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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504048/the-penn-state-heart-assistant-a-pilot-study-of-a-web-based-intervention-to-improve-self-care-of-heart-failure-patients
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Tom Lloyd, Harleah Buck, Andrew Foy, Sara Black, Antony Pinter, Rosanne Pogash, Bobby Eismann, Eric Balaban, John Chan, Allen Kunselman, Joshua Smyth, John Boehmer
The Penn State Heart Assistant, a web-based, tablet computer-accessed, secure application was developed to conduct a proof of concept test, targeting patient self-care activities of heart failure patients including daily medication adherence, weight monitoring, and aerobic activity. Patients (n = 12) used the tablet computer-accessed program for 30 days-recording their information and viewing a short educational video. Linear random coefficient models assessed the relationship between weight and time and exercise and time...
May 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486860/data-quality-shortcomings-with-the-us-hiv-aids-surveillance-system
#2
Benjamin K Ngugi, Brenna Harrington, Eloni N Porcher, Richard G Wamai
This study investigates some of the data quality challenges facing the HIV surveillance system in the United States. Using the content analysis method, Center for Disease Control annual HIV surveillance reports (1982-2014) are systematically reviewed and evaluated against relevant data quality metrics from previous literature. Center for Disease Control HIV surveillance system has made several key achievements in the last decade. However, there are several outstanding challenges that need to be addressed. The data are unrepresentative, incomplete, inaccurate, and lacks the required granularity limiting its usage...
May 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480788/cybersecurity-and-privacy-issues-for-socially-integrated-mobile-healthcare-applications-operating-in-a-multi-cloud-environment
#3
Jalal Al-Muhtadi, Basit Shahzad, Kashif Saleem, Wasif Jameel, Mehmet A Orgun
Social media has enabled information-sharing across massively large networks of people without spending much financial resources and time that are otherwise required in the print and electronic media. Mobile-based social media applications have overwhelmingly changed the information-sharing perspective. However, with the advent of such applications at an unprecedented scale, the privacy of the information is compromised to a larger extent if breach mitigation is not adequate. Since healthcare applications are also being developed for mobile devices so that they also benefit from the power of social media, cybersecurity privacy concerns for such sensitive applications have become critical...
May 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464728/pervasive-mobile-healthcare-systems-for-chronic-disease-monitoring
#4
Geshwaree Huzooree, Kavi Kumar Khedo, Noorjehan Joonas
Pervasive mobile healthcare system has the potential to improve healthcare and the quality of life of chronic disease patients through continuous monitoring. Recently, many articles related to pervasive mobile healthcare system focusing on health monitoring using wireless technologies have been published. The main aim of this review is to evaluate the state-of-the-art pervasive mobile healthcare systems to identify major technical requirements and design challenges associated with the realization of a pervasive mobile healthcare system...
May 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464726/e-learning-for-the-elderly-on-drug-utilization-a-pilot-study
#5
Victoria Throfast, Lina Hellström, Bo Hovstadius, Göran Petersson, Lisa Ericson
This study explores the attitudes of elderly people to the use of electronic educational technology (e-learning) on drug utilization, with particular emphasis on the layout, usability, content, and level of knowledge in the tool. e-Learning modules were evaluated by a group of elderly people (aged ⩾65 years, n = 16) via a questionnaire comprising closed and open-ended questions. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the responses showed mostly positive reviews. The results indicate that the e-learning modules are a suitable tool for distributing information and education and that they can be managed by elderly individuals who are familiar with computers, allowing them to learn more about medication use...
May 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464725/the-development-and-application-of-a-protocol-for-the-writing-assessing-and-validating-of-a-corpus-of-relationship-focused-text-messages-for-new-and-expecting-fathers
#6
Chris D May, Richard Fletcher
In developed countries, antenatal education aims to reduce difficulties that mothers and fathers experience during transition to parenthood. However, fathers are often distracted from preparing themselves by the attention given to preparing and supporting mothers. Developments in digital communication present alternative means of supporting fathers at this time. Studies, across a range of health concerns, have reported successful outcomes from text-based interventions. Text messaging, focusing on the issues that cause paternal distress at this time, could provide timely, targeted, and effective support to fathers in their transition to parenthood...
May 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464727/consumer-led-health-related-online-sources-and-their-impact-on-consumers-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#7
Elina Laukka, Piia Rantakokko, Marjo Suhonen
The aim of the review was to describe consumer-led health-related online sources and their impact on consumers. The review was carried out as an integrative literature review. Quantisation and qualitative content analysis were used as the analysis method. The most common method used by the included studies was qualitative content analysis. This review identified the consumer-led health-related online sources used between 2009 and 2016 as health-related online communities, health-related social networking sites and health-related rating websites...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457195/exploring-patients-perceptions-of-accessing-electronic-health-records-innovation-in-healthcare
#8
Sofie Wass, Vivian Vimarlund, Axel Ros
The more widespread implementation of electronic health records has led to new ways of providing access to healthcare information, allowing patients to view their medical notes, test results, medicines and so on. In this article, we explore how patients perceive the possibility to access their electronic health record online and whether this influences patient involvement. The study includes interviews with nine patients and a survey answered by 56 patients. Our results show that patients perceive healthcare information to be more accessible and that electronic health record accessibility improves recall, understanding and patient involvement...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441906/setting-priorities-for-eu-healthcare-workforce-it-skills-competence-improvement
#9
Sisi Li, Panagiotis D Bamidis, Stathis Th Konstantinidis, Vicente Traver, Josip Car, Nabil Zary
A major challenge for healthcare quality improvement is the lack of IT skills and knowledge of healthcare workforce, as well as their ambivalent attitudes toward IT. This article identifies and prioritizes actions needed to improve the IT skills of healthcare workforce across the EU. A total of 46 experts, representing different fields of expertise in healthcare and geolocations, systematically listed and scored actions that would improve IT skills among healthcare workforce. The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative methodology was used for research priority-setting...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441893/evaluation-of-health-information-systems-research-in-information-systems-research-a-meta-analysis
#10
Peter Haried, Craig Claybaugh, Hua Dai
Given the importance of the health-care industry and the promise of health information systems, researchers are encouraged to build on the shoulders of giants as the saying goes. The health information systems field has a unique opportunity to learn from and extend the work that has already been done by the highly correlated information systems field. As a result, this research article presents a past, present and future meta-analysis of health information systems research in information systems journals over the 2000-2015 time period...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438107/accessing-care-summaries-at-point-of-care-implementation-of-mobile-devices-for-personal-carers-in-aged-care
#11
Rachel E Brimelow, Annie Gibney, Suzanne Meakin, Judy A Wollin
Continued development of mobile technology now allows access to information at the point-of-care. This study was conducted to evaluate the use of one such tool on a mobile device, from the carer perspective. Caregivers across 12 aged-care facilities were supplied mobile devices to access a Picture Care Plan (PCP), a specific tool designed around the role of the personal carer. An anonymous questionnaire was subsequently completed by 85 carers with questions relating to participants' experience. Perceived helpfulness of the PCP at the point-of-care was high (87%)...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438106/interprofessional-education-and-social-interaction-the-use-of-automated-external-defibrillators-in-team-based-basic-life-support
#12
Arif Onan, Nurettin Simsek
Automated external defibrillators are pervasive computing devices designed for the treatment and management of acute sudden cardiac arrest. This study aims to explain users' actual use behavior in teams formed by different professions taken after a short time span of interaction with automated external defibrillator. Before the intervention, all the participants were certified with the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for healthcare providers. A statistically significant difference was revealed in mean individual automated external defibrillator technical skills between uniprofessional and interprofessional groups...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438105/design-functionality-and-validity-of-the-swincare-a-web-based-application-used-to-administer-cancer-registry-records
#13
Giovanni Benedetto, Alessia Di Prima, Salvatore Sciacca, Giuseppe Grosso
We described the design of a web-based application (the Software Integrated Cancer Registry-SWInCaRe) used to administer data in a cancer registry and tested its validity and usability. A sample of 11,680 records was considered to compare the manual and automatic procedures. Sensibility and specificity, the Health IT Usability Evaluation Scale, and a cost-efficiency analysis were tested. Several data sources were used to build data packages through text-mining and record linkage algorithms. The automatic procedure showed small yet measurable improvements in both data linkage process and cancer cases estimation...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438104/impact-of-a-scribe-program-on-patient-throughput-physician-productivity-and-patient-satisfaction-in-a-community-based-emergency-department
#14
Waqas Shuaib, John Hilmi, Joshua Caballero, Ijaz Rashid, Hashim Stanazai, Kerolos Tawfeek, Ahmed Amari, Alan Ajanovic, Alex Moshtaghi, Anjit Khurana, Hesham Hasabo, Abdulrehman Baqais, Arthur J Szczerba, Theodore J Gaeta
Previous literature on the impact of scribe programs varies and has mostly been reported from academic institutions or other clinics. We report the implementation of the scribe program in the emergency room of a community hospital and its impact on patient throughput, physician productivity, and patient satisfaction. We performed a quasi-experimental, before-and-after study measuring patient throughput metrics, physician productivity, and patient satisfaction. The intervention measuring the scribe implementation was divided into pre- and post-implementation periods...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438103/information-and-communication-technology-and-the-future-of-healthcare-results-of-a-multi-scenario-delphi-survey
#15
David Jungwirth, Daniela Haluza
Technological advances toward consumer-specific expectations require a sustained commitment and coordination across policy- and decision-makers. The present scenario-based study aimed at identifying prevailing perceptions regarding telehealth applications among Austrian healthcare experts. During a two-round online Delphi survey, panelists rated perceived benefits, obstacles, innovativeness, desirability, and estimated implementation date of 10 telehealth scenarios. Panelists (n = 73, 74% males) perceived that the implementation of telehealth scenarios could especially improve patients' knowledge, quality of social healthcare, and living standard...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438102/mapping-a-careflow-network-to-assess-the-connectedness-of-connected-health
#16
Noel Carroll, Ita Richardson
Connected Health is an emerging and rapidly developing field which has the potential to transform healthcare service systems by increasing its safety, quality and overall efficiency. From a healthcare perspective, process improvement models have mainly focused on the static workflow viewpoint. The objective of this article is to study and model the dynamic nature of healthcare delivery, allowing us to identify where potential issues exist within the service system and to examine how Connected Health technological solutions may support service efficiencies...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434279/extended-use-of-electronic-health-records-by-primary-care-physicians-does-the-electronic-health-record-artefact-matter
#17
Louis Raymond, Guy Paré, Marie Marchand
The deployment of electronic health record systems is deemed to play a decisive role in the transformations currently being implemented in primary care medical practices. This study aims to characterize electronic health record systems from the perspective of family physicians. To achieve this goal, we conducted a survey of physicians practising in private clinics located in Quebec, Canada. We used valid responses from 331 respondents who were found to be representative of the larger population. Data provided by the physicians using the top three electronic health record software products were analysed in order to obtain statistically adequate sub-sample sizes...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434278/electronic-health-record-use-among-cancer-patients-insights-from-the-health-information-national-trends-survey
#18
Yulia A Strekalova
Over 90% of US hospitals provide patients with access to e-copy of their health records, but the utilization of electronic health records by the US consumers remains low. Guided by the comprehensive information-seeking model, this study used data from the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey 4 (Cycle 4) and examined the factors that explain the level of electronic health record use by cancer patients. Consistent with the model, individual information-seeking factors and perceptions of security and utility were associated with the frequency of electronic health record access...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434277/patients-are-doing-it-for-themselves-a-survey-on-disease-specific-knowledge-acquisition-among-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-in-sweden
#19
Sara Riggare, Pär J Höglund, Helena Hvitfeldt Forsberg, Elena Eftimovska, Per Svenningsson, Maria Hägglund
Effective self-management is key to living well with Parkinson's disease and one important aspect is disease-specific knowledge. This article explores how people with Parkinson's disease in Sweden (1) acquire disease-specific knowledge and (2) use Parkinson's disease-related healthcare. Data were collected through an online survey, which had 346 respondents (16-87 years old, median age: 68 years, 51% male; time since diagnosis: 0-31 years, median time: 7 years). Our results show that disease-specific knowledge is mainly found online, especially for women with Parkinson's disease and people with Parkinson's disease of working age, that most people with Parkinson's disease in Sweden see their neurologist for 1 h or less per year and only one in two people with Parkinson's disease has regular contact with other Parkinson's disease-related healthcare professionals...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081669/graphical-timeline-software-for-inpatient-medication-review
#20
William J Gordon, Ishir Bhan
MedHistory is a web-based software module that graphically displays medication usage (y-axis) against time (x-axis). We set out to examine whether MedHistory would improve clinician's interactions with the medical record system. The authors invited house-officers at our institution to complete a survey about inpatient medication administration before and after using MedHistory. Detailed logs were also kept for 1 year after the study period. Compared to the pre-intervention survey, the post-intervention survey found that reviewing medication history was easier (pre: 13...
January 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
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