Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends

  • 10h 38m
  • Amir Hossein Ghapanchi, Amir Talaei-Khoei (eds), Madjid Tavana
  • IGI Global
  • 2015

Healthcare practices have been enhanced through the use of information technologies and analytical methods. A cross between computer science, healthcare, and information science is needed for the optimization of data resources and information systems within the healthcare industry.

Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends introduces the latest research concerning the innovative implementation of information technology and data analysis in the healthcare field. Highlighting current concerns and recent advances in patient care and healthcare delivery, this book is a comprehensive reference source for academics, researchers, medical students, and healthcare practitioners interested in the application of information science within the health sector.

About the Editors

Madjid Tavana is a professor of Business Systems and Analytics and the Lindback Distinguished Chair of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at La Salle University, where he served as Chairman of the Management Department and Director of the Center for Technology and Management. He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds a MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems . He has also published several books and over one hundred and fifty research papers in academic journals such as Information Sciences, Decision Sciences, Information Systems, Interfaces, Annals of Operations Research, Advances in Space Research, Omega, Information and Management, Expert Systems with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers and Operations Research, Energy Economics, Applied Soft Computing, and Energy Policy.

Amir Hossein Ghapanchi is a tenured faculty member at the School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Australia. Prior to that he has worked at University of Technology Sydney and the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He obtained his PhD in Information Systems from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Dr Ghapanchi has also been an active member of the Institute for Integrated Intelligent Systems (IIIS) and Asia-Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC). He has been involved in a research initiative called ‘Assistive eHealth Technologies for Aged Care’. He has also been involved in an ongoing Randomised Controlled Trial of robots for aged care in 53 sites in six countries including Australia, as part of the €2.36 Million EU project Victoryahome led by the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST). Dr Ghapanchi is a section editor for Australasian Journal of Information System, and an associate editor for International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, and International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences. He has published over 50 referred publications including 40 journal articles in prestigious information systems and management journals such as Information and Organization, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Electronic Markets, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Systems and Software, and International Journal of Information Management. He has been in receipt of several internal/external research and L&T grants.

Amir Talaei-Khoei is a faculty member at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) where he coordinates an international initiative for Adoption of Assistive Technologies in Aged Care involving several universities, research institutes and industrial partners. Since 2008, he has been an active member of Asia-Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare Research Centre (APuHC). He has recently joined the Lab for Agile Information Systems in which he collaborates with his colleagues at UTS to build industrial partnerships for innovative technological solutions applicable in complex healthcare systems. He is also a member of Centre for Human Centred Technology Design at UTS where he works on the use of interactive technologies such as games for aged care. Dr Talaei-Khoei is a member of editorial boards for Australasian Journal of Information Systems and Health Informatics. He presently serves as an executive in Australian Association of Information Systems (AAIS). Dr Talaei-Khoei’s research interests lie in the area of health informatics, ranging from theoretical applications of agent-based contextual awareness in complex and wicked healthcare problems to adoption and management of technologies in healthcare and aged care settings. He received his PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia and holds a MSc of Information Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.

In this Book

  • Twitter and its Role in Health Information Dissemination: Analysis of the Micro-Blog Posts of Health-Related Organisations
  • Informatics in Social Services: Research, Developments, and Outcomes from the Finnish Perspective
  • A Social Network Framework to Explore Healthcare Collaboration
  • Privacy Perceptions of Older Adults When Using Social Media Technologies
  • Perceived Importance of User Expectations from Healthcare Information Systems
  • Don’t Leave Me Untouched: Considering Emotions in Personal Alarm Use and Development
  • User Behavioral Intention Toward Using Mobile Healthcare System
  • Sleep Disorder Diagnosis: An Analytical Approach
  • Supporting Physicians in the Detection of the Interactions Between Treatments of Co-Morbid Patients
  • Radio Frequency Identification Technology as an Analytical Lens and Solution in Hospitals: A Novel Approach in BPR/BPM
  • Use and Reuse of Electronic Health Records: Building Information Systems for Improvement of Health Services
  • The E-Learning Experience in Medical School of Casablanca
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Applications in the Healthcare Industry: A Comprehensive Study
  • Using Narrative with Avatars and Robots to Enhance Elder Care
  • The Role of Knowledge Management (KM) in Aged Care Informatics: Crafting the Knowledge Organization
  • Ontology for Data Quality and Chronic Disease Management: A Literature Review
  • A Reconfigurable Supporting Connected Health Environment for People with Chronic Diseases