Mobile HealthMobile Health

patients' education, communication among healthcare stakeholders, and patient
care, within a continuum of care. Mobile health enables healthcare providers to
have a continuous interaction with healthcare consumers. Such interaction or ...

Author: Sasan Adibi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319128177


Page: 1172

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This book offers a comprehensive report on the technological aspects of Mobile Health (mHealth) and discusses the main challenges and future directions in the field. It is divided into eight parts: (1) preventive and curative medicine; (2) remote health monitoring; (3) interoperability; (4) framework, architecture, and software/hardware systems; (5) cloud applications; (6) radio technologies and applications; (7) communication networks and systems; and (8) security and privacy mechanisms. The first two parts cover sensor-based and bedside systems for remotely monitoring patients’ health condition, which aim at preventing the development of health problems and managing the prognosis of acute and chronic diseases. The related chapters discuss how new sensing and wireless technologies can offer accurate and cost-effective means for monitoring and evaluating behavior of individuals with dementia and psychiatric disorders, such as wandering behavior and sleep impairments. The following two parts focus on architectures and higher level systems, and on the challenges associated with their interoperability and scalability, two important aspects that stand in the way of the widespread deployment of mHealth systems. The remaining parts focus on telecommunication support systems for mHealth, including radio technologies, communication and cloud networks, and secure health-related applications and systems. All in all, the book offers a snapshot of the state-of-art in mHealth systems, and addresses the needs of a multidisciplinary audience, including engineers, computer scientists, healthcare providers, and medical professionals, working in both academia and the industry, as well as stakeholders at government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Mobile HealthMobile Health

Sensors, Analytic Methods, and Applications James M. Rehg, Susan A. Murphy,
Santosh Kumar ... Challenges in Mobile Health Applications We have seen that a
wide variety of contextual bandit algorithms and theoretical frameworks to ...

Author: James M. Rehg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319513942


Page: 542

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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to mHealth technology and is accessible to technology-oriented researchers and practitioners with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, statistics, and applied mathematics. The contributing authors include leading researchers and practitioners in the mHealth field. The book offers an in-depth exploration of the three key elements of mHealth technology: the development of on-body sensors that can identify key health-related behaviors (sensors to markers), the use of analytic methods to predict current and future states of health and disease (markers to predictors), and the development of mobile interventions which can improve health outcomes (predictors to interventions). Chapters are organized into sections, with the first section devoted to mHealth applications, followed by three sections devoted to the above three key technology areas. Each chapter can be read independently, but the organization of the entire book provides a logical flow from the design of on-body sensing technology, through the analysis of time-varying sensor data, to interactions with a user which create opportunities to improve health outcomes. This volume is a valuable resource to spur the development of this growing field, and ideally suited for use as a textbook in an mHealth course.

Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare DeliveryMobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery

Mobile health became functional in biomedical engineering and started with
looking at wireless and sensor technologies that could be incorporated to monitor
people's health at a distance. M-Health implementation came out in developing ...

Author: Moumtzoglou, Anastasius

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522580225


Page: 327

View: 848

One of the central engines of the current shift towards decentralization and reorientation of healthcare services is mobile healthcare (mHealth). mHealth offers unique opportunities to reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and improve quality and access to healthcare. However, the full impact of mHealth is just beginning to be felt by the medical community and requires further examination to understand the full range of benefits it contributes to medical staff and patients. Mobile Health Applications for Quality Healthcare Delivery explores the emergence of mHealth in the healthcare setting and examines its impact on patient-centered care, including how it has reshaped access, quality, and treatment. Highlighting topics such as patient management, emergency medicine, and health monitoring, this publication supports e-health systems designers in understanding how mobile technologies can best be used for the benefit of both doctors and their patients. It is designed for healthcare professionals, administrators, students, health services managers, and academicians.

Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical ApplicationsMobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications

Pervasive healthcare environment, focusing on the integration of mobile and
ubiquitous technology to reform working and living conditions for individuals and
organizations in the healthcare sector, sets the stage for an innovative emerging

Author: Olla, Phillip

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605663333


Page: 366

View: 292

"This book gives detailed analysis of the technology, applications and uses of mobile technologies in the healthcare sector by using case studies to highlight the successes and concerns of mobile health projects"--Provided by publisher.

Telehealth and Mobile HealthTelehealth and Mobile Health

38, no. 4, pp. 300–309, 2005. P. Giovas et al., “Medical aspects of prehospital
cardiac telecare,” in M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems, R.H. Istepanian,
S. Laxminarayan, and C.S. Pattichis, Eds. Springer, New York, 2006, pp. 389–
400 ...

Author: Halit Eren

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482236620


Page: 706

View: 489

The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. Telehealth and Mobile Health is the second volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume: Discusses telesurgery, medical robotics, and image guidance as well as telenursing and remote patient care Describes the implementation of networks, data management, record management, and effective personnel training Explains how the use of new technologies brings many business, management, and service opportunities Provides examples of scientific advancements such as brain-controlled bionic human arms and hands Incorporates clinical applications throughout for practical reference The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook bridges the gap between scientists, engineers, and medical professionals by creating synergy in the related fields of biomedical engineering, information and communication technology, business, and healthcare.

M HealthM Health

INTRODUCTION The increased availability, miniaturization, performance and
enhanced data rates of future mobile communication systems will have an
increasing impact and accelerate the deployment of m-health systems and
services ...

Author: Robert Istepanian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387265597


Page: 623

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M-health can be defined as the ‘emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare systems.' This book paves the path toward understanding the future of m-health technologies and services and also introducing the impact of mobility on existing e-health and commercial telemedical systems. M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems presents a new and forward-looking source of information that explores the present and future trends in the applications of current and emerging wireless communication and network technologies for different healthcare scenaria. It also provides a discovery path on the synergies between the 2.5G and 3G systems and other relevant computing and information technologies and how they prescribe the way for the next generation of m-health services. The book contains 47 chapters, arranged in five thematic sections: Introduction to Mobile M-health Systems, Smart Mobile Applications for Health Professionals, Signal, Image, and Video Compression for M-health Applications, Emergency Health Care Systems and Services, Echography Systems and Services, and Remote and Home Monitoring. This book is intended for all those working in the field of information technologies in biomedicine, as well as for people working in future applications of wireless communications and wireless telemedical systems. It provides different levels of material to researchers, computing engineers, and medical practitioners interested in emerging e-health systems. This book will be a useful reference for all the readers in this important and growing field of research, and will contribute to the roadmap of future m-health systems and improve the development of effective healthcare delivery systems.

Social Media and Mobile Technologies for HealthcareSocial Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare

With the right information and effective monitoring of both social media networks
and environmental health issues, mobile health technologies are supporting
effective environmental health tracking and enabling the identification of health ...

Author: Househ, Mowafa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466661516


Page: 372

View: 217

In addition to social media’s prevalence for personal use, online networking tools are also gaining momentum in the healthcare field. Health information and patient discussion are embracing these technologies to create a more ubiquitous communication platform. Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare provides insight on the tools that are integral to understanding and implementing emerging technologies in health-related fields. With an ever-growing presence of patients and health professionals on social networking sites, this book will provide insight into the effect of communication technologies on health services. This publication is useful for professionals and researchers in health informatics, as well as students, practitioners, clinicians, and academics.

Pervasive and Mobile Sensing and Computing for HealthcarePervasive and Mobile Sensing and Computing for Healthcare

Pervasive. Sensing. and. M-Health: Vital. Signs. and. Daily. Activity. Monitoring.
Octavian Postolache1,2, Pedro Silva Girão2, and Gabriela Postolache3,4
1ISCTE-IUL, IT-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal 2 IT-IST/DEEC-IST, Lisbon Portugal 3
Institute for ...

Author: Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642325373


Page: 364

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The pervasive healthcare system focus towards achieving two specific goals: the availability of eHealth applications and medical information anywhere and anytime and the invisibility of computing. Furthermore, pervasive health system encompasses new types of sensing and communication of health information as well as new type of interactions among health providers and people, among patients, among patients and researchers and patients and corporations. This book aims at promoting the discussion on current trends in technologies and concepts that help integrate health monitoring and healthcare more seamlessly to our everyday lives, regardless of space and time, but also present cutting edge perspectives and visions to highlight future development. The book presents not only the state of the art technologies and solutions to tackle the critical challenges faced by the building and development of the pervasive health system but also potential impact on society at social, medical and technological level.

Health and Wellness Measurement Approaches for Mobile HealthcareHealth and Wellness Measurement Approaches for Mobile Healthcare

This book reviews existing sensor technologies that are now being coupled with computational intelligence for the remote monitoring of physical activity and ex vivo biosignatures.

Author: Gita Khalili Moghaddam


ISBN: 3030015580



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This book reviews existing sensor technologies that are now being coupled with computational intelligence for the remote monitoring of physical activity and ex vivo biosignatures. In today's frenetic world, consumers are becoming ever more demanding: they want to control every aspect of their lives and look for options specifically tailored to their individual needs. In many cases, suppliers are catering to these new demands; as a result, clothing, food, social media, fitness and banking services are all being democratised to the individual. Healthcare provision has finally caught up to this trend and is currently being rebooted to offer personalised solutions, while simultaneously creating a more effective, scalable and cost-effective system for all. The desire for personalisation, home monitoring and treatment, and provision of care in remote locations or in emerging and impoverished nations that lack a fixed infrastructure, is leading to the realisation that mobile technology might be the best candidate for achieving these goals. A combination of several technological, healthcare and financial factors are driving this trend to create a new healthcare model that stresses preventative 'health-care' rather than 'sick-care', and a shift from volume to value. Mobile healthcare (mhealth), which could also be termed the "internet of people", refers to the integration of sensors and smartphones to gather and interpret clinical data from patients in real-time. Most importantly, with an ageing population suffering multiple morbidities, mhealth could provide healthcare solutions to enhance chronically ill patients' quality of life.

Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical ProfessionalsCommunication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals

Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals (or in short
Medical Communication Skills) is an evidence-based communication resource
book aimed at second language or language-discordant medical professionals, ...

Author: Kris van de Poel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642351129


Page: 145

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Around the world, the number of internationally mobile medical professionals is steadily increasing, posing potential difficulties for the good communication with patients and colleagues that is vital to satisfactory outcomes and personal professional success. Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals is an evidence-based communication resource book designed for all medical professionals who work in foreign countries, cultures, and languages. It offers a wealth of insights into doctor-patient communication, structured around the different phases of the consultation. The proposed strategies and tips will raise the reader’s awareness of important recurring issues in face-to-face interactions and improve his or her ability to deal with them effectively. Common misunderstandings between doctors and patients with a different cultural/linguistic background are discussed in depth. Throughout, the emphasis is on patient-oriented medicine. The modular structure of the book will ensure quick and easy retrieval of information. Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals will be of benefit to a wide range of medical professionals, from senior nursing staff through to heads of department, in multilingual or intercultural contexts. It will also be of value to human resource managers, language trainers, and cultural mediators.​

Electronic HealthcareElectronic Healthcare

Device Data Protection in Mobile Healthcare Applications Dasun Weerasinghe,
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, and Veselin Rakocevic Mobile Networks Research
Group School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences City University London,

Author: Dasun Weerasinghe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642004124


Page: 222

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eHealth 2008, the First International Conference on Electronic healthcare for the twenty-first century, was held in City University, London, during September 8–9, 2008. The conference was organized as a meeting point for telecare product vendors, policy makers, government ministers, academics, clinicians and all those involved in electronic and mobile health, to examine and to share ideas contributing to the - vancement of electronic healthcare into the twenty-first century. The conference had a huge success with a large number of paper submissions. Ninety-seven papers were submitted, of which 32 were selected for presentation. Each paper was carefully reviewed blindly by a minimum of three referees from the resp- tive field. A special thanks should go to the Technical Program Committee for their hard and efficient work in the review process. In addition to the submitted contributions, the conference included a business pres- tation track with 12 invited talks by key people in the world of eHealth. The business presentation track was chaired by Sir Jonathan Michael (Deputy Director, BT Health). The success of this conference is to be credited to the contribution of many people.

Understanding Factors that Influence Mobile Health Implementation Using Evidence Driven ApproachesUnderstanding Factors that Influence Mobile Health Implementation Using Evidence Driven Approaches

This review articulates the context of such worries, and discusses a range of negative outcomes that may result from such (largely unfounded) beliefs, including the nocebo effect (i.e., unpleasant physiological symptoms without physical ...

Author: Frank Materia


ISBN: OCLC:1198444098



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Mobile health (i.e., mHealth) is a field that broadly investigates the use and effectiveness of mobile technologies for enhancing health, including via the remote monitoring of patients, enhancing communication and "reach" of clinical services, and directly delivering interventions. The ubiquity of wireless technologies allows mHealth to supplement (or even replace) face-to-face clinical care via technology, and holds the potential to reduce costs, limit disparities in access, and enhance delivery of effective treatment approaches. An emergent evidence base is beginning to support mHealth's efficacy in these domains, including regarding mHealth interventions. Yet, even if efficacious mHealth interventions exist, they must be implemented successfully to have positive impacts. Systematic research on the actual processes involved for integrating mHealth into clinical and community contexts is relatively sparse, with only a limited literature examining mHealth implementational factors (i.e., process factors rather than examining outcomes). How socio-cultural factors (e.g., beliefs), user characteristics (e.g., agreeability), and larger system-level considerations (e.g., cellular infrastructure) may influence the development and delivery of mHealth interventions to support uptake, adherence, and patient needs is largely unclear. A better understanding of implementational factors will help mHealth technologies and approaches reach their full potential for the widespread delivery of effective mobile interventions, allowing it to reach its potential for improving well-being on a global level. This dissertation presents three papers, each a different contextual application case of mHealth, to investigate and elucidate factors (design, reach, and adoption) related to successful mHealth implementation. The first study, focused on design, used experimental manipulation (i.e., randomization to condition) to investigate how mHealth intervention design factors (i.e., number of required devices and tailoring of content) affect participant acceptability (willingness to engage with mobile interventions). Results demonstrate that participants are sensitive to mHealth design components; in particular, providing tailored content appears to enhance acceptability and requiring participants to carry/use multiple devices increases perceived burden. The second study, focused on reach, reports on the development and implementation of a text messaging system to facilitate the delivery and effectiveness of an adapted Diabetes Prevention Program in a resource-poor area of South Africa. Through iterative design and testing, this study clarified factors (e.g., target population norms, training international staff, technology developer reliability) that should be considered when implementing text-based mHealth systems as part of face-to-face interventions in low- and middle-income international contexts. The third study, focusing on adoption, presents a narrative review regarding a set of potential barriers to mHealth implementation -- that users may have worries about negative impacts of technology on their health. Although most mHealth technologies have convincingly demonstrated safety, some individuals nonetheless continue to worry about negative health impacts. This review articulates the context of such worries, and discusses a range of negative outcomes that may result from such (largely unfounded) beliefs, including the nocebo effect (i.e., unpleasant physiological symptoms without physical cause), technological avoidance behavior, and larger socio-economic implications (e.g., influence on regulatory decisions). With the use of mHealth increasing rapidly, understanding factors and processes related to mHealth implementation is critical to effective scaling. This dissertation identifies and evaluates several mHealth implementation factors related to design, reach, and adoption, across varying contexts and using evidence-driven approaches (e.g., experimental manipulation, iterative design and testing processes, using evidence to guide model development), in three exemplar use-cases. Ultimately such work is intended to help inform best-practices in mHealth implementation, allowing mHealth to fulfill its potential for advancing human health and well-being.

The African Mobile StoryThe African Mobile Story

The use of mobile phones to improve the quality of care and enhance efficiency
of service delivery within healthcare systems has created cost efficiencies and
improved the capacity of health systems to provide quality healthcare (Lemaire, ...

Author: Knud Erik Skouby

Publisher: River Publishers

ISBN: 9788793102637


Page: 296

View: 829

Africa and especially Sub-Saharan Africa has during the past decade witnessed one of the fastest growing markets in mobile communication. This growth is recognized to have played a pivotal role in Africa's socio-economic development. It has had a huge impact on residential living patterns; on business networks and models; and on government services and income sources. The mobile industry has contributed more to economic growth than in any other comparable region globally introducing innovative, broadly used applications. Technical topics discussed in the book include: Mobile Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Telecom Liberalization in Africa; Role of Mobile in Socio-economic Development; Mobile Applications in specific sectors; Security in African Mobile; Role of Prepaid in Africa

The Handbook of Global Health CommunicationThe Handbook of Global Health Communication

E-health goes mobile M-health is the communication of health and provision of
health related services via mobile technologies (Ratzan and Gilhooly, 2010).
There is a growing body of evidence that mobile devices can advance progress
in ...

Author: Rafael Obregon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118241905


Page: 680

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International in scope, The Handbook of Global Health Communication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the role of communication processes in global public health, development and social change Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholars and practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range of communication approaches in current global health programs Offers an integrated view that links communication to the strengthening of health services, the involvement of affected communities in shaping health policies and improving care, and the empowerment of citizens in making decisions about health Adopts a broad understanding of communication that goes beyond conventional divisions between informational and participatory approaches

Mobile Technology Consumption Opportunities and ChallengesMobile Technology Consumption Opportunities and Challenges

Mobile. Healthcare. Barbara L. Ciaramitaro Ferris State University, USA Marilyn
Skrocki Ferris State University, USA ... It is considered a revolutionary approach
to delivering health care services such as diagnosis and treatment, research, and

Author: Ciaramitaro, Barbara L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781613501511


Page: 256

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Whether used for communication, entertainment, socio-economic growth, crowd-sourcing social and political events, monitoring vital signs in patients, helping to drive vehicles, or delivering education, mobile technology has been transformed from a mode to a medium. Mobile Technology Consumption: Opportunities and Challenges explores essential questions related to the cost, benefit, individual and social impact, and security risks associated with the rapid consumption of mobile technology. This book presents the current state of mobile technologies and their use in various domains including education, healthcare, government, entertainment, and emerging economic sectors.

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E HealthHandbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E Health

When a dangerous situation is detected, an immediate intervention may be
requested by raising an alarm (e.g., phone call, SMS) to the closest medical
centre. MOBILE HEALTH SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE The overall architecture of a
mobile ...

Author: Lazakidou, Athina A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660035


Page: 600

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Provides coverage of specific topics and issues in healthcare, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field.

Going MobileGoing Mobile, “Why Healthcare Sector Is Upbeat about Telemedicine,” March 14,
2012. 26. SingHealth, “Health Buddy—Health Mobile Application,” March 20,
2012. 27. Chris Sweeney, “How Text Messages Could Change Global
Healthcare,” ...

Author: Darrell M. West

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815726265


Page: 120

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The world is going mobile at an astounding pace. Estimates show 80 percent of global Internet access will take place through mobile devices by 2016. Smartphones, tablets, and handheld devices have reshaped communications, the global economy, and the very way in which we live. The revolution is an electronic nirvana: for the first time in human history we have sophisticated digital applications to help us learn, access financial and health care records, connect with others, and build businesses. But the one trillion dollar mobile industry is still relatively young. Leaders in both the public and private sectors need to figure out how to apply mobile technologies or mobile devices to optimize education, health care, public safety, disaster preparedness, and economic development. And the ever-expanding mobile frontier presents new challenges to law, policy, and regulations and introduces new tensions; one person's idea of cautious deliberation can be another's idea of a barrier to innovation. In Going Mobile, Darrell M. West breaks down the mobile revolution and shows how to maximize its overall benefits in both developed and emerging markets. Contents 1. The Emergence of Mobile Technology 2. Driving Global Entrepreneurship 3. Alleviating Poverty 4. Invention and the Mobile Economy 5. Mobile Learning 6. Improving Health Care 7. Medical Devices and Sensors 8. Shaping Campaigns and Public Outreach 9. Disaster Relief and Public Safety 10. Looking Ahead

Wireless Mobile Communication and HealthcareWireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare

2nd International ICST Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and
Healthcare – MobiHealth 2011 The Second International ICST Conference on
Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare—MobiHealth 2011—took place
on ...

Author: Konstantina S. Nikita

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642297342


Page: 426

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International ICST Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, MobiHealth 2011, held on Kos Island, Greece, in October 2011. The 60 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 80 submissions. The papers are organized in 10 sessions and two workshops with topics covering intrabody communications, chronic disease monitoring and management, ambient assistive technologies, implantable and wearable sensors, emergency and disaster applications.

Web Mobile Based Applications for Healthcare ManagementWeb Mobile Based Applications for Healthcare Management

Delivering m-Health. ... Contemporaneously, however, healthcare has made
incremental changes at best. The growing discrepancy between the revolutionary
changes in medicine and the minimal changes in healthcare processes is
leading ...

Author: Al-Hakim, Latif

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591406600


Page: 450

View: 823

"This book addresses the difficult task of managing admissions and waiting lists while ensuring quick and convincing response to unanticipated changes of the clinical needs. It tackles the limitations of traditional systems, taking into consideration the dynamic nature of clinical needs, scarce resources, alternative strategies, and customer satisfaction in an environment that imposes unexpected deviation from planned activities"--Provided by publisher.