Health Technology Sourcebook

Omnigraphics. 3. ed. Jan. 2023. 728p. ed. by James Chambers. ISBN 9780780820166. $97. REF
Advances in technology are offering new approaches to health care. Virtual visits with practitioners, electronic medical records, and new diagnostic and treatment modalities provide flexibility and options for both health care providers and patients. The latest edition of this sourcebook examines the latest health care tools and provides basic information for patients, families, caregivers, and the general public. The information is vetted by a panel of physicians, and it’s taken from documents issued by federal government agencies, such as the FDC, FDCA, the CDC, the National Cancer Institute, NASA, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The book begins with an introduction to telehealth and health information technology. It also covers technology for diagnosis and treatment, such as continuous cardiac and glucose monitoring, big data in genetic testing and precision medicine, and the use of surgical robots and new rehabilitation aids, such as cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs. Legal and ethical concerns, especially privacy issues and cybersecurity are also discussed. A glossary and a directory of agencies offer further information.
VERDICT This is useful for public and consumer health libraries in need of a one-stop print resource. All of the information here is also free online from government agencies.
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