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Karianne Røssummoen Øyen, Olivia Sissil Sunde, Marit Solheim, Sara Moricz, Siri Ytrehus
The aim of this study was to better understand nurses' and other staff members' attitudes toward the usefulness of information and communication technology in home-care settings. Research has found that beliefs about the expected benefits of information and communication technology impact the use of technology. Furthermore, inexperience with using information and communication technology may cause negative attitudes. This article is based on a questionnaire to 155 nurses and other staff members in home-care in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway...
May 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
A L Hartzler, K Osterhage, G Demiris, E A Phelan, S M Thielke, A M Turner
BACKGROUND: Older adults apply various strategies to pursue healthy aging, but we know little about their views and use of personal health information to accomplish those ends. METHODS: As a first step in formulating the role of personal health information management (PHIM) in healthy aging, we explored the perspectives of older adults on health and health information used in their everyday lives through four focus groups with 25 community-dwelling adults aged 60 and over...
April 11, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Yanjun Wang, Jianzhong Zheng, Ailian Zhang, Wei Zhou, Haiyuan Dong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to reveal research hotspots in the field of regional health information networks (RHINs) and use visualization techniques to explore their evolution over time and differences between countries. METHODS: We conducted a literature review for a 50-year period and compared the prevalence of certain index terms during the periods 1963-1993 and 1994-2014 and in six countries. We applied keyword frequency analysis, keyword co-occurrence analysis, multidimensional scaling analysis, and network visualization technology...
April 11, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Mehrdad Farzandipour, Zahra Meidani, Hossein Riazi, Monireh Sadeqi Jabali
BACKGROUND: There are various approaches to evaluating the usability of electronic medical record (EMR) systems. User perspectives are an integral part of evaluation. Usability evaluations efficiently and effectively contribute to user-centered design and supports tasks and increase user satisfaction. This study determined the main usability requirements for EMRs by means of an end-user survey. METHOD: A mixed-method strategy was conducted in three phases. A qualitative approach was employed to collect and formulate EMR usability requirements using the focus group method and the modified Delphi technique...
April 11, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Martina A Clarke, Joi L Moore, Linsey M Steege, Richelle J Koopman, Jeffery L Belden, Shannon M Canfield, Min S Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the information needs of primary care patients as they review clinic visit notes to inform information that should be contained in an after-visit summary (AVS). METHOD: We collected data from 15 patients with an acute illness and 14 patients with a chronic disease using semi-structured interviews. The acute patients reviewed seven major sections, and chronic patients reviewed eight major sections of a simulated, but realistic visit note to identify relevant information needs for their AVS...
April 11, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Anna Heino, Maarit Niinimäki, Maarit Mentula, Mika Gissler
Finland's population-based health registers are widely used in health-monitoring and research. We assessed the quality of the Finnish Register on Induced Abortions and Sterilisations and compared it to the Hospital Discharge Register. Ten hospitals out of 67 public hospitals performing induced abortions and sterilizations and three randomly selected months in 2011 were included. This data was compared to the data in the Register on Induced Abortions and Sterilisations. The sample presented 43.1% of all induced abortions and sterilizations during the study months...
April 7, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Godfried Bakiyem Adaba, Yohannes Kebebew
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This paper presents the findings of an action research (AR) project to improve a health information system (HIS) at the Operating Theater Department (OTD) of a National Health Service (NHS) hospital in South East England, the UK. METHODS: Informed by socio-technical systems (STS) theory, AR was used to design an intervention to enhance an existing patient administration system (PAS) to enable data entries in real time while contributing to the literature...
March 28, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Jonathan Joe, Amanda Hall, Nai-Ching Chi, Hilaire Thompson, George Demiris
OBJECTIVE: To explore older adults' preferences regarding e-health applications through use of generated concepts that inform wellness tool design. METHODS: The 6-8-5 method and affinity mapping were used to create e-health design ideas that were translated into storyboards and scenarios. Focus groups were conducted to obtain feedback on the prototypes and included participant sketching. A qualitative analysis of the focus groups for emerging themes was conducted, and sketches were analyzed...
March 28, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Maria Andersson Marchesoni, Karin Axelsson, Ylva Fältholm, Inger Lindberg
BACKGROUND: Lack of participation from staff when developing information and communication technologies (ICT) has been shown to lead to negative consequences and might be one explanation for failure. Management during development processes has rarely been empirically studied, especially when introducing ICT systems in a municipality context. OBJECTIVE: To describe and interpret experiences of the management during change processes where ICT was introduced among staff and managers in elderly care...
March 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Xiaofei Zhang, Xiaocui Han, Yuanyuan Dang, Fanbo Meng, Xitong Guo, Jiayue Lin
With the swift emergence of electronic medical information, the global popularity of mobile health (mHealth) services continues to increase steadily. This study aims to investigate the efficacy factors that directly or indirectly influence individuals' acceptance of mHealth services. Based on the technology acceptance model, this research incorporates efficacy factors into the acceptance decision process. A research model was proposed involving the direct and indirect effects of self-efficacy and response-efficacy on acceptance intention, along with their moderating effects...
March 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Alice Noblin, Madhu Shettian, Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Judi Schack Dugre
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The use of mobile apps in clinical settings is becoming a widely accepted tool for many healthcare professionals. Physical therapists (PTs) have been underresearched in this area, leaving little information regarding the challenges in using mobile apps in the PT environment. The FITT framework provides a theoretical underpinning for this investigation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A survey was developed based on the FITT framework and research questions...
March 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
P Fuster-Parra, J Vidal-Conti, P A Borràs, P Palou
OBJECTIVE: The present study sought to discover the relationships among different features characterizing Spanish university students' habits through a Bayesian network (BN). The set of features with the strongest influence in specific features can be determined. METHODS: A BN was built from a dataset composed of 13 relevant features, determining the dependencies and conditional independencies from empirical data in a multivariate context. The structure was learned with the bnlearn package in R language introducing prior knowledge, and the parameters were obtained with Netica software...
March 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Mina Sayyah Gilani, Mohammad Iranmanesh, Davoud Nikbin, Suhaiza Zailani
Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been proven to be effective tools for improving the safety and quality of healthcare despite their relatively low usage rate in hospitals. The long-term development by EMRs depends on the continued use of healthcare professionals. In this study, technology continuance theory (TCT) was used to evaluate the short-term and long-term continuance acceptance of EMRs among healthcare professionals. Data were gathered by surveying 195 medical professionals in Iran. The data were analyzed using the partial least squares (PLS) technique...
March 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Femke Ongenae, Thomas Vanhove, Femke De Backere, Filip De Turck
The medical staff in a hospital could benefit from a specialized task management system, considering their high workload covering different patients. This article presents an intelligent task management platform that automatically prioritizes and (re-)assigns tasks to the appropriate caregivers based on the current health care context captured in a continuous care ontology. Moreover, this platform provides the caregivers with a smartphone allowing them to easily view and process their assigned tasks.
March 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Dan English, Kalyani Ankem, Kathleen English
INTRODUCTION: There are clinical and economic benefits to incorporating clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) in patient care interventions in the clinical pharmacy setting. However, user dissatisfaction and resistance to HIT can prevent optimal use of such systems, particularly when users employ system workarounds and overrides. OBJECTIVES: The present study applied a modified version of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) to evaluate the disposition and satisfaction with CDSS among clinical pharmacists who perform surveillance to identify potential medication therapy interventions on patients in the hospital setting...
March 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
P W Handayani, A N Hidayanto, A A Pinem, P I Sandhyaduhita, I Budi
This study aimed to identify and rank user acceptance factors regarding the implementation of hospital information systems (HIS) based on the views of the following user groups: doctors, nurses, hospital management, and administrative staff (operators). The results should provide guidance for hospital management and HIS developers on meeting user requirements. The study was carried out using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The authors conducted interviews and distributed questionnaires to doctors, nurses, hospital management, and administrative staff in a government-owned Indonesian public hospital...
January 31, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Yew Kong Lee, Ping Yein Lee, Chirk Jenn Ng, Chin Hai Teo, Ahmad Ihsan Abu Bakar, Khatijah Lim Abdullah, Ee Ming Khoo, Nik Sherina Hanafi, Wah Yun Low, Thiam Kian Chiew
This study aimed to evaluate the usability (ease of use) and utility (impact on user's decision-making process) of a web-based patient decision aid (PDA) among older-age users. A pragmatic, qualitative research design was used. We recruited patients with type 2 diabetes who were at the point of making a decision about starting insulin from a tertiary teaching hospital in Malaysia in 2014. Computer screen recording software was used to record the website browsing session and in-depth interviews were conducted while playing back the website recording...
January 31, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Marjo Kurki, Minna Anttila, Marita Koivunen, Mauri Marttunen, Maritta Välimäki
BACKGROUND: Internet-based applications are potentially useful and effective interventions to reach and support adolescents with mental health problems. Adolescents' commitment to the use of a new Internet-based intervention is closely related to the support they receive from healthcare professionals. This study describes nurses' experiences of the use of an Internet-based support system for adolescents with depressive disorders. METHOD: Qualitative descriptive study design including individual interviews with nine nurses at two psychiatric outpatient clinics...
January 31, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Femke De Backere, Pieter Bonte, Stijn Verstichel, Femke Ongenae, Filip De Turck
In 2013, the Flemish Government launched the Vitalink platform. This initiative focuses on the sharing of health and welfare data to support primary healthcare. In this paper, the objectives and mission of the Vitalink initiative are discussed. Security and privacy measures are reviewed, and the technical implementation of the Vitalink platform is presented. Through a case study, the possibility of interaction with cloud solutions for healthcare is also investigated upon; this was initially not the focus of Vitalink...
January 13, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
Lihong Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This paper reports on a research study, which aims to identify, qualify, and theorize the external barriers that prevent and hinder the exercises and activities of patient-centered knowledge sharing (KS) in healthcare organizations. METHODS: The project adopted a qualitative secondary analysis approach as the overarching methodology to guide the analysis of data collected in a previously completed research study. Specifically, 46 semi-structured interview data were included and analyzed using a thematic analysis approach...
January 13, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
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