Handbook Of Research On Advances In Health Informatics And Electronic Healthcare Applications

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In the healthcare field, there is limited literature published on the subject of global deployment, diffusion, adoption, use, and impact of information communication technologies in the context of health informatics and electronic healthcare applications. Due to a lack of such literature, those involved in healthcare spend a great deal of time searching and gathering information from various sources. The Handbook of Research on Advances in Health Informatics and Electronic Healthcare Applications: Global Adoption and Impact of Information Communication Technologies for the first time brings to the healthcare community a comprehensive resource elucidating the adoption and usage of health informatics. Gathering an in-depth collection of research articles and case studies from leading experts worldwide, this Handbook of Research provides a global understanding of the advances in health informatics and electronic applications in healthcare delivery and management. Key Features: 22 authoritative contributions by 55 of the world's leading experts in health informatics and electronic healthcare applications from 14 countries Comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field More than 800 references to existing literature and research on health informatics and electronic healthcare applications A compendium of over 150 key terms with detailed definitions. Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to health informatics and electronic healthcare applications

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605660301
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Pages: 628
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Towards an Evaluation Framework for E-Health Services: Evaluating Criteria from Users Perspective 1

Ch. 2 Evaluating Healthcare IT and Understanding the Work of Healthcare are Entangled Processes 17

Ch. 3 Interactive Sociotechnical Analysis: Identifying and Coping with Unintended Consequences of IT Implementation 33

Ch. 4 The MOBEL Project: Experiences from Applying User-Centered Methods for Designing Mobile ICT for Hospitals 52

Ch. 5 Process-Based Evaluation of Hospital Information Systems: Application of an Information Systems Success Model (PRISE) in the Healthcare Domain 74

Ch. 6 How can Telemedicine Benefit from Broadband Technologies? 91

Ch. 7 Organisational Factors and Technological Barriers as Determinants for the Intention to Use Wireless Handheld Technology in Healthcare Environment: An Indian Case Study 109

Ch. 8 Health Grids in Health Informatics: A Taxonomy 124

Ch. 9 Improving Patient Safety with Information Technology 144

Ch. 10 Managing ICT in Healthcare Organization: Culture, Challenges, and Issues of Technology Adoption and Implementation 153

Ch. 11 Emergency Medical Data Transmission Systems and Techniques 169

Ch. 12 Developments in Modelling Organizational Issues in Healthcare: Multi Method Modelling 190

Ch. 13 Investigating Trust Relationships in a Healthcare Network 205

Ch. 14 Resource Alignment of ICT in Taiwanese Small Dialysis Centers 221

Ch. 15 Guideline Representation Ontologies for Evidence-based Medicine Practice 234

Ch. 16 Speeding Up Decision Support: Investigating the Distributed Simulation of a Healthcare Supply Chain 255

Ch. 17 Information Security and Privacy in Medical ApplicationScenario 274

Ch. 18 A Process Architecture Approach to Manage Health Process Reforms 289

Ch. 19 Replace an Old Functioning Information System with a New One: What Does it Take? 319

Ch. 20 A Quality Assurance Approach to Healthcare: Implications for Information Systems 333

Ch. 21 Supporting the Development of Personalized E-Health: An Insight into the E-Patient Context 353

Ch. 22 Adoption of Mobile Technology by Public Healthcare Doctors: A Developing Country Perspective 368

Ch. 23 Computerization of Primary Care in the United States 385

Ch. 24 Open Source Software: A Key Component of E-Health in Developing Nations 410

Ch. 25 Physician Characteristics Associated with Early Adoption of Electronic Medical Records in Smaller Group Practices 423

Ch. 26 An e-Healthcare Mobile Application: A Stakeholders' Analysis Experience of Reading 433

Ch. 27 Mobile E-Health: Making the Case 446

Ch. 28 The Internet, Health Information, and Managing Health: An Examination of Boomers and Seniors 458

Ch. 29 Evaluation of Health Information Systems: Challenges and Approaches 477

Ch. 30 Mobile Information Systems in a Hospital Organization Setting 493

Compilation of References 524

Index 589

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