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Books about the future of Healthcare

. Books about the future of Healthcare

Women's Health In Complementary And Integrative Medicine
by Tierona Low Dog, Marc Micozzi

This book covers the most common areas of concern in women's health. It provides a truly integrative approach, showing when, how, and for whom complementary/integrative therapies can benefit women in continuity with their regular medical care. This is an evidence-based, clinically-oriented book that presents the background and range of complementary and alternative therapies related to common medical conditions and functional complaints and disorders. It summarizes and analyzes scientific studies on the safety and efficacy of these therapies for various women's health conditions. Each chapter includes a description of commonly used treatments, discussions of safety issues (including adverse effects and drug interactions), a comprehensive summary and methodological assessment of clinical trials on the subject (with animal and in vitro data included as appropriate), and advice on counseling patients.

Ecosystem Change and Public Health
by Joan L. Aron, Jonathan A. Patz

Ecosystem Change and Public Health focuses on how human health is affected by global ecosystem changes. It is the first textbook devoted to this emerging field, offering a global perspective on research methods and emphasizing empirical investigations of health outcomes in combination with integrated assessment for policy development. The book covers such topics as global climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, water resources management, and ecology and infectious disease. Case studies of cholera, malaria, the effects of water resources, and global climate change and air pollution illustrate the analysis and methodology. The book also includes a resource center describing places to start searches on the World Wide Web, guidelines for finding and evaluating information, suggested study projects, and strategies for encouraging communication among course participants.

Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century
by Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, Elizabeth J. Thomson

With the accelerating discovery of human genes, public health professionals are increasingly confronted with a large body of scientific information that will guide public health action. Because the broad mission of public health is to fulfill society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy, the integration of new genetic information in public health research, policy, and program development is unavoidable. Public health leadership is urgently needed to use genetic information to improve health and prevent disease, and to address ethical, legal and social issues resulting from inappropriate use of such information. In the not too-distant future, disease prevention and health promotion programs will routinely consider whether or not to use genetic information to help target behavioral, medical or environmental intervention activities in order to maximize benefit and minimize costs and harm to individuals. In anticipation of the expected growth at the interface of genetics and public health, this book delineates a framework for the integration of advances in human genetics into public health practice. It provides a comprehensive review of public health genetics, including chapters on important general issues such as newborn and other genetic screening, the delivery of genetic services, and the ethical, legal and social implications of the use of genetics within public health. It also reviews relevant clinical topics, the historical background, cross-cultural aspects, and communication issues. Contributors come from a wide range of fields including epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, health services research, behavioral and social sciences, ethics, law, health economics, and laboratory sciences.

Bioethics in a European Perspective
by H. Ten Have, Bert Gordijn

In this book, developed by a group of collaborating scholars in bioethics from different European countries, an overview is given of the most salient themes in present-day bioethics. The themes are discussed in order to enable the reader to have an in-depth overview of the state of the art in bioethics. Introductory chapters will guide the reader through the relevant dimensions of a particular area, while subsequent case discussions will help the reader to apply the ethical theories to specific clinical problems and health policy queries. The book focuses on perspectives typical for the European context. This highlights not only particular bioethical themes such as social justice, choices in health care, and health policy (e.g., in post-communist countries), it also emphasizes specific approaches in ethical theory, in relation to Continental philosophies such as phenomenology and hermeneutics. Because of its articulation of what is typical for the European health care setting as well as for bioethical debate, this book is unique in comparison to existing textbooks in bioethics. The book is an introductory textbook acquainting the reader with the major issues in present-day health care as well as the various theoretical and practical approaches to clarify these issues.

Health Systems Confront Poverty
by Erio Ziglio, Rogerio Barbosa, Yves Charpak, Steve Turner

Health care systems across the WHO European Region have done and are doing much to tackle the complex and daunting problem of poverty and health. This book describes 12 initiatives already undertaken in 10 WHO Member States. It documents WHO's preliminary findings on how health care systems can help to alleviate poverty, and reaches three main conclusions: health care systems can indeed take effective action to improve the health of the poor; sometimes health care systems can actually represent an additional barrier for the poor and there is an urgent need for more knowledge, training and capacity-building in this area. It is hoped that the information presented here will contribute to the efforts to improve health and increase equity by tackling poverty and its effects on health across the length and breadth of Europe.


Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care: Answers for Everyday Health Problems

(Mayo Clinic Health Information) Consumer text provides reliable, practical, easy-to-understand information on more than 150 common medical conditions and issues relating to health. Includes new information about staying healthy and aging, the link between stress and health, and dietary supplements.


Clinical Information Systems: A Framework for Reaching the Vision
by Ida Androwich (Editor), American Medical Informatics Association, American Nurses Association, Wolfram Hanel, Patricia J. Button

This book articulates an organizing framework from a professional nursing perspective to answer questions related to design factors necessary for the development and implementation of clinical information systems. The framework offered is comprised of eight concepts integrated into a hierarchy of influence and feedback.

Healthcare Information Systems, Second Edition

by Kevin Beaver

The move to manage medicine from a financial perspective, i.e. managed care, has added huge layers of bureaucratic and administrative functions to healthcare. The need to have the ability to track patient medical records, mandated by government legislation such as HIPAA, is bringing new technologies and processes into the healthcare arena. A universal medical record system and absolute patient portability is a definite possibility in the not too distant future. All of these issues beg for clear IT solutions.Healthcare Information Systems, Second Edition approaches these challenges and opportunitites as pieces of a complex puzzle. It not only brings you up-to-date on the technology involved, but also explains how that technology interrelates and affects healthcare organizations. The book gives you complete coverage of all aspects of information technology as it relates to the healthcare industry. In Healthcare Information Systems you will find:"An overview of healthcare systems"Tips on disaster planning and system security"Improving quality, reducing risks, and understanding costs "An in-depth look into the HIPAA regulations"EMR and the data warehouse"Information on managing the healthcare community"A look at the changing organization"Views on telemedicine, the Internet, and emerging technologies"Ideas on using IT to deal with increasing government regulationIn addition, the new edition has expanded coverage of HIPAA, wireless networks and communications, telemedicine, and the increasing role of the Internet in all facets of healthcare. Healthcare Information Systems presents workable solutions to the real problems you will face both today and tomorrow.

Geographic Information Systems and Health Applications

by Omar A. Khan, Ric Skinner

The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the health sector is an idea whose time has come. The current applications of GIS in health are diverse and extensive. The present GIS environment is heavily driven by technology and such an approach is indeed logical for the most part. However, the needs of less-developed countries in utilizing the concepts and technologies of mapping should not be neglected in the continuing evolution of GIS.

Medical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine (Health Informatics.)

by Edward H. Shortliffe (Editor)

The practice of modern medicine requires sophisticated information technologies with which to manage patient information, plan diagnostic procedures, interpret laboratory results, and conduct research. This book, inspired by a Stanford University training program developed to introduce health professionals to computer applications in modern medical care, fills the need for a high quality text in computers and medicine, and meets the growing demand by practitioners, researchers, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field. The work is designed for a broad audience interested in the intersection of computer science and medicine.
Medical Informatics provides both a conceptual framework and a practical inspiration for this swiftly emerging scientific discipline. As a textbook for students of medical computer science, and a reference work for individual readers needing to understand the role computers can play in the provision of medical services, the book first explains basic concepts, then illustrates them with specific systems and technologies. For example, it describes computing systems for medical records, nursing, hospital information, pharmacy, radiology, patient monitoring, decision support, medical education, and office practice. The ultimate aim of the editors has been to focus on recurrent themes in medical informatics, medical computing applications, and future direction for research, as well as to clarify the definition, and to nurture the effectiveness, of healthcare computing.

The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations

by John P. Glaser

This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations offers health care executives and managers a balanced analysis of health care information systems. Written by John Glaser-a renowned expert in the field of health care information technology-this important resource shows health care professionals how to use IT to reduce costs, respond to the demands of managed care, develop a continuum of care, and manage and improve the quality of service to patients, payers, and physicians.

Health and Health Care 2010: The Forecast, The Challenge, 2nd Edition

by Institute for the Future

This report from researchers at the Institute for the Future analyzes and summarizes data from all sectors of the health care industry to identify trends that will affect medicine, nursing, health services, and public health between now and the year 2010. First, the authors describe likely outcomes between now and 2005 in such areas as legislation, mental health, patient demographics, and the organization of health plans. Beyond 2005, their forecast splits into three scenarios--one optimistic, one pessimistic, and one which takes a "long and winding" course.

Effective Healthcare Information Systems

by Adi Armoni

Adi Armoni is the associate dean and head of the computer and information systems department at the Tel Aviv College of Management. He serves as a senior consultant for leading financial institutes, insurance companies, technology firms, and health organizations and is the editor of Healthcare Information System. He lives in Tel Aviv, Isreal.

Strategies for Healthcare Information Systems

by Robert Stegwee, Ton Spil

Information technologies of the past two decades have created significant fundamental changes in the delivery of healthcare services by healthcare provider organizations. Many healthcare organizations have been in search of ways and strategies to keep up with continuously emerging information technologies, particularly Web-based driven technologies. Strategies for Healthcare Information Systems provides an overall coverage of different aspects of healthcare information systems strategies and challenges facing these organizations. The book also provides solutions and remedies in utilizing information technologies in support of a strategic posture of healthcare organization in the new millennium.

Knowledge Media in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

by Rolf Grutter

Because the field of healthcare reflects forms of both explicit and tacit knowledge such as evidence-based knowledge, clinical guidelines and the physician’s experience, knowledge media have significant potential in this area. Knowledge Media and Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges is an innovative new book that strives to show the positive impact that Knowledge Media and communication technology can have on human communication within the field of healthcare.

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