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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106808/a-novel-metadata-management-model-to-capture-consent-for-record-linkage-in-longitudinal-research-studies
#1
Christiana McMahon, Spiros Denaxas
BACKGROUND: Informed consent is an important feature of longitudinal research studies as it enables the linking of the baseline participant information with administrative data. The lack of standardized models to capture consent elements can lead to substantial challenges. A structured approach to capturing consent-related metadata can address these. OBJECTIVES: a) Explore the state-of-the-art for recording consent; b) Identify key elements of consent required for record linkage; and c) Create and evaluate a novel metadata management model to capture consent-related metadata...
November 6, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068768/exploring-the-factors-that-influence-physician-technostress-from-using-mobile-electronic-medical-records
#2
Chung-Feng Liu, Tain-Junn Cheng, Chin-Tung Chen
This paper proposes an integrated model for investigating how physicians' perceived individual and technology characteristics affect their technological stress (technostress) that is derived from using mobile electronic medical records (MEMRs). Individual characteristics comprise constructs of mobile self-efficacy and technology dependence, whereas perceived technology characteristics comprise constructs of perceived usefulness, complexity, and reliability. We employed the survey method to collect 158 valid questionnaires from physicians working at three branch hospitals to determine perceptions regarding MEMRs, yielding a response rate of 33...
October 25, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045164/ehealth-literacy-research-quo-vadis
#3
Lena Griebel, Heidi Enwald, Heidi Gilstad, Anna-Lena Pohl, Julia Moreland, Martin Sedlmayr
The concept of electronic health (eHealth) literacy evolved from the social and information sciences and describes competencies necessary to use electronic health services. As it is a rather new topic, and as there is no current overview of the state of the art in research, it is not possible to identify research gaps. Therefore, the objective of this viewpoint article is to increase knowledge on the current state of the art of research in eHealth literacy and to identify gaps in scientific research which should be focused on by the research community in the future...
October 18, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035665/like-an-extended-family-relationships-that-emerge-when-older-caregivers-use-written-messages-to-communicate-in-an-ict-based-healthcare-service
#4
Hilde Solli, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Sigrun Hvalvik, Ragnhild Hellesø
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships that emerge amongst caregivers of persons with dementia and stroke when caregivers use written messages as their communication tool in a closed information and communication technology (ICT)-based support group. METHODS: An explorative design with a qualitative approach was used that applied systematic text condensation (STC) to analyse 173 written messages extracted from a web forum. RESULTS: Empathetic, empowering and familiar relationships emerged amongst peers of older caregivers when the caregivers used written messages as their communication tool...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035664/understanding-of-how-older-adults-with-low-vision-obtain-process-and-understand-health-information-and-services
#5
Hyung Nam Kim
INTRODUCTION: Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, there has still been a lack of advancement of accessibility in healthcare for people with visual impairments, particularly older adults with low vision. This study aims to advance understanding of how older adults with low vision obtain, process, and use health information and services, and to seek opportunities of information technology to support them. METHODS: A convenience sample of 10 older adults with low vision participated in semi-structured phone interviews, which were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim for analysis...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035646/electronic-health-record-portals-adoption-empirical-model-based-on-utaut2
#6
Jorge Tavares, Amélia Goulão, Tiago Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The future of healthcare delivery is becoming more citizen centered, as today's user is more active and better informed. Governmental institutions are promoting the deployment and use of online services such as Electronic Health Record (EHR) portals. This makes the adoption of EHR portals an important field to study and understand. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the factors that drive individuals to adopt EHR portals. METHODS: This study applies the extended unified theory of acceptance and usage technology (UTAUT2) to explain patients' individual adoption of EHR portals...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035624/nurses-perceptions-and-problems-in-the-usability-of-a-medication-safety-app
#7
Kalyani Ankem, Sookyung Cho, Diana Simpson
INTRODUCTION: The majority of medication apps support medication adherence. Equally, if not more important, is medication safety. Few apps report on medication safety, and fewer studies have been conducted with these apps. OBJECTIVES: The usability of a medication safety app was tested with nurses to reveal their perceptions of the graphical user interface and to discover problems they encountered in using the app. METHODS: Usability testing of the app was conducted with RN-BSN students and informatics students (n = 18)...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035610/critical-assessment-of-health-disparities-across-subpopulation-groups-through-a-social-determinants-of-health-perspective-the-case-of-type-2-diabetes-patients
#8
Yong-Mi Kim, Dursun Delen
BACKGROUND: Studies on diabetes have shown that population subgroups have varying rates of medical events and related procedures; however, existing studies have investigated either medical events or procedures, and hence, it is unknown whether disparities exist between medical events and procedures. PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to investigate how diabetes-related medical events and procedures are different across population subgroups through a social determinants of health (SDH) perspective...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035606/awareness-perception-and-barriers-to-seeking-information-from-online-academic-databases-and-medical-journals-as-sources-of-information
#9
Li Ping Wong, Sharina Mahavera Mohamad Shakir, Wen Ting Tong, Haridah Alias, Nasrin Aghamohammadi, Kulenthran Arumugam
Medical students' use of online medical journals as a source of information is crucial in the learning pathway to become medical doctors. We conducted a cross-sectional survey study among University medical students between December 2012 and March 2013 to assess their awareness, perceived usefulness, practices, and barriers to seeking information from online academic databases and medical journals. The response rate was 67.53%. The majority of the students knew of the availability of online academic databases and medical journals...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035605/a-two-staged-approach-to-developing-and-evaluating-an-ontology-for-delivering-personalized-education-to-diabetic-patients
#10
Susan Quinn, Raymond Bond, Chris Nugent
Ontologies are often used in biomedical and health domains to provide a concise and consistent means of attributing meaning to medical terminology. While they are novices in terms of ontology engineering, the evaluation of an ontology by domain specialists provides an opportunity to enhance its objectivity, accuracy, and coverage of the domain itself. This paper provides an evaluation of the viability of using ontology engineering novices to evaluate and enrich an ontology that can be used for personalized diabetic patient education...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920708/perceived-usefulness-and-perceived-ease-of-use-of-electronic-health-records-among-nurses-application-of-technology-acceptance-model
#11
Ahmad Tubaishat
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly being implemented in healthcare organizations but little attention has been paid to the degree to which nurses as end-users will accept these systems and subsequently use them. OBJECTIVES: To explore nurses' perceptions of usefulness and ease-of-use of EHRs. The relationship between these constructs was examined, and its predictors were studied. METHOD: A national exploratory study was conducted with 1539 nurses from 15 randomly selected hospitals, representative of different regions and healthcare sectors in Jordan...
September 18, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853962/unlocking-design-potential-design-with-people-diagnosed-with-schizophrenia
#12
Susanne Lindberg, Henrika Jormfeldt, Magnus Bergquist
With the expansion of e-health systems to more diverse and heterogeneous contexts and user groups, it is increasingly important to include users in design. Designers recognize the benefits of user participation, but including users with lowered cognitive and social abilities can be difficult. This paper intends to answer how these users can participate in the design of e-health systems. We conducted a case study with stakeholder interviews and design workshops with users diagnosed with schizophrenia to identify and overcome the challenges for participation...
August 30, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829691/how-does-the-cellular-phone-help-in-epidemiological-surveillance-a-review-of-the-scientific-literature
#13
Boukary Ouedraogo, Jean Gaudart, Jean-Charles Dufour
BACKGROUND: In the field of epidemiological surveillance, no systematic literature review appears to exist of implemented projects using cellular phone technology. METHOD: We performed a systematic literature review using the Pubmed and Scopus databases to retrieve articles published up to December 2015. We analyzed information reported in these publications according to the mobile health (mHealth) evidence reporting and assessment (mERA) checklist, and complemented this work with specific items related to epidemiology, in order to clarify the types of results reported and summarized in this context...
August 22, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829655/technology-based-counseling-in-the-management-of-weight-and-lifestyles-of-obese-or-overweight-children-and-adolescents-a-descriptive-systematic-literature-review
#14
Pirjo Kaakinen, Helvi Kyngäs, Maria Kääriäinen
BACKGROUND: The number of overweight and obese children and adolescents has increased worldwide. Obese children and adolescents need counseling interventions, including technology-based methods, to help them manage their weight by changing their lifestyles. OBJECTIVE: To describe technology-based counseling interventions in supporting obese or overweight children and adolescents to change their weight/lifestyle. DESIGN: Descriptive systematic literature review...
August 22, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829654/barriers-and-facilitators-to-using-electronic-healthcare-records-in-jordanian-hospitals-from-the-nurses-perspective-a-national-survey
#15
Omar Al-Rawajfah, Ahmad Tubaishat
BACKGROUND: Jordan is currently taking significant steps to implement electronic healthcare records (EHRs) in hospitals. PURPOSE: To explore Jordanian nurses' views on the factors which act as barriers or facilitators to implementing EHRs in the country's hospitals. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used to obtain a sample of nurses working in Jordanian hospitals. The study utilized a tool used by the American Hospital Association...
August 22, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829650/user-acceptance-factors-of-hospital-information-systems-and-related-technologies-systematic-review
#16
Putu Wuri Handayani, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Indra Budi
This study reviews the literature on the most important acceptance factors associated with Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and related technologies based on user groups' perspectives (medical staff, hospital management, administrative personnel, patient, medical student, and IT staff), which can assist researchers and hospital management to develop suitable acceptance models to improve the quality of HIS. We conducted searches in online databases with large repositories of academic studies, written in English and fully accessible by the authors...
August 22, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085528/patient-centered-knowledge-sharing-in-healthcare-organizations-identifying-the-external-barriers
#17
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...
December 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084856/using-decision-trees-to-explore-the-association-between-the-length-of-stay-and-potentially-avoidable-readmissions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Mohammad S Alyahya, Heba H Hijazi, Hussam A Alshraideh, Amjad D Al-Nasser
BACKGROUND: There is a growing concern that reduction in hospital length of stay (LOS) may raise the rate of hospital readmission. This study aims to identify the rate of avoidable 30-day readmission and find out the association between LOS and readmission. METHODS: All consecutive patient admissions to the internal medicine services (n = 5,273) at King Abdullah University Hospital in Jordan between 1 December 2012 and 31 December 2013 were analyzed. To identify avoidable readmissions, a validated computerized algorithm called SQLape was used...
December 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068154/adapting-a-computer-delivered-brief-alcohol-intervention-for-veterans-with-hepatitis-c
#19
Michael A Cucciare, Andrea L Jamison, Ann S Combs, Gauri Joshi, Ramsey C Cheung, Catherine Rongey, Joe Huggins, Keith Humphreys
OBJECTIVE: This study adapted an existing computer-delivered brief alcohol intervention (cBAI) for use in Veterans with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and examined its acceptability and feasibility in this patient population. METHODS: A four-stage model consisting of initial pilot testing, qualitative interviews with key stakeholders, development of a beta version of the cBAI, and usability testing was used to achieve the study objectives. RESULTS: In-depth interviews gathered feedback for modifying the cBAI, including adding HCV-related content such as the health effects of alcohol on liver functioning, immune system functioning, and management of HCV, a preference for concepts to be displayed through "newer looking" graphics, and limiting the use of text to convey key concepts...
December 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068150/challenges-of-information-security-incident-learning-an-industrial-case-study-in-a-chinese-healthcare-organization
#20
Ying He, Chris Johnson
Security incidents can have negative impacts on healthcare organizations, and the security of medical records has become a primary concern of the public. However, previous studies showed that organizations had not effectively learned lessons from security incidents. Incident learning as an essential activity in the "follow-up" phase of security incident response lifecycle has long been addressed but not given enough attention. This paper conducted a case study in a healthcare organization in China to explore their current obstacles in the practice of incident learning...
December 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
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