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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214562/leveraging-health-informatics-to-a-foster-smart-systems-response-to-health-disparities-and-health-equity-challenges
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Timothy Jay Carney, Amanda Y Kong
Informaticians are challenged to design health IT solutions for complex problems like health disparities but are only achieving mixed results in demonstrating a direct impact on health outcomes. This presentation of collective intelligence and the corresponding terms of smart health, knowledge ecosystem, enhanced health disparities informatics capacities, knowledge exchange, big-data, and situational awareness are means of demonstrating the complex challenges informatics professional face in trying to model, measure, and manage an intelligence and a smart systems response to health disparities...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188491/serious-fungal-infections-in-peru
#2
B Bustamante, D W Denning, P E Campos
Epidemiological data about mycotic diseases are limited in Peru and estimation of the fungal burden has not been previously attempted. Data were obtained from the Peruvian National Institute of Statistics and Informatics, UNAIDS and from the Ministry of Health's publications. We also searched the bibliography for Peruvian data on mycotic diseases, asthma, COPD, cancer and transplants. Incidence or prevalence for each fungal disease were estimated in specific populations at risk. The Peruvian population for 2015 was 31,151,543...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186046/building-research-capacity-results-of-a-feasibility-study-using-a-novel-mhealth-epidemiological-data-collection-system-within-a-gestational-diabetes-population
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Allen McLean, Nathaniel Osgood, Jill Newstead-Angel, Kevin Stanley, Dylan Knowles, William van der Kamp, Weicheng Qian, Roland Dyck
Public health researchers have traditionally relied on individual self-reporting when collecting much epidemiological surveillance data. Data acquisition can be costly, difficult to acquire, and the data often notoriously unreliable. An interesting option for the collection of individual health (or indicators of individual health) data is the personal smartphone. Smartphones are ubiquitous, and the required infrastructure is well-developed across Canada, including many remote areas. Researchers and health professionals are asking themselves how they might exploit increasing smartphone uptake for the purposes of data collection, hopefully leading to improved individual and public health...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186022/using-medical-informatics-to-improve-clinical-trial-operations
#4
Eric L Eisenstein, Amy Harris Nordo, Meredith Nahm Zozus
The continued escalation of clinical trial costs is becoming a public health concern. During the past decade, medical research funding peaked and there is growing concern that there may be insufficient resources to test many promising medical products. Recent changes in the regulatory environment create opportunities for the use of medical informatics to improve clinical trial operations and reduce costs. We report on a Medical Informatics Europe 2016 workshop conducted during the Health - Exploring Complexity (HEC) 2016 conference...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167999/informatics-metrics-and-measures-for-a-smart-public-health-systems-approach-information-science-perspective
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Timothy Jay Carney, Christopher Michael Shea
Public health informatics is an evolving domain in which practices constantly change to meet the demands of a highly complex public health and healthcare delivery system. Given the emergence of various concepts, such as learning health systems, smart health systems, and adaptive complex health systems, health informatics professionals would benefit from a common set of measures and capabilities to inform our modeling, measuring, and managing of health system "smartness." Here, we introduce the concepts of organizational complexity, problem/issue complexity, and situational awareness as three codependent drivers of smart public health systems characteristics...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130063/effects-of-control-interventions-on-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-england-an-observational-study
#6
Kate E Dingle, Xavier Didelot, T Phuong Quan, David W Eyre, Nicole Stoesser, Tanya Golubchik, Rosalind M Harding, Daniel J Wilson, David Griffiths, Alison Vaughan, John M Finney, David H Wyllie, Sarah J Oakley, Warren N Fawley, Jane Freeman, Kirsti Morris, Jessica Martin, Philip Howard, Sherwood Gorbach, Ellie J C Goldstein, Diane M Citron, Susan Hopkins, Russell Hope, Alan P Johnson, Mark H Wilcox, Timothy E A Peto, A Sarah Walker, Derrick W Crook
BACKGROUND: The control of Clostridium difficile infections is an international clinical challenge. The incidence of C difficile in England declined by roughly 80% after 2006, following the implementation of national control policies; we tested two hypotheses to investigate their role in this decline. First, if C difficile infection declines in England were driven by reductions in use of particular antibiotics, then incidence of C difficile infections caused by resistant isolates should decline faster than that caused by susceptible isolates across multiple genotypes...
January 25, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106604/informatics-competencies-in-connected-health-annotated-bibliography
#7
William Goossen
In this book it is of course impossible to be complete on all competencies publications, or all relevant subjects. For that reason the Post Conference Team decided to have some pages of the book reserved for annotations. An annotation is seen as a short reference to another topic or publication, not included in this book, and a brief motivation from one of us, why this might be of interest to the readers.
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106575/introduction-forecasting-informatics-competencies-for-nurses-in-the-future-of-connected-health
#8
Judy Murphy, William Goossen
This introduction to the book discusses how the topic of competencies for nurses in a world of connected health needs to be addressed at the curriculum level to achieve the specific competencies for various roles, including practicing nurse, nurse teacher, nurse leader, and nursing informatics specialists. It looks back at milestone publications from the international Nursing Informatics post conferences that still serve a purpose for inspiring developments today and looks forward to the way nurses can use connected health to improve the health and health care for their patients...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068484/informatics-and-data-analytics-to-support-exposome-based-discovery-for-public-health
#9
Arjun K Manrai, Yuxia Cui, Pierre R Bushel, Molly Hall, Spyros Karakitsios, Carolyn J Mattingly, Marylyn Ritchie, Charles Schmitt, Denis A Sarigiannis, Duncan C Thomas, David Wishart, David M Balshaw, Chirag J Patel
The complexity of the human exposome-the totality of environmental exposures encountered from birth to death-motivates systematic, high-throughput approaches to discover the environmental determinants of disease. In this review, we describe the state of science in analyzing the human exposome and provide recommendations for the public health community to consider in dealing with analytic challenges of exposome-based biomedical research. We describe extant and novel analytic methods needed to associate the exposome with critical health outcomes and contextualize the data-centered challenges by drawing parallels to other research endeavors such as human genomics research...
December 23, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066123/moving-from-trust-to-trustworthiness-experiences-of-public-engagement-in-the-scottish-health-informatics-programme
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Mhairi Aitken, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Claudia Pagliari
The Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP) was a Scotland-wide research programme exploring ways of collecting, managing and analysing electronic patient records for health research. As part of the SHIP public engagement work stream, a series of eight focus groups and a stakeholder workshop were conducted to explore perceptions of the role, relevance and functions of trust (or trustworthiness) in relation to research practices. The findings demonstrate that the public's relationships of trust and/or mistrust in science and research are not straightforward...
October 2016: Science & Public Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059694/visualization-approaches-to-support-healthy-aging-a-systematic-review
#11
Uba Backonja, Nai-Ching Chi, Yong Choi, Amanda K Hall, Thai Le, Youjeong Kang, George Demiris
BACKGROUND: Health technologies have the potential to support the growing number of older adults who are aging in place. Many tools include visualizations (data visualizations, visualizations of physical representations). However, the role of visualizations in supporting aging in place remains largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize and identify gaps in the literature evaluating visualizations (data visualizations and visualizations of physical representations), for informatics tools to support healthy aging...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055930/deep-learning-for-health-informatics
#12
Daniele Ravi, Charence Wong, Fani Deligianni, Melissa Berthelot, Javier Andreu-Perez, Benny Lo, Guang-Zhong Yang
With a massive influx of multimodality data, the role of data analytics in health informatics has grown rapidly in the last decade. This has also prompted increasing interests in the generation of analytical, data driven models based on machine learning in health informatics. Deep learning, a technique with its foundation in artificial neural networks, is emerging in recent years as a powerful tool for machine learning, promising to reshape the future of artificial intelligence. Rapid improvements in computational power, fast data storage, and parallelization have also contributed to the rapid uptake of the technology in addition to its predictive power and ability to generate automatically optimized high-level features and semantic interpretation from the input data...
January 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038933/applied-epidemiology-and-public-health-are-we-training-the-future-generations-appropriately
#13
Ross C Brownson, Jonathan M Samet, Diana M Bensyl
To extend the reach and relevance of epidemiology for public health practice, the science needs be broadened beyond etiologic research, to link more strongly with emerging technologies and to acknowledge key societal transformations. This new focus for epidemiology and its implications for epidemiologic training can be considered in the context of macro trends affecting society, including a greater focus on upstream causes of disease, shifting demographics, the Affordable Care Act and health care system reform, globalization, changing health communication environment, growing centrality of team and transdisciplinary science, emergence of translational sciences, greater focus on accountability, big data, informatics, high-throughput technologies ("omics"), privacy changes, and the evolving funding environment...
December 9, 2016: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027164/meeting-the-needs-for-radiation-protection-diagnostic-imaging
#14
Donald P Frush
Radiation and potential risk during medical imaging is one of the foremost issues for the imaging community. Because of this, there are growing demands for accountability, including appropriate use of ionizing radiation in diagnostic and image-guided procedures. Factors contributing to this include increasing use of medical imaging; increased scrutiny (from awareness to alarm) by patients/caregivers and the public over radiation risk; and mounting calls for accountability from regulatory, accrediting, healthcare coverage (e...
February 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998686/social-determinants-and-health-disparities-associated-with-outcomes-of-women-of-childbearing-age-who-receive-public-health-nurse-home-visiting-services
#15
Karen A Monsen, Joan K Brandt, Bonnie Brueshoff, Chih-Lin Chi, Michelle A Mathiason, Sadie M Swenson, Diane R Thorson
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDH), health disparities, and the outcomes of women who received public health nurse home visits for pregnancy and parenting support. DESIGN: Observational exploratory data analysis and comparative outcome evaluation. SETTING: An extant dataset from women served in a Midwestern U.S. state, including demographics and Omaha System problem classification, signs/symptoms, interventions, and outcome assessment data...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992728/macro-trends-and-the-future-of-public-health-practice
#16
Paul Campbell Erwin, Ross C Brownson
Public health practice in the twenty-first century is in a state of significant flux. Several macro trends are impacting the current practice of governmental public health and will likely have effects for many years to come. These macro trends are described as forces of change, which are changes that affect the context in which the community and its public health system operate. This article focuses on seven such forces of change: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, public health agency accreditation, climate change, health in all policies, social media and informatics, demographic transitions, and globalized travel...
December 15, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992726/public-health-surveillance-systems-recent-advances-in-their-use-and-evaluation
#17
Samuel L Groseclose, David L Buckeridge
Surveillance is critical for improving population health. Public health surveillance systems generate information that drives action, and the data must be of sufficient quality and with a resolution and timeliness that matches objectives. In the context of scientific advances in public health surveillance, changing health care and public health environments, and rapidly evolving technologies, the aim of this article is to review public health surveillance systems. We consider their current use to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the public health system, the role of system stakeholders, the analysis and interpretation of surveillance data, approaches to system monitoring and evaluation, and opportunities for future advances in terms of increased scientific rigor, outcomes-focused research, and health informatics...
December 15, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957459/technological-ecosystems-in-health-informatics-a-brief-review-article
#18
REVIEW
Zhongmei Wu, Xiuxiu Zhang, Ying Chen, Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: The existing models of information technology in health sciences have full scope of betterment and extension. The high demand pressures, public expectations, advanced platforms all collectively contribute towards hospital environment, which has to be kept in kind while designing of advanced technological ecosystem for information technology. Moreover, for the smooth conduct and operation of information system advanced management avenues are also essential in hospitals. It is the top priority of every hospital to deal with the essential needs of care for patients within the available resources of human and financial outputs...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913029/pharmacovigilance-and-biomedical-informatics-a-model-for-future-development
#19
Paul Beninger, Michael A Ibara
PURPOSE: The discipline of pharmacovigilance is rooted in the aftermath of the thalidomide tragedy of 1961. It has evolved as a result of collaborative efforts by many individuals and organizations, including physicians, patients, Health Authorities, universities, industry, the World Health Organization, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, and the International Conference on Harmonisation. Biomedical informatics is rooted in technologically based methodologies and has evolved at the speed of computer technology...
December 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880746/notice-to-readers-nndss-tables-have-updated-n-indicators-for-2015-and-2016
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CDC's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) maintains and annually updates information about whether each Nationally Notifiable Infectious Condition (NNIC) is considered "reportable" (by health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, or other public health reporters) in each reporting jurisdiction. NNDSS personnel within the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance performed assessments with each reporting jurisdiction to ascertain the reportable disease status of each NNIC for 2015 and 2016...
November 25, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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