Giovanni Rinaldi

Giovanni Rinaldi
University of Bologna | UNIBO

Degree in Physics

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The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic (C19) has put a strain on the tightness of the epidemiological forecasting algorithms. These predictive models are traditionally based on SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Removed) and its updates. However, they did not provide reliable answers, especially in the first delicate phase, in which governments must take rap...
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“Online guidelines for face mask use to prevent COVID-19 in the general public are currently inconsistent across nations and regions, and have been changing often. Efforts to create greater standardization and clarity should be explored in light of the status of COVID-19 as a global pandemic” (Laestadius Linnea et al, JMRI May 25, 2020) Non si può...
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As the tide of Covid-19 flood the world, health authorities are implementing a number of measures that have deeply changed the way people live. However, there is no shared consensus on how to communicate to the public what is happening, and why these extreme interventions are needed. Instead, people received in the latest weeks contrasting messages...
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Tra confusione mediatica volontaria (fake news dolose e colpose), involontaria (spesso legata alla superficialità), insufficienze nel settore della comunicazione del rischio, eccessiva prudenza politica di alcuni esperti, incapacità decisionali ai vertici della catena di comando e dubbi reali della scienza (=assenza di conoscenze e di misure; assen...
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In year 2000 the Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg wrote in a famous statement: “It’s our wits versus their genes” [1]. The imbalance of powers in the fight against microbes is coming to light, as the Covid-19 infection is striking the world. Not by chance, Lederberg’s lament concluded a recent paper with the evocative title of “Escaping Pandora’s bo...
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The International Register of the Ideas and Innovations (IRI) is a “visionary” and at present an experimental project that wants to protect all over the world the intellectual work leveraging on the blockchain paradigm (BC). IRI protects all the intellectual work not only the traditional ones (patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial design, geog...
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In this work are presented some methods for the monitoring and analysis of complex information related to the effects of the pollution on health. Different are the data that must be treated: they can be structured information but also unstructured and they regard both the health life of people but also the emission of pollutants and the effect of t...
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Information and communications technology (ICT) in the health area is changing. In the past few years ICT innovation has flourished, producing innovative tools, applications, and devices. It seems that this new era, started by the web2.0 revolution, has also affected the health sector. Different cultural movements and scientific associations have a...
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The introduction of technology in complex organization is not simple. Although we are provided with technologically advanced tools, the implementation of systems in complex organizations has not always led to the expected results. The problem must be tackled from different points of view; it is not a technological issue: today technology offers a b...
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Recent advances in technology and medicine are rapidly changing the face of health care. A revolution is occurring in diagnosis and treatment thanks to the implementation of instrumentation and techniques deriving from engineering and research. In addition, a cultural conversion is taking place in which geographical and social boundaries are about...
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This book provides innovative practical suggestions regarding the production and management of medical records that are designed to address the inconsistencies and errors that have been highlighted especially in relation to national eHealth programs. Challenges and lessons that have emerged from the use of clinical information and the design of med...
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New Perspectives in Medical Records. Meeting the needs of Patients and Practitioners
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What is eHealth? This is the first question to which we have to respond, in order to describe its technological basis.
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Telemedicine and the broader field of eHealth as the application of Information and Communication Technology in the health sector offer opportunities for improving health world-wide. The European Space Agency (ESA) is, since 1996, active in this field and has initiated various projects which have demonstrated that satellite communications is a powe...
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In this chapter, the authors introduce some concepts about the remote follow-up of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD). Even if this type of remote monitoring system is relatively new, literature has demonstrated the utilization in clinical practice and during the last few years, the medical industry has provided different devices. Starti...
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Telemedicine and the broader field of eHealth as the application of Information and Communication Technology in the health sector offer opportunities for improving health world-wide. The European Space Agency (ESA) is, since 1996, active in this field and has initiated various projects which have demonstrated that satellite communications is a powe...
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ICTs offer great opportunities for delivering telemedicine and social care in a number of domains including services for the elderly. This area of application, however, presents many challenges at many different levels. The purpose of this chapter is to describe an approach followed, and explore some lessons learned in Bologna (Italy). The stated o...
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The elderly care is characterized by integration of health and social care, is performed by several different agencies, requires a continuum of assistance and not episodic approach. These considerations has led us to overcome the traditional ICT approach done by several applications connected with property mechanism towards new solutions proposed b...
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With the growing number of senior citizen, Europe is going to face major challenge to deliver care for them. The OLDES project funded by the Information Society Technology Programme of the European Union is exploring how ICT can help in the cost-effective scaling of the care delivery while also improving the well-being of elderly people. Designing...
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In the article, two geriatrics-related tele-monitoring projects are presented, both of which aim at providing assistance and care to meet the needs of home care patients by bringing monitoring and control equipment and medical records into the patient’s home and into health care structures. In these well thought-out projects, telemedicine, tele-ER,...
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COMPARE (COMPuter Aided Risk Evaluation) is a prototype of an integrated tool for developing hazard assessment and risk evaluation using various modelling techniques, scenario simulations and spatial analysis. It is a geographical information system (GIS) that integrates modules for data preparation and input, modelling, spatial analysis, and data...
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Past experience, present knowledge, and a straightforward forecast in the extreme energy limits for subnuclear physics are reviewed, in order to put forward the case for a multi — TeV intersecting hadronic machine, whose basic features are described.
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We describe here the LVD experiment (Large-Volume Detector) of the Gran Sasso Laboratory, which is the natural improvement of the LSD experiment (Liquid Scintillation Detector) running in the Mont Blanc Laboratory. The LVD ((31×13) m2 area, height 12 m) consists of ≈1800 tons of liquid scintillator and of a system of streamer tubes on 5 layers for...
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Two years ago, dimethyl ether (DME) was presented, for the first time, as a suitable gas for high-precision drift chambers. In fact our tests show that resolutions can be obtained which are better by at least a factor of 2 compared to what one can get with conventional gases. Moreover, DME is very well quenched. The feared formation of whiskers on...

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- Study the theoretical and practical implications of the planning, developing and implementation of ICT tools for medicine - Develop new models for eHealth and telemedicine - Give expert recommendations to researchers, practitioners, developers and policy-makers
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Recent advances in technology and medicine are rapidly changing the face of health care. A revolution is occurring in diagnosis and treatment thanks to the implementation of instrumentation and techniques deriving from engineering and research. In addition, a cultural conversion is taking place in which geographical and social boundaries are about to be overcome, resulting in enhanced availability and quality of care. Telemedicine has been considered a possible means of improving health care worldwide that is likely to change the way in which doctors deal with patients and diseases. While various restraints continue to limit the application of telemedicine in different settings and different areas of health, the innovations emerging from eHealth and telecare could stimulate a great leap forward for medicine, provided that some basic rules are taken into consideration and followed. In this series, diverse aspects of tele-health – preventive, promotive, and curative – will be covered by leading experts in the field with the aim of realizing the full potential of the new and exciting technological solutions at our disposal.
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This book has the aim to present some fundamental pillars that must be taken into account for the design and the construction of a medical record system. The work does not claim to be exhaustive, as the spirit of the book is to propose to reason out on some issues that have to be considered as the main features to take in consideration in the design and deployment of medical record systems, trying to bring positive issues to the general discussion. The first challenge has been to face the issues proposed in a co-productive way, in which the point of views of different actors (technicians, doctors, policy makers) are harmonized in shared visions, where the requirements that must be posed and considered become opportunities and challenges to overcame, also offering different shared solutions based on technology, organizational changes, medical actions and workflow in a unitary way; in which actors must be empowered to be participants and to negotiate their contributions in the process of construction of shared visions of socio-technical systems of care, without the division into experts and clients. Considering positive all the efforts done so far, in this book we assert that medical record issue is a complex living object - not only a collection of information, but rather a complex systems for managing the clinical knowledge - and its design, construction and deployment must be faced considering different aspect of the problem in a co-productive fashion It is composed by four parts. Starting from a brief review of the state of the art of the medical record systems’ exploitation in which are emerged lights and shadows, including the expectation of Central Governments that have promoted and started national programs, in section two are presented the requirements posed by the actors of the health context: the doctors, the patients, the researchers analyzing how is produced clinical information, and the mechanisms that transform information into clinical knowledge. In the patient-doctor-researcher relationships must be considered the human perspective of the information collection because the patient-centered gathering of medical information must be done for human aims, for which the term “patient-centered”, often used, must be considered not only by a technical perspective but first of all by considering the human point of views. In Section Three the complex living object medical record is placed in an information ecosystem. Health job is a collaborative work, different agencies, institutions and organizations are engaged at different level and the patient is involved in the process of care. Clinical information produced in this ecosystem fosters collaboration among users and can be intentional or accidental, because it is based on the meaning of the information created: social collaboration among health actors is based on voluntary traditional clinical information sharing, but there are a great amount of medical information produced for some scopes that can be reused, revealing hidden connection among data that promotes accidental collaboration, unthinkable in the past. These information live and are nurtured in the information spaces, in which clinical information value chain is composed through voluntary acts of “publication, brokerage and delivery” of clinical information, necessary for making available medical records and for creating a virtual community of actors, making effective and real the collaboration among the individuals interested in the healthcare context, therein included the patient. At last but in strict relationships with the previous ones, the technological point of view is presented in the Section Four. These opportunities and challenges, unthinkable some years ago, are made possible by the new development of technology, that allows pervasive computing, shared information and distributed knowledge, collaborative tools, sophisticated and complex algorithms for information analysis across agencies, institutions and nations, making effective the creation of virtual communities of actors engaged in the treatment of clinical information for the individuals comprising the patient, subject of care. Giovanni Rinaldi https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=37307