Medical automation is an emerging field that is bringing the efficiency tools and methods developed by our most successful corporations to the practice of medicine. Presenting a new systems engineering approach to controlling medical processes, this cutting-edge resource shows engineers, researchers, and lab developers how to reduce time, cost, and errors by at least 50 per cent. Readers discover how computers and devices can be used to schedule personnel and services, and help maintain lean and more affordable medical services. The book shows how to automate pharmacy and laboratory services for maximum profit and minimum turnaround time. Moreover, this practical volume helps professionals determine how nanotechnology is evolving to solve difficult medical challenges.
Part I: Process Approach to Medical Automation.; Part II: Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Control for Medical Automation.; Part III: Applications of Medical Automation.; Part IV: Communications and Information Technologies Supporting Medical Automation.