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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 how to minimize liability and how develop a quality assurance program for technology management. The next chapter discusses applications of telemedicine, including technical, social, and ethical issues. The last chapter presents a discussion on the impact of technology on health care and the technology assessment process.
  • Chapter 7 presents some 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. The two parts consolidate material that supports courses on technology development and management issues in health care institutions. It can be useful for anyone involved in design, development, or research, whether in industry, hospitals, or government.
  • Muscle chains / Philipp Richter: introduction -- Models of myofascial chains -- Physiology -- The craniosacral model -- The biomechanical model of John Martin Littlejohn : the mechanics of the spinal column -- Postural muscles, phasic muscles, and crossed syndrome (Vladimir Janda's contribution to myofacial treatment methods) -- Zink patterns -- Myofascial chains : a model -- Posture -- Diagnosis -- Therapy -- Trigger points and their treatment / Eric hebgen: Definition -- Classification of trigger points -- Pathophysiology of trigger points -- Diagnosis -- Trigger point therapy -- Trigger point-sustaining factores -- The facilitated segment -- The trigger points.

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