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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139070/mobile-health-application-and-e-health-literacy-opportunities-and-concerns-for-cancer-patients-and-caregivers
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Hyunmin Kim, Joy V Goldsmith, Soham Sengupta, Asos Mahmood, M Paige Powell, Jay Bhatt, Cyril F Chang, Soumitra S Bhuyan
Health literacy is critical for cancer patients as they must understand complex procedures or treatment options. Caregivers' health literacy also plays a crucial role in caring for cancer patients. Low health literacy is associated with low adherence to medications, poor health status, and increased health care costs. There is a growing interest in the use of mobile health applications (apps) to improve health literacy. Mobile health apps can empower underserved cancer patients and their caregivers by providing features or functionalities to enhance interactive patient-provider communication and to understand medical information more readily...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138632/the-e-generation-the-technological-usage-and-experiences-of-medical-students-from-a-developing-country
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Priyasdarshani Galappatthy, Wasundara S Wathurapatha, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Maheshi D M S Wijayabandara, Dinuka S Warapitiya, Krishantha Weerasuriya
Background: The medical community is increasingly using Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs). We evaluated usage of PEDs and medical apps among medical students from Sri Lanka. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Medical students from 2nd to 5th year were invited for the study. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect details of PEDs availability, accessibility, and usage, perceived advantages/barriers of PEDs, and availability, accessibility, and usage of medical apps...
2017: International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138128/will-participatory-syndromic-surveillance-work-in-latin-america-piloting-a-mobile-approach-to-crowdsource-influenza-like-illness-data-in-guatemala
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José Tomás Prieto, Jorge H Jara, Juan Pablo Alvis, Luis R Furlan, Christian Travis Murray, Judith Garcia, Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Susan Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
BACKGROUND: In many Latin American countries, official influenza reports are neither timely nor complete, and surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI) remains thin in consistency and precision. Public participation with mobile technology may offer new ways of identifying nonmedically attended cases and reduce reporting delays, but no published studies to date have assessed the viability of ILI surveillance with mobile tools in Latin America. We implemented and assessed an ILI-tailored mobile health (mHealth) participatory reporting system...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127560/characteristics-of-medicaid-recipients-receiving-persistent-antipsychotic-polypharmacy
#4
Robert O Cotes, David R Goldsmith, Sarah L Kopelovich, Cathy A Lally, Benjamin G Druss
Antipsychotic polypharmacy (APP) is a common strategy despite guidelines advising against this practice. This article seeks to quantify the prevalence and correlates of APP using Medicaid Analytic eXtract files from 2003 to 2004. Nineteen percent of Medicaid recipients who received an antipsychotic were treated with APP. Individuals who received APP were more likely to be white, male, disabled, between the ages of 18-29, diagnosed with a psychotic disorder, and diagnosed with a higher number of psychiatric conditions...
November 10, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123596/a-scoping-review-of-community-pharmacists-and-patients-at-risk-of-suicide
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REVIEW
Andrea Lynn Murphy, Katelyn Hillier, Randa Ataya, Pierre Thabet, Anne Marie Whelan, Claire O'Reilly, David Gardner
Background: Medications are commonly used in suicide attempts. Pharmacists are inextricably linked to medications and may have roles in helping those at risk of suicide. We conducted a scoping review to characterize the existing literature and make recommendations about future research. Methods: We used a 6-step approach based on an existing scoping review methodological framework, including identifying the research question; identifying relevant studies and other literature; study and literature selection; data charting; collating, summarizing and reporting results; and dissemination of results...
November 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122790/cohort-profile-design-and-first-results-of-the-dutch-ibd-biobank-a-prospective-nationwide-biobank-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#6
Lieke M Spekhorst, Floris Imhann, Eleonora Am Festen, Ad A van Bodegraven, Nanne Kh de Boer, Gerd Bouma, Herma H Fidder, Geert D'Haens, Frank Hoentjen, Daan W Hommes, Dirk J de Jong, Mark Löwenberg, Pw Jeroen Maljaars, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong, Bas Oldenburg, Marieke J Pierik, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Pieter C Stokkers, Hein W Verspaget, Marijn C Visschedijk, C Janneke van der Woude, Gerard Dijkstra, Rinse K Weersma
PURPOSE: The Dutch IBD Biobank aims to facilitate the discovery of predictors for individual disease course and treatment response in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this paper, we aim to describe the establishment of the Dutch IBD Biobank, including the facilitators and barriers to establishment. Moreover, we aim to provide a complete overview of the content of the Dutch IBD Biobank. PARTICIPANTS: Since 2007, every patient with IBD treated in one of the eight Dutch university medical centres is asked to participate in the Dutch IBD Biobank in which 225 standardised IBD-related data items and biomaterials, such as serum, DNA, biopsies and a stool sample, are collected...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121480/palliative-care-planner-pcplanner-a-pilot-study-to-evaluate-acceptability-and-usability-of-an-electronic-health-records-system-integrated-needs-targeted-app-platform
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Christopher E Cox, Derek M Jones, Wen Reagan, Mary D Key, Vinca Chow, Jessica McFarlin, David Casarett, Claire J Creutzfeldt, Sharron L Docherty
RATIONALE: The quality and patient-centeredness of intensive care unit (ICU)-based palliative care delivery is highly variable. OBJECTIVE: To develop and pilot an app platform for clinicians, ICU patients, and their family members that enhances the delivery of needs-targeted palliative care. METHODS: In the Development Phase of the study, we developed an electronic health record (EHR) system-integrated mobile web app system prototype, PCplanner (Palliative Care Planner)...
November 9, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119472/msm-at-highest-risk-for-hiv-acquisition-express-greatest-interest-and-preference-for-injectable-antiretroviral-prep-compared-to-daily-oral-medication
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Katie B Biello, Matthew J Mimiaga, Christopher M Santostefano, David S Novak, Kenneth H Mayer
Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for nearly 70% of new HIV diagnoses, with young black MSM at the highest risk for infection in the United States. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can decrease HIV acquisition in at-risk individuals by over 90%. However, therapeutic efficacy requires a daily pill, posing adherence challenges. Experimental modalities, including injectable PrEP given once every 2 months, may improve adherence among those most in need. To assess interest in and preference for injectable PrEP, an online survey was mounted on two popular MSM sexual networking apps...
November 8, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118963/leveraging-multiactions-to-improve-medical-personalized-ranking-for-collaborative-filtering
#9
Shan Gao, Guibing Guo, Runzhi Li, Zongmin Wang
Nowadays, providing high-quality recommendation services to users is an essential component in web applications, including shopping, making friends, and healthcare. This can be regarded either as a problem of estimating users' preference by exploiting explicit feedbacks (numerical ratings), or as a problem of collaborative ranking with implicit feedback (e.g., purchases, views, and clicks). Previous works for solving this issue include pointwise regression methods and pairwise ranking methods. The emerging healthcare websites and online medical databases impose a new challenge for medical service recommendation...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110186/patient-safety-ward-round-checklist-via-an-electronic-app-implications-for-harm-prevention
#10
C Keller, S Arsenault, M Lamothe, S R Bostan, R O'Donnell, J Harbison, C P Doherty
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety is a value at the core of modern healthcare. Though awareness in the medical community is growing, implementing systematic approaches similar to those used in other high reliability industries is proving difficult. The aim of this research was twofold, to establish a baseline for patient safety practices on routine ward rounds and to test the feasibility of implementing an electronic patient safety checklist application. METHODS: Two research teams were formed; one auditing a medical team to establish a procedural baseline of "usual care" practice and an intervention team concurrently was enforcing the implementation of the checklist...
November 6, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101095/smartphone-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-as-an-adjunct-to-pharmacotherapy-for-refractory-depression-randomized-controlled-trial
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Akio Mantani, Tadashi Kato, Toshi A Furukawa, Masaru Horikoshi, Hissei Imai, Takahiro Hiroe, Bun Chino, Tadashi Funayama, Naohiro Yonemoto, Qi Zhou, Nao Kawanishi
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of major depression, antidepressants are effective but not curative. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is also effective, alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, but accessibility is a problem. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone CBT app as adjunctive therapy among patients with antidepressant-resistant major depression. METHODS: A multisite, assessor-masked, parallel-group randomized controlled trial was conducted in 20 psychiatric clinics and hospitals in Japan...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082007/assessing-the-global-reach-and-value-of-a-provider-facing-healthcare-app-using-large-scale-analytics
#12
Vikas O'Reilly-Shah, George Easton, Scott Gillespie
BACKGROUND: The rapid global adoption of mobile health (mHealth) smartphone apps by healthcare providers presents challenges and opportunities in medicine. Challenges include ensuring the delivery of high-quality, up-to-date and optimised information. Opportunities include the ability to study global practice patterns, access to medical and surgical care and continuing medical education needs. METHODS: We studied users of a free anaesthesia calculator app used worldwide...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079550/understanding-monitoring-technologies-for-adults-with-pain-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Iyubanit Rodríguez, Valeria Herskovic, Carmen Gerea, Carolina Fuentes, Pedro O Rossel, Maíra Marques, Mauricio Campos
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of patients may decrease treatment costs and improve quality of care. Pain is the most common health problem that people seek help for in hospitals. Therefore, monitoring patients with pain may have significant impact in improving treatment. Several studies have studied factors affecting pain; however, no previous study has reviewed the contextual information that a monitoring system may capture to characterize a patient's situation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review to (1) determine what types of technologies have been used to monitor adults with pain, and (2) construct a model of the context information that may be used to implement apps and devices aimed at monitoring adults with pain...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075216/smartphone-applications-for-educating-and-helping-non-motivating-patients-adhere-to-medication-that-treats-mental-health-conditions-aims-and-functioning
#14
Angelos P Kassianos, Giorgos Georgiou, Electra P Papaconstantinou, Angeliki Detzortzi, Rob Horne
Background: Patients prescribed with medication that treats mental health conditions benefit the most compared to those prescribed with other types of medication. However, they are also the most difficult to adhere. The development of mobile health (mHealth) applications ("apps") to help patients monitor their adherence is fast growing but with limited evidence on their efficacy. There is no evidence on the content of these apps for patients taking psychotropic medication. The aim of this study is to identify and evaluate the aims and functioning of available apps that are aiming to help and educate patients to adhere to medication that treats mental health conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068629/mhealth-in-emergency-medicine-special-report
#15
Nicholas Genes
With the proliferation of smartphones over the past several years, apps now play a prominent role in many social and work contexts, including medicine. This is enough of a phenomenon to have inspired the abbreviation “mHealth,” short for mobile health. The number of app-driven clinical calculators, checklists, and risk scores in common use in the emergency department (ED) has significantly increased and shows no sign of slowing. Thanks to this digital development and innovation, clinical decision support is now just a finger-tap away...
October 25, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066425/mobile-technology-use-across-age-groups-in-patients-eligible-for-cardiac-rehabilitation-survey-study
#16
Robyn Gallagher, Kellie Roach, Leonie Sadler, Helen Glinatsis, Julie Belshaw, Ann Kirkness, Ling Zhang, Patrick Gallagher, Glenn Paull, Yan Gao, Stephanie Ruth Partridge, Helen Parker, Lis Neubeck
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence indicates mobile technology-based strategies may improve access to secondary prevention and reduce risk factors in cardiac patients. However, little is known about cardiac patients' use of mobile technology, particularly for health reasons and whether the usage varies across patient demographics. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe cardiac patients' use of mobile technology and to determine variations between age groups after adjusting for education, employment, and confidence with using mobile technology...
October 24, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063566/clinical-research-informatics-contributions-from-2016
#17
C Daniel, R Choquet
Objectives: To summarize key contributions to current research in the field of Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) and to select the best papers published in 2016. Methods: A bibliographic search using a combination of MeSH and free terms on CRI was performed using PubMed, followed by a double-blind review in order to select a list of candidate best papers to be then peer-reviewed by external reviewers. A consensus meeting between the two section editors and the editorial team was organized to finally conclude on the selection of best papers...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063560/secondary-use-of-recorded-or-self-expressed-personal-data-consumer-health-informatics-and-education-in-the-era-of-social-media-and-health-apps
#18
P Staccini, L Fernandez-Luque
Objective: To summarize the state of the art during the year 2016 in the areas related to consumer health informatics and education with a special emphasis in secondary use of patient data. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of articles published in 2016, using PubMed with a predefined set of queries. We identified over 320 potential articles for review. Papers were considered according to their relevance for the topic of the section. Using consensus, we selected the 15 most representative papers, which were submitted to external reviewers for full review and scoring...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063555/representing-knowledge-consistently-across-health-systems
#19
S T Rosenbloom, R J Carroll, J L Warner, M E Matheny, J C Denny
Objectives: Electronic health records (EHRs) have increasingly emerged as a powerful source of clinical data that can be leveraged for reuse in research and in modular health apps that integrate into diverse health information technologies. A key challenge to these use cases is representing the knowledge contained within data from different EHR systems in a uniform fashion. Method: We reviewed several recent studies covering the knowledge representation in the common data models for the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) and its Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics program, and the United States Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORNet)...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063545/grappling-with-the-future-use-of-big-data-for-translational-medicine-and-clinical-care
#20
S Murphy, V Castro, K Mandl
Objectives: Although patients may have a wealth of imaging, genomic, monitoring, and personal device data, it has yet to be fully integrated into clinical care. Methods: We identify three reasons for the lack of integration. The first is that "Big Data" is poorly managed by most Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMRS). The data is mostly available on "cloud-native" platforms that are outside the scope of most EMRs, and even checking if such data is available on a patient often must be done outside the EMRS...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
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