Telemedicine Technologies. Information Technologies in Medicine and Telehealth

  • ID: 2174217
  • Book
  • 282 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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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


Key features of major wireless network types

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Bernard Fong
A.C.M. Fong
C.K. Li
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