Luis Kun

Luis Kun
National Defense University · William Perry, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

Ph.D. UCLA School of Engineering

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical providers have expanded telehealth into daily practice, with many medical and behavioral health care visits provided remotely over video or through phone. The telehealth market was already facilitating home health care with increasing levels of sophistication before COVID-19. Among the emerging telehealth pract...
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In this paper, we propose to advance and transform today's healthcare system using a model of networked health care called Cybercare. Cybercare means "health care in cyberspace" - for example, doctors consulting with patients via videoconferencing across a distributed network; or patients receiving care locally - in neighborhoods, "minute clinics,"...
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The synergy between Engineering and Biology, which evolves as fast as both each of these disciplines do, allows us to offer top-of-the-line foundations to generate strong interactions industrial and welfare entities associated to health and living systems fields. We propose to articulate these fields based on the premise that new professionals must...
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This article explores the need for research into patient safety in large-scale Telehealth systems faced with the perspective of its development extended to healthcare systems. Telehealth systems give rise to significant advantages in improving the quality of healthcare services as well as bringing about the possibility of new types of risk. A theor...
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On July 5, 2013 a special invited session entitled: “The Impact of Fukushima on Global Health—Lessons Learned from Man-Made and Natural Disasters” was held at the Osaka Convention Center in Osaka, Japan, during the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE—Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. The purpose of that session was mainly to...
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On February 7, 2013, the Associated Press reported [1] that “more than half of California’s population relies on a drinking water supply contaminated by arsenic, nitrates and other contaminants, though most communities blend or treat their water to make it safe, according to a new report by the State Water Resources Control Board released earlier t...
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The safety of millions of the world’s population is at significant risk. Unsafe food products and foodborne diseases cause the preventable deaths of over two million people annually globally. This situation represents a global sense of urgency in which nations and food product safety-oriented organizations seek to develop and implement actionable s...
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Some seniors have medical conditions or lifestyles that put them at higher risk for certain diseases. With increasing age, the human immune system undergoes characteristic changes, termed immunosenescence, which lead to increased incidence and severity of infectious diseases and to insufficient protection following vaccination. One major health iss...
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For many years I have questioned how democracies decide, enact, and carry out Science and Technology (S&T) Policy. Around the world, most Congressional and parliamentary leaders tend to be lawyers who have no formal education in S&T Yet the decisions that these leaders make affect among other things, our education, our healthcare, and our national...
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In recent years, many natural and human-induced disasters have demonstrated to the public the interconnectedness and interdependence of critical infrastructures. The ease with which these connections and dependencies occur within systems is known as interoperability. From the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, to the volcanic ashes in Scandinavia, to the...
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Many issues we routinely experience with respect to solving health care or public health problems, such as medical errors, occur and are perpetuated because of our silos or stovepipes of information. The scientific community and the EMBS recognize intimately that preparing for the provision of health care, and erecting our public health system of t...
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Many issues we routinely experience with respect to solving health care or public health problems, such as medical errors, occur and are perpetuated because of our silos or stovepipes of information. The scientific community and the EMBS recognize intimately that preparing for the provision of health care, and erecting our public health system of t...
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This chapter examines a range of issues emerging from the convergence of multiple technologies that, though they can radically assist and change the face of health and social care delivery, are critically dependent on their gaining acceptance by society to the point that they submerge into the fabric of daily life. The main role of these technologi...
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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 he...
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Global warming and climatic change go hand in hand. Many areas where it used to rain do not experience it anymore. Many agricultural areas have become desert areas. With increases both in frequency and strength, dust storms containing many types of bacteria as well as plant pollens, fungal spores, dried animal feces, minerals, chemicals from fires...
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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...
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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 architectu...
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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 pas...
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Whatever we individually choose to do can and will have very serious consequences for this and future generations.
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One of the central pieces for healthcare and public health is information. Through the shared use of the Information Super Highway and the WWW, for example, elder patients can, and indeed are "visited, diagnosed, treated and managed" from their homes, with the help of telemedicine systems. These technologies also provide society with additional ben...
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Bioengineering and biotechnology are exploding—the number of career opportunities is expected to increase twice as fast as for other science and engineering fields over the next decade. Bioengineers and biotechnologists have enormous potential to meet employment needs ranging from traditional careers in science and engineering through a host of alt...
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A Review of Activities to Ensure the Reliability of the U.S. Electric Power Grid
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The central piece for healthcare and public health is information. Through the shared use of the Internet and the WWW, for example, elder patients can be "visited, diagnosed, treated and managed" from their homes, with the help of telemedicine systems. This technology also provides society with additional benefits within a global health perspective...
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Information technologies (IT) have become a powerful decisive force in the administration and quality of care. It is important to highlight that this one area throws an imposing shadow not only over the U.S. healthcare system and public health but over national and international security as well. That vastly mysterious area is interoperability
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On June 14, 2006 three reports were published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in regards to "THE FUTURE OF EMERGENCY CARE IN THE UNITED STATES HEALTH SYSTEM". The three combined reports: Hospital-Based Emergency Care at the Breaking Point, Emergency Medical Services at the Crossroads and Emergency Care for Children Growing Pains, are a clear ref...
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Abstract Swamy Narasimha Laxminarayan, known to his many friends and colleagues as Swamy, passed away on September 29, 2005. He was one of the most prominent biomedical engineers on the international scene, and contributed immensely to the globalization of this new field.
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This special issue on homeland security addresses some of the prime infrastructure and human engineering aspects; associated scientific research and development priorities; disease outbreak and consequence management technologies, including the psychological implications of terrorism, the ubiquitous information technology strategies that would take...
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This article looks at information, and information technology in general, to show how certain aspects are so critical to all the homeland security mission areas that, on their own, they may determine whether the outcome is a failure or a success. From preparing for to preventing a threat and from managing, responding, and recovering from an attack,...
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As this paper was aimed at finding dual/multiple-use for the bioterrorism technology made possible by the large infusion of funds to the states and territories through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention request for proposals (CDC RFP), its six Focus Areas serve as vertical criteria on the figures that follow. The CDC RFP holds this promi...
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Information technology is a key component in both defending against and aiding terrorism threats. The author considers the background in making progress with technology, bioterrorism and other forms of terrorism, cybersecurity - national (and global) critical information infrastructure protection, and the possibility of the establishment of a new d...
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The Information Era we live in has created new challenges and opportunities. This age of information highways has an economic price, which has not been properly evaluated. Detailed studies are needed to prove the cost and medical effectiveness of these technologies as well as its effects in the quality of life. Our society's future may depend on it...
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The Information Era we live in has created new challenges and opportunities. This age of information highways has an economic price which has not been properly evaluated. Detailed studies are needed to prove the cost and medical effectiveness of these technologies, as well as their effects on the quality of life. Our society's future may depend on...
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The 21st Century will be the Information Age. Implementation and support of the strategic plan for a national/global information infrastructure will occur through the utilization of high-performance computing and communications (HPCC). HPCC technology provides a potentially huge payoff in health care. From teleconsultations to the availability of h...
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During the first Health Care Technology Policy [HCTPI conference last year, during Health Care Reform, four major issues were brought up in regards to the underway efforts to develop a Computer Based Patient Record (CBPR)I the National Information Infrastructure (NIl) as part of the High Performance Computers & Communications (HPCC), and the so-cal...
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During the first Health Care Technology Policy conference last year, during health care reform, four major issues were brought up in regards to the efforts underway to develop a computer based patient record (CBPR), the National Information Infrastructure (NII) as part of the high performance computers and communications (HPCC), and the so-called '...
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On October 18, 1991, the IEEE-USA produced an entity statement which endorsed the vital importance of the High Performance Computer and Communications Act of 1991 (HPCC) and called for the rapid implementation of all its elements. Efforts are now underway to develop a Computer Based Patient Record (CBPR), the National Information Infrastructure (NI...

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