E–Health Care Information Systems. An Introduction for Students and Professionals

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  • 624 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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E–Health Care Information Systems is a comprehensive collection written by leading experts from a range of disciplines including medicine, health sciences, engineering, business information systems, and computing technology. It provides a theoretical framework with sound methodological approaches and is filled with numerous case examples. Topics include e–health records, e–public information systems, e–rehabilitation, e–medicine, e–homecare, e–diagnosis support systems, and e–health intelligence. E–Health Care Information Systems also covers strategies in e–health care technology management, e–security issues, and the impacts of e–technologies. In addition, this book reviews new and emerging technologies such as mobile health, virtual reality, and nanotechnology.

E–Health Care Information Systems gives students and leaders the guidelines for harnessing accessible, available, affordable, and accountable medicine.

"Health care is experiencing a fast–moving cultural transformation that challenges us to change our perspective from a provider–centric to a patient–centric model of health care delivery. This transformation is fueled by the evolution of information systems in medicine, and empowered by e–health approaches to making health care more efficient, affordable, and accessible. E–Health Care Information Systems offers health care professionals a guide to understanding e–health in practice."
William Hendee, senior associate dean and vice president, Medical College of Wisconsin

"E–Health Care Information Systems is essential reading for those who are interested in learning about a vision for e–health, its foundational perspectives, applications, and strategies in this time of e–health paradigm shift."
In Lee, editor–in–chief, International Journal of E–Business Research

"Understanding the power of the Internet is absolutely necessary for any business to operate in the world today. Joseph Tan presents a very complete and comprehensive picture of the world of e–health and its uses in the health care field. E–Health Care Information Systems is an excellent source of information that provides a platform for both the student and the health care professional in today′s environment."
David Thompson, chief information officer, Borgess Health Alliance

"Joseph Tan′s emphasis on the significance of e–health puts health care providers on notice that technology is a force to befriend in delivering sound medical care in the 21st century! A must–read for all of us committed to providing the best care for those we love."
Tony Fama, president, Maria Madeline Project, Inc.

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Tables, Figures, and Exhibits xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

The Editor xxi

The Contributors xxiii


1 E–Health: The Next Health Care Frontier 3Joseph Tan

The Telebaby Case 27Ronald Spanjers, Anne F. Rutkowski

2 E–Health Vision: Drivers of and Barriers to E–Health Care 37Joseph Tan

Cyber–Angel: The E–Robin Hood Case 52Joseph Tan, Joshia Tan


3 E–Health Perspectives: General Systems Concepts, Chaos and String Theories, and Social Science Thinking 59Joseph Tan

Multicommunity E–Health Promotion Programming Case 82Joseph Tan

4 E–Health Records: The Lifeblood of E–Health Care 91Joseph Tan

E–Primary Health Care and E–Health Records Cases 116Penny Grubb

5 E–Public Health Information Systems: E–Technologies for Public Health Preparedness and Surveillance 127Joseph Tan, Francisco G. Soto Mas, C. Ed Hsu

E–Profiling of Community Health Performance Indicators Case 155Lee Kallenbach, Joseph Tan

6 E–Networking: The Backbone of E–Health Care 163Joseph Tan, Winnie Cheng

Mobile Health Networks Case: Unconfined Mobile Bluetooth Technology for E–Medical Services 190Qiang Cheng, Huyu Qu, Yingge Wang, Joseph Tan


7 E–Health Domains: Surveying the E–Health Landscape: Cases and Applications 203Pam Forducey, Kawaljeet Kaur, Cynthia Scheideman–Miller, Joseph Tan

E–Speech Therapy for Children in a Rural Oklahoma School Case 224Cynthia Scheideman–Miller, Pam Forducey, Sharon S. Smeltzer, Avery Clouds, Bob Hodge, David Prouty

8 Diffusion of E–Medicine: E–Medicine in Developed and Developing Countries 231Joseph Tan, Mengistu Kifle, Victor Mbarika, Chitu Okoli

E–Medicine Development in Taiwan Case 260Paul Jen–Hwa Hu, Chih–Ping Wei, Tsang–Hsiang Cheng, Joseph Tan

9 E–Home Care: Rejuvenating Home Health Care and Tele Home Care 267George Demiris, Joseph Tan

The OliverHome Case 290Joseph Tan, George Demiris, Joshia Tan

10 E–Diagnosis Support Systems: An E–DSS for Lower Back Pain 295Lin Lin, Paul Jen–Hwa Hu, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Joseph Tan

Teleradiology Case: Present and Future 321Yao Y. Shieh, Mason Shieh

11 E–Health Intelligence: A Multiple–Level Clustering Approach for E–Health Data Mining 330Chih–Ping Wei, Paul Jen–Hwa Hu, Liang–Ming Kung, Joseph Tan

E–Patient Image Retrieval Case: Incremental Neural Net Learning 352Lin Lin, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Chih–Ping Wei, Paul Jen–Hwa Hu, Joseph Tan


12 E–Health Strategies: Reshaping the Traditional Health Care System 365H. Joseph Wen, Joseph Tan

E–Health Technology Strategies and Impacts Case 396Jung P. Shim, William E. Sorrells

13 E–Health Care Technology Management: A Multifactorial Model for Harnessing E–Technologies 406George Eisler, Sam Sheps, Joseph Tan

Evidence–Based Medicine Case 439Barry P. Markovitz

14 E–Security: Frameworks for Privacy and Security in E–Health Data Integration and Aggregation 450Joseph Tan, Patrick Hung

Integrated Selective Encryption and Data Embedding for Medical Images Case 479
Qiang Cheng, Yingge Wang, Joseph Tan

15 E–Health Impacts on the Health Care and Health Services Industry: Surfing the Powerful Waves of E–Technologies 489Joseph Tan, David C. Yen, Sharline Martin, Binshan Lin

E–Communities Case: Scalability Challenges in Information Management 515Harris Wu, Joseph Tan, Weiguo Fan


16 E–Health Prospects: Mobile Health, Virtual Reality, and Consumer–Driven E–Health Systems 523Joseph Tan

Virtual Reality Case 547Joseph Tan, Pency Tsai

Name Index 554

Subject Index 562

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Joseph Tan, Ph.D., currently on leave from the University of British Columbia, is professor and head of the Information System and Manufacturing Department at Wayne State University. He serves as guest editor and editorial board member for various journals and sits on key organizing committees for local, national, and international meetings and conferences. Tan s research which has enjoyed significant support from local, national, and international funding agencies and other sources has been widely cited and applied across a number of major disciplines, including health care informatics and clinical decision support, health technology management research, human processing of graphical representations, ergonomics, health administration education, telehealth, mobile health, and e–health promotion programming.
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