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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736732/a-systematic-review-of-studies-of-web-portals-for-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Steven S Coughlin, Lovoria B Williams, Christos Hatzigeorgiou
Patient web portals are password-protected online websites that offer patients 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Due to advances in health information technologies, there has been increasing interest among providers and researchers in patient web portals for use by patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. This article, which is based upon bibliographic searches in PubMed, reviews web portals for patients with diabetes mellitus including patient web portals tethered to electronic medical records and web portals developed specifically for patients with diabetes...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734859/provider-health-and-wellness
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REVIEW
Anil Nanda, Anita Wasan, James Sussman
Provider health and wellness is a significant issue and can impact patient care, including patient satisfaction, quality of care, medical errors, malpractice risk, as well as provider and office staff turnover and early retirement. Health and wellness encompasses various areas including burnout, depression, divorce, and suicide and affects providers of all specialties and at all levels of training. Providers deal with many everyday stresses, including electronic health records, office politics, insurance and billing issues, dissatisfied patients, and their own personal and family issues...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734783/dementia-prevalence-and-incidence-in-a-federation-of-european-electronic-health-record-databases-the-european-medical-informatics-framework-resource
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Gayan Perera, Lars Pedersen, David Ansel, Myriam Alexander, H Michael Arrighi, Paul Avillach, Nadia Foskett, Rosa Gini, Mark F Gordon, Usha Gungabissoon, Miguel-Angel Mayer, Gerald Novak, Peter Rijnbeek, Gianluca Trifirò, Johan van der Lei, Pieter J Visser, Robert Stewart
INTRODUCTION: The European Medical Information Framework consortium has assembled electronic health record (EHR) databases for dementia research. We calculated dementia prevalence and incidence in 25 million persons from 2004 to 2012. METHODS: Six EHR databases (three primary care and three secondary care) from five countries were interrogated. Dementia was ascertained by consensus harmonization of clinical/diagnostic codes. Annual period prevalences and incidences by age and gender were calculated and meta-analyzed...
July 20, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732518/impact-of-the-change-of-copay-policy-in-medicare-part-d-on-zoster-vaccine-uptake-among-medicare-beneficiaries-in-a-managed-care-organization
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Rulin C Hechter, Lei Qian, Songkai Yan, Yi Luo, Girishanthy Krishnarajah, Hung-Fu Tseng
BACKGROUND: Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) adopted the Medicare Part D Tier-6 with zero patient copay for zoster vaccination in 2012. We assessed the impact of the implementation on zoster vaccination rate (GSK study identifier: HO-13-14,182). METHODS: Zoster vaccination rate was examined among an open cohort of ≥65-year-old Medicare Part D beneficiaries during 01/01/2008-06/30/2014, compared to ≥65-year-old commercial health plan members and 60-64-year-old members...
July 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726971/an-environment-for-guideline-based-decision-support-systems-for%C3%A2-outpatients-monitoring
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Elisa M Zini, Giordano Lanzola, Paolo Bossi, Silvana Quaglini
OBJECTIVES: We propose an architecture for monitoring outpatients that relies on mobile technologies for acquiring data. The goal is to better control the onset of possible side effects between the scheduled visits at the clinic. METHODS: We analyze the architectural components required to ensure a high level of abstraction from data. Clinical practice guidelines were formalized with Alium, an authoring tool based on the PROforma language, using SNOMED-CT as a terminology standard...
July 19, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722217/personal-and-situational-predictors-of-everyday-snacking-an-application-of-temporal-self-regulation-theory
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Katherine G Elliston, Stuart G Ferguson, Benjamin Schüz
OBJECTIVES: This study aims at testing predictions derived from temporal self-regulation theory (TST) in relation to discretionary food choices (snacks). TST combines a motivational sphere of influence (cognitions and temporal valuations resulting in intentions) with a momentary sphere (encompassing social and physical environmental cues). This dual approach differs from current health behaviour theories, but can potentially improve our understanding of the interplay of personal and environmental factors in health behaviour self-regulation...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721501/examining-transgender-health-through-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-s-icf-contextual-factors
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REVIEW
Melissa Jacob, Steven R Cox
PURPOSE: For many transgender individuals, medical intervention is necessary to live as their desired gender. However, little is known about Contextual Factors (i.e., Environmental and Personal) that may act as facilitators and barriers in the health of transgender individuals. Therefore, this paper sought to examine Contextual Factors of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health that may facilitate or negatively impact the physical, psychological, and social functioning of transgender individuals...
July 18, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710055/what-patients-value-about-reading-visit-notes-a-qualitative-inquiry-of-patient-experiences-with-their-health-information
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Macda Gerard, Alan Fossa, Patricia H Folcarelli, Jan Walker, Sigall K Bell
BACKGROUND: Patients are increasingly asking for their health data. Yet, little is known about what motivates patients to engage with the electronic health record (EHR). Furthermore, quality-focused mechanisms for patients to comment about their records are lacking. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to learn more about patient experiences with reading and providing feedback on their visit notes. METHODS: We developed a patient feedback tool linked to OpenNotes as part of a pilot quality improvement initiative focused on patient engagement...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709455/barriers-and-facilitators-to-reducing-frequent-laboratory-testing-for-patients-who-are-stable-on-warfarin-a-mixed-methods-study-of-de-implementation-in-five-anticoagulation-clinics
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Geoffrey D Barnes, Sevan Misirliyan, Scott Kaatz, Elizabeth A Jackson, Brian Haymart, Eva Kline-Rogers, Jay Kozlowski, Gregory Krol, James B Froehlich, Anne Sales
BACKGROUND: Patients on chronic warfarin therapy require regular laboratory monitoring to safely manage warfarin. Recent studies have challenged the need for routine monthly blood draws in the most stable warfarin-treated patients, suggesting the safety of less frequent laboratory testing (up to every 12 weeks). De-implementation efforts aim to reduce the use of low-value clinical practices. To explore barriers and facilitators of a de-implementation effort to reduce the use of frequent laboratory tests for patients with stable warfarin management in nurse/pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinics, we performed a mixed-methods study conducted within a state-wide collaborative quality improvement collaborative...
July 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699553/introduction-the-international-conference-on-intelligent-biology-and-medicine-icibm-2016-special-focus-on-medical-informatics-and-big-data
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Cui Tao, Yang Gong, Hua Xu, Zhongming Zhao
In this editorial, we first summarize the 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2016) held on December 8-10, 2016 in Houston, Texas, USA, and then briefly introduce the ten research articles included in this supplement issue. At ICIBM 2016, a special theme, "Medical Informatics and Big Data," was dedicated to the recent advances of data science in the medical domain. After peer review, ten articles were selected for this special issue, covering topics such as Knowledge and Data Personalization, Social Media Applications to Healthcare, Clinical Natural Language Processing, Patient Safety Analyses, and Data Mining Using Electronic Health Records...
July 5, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695649/single-center-experience-of-antifungal-prophylaxis-for-coccidioidomycosis-in-heart-transplant-recipients-within-an-endemic-area
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Graham M Lohrmann, Darko Vucicevic, Romy Lawrence, D Eric Steidley, Robert L Scott, Shimon Kusne, Janis E Blair
In endemic regions, coccidioidomycosis causes substantial morbidity and mortality for patients receiving solid organ transplants. We aimed to demonstrate the effect of antifungal coccidioidal prophylaxis in heart transplant (HT) recipients. We retrospectively reviewed the electronic health records of all patients who received HTs between October 19, 2005, and December 13, 2014. We collected information regarding antifungal regimens and determined whether patients subsequently developed infections. Our 174-person cohort all received antifungal prophylaxis for at least 6 months (mean follow-up, 53...
July 11, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693472/hospital-staffs-perceptions-of-an-electronic-program-to-engage-patients-in-nutrition-care-at-the-bedside-a-qualitative-study
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Shelley Roberts, Andrea Marshall, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Advancements in technology are enabling patients to participate in their health care through self-monitoring and self-management of diet, exercise and chronic disease. Technologies allowing patients to participate in hospital care are still emerging but show promise. Our team is developing a program by which hospitalised patients can participate in their nutrition care. This study explores hospital staffs' perceptions of using this technology to engage patients in their care...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690005/pediatric-emergency-department-resource-utilization-among-children-with-primary-care-clinic-contact-in-the-preceding-2-days-a-cross-sectional-study
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Christina K Grech, Molly A Laux, Heather L Burrows, Michelle L Macy, Elaine S Pomeranz
OBJECTIVES: To characterize pediatric patient contacts with their primary care clinic in the 2 days preceding a visit to the emergency department (ED) and explore how the type of clinic contact relates to ED resource use. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 368 pediatric ED visits in the first 7 days of each month, from September 2012 to August 2013. Visits were included if the family contacted their child's general pediatric clinic in the study health system in the 2 days preceding the ED visit...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687707/validity-of-cardiovascular-data-from-electronic-sources-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-and-healthlnk
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Faraz S Ahmad, Cheeling Chan, Marc B Rosenman, Wendy S Post, Daniel G Fort, Philip Greenland, Kiang J Liu, Abel Kho, Norrina B Allen
Background -Understanding the validity of data from electronic data research networks is critical to national research initiatives and learning healthcare systems for cardiovascular care. Our goal was to evaluate the degree of agreement of electronic data research networks compared with data collected by standardized research approaches in a cohort study. Methods -We linked individual-level data from The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a community-based cohort, with HealthLNK, a 2006-2012 database of electronic health records (EHRs) from six, Chicago health systems...
July 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682179/the-effect-of-electronic-health-record-use-and-patient-centered-communication-on-cancer-screening-behavior-an-analysis-of-the-health-information-national-trends-survey
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Daniel Totzkay, Kami J Silk, Sarah E Sheff
The present study used the 2013 Health Information National Trends Survey (N = 3185) to examine the effects of patient-centered communication (PCC) and the use of electronic health records (EHRs) on the likelihood of patients receiving a recommended screening for cancer (i.e., mammogram, PSA test). Self-determination theory, a framework of self-initiated extrinsic behaviors, was applied to test mediation models of PCC and EHR use, respectively, through patient activation. The results demonstrated that PCC and EHR use predicted cancer screening (mediated through patient activation), but only for women recommended for biannual mammograms...
July 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651747/the-rise-of-artificial-intelligence-and-the-uncertain-future-for-physicians
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EDITORIAL
C Krittanawong
Physicians in everyday clinical practice are under pressure to innovate faster than ever because of the rapid, exponential growth in healthcare data. "Big data" refers to extremely large data sets that cannot be analyzed or interpreted using traditional data processing methods. In fact, big data itself is meaningless, but processing it offers the promise of unlocking novel insights and accelerating breakthroughs in medicine-which in turn has the potential to transform current clinical practice [1]. Physicians can analyze big data, but at present it requires a large amount of time and sophisticated analytic tools such as supercomputers...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640678/hurricane-sandy-new-jersey-mortality-rates-in-the-following-month-and-quarter
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Soyeon Kim, Prathit A Kulkarni, Mangala Rajan, Pauline Thomas, Stella Tsai, Christina Tan, Amy Davidow
OBJECTIVES: To describe changes in mortality after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012. METHODS: We used electronic death records to describe changes in all-cause and cause-specific mortality overall, in persons aged 76 years or older, and by 3 Sandy impact levels for the month and quarter following Hurricane Sandy compared with the same periods in earlier years adjusted for trends. RESULTS: All-cause mortality increased 6% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2%, 11%) for the month, 5%, 8%, and 12% by increasing Sandy impact level; and 7% (95% CI = 5%, 10%) for the quarter, 5%, 8%, and 15% by increasing Sandy impact level...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623899/renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-and-residual-kidney-function-loss-in-patients-initiating-peritoneal-dialysis-an-observational-cohort-study
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Jenny I Shen, Anjali B Saxena, Sitaram Vangala, Satvinder K Dhaliwal, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
BACKGROUND: Although angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARB) have been shown to preserve residual kidney function in a select group of Asian patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (PD) in two small randomized clinical trials, the effectiveness of these drugs has yet to be demonstrated in a more diverse population of patients with multiple comorbid conditions. We investigated the association between ACEI/ARB use and development of recorded anuria in a cohort of patients initiating PD in the U...
June 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617975/incidence-of-parathyroid-disorders-in-an-indian-adult-male-population-a-25-year-follow-up-study
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K V S Hari Kumar, S K Patnaik
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Detailed information on the epidemiology of parathyroid disorders in India is lacking. Most of the available data pertain to primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) rather than the overall burden of parathyroid disorders. We studied the incidence of parathyroid disorders in a cohort of service personnel followed for a long duration. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: The data for this retrospective, descriptive epidemiological study were derived from the electronic medical records (EMR) of health care personnel enrolled between 1990 and 2015...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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