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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

By: G Welty

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Quality assurance is necessary to maintain quality and services in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Quality assurance demonstrates that the logic and practice of problem solving can integrate both program efficacy and regulatory compliance. This title is divided into three parts; the first part discusses the process by which a problem in regulated industry is identified, for example a manufacturing deviation that leads to an adulterated drug product, and reviews the decision-making steps involved in remedying the problem. The second part delves into the staff training...

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The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

By: D. R. Williams

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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The funding of biopharmaceutical research and development provides a comprehensive critical review of the funding of research and development (R&D) in the human biopharmaceutical market sector. It addresses both private and public funding sources available in the US and internationally. The biopharmaceutical market is among the most research-intensive market sectors globally. Clinical researchers face a multitude of public and private funding options with respect to bringing their idea or innovation to market. These funding options are continually changing and complex, and are expected to...

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Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

By: Wolfgang Birkfellner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 06-MAR-2014

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Avoiding excessive mathematical formalisms, this second edition of a bestseller delivers an ideal introduction to medical image processing, presenting key principles and algorithms using simple MATLAB® Octave scripts. It not only discusses data storage, transformations, segmentation, rendering, registration, and reconstruction, but also contains a chapter on clinical applications and an image-guided therapy tutorial. Including examples from radiology, internal medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy, the text is beneficial to students of medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer...

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The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

By: Mark Graban; Joseph Swartz

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 21-AUG-2013

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Delivering an accessible introduction to Kaizen principles, this volume is for hospital and medical organization leaders who want to engage every employee and physician in ongoing daily continuous improvement benefitting patients, staff, and the long-term good of the organization. Specifically written for senior leaders and managers who need to understand the power of this core Lean methodology, the book explains the practical actions that are required to create a lasting Kaizen culture in a healthcare system. ...

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Analysis of Complex Diseases: A Mathematical Perspective

Analysis of Complex Diseases: A Mathematical Perspective

By: PhD, Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2013

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Focusing on diseases related to cellular energy metabolism, such as cancer and diabetes, this book presents a holistic perspective for illuminating the molecular mechanisms of these diseases and the evolutionary underpinning of their simultaneous epidemics. It demonstrates the importance of physical thinking and mathematical analysis in understanding complex systems. Taking an interdisciplinary look at this translational subject, the book explains how mathematical modeling and analysis are critical to the future of diagnostics and therapeutics in medicine. ...

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Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology

Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology

By: Eddie Ng; U. Acharya; Jasjit Suri; Aurelio Campilho

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Successful thermal modeling of the human eye helps in the early diagnosis of eye abnormalities such as inflammation, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma—all leading causes of blindness. This book presents a unified work of eye imaging and modeling techniques that have been proposed and applied to ophthalmologic problems. It delves into various morphological, texture, higher order spectra, and wavelet transformation techniques used to extract important diagnostic features from images, which can then be analyzed by a data scientist for automated diagnosis. ...

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Digital Forensics for the Health Sciences

Digital Forensics for the Health Sciences

By: Andriani Daskalaki

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2011

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Digital forensics deals with the acquisition, preservation, analysis and presentation of electronic data. The detailed documentation and analysis of human data with 3D-imaging and processing techniques has led to qualitative improvements in forensic pathologic investigation and documentation. Digital Forensics for the Health Sciences: Applications in Practice and Research discusses current applications of digital forensics in health sciences as well as the latest research in this area. This reference work covers basic concepts, best practices, common techniques, investigative challenges and,...

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Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

By: Vaughan Michell; Deborah Rosenorn-Lanng; Stephen Gulliver; Wendy Currie

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements. The Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics highlights current research and trends from both professionals and researchers on health informatics as applied to the needs of patient safety and quality care. Bringing together theory and practical approaches...

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Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud—all with healthcare analytics Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Renowned healthcare analytics leader Trevor Strome reveals in this groundbreaking volume the true potential of analytics to harness the vast amounts of data being generated in order to improve the decision-making ability of healthcare managers and...

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Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes

Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes

By: Patricia Cerrito; John Cerrito

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2010

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The investigation of healthcare databases can be used to examine physician decisions and develop evidence-based treatment guidelines that optimize patient outcomes. Clinical Data Mining for Physician Decision Making and Investigating Health Outcomes: Methods for Prediction and Analysis demonstrates how concern for detail in datasets and the use of data mining techniques can extract important and meaningful knowledge from healthcare databases. Basic information on processing data with step-by-step instructions is provided, allowing readers to use their own data and follow the instructions to...

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Dr. Q

Dr. Q

By: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2013

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Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa pasó de «mover canales de riego y recoger tomates, a luchar contra el cáncer cerebral». Esta entrañable historia, narrada en primera persona, relata la travesía: nos lleva desde su niñez en un pequeñísimo pueblo de Baja California, en México, a la Neurocirugía y la investigación en el célebre hospital-escuela Johns Hopkins. El camino inicia con sus sueños infantiles, como dominar las maniobras de Kalimán (un personaje de historietas) y viajar a mundos extraños; y transcurre por el durísimo trabajo en los campos y los ferrocarriles del otro lado de la frontera,...

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Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

Visual Computing for Medicine, 2nd Edition

By: Bernhard Preim; Charl P Botha

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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Visual Computing for Medicine, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and their applications in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book includes algorithms, applications, and ideas on achieving reliability of results and clinical evaluation of the techniques covered. Preim and Botha illustrate visualization techniques from research, but also cover the information required to solve practical clinical problems. They base the book on several years of combined teaching and research experience. This new edition includes six new chapters on treatment...

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The Cleveland Clinic Way: Lessons in Excellence from One of the World's Leading Health Care Organizations

The Cleveland Clinic Way: Lessons in Excellence from One of the World's Leading Health Care Organizations

By: Toby Cosgrove

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

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This is the future. Join the revolution. Transform your organization the Cleveland Clinic way. "One of the best healthcare systems in the world." President Barack Obama American healthcare is in crisis. It doesn't have to be. There's a revolution going on right now. On the frontiers of medicine, some doctors have developed an approach for treating people that is more effective, more humane, and more affordable. It's an approach to healthcare that has captured the attention of the media and business elite--and the President of the United States. It's all happening at...

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Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning Technologies

Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning Technologies

By: Fabio Gonzalez; Eduardo Romero

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2009

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Medical images are at the base of many routine clinical decisions and their influence continues to increase in many fields of medicine. Since the last decade, computers have become an invaluable tool for supporting medical image acquisition, processing, organization and analysis. Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning Technologies: Applications and Techniques provides a panorama of the current boundary between biomedical complexity coming from the medical image context and the multiple techniques which have been used for solving many of these problems. This innovative publication...

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Advancing Medical Practice through Technology

Advancing Medical Practice through Technology

By: Joel Rodrigues

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Medical practitioners are continuing to advance their knowledge of the latest technologies in order to keep up with the opportunities for faster and more reliable treatments for patients. Advancing Medical Practice through Technology: Applications for Healthcare Delivery, Management, and Quality focuses on the latest medical practices through the utilization of technologies and innovative concepts. This book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, and industry professionals interested in the latest advancements in the healthcare, biomedicine, and medical communications...

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The Cure in the Code

The Cure in the Code

By: Peter Huber

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2013

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Never before have two revolutions with so much potential to save and prolong human life occurred simultaneously. The converging, synergistic power of the biochemical and digital revolutions now allows us to read every letter of life’s code, create precisely targeted drugs to control it, and tailor their use to individual patients. Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and countless other killers can be vanquished—if we make full use of the tools of modern drug design and allow doctors the use of modern data gathering and analytical tools when prescribing drugs to their patients. But Washington...

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Interactive Technologies for Autism

Interactive Technologies for Autism

By: Julie A. Kientz; Matthew S. Goodwin; Gillian R. Hayes; Gregory D. Abowd

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Development, deployment, and evaluation of interactive technologies for individuals with autism have been rapidly increasing over the last decade. There is great promise for the use of these types of technologies to enrich interventions, facilitate communication, and support data collection. Emerging technologies in this area also have the potential to enhance assessment and diagnosis of individuals with autism, to understand the nature of autism, and to help researchers conduct basic and applied research. This book provides an in-depth review of the historical and state-of-the-art use of...

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NCLEX-RN Exam Prep, Third Edition

NCLEX-RN Exam Prep, Third Edition

By: Wilda Rinehart; Diann Sloan; Clara Hurd

Publisher: Pearson Certification

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2013

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The Publisher regrets that the CD/DVD content for this title cannot be made available Online. Score Higher on the NCLEX-RN® Exam! ¿ This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the test engine and practice test that accompanies the print book. ¿ We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exam ¿ www.pearsonITcertification.com ¿ Study Tips like the advice and instruction that a personal tutor might provide Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide you with hints and...

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Health Care Engineering, Part II

Health Care Engineering, Part II

By: Monique Frize

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

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Part II of Health Care Engineering begins with statistics on the occurrence of medical errors and adverse events, and includes some technological solutions. A chapter on electronic medical records follows. The knowledge management process divided into four steps is described; this includes a discussion on data acquisition, storage, and retrieval. The next two chapters discuss the other three steps of the knowledge management process (knowledge discovery, knowledge translation, knowledge integration and sharing). The last chapter briefly discusses usability studies and clinical trials. This...

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Health Care Engineering, Part I

Health Care Engineering, Part I

By: Monique Frize

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

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The first chapter describes the health care delivery systems in Canada and in the U.S. This is followed by examples of various approaches used to measure physiological variables in humans, either for the purpose of diagnosis or monitoring potential disease conditions; a brief description of sensor technologies is included. The function and role of the clinical engineer in managing medical technologies in industrialized and in developing countries are presented. This is followed by a chapter on patient safety (mainly electrical safety and electromagnetic interference); it includes a section on...