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Understanding Health Communication Technologies. Jossey–Bass Public Health

  • ID: 2685996
  • Book
  • 326 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"This text brings together an impressive group of international informatics experts. Scholars and practitioners will be well served to read the broad range of cases in the book and learn from these pioneering efforts."

Michael A. Ricci, M.D., Roger H. Allbee Professor of Surgery and clinical director of telemedicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine

"The authors′ case study approach provides an innovative lens to investigate the practical value of deploying communication technologies in the health care setting. The various cases in this volume emphasize an impressive and broad range of professional disciplines, organizational contexts, and technological innovations, resulting in a valuable learning experience for the reader."
Howard E. Sypher, Ph.D., professor and head, Department of Communication, Purdue University

"The text brings together leading researchers and experts on health information technology from around the globe to provide practical lessons for students and practitioners alike. These experiences will prove to be a valuable asset for anyone interested in expanding their expertise in researching and developing projects of their own."
Barb Johnston, M.S.N., senior program director, California Telemedicine and eHealth Center

"The editors should be commended on bringing together a text which emphasizes a multi–disciplinary approach to understanding the challenges of researching and deploying cutting–edge innovations in health care."
David G. Ellis, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., assistant professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine and Informatics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine/Biomedical Sciences; director, Center for Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics and Association; director, Emergency Services; director, Telemedicine Services

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Figures, Tables, and Exhibits.


ForewordJonathan D. Linkous

The Editors

The Contributors


1. Problems with Implementation: The Story of a Home Telecare TrialFrances S. Mair, Derek Hibbert, Carl R. May, Robert Angus, Tracy Finch, Angela Boland, Jane O Connor, Alan Haycox, Chris Roberts, Simon Capewell

2. Challenges in Launching a Malaysian Teleconsulting NetworkRichard Wootton, Mohamad Suhaimi Mohamad Tahir

3. Social Aspects of Implementing a Medical Information System: Cure or Symptom?Ronald E. Rice

4. Telemedicine at Shriners Hospitals for Children: One Size Does Not Fit AllMark L. Niederpruem, Robert Gerding, Mary E. Kautto, Peter Armstrong, Jana L. C. Lindsey, Katherine Y. Vigil, Cary Burcham, Michael Moushui, Shannon M. Lehman, Donald Lighter


5. Home Telehealth: Overcoming Buy–In IssuesBonnie Perry Britton, Rhonda Chetney

6. A Model for Persuading Decision Makers and Finding New PartnersGlen Effertz, Steven Beffort, Alistair Preston, Frank D. Pullara, Dale C. Alverson

7. Leadership Issues Facing an E–Start–Up Management TeamJames Patterson, Gary M. Shulman

8. A Health Care Information System in Greece: Key Factors, Self–Organization, and Take–Home LessonsAngelina Kouroubali, Don E. Detmer, Manolis Tsiknakis, Stelios Orphanoudakis

9. The Anatomy of Failure? Teledermatology in an English CityCarl R. May, Maggie Mort, Tracy Finch, Frances S. Mair


10. Research as Dialogue: Health Communication and Behavior Change in Patients′ Natural HabitatLinda M. Harris, Rita Kobb, Patricia Ryan, Adam Darkins, Gary L. Kreps

11. Diagnosing the Communication Infrastructure in Order to Reach Target Audiences: A Study of Hispanic Communities in Los AngelesPauline Hope Cheong, Holley A. Wilkin, Sandra Ball–Rokeach

12. The Role of Telehospice in End–of–Life CareCollette M. Clemens, Beverly Davenport Sypher, Gary C. Doolittle

13. Doctor and Patient Interactions During Telemedicine: Clashes of Perceptions and RealityJeanine W. Turner, James D. Robinson, Adil Alaoui, James F. Winchester, Alan Neustadtl, Walid Gabriel Tohme, Betty A. Levine, Jeff Collmann, Seong K. Mun


14. Teletherapy for Childhood Depression: Where Is the Evidence?Eve–Lynn Nelson

15. Serving Children with Disabilities in Rural IowaDennis C. Harper

16. Crisis Telehealth as a Cost Management StrategySusan L. Dimmick, Samuel G. Burgiss, Nikki Cook

17. Using Point–of–Care to Reduce Medication ErrorsChris L. Tucker, Russell Carlson

18. The United Kingdom Virtual Outreach ProjectPaul Wallace

19. The Financial Side of a Tele–Oncology PracticeGary C. Doolittle, Ashley Spaulding, Ryan Spaulding


20. The Role of the Internet in Prostate Cancer Survivors′ Illness NarrativesMichael Irvin Arrington

21. Successful Web Site Construction and Management: Harnessing the Skill and Enthusiasm of VolunteersMarlene M. Maheu, Joseph P. McMenamin

22. Multimedia Education for Gestational Diabetes PatientsDeborah C. Glik, Sally F. Shaw, Gloria M. Chinea, Amy Myerson

23. New Paradigms for Continuing Education: Training Providers How to Use TechnologyThomas S. Nesbitt, Thu P. Tran, Jana Katz

24. Telehealth in Cyberspace: Virtual Reality for Distance Learning in Health Education and TrainingDale C. Alverson, Stanley M. Saiki Jr., Thomas P. Caudell

25. The SEEDS Project: From Health Care Information System to Innovative Educational StrategyJudith J. Warren, Katherine A. Fletcher, Helen R. Connors, Anita Ground, Charlotte Weaver


26. Bringing Care Home to the Rural Elderly: Clinician and Patient Satisfaction with Telehealth CommunicationCarma L. Bylund, Bonnie Wakefield, Jane E. Morse, Annette M. Ray

27. Systemwide Rollout of Doctor–Patient Secure Web Messaging: The University of California, Davis, Virtual Care ExperienceEric M. Liederman, Eric M. Zimmerman, Marcos A. Athanasoulis, Margaret A. C. Young

28. Low–Vision Reaching Out Through Telemedicine: The Process of Implementing One Ophthalmic SubspecialtyJade S. Schiffman, Gina G. Wong, Rosa A. Tang

29. Internet–Based Specialty Consultations: A Study of Adoption ChallengesPaul Heinzelmann, Joseph Kvedar

30. Telerehabilitation: A Harvest of Multidisciplinary ServicesCynthia Scheideman–Miller


31. Sustainable Security: Building Virus and Vulnerability Management into an Organization′s CultureC. Scott Blanchette, David T. Noll

32. Designing Technology: A Case of Vendor and Provider PartnershipAudrey Kinsella, Kim Lee, Brenda Ecken

33. Behind the Applications: Making Technology TransparentSally R. Davis, Pamela Whitten


34. Policy and the Origins of the Arizona Statewide Telemedicine ProgramRonald S. Weinstein, Gail Barker, Sandy Beinar, Michael Holcomb, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Ana Maria Lopez, Alison Hughes, Richard A. McNeely

35. The Long and Winding Road to Medicare ReimbursementJoseph A. Tracy, Karen E. Edison

36. Addressing Barriers to Access for Uninsured in Western New York State: WNYhelpnet.orgThomas Hugh Feeley, Denise M. Rizzo, Jeannine M. Osborne

37. Using Computer Technologies to Provide Relevant Cancer Information to Vulnerable Populations: The NCI Digital Divide Pilot ProjectsGary L. Kreps, David H. Gustafson, Peter Salovey, Rosemarie Slevin Perocchia, Wayne Wilbright, Mary Anne Bright, Cathy Muha, Carol C. Diamond

38. Bridging the Digital Divide: Lessons from the Health InterNetwork IndiaJoan Dzenowagis, Andrew Pleasant, Shyama Kuruvilla

Name Index

Subject Index

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