Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics (Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age 1st ed. 2016)

Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics (Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age 1st ed. 2016)

By: Indrit Troshani (editor), Nilmini Wickramasinghe (editor), Joseph Tan (editor)Hardback

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This innovative reference examines how consumer health informatics (CHI) can transform healthcare systems stressed by staffing shortages and budget constraints and challenged by patients taking a more active role in their care. It situates CHI as vital to upgrading healthcare service delivery, detailing the relationship between health information technologies and quality healthcare, and outlining what stakeholders need to learn for health IT systems to function effectively. Wide-ranging content identifies critical issues and answers key questions at the consumer, practitioner, administration, and staff levels, using examples from diverse conditions, countries, technologies, and specialties. In this framework, the benefits of CHI are seen across service domains, from individual patients and consumers to healthcare systems and global health entities. Included in the coverage: Use of video technology in an aged care environment A context-aware remote health monitoring service for improved patient care Accessibility issues in interoperable sharing of electronic health records: physician's perspective Managing gestational diabetes with mobile web-based reporting of glucose readings An organizing vision perspective for developing and adopting e-health solutions An ontology of consumer health informatics Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics combines blueprint and idea book for public health and health informatics students, healthcare professionals, physicians, medical administrators, managers, and IT practitioners.

About Author

Prof. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, PhD; MBA; Grad.Dip.Mgt.St.; BSc Amus.A, piano; Amus.A, violin; has a well-recognised research record in the field of healthcare and IT/IS. Her expertise is in the strategic application and management of technology for effecting superior healthcare solutions. She currently is the professor-director of Health Informatics Management at Epworth HealthCare and a professor at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Dr. Indrit Troshani is a senior lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Adelaide Business School in Australia. He holds a PhD from Edith Cowan University (Western Australia) and an MSc (Sunderland, UK). His research interests include adoption and diffusion of network innovations and mobile services in the healthcare and financial services industries. His work has been published in several journals including Information Technology & People, Electronic Markets, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and Industrial Management & Data Systems. Prof. Joseph Tan specialises in innovative design, implementation, and diffusion of advancing e-technology to improve health services delivery system efficiencies and effectiveness. His research interests cut across multiple disciplines, with emphasis on the application of strategic e-business and e-health models to improve health systems operational efficiencies, individual or group decision effectiveness, and community health behaviours. He teaches health IT project management and special topics in e-health.


Preface.- Foreword.- Section I: Defining the Discipline.- What Is Consumer Health Informatics.- The Landscape.- Section II: Technologies.- Remote Monitoring and Mobile Apps.- Social Media and Web 2.0.- Personal Health Record.- Architecture and Infrastructure Requirements.- Section III: Design.- Designing for the Consumer.- Design Methods.- Section IV: Roles and Responsibilities.- Connecting with Medical Systems and Healthcare Providers.- Policy, Public Health, and Economics.- Quality Control, Security and Privacy.- Section V: On the Horizon: Perspectives on the Future.- The Future: Research Issues.- The Future: Policy and Funding.- The Future: Research Perspective, Grantor Perspective, Vendor Perspective.- Epilogue: Lessons, Take Aways and Recommendations.- Appendix: Case Vignettes.

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  • ISBN13: 9783319259710
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 465
  • ID: 9783319259710
  • weight: 8513
  • ISBN10: 3319259717
  • edition: 1st ed. 2016

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