Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth
Author: Shashi Bhushan Gogia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2019-10-27
ISBN 10: 012814310X
ISBN 13: 9780128143100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth Book Review:

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth provides an overview on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to solve health problems, especially for people living in remote and underserviced areas. With the advent of new technologies and improvement of internet connectivity, telehealth has become a new subject requiring a new understanding of IT devices and how to utilize them to fulfill health needs. The book discusses topics such as digitizing patient information, technology requirements, existing resources, planning for telehealth projects, and primary care and specialized applications. Additionally, it discusses the use of telemedicine for patient empowerment and telecare in remote locations. Authored by IMIA Telehealth working group, this book is a valuable source for graduate students, healthcare workers, researchers and clinicians interested in using telehealth as part of their practice or research. Presents components of healthcare that can be benefitted from remote access and when to rely on them Explains the current technologies and tools and how to put them to effective use in daily healthcare Provides legal provisions for telehealth implementation, discussing the risks of remote healthcare provision and cross border care


Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 812035303X
ISBN 13: 9788120353039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Having now come of age, telemedicine has the potential of having a greater impact on the future of medicine than any other modality. Telemedicine, in the final analysis, brings reality to the vision of an enhanced accessibility of medical care and a global network of healthcare, which was not even imagined two decades ago. Today, the field of telemedicine has expanded rapidly and is likely to assume greater importance in healthcare delivery in the coming times. To address the developing trend of telemedicine applications in both urban and rural areas throughout the world, this book has been designed to discuss different technologies which are being applied in the field of telemedicine and their applications including advances in wireless technologies, the use of fibre optics in telecommunication, availability of broadband Internet, digital imaging technologies and compressed video techniques that have eliminated the problems of telemedicine and also reduced the cost. Starting with the basic hospital based telemedicine system and leading to mHealth, teleHealth and eHealth, the book covers as to how various physiological signals are acquired from the body, processed and used for monitoring the patients anywhere anytime. The book is primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation, Computer Science and Information Technology and Hospital Management and Nursing. KEY FEATURES • Covers all aspects of telemedicine technology, including medical devices, telecommunications, networking and interfacing techniques • Provides step-by-step coverage on how to set up a telemedicine centre • Includes broad application areas of telemedicine • Covers essentials of telemedicine including mHealth, eHealth and teleHealth • Provides abbreviations/acronyms and glossary of commonly used terms in telemedicine

Telemedicine and Telehealth

Telemedicine and Telehealth
Author: Adam Darkins, MD, MPH, FRCS,Adam William Darkins,Margaret Ann Cary,Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-03
ISBN 10: 9780826113023
ISBN 13: 0826113028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Indian medicine and telemedicine for allied and paramedical professionals

Indian medicine and telemedicine   for allied and paramedical professionals
Author: Ragni Kumari
Publsiher: Blue Rose Publishers
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-09-18
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian medicine and telemedicine for allied and paramedical professionals Book Review:

This book is ideal for allied, paramedical and nursing professional. Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth provides an overview on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to solve health problems, especially for people living in remote and underserviced areas. With the advent of new technologies and improvement of internet connectivity, telehealth has become a new subject requiring a new understanding of IT devices and how to utilize them to fulfill health needs. The book discusses topics such as digitizing patient information, technology requirements, existing resources, planning for telehealth projects, and primary care and specialized applications. Additionally, it discusses the use of telemedicine for patient empowerment and telecare in remote locations. It also cover the different health policies and indian health scenarios.

Understanding Telehealth

Understanding Telehealth
Author: Karen Rheuban,Elizabeth A. Krupinski
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 1259837416
ISBN 13: 9781259837418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Telehealth Book Review:

The first complete guide to the rapidly expanding field of telehealth From email to videoconferencing, telehealth puts real-time healthcare solutions at patients’ and clinicians’ fingertips. Every year, the field continues to evolve, enhancing access to healthcare, supporting clinicians, and improving the patient experience. However, since telehealth is in its infancy, no text has offered a comprehensive, definitive survey of this up-and-coming field—until now. Written by past presidents of the American Telemedicine Association, Understanding Telehealth explains how clinical applications leveraging telehealth technology are optimizing healthcare delivery. In addition, this timely resource examines the bedrock principles of telehealth and highlights the safety standards involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients through digital communications. Logically organized and supported by high-yield clinical vignettes, the book begins with essential background information, including a look at telehealth history, definitions and roles, and rural health. It then provides an overview of clinical services for adults, from telestroke to telepsychiatry. The third section addresses pediatric clinical services, encompassing pediatric emergency and critical care, telecardiology, and more. A groundbreaking resource: •Chapters cover a broad spectrum of technologies, evidence-based guidelines, and application of telehealth across the healthcare continuum •Ideal for medical staff, public healthcare executives, hospitals, clinics, payors, healthcare advocates, and researchers alike •Incisive coverage of the legal and regulatory environment underpinning telehealth practice

Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention

Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention
Author: David Alberts,Lisa M. Hess
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2008-09-24
ISBN 10: 3540689869
ISBN 13: 9783540689867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention Book Review:

An authoritative work that provides a detailed review of the current status of cancer prevention and control practice and research. This volume is an essential reference guide and tool for primary care physicians, the research community and students. Written as a collaborative work by the faculty of the nationally renowned Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arizona Cancer Center, this book brings together the expertise of specialists in the field of cancer prevention and control to provide the medical and research community that does not specialize in this field with insight to the disciplines of cancer prevention and control.

Telemedicine Telehealth Reference Guide First Edition

Telemedicine   Telehealth Reference Guide   First Edition
Author: AAPC
Publsiher: AAPC
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 1626889880
ISBN 13: 9781626889880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Telehealth Reference Guide First Edition Book Review:

Grow your practice and improve your patient outcomes with a thriving telemedicine program. Telehealth and telemedicine services are growing rapidly—and with growth comes evolving guidelines and regulations. Meeting compliance and coding protocols can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Trust the experts at AAPC to leverage the advantages of telehealth and build your practice’s volume. The Telemedicine & Telehealth Reference Guide will put you on the path to reimbursement, walking you through covered services, new code options, proper modifier use, conditions of payment, security protocols, and more. This end-to-end resource takes the guess work out of best practices and Federal regulations governing virtual care. Nail down the ABCs of telemedicine and discover how to put them to work for you. Give your patients the care options they expect with a vital telemedicine program: Navigate the Ins and Outs of Telemedicine and Telehealth Discover Best Practices for Billing Telehealth Services Nail Down Where Telehealth Services Can Take Place and Who Can Perform Them Tackle HIPAA and Compliance Issues for Telemedicine and Telehealth Get to Know the Basics on Telehealth Reimbursement Ace Accurate Coding for Telemedicine and Telehealth with Practical Examples Learn How to Modify the Modifiers for Telehealth Services Get Up to Speed on Credentials and Privileges Power Up Your Claim Submittals for Services Furnished Via Telehealth Gain Tips for Managing the Rapidly Changing Telehealth Technology Capitalize on New Telemedicine Options from CMS Glossary of Telemedicine and Telehealth Terminology And much more!

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science
Author: Pieter Kubben,Michel Dumontier,Andre Dekker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN 10: 3319997130
ISBN 13: 9783319997131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science Book Review:

This open access book comprehensively covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Topics covered in the first section on data collection include: data sources, data at scale (big data), data stewardship (FAIR data) and related privacy concerns. Aspects of predictive modelling using techniques such as classification, regression or clustering, and prediction model validation will be covered in the second section. The third section covers aspects of (mobile) clinical decision support systems, operational excellence and value-based healthcare. Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and IT consultants intending to develop and refine their skills in personalized medicine, using solutions based on large datasets from electronic health records or telemonitoring programmes. The book’s promise is “no math, no code”and will explain the topics in a style that is optimized for a healthcare audience.

M Health

M Health
Author: Robert S. H. Istepanian,Bryan Woodward
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN 10: 1118496981
ISBN 13: 9781118496985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M Health Book Review:

Addresses recent advances from both the clinical and technological perspectives to provide a comprehensive presentation of m-Health This book introduces the concept of m-Health, first coined by Robert S. H. Istepanian in 2003. The evolution of m-Health since then—how it was transformed from an academic concept to a global healthcare technology phenomenon—is discussed. Afterwards the authors describe in detail the basics of the three enabling scientific technological elements of m-Health (sensors, computing, and communications), and how each of these key ingredients has evolved and matured over the last decade. The book concludes with detailed discussion of the future of m-Health and presents future directions to potentially shape and transform healthcare services in the coming decades. In addition, this book: Discusses the rapid evolution of m-Health in parallel with the maturing process of its enabling technologies, from bio-wearable sensors to the wireless and mobile communication technologies from IOT to 5G systems and beyond Includes clinical examples and current studies, particularly in acute and chronic disease management, to illustrate some of the relevant medical aspects and clinical applications of m-Health Describes current m-Health ecosystems and business models Covers successful applications and deployment examples of m-Health in various global health settings, particularly in developing countries

Clinical Engineering Handbook

Clinical Engineering Handbook
Author: Ernesto Iadanza
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 958
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN 10: 0128134682
ISBN 13: 9780128134689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Engineering Handbook Book Review:

Clinical Engineering Handbook, Second Edition, covers modern clinical engineering topics, giving experienced professionals the necessary skills and knowledge for this fast-evolving field. Featuring insights from leading international experts, this book presents traditional practices, such as healthcare technology management, medical device service, and technology application. In addition, readers will find valuable information on the newest research and groundbreaking developments in clinical engineering, such as health technology assessment, disaster preparedness, decision support systems, mobile medicine, and prospects and guidelines on the future of clinical engineering. As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an increasingly important role as translators between the medical, engineering and business professions. In addition, they influence procedures and policies at research facilities, universities, and in private and government agencies. This book explores their current and continuing reach and its importance. Presents a definitive, comprehensive, and up-to-date resource on clinical engineering Written by worldwide experts with ties to IFMBE, IUPESM, Global CE Advisory Board, IEEE, ACCE, and more Includes coverage of new topics, such as Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Mobile Apps, Success Stories in Clinical Engineering, and Human Factors Engineering

Communications and Networking

Communications and Networking
Author: Jun Peng
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 9533071141
ISBN 13: 9789533071145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communications and Networking Book Review:

This book "Communications and Networking" focuses on the issues at the lowest two layers of communications and networking and provides recent research results on some of these issues. In particular, it first introduces recent research results on many important issues at the physical layer and data link layer of communications and networking and then briefly shows some results on some other important topics such as security and the application of wireless networks. In summary, this book covers a wide range of interesting topics of communications and networking. The introductions, data, and references in this book will help the readers know more abut this topic and help them explore this exciting and fast-evolving field.

Tele oncology

Tele oncology
Author: Giovanna Gatti,Gabriella Pravettoni,Fabio Capello
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN 10: 3319163787
ISBN 13: 9783319163789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tele oncology Book Review:

This book explains how telemedicine can offer solutions capable of improving the care and survival rates of cancer patients and can also help patients to live a normal life in spite of their condition. Different fields of application – community, hospital and home based – are examined, and detailed attention is paid to the use of tele-oncology in rural/extreme rural settings and in developing countries. The impact of new technologies and the opportunities afforded by the social web are both discussed. The concluding chapters consider eLearning in relation to cancer care and assess the scope for education to improve prevention. No medical condition can shatter people’s lives as cancer does today and the need to develop strategies to reduce the disease burden and improve quality of life is paramount. Readers will find this new volume in Springer’s TELe Health series to be a rich source of information on the important contribution that can be made by telemedicine in achieving these goals.

The Truth about Telehealth

The Truth about Telehealth
Author: Larry Jones
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781981890361
ISBN 13: 198189036X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth about Telehealth Book Review:

In our current healthcare system, many people and employers are struggling to find affordable, convenient care. Costs continue to rise, and the growing physician shortage has led to increasingly long wait times to get care. To address these issues, we must find innovative ways to facilitate hassle-free, cost-effective access to doctors. Technology has revolutionized almost every industry in the modern world. It changes the way we drive, the way we communicate, the way we eat and sleep, and even the fabric of the traditional 8 to 5 workdays. It is hard to imagine not being able to instantly text or call someone on the other side of the country or not being able to check your email while in the car. Almost every aspect of modern life has been made faster and more convenient through telecommunications technology. Except health care. Even as technology has improved, access to health care has worsened for many Americans. The Affordable Care Act may have increased the number of people with health insurance, but the fact is that health care remains unaffordable and inconvenient for most people. An increasing percentage of health insurance plans have expensive premiums, sky-high deductibles, and costly copays. People are paying for care that they can hardly afford to use. Plus, physician shortages mean absurdly long wait times, especially in crowded cities. Patients are resorting to urgent cares and emergency rooms, making care even more expensive. Patients in rural areas face an even greater challenge: rural hospitals are closing, meaning long drive times and limited access to specialists in their area. Employers are also struggling with rising costs. Unable to sustain their current benefit levels, they have been forced to reduce benefits and shift health care costs to employees through higher premiums, deductibles, and copays. Technological advances have done little to help these worrying trends. But there is a solution that could help millions of Americans get more affordable, convenient access to care: telehealth. Telehealth is a solution that helps combat these trends, but it has not yet lived up to its expectations. Many of the current products in the market are ineffective, because brokers, insurance companies, and major telehealth companies are more concerned with their own profits than with providing real solutions. But with more education and utilization, telehealth could revolutionize the healthcare industry and provide better access to care for millions of Americans that need it. "Telehealth," put simply, means using telecommunications technology to provide remote care. The term encompasses any use of telecommunications technology in the medical field, even faxing a prescription to a pharmacy, but typically when people use the word "telehealth" or "telemedicine," they are talking about virtual doctor visits. With these telehealth services, patients can call or video conference with a doctor instead of going into a physicians' office, urgent care, or other site of care. The doctors can diagnosis, treat, and manage illnesses and other medical conditions remotely. This lowers the overall cost to deliver care as well as reduces the total time involved for the patient and provider. Telehealth brings the medical care to the patient, wherever they are. It enables patients to get the care they need, without sacrificing valuable time or money to get it. Most importantly, the book is based on the recognition that patients need better health care options and telehealth is vital to health care's future if delivered properly.

Telemedicine Technologies

Telemedicine Technologies
Author: Bernard Fong,A. C. M. Fong,C. K. Li
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 1119956528
ISBN 13: 9781119956525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Technologies Book Review:

This book brings together a broad range of topics demonstrating how information and wireless technologies can be used in healthcare In this book, the authors focus on how medical information can be reliably transmitted through wireless communication networks. It explains how they can be optimized to carry medical information in various situations by utilizing readily available traditional wireless local area network (WLAN) and broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. In addition, the authors discuss consumer healthcare technology, which is becoming more popular as reduction in manufacturing cost of electronics products makes healthcare products more affordable to the general public. Finally, the book explores topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, information technology in alternative medicine, multimedia and health informatics, and caring for the community. Key Features: Focuses on the transmission of medical information over wireless communication networks, and addresses topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, and many others Provides an in-depth introduction to the various factors that need to be considered for supporting healthcare services with information technology Covers advancements in topics such as RFID in healthcare Discusses medical signal processing as well as ECG and signal processing techniques This book will be of interest to advanced students and professors in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and information engineering. Medical and IT professionals involved in specifying new facilities, healthcare practitioners in telemedicine, researchers in wireless communications and information technology, and network administrators will also find this book insightful.

Healthcare Paradigms in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

Healthcare Paradigms in the Internet of Things Ecosystem
Author: Valentina Emilia Balas,Souvik Pal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2020-11-07
ISBN 10: 0128199202
ISBN 13: 9780128199206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthcare Paradigms in the Internet of Things Ecosystem Book Review:

Health Care Paradigms in the Internet of Things Ecosystem brings all IoT-enabled health care related technologies into a single platform so that undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academicians and industry leaders can easily understand IoT-based healthcare systems. The book uses data and network engineering and intelligent decision support system-by-design principles to design a reliable IoT-enabled health care ecosystem and to implement cyber-physical pervasive infrastructure solutions. It takes the reader on a journey that begins with understanding the healthcare monitoring paradigm in IoT-enabled technologies and how it can be applied in various aspects. In addition, the book walks readers through real-time challenges and presents a guide on how to build a safe infrastructure for IoT-based health care. It also helps researchers and practitioners understand the e-health care architecture through IoT and the state-of-the-art in IoT countermeasures. Readers will find this to be a comprehensive discussion on functional frameworks for IoT-based healthcare systems, intelligent medicine, RFID technology, HMI, Cognitive Interpretation, Brain-Computer Interface, Remote Health Monitoring systems, wearable sensors, WBAN, and security and privacy issues in IoT-based health care monitoring systems. Presents the complete functional framework workflow in IoT-enabled healthcare technologies Explains concepts of location-aware protocols and decisive mobility in IoT healthcare Provides complete coverage of intelligent data processing and wearable sensor technologies in IoT-enabled healthcare Explores the Human Machine Interface and its implications in patient-care systems in IoT healthcare Explores security and privacy issues and challenges related to data-intensive technologies in healthcare-based Internet of Things

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

Multimedia Signals and Systems

Multimedia Signals and Systems
Author: Srdjan Stanković,Irena Orovic,Ervin Sejdić
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN 10: 1461442087
ISBN 13: 9781461442080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multimedia Signals and Systems Book Review:

Multimedia signals include different data types (text, sound, graphics, picture, animations, video, etc.), which can be time-dependent (sound, video and animation) or spatially-dependent (images, text and graphics). Hence, the multimedia systems represent an interdisciplinary cross-section of the following areas: digital signal processing, computer architecture, computer networks and telecommunications. Multimedia Signals and Systems is an introductory text, designed for students or professionals and researchers in other fields, with a need to learn the basics of signals and systems. A considerable emphasis is placed on the analysis and processing of multimedia signals (audio, images, video). Additionally, the book connects these principles to other important elements of multimedia systems such as the analysis of optical media, computer networks, QoS, and digital watermarking.

Health Informatics Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition

Health Informatics  Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals  Sixth Edition
Author: Robert E. Hoyt,Ann K. Yoshihashi
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2014-02
ISBN 10: 1304791106
ISBN 13: 9781304791108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Informatics Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth Edition Book Review:

Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of Information Technology (IT) to the field of medicine to improve individual and population healthcare delivery, education and research. This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references.

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN 10: 0309262011
ISBN 13: 9780309262019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment Book Review:

In 1996, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care. In that report, the IOM Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine found telemedicine is similar in most respects to other technologies for which better evidence of effectiveness is also being demanded. Telemedicine, however, has some special characteristics-shared with information technologies generally-that warrant particular notice from evaluators and decision makers. Since that time, attention to telehealth has continued to grow in both the public and private sectors. Peer-reviewed journals and professional societies are devoted to telehealth, the federal government provides grant funding to promote the use of telehealth, and the private technology industry continues to develop new applications for telehealth. However, barriers remain to the use of telehealth modalities, including issues related to reimbursement, licensure, workforce, and costs. Also, some areas of telehealth have developed a stronger evidence base than others. The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) sponsored the IOM in holding a workshop in Washington, DC, on August 8-9 2012, to examine how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. health care system. HRSA asked the IOM to focus on the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend the reach of scarce resources while also emphasizing the quality and value in the delivery of health care services. This workshop summary discusses the evolution of telehealth since 1996, including the increasing role of the private sector, policies that have promoted or delayed the use of telehealth, and consumer acceptance of telehealth. The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary discusses the current evidence base for telehealth, including available data and gaps in data; discuss how technological developments, including mobile telehealth, electronic intensive care units, remote monitoring, social networking, and wearable devices, in conjunction with the push for electronic health records, is changing the delivery of health care in rural and urban environments. This report also summarizes actions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can undertake to further the use of telehealth to improve health care outcomes while controlling costs in the current health care environment.

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health
Author: Margo Edmunds,Christopher Hass,Erin Holve
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN 10: 3319969064
ISBN 13: 9783319969060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health Book Review:

This unique collection synthesizes insights and evidence from innovators in consumer informatics and highlights the technical, behavioral, social, and policy issues driving digital health today and in the foreseeable future. Consumer Informatics and Digital Health presents the fundamentals of mobile health, reviews the evidence for consumer technology as a driver of health behavior change, and examines user experience and real-world technology design challenges and successes. Additionally, it identifies key considerations for successfully engaging consumers in their own care, considers the ethics of using personal health information in research, and outlines implications for health system redesign. The editors’ integrative systems approach heralds a future of technological advances tempered by best practices drawn from today’s critical policy goals of patient engagement, community health promotion, and health equity. Here’s the inside view of consumer health informatics and key digital fields that students and professionals will find inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking. Included among the topics: • Healthcare social media for consumer informatics • Understanding usability, accessibility, and human-centered design principles • Understanding the fundamentals of design for motivation and behavior change • Digital tools for parents: innovations in pediatric urgent care • Behavioral medicine and informatics in the cancer community • Content strategy: writing for health consumers on the web • Open science and the future of data analytics • Digital approaches to engage consumers in value-based purchasing Consumer Informatics and Digital Health takes an expansive view of the fields influencing consumer informatics and offers practical case-based guidance for a broad range of audiences, including students, educators, researchers, journalists, and policymakers interested in biomedical informatics, mobile health, information science, and population health. It has as much to offer readers in clinical fields such as medicine, nursing, and psychology as it does to those engaged in digital pursuits.