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Best Readings in e-Health

Best Readings is a collection of Books, Journals, Special Issues, articles and papers on a featured topic. This Best Readings is on e-Health

Issued March 2013

Editor: Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Nazim Agoulmine, University of Evry Val d’Essonne, France
Pradeep Ray, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Jian Song, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Ji-Jiang Yang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Yongqiang Lyu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Bruno Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Sandra Sendra, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal & Universidad Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
Heung-Kook Choi, Inje University, Korea
Weider Yu, San Jose State University, USA


Special Issues

"Special Issue on Sensors Systems for Structural Health Monitoring," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 9, no. 11, Nov. 2009.

"Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Point-of-Care Health Care," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58, no. 3, March 2011.

UHealth Smarthome - Innovative solutions for the management of the elderly and chronic diseases,” IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, Vol. 5, no.3, September 2011.

"Special Issue on Communications in ubiquitous healthcare," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no.1, Jan. 2012.

"Special Issue on Efficient and cost-effective communications in ubiquitous healthcare: wireless sensors, devices and solutions," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no. 5, May 2012.

"Special Issue on Advances in Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, and Health Informatics," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 11, no. 3, Sept. 2012.

"Special Issue on Wireless communications for E-health applications," IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 20, no. 4, Aug. 2013.

Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Communications - eHealth,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 31, no. 9, Sept. 2013.


Telemedicine Technologies: Information Technologies in Medicine and Telehealth, Publication Date: November 3, 2010 | ISBN-10: 047074569X | ISBN-13: 978-0470745694 | Edition: 1
In this book, the authors focus on how medical information can be reliably transmitted through wireless communication networks, and explain how these networks can be optimized to carry medical information in various situations by utilizing the readily available traditional wireless local area network and broadband wireless access systems. In addition, the authors discuss consumer healthcare technology, which is becoming more popular as the reduction in the manufacturing cost of electronics products makes healthcare products more affordable to the general public. Finally, the book explores topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, information technology in alternative medicine, multimedia and health informatics, and caring for the community.

J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, “Health Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications”, Medical Information Science Reference Publishers, 4 Vols., 2513 pp.s, ISBN: 978-1-60566-988-5, 1st Edition, Hershey, PA, USA, December 2009.
This book is the reference in Health Information Systems.  This four-volume book with more than 2500 published pages provides a thorough presentation of the state of the art in this topic, including a complete understanding of the development of applications and concepts in clinical, patient, and hospital information systems. As a comprehensive collection of research on the latest findings related to technologies and healthcare delivery, this massive multi-volume reference addresses the demand for a resource that encompasses the most pertinent research in health information systems, healthcare technologies, and telemedicine.

A. Darkins and M. Cary, “Telemedicine and Telehealth: Principles, Policies, Performance and Pitfalls” Publication Date: March 15, 2000 | ISBN-10: 0826113028 | ISBN-13: 978-0826113023 | Edition: 1 
Telemedicine and telehealth are changing the face of healthcare delivery and are becoming multi-billion dollar industries. Drs. Darkins and Cary share their knowledge and provide practical insights and advice on making telemedicine programs into successful clinical services and a productive business. The book gives background knowledge and useful tips on starting up and managing programs in an array of settings. Most importantly, the book is based on the recognition that patients are customers of healthcare, and developing new telemedicine products vital to delivering care to rural or inaccessible clients are equally important to healthcare's future.

M. M. Maheu, P. Whitten and A. Allen, “E-Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine: A Guide to Startup and Success,” Feb. 15, 2001.
E-Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine is a hands-on resource that shows how communication technologies can be designed, implemented, and managed to help healthcare professionals expand and transform their organizations. Step by step, the authors reveal how to introduce innovative communication tools to a wide range of healthcare settings. This indispensable book contains a wealth of information, suggestions, and advice about program development, ethical, legal and regulatory issues, and technical options.

J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, "Advancing Medical Practice through Technology Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality," IGI-Global Publishers, Hershey, PA, USA, November, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4666-4619-3 (hardcover), DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4619-3.
This book focuses on the latest medical practices through the utilization of technologies and innovative concepts, and is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, and industry professionals interested in the latest advancements in the healthcare, biomedicine, and medical communications fields.

S. Sarnikar, D. Bennett, and M. Gaynor, "Cases on Healthcare Information Technology for Patient Care Management," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1466626713.
This comprehensive collection of case studies aims to help improve the understanding of the process as well as the challenges faced and lessons learned through implementation of Health Information Technologies.

A. Daskalaki, "Medical Advancements in Aging and Regenarative Technologies: Clinical Tools and Applications," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1466625068.
This work introduces basic science discoveries into regenerative therapies, specifically focusing on clinical tools related to aging and tissue regeneration. This guide provides a good introduction on how to guide approaches for preventing and treating age-related disease.

J. Wu, "Technological Advancements in Biomedicine for Healthcare Applications," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1466621961.
The author presents an overview of biomedical technologies and its relationship with healthcare applications. This reference source is essential for researchers and practitioners aiming to learn more about biomedical engineering and its related fields.

J. Wu, "Biomedical Engineering and Cognitive Neuroscience for Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Applications," IGI-GLobal, 2012, ISBN 978-1466621138.
The author brings together researchers and practitioners, including medical doctors and health professionals, to provide an overview of the studies of cognitive neuroscience and biomedical engineering for healthcare. This book aims to be the reference for researchers in related fields.

N. S. A. da Silva and G. J. M. da Costa, "Ethical Dimensions of Bio Nanotechnology: Present and Future Applications in Telemedicine," IGI-Global, 2013, ISBN 978-1466618947.
Illustrates the concept of bionanotechnology as a research field, acknowledging how Western and Eastern philosophical systems infer biotechnology medical appliances, and describing its key ethical and social dilemmas.

A. Gangopadhyay, "Methods, Models, and Computation for Medical Informatics," IGI-GLobal, 2012, ISBN 978-1466626539.
A comprehensive collection of research on the computational capabilities, prototypes, and algorithms and their application to the areas of nursing, clinical care, public health, biomedical research and much more. This book provides a better understanding of the models and methods used in the field of medicine for researchers, practitioners and medical professionals alike.

R. Bisawas, "Clinical Solutions and Medical Progress through User-Driven Healthcare," IGI-GLobal, 2012, ISBN 978-1466618763.
User-driven healthcare" has the goal of providing healthcare through clinical-problem solving and utilizing concerted experiential learning in conversations between multiple users and stakeholders across a web interface. These multiple users and stakeholders are primarily patients, health professionals and others in a care-giving collaborative network.

X.-L. Li and S.-K. Ng, "Computational Knowledge Discovery for Bioinformatics Research," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1466617858.
Discusses the most significant research and latest practices in computational knowledge discovery approaches to bioinformatics in a cross-disciplinary manner which is useful for researchers, practitioners, academicians, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists involved in the many facets of bioinformatics. This book aims to increase the awareness of interesting and challenging biomedical problems and to inspire new knowledge discovery solutions.

J. Tan, "Advancing Technologies and Intelligence in Healthcare and Clinical Environments: Breakthroughs," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1466617551.
A prime resource for both academic researchers and practitioners looking to advance their knowledge of the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare information technology and management research. This book addresses innovative concepts and critical issues in the emerging field of health information systems and informatics, with an emphasis on sustainable computer information systems, ensuring healthcare efficiency, and denoising MRI and ECG outputs.

L. N. de Castro, "Nature-Inspired Computing Design, Development, and Applications," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1466615748.
This book covers all the areas of natural computing, from methods to computationally synthesized natural phenomena, to computing paradigms based on natural materials. This volume is comprised of ideas and research from nature to develop computational systems or materials to perform computation. Researchers, academic educators, and professionals will find a comprehensive view of all aspects of natural computing with emphasis on its main branches.

W. Chen, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, Loe Feijs, "Neonatal Monitoring Technologies: Design for Integrated Solutions," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1466609754.
Presents a unique integration of knowledge from multidisciplinary fields of engineering, industrial design, and medical science for the healthcare of a specific user group. This comprehensive collection will support audiences ranging from clinical and medical professionals, academic researchers and students, technical professionals and managers, and policymakers.

A. Smedberg, "E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1609608668.
This book aims to provide the relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. The focus is on increasing the knowledge and understanding of applications and the use of e-health communities for self-help groups who struggle with health disorders, disabilities, lifestyle issues and other health concerns. Different e-health community settings are presented, and observations of community usage and effects discussed. Also, complementary ways of measuring effectiveness are introduced and analyzed.

C. Rocker and M. Ziefle, "E-Health, Assistive Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living: Challenges and Solutions," IGI-Global, 2011, ISBN 978-1609604691.
This book reviews existing literature in assistive technologies and provides suggestions and solutions for improving the quality of assisted living facilities and residences through the use of e-health systems and services.

M. K. Watfa, "E-Healthcare Systems and Wireless Communications: Current and Future Challenges," IGI-Global, 2012, ISBN 978-1613501238.
The author explores the developments and challenges associated with the successful deployment of e-healthcare systems. The book combines research efforts in different disciplines including pervasive wireless communications, wearable computing, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, neural networks, expert systems, databases, and security. This work serves as a comprehensive reference for graduate students in bioengineering and also provides solutions for medical researchers who are faced with the challenge of designing and implementing a cost-effective pervasive and ubiquitous wireless communication system.