. The book is split into two sections where the first section describes the current healthcare challenges and the rise of AI in this arena. The ten following chapters are written by specialists in each area, covering the whole healthcare ecosystem. First, the AI applications in drug design and drug development are presented followed by its applications in the field of cancer diagnostics, treatment and medical imaging. Subsequently, the application of AI in medical devices and surgery are covered as well as remote patient monitoring. Finally, the book dives into the topics of security, privacy, information sharing, health insurances and legal aspects of AI in healthcare. Highlights different data techniques in healthcare data analysis, including machine learning and data mining Illustrates different applications and challenges across the design, implementation and management of intelligent systems and healthcare data networks Includes applications and case studies across all areas of AI in healthcare data

Wearable Technology for Robotic Manipulation and Learning

Wearable Technology for Robotic Manipulation and Learning
Author: Bin Fang,Fuchun Sun,Huaping Liu,Chunfang Liu,Di Guo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9811551243
ISBN 13: 9789811551246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Technology for Robotic Manipulation and Learning Book Review:

Over the next few decades, millions of people, with varying backgrounds and levels of technical expertise, will have to effectively interact with robotic technologies on a daily basis. This means it will have to be possible to modify robot behavior without explicitly writing code, but instead via a small number of wearable devices or visual demonstrations. At the same time, robots will need to infer and predict humans’ intentions and internal objectives on the basis of past interactions in order to provide assistance before it is explicitly requested; this is the basis of imitation learning for robotics. This book introduces readers to robotic imitation learning based on human demonstration with wearable devices. It presents an advanced calibration method for wearable sensors and fusion approaches under the Kalman filter framework, as well as a novel wearable device for capturing gestures and other motions. Furthermore it describes the wearable-device-based and vision-based imitation learning method for robotic manipulation, making it a valuable reference guide for graduate students with a basic knowledge of machine learning, and for researchers interested in wearable computing and robotic learning.

The Business Basics of Building and Managing a Healthcare Practice

The Business Basics of Building and Managing a Healthcare Practice
Author: Neil Baum,Marc J. Kahn
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 3030277763
ISBN 13: 9783030277765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business Basics of Building and Managing a Healthcare Practice Book Review:

This book is intended to be a roadmap towards a successful practice for medical students, residents, fellows, and doctors. This roadmap focuses on how to build and manage a medical practice, and can be applied regardless if the reader is employed, joins a small group, or if they are a doctor who decides to start their own practice. Part I covers the basic business concepts that every physician needs to know. Chapters emphasize the benefits that accrue to a physician who understands the basics of business. Part II provides a guide for doctors who are beginning a medical practice. The chapters define the various options for doctors’ employment such as solo practice, group practice, and academic medicine. The section also includes the process of negotiating contracts, identifying the advisers who help physicians become successful, and secure within their field and practice. The final part emphasizes strategies on how to build and grow a successful practice by covering topics such as hiring staff, employee motivation, creating a brand, gaining recognition, online reputation and presence, crisis management, integrating new technology, and work/life balance. The Business Basics of Building and Managing a Healthcare Practice serves as a valuable resource that helps doctors make a difference in the lives of their patients, as well as help them make good financial decisions.