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Health Reference Series

Health Technology Sourcebook, 3rd Ed.

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Technology has revolutionized the way healthcare is delivered today, from preventive medicine to rehabilitation. The digitization of health records allows health-care professionals to provide better patient care with enhanced precision. It has increased the quality of life for patients suffering from terminal illnesses. The use of technology-enabled devices helps people track their health status on a day-to-day basis and allows health-care professionals to monitor patient health efficiently. It enables patients to make informed health choices and improves overall well-being.

Health Technology Sourcebook, Third Edition provides information on digital health, telehealth, artificial intelligence and its application in health care, health information technology, innovations in preventive medicine, big data in predictive analysis, screening and detection technologies, and wireless patient monitoring services. It further discusses various treatment technologies in cancer, precision medicine, robotics, and various rehabilitation and assistive devices in health care. In addition, it provides insight into the future of health technology and its ethical and legal limitations. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for additional information.

Part 1: Introduction to Health Technology gives an overview of the technologies used in driving the health-care industry and provides information on the impact of technology on health expenditures.

Part 2: Understanding Telehealth addresses the basics of telehealth, its benefits, implementation, and scope. It also provides information on remote patient monitoring (RPM) and health-care services delivered through telehealth for various medical conditions.

Part 3: Health Information Technology deals with the basics, benefits, and applications of health information technology (HIT). Facts about information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital health records are also discussed.

Part 4: Technology and Preventive Health Care offers detailed information about the various digital health innovations, such as sensors, body area networks (BANs), wearable devices, etc. It discusses the use of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in preventive health care. Recent advancements in medicine, such as 3D printing, genome editing, and the development of mRNA vaccines are also discussed. The part concludes with information on how clinical decision support (CDS) systems help improve health care decision-making.

Part 5: Diagnostic Technology discusses advanced imaging technologies, such as gamma imaging for breast cancer detection, sensor and binary optics for better vision, point-of-care testing, cinematic rendering and digital twin technology, artificial intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic imaging, and wireless patient monitoring services.

Part 6: Role of Technology in Treatment provides information on various technologies used in cancer treatment, nanotechnology, precision medicine, and the use of robots in health care. It also details regenerative medicine, advanced therapies, such as tissue and cartilage engineering, and light therapy. 

Part 7: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies discusses various rehabilitative technologies, such as cybernetics, prosthetic engineering, robotic wheelchairs, and space technologies used to rehabilitate movement disorders. Assistive technologies for communication, vision, hearing, and mobility are also discussed. 

Part 8: Future of Health Technology provides insight into the various advancements in health technology, such as the use of blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) in health care, genomics, cloning, nanotechnology, and emerging applications in the field of oncology using artificial intelligence (AI). The part concludes with information on the role of virtual nursing assistants, drug delivery systems, and the future operating theater. 

Part 9: Health Technology—Legal and Ethical Concerns discusses the privacy and security issues in using various digital technologies and provides tips to protect your digital privacy.

Part 10: Additional Help and Information provides a glossary of terms related to health technology and a directory of agencies that provide information about health technology.

Standard Features in the Health Reference Series

  • Library Binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.
  • List Price $97 per volume
  • School and Library Price $87 per volume