Clinical Solutions and Medical Progress through User-Driven Healthcare

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Biswas, Rakesh
IGI Global, Jul 31, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 216 pages
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As medical technology advances and the number of users across different mediums increases, how do we continually shape medical education and practice to meet the needs of these users?

Clinical Solutions and Medical Progress through User-Driven Healthcare provides comprehensive coverage and understanding of clinical problem solving in healthcare. The term "user" includes health professionals, as well as patients and anyone who uses the web with a user name. These "users" generate an information flow that "drives" the system's workflow (hence, the choice of the term "driven"). "User-driven healthcare" aims at improved healthcare through clinical problem solving utilizing concerted experiential learning in conversations between multiple users and stakeholders, primarily patients, health professionals, and other actors in a care giving collaborative network across a web interface. Serving as a valuable source for information, this title is perfect for healthcare professionals, researchers, academic instructors, and students alike.

 

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Contents

From Compliance to Concordance and Beyond
1
User Driven Psychiatry
15
The Voice of Isotretinoin
24
Caught in the Middle
26
Securing HealthEffective Medicine in Practice
35
DSS for Health Emergency Response
51
The RTBP Collective Intelligence Driving Health for the User
70
Health Professional Web Based Conversational Learning on Unusual Forms of Lupus
79
Addiction and Drug Dependence
93
Creating Secondary Learning Resources from BMJ Case Reports through Medical Student Conversational Learning in a Web Based Forum
118
Creating Secondary Learning Resources from Web Based Conversational Learning Around Rational Usage of Medicines in Diabetes
130
The Cochrane Students Journal Club and Creating a Secondary Learning Resource for Gathering and Appraising Evidence
138
Compilation of References
149
Miscellaneous
161
About the Contributors
190
Index
194

The Need to Transform the Core Values of Medical Care and Health Organizations
85

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Rakesh Biswas is a professor of Medicine in the Center for Scientific Research and Development, PCMS Campus, Bhopal, India. His interests include clinical problem solving applied to patient centered health care and health education. He has extensively published his experiences in clinical problem solving in global academic journals and books. He is presently a deputy editor for BMJ Case reports, UK, chief editor for the International Journal of User Driven Healthcare, US and a regional editor for the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, UK. He is an academic co-investigator in funded programs of research on “User Driven Healthcare” in India and Ireland. [Editor]

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