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The Internet And Health In Brazil

Author : André Pereira Neto
ISBN : 9783319992891
Genre : Medical
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The popularization of the Internet, due in larger part to the advent of multifunctional cell phones, poses new challenges for health professionals, patients, and caregivers as well as creates new possibilities for all of us. This comprehensive volume analyzes how this social phenomenon is transforming long-established healthcare practices and perceptions in a country with one of the highest numbers of Internet users: Brazil. After an opening text that analyzes the Internet and E-Health Care as a field of study, the book comprises six parts. The first part introduces the emergence and development of the internet in Brazil, its pioneering experience in internet governance, digital inclusion, and online citizen participation. The second part is dedicated to internet health audiences by analyzing the cases of patients, the young, and the elderly seeking and sharing health information online, especially in virtual communities. The third part is dedicated to the challenges that the expansion of the internet in healthcare poses to all of us, such as the evaluation of the quality of health information available online and the prevention of the risks involved with online sales, cyberbullying, and consumption of prescription medicines. The fourth presents some innovative e-learning experiences carried out with different groups in Brazil, while the fifth part analyses some practical applications involving the Internet and health, including studies on M-Health, the Internet of things, serious games and the use of new information and communication technologies in health promotion. The last chapter analyses the future of healthcare in the Internet Age. The authors establish a critical and creative debate with international scholarship on the subject. This book is written in a direct and comprehensible way for professionals, researchers, students of communication and health, as well as for stakeholders and others interested in better understanding the trends and the different challenges related to the social phenomenon of the internet in health.
Category: Medical

Public Health Informatics January 1996 Through December 2000 441 Citations

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ISBN : 9781428926318
Genre : Medical informatics
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The bibliography focuses on the use of computers and communications to support population-based public health functions. As in the prior bibliography, NLM has excluded the primary care services often provided by public health authorities. The literature on consumer health informatics issues is also excluded. However, NLM has included selected population-based health promotion material. Topics covered reflect major public health functions: population surveillance, population screening, registries, health promotion, information systems and services, data linking and mining, and workforce education and assessment. Articles on all aspects of immunization (including immunization registries) are grouped together under Immunization Programs and Issues. Also, we added bioterrorism to the Emergency/Disaster category. Publications increased in this area after the public health community was given a mandate to develop emergency plans and treatment procedures in case of bioterrorist attacks. Finally, we added the new category of Genetics Programs and Counseling.
Category: Medical informatics

Electronic Business And Education

Author : Wendy Chin
ISBN : 0792375084
Genre : Business & Economics
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In order to establish technical prerequisites for efficient electronic business and education on the Internet, appropriate system support is needed as a vital condition for maximization of both short-term and long-term profits. Electronic Business and Education: Recent Advances in Internet Infrastructures discusses current research topics in the domain of system support for e-business and e-education on the Internet, and stresses the synergistic interaction of these two components. Attention is given to both scientific and engineering issues. Electronic Business and Education: Recent Advances in Internet Infrastructures is suitable as a secondary text for a graduate level course and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry, particularly in the area of e-business and e-education on the Internet. `There is no longer any question that the Internet and electronic communication are the major new tools for collaborative advances in the creation of new knowledge and in future learning.' Excerpt from Foreword by Robert C. Richardson, Nobel Laureate 1996, Cornell University, USA
Category: Business & Economics

Genomics And Health In The Developing World

Author : Dhavendra Kumar
ISBN : 9780195374759
Genre : Medical
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This book is designed to be the first major text to discuss advances in medical genetics in the developing world.
Category: Medical

Racial Identities Genetic Ancestry And Health In South America

Author : S. Gibbon
ISBN : 9781137001702
Genre : Social Science
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The edited collection brings together social and biological anthropology scholars, biologists, and geneticists to examine the interface between Genetic Admixture, Identity and Health, directly contributing to an emerging field of 'bio-cultural anthropology.
Category: Social Science

Living On Income At The Age Of 40 In Brazil

Author : Brazil Real Property
ISBN : 9781446704752
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.45 MB
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Globalization promised that, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the consequent end of the Cold War, a period of Augustan pax, has not failed to disclose the 'umpteenth deception: and the world becomes for a few powerful elites of the board games geopolitical strategy of increasingly pervasive, we are often unaware of the sacrificial pawns in the game. In this rapidly changing scenario, it is more important than ever to understand where the world is going ... or rather WHERE IN THE WORLD 'BETTER GO! With this new editorial work we want to reinforce the view, supported by personal experiences, that Brazil is among the few countries still growing in the world and especially one of the last frontiers where you can build a future. Brazil is magic! Paradise is here! LIVING ON INCOME IN BRAZIL With this new practical guide we want to share this magical place together with you. The paradise exists!
Category: Business & Economics

Broadband In Brazil

Author : Peter Knight
ISBN : 9788567871783
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Internet has been a reality in Brazil for more than 20 years. Its growth has been encouraged by the government, by large telecom companies, and by small and medium Internet service providers, as well as by rapidly increasing demand. The achievements to date are clear, but almost half the population is still not participating in the digital world. Furthermore, the cost of broadband is still high and its quality should be improved so that it will be possible to take advantage of all the benefits it can bring, whether related to health, education, or even the exercise of political rights. It is necessary, therefore that the Brazilian Internet be fast, reliable, and accessible. This book brings together 23 specialists in various areas related to broadband, specialists who wanted to discuss Brazil’s public policies and regulations as well as the progress and challenges related to expanding access to broadband Internet service. The 16 chapters also address the evolution of the country’s broadband infrastructure, including experiences of entrepreneurship and public-private partnerships. This debate is fundamental for Brazil’s technological, economic and social progress.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Access To Financial Services In Brazil

Author : Anjali Kumar
ISBN : 0821357166
Genre : Business & Economics
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There is an increasing awareness that access to financial services can contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. This study focuses on the delivery of financial services in Brazil, one of the world's most important emerging financial markets. It examines different aspects of financial service provision, and explores approaches to address problems of financial exclusion. Topics discussed include: microfinance schemes; private banking; rural finance systems; institutional infrastructure; and the role of government policy.
Category: Business & Economics