TY - CHAP A1 - Vandermi Silva A2 - Ricardo Erikson Veras De Sena Rosa A3 - Vicente Ferreira De Lucena Jr. ED1 - Shaul Mordechai ED2 - Ranjit Sahu Y1 - 2012-03-09 PY - 2012 T1 - Using Brazilian Digital TV to Integrate Health Care Services Embedded in Medical Commercial Devices N2 - Information technology has been revolutionizing the everyday life of the common man, while medical science has been making rapid strides in understanding disease mechanisms, developing diagnostic techniques and effecting successful treatment regimen, even for those cases which would have been classified as a poor prognosis a decade earlier. The confluence of information technology and biomedicine has brought into its ambit additional dimensions of computerized databases for patient conditions, revolutionizing the way health care and patient information is recorded, processed, interpreted and utilized for improving the quality of life. This book consists of seven chapters dealing with the three primary issues of medical information acquisition from a patient's and health care professional's perspective, translational approaches from a researcher's point of view, and finally the application potential as required by the clinicians/physician. The book covers modern issues in Information Technology, Bioinformatics Methods and Clinical Applications. The chapters describe the basic process of acquisition of information in a health system, recent technological developments in biomedicine and the realistic evaluation of medical informatics. BT - Medical Informatics SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/36844 DO - 10.5772/36844 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-11 ER -