Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age

Critical Issues for the Development of Sustainable E-health Solutions

Editors: Wickramasinghe, N., Bali, R., Suomi, R., Kirn, S. (Eds.)

  • Examines implementation of electronic medical records in health systems globally, including North America, Europe, and Asia   
  • Identifies the major barriers and facilitators related to ICT design, development and diffusion in the healthcare sector  
  • Focuses on application of pervasive computing for chronic disease management, particularly diabetes 
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Pervasive healthcare is an emerging research discipline, focusing on the development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare and wellness. Pervasive healthcare seeks to respond to a variety of pressures on healthcare systems, including the increased incidence of life-style related and chronic diseases, emerging consumerism in healthcare, need for empowering patients and relatives for self-care and management of their health, and need to provide seamless access for healthcare services, independent of time and place. Pervasive healthcare may be defined from two perspectives. First, it is the development and application of pervasive computing (or ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence) technologies for healthcare, health and wellness management. Second, it seeks to make healthcare available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere by removing locational, time and other restraints while increasing both the coverage and quality of healthcare. This book proposes to define the emerging area of pervasive health and introduce key management principles, most especially knowledge management, its tools, techniques and technologies. In addition, the book takes a socio-technical, patient-centric approach which serves to emphasize the importance of a key triumvirate in healthcare management namely, the focus on people, process and technology. Last but not least the book discusses in detail a specific example of pervasive health, namely the potential use of a wireless technology solution in the monitoring of diabetic patients.

About the authors

Nilmini Wickramasinghe, who currently holds the Epworth Chair Health Information Management was appointed in Dec 2009 as a Professor to RMIT University’s School of Business IT and Logistics after being a professor in the US for 15 years. She researches and teaches in several areas within information systems including knowledge management, e-commerce and m-commerce, and organizational impacts of technology with particular focus on the applications of these areas to healthcare and thereby effecting superior healthcare delivery. Professor Wickramasinghe is well published with more than 200 referred scholarly articles, several books and an encyclopedia. She has collaborated with many large organizations such as NASA and GE as well as leading healthcare organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser and NorthWestern Memorial Hospital. In addition, she regularly presents her work throughout North America, as well as in Europe and Australia. Professor Wickramasinghe is the editor-in-chief of two scholarly journals: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations (IJNVO - www.inderscience.com/ijnvo ) and International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET- www.inderscience.com/ijbet) and the Springer Series editor for Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age.

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“The book presents the impact of ICT globally and discusses the potential sustainability of such systems. The intended audience is academics, healthcare practitioners, and graduate students interested in technologies and their application to healthcare. … no comparable book on the market that presents this difficult material in such a user-friendly way. … There is also a good discussion of the electronic health record and its relationship to meaningful use as well as its return on investment that is not found in many e-health books.” (Carole Ann Kenner, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2012)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Improving e-Performance Management in Healthcare Using Intelligent IT Solutions

    Moghimi, Fatemeh Hoda (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • An Intelligence e-Risk Detection Model to Improve Decision Efficiency in the Context of the Orthopaedic Operating Room

    Mogihim, Fatemeh Hoda (et al.)

    Pages 17-32

  • Healthcare Information Systems Design: Using a Strategic Improvisation Model

    Teoh, Say Yen (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Assimilation of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS): An Analysis and Critique

    Sulaiman, Hidayah (et al.)

    Pages 49-70

  • e-Health in China: An evaluation

    Yun, Yu (et al.)

    Pages 71-85

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $289.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Issues for the Development of Sustainable E-health Solutions
Editors
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
  • Rajeev Bali
  • Reima Suomi
  • Stefan Kirn
Series Title
Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1536-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1536-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1535-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8928-4
Series ISSN
2191-5946
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 386
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