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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545514/a-coordinated-pcp-cardiologist-telemedicine-model-pctm-in-china-s-community-hypertension-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
Lei Xu, Wei-Yi Fang, Fu Zhu, Hong-Guang Zhang, Kai Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and its control rate has remained low worldwide. Studies have found that telemonitoring blood pressure (BP) helped control hypertension in randomized controlled trials. However, little is known about its effect in a structured primary care model in which primary care physicians (PCPs) are partnering with cardiology specialists in electronic healthcare data sharing and medical interventions. This study aims to identify the effects of a coordinated PCP-cardiologist model that applies telemedicine tools to facilitate community hypertension control in China...
May 25, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535331/computer-and-mobile-technology-interventions-for-self-management-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Catherine McCabe, Margaret McCann, Anne Marie Brady
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by airflow obstruction due to an abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious particles or gases, for example, cigarette smoke. The pattern of care for people with moderate to very severe COPD often involves regular lengthy hospital admissions, which result in high healthcare costs and an undesirable effect on quality of life. Research over the past decade has focused on innovative methods for developing enabling and assistive technologies that facilitate patient self-management...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514976/working-despite-having-influenza-like-illness-results-of-an-anonymous-survey-of-healthcare-providers-who-care-for-transplant-recipients
#3
Sherif B Mossad, Abhishek Deshpande, Sarah Schramm, Xiaobo Liu, Michael B Rothberg
OBJECTIVE To compare the rates of and reasons for presenteeism associated with influenza-like illness (ILI) among healthcare professionals (HCPs) caring for hospitalized inpatient transplant recipients and internal medicine patients. DESIGN We designed a 10-question anonymous survey in which ILI was defined as fever (>37.8°C) and cough and/or sore throat and ILI B was defined as fever (>37.8°C) or cough or sore throat; both definitions were considered in the absence of another known cause. SETTING Tertiary-care center...
May 18, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508796/emedication-meets-ehealth-with-the-electronic-medication-management-assistant-emma
#4
Mauro Tschanz, Tim Lucas Dorner, Kerstin Denecke
BACKGROUND: A patient's healthcare team is often missing a complete overview on the prescribed and dispensed medication. This is due to an inconsistent information flow between the different actors of the healthcare system. Often, only the patient himself knows exactly which drugs he is actually taking. OBJECTIVES: Our objective is to exploit different eHealth technologies available or planned in Switzerland to improve the information flow of the medication data among the stakeholder and to support the patient in managing his medication...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503199/the-aachen-fall-prevention-app-a-smartphone-application-app-for-the-self-assessment-of-elderly-patients-at-risk-for-ground-level-falls
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Peter Rasche, Alexander Mertens, Christina Bröhl, Sabine Theis, Tobias Seinsch, Matthias Wille, Hans-Christoph Pape, Matthias Knobe
BACKGROUND: Fall incidents are a major problem for patients and healthcare. The "Aachen Fall Prevention App" (AFPA) represents the first mobile Health (mHealth) application (app) empowering older patients (persons 50+ years) to self-assess and monitor their individual fall risk. Self-assessment is based on the "Aachen Fall Prevention Scale," which consists of three steps. First, patients answer ten standardized yes-no questions (positive criterion ≥ 5 "Yes" responses). Second, a ten-second test of free standing without compensatory movement is performed (positive criterion: compensatory movement)...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488476/dementia-guide-for-carers-and-care-providers
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This app is for carers of people with dementia. Developed by Health Education England's Thames Valley team in partnership with the University of Reading and in collaboration with healthcare professionals and carers, it offers practical information to support users' understanding of the progressive nature of dementia and the challenges of caring for someone with the condition.
May 10, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481167/impact-of-a-mobile-health-application-on-user-engagement-and-pregnancy-outcomes-among-wyoming-medicaid-members
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James Bush, Dilek E Barlow, Jennie Echols, Jasmine Wilkerson, Katherine Bellevin
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy and birth outcomes are a critical area of healthcare, yet negative outcomes like C-sections and preterm births remain widespread. Studies show that early and ongoing prenatal care can improve outcomes; however, in-person care is difficult to deliver in rural areas. This article examines the impact of mobile health technology on user engagement and birth outcomes in a Wyoming pilot study. The pilot did face some limitations; namely, the small app user group size and scant demographic information collected from users...
May 8, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480476/the-role-of-free-libre-and-open-source-software-in-learning-health-systems
#8
C Paton, T Karopka
OBJECTIVE: To give an overview of the role of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in the context of secondary use of patient data to enable Learning Health Systems (LHSs). METHODS: We conducted an environmental scan of the academic and grey literature utilising the MedFLOSS database of open source systems in healthcare to inform a discussion of the role of open source in developing LHSs that reuse patient data for research and quality improvement. RESULTS: A wide range of FLOSS is identified that contributes to the information technology (IT) infrastructure of LHSs including operating systems, databases, frameworks, interoperability software, and mobile and web apps...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456338/urgent-care-medicine-and-the-role-of-the-app-within-this-specialty
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Jessica Memmel, Marcy Spalsbury
The field of urgent care medicine offers an additional medical pathway for patients who have immediate, but non-life-threatening, medical concerns. Urgent care medicine offers a more varied set of resources and services than a physician office setting, with more flexible hours. This gives patients an opportunity to not have to go to the emergency department for non-emergent care. As a newer specialty within the medical field, certain roles of healthcare providers other than physicians are becoming established, including the advanced practice provider (APP)...
April 26, 2017: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423778/developing-healthcare-data-analytics-apps-with-open-data-science-tools
#10
Bibo Hao, Wen Sun, Yiqin Yu, Guotong Xie
Recent advances in big data analytics provide more flexible, efficient, and open tools for researchers to gain insight from healthcare data. Whilst many tools require researchers to develop programs with programming languages like Python, R and so on, which is not a skill set grasped by many researchers in the healthcare data analytics area. To make data science more approachable, we explored existing tools and developed a practice that can help data scientists convert existing analytics pipelines to user-friendly analytics APPs with rich interactions and features of real-time analysis...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420604/a-digital-tool-to-promote-alcohol-and-drug-use-screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-skill-translation-a-mobile-app-development-and-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Derek D Satre, Khanh Ly, Maria Wamsley, Alexa Curtis, Jason Satterfield
BACKGROUND: Translation of knowledge and skills from classroom settings to clinical practice is a major challenge in healthcare training, especially for behavioral interventions. For example, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a highly-promoted approach to identifying and treating individuals at risk for alcohol or drug problems, yet effective, routine use of SBIRT has lagged. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to describe the development, pilot testing, and trial protocol of a mobile app based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to promote SBIRT skill translation and application...
April 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420355/facilitators-and-barriers-to-using-physical-activity-smartphone-apps-among-chinese-patients-with-chronic-diseases
#12
Liu Sun, Yanling Wang, Brian Greene, Qian Xiao, Chen Jiao, Meihua Ji, Ying Wu
BACKGROUND: Smartphones and their applications (apps) impact society and health care. With the growth of smartphone users and app downloads in China, patients with chronic diseases have access to a self-management strategy for physical activity. Although studies report physical activity apps improve the physical activity of patients, data is limited concerning their use of these apps. Therefore, this study investigated the current usage, willingness to use, and barriers to using physical activity apps of Chinese patients with chronic diseases...
April 19, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300955/prototype-app-for-voice-therapy-a-peer-review
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Paula Lavaissiéri, Paulo Eduardo Damasceno Melo
Purpose: Voice speech therapy promotes changes in patients' voice-related habits and rehabilitation. Speech-language therapists use a host of materials ranging from pictures to electronic resources and computer tools as aids in this process. Mobile technology is attractive, interactive and a nearly constant feature in the daily routine of a large part of the population and has a growing application in healthcare. To develop a prototype application for voice therapy, submit it to peer assessment, and to improve the initial prototype based on these assessments...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288272/interventions-to-improve-inhaler-technique-for-people-with-asthma
#14
REVIEW
Rebecca Normansell, Kayleigh M Kew, Alexander G Mathioudakis
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide. Inhalers are often prescribed to help control asthma symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of exacerbations or flare-ups. However, evidence suggests that many people with asthma do not use their inhaler correctly. It is therefore important to evaluate whether interventions aimed specifically at improving technique are effective and safe, and whether use of these interventions translates into improved clinical outcomes...
March 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261526/wearable-devices-in-medical-internet-of-things-scientific-research-and-commercially-available-devices
#15
REVIEW
Mostafa Haghi, Kerstin Thurow, Regina Stoll
OBJECTIVES: Wearable devices are currently at the heart of just about every discussion related to the Internet of Things. The requirement for self-health monitoring and preventive medicine is increasing due to the projected dramatic increase in the number of elderly people until 2020. Developed technologies are truly able to reduce the overall costs for prevention and monitoring. This is possible by constantly monitoring health indicators in various areas, and in particular, wearable devices are considered to carry this task out...
January 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182803/patient-level-exclusions-from-mhealth-in-a-safety-net-health-system
#16
Keiki Hinami, Bhrandon A Harris, Ricardo Uriostegui, Wilnise Jasmin, Mario Lopez, William E Trick
Excitement about mobile health (mHealth) for improving care transitions is fueled by widespread adoption of smartphones across all social segments, but new disparities can emerge around nonadopters of technology-based communications. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of urban low-income adults to assess inadequate reading health literacy and limited English proficiency as factors affecting access to and engagement with mHealth. Although the proportion owning smartphones were comparable to national figures, adjusted analysis showed fewer patients with inadequate reading health literacy having Internet access (odds ratio [95% confidence interval]: 0...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178727/applying-ethical-and-legal-principles-to-new-technology-the-university-of-auckland-faculty-of-medical-and-health-sciences-policy-taking-and-sharing-images-of-patients
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REVIEW
Monique Jonas, Phillipa Malpas, Kate Kersey, Alan Merry, Warwick Bagg
AIMS: To develop a policy governing the taking and sharing of photographic and radiological images by medical students. METHODS: The Rules of the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights were applied to the taking, storing and sharing of photographic and radiological images by medical students. Stakeholders, including clinicians, medical students, lawyers at district health boards in the Auckland region, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Health and Disability Commissioner were consulted and their recommendations incorporated...
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138385/prospective-surveillance-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-cambodian-pediatric-hospital
#18
Pasco Hearn, Thyl Miliya, Soklin Seng, Chanpheaktra Ngoun, Nicholas P J Day, Yoel Lubell, Claudia Turner, Paul Turner
BACKGROUND: Healthcare associated infections (HAI) are the most common preventable adverse events following admission to healthcare facilities. Data from low-income countries are scarce. We sought to prospectively define HAI incidence at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), a Cambodian pediatric referral hospital. METHODS: Prospective HAI surveillance was introduced for medical admissions to AHC. Cases were identified on daily ward rounds and confirmed using locally adapted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definitions...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134408/-smart-social-and-mobile-the-future-of-nephrology-in-the-era-of-digital-health
#19
Francesco Iannuzzella, Corrado Murtas, Riccardo Bertolini, Mattia Corradini, Sonia Pasquali
Healthcare is in the middle of a digital revolution. Physicians are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Mobile technology is changing Medicine. A new movement for free open access medical education (FOAMed) is growing through Social Media. E-learning is increasing access to new and exciting learning opportunities, deeply changing the traditional concept of continuous medical education. What will be the future of Nephrology in the era of Digital Health?...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125418/effects-driven-participatory-design-learning-from-sampling-interruptions
#20
Morten Brandrup, Kija Lin Østergaard, Morten Hertzum, Helena Karasti, Jesper Simonsen
Participatory design (PD) can play an important role in obtaining benefits from healthcare information technologies, but we contend that to fulfil this role PD must incorporate feedback from real use of the technologies. In this paper we describe an effects-driven PD approach that revolves around a sustained focus on pursued effects and uses the experience sampling method (ESM) to collect real-use feedback. To illustrate the use of the method we analyze a case that involves the organizational implementation of electronic whiteboards at a Danish hospital to support the clinicians' intra- and interdepartmental coordination...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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