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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Issue 6 • Date November-December 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine - Nov.-Dec. 2008

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  • Table of contents - Vol 27 No 6

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Good-bye and happy holidays! [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 3
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  • Foundations of innovation [President's Message]

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  • What's up in the regions? [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 5 - 6
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  • Call for Nomminations 2009 - IEEE EMBS Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 6
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  • Protection of the health care and public health critical infrastructure and key assets

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 8 - 13
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    The theme of this special publication focuses on a broad range of science and technology issues as well as the economical, political, and policy interplays within the health care and public health critical infrastructures and key asset areas. This article will attempt to show that efforts are needed by all parties involved in areas for improving health care deliveries and the public health infrast... View full abstract»

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  • ICORR 2009

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 14
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  • 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

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  • Public health information infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 16 - 20
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    The public health infrastructure is a set of agencies and organizations whose mission is to create the environment in which we can be healthy. This broadest of definitions includes state and local health departments, selected federal agencies, and a wide range of other governmental, nonprofit, and for-profit agencies and organizations. This report will limit itself to state and local health depart... View full abstract»

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  • Improving the health care and public health critical infrastructure

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    If you think in terms of your lifetime, you may ponder that while the hours, minutes, and seconds of a day have remained the same, the amount of information that you have received, let's say, in the 1980s compared with now, 2008, is drastically different. The size of information received in a day now is larger than what you have received in the past years. The information age has also created a wi... View full abstract»

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  • From clean dishes to clean hands

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 26 - 28
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    In the United States, hospital-acquired infections account for around 99,000 patient deaths per year. These infections are increasingly caused by drug-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which accounts for 19,000 patient deaths per year. Fresh perspectives with tools adapted from other disciplines may provide the insight to identify opportunities for loca... View full abstract»

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  • Future delivery of health care: Cybercare

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 29 - 38
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    Health-care system reforms can change the structure of the current U.S. health-care system, from centralized large hospitals to a distributed, networked healthcare system. In our model, medical care is delivered locally in neighborhoods and individual homes, using computer technologies like telemedicine, to link patients and primary care providers to tertiary medical providers. This decentralizati... View full abstract»

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  • Electromagnetic interference risk analysis

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    Daily mitigation of and planning for intentional or unintentional EMI should be a part of a medical facilities ongoing spectrum management just as annual condition and risk assessments are performed at other facilities. A reasonable supply of spare electronic components should be stored safely on site and readily available (network switches, wireless access points, disks, computers, instrumentatio... View full abstract»

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  • National security strategy for U.S. water

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    Being adept at crafting national policy inherently demands that those at the table have a deep and comprehensive understanding of problem areas, and of historical details associated with progress that has been made, and that which has yet to be made. Undertaking the task of crafting national strategies, or engaging in policy discussions without possessing the prerequisites can predictably produce ... View full abstract»

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  • Health care, public health, and the food and agriculture critical infrastructures

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 54 - 58
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    Widespread national concern and demanded that the U.S. Government should adopt a national approach for ensuring U.S. food product safety. With approximately one in four U.S. consumers contracting illnesses from contaminated food products annually, the United States must develop and use a national food product safety management enterprise architecture (EA) to protect this critical national infrastr... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Systems Journal Special Issue on "Biometrics Systems"

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 59
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  • IEEE/NH Life Science Systems & Applications Workshop 2009

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  • Management of vaccine inventories as a critical health resource

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 61 - 65
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    This article presents the results of the Louisiana 2007 statewide influenza mass-vaccination event drill for emergency preparedness. This drill simulated a mass-immunization event to determine the value of using the state's immunization registry to provide real-time information to decision makers in emergency command centers to support vaccine utilization and regional needs. The goal was to determ... View full abstract»

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  • Counterfeiting and piracy of pharmaceuticals

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 66 - 69
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    Estimates on counterfeit trade exceed US$200 billion, and inspections across the world cost billions, yet only a very few shipments are actually inspected. This issue has particularly impacted the vital life sciences supply chain. This article discusses what solutions are at hand to reduce illicit trade and ensure a safe and secure supply of pharmaceuticals. View full abstract»

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  • The poor condition of the U.S. infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 70 - 71
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    An aging water system is a threat to the Nation's Prosperity. The area of our water supply, which is challenged by aging wastewater facilities and leaking drinking-water pipes and received a collective grade of D minus in 2005. Investing in our infrastructure would not only protect public health but also create jobs and stimulate the economy; this investment would be lasting, but time is working a... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement: Special Issue on "Biometric Instrumentation and Measurement"

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 72
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  • Systems Thinking?...Think of the IEEE Systems Journal

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 73
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  • Global health and policy implications of dust storms: A disease transportation system [Government Affairs]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 74 - 79
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  • IEEE EMBC '09

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 80
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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine contains articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering.

 

This Magazine ceased publication in 2010. The current retitled publication is IEEE Pulse.

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