ISBN: 978-0-6453320-1-8, Exon Publications, Brisbane, Australia

Simon Lin Linwood, MD, MBA (Editor)
School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

Digital health has undergone an astounding transformation since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost all fields of medicine have adopted digital technologies to deliver patient care. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence, Big Data, augmented reality, Internet of Medical Things, connected devices, robotics, and algorithms will revolutionize digital health in almost all fields of medicine in the future. With the widespread use of smartphones, downloadable or internet-based applications (apps) will play a major role in the diagnosis of diseases, and monitoring and management of patients. However, the implementation of digital health is not without challenges and concerns. These include security and privacy of patient data, lack of a universal legal and regulatory framework, accountability, data ownership, and health inequity, among others. Despite these challenges and concerns, it is undeniable that digital health has revolutionized patient care and will continue to do so. The chapters of this open access book are examples of such revolution, challenges, and concerns. A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers provide a balanced discussion of the benefits and challenges of digital health in ophthalmology, oncology, chronic obstructive respiratory diseases, transfusion medicine, stroke, opioid crisis, and the care of elderly. Also, there are chapters addressing the concerns of health inequity, and the risks and security of patient-generated data. This is a timely open access book not only for clinicians, but also for everyone who is interested in transformation of health care to digital health care.


Published: 2022-04-29


Keng Lim Ng, MBBS, PhD, FRCS

Page vii


Simon Lin Linwood, MD, MBA

Pages ix-x


Pages xi-xiii

Electronic Patient-Generated Health Data for Healthcare

Maurice Mars, MBChB, MD, Richard E. Scott, PhD

Pages 1-16

Development and Experience with Cancer Risk Prediction Models Using Federated Databases and Electronic Health Records

Limor Appelbaum, MD, Irving D. Kaplan, MD, Matvey B. Palchuk, MD, MS, Steven Kundrot, BS, MBA, Jessamine P. Winer-Jones, PHD, Martin Rinard, PHD

Pages 17-31

Digital Health for the Opioid Crisis: A Historical Analysis of NIH Funding from 2013 to 2017

En-Ju Lin, PHD, MPH, Madeleine Schroeder, MS, Yungui Huang, PHD, MBA, Simon Lin Linwood, MD, MBA

Pages 33-43

Telehealth in Ophthalmology

Jenay Yuen, BS, Sarah Pike, BA, Steve Khachikyan, Sudha Nallasamy, MD

Pages 45-61

GER-e-TEC Study: An Innovative Geriatric Risk Remote Monitoring Project

Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar, MD, Mohamed Hajjam, MD, Amir Hajjam, PHD, Emmanuel Andrès, MD, PHD

Pages 91-106

Transfusion Medicine: From AB0 to AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Cees Th. Smit Sibinga, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath

Pages 107-119

Digital Health Equity

Katharine Lawrence, MD, MPH

Pages 121-130

Telemedicine in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Diseases: An Overview

Mario Morais-Almeida, MD, Miguel Barbosa, MD, Claudia Sousa, MD

Pages 131-144


Pages 145-148