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1st Edition

Connected Health
Improving Care, Safety, and Efficiency with Wearables and IoT Solution

ISBN 9781138737662
Published February 1, 2017 by Productivity Press
304 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Connected Health is the most dynamic phenomenon in healthcare technology today. From smartphones and tablets to apps, body sensors and telemedicine, Connected Health promises to stir foundational shifts in healthcare quality and delivery. This is a watershed moment in healthcare – the Connected Health ecosystem is dramatically impacting healthcare’s stakeholders, from patients to C-Suite executives, and is delivering on the tri aim: quality care, coordination and cost savings.

This new book conducts a focused examination of wearables as an explosive niches of the Connect Health market. Covering a range of issues from wearable applications in the consumer and provider spaces, to emerging technology solutions and hurdles to successful deployment, this book also provides an engaging discussion about wearables as a change agent of healthcare delivery. The discussion continues with and examination of the interplay between solutions like wearables in the Healthcare Internet of Things ("IoT") landscape.

The book also explores the scope and trajectory of the Connected Health ecosystem through a combination of expert commentary and selected case studies. It serves as an educational resource as well as a practical guide in strategizing and executing a Connected Health market and product strategy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:


Part 1: Wearables

Chapter 1: Types of Wearables

Chapter 2: Wearables for Professionals

Chapter 3: Wearables in the Enterprise

Chapter 4: Wearables for Chronic Disease

Chapter 5: Wearables Best Practices

Chapter 6: Compliance

Chapter 7: Standards and Security

Part 2: IoT

Chapter 8: IoT Overview

Chapter 9: IoT and Big Data

Chapter 10: Analytics

Chapter 11: Future

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As President of HealthSense since 1998, Rick Krohn has energized both new and established health technology organizations by delivering strategic mindshare and marketing expertise founded upon a keen understanding of the healthcare ecosystem. His unique skills set: identifying opportunities, creating strategies, and driving execution to grow a pipeline of business.

Previously, he was marketing directory of Shared Health (an HIE) and an executive director of Superior Consultant where his responsibilities included health technology and management consulting, corporate strategy, business development, strategic marketing, thought leadership, corporate branding and communications. Earlier, he was vice president of Medical Alliances, a national health care management consulting firm. His responsibilities included management of the healthcare business development and management services consulting division, as well as active management of individual consulting engagements. Rick’s healthcare career began in administrative and operations posts at the Bon Secours Health Systems, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Rick graduated from Towson University with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He completed additional advanced study at the American University and Johns Hopkins University, earning a Master’s degree in International Finance and a Master’s in Business Administration, respectively.

David Metcalf has more than 20 years’ experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare. Dr. Metcalf is Director of Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. The team has built mHealth solutions, simulation games, eLearning, mobile and enterprise IT systems for Google, J&J, VA, US Military and UCF’s College of Medicine among others. Recent projects include Lake Nona’s Intelligent Home prototype and SignificantTechnology, a mobile-enabled online degree and eResource kit. Dr. Metcalf encourages spinoffs from the lab as part of the innovation process and has launched Moving Knowledge and several other for-profit and nonprofit ventures as examples. In addition to research and commercial investments, he supports social entrepreneurship in education and health. Dr. Metcalf continues to bridge the gap between corporate learning and simulation techniques and non-profit and social entrepreneurship. Simulation, mobilization, mobile patient records and medical decision support systems, visualization systems, scalability models, secure mobile data communications, gaming, innovation management and operational excellence are current research topics. Dr. Metcalf frequently presents at industry and research events shaping business strategy and use of technology to improve learning, health and human performance.

Pat Salber is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In (TDWI). She has been writing about all things health and healthcare on this site since 2006. She is a board certified internist and emergency physician who practiced at Kaiser Permanente until transitioning into a national executive position as the organization’s first Director of National Accounts. Over the course of her career, she has worked as a physician executive for a variety of healthcare organizations (health insurance companies, medical groups, large employers). Currently, she serves as a consultant to CMS and speaks and moderates at both national and international healthcare conferences. She also serves on advisory councils of global non-profits (i.e., MedShare and care for Peace) and companies such as CliniOps, a health technology startup that is developing cutting edge software to support clinical trials. She is a media partner to the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS). In addition to writing for TDWI and other healthcare blogs, Pat has published on a variety of topics in both peer-reviewed journals and trade publications. Her book, The Physician’s Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, was one of the first books on the topic written specifically for health care professionals.