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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138129/patient-portal-utilization-among-ethnically-diverse-low-income-older-adults-observational-study
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Thomas A Arcury, Sara A Quandt, Joanne C Sandberg, David P Miller, Celine Latulipe, Xiaoyan Leng, Jenifer W Talton, Kathryn P Melius, Alden Smith, Alain G Bertoni
BACKGROUND: Patient portals can improve patient communication with providers, provide patients with greater health information access, and help improve patient decision making, if they are used. Because research on factors facilitating and limiting patient portal utilization has not been conceptually based, no leverage points have been indicated for improving utilization. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective for this analysis was to use a conceptual framework to determine potentially modifiable factors affecting patient portal utilization by older adults (aged 55 years and older) who receive care at clinics that serve low income and ethnically diverse communities...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138126/promoting-secondary-analysis-of-electronic-medical-records-in-china-summary-of-the-plagh-mit-critical-data-conference-and-health-datathon
#2
Peiyao Li, Chen Xie, Tom Pollard, Alistair Edward William Johnson, Desen Cao, Hongjun Kang, Hong Liang, Yuezhou Zhang, Xiaoli Liu, Yong Fan, Yuan Zhang, Wanguo Xue, Lixin Xie, Leo Anthony Celi, Zhengbo Zhang
Electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely adopted among modern hospitals to collect and track clinical data. Secondary analysis of EHRs could complement the traditional randomized control trial (RCT) research model. However, most researchers in China lack either the technical expertise or the resources needed to utilize EHRs as a resource. In addition, a climate of cross-disciplinary collaboration to gain insights from EHRs, a crucial component of a learning healthcare system, is not prevalent. To address these issues, members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the People's Liberation Army General Hospital (PLAGH) organized the first clinical data conference and health datathon in China, which provided a platform for clinicians, statisticians, and data scientists to team up and address information gaps in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133283/open-source-electronic-health-record-systems-for-low-resource-settings-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Assel Syzdykova, André Malta, Maria Zolfo, Ermias Diro, José Luis Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Despite the great impact of information and communication technologies on clinical practice and on the quality of health services, this trend has been almost exclusive to developed countries, whereas countries with poor resources suffer from many economic and social issues that have hindered the real benefits of electronic health (eHealth) tools. As a component of eHealth systems, electronic health records (EHRs) play a fundamental role in patient management and effective medical care services...
November 13, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089288/ranking-medical-terms-to-support-expansion-of-lay-language-resources-for-patient-comprehension-of-electronic-health-record-notes-adapted-distant-supervision-approach
#4
Jinying Chen, Abhyuday N Jagannatha, Samah J Fodeh, Hong Yu
BACKGROUND: Medical terms are a major obstacle for patients to comprehend their electronic health record (EHR) notes. Clinical natural language processing (NLP) systems that link EHR terms to lay terms or definitions allow patients to easily access helpful information when reading through their EHR notes, and have shown to improve patient EHR comprehension. However, high-quality lay language resources for EHR terms are very limited in the public domain. Because expanding and curating such a resource is a costly process, it is beneficial and even necessary to identify terms important for patient EHR comprehension first...
October 31, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066424/adopting-telemedicine-for-the-self-management-of-hypertension-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Michael Mileski, Clemens Scott Kruse, Justin Catalani, Tara Haderer
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a chronic condition that affects adults of all ages. In the United States, 1 in 3 adults has hypertension, and about half of the hypertensive population is adequately controlled. This costs the nation US $46 billion each year in health care services and medications required for treatment and missed workdays. Finding easier ways of managing this condition is key to successful treatment. OBJECTIVE: A solution to reduce visits to physicians for chronic conditions is to utilize telemedicine...
October 24, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042341/pain-self-management-for-veterans-development-and-pilot-test-of-a-stage-based-mobile-optimized-intervention
#6
Sara S Johnson, Deborah A Levesque, Lynne E Broderick, Dustin G Bailey, Robert D Kerns
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a significant public health burden affecting more Americans than cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Veterans are disproportionately affected by chronic pain. Among previously deployed soldiers and veterans, the prevalence of chronic pain is estimated between 44% and 60%. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to develop and pilot-test Health eRide: Your Journey to Managing Pain, a mobile pain self-management program for chronic musculoskeletal pain for veterans...
October 17, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038093/patient-portal-use-and-experience-among-older-adults-systematic-review
#7
Dawn K Sakaguchi-Tang, Alyssa L Bosold, Yong K Choi, Anne M Turner
BACKGROUND: The older adult population (65 years or older) in the United States is growing, and it is important for communities to consider ways to support the aging population. Patient portals and electronic personal health records (ePHRs) are technologies that could better serve populations with the highest health care needs, such as older adults. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the existing research landscape related to patient portal and ePHR use and experience among older adults and to understand the benefits and barriers to older adults' use and adoption of patient portals and ePHRs...
October 16, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025697/predicting-consumer-effort-in-finding-and-paying-for-health-care-expert-interviews-and-claims-data-analysis
#8
Sandra Long, Karen A Monsen, David Pieczkiewicz, Julian Wolfson, Saif Khairat
BACKGROUND: For consumers to accept and use a health care information system, it must be easy to use, and the consumer must perceive it as being free from effort. Finding health care providers and paying for care are tasks that must be done to access treatment. These tasks require effort on the part of the consumer and can be frustrating when the goal of the consumer is primarily to receive treatments for better health. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the factors that result in consumer effort when finding accessible health care...
October 12, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021125/characteristics-of-innovators-adopting-a-national-personal-health-record-in-portugal-cross-sectional-study
#9
Liliana Laranjo, Inês Rodolfo, Ana Marta Pereira, Armando Brito de Sá
BACKGROUND: Personal health records (PHRs) are increasingly being deployed worldwide, but their rates of adoption by patients vary widely across countries and health systems. Five main categories of adopters are usually considered when evaluating the diffusion of innovations: innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate adoption of the Portuguese PHR 3 months after its release, as well as characterize the individuals who registered and used the system during that period (the innovators)...
October 11, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986341/computerized-decision-aids-for-shared-decision-making-in-serious-illness-systematic-review
#10
Anna Staszewska, Pearl Zaki, Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: Shared decision making (SDM) is important in achieving patient-centered care. SDM tools such as decision aids are intended to inform the patient. When used to assist in decision making between treatments, decision aids have been shown to reduce decisional conflict, increase ease of decision making, and increase modification of previous decisions. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the impact of computerized decision aids on patient-centered outcomes related to SDM for seriously ill patients...
October 6, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970190/expert-search-strategies-the-information-retrieval-practices-of-healthcare-information-professionals
#11
Tony Russell-Rose, Jon Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Healthcare information professionals play a key role in closing the knowledge gap between medical research and clinical practice. Their work involves meticulous searching of literature databases using complex search strategies that can consist of hundreds of keywords, operators, and ontology terms. This process is prone to error and can lead to inefficiency and bias if performed incorrectly. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the search behavior of healthcare information professionals, uncovering their needs, goals, and requirements for information retrieval systems...
October 2, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963091/impact-of-electronic-health-records-on-long-term-care-facilities-systematic-review
#12
Clemens Scott Kruse, Michael Mileski, Alekhya Ganta Vijaykumar, Sneha Vishnampet Viswanathan, Ujwala Suskandla, Yazhini Chidambaram
BACKGROUND: Long-term care (LTC) facilities are an important part of the health care industry, providing care to the fastest-growing group of the population. However, the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in LTC facilities lags behind other areas of the health care industry. One of the reasons for the lack of widespread adoption in the United States is that LTC facilities are not eligible for incentives under the Meaningful Use program. Implementation of an EHR system in an LTC facility can potentially enhance the quality of care, provided it is appropriately implemented, used, and maintained...
September 29, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958989/an-ontology-to-improve-transparency-in-case-definition-and-increase-case-finding-of-infectious-intestinal-disease-database-study-in-english-general-practice
#13
Simon de Lusignan, Stacy Shinneman, Ivelina Yonova, Jeremy van Vlymen, Alex J Elliot, Frederick Bolton, Gillian E Smith, Sarah O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Infectious intestinal disease (IID) has considerable health impact; there are 2 billion cases worldwide resulting in 1 million deaths and 78.7 million disability-adjusted life years lost. Reported IID incidence rates vary and this is partly because terms such as "diarrheal disease" and "acute infectious gastroenteritis" are used interchangeably. Ontologies provide a method of transparently comparing case definitions and disease incidence rates. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to show how differences in case definition in part account for variation in incidence estimates for IID and how an ontological approach provides greater transparency to IID case finding...
September 28, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951380/a-roadmap-for-optimizing-asthma-care-management-via-computational-approaches
#14
Gang Luo, Katherine Sward
Asthma affects 9% of Americans and incurs US $56 billion in cost, 439,000 hospitalizations, and 1.8 million emergency room visits annually. A small fraction of asthma patients with high vulnerabilities, severe disease, or great barriers to care consume most health care costs and resources. An effective approach is urgently needed to identify high-risk patients and intervene to improve outcomes and to reduce costs and resource use. Care management is widely used to implement tailored care plans for this purpose, but it is expensive and has limited service capacity...
September 26, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931497/use-of-simulation-based-on-an-electronic-health-records-environment-to-evaluate-the-structure-and-accuracy-of-notes-generated-by-medical-scribes-proof-of-concept-study
#15
Robert Pranaat, Vishnu Mohan, Megan O'Reilly, Maxwell Hirsh, Karess McGrath, Gretchen Scholl, Deborah Woodcock, Jeffrey A Gold
BACKGROUND: The increasing adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has been associated with a number of unintended negative consequences with provider efficiency and job satisfaction. To address this, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of medical scribes to perform many of the required EHR functions. Despite this rapid growth, little has been published on the training or assessment tools to appraise the safety and efficacy of scribe-related EHR activities. Given the number of reports documenting that other professional groups suffer from a number of performance errors in EHR interface and data gathering, scribes likely face similar challenges...
September 20, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912115/system-wide-inpatient-portal%C3%A2-implementation-survey-of-health-care-team-perceptions
#16
Jennifer L Hefner, Cynthia J Sieck, Daniel M Walker, Timothy R Huerta, Ann Scheck McAlearney
BACKGROUND: Inpatient portals, a new type of patient portal tailored specifically to the hospital setting, can allow patients to access up-to-date health information and exchange secure communications with their care team. As such, inpatient portals present an opportunity for patients to increase engagement in their care during a time of acute crisis that emphasizes focus on a patient's health. While there is a large body of research on patient portals in the outpatient setting, questions are being raised specifically about inpatient portals, such as how they will be incorporated into the flow of patient care in hectic, stressed, team-based hospital settings...
September 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903894/prototype-development-context-driven-dynamic-xml-ophthalmologic-data-capture-application
#17
Peggy Peissig, Kelsey M Schwei, Christopher Kadolph, Joseph Finamore, Efrain Cancel, Catherine A McCarty, Asha Okorie, Kate L Thomas, Jennifer Allen Pacheco, Jyotishman Pathak, Stephen B Ellis, Joshua C Denny, Luke V Rasmussen, Gerard Tromp, Marc S Williams, Tamara R Vrabec, Murray H Brilliant
BACKGROUND: The capture and integration of structured ophthalmologic data into electronic health records (EHRs) has historically been a challenge. However, the importance of this activity for patient care and research is critical. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a prototype of a context-driven dynamic extensible markup language (XML) ophthalmologic data capture application for research and clinical care that could be easily integrated into an EHR system...
September 13, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887294/impact-of-at-home-telemonitoring-on-health-services-expenditure-and-hospital-admissions-in-patients-with-chronic-conditions-before-and-after-control-intervention-analysis
#18
Branko Celler, Marlien Varnfield, Surya Nepal, Ross Sparks, Jane Li, Rajiv Jayasena
BACKGROUND: Telemonitoring is becoming increasingly important for the management of patients with chronic conditions, especially in countries with large distances such as Australia. However, despite large national investments in health information technology, little policy work has been undertaken in Australia in deploying telehealth in the home as a solution to the increasing demands and costs of managing chronic disease. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this trial was to evaluate the impact of introducing at-home telemonitoring to patients living with chronic conditions on health care expenditure, number of admissions to hospital, and length of stay (LOS)...
September 8, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882812/health-information-technology-hit-adaptation-refocusing-on-the-journey-to-successful-hit-implementation
#19
Po-Yin Yen, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Timothy R Huerta
In past years, policies and regulations required hospitals to implement advanced capabilities of certified electronic health records (EHRs) in order to receive financial incentives. This has led to accelerated implementation of health information technologies (HIT) in health care settings. However, measures commonly used to evaluate the success of HIT implementation, such as HIT adoption, technology acceptance, and clinical quality, fail to account for complex sociotechnical variability across contexts and the different trajectories within organizations because of different implementation plans and timelines...
September 7, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851681/is-there-evidence-of-cost-benefits-of-electronic-medical-records-standards-or-interoperability-in-hospital-information-systems-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#20
Zilma Silveira Nogueira Reis, Thais Abreu Maia, Milena Soriano Marcolino, Francisco Becerra-Posada, David Novillo-Ortiz, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) interventions may improve the quality of care by providing timely, accessible information about one patient or an entire population. Electronic patient care information forms the nucleus of computerized health information systems. However, interoperability among systems depends on the adoption of information standards. Additionally, investing in technology systems requires cost-effectiveness studies to ensure the sustainability of processes for stakeholders...
August 29, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
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