Foreword.- Part I Innovation & Process.- Chapter 1. Improving e-performance management in healthcare using intelligent IT solutions.- Chapter 2. An intelligence e- risk detection model to improve decision efficiency in the context of the orthopaedic operating room.- Chapter 3. Healthcare Information Systems Design: Using a Strategic Improvisation Model.- Chapter 4. Assimilation Of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS): An Analysis And Critique.- Chapter 5. e-Health in China: an evaluation.- Chapter 6. Improving The Process Of Healthcare Delivery in An Outpatient Environment: The Case of a Urology Department.- Chapter 7. Adaptations For E-Kiosk Systems In Germany To Develop Barrier-Free Terminals For Handicapped Persons.- Part II Design & Organisation.- Chapter 8. Collaborative Approach For Sustainable Citizen-Centered Health Care.- Chapter 9. Strategies and Solutions in eHealth: A Literature Review.- Chapter 10. Online Discussion Forum as a Means of Peer Support.- Chapter 11. Designing Persuasive Health Behavior Change Interventions.- Chapter 12. Accessibility In The Web For Disabled People.- Part III People.- Chapter 13. Knowledge Management: often neglected but crucial to eHealth.- Chapter 14. Patient Empowerment - A Two Way Road.- Chapter 15. Citizen ePOWERment.- Chapter 16. E-health: Focusing On People-Ceintric Dimensions.- Chapter 17. A Model of Estimating the Direct Benefits of Implementing Electronic data exchange of EMRs and State Immunization Information Systems.- Part IV IS/IT.- Chapter 18. Business Models for Electronic Healthcare Services in Germany.- Chapter 19. Smart Objects in Healthcare - Impact on Clinical Logistics.- Chapter 20. Agency Theory in E-Healthcare and Telemedicine: A Literature Study.- Chapter 21. Cost Accounting and Decision Support for Healthcare Institutions.- Chapter 22. A Comprehensive Approach to the IT - Clinical Practice Interface.- Epilogue.
Pervasive healthcare is an emerging research discipline, focusing on the development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare and wellness. Pervasive healthcare seeks to respond to a variety of pressures on healthcare systems, including the increased incidence of life-style related and chronic diseases, emerging consumerism in healthcare, need for empowering patients and relatives for self-care and management of their health, and need to provide seamless access for healthcare services, independent of time and place. Pervasive healthcare may be defined from two perspectives. First, it is the development and application of pervasive computing (or ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence) technologies for healthcare, health and wellness management. Second, it seeks to make healthcare available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere by removing locational, time and other restraints while increasing both the coverage and quality of healthcare. This book proposes to define the emerging area of pervasive health and introduce key management principles, most especially knowledge management, its tools, techniques and technologies. In addition, the book takes a socio-technical, patient-centric approach which serves to emphasize the importance of a key triumvirate in healthcare management namely, the focus on people, process and technology. Last but not least the book discusses in detail a specific example of pervasive health, namely the potential use of a wireless technology solution in the monitoring of diabetic patients.
Examines implementation of electronic medical records in health systems globally, including North America, Europe, and Asia Identifies the major barriers and facilitators related to ICT design, development and diffusion in the healthcare sector Focuses on application of pervasive computing for chronic disease management, particularly diabetes