Future of Health Technology

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Overview

Bushko (founder of the Future of Healthcare Technology Institute) presents 22 papers speculating on the possibilities of technological innovation in the medical sciences and what it might portend for the future structure and delivery of medical services. The majority of the papers explore questions related to information and computer technologies, with contributions discussing such topics as intelligent agent software for medicine, the development of health information infrastructure in the United States, the future of security and privacy of medical information, the development of e-commerce in medicine, the evaluation of new health care technologies. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
About Future of Health Technology Institute
Affective Intelligent Caring Creature
Ch. 1 Defining the Future of Health Technology: Biomechatronics 3
Ch. 2 Inventing the Future - Tools for Self Health 19
Ch. 3 Future of Medical Knowledge Management and Decision Support 29
Ch. 4 The Future of Nanofabrication and Molecular Scale Devices in Nanomedicine 45
Ch. 5 Thought to Computer Communication 61
Ch. 6 Affective Medicine: Technology with Emotional Intelligence 69
Ch. 7 The Future of Medical Computing 85
Ch. 8 Intelligent Agent Software for Medicine 99
Ch. 9 Speech and Language Technologies, Intelligent Content Management and Intelligent Assistants 111
Ch. 10 Developing the Health Information Infrastructure in the United States 121
Ch. 11 The Future of Telemedicine 129
Ch. 12 Advanced Technology Program: Information Infrastructure for Healthcare Focused Program 137
Ch. 13 Quality Enhancing Conceptual Tools for Medical Decision Making 145
Ch. 14 The Future of Highly Personalized Health Care 163
Ch. 15 Developing E-Commerce and Improving Resource Management 175
Ch. 16 The Future of Information Technology for Health in Developing Countries 181
Ch. 17 What is Digital Medicine? 195
Ch. 18 Evaluating New Health Information Technologies: Expanding the Frontiers of Health Care Delivery and Health Promotion 205
Ch. 19 Future of Security and Privacy in Medical Information 213
Ch. 20 Future of Technology to Augment Patient Support in Hospitals 231
Ch. 21 Our Wealth, Our Health - Bellwether Industries for Decision Tools and Symbiotic Stewardships 245
Ch. 22 Impact of Voice- and Knowledge-Enabled Clinical Reporting - US Example 265
Contributors' Professional Backgrounds 275
Author Index 285
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