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Health Web Science

Joanne S. Luciano, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Predictive Medicine, Inc., USA, joanne.luciano@predmed.com Grant P. Cumming, NHS Grampian, UK, grant.cumming@nhs.net Eva Kahana, Case Western University, USA, exk@case.edu Mark D. Wilkinson, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, mark.wilkinson@upm.es Elizabeth H. Brooks, Digital Health Institute, The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, elizabeth.brooks@dhi-scotland.com Holly Jarman, University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA, hjarman@umich.edu Deborah L. McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, dlm@cs.rpi.edu Minna S. Levine, SymTrend, Inc., USA, mlevine@symtrend.com
 
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Joanne S. Luciano, Grant P. Cumming, Eva Kahana, Mark D. Wilkinson, Elizabeth H. Brooks, Holly Jarman, Deborah L. McGuinness and Minna S. Levine (2014), "Health Web Science", Foundations and TrendsĀ® in Web Science: Vol. 4: No. 4, pp 269-419. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/1800000019

Published: 14 Oct 2014
© 2014 J. S. Luciano, G. P Cumming, E. Kahana, M. D. Wilkinson, E. H. Brooks, H. Jarman, D. L. McGuinness and M. S. Levine
 
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In this article:
Preface
1. Introduction to Health Web Science
2. Health Web Science and the Web of Documents
3. Health Web Science and Social Web
4. Health Web Science, the Semantic Web and Linked Data
5. Methodologies and Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Study
6. Health Web Science and Protection of Privacy
7. Health Web Science and Health Policy
8. Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Appendix: A Brief History of the Web
References

Abstract

The transformative power of the Internet on all aspects of daily life, including health care, has been widely recognized. These transformations reveal opportunities realized, the promise of future advances, and the problems created by the penetration of the World Wide Web for both individuals and for society at large. Health Web Science explores the role of the Web as it drives discussions, technologies, policies, and solutions related to health. We also examine the impact of the Web's health-related uses on the design, structure and evolution of the Web itself. The orientation of Health Web Science, compared to related research domains, motivates innovation in Web technology and better utilization of the Web for communication, collaboration, information access and sharing, remote sensing, and even remote treatment.

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Table of contents:
Foreword
Preface
1. Introduction to Health Web Science
2. Health Web Science and the Web of Documents
3. Health Web Science and Social Web
4. Health Web Science, the Semantic Web and Linked Data
5. Methodologies and Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Study
6. Health Web Science and Protection of Privacy
7. Health Web Science and Health Policy
8. Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Appendix: A Brief History of the Web
References

Health Web Science

This monograph is a call to action. It is an urgent request to those using the web to help find solutions to problems facing healthcare globally. The disciplines of Web Science and its subfield Health Web Science explore how the World Wide Web drives discussions, technologies, policies, and solutions, which surround health issues.

The monograph presents Health Web Science as a sub-discipline of Web Science that, while being concerned with the Web's impact on health and wellbeing, also examines the impact of the Web's health-related uses on the design, structure, and evolution of the Web itself. Understanding and appreciating the overlapping, yet divergent disciplinary orientation of Health Web Science compared to related research domains, motivates specific research efforts around better utilization of, innovation on, and communication over and within the Web.

Health Web Science is an ideal reference for researchers and practitioners with an interest in this emerging topic.

 
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