Oncology Informatics

Oncology Informatics
Author: Bradford W. Hesse,David Ahern,Ellen Beckjord
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 0128022000
ISBN 13: 9780128022009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oncology Informatics Book Review:

Oncology Informatics: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Processes and Outcomes in Cancer Care encapsulates National Cancer Institute-collected evidence into a format that is optimally useful for hospital planners, physicians, researcher, and informaticians alike as they collectively strive to accelerate progress against cancer using informatics tools. This book is a formational guide for turning clinical systems into engines of discovery as well as a translational guide for moving evidence into practice. It meets recommendations from the National Academies of Science to "reorient the research portfolio" toward providing greater "cognitive support for physicians, patients, and their caregivers" to "improve patient outcomes." Data from systems studies have suggested that oncology and primary care systems are prone to errors of omission, which can lead to fatal consequences downstream. By infusing the best science across disciplines, this book creates new environments of "Smart and Connected Health." Oncology Informatics is also a policy guide in an era of extensive reform in healthcare settings, including new incentives for healthcare providers to demonstrate "meaningful use" of these technologies to improve system safety, engage patients, ensure continuity of care, enable population health, and protect privacy. Oncology Informatics acknowledges this extraordinary turn of events and offers practical guidance for meeting meaningful use requirements in the service of improved cancer care. Anyone who wishes to take full advantage of the health information revolution in oncology to accelerate successes against cancer will find the information in this book valuable. Presents a pragmatic perspective for practitioners and allied health care professionals on how to implement Health I.T. solutions in a way that will minimize disruption while optimizing practice goals Proposes evidence-based guidelines for designers on how to create system interfaces that are easy to use, efficacious, and timesaving Offers insight for researchers into the ways in which informatics tools in oncology can be utilized to shorten the distance between discovery and practice

Informatics in Radiation Oncology

Informatics in Radiation Oncology
Author: George Starkschall,R. Alfredo C. Siochi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN 10: 1439825823
ISBN 13: 9781439825822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informatics in Radiation Oncology Book Review:

Reflecting the increased importance of the collaborations between radiation oncology and informatics professionals, Informatics in Radiation Oncology discusses the benefits of applying informatics principles to the processes within radiotherapy. It explores how treatment and imaging information is represented, stored, and retrieved as well as how this information relates to other patient data. The book deepens your knowledge of current and emerging information technology and informatics principles applied to radiation oncology so that all the data gathered—from laboratory results to medical images—can be fully exploited to make treatments more effective and processes more efficient. After introducing the basics of informatics and its connection to radiation oncology, the book examines the process of healthcare delivery in radiation oncology, the challenges of managing images in radiotherapy, and the burgeoning field of radiogenomics. It then presents teaching, clinical trials, and research tools and describes open access clinical imaging archives in radiotherapy, techniques for maximizing information from multimodality imaging, and the roles of images in treatment planning. It also looks at how informatics can improve treatment planning, the safety and efficiency of delivery systems, image-guided patient positioning, and patient assessment. The book concludes with discussions on how outcomes modeling evaluates the effectiveness of treatments, how quality control informatics improves the reliability of processes, and how to perform quality assurance on the informatics tools. With contributions from a host of top international experts in radiation oncology, medical physics, and informatics, this book leads the way in moving the field forward. It encourages you to find new ways of applying informatics to radiation oncology and help your patients in their fight against cancer.

Informatics in Radiation Oncology

Informatics in Radiation Oncology
Author: George Starkschall,R. Alfredo C. Siochi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN 10: 1439825831
ISBN 13: 9781439825839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informatics in Radiation Oncology Book Review:

Reflecting the increased importance of the collaborations between radiation oncology and informatics professionals, Informatics in Radiation Oncology discusses the benefits of applying informatics principles to the processes within radiotherapy. It explores how treatment and imaging information is represented, stored, and retrieved as well as how this information relates to other patient data. The book deepens your knowledge of current and emerging information technology and informatics principles applied to radiation oncology so that all the data gathered—from laboratory results to medical images—can be fully exploited to make treatments more effective and processes more efficient. After introducing the basics of informatics and its connection to radiation oncology, the book examines the process of healthcare delivery in radiation oncology, the challenges of managing images in radiotherapy, and the burgeoning field of radiogenomics. It then presents teaching, clinical trials, and research tools and describes open access clinical imaging archives in radiotherapy, techniques for maximizing information from multimodality imaging, and the roles of images in treatment planning. It also looks at how informatics can improve treatment planning, the safety and efficiency of delivery systems, image-guided patient positioning, and patient assessment. The book concludes with discussions on how outcomes modeling evaluates the effectiveness of treatments, how quality control informatics improves the reliability of processes, and how to perform quality assurance on the informatics tools. With contributions from a host of top international experts in radiation oncology, medical physics, and informatics, this book leads the way in moving the field forward. It encourages you to find new ways of applying informatics to radiation oncology and help your patients in their fight against cancer.

Cancer Informatics

Cancer Informatics
Author: John S. Silva,Marion J. Ball,Christopher G. Chute,Judith V. Douglas,Curtis P. Langlotz,Joyce C. Niland,William L. Scherlis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461300630
ISBN 13: 9781461300632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Informatics Book Review:

Cancer Informatics chronicles the development of the National Cancer Institute's new Cancer Informatics Infrastructure (CII) - an information management system infrastructure designed to faciliate clinical trials, provide for reliable, secure information exchange, and improve patient care. The book details the challenges involved in creating and managing such a knowledge base, including technologies, standards, and current, state-of-the-art applications. The ultimate goal of CII is to function as an enabler of clinical trials, expediting the clinical trials lifecycle, faciliating faster and safer drug development and more appropriate treatment choices for cancer patients. Contributors address the role the CII must play in converting the growing knowledge of genes, proteins, and pathways into appropriate preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic measures. Presented in four sections, the first provides an overview of the processes involved in moving the infrastructure for cancer from theory into practice. Sections two through four offer the latest work done in the areas of technology, cancer-specific and national standards, and applications to faciliate clinical trials.

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.

Machine Learning in Radiation Oncology

Machine Learning in Radiation Oncology
Author: Issam El Naqa,Ruijiang Li,Martin J. Murphy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-06-19
ISBN 10: 3319183052
ISBN 13: 9783319183053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machine Learning in Radiation Oncology Book Review:

​This book provides a complete overview of the role of machine learning in radiation oncology and medical physics, covering basic theory, methods, and a variety of applications in medical physics and radiotherapy. An introductory section explains machine learning, reviews supervised and unsupervised learning methods, discusses performance evaluation, and summarizes potential applications in radiation oncology. Detailed individual sections are then devoted to the use of machine learning in quality assurance; computer-aided detection, including treatment planning and contouring; image-guided radiotherapy; respiratory motion management; and treatment response modeling and outcome prediction. The book will be invaluable for students and residents in medical physics and radiation oncology and will also appeal to more experienced practitioners and researchers and members of applied machine learning communities.

Cancer Informatics

Cancer Informatics
Author: John S. Silva,Marion J. Ball,Christopher G. Chute,Judith V. Douglas,Curtis Langlotz,Joyce C. Niland,William L. Scherlis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2002-01-08
ISBN 10: 9780387953281
ISBN 13: 0387953280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Informatics Book Review:

Cancer Informatics chronicles the development of the National Cancer Institute's new Cancer Informatics Infrastructure (CII) - an information management system infrastructure designed to faciliate clinical trials, provide for reliable, secure information exchange, and improve patient care. The book details the challenges involved in creating and managing such a knowledge base, including technologies, standards, and current, state-of-the-art applications. The ultimate goal of CII is to function as an enabler of clinical trials, expediting the clinical trials lifecycle, faciliating faster and safer drug development and more appropriate treatment choices for cancer patients. Contributors address the role the CII must play in converting the growing knowledge of genes, proteins, and pathways into appropriate preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic measures. Presented in four sections, the first provides an overview of the processes involved in moving the infrastructure for cancer from theory into practice. Sections two through four offer the latest work done in the areas of technology, cancer-specific and national standards, and applications to faciliate clinical trials.

UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology

UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN 10: 1119013135
ISBN 13: 9781119013136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology Book Review:

The Manual of Clinical Oncology, Ninth Edition, published with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC), provides a concise, accessible and feasible reference covering state of art multidisciplinary clinical oncology in order to meet the needs of clinicians caring for cancer patients throughout the world. Edited by world-renowned practising oncologists and written by key opinion leaders, this book contains authoritative and up-to-date information on cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment alongside topics such as survivorship, special populations and palliative care. Remodelled and revised for the ninth edition to provide practical information to oncology workers, the UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology is structured in two parts. Part 1 covers general principles of cancer diagnosis and management with additional attention to special settings in oncology, including supportive care and survivorship, and Part 2 covers site-specific multidisciplinary cancer management. The edition includes up-to-date summaries of all treatment modalities (medical, surgical and radiation) for all tumour sites. It also contains the latest TNM classifications outlined in the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours. The ninth edition includes: Practical presentation with bullet points, tables, and flow charts intended to facilitate quick reference for day-to-day clinical practice in busy oncology environments, Representation of multidisciplinary care for site specific management, Evidence-based approaches to management, including specific treatment recommendations and investigations guided by clinical practice guidelines, State of art evidence-based recommendations that take into consideration the lack of availability of certain medications or resources, as well as practice variations, in different and remote regions of the world, and Contemporary topics on cancer treatment, such as cancer informatics, evidence levels, principles of prognostication, survivorship and cancer in pregnancy. Oncologists, oncologists-in-training, nurses working with cancer patients and other health professionals responsible for treating and caring for those with cancers will find the UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology an indispensable and comprehensive resource.

Holland Frei Cancer Medicine 8

Holland Frei Cancer Medicine 8
Author: Robert C. Bast Jr,James F. Holland
Publsiher: PMPH-USA
Total Pages: 2052
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781607950141
ISBN 13: 1607950146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holland Frei Cancer Medicine 8 Book Review:

Holland Frei Cancer Medicine serves as a quick reference to current information on an extensive list of cancers, including breast, lung, thyroid, colorectal, ovarian, prostate, and gastric cancer, to name but a few. Presented as an accessible pocket-sized handbook, the chapters are organized in an outline format, offering only the most essential information on the etiology, staging (including TNM staging) and treatment for each cancer type. Individual chapters are devoted to the molecular biology of cancer, cancer prevention, cancer screening, the mechanisms of chemotherapy, and diagnostic imaging in cancer. Additionally, each chapter lists all the major phase III clinical trials, and therefore, serves as an excellent reference of the major randomized controlled trials for each cancer reported to date. Specific chapters are also dedicated to the discussion of oncologic emergencies, pain and palliation, and prescription complications. At the conclusion of the book, a glossary of oncologic terms and chemotherapeutic drug programs, a table of common cancer incidences, and an overview of the mechanisms, common uses, and related toxicities of various anti-cancer agents are featured. In addition, performance status tables, mathematical formulas and a listing of common biomedical / cancer web sites are highlighted.

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology
Author: Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD,Eric C. Ford, PhD,Tim R. Williams, MD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 1617052469
ISBN 13: 9781617052460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology Book Review:

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology is the first book to provide an authoritative and evidence-based guide to the understanding and implementation of quality and safety procedures in radiation oncology practice. Alongside the rapid growth of technology and radiotherapy treatment options for cancer in recent years, quality and safety standards are not only of the utmost importance but best practices ensuring quality and safety are crucial aspect of modern radiation oncology training. A detailed exploration and review of these standards is a necessary part of radiation oncologist’s professional competency, both in the clinical setting and at the study table while preparing for board review and MOC exams. Chapter topics range from fundamental concepts of value and quality to commissioning technology and the use of metrics. They include perspectives on quality and safety from the patient, third-party payers, as well as from the federal government. Other chapters cover prospective testing of quality, training and education, error identification and analysis, incidence reporting, as well as special technology and procedures, including MRI-guided radiation therapy, proton therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), quality and safety procedures in resource-limited environments, and more. State-of-the-art quality assurance procedures and safety guidelines are the backbone of this unique and essential volume. Physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiotherapists, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals will find this resource an invaluable compendium of best practices in radiation oncology. Key Features: Case examples illustrate best practices and pitfalls Several dozen graphs, tables and figures help quantify the discussion of quality and safety throughout the text Section II covers all aspects of quality assurance procedures for the physicist

Cancer Nursing

Cancer Nursing
Author: Connie Henke Yarbro,Michelle Goodman,Margaret Hansen Frogge
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 1928
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780763747206
ISBN 13: 0763747203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Nursing Book Review:

Rapid changes in oncology necessitate a comprehensive, up-to-date reference for oncology nurses. For seventeen years, best-selling Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice has filled this need, supplying oncology nurses with cutting-edge, current information. Now, in its Sixth Edition, Cancer Nursing reflects the constantly shifting progress in the science of oncology, as well as emerging new therapies, new treatment modalities, the latest results from clinical trials, updates on new chemotherapeutic agents and targeted therapies, and new perspectives on supportive care.

IMRT IGRT SBRT

IMRT  IGRT  SBRT
Author: J.L. Meyer
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2011-05-27
ISBN 10: 3805596812
ISBN 13: 9783805596817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IMRT IGRT SBRT Book Review:

Over the last 4 years, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy has become a standard reference in the field. During this time, however, significant progress in high-precision technologies for the planning and delivery of radiotherapy in cancer treatment has called for a second edition to include these new developments. Thoroughly updated and extended, this new edition offers a comprehensive guide and overview of these new technologies and the many clinical treatment programs that bring them into practical use. Advances in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and 4D and adaptive treatment planning are clearly presented. Target localization and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) systems are comprehensively reviewed as well. Clinical tutorials illustrate target definitions for the major cancer sites, and useful techniques for organ motion management are described and compared. There are also several chapters that explore the technical basis and latest clinical experience with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and summarize practical treatment recommendations. Furthermore, the significant and increasing contributions of proton therapy to cancer care are also highlighted, alongside the practical allocation of all these new technologies from an economic perspective. As a highlight of this volume, a number of images can be viewed online in time-elapse videos for greater clarity and more dynamic visualizationWritten by leading authorities in the field, this comprehensive volume brings clinical and technical practitioners of radiotherapy fully up to date with the key developments in equipment, technologies and treatment guidelines.

Hendee s Radiation Therapy Physics

Hendee s Radiation Therapy Physics
Author: Todd Pawlicki,Daniel J. Scanderbeg,George Starkschall
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1118575261
ISBN 13: 9781118575260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hendee s Radiation Therapy Physics Book Review:

The publication of this fourth edition, more than ten years on from the publication of Radiation Therapy Physics third edition, provides a comprehensive and valuable update to the educational offerings in this field. Led by a new team of highly esteemed authors, building on Dr Hendee’s tradition, Hendee’s Radiation Therapy Physics offers a succinctly written, fully modernised update. Radiation physics has undergone many changes in the past ten years: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has become a routine method of radiation treatment delivery, digital imaging has replaced film-screen imaging for localization and verification, image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is frequently used, in many centers proton therapy has become a viable mode of radiation therapy, new approaches have been introduced to radiation therapy quality assurance and safety that focus more on process analysis rather than specific performance testing, and the explosion in patient-and machine-related data has necessitated an increased awareness of the role of informatics in radiation therapy. As such, this edition reflects the huge advances made over the last ten years. This book: Provides state of the art content throughout Contains four brand new chapters; image-guided therapy, proton radiation therapy, radiation therapy informatics, and quality and safety improvement Fully revised and expanded imaging chapter discusses the increased role of digital imaging and computed tomography (CT) simulation The chapter on quality and safety contains content in support of new residency training requirements Includes problem and answer sets for self-test This edition is essential reading for radiation oncologists in training, students of medical physics, medical dosimetry, and anyone interested in radiation therapy physics, quality, and safety.

Biomedical Informatics for Cancer Research

Biomedical Informatics for Cancer Research
Author: Michael F. Ochs,John T. Casagrande,Ramana V. Davuluri
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN 10: 1441957146
ISBN 13: 9781441957146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Informatics for Cancer Research Book Review:

view, showing that multiple molecular pathways must be affected for cancer to develop, but with different specific proteins in each pathway mutated or differentially expressed in a given tumor (The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network 2008; Parsons et al. 2008). Different studies demonstrated that while widespread mutations exist in cancer, not all mutations drive cancer development (Lin et al. 2007). This suggests a need to target only a deleterious subset of aberrant proteins, since any tre- ment must aim to improve health to justify its potential side effects. Treatment for cancer must become highly individualized, focusing on the specific aberrant driver proteins in an individual. This drives a need for informatics in cancer far beyond the need in other diseases. For instance, routine treatment with statins has become widespread for minimizing heart disease, with most patients responding to standard doses (Wilt et al. 2004). In contrast, standard treatment for cancer must become tailored to the molecular phenotype of an individual tumor, with each patient receiving a different combination of therapeutics aimed at the specific aberrant proteins driving the cancer. Tracking the aberrations that drive cancers, identifying biomarkers unique to each individual for molecular-level di- nosis and treatment response, monitoring adverse events and complex dosing schedules, and providing annotated molecular data for ongoing research to improve treatments comprise a major biomedical informatics need.

Pharmacoinformatics and Drug Discovery Technologies Theories and Applications

Pharmacoinformatics and Drug Discovery Technologies  Theories and Applications
Author: Gasmelseid, Tagelsir Mohamed
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2012-03-31
ISBN 10: 1466603100
ISBN 13: 9781466603103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmacoinformatics and Drug Discovery Technologies Theories and Applications Book Review:

Within the context of integrated health management domains, pharmacoinformatics aims at maximizing the benefits from the use of information systems and technologies for the provision of decision support tools necessary for improved drug management, use, and administration practices. Pharmacoinformatics and Drug Discovery Technologies: Theories and Applications offers the latest the field has to offer to practitioners and academics alike, presented through theoretical frameworks, case studies, and future directions. This vital resource gathers an integrated pattern of high quality publications from around the world providing current, cutting-edge, and provocative scientific work in the three domains of pharmacoinformatics: decision making domains, knowledge utilization and representation environment, and the technological and infrastructural context.

A Medical Informatics Odyssey

A Medical Informatics Odyssey
Author: Suzanne Bakken
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1115
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015051818105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Medical Informatics Odyssey Book Review:

AMIA 2001: Medical Medical Informatics Odyssey provides a venue to learn the past and to envision the future role of medical informatics innovations in the discovery, creation, and application of biomedical knowledge; the delivery of health care in a wide variety of settings; and the health of the public. In addition, a panel examines the 20-year history of nursing at the Symposium. A second special track on Patient Safety, partially supported by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is specifically designed to highlight the Symposium content focused on system strategies to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.

Microarray Data Analysis

Microarray Data Analysis
Author: Michael J. Korenberg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2008-02-03
ISBN 10: 1597453900
ISBN 13: 9781597453905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microarray Data Analysis Book Review:

In this new volume, renowned authors contribute fascinating, cutting-edge insights into microarray data analysis. Information on an array of topics is included in this innovative book including in-depth insights into presentations of genomic signal processing. Also detailed is the use of tiling arrays for large genomes analysis. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, offering step-by-step instructions, an introduction outlining the principles behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding pitfalls.

The Handbook of Health Behavior Change Fifth Edition

The Handbook of Health Behavior Change  Fifth Edition
Author: Marisa E. Hilliard, PhD,Kristin A. Riekert, PhD,Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA,Lori Pbert, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2018-04-28
ISBN 10: 0826180140
ISBN 13: 9780826180148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Health Behavior Change Fifth Edition Book Review:

This revised and updated fifth edition of the highly acclaimed “gold standard” textbook continues to provide a foundational review of health behavior change theories, research methodologies, and intervention strategies across a range of populations, age groups, and health conditions. It examines numerous, complex, and often co-occurring factors that can both positively and negatively influence people’s ability to change behaviors to enhance their health including intrapersonal, interpersonal, sociocultural, environmental, systems, and policy factors, in the context of leading theoretical frameworks. Beyond understanding predictors and barriers to achieving meaningful health behavior change, the Handbook provides an updated review of the evidence base for novel and well-supported behavioral interventions and offers recommendations for future research. New content includes chapters on Sun Protection, Interventions With the Family System, and the Role of Technology in Behavior Change. Throughout the textbook, updated reviews emphasize mobile health technologies and electronic health data capture and transmission and a focus on implementation science. And the fifth edition, like the previous edition, provides learning objectives to facilitate use by course instructors in health psychology, behavioral medicine, and public health. The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, Fifth Edition, is a valuable resource for students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate level in the fields of public or population health, medicine, behavioral science, health communications, medical sociology and anthropology, preventive medicine, and health psychology. It also is a great reference for clinical investigators, behavioral and social scientists, and healthcare practitioners who grapple with the challenges of supporting individuals, families, and systems when trying to make impactful health behavior change. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION: Revised and updated to encompass the most current research and empirical evidence in health behavior change Includes new chapters on Sun Protection, Interventions With the Family System, and the Role of Technology in Behavior Change Increased focus on innovations in technology in relation to health behavior change research and interventions KEY FEATURES: The most comprehensive review of behavior change interventions Provides practical, empirically based information and tools for behavior change Focuses on robust behavior theories, multiple contexts of health behaviors, and the role of technology in health behavior change Applicable to a wide variety of courses including public health, behavior change, preventive medicine, and health psychology Organized to facilitate curriculum development and includes tools to assist course instructors, including learning objectives for each chapter

Emerging Communication Technologies for E Health and Medicine

Emerging Communication Technologies for E Health and Medicine
Author: Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466609109
ISBN 13: 9781466609105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Communication Technologies for E Health and Medicine Book Review:

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), e-health is the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector and, moreover, it enables a safer, higher quality, more equitable, and sustainable health system. Emerging Communication Technologies for E-Health and Medicine is a fundamental source for the advancement of knowledge, application, and practice in the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare, e-health, m-health, u-health, sensors, biomedical engineering, and telemedicine. Due to its grounding in research and theory evidence, this book is designed for use in graduate courses in health management, medicine, nursing, health professionals, and medical informatics. The book can help to e-health contents, applications, and interesting experiences. It is an important way to communicate e-health concepts.

Medinfo

Medinfo
Author: Marius Fieschi,Enrico Coiera,Yu-Chan Jack Li
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1497
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781586034443
ISBN 13: 1586034448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medinfo Book Review:

A fundamental challenge for medical informatics is to develop and apply better ways of understanding how information technologies and methods can help support the best care for every patient every day given available medical knowledge and resources. In order to provide the most effective healthcare possible, the activities of teams of health professionals have to be coordinated through well-designed processes centered on the needs of patients. For information systems to be accepted and used in such an environment, they must balance standardization based on shared medical knowledge with the flexibility required for customization to the individual patient. Developing innovative approaches to design and build evidence-based careflow management systems is essential for providing the knowledge management infrastructure of health care organizations that seeks to increase performance in delivering high quality care services by efficiently exploiting available resources. Parallel challenges arise in the organization of research at the biological and clinical levels, where the focus on systematically organizing and supporting processes of scientific inquiry by novel informatics methods and databases are in their very early stages. These Proceedings of Medinfo 2004 demonstrate the base of knowledge medical informatics professionals will collectively draw upon in the years ahead to meet these challenges and realize opportunities.