Digital Health

Scaling Healthcare to the World

  • Homero Rivas
  • Katarzyna Wac

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Homero Rivas
    Pages 1-13
  3. Lavanya Vasudevan, Kelsey Zeller, Alain Labrique
    Pages 15-25
  4. Larry F. Chu, Ashish G. Shah, Dara Rouholiman, Sara Riggare, Jamison G. Gamble
    Pages 43-54
  5. Katarzyna Wac
    Pages 83-108
  6. Michael Gelinsky
    Pages 109-122
  7. Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ian Miller, Mark D. Wiederhold
    Pages 123-137
  8. Maurits Graafland, Marlies Schijven
    Pages 139-157
  9. Sharon Wulfovich, Homero Rivas, Pedro Matabuena
    Pages 159-168
  10. David Bychkov, Sean D. Young
    Pages 179-187
  11. Pishoy Gouda, Steve Steinhubl
    Pages 189-196
  12. Carolina Garcia Rizo
    Pages 197-214
  13. Bronwyn Harris, Lyn Denend, Dan E. Azagury
    Pages 215-233
  14. Mitchell G. Goldenberg, Teodor P. Grantcharov
    Pages 235-248
  15. Nathan Cortez
    Pages 249-269
  16. Hubert Zajicek, Arlen Meyers
    Pages 271-287
  17. Carlo V. Caballero-Uribe
    Pages 329-338
  18. Bertalan Mesko
    Pages 339-363
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 365-370

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive state-of the-art approach to digital health technologies and practices within the broad confines of healthcare practices. It provides a canvas to discuss emerging digital health solutions, propelled by the ubiquitous availability of miniaturized, personalized devices and affordable, easy to use wearable sensors, and innovative technologies like 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality and driverless robots and vehicles including drones. One of the most significant promises the digital health solutions hold is to keep us healthier for longer, even with limited resources, while truly scaling the delivery of healthcare.

Digital Health: Scaling Healthcare to the World addresses the emerging trends and enabling technologies contributing to technological advances in healthcare practice in the 21st Century. These areas include generic topics such as mobile health and telemedicine, as well as specific concepts such as social media for health, wearables and quantified-self trends. Also covered are the psychological models leveraged in design of solutions to persuade us to follow some recommended actions, then the design and educational facets of the proposed innovations, as well as ethics, privacy, security, and liability aspects influencing its acceptance. Furthermore, sections on economic aspects of the proposed innovations are included, analyzing the potential business models and entrepreneurship opportunities in the domain.


Digital Health HIPPA compliance Augmented Reality 3D Printing Wearable Technologies Social Media Telemedicine Mobile Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Homero Rivas
    • 1
  • Katarzyna Wac
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61445-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61446-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
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