Concepts and Trends in Healthcare Information Systems

  • Dionysios-Dimitrios Koutsouris
  • Athina A. Lazakidou

Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. George E. Karagiannis, Lida Tzachani, Bryan R. M. Manning, Vasileios G. Stamatopoulos, Michael Roughton, Athina A. Lazakidou et al.
    Pages 1-7
  3. Vassileios D. Kolias, John Stoitsis, Spyretta Golemati, Konstantina S. Nikita
    Pages 9-19
  4. Anastasios Tagaris, Vassiliki Andronikou, Efthymios Chondrogiannis, George Tsatsaronis, Michael Schroeder, Theodora Varvarigou et al.
    Pages 21-42
  5. Mikaela Poulymenopoulou, Flora Malamateniou, George Vassilacopoulos
    Pages 43-60
  6. Vassiliki Koufi, Flora Malamateniou, George Vassilacopoulos
    Pages 61-78
  7. Zina Nakhla, Kaouther Nouira
    Pages 121-133
  8. Athina A. Lazakidou, Maria Petridou, Dimitra Iliopoulou
    Pages 135-141
  9. Georgia S. Karanasiou, Evanthia E. Tripoliti, Elazer R. Edelman, Lampros K. Michalis, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
    Pages 143-167
  10. Dimitra Iliopoulou, Georgios Papantonakis, Alexandros Perrakis, Athina A. Lazakidou, Maria Petridou, Kostas Giokas et al.
    Pages 169-193
  11. Charalampos Platis, Emmanuel Zoulias, Stelios Zimeras
    Pages 195-204
  12. Nilanjan Dey, Goutami Dey, Sayan Chakraborty, Sheli Sinha Chaudhuri
    Pages 205-229
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 231-235

About this book


Concepts and Trends in Healthcare Information Systems covers the latest research topics in the field from leading researchers and practitioners. This book offers theory-driven research that explores the role of Information Systems in the delivery of healthcare in its diverse organizational and regulatory settings. In addition to the embedded role of Information Technology (IT) in clinical and diagnostics equipment, Information Systems are uniquely positioned to capture, store, process, and communicate timely information to decision makers for better coordination of healthcare at both the individual and population levels. For example, data mining and decision support capabilities can identify potential adverse events for an individual patient while also contributing to the population’s health by providing insights into the causes of disease complications.

Information systems have great potential to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes. The healthcare delivery systems share similar characteristics with most service and productive organizations, but also exhibit specific characteristics, which are related to the complexity and diversity of healthcare production, including the dissimilar ways healthcare professionals discharge their clinical tasks. New requirements and technological advances occurring in healthcare, information systems, and information technology have influenced the evolving role of healthcare information systems and related technology, and this book will help bring the field up to date.

The topics covered include computer based simulation and modeling for healthcare treatment, training, and optimization, role of healthcare information systems in improving care in different national health systems, role of healthcare information systems in fostering improved health and healthier lifestyles, challenges and impact of data standards on healthcare delivery, role of information technology in evidence-based medicine, information systems in personalized medicine, e-health Policy, privacy, security and trust issues with e-health solutions, mobile healthcare initiatives and social media in healthcare.


E-Health Health Information Technology (HIT) Healthcare Delivery Systems Healthcare Social Media Information Systems Information Technology Mobile Healthcare Patient Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Dionysios-Dimitrios Koutsouris
    • 1
  • Athina A. Lazakidou
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical & Comp. EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensZografou, AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of NursingUniversity of PeloponneseSpartaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06843-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06844-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1934-3221
  • Series Online ISSN 1934-3213
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