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Health Economics and Healthcare Reform: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Health Economics and Healthcare Reform: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522531692

Category: Medical

Page: 478

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The effective delivery of healthcare services is vital to the general welfare and well-being of a country’s citizens. Financial infrastructure and policy reform can play a significant role in optimizing existing healthcare programs. Health Economics and Healthcare Reform: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive source of academic material on the importance of economic structures and policy reform initiatives in modern healthcare systems. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as clinical costing, patient engagement, and e-health, this book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, researchers, professionals, and students interested in the optimization of healthcare delivery.

Epidemiological Research Applications for Public Health Measurement and Intervention

Epidemiological Research Applications for Public Health Measurement and Intervention

Author: Taukeni, Simon George

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799844150

Category: Medical

Page: 214

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Different levels in health sciences, in particular public health, have acknowledged the significant role of epidemiology methods for early detection of emerging infections, alert systems, and preparedness interventions. Therefore, it is important to understand how epidemiological research is conducted and how it can be used at various levels to make exposure or incidence data on a general population available. In this, epidemiological research connected to both human and technology interactions is of primary importance. Epidemiological Research Applications for Public Health Measurement and Intervention provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the field of epidemiology. The chapters within this essential reference source enhance the knowledge of epidemiological research and measurement to investigate, detect, and monitor emerging pathological infections. While highlighting topics that include the history of epidemiology; the applications of epidemiology; and also the uses, principles, and roles of epidemiology, this book is ideally intended for professionals and researchers working in the field of health sciences in various disciplines and government officials, policymakers, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in epidemiological research and measurement for increasing the effectiveness of public health practice.

Global Applications of One Health Practice and Care

Global Applications of One Health Practice and Care

Author: Yasobant, Sandul

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522563051

Category: Medical

Page: 306

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Many factors have changed interactions between people, animals, and our environment including the emergence and reemergence of diseases such as swine flu, rabies, and diphtheria. By practicing the concept of one health, which relates the close interactions between people, animals, and our environment to overall health, a solution for global wellbeing can be found. Global Applications of One Health Practice and Care provides in-depth research on the concept of one health and the ability to achieve universal health by connecting human health with animal health and a safe environment. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as holism health, drug resistance, and parasitic zoonoses, this book is ideally designed for policy planners, program managers, public health practitioners, animal health specialists, environmentalists, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on achieving better public health outcomes.

Design and Implementation of Healthcare Biometric Systems

Design and Implementation of Healthcare Biometric Systems

Author: Kisku, Dakshina Ranjan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522575269

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Healthcare sectors often deal with a large amount of data related to patients’ care and hospital workforce management. Mistakes occur, and the impending results are disastrous for individuals’ personal identity information. However, an innovative and reliable way to safeguard the identity of individuals and provide protection of medical records from criminals is already in effect. Design and Implementation of Healthcare Biometric Systems provides innovative insights into medical identity theft and the benefits behind biometrics technologies that could be offered to protect medical records from hackers and malicious users. The content within this publication represents the work of ASD screening systems, healthcare management, and patient rehabilitation. It is designed for educators, researchers, faculty members, industry practitioners, graduate students, and professionals working with healthcare services and covers topics centered on understanding the practical essence of next-generation healthcare biometrics systems and future research directions.

Computational Methods and Algorithms for Medicine and Optimized Clinical Practice

Computational Methods and Algorithms for Medicine and Optimized Clinical Practice

Author: Chui, Kwok Tai

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522582458

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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As the healthcare industry continues to expand, it must utilize technology to ensure efficiencies are maintained. Healthcare needs to move in a direction where computational methods and algorithms can relieve the routine work of medical doctors, leaving them more time to carry out more important and skilled tasks such as surgery. Computational Methods and Algorithms for Medicine and Optimized Clinical Practice discusses some of the most interesting aspects of theoretical and applied research covering complementary facets of computational methods and algorithms to achieve greater efficiency and support medical personnel. Featuring research on topics such as healthcare reform, artificial intelligence, and disease detection, this book will particularly appeal to medical professionals and practitioners, hospitals, administrators, students, researchers, and academicians.

Biopsychosocial Perspectives and Practices for Addressing Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

Biopsychosocial Perspectives and Practices for Addressing Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

Author: Taukeni, Simon George

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799821403

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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While there are a number of clinical practices for treating a variety of diseases, there is an urgent need to integrate bio-psychosocial perspectives and practices in order to promote comprehensive healthcare. Current research reports that diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and heart diseases are a growing threat to the heath and quality of life of individuals across the globe. Considering that nearly all these diseases are directly related to the lifestyle of an individual, prevention and intervention should be devised to address psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual factors. Biopsychosocial Perspectives and Practices for Addressing Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases is a collection of theoretical research that promotes good health and quality of life through psychosocial interventions to address psychosocial problems facing individuals such as discrimination and stigma, stress, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, lack of physical activity, and many other socio-economic factors. While highlighting topics including mental health, traditional healthcare, and global health, this book is ideally designed for therapists, counselors, psychologists, medical professionals, hospital administrators, researchers, academicians, and students in fields that include public health, nursing, community-based healthcare, health psychology, HIV/AIDS education, human movement education, and sport psychology.

Optimizing Medical Education With Instructional Technology

Optimizing Medical Education With Instructional Technology

Author: Demiroz, Erdem

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522562900

Category: Medical

Page: 291

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In today's educational settings, infusing technology into educational practices is not optional. It is a necessity because of the changing expectations and needs of learners. In a fast-paced environment such as the medical profession, it is critical that future healthcare professionals have access to the most advanced training environments and resources. Optimizing Medical Education With Instructional Technology is an essential reference that reports on technology-supported medical education. It introduces the best practices in 21st century learning approaches. This book, in addition to looking at medical education through the lens of instructional technologies, features research on topics such as the ethics of online education, mentoring research, and technology in the clinical setting. This book is designed for medical educators, instructional designers, researchers, practitioners, and academicians.

Ethical Implications of Reshaping Healthcare With Emerging Technologies

Ethical Implications of Reshaping Healthcare With Emerging Technologies

Author: Musiolik, Thomas Heinrich

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799878896

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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Improving quality of life is one of the main advantages of integrating new innovations into medicine. New technologies are revolutionizing medicine and opening new opportunities for patients, doctors, clinics, and companies. The patient's well-being is monitored autonomously by smartphones, digital medical records simplify everyday clinical work, virtual reality is used for treatment, and robots help in the operating room. The new technological possibilities in healthcare not only change patients’ lives, but also the work of doctors, clinics, and companies. In the fields of healthcare and medicine, new technologies can be used for patient communication, health monitoring, or for the treatment of patients, and modern research is devoted to advancing and understanding these technologies. Ethical Implications of Reshaping Healthcare With Emerging Technologies includes the most up-to-date research in the fields of healthcare and medicine worldwide, provides answers to the forms of treatment that are already possible in medicine, and illuminates the future possibilities that are already being researched. In addition, today's knowledge is translated and shown in how new technologies such as autonomous VR-system can be used for pain reduction as part of a treatment. Finally, this book examines the ethical guidelines in healthcare and medicine that are associated with the rapid development of these technologies. This book will be useful for the healthcare industry, hospital administration, the health insurance industry, doctors, healthcare workers, business professionals, IT specialists, medical software designers, scientists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students looking for the latest information on the use of emerging technologies in healthcare settings.

Clinical Costing Techniques and Analysis in Modern Healthcare Systems

Clinical Costing Techniques and Analysis in Modern Healthcare Systems

Author: Ma, Ronald

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522550839

Category: Medical

Page: 265

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Hospital funding plays an important role in strengthening healthcare and medical resources. Utilizing comprehensive costing systems to accommodate clinical and financial data leads to improved patient care both clinically and financially. Clinical Costing Techniques and Analysis in Modern Healthcare Systems provides innovative insights into the connections between statistical information and financial systems within clinical settings. The content within this publication delves into business intelligence, clinical decision making, and electronic health records. It is geared towards medical practitioners and professionals, hospital administrators, and researchers seeking valuable insights centered on clinical variations of healthcare data as well as the role of information systems in linking productivity and performance management.

Forecasting and Managing Risk in the Health and Safety Sectors

Forecasting and Managing Risk in the Health and Safety Sectors

Author: Dall’Acqua, Luisa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522579045

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Forecasting new and emerging risks associated with new technologies is a hard and provocative challenge. A wide range of new and modified materials are being made available, and many of these have unknown consequences including nanomaterials, composites, biomaterials, and biocybernetics. Additionally, the greater complexity of man-machine processes and interfaces, the introduction of collaborative robots, and the excessive dependence on computers, as in the case of unmanned vehicles in transportation, could trigger new risks. Forecasting and Managing Risk in the Health and Safety Sectors is an essential reference source that combines theoretical underpinnings with practical relevance in order to introduce training activities to manage uncertainty and risks consequent to emerging technologies. Featuring research on topics such as energy policy, green management, and intelligence cycle, this book is ideally designed for government officials, managers, policymakers, researchers, lecturers, advanced students, and professionals.

Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Brain Structure and Connectivity

Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Brain Structure and Connectivity

Author: Starcevic, Ana

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522575146

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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Neuroscientists found that chronic stress and cortisol can trigger long-term changes in brain structure and connectivity in individuals and emphasize the importance of reducing stressful factors in one’s daily life. Early exposure to stressful events can make a person more vulnerable to anxiety and other mood disorders later in their lifetime. Those who take active steps to reduce their stress through various means such as physical activity or therapy can reduce the negative long-term effects on the brain. Chronic Stress and Its Effect on Brain Structure and Connectivity is an essential reference source that presents current information on chronic stress management, the impact of mass media coverage on the human mind, and the effects of post-traumatic stress. Featuring research on topics such as the neurophysiological basis of moods, trauma, quantum cognition, mental health, therapy, and neurobiology, this book is ideally designed for mental health professionals, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, researchers, and therapists.

Preparing Physicians to Lead in the 21st Century

Preparing Physicians to Lead in the 21st Century

Author: Storey, Valerie Anne

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522575771

Category: Medical

Page: 245

View: 738

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Clinical leadership and teamwork improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Due to this, a growing number of healthcare systems are requiring their clinicians to participate in formal leadership training programs, but instructors face the challenge of how to successfully develop and measure these programs. Preparing Physicians to Lead in the 21st Century provides innovative insights into improving healthcare delivery and the impact of formal leadership training on the personal and professional life of medical professionals. It examines the form, function, and design of clinical leadership programs and their relationships to value-based decision making and creating a successful organized learning climate. Highlighting topics such as program assessment, cohort relationships, and clinical leadership standards, this book is designed for educators, instructional designers, medical professionals, researchers, and academicians.