Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications

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Olla, Phillip
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2009 - Computers - 366 pages

Healthcare systems are now experiencing a variety of challenges with the integration of mobile and ubiquitous technology.

Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications provides an international perspective on the benefits of mobile health technology and describes different examples and applications implemented in global healthcare. This book presents research on the emergence of pervasive computing and health care systems that provide quality patient care services.


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Defining Evaluation Components
Medical Information Representation Framework for Mobile Healthcare
A Distributed Approach of a Clinical Decision Support System Based on Cooperation
Physicians Perceptions on Knowledge Creation and Reuse
Patient Monitoring in Diverse Environments
Monitoring Hospital Patients Using Ambient Displays
Towards EasytoUse Safe and Secure Wireless Medical Body Sensor Networks
Sensing of Vital Signs and Transmission Using Wireless Networks
A Framework for Capturing Patient Consent in Pervasive Healthcare Applications
Technology Enablers for ContextAware Healthcare Applications
Modelling Spatiotemporal Developments in Spatial Health Systems
ContextAware Task Redistribution for Enhanced MHealth Application Performance
Compilation of References
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Phillip Olla is the endowed Phillips Chair of Management and Professor of MIS at the school of business at Madonna University in Michigan (USA), and he is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Brunel University (London, UK). His research interests include knowledge management, mobile telecommunication, and health informatics. In addition to University level teaching, Dr. Phillip Olla is also a Chartered Engineer and has over 10 years experience as an independent Consultant and has worked in the telecommunications, space, financial and healthcare sectors. He was contracted to perform a variety of roles including Chief Technical Architect, Program Manager, and Director. Dr. Olla is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Technology Research and the Software/Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, and is also a member of the Editorial Advisory & Review Board for the Journal of Knowledge Management Practice.Dr. Phillip Olla has a PhD in mobile telecommunications from Brunel University (UK), he is an accredited Press member of the British Association of Journalism, Chartered IT Professional with the British Computing Society and a member of the IEEE society.

Joseph Tan (Dip, BA, MS, PhD) holds a professional diploma in civil engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science from Wartburg College, a master’s degree in industrial & management engineering from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in management information systems from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has been a tenured associate professor teaching in the Department of Healthcare & Epidemiology at UBC for many years prior to serving as a professor and Head of Information System and Manufacturing (ISM) Department at the School of Business at Wayne State University.

Joseph has published research in computing, ergonomics, information systems, health informatics, health education, e-health, and e-business journals and has served as guest editor and member of various journal editorial boards. He sits on key organizing committees for local, national, and international meetings and conferences. Professor Tan’s research, which has enjoyed significant support in the last several years from local, national and international funding agencies and other sources, has also been widely cited and applied across a number of major disciplines, including healthcare informatics and clinical decision support, health technology management research, human processing of graphical representations, ergonomics, health administration education, telehealth, mobile health, and e-health promotion programming. [Editor]

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