1st Edition

The Rise of the Intelligent Health System

Edited By Harry Pappas, Paul Frisch Copyright 2024
    298 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    298 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    298 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    "I recommend that all members of the health community read this book to obtain a real snapshot of how the Intelligent Health System is being transformed via new technologies."

    Chris Landon MD FAAP, FCCP, FRSM

    Clinical Associate Professor USC Keck School of Medicine

    Technology Development Center Laboratory and Studio


    The "Intelligent Health Pavilion" as demonstrated at the annual HIMSS Conference by the Intelligent Health Association is the impetus for this book.

    This book documents the remarkable journey of "Intelligent Health System" and the adoption of Innovative technologies. Many showcased in real time on the trade show floor and now in this book: "The Rise of the Intelligent Health System". In each chapter of this book, authors are expressing the immense potential of merging cutting-edge technology with the complex realm of patient care and safety. The informative chapters in this book delve deep into the unfolding story of how hospitals have evolved into interactive, intelligent environments, driven by real-time data and powered by artificial intelligence.

    In what seems like the blink of an eye, technology has completely transformed the way we live, work, and interact with the world around us. From smartphones to self-driving cars, ChatGPT, wireless technologies, wearables, and many other innovations are reshaping our society, pushing the boundaries of what was once considered impossible. However, nowhere is the impact of technology more profound than in the field of healthcare.


    About the Intelligent Health Series

    About the Authors

    About the Contributors

    1 The Rise of the Intelligent Health Consumer


    2 Fundamentals of the Intelligent Health System


    3 Visibility In Healthcare with IoHT


    4 Medical Device Security Program for a Healthcare Delivery Organization


    5 Wearable Devices and Remote Patient Monitoring


    6 Explosion of Robotics in Healthcare


    7 RFID in Healthcare


    8 Developing an Institutional RFID–RTLS Strategy and Management Plan


    9 The Role of Real-Time Location Systems in Ambulatory Care


    10 Informatics and Analytics


    11 Intelligent Healthcare Use of Germicidal Ultraviolet "C" (UVC) Light


    12 Optimizing Infection Control and Hand Hygiene


    13 Hospital at Home: Transformation of an Old Model with Digital Technology


    14 The Digital OR


    15 Techquity


    Appendix I: Glossary of Terms



    Paul Frisch is currently an Associate Attending in the Department of Medical Physics and the Chief of Biomedical Engineering at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He currently serves on technical committees and advisory boards including IEEE Counsel on RFID, ECRI Institute and serves as the Chief Technical Officer for the RFID in Healthcare Consortium and President of the Intelligent Health Association. Paul’s responsibility focuses on the investigation of new and evolving technologies and developing their potential integration into clinical applications and operations to enhance patient outcomes, care, and safety. Current areas of investigation focus on clinical 3D imaging and printing, robotics, and medical device development. Previous experiences include research in electromagnetic field induced gene expression in targeted gene therapy, human biodynamics resulting from transitory acceleration, such as crash-impact and aircraft ejection and robotic applications in pharmaceutical development. Paul Frisch has a Doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Harry P. Pappas is the Founder and CEO of Intelligent Health Association. Mr. Pappas is a serial entrepreneur and has never really worked in corporate America. He has been an ‘out of the box thinker’ all of his adult life. He has been directly involved in the technology space since a young age. He has ‘hands-on’ experience with a wide variety of software development project along with auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, and wireless devices. He has deployed new technologies and wireless projects across several industries including: healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, manufacturing, oil and gas, smart highway systems, retail, and mass transit. Harry has been constantly ahead of the technology curve. For examples, one of his many start-up firms was developing web sites in 1993 after meeting “Tim Burners Lee” at a conference at CERN, Tim is considered the father of the WWW. Pappas is an international recognized “Ubiquitous Sensing Networks”/”IoT” thought leader with RFID, RTLS, Sensors, and Wireless technologies. He has been presenting educational programs around the world since 2001. He has been helping many enterprises adopt new technologies to improve their bottom line. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC). The RHCC is the only dedicated organization promoting the many benefits of RFID and RTLS technologies to improve patient care and safety and improve hospital operating efficiencies. Pappas is also the Founder and CEO of the Intelligent Health Association. The IHA is the only international, technology centric, vendor neutral organization solely dedicated to promoting the adoption of new technologies to the health eco-system. The IHA produces educational symposia, master classes, and workshops for the healthcare community that cover not only RFID/RTLS, NFC, and Wearables but many other new technologies such as BLE, MEMS, Sensors, 3-D printing, Lasers, Robotics, etc. The IHA provides educational programs and vendor neutral advice to the Healthcare, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Industries. The IHA is the producer of the very successful, “Intelligent Hospital Pavilion” and the very popular, “i-Home™/Intelligent Medical Home” co-located at the annual HIMSS conference and trade show.