Ashish Gupta, Vimla L. Patel, Robert A. Greenes, Ann Fruhling, and Stacie Petter
Editors: Ashish Gupta, Vimla L. Patel, and Robert A. Greenes
Chapter, Developing a Method to Evaluate Emergency Response Medical Information Systems, co-authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member.
his important new volume presents recent research in healthcare information technology and analytics. Individual chapters look at such issues as the impact of technology failure on electronic prescribing behavior in primary care; attitudes toward electronic health records; a latent growth modeling approach to understanding lifestyle decisions based on patient historical data; designing an integrated surgical care delivery system using axiomatic design and petri net modeling; and failure in a dynamic decision environment, particularly in treating patients with a chronic disease.
Other chapters look at such topics as the impact of information technology integration in integrated delivery systems; operations and supply chain control for inventory management in a health system pharmacy; decision-theoretic assistants based on contextual gesture recognition; evaluating emergency response medical information systems; clinical decision support in critical care; virtual worlds in healthcare; and natural language processing for understanding contraceptive use at the VA.
Halit Eren, John G. Webster, Ann L. Fruhling, Sharmila Raman, and Scott McGrath
Editors: Halit Eren and John G. Webster
Chapter 14, Mobile Healthcare User Interface Design Application Strategies, co-authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member.
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. This two-volume set describes how information and communication technologies, the internet, wireless networks, databases, and telemetry permit the transmission and control of information within and between medical centers.
Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this authoritative handbook:
- Explains how medical personnel use information and communication technologies, sensors, techniques, hardware, and software
- Discusses wireless data transmission, networks, databases, processing systems, and automatic data acquisition, reduction, and analysis
- Serves the reference needs of a broad group of users—from advanced high school science students to healthcare and university professionals
The first volume, Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine, addresses everything from cloud computing to teleoncology. The second volume, Telehealth and Mobile Heath, discusses topics ranging from telesurgery to biokinematics for mobility. Both volumes incorporate 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.
Francisco Ortuño, Ignacio Rojas, Kathryn Dempsey Cooper, Sachin Pawaskar, and Hesham Ali
Editors: Francisco Ortuño, Ignacio Rojas
Chapter, Identification of Biologically Significant Elements Using Correlation Networks in High Performance Computing Environments, co-authored by Kathryn Dempsey Cooper, Sachin Pawaskar, and Hesham Ali, UNO faculty members.
The two volume set LNCS 9043 and 9044 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, IWBBIO 2015, held in Granada, Spain in April 2015. The 134 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 268 submissions. The scope of the conference spans the following areas: bioinformatics for healthcare and diseases, biomedical engineering, biomedical image analysis, biomedical signal analysis, computational genomics, computational proteomics, computational systems for modelling biological processes, eHealth, next generation sequencing and sequence analysis, quantitative and systems pharmacology, Hidden Markov Model (HMM) for biological sequence modeling, advances in computational intelligence for bioinformatics and biomedicine, tools for next generation sequencing data analysis, dynamics networks in system medicine, interdisciplinary puzzles of measurements in biological systems, biological networks, high performance computing in bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry, advances in drug discovery and ambient intelligence for bio emotional computing.
Information Resources Management Association, Kathryn Dempsey Cooper, Benjamin Currall, and Hesham Ali
Editor: Information Resources Management Association
Chapter, A New Approach for Sequence Analysis: Illustrating an Expanded Bioinformatics View through Exploring Properties of the Prestin Protein, co-authored by Kathryn Dempsey Cooper and Hesham Ali, UNO faculty member.
As a result of experimental techniques, the combination of biology and computer science was initiated to classify and process an expanding number of biological observations.
Bioinformatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications highlights the area of bioinformatics and its impact over the medical community with its innovations that change how we recognize and care for illnesses. This publication provides significant research and the most recent observations that are useful for researchers, practitioners, and academicians involved in the many aspects of bioinformatics.
Wolfgang Kersten, Thorsten Blecker, Christian M. Ringle, and Margeret A. Hall
Editors: Wolfgang Kersten, Thorsten Blecker, Christian M. Ringle
Chapter, Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Logistics: KPIs of Effective Relief and Development Chains, authored by Margeret Hall, UNO faculty member.
Vijay Pappu, Marco Carvalho, Panos M. Pardalos, William Sousan, Qiuming Zhu, Robin Ghandi, and William Mahoney
Editors: Vijay Pappu, Marco Carvalho, Panos Pardalos
Chapter, Smart Grid Tamper Detection using Learned Event Patterns, co-authored by William L. Sousan, Qiuming Zhu, and William Mahoney, UNO faculty members.
This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research on “Systems and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges.” The authors have compiled and integrated different aspects of applied systems optimization research to smart grids, and also describe some of its critical challenges and requirements.
The promise of a smarter electricity grid could significantly change how consumers use and pay for their electrical power, and could fundamentally reshape the current Industry. Gaining increasing interest and acceptance, Smart Grid technologies combine power generation and delivery systems with advanced communication systems to help save energy, reduce energy costs and improve reliability. Taken together, these technologies support new approaches for load balancing and power distribution, allowing optimal runtime power routing and cost management. Such unprecedented capabilities, however, also present a set of new problems and challenges at the technical and regulatory levels that must be addressed by Industry and the Research Community.
Vladimir Zwass, Bartel Van de Walle, Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, and Ann L. Fruhling
Series Editor: Vladimir Zwass
Editors: Bartel Van De Walle, Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Chapter, STATPack – An Emergency Response System for Microbiology Laboratory Diagnostics and Consultation, authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member.
This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview available today of the critical role of information systems in emergency response and preparedness. It includes contributions from leading scholars, practitioners, and industry researchers, and covers all phases of disaster management - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. 'Foundational' chapters provide a design framework and review ethical issues. 'Context' chapters describe the characteristics of individuals and organizations in which EMIS are designed and studied. 'Case Study' chapters include systems for distributed microbiology laboratory diagnostics to detect possible epidemics or bioterrorism, humanitarian MIS, and response coordination systems. 'Systems Design and Technology' chapters cover simulation, geocollaborative systems, global disaster impact analysis, and environmental risk analysis. Throughout the book, the editors and contributors give special emphasis to the importance of assessing the practical usefulness of new information systems for supporting emergency preparedness and response, rather than drawing conclusions from a theoretical understanding of the potential benefits of new technologies.
Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges: Managerial Issues and Challenges
Carlos Ferran, Ricardo Salim, Deanna House, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Lee Dick
Editors: Carlos Ferran and Ricardo Salim
Chapter, 15, Success Factors for the Global Implementation of ERP/HRMS Software, co-authored by Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Dick, UNO faculty members.
Local functional systems that create inefficient islands of information are being replaced by expensive enterprise-wide applications that unify the functional areas; however, while we have not yet been able to completely and seamlessly integrate across functions, we find that the new islands of information are no longer functional but political, cultural, linguistic, and geographical. The global village is a reality and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations face new issues and challenges.
Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges provides authoritative research on the theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on global implementations of information systems, particularly ERP systems. This book offers professionals, managers, and researchers, who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when information systems cross national boundaries, with an authoritative, essential research resource.
E. Vance Wilson and Ann L. Fruhling
Editor: E. Vance Wilson
Chapter 12, Patient-Centered E-Health, authored by Ann Fruhling, UNO faculty member
Adoption of a user-centered design (UCD) focus has immensely enriched the health industry. Application of UCD concepts are key to successful development of e-services, including e-health.
Patient-Centered E-Health presents the perspective of a distinct form of e-health that is patient-focused, patient-aware, patient-empowered, and patient-active. This must-have book for researchers, educators, and healthcare practitioners addresses the special characteristics of the e-health domain through a user-centered design, providing foundational topics in areas such as patient-centered design methods, psychological aspects of online health communication, and e-health marketing.
Stefan Biffl, Aybuke Aurum, Barry Boehm, Hakan Erdogmus, Paul Grünbacher, Ann L. Fruhling, and Gert-Jan Vreede
Editors: Stefan Biffl, Aybuke Aurum, Barry Boehm, Hakan Erdogmus, Paul Grünbacher
Chapter, Collaborative Usability Testing to Facilitate Stakeholder Involvement, authored by Ann Fruhling and Gert-Jan Vreede, UNO faculty members
Ross Jeffery When, as a result of pressure from the CEO, the Chief Information Officer poses the question “Just what is this information system worth to the organization?” the IT staff members are typically at a loss. “That’s a difficult question,” they might say; or “well it really depends” is another answer. Clearly, neither of these is very satisfactory and yet both are correct. The IT community has struggled with qu- tions concerning the value of an organization’s investment in software and ha- ware ever since it became a significant item in organizational budgets. And like all questions concerning value, the first step is the precise determination of the object being assessed and the second step is the identification of the entity to which the value is beneficial. In software engineering both of these can be difficult. The p- cise determination of the object can be complex. If it is an entire information s- tem in an organizational context that is the object of interest, then boundary defi- tion becomes an issue. Is the hardware and middleware to be included? Can the application exist without any other applications? If however the object of interest is, say, a software engineering activity such as testing within a particular project, then the boundary definition becomes a little easier. But the measure of benefit may become a little harder.
Robert M. Davison, Roger W. Harris, Sajda Qureshi, Douglas R. Vogel, Peter Wolcott, and Gert-Jan de Vreede
Editors: Robert M. Davison, Roger W. Harris, Sajda Qureshi (UNO faculty member), Douglas R. Vogel, and Gert-Jan de Vreede (UNO faculty member)
Chapter 14, The Provision of Internet Services in India, authored by Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty member.
The digital divide and the inequalities of the availability and deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) between developed and developing countries have long been a source of concern. Global institutions such as the United Nations, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Bank, as well as regional and national level agencies, have set up task forces to investigate how ICTs can be enacted most effectively in developing countries.
How this shared vision should be put into practice is a complex undertaking, but it is already taking place. In this volume, we go beyond the theoretical, the polemical and the philosophical to consider practical issues as they are encountered by stakeholders in the developing country context. 15 author teams explore key issues organized into four sections: (1) Theoretical Background and Culture; (2) Telecentres; (3) Applications; and (4) Key Concepts with Country Specific Studies. Examples of these applications are also described in chapters about Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Fiji, India and Thailand.
Readers of this book will be stimulated by descriptions of how information systems do make a difference to the lives of people in developing countries, differences that incorporate self-sustaining changes and are designed to ensure future prosperity.