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Designing telehealth for an aging population : a human factors perspective

Author: Neil Charness; George Demiris; Elizabeth A Krupinski
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
Series: Human factors & aging series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As simple and straightforward as two health professionals conferring over the telephone or as complex and sophisticated as robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe, telehealth is an increasingly frequent component in healthcare. A primer on the human factors issues that can influence how older adults interact with telehealth systems, Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Charness; George Demiris; Elizabeth A Krupinski
ISBN: 9781439825297 1439825297
OCLC Number: 767854125
Description: 97 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction and Purpose of this Volume Definitions of Telemedicine and Telehealth Human Factors and Ergonomics: Definitions Person-Environment Fit: Why a Human Factors Approach is Helpful Error Demographics of Health Care Utilization by an Aging Population Population Aging and Health Care Profession Aging Plan for the Book Suggested Readings Know the Health Care User Perception Cognition Psychomotor Performance Anthropometrics Attitudes Issues of Disability Recommendations Suggested Readings Health Care Environments and their Characteristics Telemedicine Clinic Design Homes Suggested Readings Telemedicine Fields and Human Factors Issues Teleradiology Telepathology Teledermatology Teleophthalmology Telesurgery Telerehabilitation Telemental Health Home Telehealth and Remote Monitoring Summary Suggested Readings Standards and Guidelines The American Telemedicine Association and Standards ATA Guidelines National and International Standards and Guidelines Suggested Readings Tutorials on Usability Testing, Setting up Diagnostics, and Health Status Monitoring Usability Testing Setting up Diagnostics Issues in Health Status Monitoring Suggested Readings Tutorial on Conducting Focus Groups What Are Focus Groups? Getting Started Conducting the Session After the Session Suggested Reading The Future, Resources, and Conclusions Keeping the Promise of Human Factors Engineering: Promoting Efficiency, Safety, and Comfort The Future: Smart Homes, Remote Monitoring, and Treatment Associations Devoted to Human Factors and Telehealth Conclusion Suggested Readings
Series Title: Human factors & aging series.
Responsibility: Neil Charness, George Demiris, Elizabeth Krupinski.

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"As simple and straightforward as two health professionals conferring over the telephone or as complex and sophisticated as robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe, telehealth is an increasingly frequent component in healthcare. A primer on the human factors issues that can influence how older adults interact with telehealth systems, Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective examines the new ways patients and healthcare providers communicate to achieve the same or better outcomes than with traditional face-to-face healthcare. The authors examine older adult capabilities and provide standards and guidelines for telehealth design, enlivened by clinical examples and tutorials on human factors methodologies. They take a systematic look at how the use of human factors principles can facilitate the successful development, deployment, and maintenance of telehealth technology to better serve the aging population. The authors have carefully stayed away from academic writing, distilling their experience in the form of basic observations and principles drawn from their work. They include suggested readings at the end of each chapter that supply the research underpinning their recommendations. The first reference to cover older adult users in an area that will only get bigger, this book sets itself apart by providing focused coverage of the human factors issues specific to aging populations and practical advice on how to accommodate them"--

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