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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...

Prevention is Better than Cure: Learning from Adverse Events in Healthcare

Ian Leistikow
February 22, 2017

Adverse events occur in healthcare with worrying and surprising frequency and, of these, a substantial portion are preventable. This highly-readable book, translated and update from the original Dutch edition, presents 15 model case studies which have been carefully designed to explore common...

Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application

Hilary McClafferty
February 20, 2017

Pediatric integrative medicine is a rapidly evolving field with great potential to improve the quality of preventive health in children and expand treatment options for children living with chronic disease. Many families actively use integrative therapies making familiarity with the field essential...

Patient Safety: Investigating and Reporting Serious Clinical Incidents

Russell Kelsey
February 17, 2017

At a time of increasing regulatory scrutiny and medico-legal risk, managing serious clinical incidents within primary care has never been more important. Failure to manage appropriately can have serious consequences both for service organisations and for individuals involved. This is the first...

Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment, 2nd Edition

Linda Koontz
February 16, 2017

Advances in health information technology (health IT) have the potential to improve the quality of healthcare, to increase the availability of health information for treatment, and to implement safeguards that cannot be applied easily or cost-effectively to paper-based health records. However, the...

Plastic Marine Debris: Environmental Science, Public Health Risks, and Policy Solutions

Sasha Adkins
February 15, 2017

This book shows how toxic chemicals in plastics, which are changing the balances of our seas, are a contributing factor in the premature puberty of girls and other serious endocrine disruptions. The book familiarizes readers with the current state of plastic marine debris, using language accessible...

Exercise and Mental Health: Neurobiological Mechanisms

Henning Budde, Mirko Wegner
February 15, 2017

Every fourth person in North America and Europe experiences at least one episode of depression or anxiety disorder over their lifetimes. Research on the impact of exercise on depression, anxiety, and well-being illustrates a positive effect on various measures of mental health by inducing the same...

Smart Technologies in Healthcare

Bruno Bouchard
February 13, 2017

Assistive technologies for the old and people with disabilities is now a very active field of research. It also constitutes a very profitable market (expected to reach US $60 billion p.a. by 2018). The book covers key aspects of this important field and provides guidelines for developing assistive...

Contemporary Phytomedicines

Amritpal Singh Saroya
February 13, 2017

The term phytomedicine was coined by French physician Henri Leclerc in 1913. Till recently phytomedicine has remained in the background. But due to emerging challenges to the conventional pharmaceutical industry (cost effectiveness and potency of the drugs), phytomedicine has made a dramatic...

Connected Health: Improving Care, Safety, and Efficiency with Wearables and IoT Solution

Richard Krohn, David Metcalf, Patricia Salber
February 13, 2017

Connected Health is the most dynamic phenomenon in healthcare technology today. From smartphones and tablets to apps, body sensors and telemedicine, Connected Health promises to stir foundational shifts in healthcare quality and delivery. This is a watershed moment in healthcare – the Connected...

HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations, Fourth Edition

Himss
February 09, 2017

This significantly expanded and newest edition of the bestselling HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations has been developed and extensively reviewed by more than 50 industry experts. The fourth edition of this dictionary serves as a quick reference for...

How Healthcare Data Privacy Is Almost Dead ... and What Can Be Done to Revive It!

John J. Trinckes, Jr.
February 06, 2017

The healthcare industry is under privacy attack. The book discusses the issues from the healthcare organization and individual perspectives. Someone hacking into a medical device and changing it is life-threatening. Personal information is available on the black market. And there are increased...

Robotic Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice

Pedro Encarnação, Albert Cook
January 31, 2017

This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each application are provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical...

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