Health Applications in
Telecommunications and Networking

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Course Description

This course provides a conceptual framework for identifying, creating, applying resources and advances in networking, telecommunications and telemedicine to specific diseases, problems in health care and public health. Resources on the Internet will be used to develop HTML documents. Databases will be explored to develop in-depth reports on individual diseases, resources, public health and infrastructure deficiencies, and health related issues of concern to military operational planners and health care executives. Use of Internet resources for database storage and access will be explored. Determinants of provider and patient attitudes will be explored.

Course Objectives

  • To identify and use resources on the Internet.
    To apply current developments in networking and telecommunications to problems in health care and public health.
  • To identify and describe in-depth the issues, intervention programs, resources available, and effectiveness of intervention efforts relevant to specific diseases, health care issues, or public health concerns.
  • To develop familiarity with advances in networking, telehealth, and telemedicine.
  • To develop familiarity with database storage and access on the Internet.
  • To develop familiarity with SPSS analyses and applications for the Internet.
  • To examine determinants of provider and patient attitudes.

    Texts and Resources

  • Barido, G.T., Campbell-Gauthier, G.D., Mang-Lawson, A.M., Mangelsdorff, A.D., & Finstuen, K. (2008). Patient satisfaction in military medicine: Model refinement and assessment of continuity of care effects. Military Medicine, 173 (7), 641-46.
  • Black, J. (2014). The Power of Knowledge. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Hofstetter, F.T. (2006). Internet Literacy, 4th Edition. McGraw-Hill, Irwin.
    ISBN: 13 9780073214542 (optional).
  • Black, J. (2014). The Power of Knowledge. New Haven: Yale.
  • Press, I. (2005). Patient Satisfaction: Defining, Measuring, and Improving the Experience of Care, 2nd Edition. Chicago: Health Administration Press. ISBN 13 9781567932508 (optional).
  • Mangelsdorff, A.D., & Finstuen, K. (2003). Patient satisfaction in military medicine: status and an empirical test of a model. Military Medicine, 168 (9), 744-49.
  • Mangelsdorff, A.D., Finstuen, K., Larsen, S.D., & Weinberg, E.J. (2005). Patient satisfaction in military medicine: model refinement and assessment of Department of Defense effects. Military Medicine, 170 (4), 309-14 .
  • Determinants of provider and patient attitudes
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000.


  • ABayNotes
  • Course Details
  • Web Page Details
  • Template
  • HTML example
  • SPSS Research Guide
  • DeepWeb links
  • 365Project
  • PEW American Life Project Future of Internet (2005)
  • PEW American Life Project Digital Life in 2025 (2014)
  • Pew Internet and American Life Project Social Media Usage Statistics (2015)
  • Using technology to outsource human memory
  • Personal long-term memory aids
  • Audio-based personal memory aid
  • TED Talks - Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
  • The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, or Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources

    World Wide Web and Internet History

  • Wikipedia World Wide Web
  • Internet Society: Histories of the Internet
  • History of Internet and WWW
  • Intellius
  • Inome
  • The Internet Archive

    Popular Sites

  • Genealogy
  • Amazon
  • EHarmony
  • Search for Extraterestial Intelligence (SETI)

    Digitization of Battlefield

  • Stanley-Mitchell_Technology's double-edged sword: The case of US Army Battlefield Digitization.
  • Toomey_Army Digitization: Making it Ready for Prime Time.

    Statistics and Research

  • Ioannisid_Why most published research findings are false.
  • Daniel Soper: Free Statistics Calculators
  • StatSoft Statistics
  • SPSS

    Big Data and Politics

  • Memex
  • SAS Big Data
  • Nickerson_Rogers_Political campaigns
  • Tufekci_Engineering the public: big data, surveillance, and computational politics
  • Chadbock_How election 2014 humbled the high priests of American politics
  • Parker_Cirasabutu_Data driven campaigns
  • Why hasn't big data saved democracy (yet)
  • Democrats rally voters
  • Big Data Lessons from 2012 Presidential Campaign
  • Political campaigns

    Social Media

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Healthcare Social Media Statistics
  • PatientsLikeMe
  • CureTogether
  • Schmidt_Trending Now: Using Social Media to Predict and Track Disease Outbreaks.
  • Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
  • Social Media at CDC
  • Homeland Security to Test Social Media as Disease Tracking Tool
  • MuckRock Homeland Security monitored social media at Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.
  • Crowdbreaks: Disease Surveillance

    Personal Genomics

  • Hunting for Disease Genes
  • Human Genome Project
  • Genome web
  • Wikipedia Personal Genomics
  • HHS Surgeon General's Family Health History
  • National Geographic Society Genographic Project
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • 23andme
  • DeCODE Genetics
  • Pathway Genomics
  • Precision Medicine - can it work?
  • Vanderbilt Personalized Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine

    Digital Medicine

  • Wikipedia Big Data
  • Defense Health Agency Data Mangement
  • Bottles, K. Is Digital Medicine Coming Soon?
  • Cooke, R., & Topol, E. How Digital Medicine Will Soon Save Your Life
  • Topol, E. The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care.

    Information and Communication Technology

  • Information and Communication
  • World Internet Freedom
  • Internet use and freedom
  • Internet World Stats


  • Telehealth
  • National Center for Telehealth and Technology
  • Kissic_The Iron Triangle
  • Google Flu Trends
  • Metro Health Dept. Flu Prevention
  • Federal Telemedicine
  • Telemedicine Report to Congress
  • Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
  • Virtual Naval Hospital
  • Virtual Institute of Information
  • University Health System
  • Clinical Trials
  • Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH)
  • PhenomeCentral database
  • Kaiser Permanente Research: Genes, Environment, and Health
  • Macrowikinomics
  • Truven health analytics
  • Consumer Reports on Hospital Surgical Outcomes
  • HealthGrades
  • County Health Rankings

    Web Resources

  • Search Engine Watch
  • Internet Searching Strategies
  • South x Southwest
  • Big Data Comes to the Farm, Sowing Mistrust
  • Browsers.Com
  • Boardwalk Bistro
  • Magnolia Pancake Haus
  • Beer Advocate
  • Tap Exchange
  • Ranger Creek
  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (

    Cyber Warfare

  • Wikipedia Cyberwarfare
  • RAND Cyber warfare
  • Cyber war literature review

    Readiness and Cybersecurity

  • Next-generation Cybersecurity Ratchets Up
  • Government Executive
  • U.S. Medicine
  • National Military Strategy
  • Extended references for readiness
  • 24th Air Force Command
  • UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security
  • UTSA College of Business Information Systems & Cyber Security

    HTML Resources and Presentation Tools

  • Google Manage Account Tools
  • Help and Instructions to Customize Your Site
  • Google template tips
  • TrainingTools: HTML
  • Brinkster
  • Internet Practice Solutions
  • Gapminder

    Selected Bibliography

    Breunle, P.C., Mangelsdorff, A.D., & James, J.J. (1982). Long-range planning system (LRPS): The medical environment in the year 2000. (Report No. 82-001). Fort Sam Houston, TX: U.S. Army Health Care Studies Division. (DTIC:AD B098015)

    James, J.J., Mangelsdorff, A.D., Parker, W.A., & Abshier, J.D. (1981). Teleradiology. (Report No. 81-003). Fort Sam Houston, TX: U.S. Army Health Care Studies Division. (DTIC:AD A107431)

    James, J.J., Grabowski, W., Fill, W., Parker, W.A., Mangelsdorff , A.D., & Abshier, J.D. (1982). Interpretation of radiographic images transmitted via satellite. Military Medicine, 147 (4), 288-295.

    James, J.J., Grabowski, W., & Mangelsdorff , A.D. (1982). The transmission and interpretation of emergency department radiographs. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 11 (8), 404-408.

    Quick, J.C., Barab, J., Field, J., Hurrell, J.J., Ivancevich, J.M., Mangelsdorff, A.D., Pelletier, K.R., Raymond, J., Smith, D.C., Vaccaro, V., & Weiss, S. (1992). Occupational mental health promotion: A prevention agenda based on education and treatment. American Journal of Health Promotion, 7 (1), 37-44.

    Quick, J.C., Barab, J., Hurrell, J.J., Ivancevich, J.M., Mangelsdorff, A.D., Pelletier, K.R., Raymond, J., Smith, D.C., Vaccaro, V., & Weiss, S. (1992). Health promotion, Education, and Treatment. In G.P. Keita, & S.L. Sauter (Eds.). Work and well-being: An agenda for the 1990s. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, (p. 43-67).


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    A. David Mangelsdorff, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health & Business Admin.
    Graduate School (MCCS-HGE-HA)
    Army Medical Department Center & School
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