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Telepatients using connected objects to collect time-sensitive data about their health are not neutral carriers of diagnosable symptoms. Patients are persons, or personal beings as well as co-carers, whose personal experience, history and know-how must be acknowledged in time-sensitive telecare practices. Such practices require a relational ethics, inspired by medical ethics and an ethics of virtues, focusing on vulnerability and emotional health, to oversee telecare good practices, define a new therapeutic alliance compliant with patients’ values, and reconcile the technical
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
Telemedicine--the use of information and telecommunications technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants--is receiving increasing attention not only in remote areas where health care access is troublesome but also in urban and suburban locations. Yet the benefits and costs of this blend of medicine and digital technologies must be better demonstrated before today's cautious decisionmakers invest significant funds in its development. Telemedicine presents a framework for evaluating patient care applications of telemedicine. The book identifies
Telemedicine Technologies: Big Data, Deep Learning, Robotics, Mobile and Remote Applications for Global Healthcare illustrates the innovative concepts, methodologies and frameworks that will increase the feasibility of the existing telemedicine system. The book also focuses on showcasing prototypes of remote healthcare systems, thus emphasizing the data processing side that is often recognized as the backbone of any telemedicine system. Illustrates the innovative concepts, methodologies and frameworks that will increase the feasibility of the existing telemedicine system Focuses on showcasing prototypes
The growth of modern information technology has created a challenge in the organizational and managerial areas of IT. While technological advances often make tasks easier, the human side of a task is still affected. Cases on the Human Side of Information Technology provides many real-life examples of how organizations have handled human side issues in the overall utilization and management of IT. It presents information to assist educators and professionals in the implementation of strategies for the benefit of the
In this collection of 16 articles, contributors from diverse fields and countries describe their research and opinions about practicing medicine electronically, through telemedicine and other means. Touted as a low-cost and efficient means of providing more care to more people, e-health obviously has its own problems.
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
The Internet and Technology for the Human Services is a highly accessible guide that take human services students and professionals through the process of preparing for, getting on, and using the Internet. Providing an overview of the Internet, the guide shows specific applications of the Internet, uses minimal technical jargon. It shows how to use the Internet for policy advocacy and research, and provides listings of numerous sites of interest to human services professionals.
Wootton (Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland), Batch (Endocrinology, Royal Children's Hospital) and contributors discuss barriers to the development of telepediatrics as well as providing numerous case studies which demonstrate how health services and education can (and have been) successfully delivered to health professionals, patients, and families who are remote from the source of expertise. Chapters focus on specialist services, and cover topics such as telecardiology in Canada and Australia; telemedicine applications in the management of asthma; intensive care
Inside this practical guide you'll discover how you or your organization can implement and use telemedicine to effectively address the challenges of clinical practice and professional education. Let the noted professionals at the world's largest telemedicine department show you what telemedicine is and how it is used. With this unique resource you'll explore telemedicine's many applications in specific medical and surgical subspecialties.
Environmental health is an area with significant developments and noteworthy challenges that expand into various disciplines: medicine and public health, sociology and communications, technology, policymaking, and legislation. Due to the massive amount of health-related issues, additional literature involving environmental health is required to improve the wellbeing of citizens worldwide. Environmental Exposures and Human Health Challenges provides interdisciplinary insights into concepts and theories related to environmental exposures and human health impacts via the air, water, soil, heavy metal exposure, and other
Design for Health: Applications of Human Factors delves into critical and emergent issues in healthcare and patient safety and how the field of human factors and ergonomics play a role in this domain. The book uses the Design for X (DfX) methodology to discuss a wide range of contexts, technologies, and population dependent criteria (X’s) that must be considered in the design of a safe and usable healthcare ecosystem. Each chapter discusses a specific topic (e.g., mHealth, medical
"This book provide a comprehensive coverage of the latest and most relevant knowledge, developments, solutions, and practical applications, related to e-Health, this new field of knowledge able to transform the way we live and deliver services, both from the technological and social perspectives"--Provided by publisher.