Applied Computing In Medicine And Health

Author: Dhiya Al-Jumeily
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 012803498X
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Applied Computing in Medicine and Health is a comprehensive presentation of on-going investigations into current applied computing challenges and advances, with a focus on a particular class of applications, primarily artificial intelligence methods and techniques in medicine and health. Applied computing is the use of practical computer science knowledge to enable use of the latest technology and techniques in a variety of different fields ranging from business to scientific research. One of the most important and relevant areas in applied computing is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health and medicine. Artificial intelligence in health and medicine (AIHM) is assuming the challenge of creating and distributing tools that can support medical doctors and specialists in new endeavors. The material included covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives concerning the theory and practice of applied computing in medicine, human biology, and health care. Particular attention is given to AI-based clinical decision-making, medical knowledge engineering, knowledge-based systems in medical education and research, intelligent medical information systems, intelligent databases, intelligent devices and instruments, medical AI tools, reasoning and metareasoning in medicine, and methodological, philosophical, ethical, and intelligent medical data analysis. Discusses applications of artificial intelligence in medical data analysis and classifications Provides an overview of mobile health and telemedicine with specific examples and case studies Explains how behavioral intervention technologies use smart phones to support a patient centered approach Covers the design and implementation of medical decision support systems in clinical practice using an applied case study approach

Cloud Computing Systems And Applications In Healthcare

Author: Bhatt, Chintan M.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522510036
Size: 40.28 MB
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The implementation of cloud technologies in healthcare is paving the way to more effective patient care and management for medical professionals around the world. As more facilities start to integrate cloud computing into their healthcare systems, it is imperative to examine the emergent trends and innovations in the field. Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare features innovative research on the impact that cloud technology has on patient care, disease management, and the efficiency of various medical systems. Highlighting the challenges and difficulties in implementing cloud technology into the healthcare field, this publication is a critical reference source for academicians, technology designers, engineers, professionals, analysts, and graduate students.

Pervasive Computing In Healthcare

Author: Alex Mihailidis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420005332
Size: 80.58 MB
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With skyrocketing costs due to the increase in the elderly population, a rapid increase in lifestyle-related and chronic diseases, demand for new medical treatments and technologies, and a shortage in the number of available clinicians, nurses, and other caregivers, the challenges facing the healthcare industry seem insurmountable. However, by transforming the current model into a more distributed and highly responsive healthcare processing model, patients can take control of their own health in the form of wellness management, preventive care, and proactive intervention. Pioneering the concepts of this newly emerging field, Pervasive Computing in Healthcare provides an introduction to and is the first known comprehensive resource on the application of pervasive computing in healthcare. The book begins with an overview of healthcare, diseases, disabilities, and computer science principles. It describes challenges in using computers in large, modern hospitals, how current software and hardware technology is evolving to meet these challenges, and new pervasive technologies for people with cognitive disabilities. Identifying the main usage models and applications for mobile and personal health, the book explores sensors and wearable technologies. It also examines current research in assistive technologies, challenges associated with human factors and the usability of healthcare systems, and methods for technology innovation. The book concludes by presenting user evaluations with a special focus on real-world deployment and assessment of the technology. Pervasive healthcare is an exciting emerging research area that is bound to play an important role in an increasingly aging society. Providing a solid foundation on which current and future researchers and practitioners can build and use to further their endeavours, Pervasive Computing in Healthcare addresses a set of related technologies and concepts that help integrate healthcare more seamlessly into everyday life.

Applied Medical Image Processing Second Edition

Author: Wolfgang Birkfellner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1466555599
Size: 38.63 MB
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A widely used, classroom-tested text, Applied Medical Image Processing: A Basic Course delivers an ideal introduction to image processing in medicine, emphasizing the clinical relevance and special requirements of the field. Avoiding excessive mathematical formalisms, the book presents key principles by implementing algorithms from scratch and using simple MATLAB®/Octave scripts with image data and illustrations on an accompanying CD-ROM or companion website. Organized as a complete textbook, it provides an overview of the physics of medical image processing and discusses image formats and data storage, intensity transforms, filtering of images and applications of the Fourier transform, three-dimensional spatial transforms, volume rendering, image registration, and tomographic reconstruction. This Second Edition of the bestseller: Contains two brand-new chapters on clinical applications and image-guided therapy Devotes more attention to the subject of color space Includes additional examples from radiology, internal medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy Incorporates freely available programs in the public domain (e.g., GIMP, 3DSlicer, and ImageJ) when applicable Beneficial to students of medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and related fields, as well as medical physicists, radiographers, radiologists, and other professionals, Applied Medical Image Processing: A Basic Course, Second Edition is fully updated and expanded to ensure a perfect blend of theory and practice.

Applied Computing And Information Technology

Author: Roger Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319514725
Size: 72.58 MB
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This edited book presents scientific results of the 4th International Conference on Applied Computing and Information Technology (ACIT 2016) which was held on December 12–14, 2016 in Las Vegas, USA. The aim of this conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users, and students to discuss the numerous fields of computer science and to share their experiences and exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. The aim of this conference was also to bring out the research results about all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered along the way and the solutions adopted to solve them. The conference organizers selected the best papers from those papers accepted for presentation at the conference. The papers were chosen based on review scores submitted by members of the Program Committee, and underwent further rigorous rounds of review. This book captures 11 of the conference’s most promising papers, and the readers impatiently await the important contributions that they know these authors are going to bring to the field of computer and information science.

Scientific Computing With Ordinary Differential Equations

Author: Peter Deuflhard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387215824
Size: 26.21 MB
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Well-known authors; Includes topics and results that have previously not been covered in a book; Uses many interesting examples from science and engineering; Contains numerous homework exercises; Scientific computing is a hot and topical area

Applied Methods Of Cost Effectiveness Analysis In Healthcare

Author: Alastair M. Gray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199227284
Size: 44.15 MB
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This book provides the reader with a comprehensive set of instructions and examples of how to perform an economic evaluation of a health intervention, focusing solely on cost-effectiveness analysis in healthcare.

Advances In Gpu Research And Practice

Author: Hamid Sarbazi Azad
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128037881
Size: 30.95 MB
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Advances in GPU Research and Practice focuses on research and practices in GPU based systems. The topics treated cover a range of issues, ranging from hardware and architectural issues, to high level issues, such as application systems, parallel programming, middleware, and power and energy issues. Divided into six parts, this edited volume provides the latest research on GPU computing. Part I: Architectural Solutions focuses on the architectural topics that improve on performance of GPUs, Part II: System Software discusses OS, compilers, libraries, programming environment, languages, and paradigms that are proposed and analyzed to help and support GPU programmers. Part III: Power and Reliability Issues covers different aspects of energy, power, and reliability concerns in GPUs. Part IV: Performance Analysis illustrates mathematical and analytical techniques to predict different performance metrics in GPUs. Part V: Algorithms presents how to design efficient algorithms and analyze their complexity for GPUs. Part VI: Applications and Related Topics provides use cases and examples of how GPUs are used across many sectors. Discusses how to maximize power and obtain peak reliability when designing, building, and using GPUs Covers system software (OS, compilers), programming environments, languages, and paradigms proposed to help and support GPU programmers Explains how to use mathematical and analytical techniques to predict different performance metrics in GPUs Illustrates the design of efficient GPU algorithms in areas such as bioinformatics, complex systems, social networks, and cryptography Provides applications and use case scenarios in several different verticals, including medicine, social sciences, image processing, and telecommunications

Applied Computing Information Technology

Author: Roger Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331926396X
Size: 31.26 MB
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This edited book presents scientific results of the 3nd International Conference on Applied Computing and Information Technology (ACIT 2015) which was held on July 12-16, 2015 in Okayama, Japan. The aim of this conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users, and students to discuss the numerous fields of computer science and to share their experiences and exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. Research results about all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered along the way and the solutions adopted to solve them.

Essentials Of Applied Quantitative Methods For Health Services Managers

Author: James Bradley Lewis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449610803
Size: 22.36 MB
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Essentials of Applied Quantitative Methods for Health Services offers and stresses the application of concepts, models and techniques in understanding quantitative methods in the health service field. The text provides problem-solving methods in a variety of approaches. An ideal QM resource for those with little knowledge of statistics.