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The Journey Never Ends: Technology's Role in Helping Perfect Health Care Outcomes

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David Garets, Claire McCarthy Garets
March 8, 2016

If your health care organization is typical, you were successful in getting your electronic medical record (EMR) system installed on time and within budget. You declared victory and collected some money from meaningful use. But very quickly, you realized you were not getting the expected return on y...

Glaser on Health Care IT: Perspectives from the Decade that Defined Health Care Information Technology

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John P. Glaser
February 16, 2016

John Glaser has been an astute observer and recognized leader in the health care industry for over thirty years. He has written a regular column for Hospitals & Health Networks in which he comments on a wide range of topics, including improving organizational performance through health informati...

Leveraging Data in Healthcare: Best Practices for Controlling, Analyzing, and Using Data

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Rebecca Mendoza Saltiel Busch
December 10, 2015

The healthcare industry is in a state of accelerated transition. The proliferation of data and its assimilation, access, use, and security are ever-increasing challenges. Finding ways to operationalize business and clinical data management in the face of government and market mandates is enough to k...

An Introduction to Health Information Technology in LTPAC Settings

Gregory L. Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, Derr F. John, RPh, FASCP, Lorren Pettit, MS, MBA
July 10, 2018

A multiplicity of factors converging together suggest the long term/post-acute care (LTPAC) provider community (e.g. nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, home health agencies, etc.) will accelerate in importance within the healthcare ecosystem during the next few years. The challenge for...

Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach

Nicky Dummett, Chris Williams
July 04, 2018

Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach uses the tried and tested Five Areas™ model of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to equip and empower young people experiencing low mood or depression with the key life skills they need to overcome these conditions. The Five...

Fingerprinting Analysis and Quality Control Methods of Herbal Medicines

Ravindra Kumar Pandey, Shiv Shankar Shukla, Amber Vyas, Vishal Jain, Parag Jain, Shailendra Saraf
July 03, 2018

Due to the increase in the consumption of herbal medicine, there is a need to know which scientifically based methods are appropriate for assessing the quality of herbal medicines. Fingerprinting has emerged as a suitable technique for quality estimation. Chemical markers are used for evaluation of...

Machine Learning and IoT: A Biological Perspective

Shampa Sen, Leonid Datta, Sayak Mitra
July 03, 2018

This book discusses some of the innumerable ways in which computational methods can be used to facilitate research in biology and medicine - from storing enormous amounts of biological data to solving complex biological problems and enhancing treatment of various grave diseases....

Civil Commitment in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Practical and Ethical Considerations

Wayne Bowers
July 02, 2018

Civil Commitment in the Treatment of Eating Disorders presents a comprehensive view on the use of involuntary hospitalization in the treatment of patients with anorexia and other eating disorders. This volume synthesizes the existing empirical data and ethical perspectives surrounding this...

Analytical Techniques for Quality Control of Medicinal Plants

Satyanshu Kumar, Raghuraj Singh
June 30, 2018

This book discusses current concepts and practice on analytical approaches for characterization of medicinal plants and plant-based products. It reviews all aspects of extraction, spectroscopic analysis, isolation, chemometrics, DNA bar-coding, in-line processing, and bioassays....

Successful Expert Testimony, Fifth Edition

Max M. Houck, Christine Funk, Harold Feder
June 22, 2018

A major revision of the landmark book on expert testimony Feder’s Succeeding as an Expert Witness, Successful Expert Testimony, Fifth Edition highlights the book’s value to both attorneys and expert witnesses in promoting effective, impactful courtroom testimony. The book outlines the role of...

Digital Healing: People, Information, Healthcare

Marc Ringel
June 22, 2018

Medical practice and research are inconceivable today without electronic computing and communication tools. Digital machines do many tasks orders-of-magnitude better, faster and more accurately than humans. Still, there are functions critical to the healthcare endeavor that people do much better...

A Public Health Strategy for Living, Aging and Dying in Solidarity: Designing Elder-Centered and Palliative Systems of Care, Environments, Services and Supports

Mary Beth Morrissey, Melissa Lang, Barney Newman
June 20, 2018

With more people living longer lives, there is increased importance in the health care industry on improving services for the elderly. This comprehensive book gives an expert overview of the topics and challenges, along with imperative ethical and legal frameworks. The book also details existing...

Vegetarian Nutrition and Wellness

Winston J. Craig
June 18, 2018

A large amount of research effort goes into assessing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, resulting from human desire to consume a more sustainable diet that is less destructive of the earth’s natural resources. In addition, a growing number of people are choosing the vegan or total...

Mobile Communications and Public Health

Marko Markov
June 18, 2018

This book represents a comprehensive overview of the distribution of the various forms of mobile communications (with increasing variations and intensities) devices, which represent a serious hazard to the biosphere and especially mankind, due to the lack of controls of sources of mobile...

Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants: Properties and Potential for Human Health

Megh R. Goyal, Ademola O. Ayeleso
June 13, 2018

This volume sheds new light on the immense potential of medicinal plants for human health from different technological aspects. It presents new research on bioactive compounds in medicinal plants that provide health benefits, including those that have proven especially effective in treating and...

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