Telemedicine Technologies: Information Technologies in Medicine and Telehealth / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$80.76
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $58.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 34%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $58.95   
  • New (5) from $64.99   
  • Used (3) from $58.95   

Overview

This book brings together a broad range of topics demonstrating how information and wireless technologies can be used in healthcare

In this book, the authors focus on how medical information can be reliably transmitted through wireless communication networks. It explains how they can be optimized to carry medical information in various situations by utilizing readily available traditional wireless local area network (WLAN) and broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. In addition, the authors discuss consumer healthcare technology, which is becoming more popular as reduction in manufacturing cost of electronics products makes healthcare products more affordable to the general public. Finally, the book explores topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, information technology in alternative medicine, multimedia and health informatics, and caring for the community.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on the transmission of medical information over wireless communication networks, and addresses topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, and many others
  • Provides an in-depth introduction to the various factors that need to be considered for supporting healthcare services with information technology
  • Covers advancements in topics such as RFID in healthcare
  • Discusses medical signal processing as well as ECG and signal processing techniques

This book will be of interest to advanced students and professors in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and information engineering. Medical and IT professionals involved in specifying new facilities, healthcare practitioners in telemedicine, researchers in wireless communications and information technology, and network administrators will also find this book insightful.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book brings together a broad range of topics demonstrating how information and wireless technologies can be used in healthcare". (Wireless Design & Development, 30 November 2010)

"This book brings together a broad range of topics demonstrating how information and wireless technologies can be used in healthcare In this book, the authors focus on how medical information can be reliably transmitted through wireless communication networks". (Small Business VoIP, 29 November 2010)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470745694
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Sales rank: 659,607
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Information Technology and Healthcare Professionals

1.2 Providing Healthcare to Patients

1.3 Health Informatics Developments

1.4 Different Definition of Telemedicine

1.5 Overview on Telemedicine

1.6 The Growth of The Internet: Information Flooding in E-Health

Chapter 2 Communication Networks and Services

2.1 Wireless Communications Basics

2.2 Types of Wireless Networks

2.3 M-Health and Telemedicine Applications

2.4 The Outdoor Operating Environment

2.5 RFID in Healthcare

Chapter 3 Wireless Technology in Patient Rescue and Monitoring

3.1 Body Area Network

3.2 Emergency Rescue

3.3 Remote Recovery

3.4 At the Hospital

3.5 General Health Assessments

Chapter 4 Technologies in Medical Information Processing

4.1 Collecting Data from Patients

4.2 Bio-signal Transmission and Processing

4.3 Patient Records and Data Mining Applications

4.4 Knowledge Management for Clinical Applications

4.5 Electronic Drug Store

Chapter 5 Wireless Telemedicine System Deployment

5.1 Planning and Deployment Considerations

5.2 Scalability to Support Future Growth

5.3 Integration with Existing IT Infrastructure

5.4 Evaluating IT Service and Solution Provider

5.5 Quality Measurement

Chapter 6 Technologies for Safeguarding Medical Data and Privacy

6.1 Information Security Overview

6.2 Cryptography

6.3 Safeguarding Patient Medical History

6.4 Anonymous Data Collection and Processing

6.5 Biometric Security and Identification

Chapter 7 Information Technology in Alternative Medicine

7.1 Technology for Natural Healing and Preventive Care

7.2 Interactive Gaming for Healthcare

7.3 Consumer Electronics in Healthcare

7.4 Telehealth in General Healthcare and Fitness

Chapter 8 Caring for the Community

8.1 Telecare

8.2 Safeguarding the elderly and the ageing population

8.3 Telemedicine in Physiotherapy

8.4 Healthcare Access for Rural Areas

8.5 Healthcare Technology and the Environment

Chapter 9 Future Trends in Healthcare Technology

9.1 Prognostics in Telemedicine

9.2 The Aging Population: Home Care for the Elderly

9.3 Clothing Technology and Healthcare

9.4 Haptic Sensing for Practitioners

9.5 The Future of Telemedicine and Information Technology for Everyone: From Newborn to Becoming a Medical Professional all the way through to Retirement

Appendix

Key features of major wireless network types

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)