Patient-Centered Digital Healthcare Technology: Novel applications for next generation healthcare systems
edited by Leonard Goldschmidt and Rona Margaret Relova
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2021
eISBN: 978-1-78561-566-5 | Cloth: 978-1-78561-565-8


Patient-Centered Digital Healthcare Technology explores the creative intersection of novel, emerging technologies and medicine. This convergence is transforming the landscape of healthcare with the single overarching objective of improving clinical outcomes and advocating wellness. The idea of encountering or treating a medical condition when it has already become disturbingly manifest is being replaced by earlier awareness, diagnosis, and proactive intervention by using technologies.

This book features a range of innovations in health information systems and big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, real-time home monitoring tools, smartphone apps, medical robotics and intelligent machines, virtual and augmented realities, genome sequencing, blockchain applications and gamification in healthcare.

Intuitive digital health devices enable end-users to become active partners in their care, thus enhancing patient involvement and empowerment. This may perhaps lead to yet the most remunerative consequence of novel and emerging technologies: the democratization of healthcare.

The topics offer a valuable resource for medical providers, engineers, data and computer scientists, researchers, practitioners in academia, biomedical industry and clinical settings across a range of disciplines, including computing, networking, wireless and mobile communications, robotic sensing that collectively focus on healthcare access and delivery.

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