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Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine

1st Edition

Edited by Halit Eren, John G. Webster

CRC Press

706 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 226 B/W Illus.

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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.

Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine is the first volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume:

  • Describes the integration of—and interactions between—modern eMedicine, telemedicine, eHealth, and telehealth practices
  • Explains how medical information flows through wireless technologies and networks, emphasizing fast-deploying wireless body area networks
  • Presents the latest developments in sensors, devices, and implantables, from medical sensors for mobile communication devices to drug-delivery systems
  • Illustrates practical telemedicine applications in telecardiology, teleradiology, teledermatology, teleaudiology, teleoncology, acute care telemedicine, and more

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.

Table of Contents


Integrating Telemedicine and Telehealth—Advancing Health at a Distance

Habib F. Rashvand and Kuei-Fang Hsiao

Readying Medical Applications for Telehealth

I-Hen Tsai

Virtual Hospitals: Integration of Telemedicine, Healthcare Services, and Cloud Computing

Shaftab Ahmed and M. Yasin Akhtar Raja

Intelligent Electronic Health Systems

David A. Clifton, Marco A. F. Pimentel, Katherine E. Niehaus, Lei Clifton, Timothy E. A. Peto, Derrick W. Crook, and Peter J. Watkinson

Wearable Biomedical Systems and mHealth

Sungmee Park and Sundaresan Jayaraman

Wireless Instrumentation and Biomedical Applications

João Paulo Carmo and José Higino Correia

Context-Aware Biomedical Smart Systems

François Philipp and Manfred Glesner


Technologies for mHealth

Jinman Kim, Christopher Lemon, Tanya Baldacchino, Mohamed Khadra, and Dagan (David) Feng

Wireless Body Area Network Protocols

Majid Nabi, Twan Basten, and Marc Geilen

Wireless Body Area Network Data Delivery

Majid Nabi, Marc Geilen, and Twan Basten

Use of Small-Cell Technologies for Telemedicine

Edward Mutafungwa and Jyri Hämäläinen

Dynamic Coexistence of Wireless Body Area Networks

Mohammad N. Deylami and Emil Jovanov

Mobile Health and Smartphone Platforms: A Case Study

M. B. Srinivas


Medical Sensors for Mobile Communication Devices

Jacob Fraden

Development of Disposable Adhesive Wearable Human-Monitoring System

Alex Chun Kit Chan, Kohei Higuchi, and Kazusuke Maenaka

Drug-Delivery Systems in eMedicine and mHealth

Arni Ariani, Soegijardjo Soegijoko, and Hermawan Nagar Rasyid

Implantable Systems

Vincenzo Luciano, Emilio Sardini, Alessandro Dionisi, Mauro Serpelloni, and Andrea Cadei

Signal Processing in Implantable Neural Recording Microsystems

Sedigheh Razmpour, Mohammad Ali Shaeri, Hossein Hosseini-Nejad, and Amir M. Sodagar

Electronic Health Signal Processing

Mohit Kumar, Norbert Stoll, Kerstin Thurow, and Regina Stoll



Rajarshi Gupta

Telecardiology Tools and Devices

Axel Müller, Jörg Otto Schwab, Christian Zugck, Johannes Schweizer, and Thomas M. Helms


Liam Caffery


Soegijardjo Soegijoko, Arni Ariani, and Sugiyantini


Robert H. Eikelboom and De Wet Swanepoel


Natalie K. Bradford and Helen Irving

Telepathology System Development and Implementation

Ronald S. Weinstein

Acute Care Telemedicine

Nigel R. Armfield and Tim Donovan

Monitoring for Elderly Care: The Role of Wearable Sensors in Fall Detection and Fall Prediction Research

Kejia Wang, Stephen J. Redmond, and Nigel H. Lovell

About the Editors

Halit Eren received his B.Eng, M.Eng, and Ph.D degrees from the University of Sheffield, UK, and MBA from Curtin University. He has worked as an instrumentation engineer, and held positions of assistant professorship at Hacettepe University and the Middle East Technical University; associate professorship at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; visiting professorship at the University of Wisconsin; and visiting scholar at the University of Sheffield. Dr. Eren has been conducting research and teaching at Curtin University for more than 30 years. He currently holds an adjunct senior research fellowship at the university. Widely published, Dr. Eren is a senior member of the IEEE.

John G. Webster received his BEE from Cornell University, and his MSEE and a Ph.D from the University of Rochester. Dr. Webster is currently professor emeritus of biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin. Previously, he was a highly cited researcher at King Abdulaziz University. Widely published, Dr. Webster is a fellow of the IEEE, ISA, AIMBE, BMES, and IOP. He has been a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Administrative Committee and the NIH Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section, and the recipient of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Career Achievement Award.

Subject Categories

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MEDICAL / Administration
SCIENCE / Biotechnology