Pervasive Healthcare Computing

EMR/EHR, Wireless and Health Monitoring

Authors: Varshney, Upkar

  • Introduces healthcare IT challenges and requirements (patient-oriented, system-oriented, and healthcare professionals-oriented)
  • Presents a state-of-the-art overview of all available and emerging wireless and mobile technologies
  • Covers emerging challenges of IT in healthcare such as context-awareness, reliability, adaptiveness, scalability of wireless health monitoring systems, suitability, and personalization
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Pervasive Healthcare Computing

Upkar Varshney

Pervasive healthcare is the conceptual system of providing healthcare to anyone, at anytime, and anywhere by removing restraints of time and location while increasing both the coverage and the quality of healthcare. Pervasive Healthcare Computing is at the forefront of this research, and presents the ways in which mobile and wireless technologies can be used to implement the vision of pervasive healthcare.

This vision includes prevention, healthcare maintenance and checkups; short-term monitoring (home healthcare monitoring), long-term monitoring (nursing home), and personalized healthcare monitoring; and incidence detection and management, emergency intervention, and transportation and treatment. The pervasive healthcare applications include pervasive health monitoring, intelligent emergency management system, pervasive healthcare data access, and ubiquitous mobile telemedicine.

Pervasive Healthcare Monitoring fills the need for a research-oriented book on the wide array of emerging healthcare applications and services, including the treatment of several new wireless technologies and the ways in which they will implement the vision of pervasive healthcare. This book is written primarily for university faculty and graduate students in the field of healthcare technologies, and industry professionals involved in healthcare IT research, design, and development.

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"Improving the technology involved in building healthcare systems remains a critical challenge in providing healthcare … . Varshney carefully delineates in this book the need for improving the technology associated with providing healthcare. … Overall, this is a very well-written book. Varshney has acquired a large amount of information to explain the topics discussed, and presents it with a reasonable level of detail." (Varadraj Gurupur, ACM Computing Reviews, October, 2009)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Healthcare Systems: Challenges and Solutions

    Varshney, Upkar

    Pages 1-16

  • E-Health and IT in Healthcare

    Varshney, Upkar

    Pages 17-38

  • Pervasive Computing and Healthcare

    Varshney, Upkar

    Pages 39-62

  • Wireless and Mobile Technologies

    Varshney, Upkar

    Pages 63-87

  • Wireless Health Monitoring: Requirements and Examples

    Varshney, Upkar

    Pages 89-118

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0214-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5496-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pervasive Healthcare Computing
Book Subtitle
EMR/EHR, Wireless and Health Monitoring
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0215-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0215-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0214-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5496-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 288
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics