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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592736/a-cloud-based-home-health-care-information-sharing-system-to-connect-patients-with-home-healthcare-staff-a-case-report-of-a-study-in-a-mountainous-region
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Shinichi Nomoto, Momoe Utsumi, Satoshi Sasayama, Hiroshi Dekigai
We have developed a cloud system, the e-Renraku Notebook (e-RN) for sharing of home care information based on the concept of "patient-centricity". In order to assess the likelihood that our system will enhance the communication and sharing of information between home healthcare staff members and home-care patients, we selected patients who were residing in mountainous regions for inclusion in our study. We herein report the findings.Eighteen staff members from 7 medical facilities and 9 patients participated in the present study...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585242/addressing-unmet-needs-of-patients-with-chronic-diseases-impact-of-the-visit-website-during-consultations
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Yew Kong Lee, Chirk Jenn Ng, Wah Yun Low
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Patient concerns are often neglected in consultations, especially for chronic diseases where patients and providers fall into the routine of chronic disease management in consultations. One strategy to elicit patient concerns has been to ask patients to complete agenda lists before the consultation. This study aimed to explore the impact of a preconsultation agenda website in addressing patients' unmet needs during chronic disease consultations. METHODS: Patients entered their concerns into a website (Values In Shared Interactions Tool (VISIT))...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583183/design-and-implementation-of-a-decision-aid-for-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-medication-choices
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William B Brinkman, Ellen A Lipstein, Janalee Taylor, Pamela J Schoettker, Katherine Naylor, Karla Jones, Sheetal S Vora, Catherine C Mims, Elizabeth Roth-Wojcicki, Beth Gottlieb, Nancy Griffin, Carole Lannon, Esi Morgan
BACKGROUND: Randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of patient decision aids to facilitate shared decision making in clinical situations with multiple medically reasonable options for treatment. However, little is known about how best to implement these tools into routine clinical practice. In addition, reliable implementation of decision aids has been elusive and spread within pediatrics has been slow. We sought to develop and reliably implement a decision aid for treatment of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis...
June 5, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572269/estimated-total-costs-from-non-fatal-and-fatal-bicycle-crashes-in-the-usa-1997-2013
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Thomas W Gaither, Thomas A Sanford, Mohannad A Awad, E Charles Osterberg, Gregory P Murphy, Bruce A Lawrence, Ted R Miller, Benjamin N Breyer
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department visits and hospital admissions resulting from adult bicycle trauma have increased dramatically. Annual medical costs and work losses of these incidents last were estimated for 2005 and quality-of-life losses for 2000. METHODS: We estimated costs associated with adult bicycle injuries in the USA using 1997-2013 non-fatal incidence data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System with cost estimates from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Injury Cost Model, and 1999-2013 fatal incidence data from the National Vital Statistics System costed by similar methods...
June 1, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570465/shared-medical-appointments-for-adolescent-breast-reduction
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Tara L Braun, Matthew G Kaufman, Cristina Hernandez, Laura A Monson
Adolescents with macromastia face serious physical, emotional, and social burdens because of their large breast size. Studies have shown that reduction mammoplasty results in improvement in physical symptoms and quality of life for these patients. Shared medical appointments (SMAs), defined as individual patient-physician encounters that occur in a group setting, have been successfully applied to clinics for adult patients seeking breast reduction for this condition. We decided to apply the SMA model to our clinic for preoperative evaluation of adolescent patients with macromastia...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534683/transfer-from-pediatric-to-adult-endocrinology
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Marybeth R Jones, Brett W Robbins, Marilyn Augustine, Jackie Doyle, Jean Mack-Fogg, Heather Jones, Patience H White
OBJECTIVE: Adult and pediatric endocrinologists share responsibility for the transition of youth with type 1 diabetes from pediatric to adult healthcare. This study aimed to increase successful transfers to adult care in subspecialty practices by establishing a systematic healthcare transition (HCT) process. METHODS: Providers from the adult and pediatric endocrinology divisions at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) met monthly to customize and integrate the 6 Core Elements (6CEs) of HCT into clinical workflows...
May 23, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530520/cardiovascular-disease-and-gout-real-world-experience-evaluating-patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-health-care-utilization
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Michael H Pillinger, Sripal Bangalore, Alyssa B Klein, Scott Baumgartner, Robert Morlock
BACKGROUND: Gout, hyperuricemia, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are prevalent conditions in the United States, and while they share common risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, relatively little is known about what patient and disease characteristics may link CVD with hyperuricemia and gout and how the presence of both diseases affects management decisions differently than for patients with gout alone. OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in patient characteristics, patterns of urate-lowering therapy (ULT) use, and gout control in gout patients with and without cardiovascular comorbidity...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500017/tablet-based-well-being-check-for-the-elderly-development-and-evaluation-of-usability-and-acceptability
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Pradeep Ray, Junhua Li, Arni Ariani, Vasvi Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Many elderly people prefer to live at home independently. One of the major concerns raised by the family members is the safety and well-being of their elderly family members when living independently in a home environment. To address this issue, assistive technology solutions have been available in the market. Despite their availability and proliferation, these types of solutions are not popular with the elderly due to their intrusive nature, privacy-related issues, social stigma, and fear of losing human interaction...
May 12, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479117/health-care-services-utilization-during-the-last-6-months-of-life-among-patients-with-bladder-cancer-who-underwent-radical-cystectomy-in-quebec-canada
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Ahmed S Zakaria, Fabiano Santos, Alice Dragomir, Wassim Kassouf, Simon Tanguay, Armen Aprikian
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Management of bladder cancer imposes a great economic challenge on the health care system; with the greatest share of this burden attributed to radical cystectomy (RC) and prolonged postoperative follow-up. Our aim was to characterize health care services utilization and evaluate associated cost predictors during the last 6 months of life in patients who had RC. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study within a cohort of 2,988 patients who had RC from 2000 to 2009...
May 4, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475904/perceived-mhealth-barriers-and-benefits-for-home-based-hiv-testing-and-counseling-and-other-care-qualitative-findings-from-health-officials-community-health-workers-and-persons-living-with-hiv-in-south-africa
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Alastair van Heerden, Danielle M Harris, Heidi van Rooyen, Ruanne V Barnabas, Nithya Ramanathan, Nkosinathi Ngcobo, Zukiswa Mpiyakhe, W Scott Comulada
mHealth has been proposed to address inefficiencies in the current South African healthcare system, including home-based HIV testing and counseling (HTC) programs. Yet wide-scale adoption of mHealth has not occurred. Even as infrastructure barriers decrease, a need to better understand perceived adoption barriers by stakeholders remains. We conducted focus group discussions (FGD) in South Africa in 2016 with 10 home-based HTC field staff, 12 community health workers (CHWs) and 10 persons living with HIV (PLH)...
June 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464141/association-between-academic-medical-center-pharmaceutical-detailing-policies-and-physician-prescribing
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Ian Larkin, Desmond Ang, Jonathan Steinhart, Matthew Chao, Mark Patterson, Sunita Sah, Tina Wu, Michael Schoenbaum, David Hutchins, Troyen Brennan, George Loewenstein
Importance: In an effort to regulate physician conflicts of interest, some US academic medical centers (AMCs) enacted policies restricting pharmaceutical representative sales visits to physicians (known as detailing) between 2006 and 2012. Little is known about the effect of these policies on physician prescribing. Objective: To analyze the association between detailing policies enacted at AMCs and physician prescribing of actively detailed and not detailed drugs...
May 2, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455274/protocol-of-a-pilot-study-of-technology-enabled-coproduction-in-pediatric-chronic-illness-care
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Heather C Kaplan, Sunny Narendra Thakkar, Lisa Burns, Barbara Chini, Dana Mh Dykes, Gary L McPhail, Erin Moore, Shehzad Ahmed Saeed, Ian Eslick, Peter A Margolis, Lisa Opipari-Arrigan
BACKGROUND: Pediatric chronic illness care models are traditionally organized around acute episodes of care and may not meet the needs of patients and their families. Interventions that extend the patient-clinician interaction beyond the health care visit, allow for asynchronous and bidirectional feedback loops that span visits and daily life, and facilitate seamless sharing of information are needed to support a care delivery system that is more collaborative, continuous, and data-driven...
April 28, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450273/importance-performance-analysis-of-personal-health-records-in-taiwan-a-web-based-survey
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Hsiao-Hsien Rau, Yi-Syuan Wu, Chi-Ming Chu, Fu-Chung Wang, Min-Huei Hsu, Chi-Wen Chang, Kang-Hua Chen, Yen-Liang Lee, Senyeong Kao, Yu-Lung Chiu, Hsyien-Chia Wen, Anis Fuad, Chien-Yeh Hsu, Hung-Wen Chiu
BACKGROUND: Empowering personal health records (PHRs) provides basic human right, awareness, and intention for health promotion. As health care delivery changes toward patient-centered services, PHRs become an indispensable platform for consumers and providers. Recently, the government introduced "My health bank," a Web-based electronic medical records (EMRs) repository for consumers. However, it is not yet a PHR. To date, we do not have a platform that can let patients manage their own PHR...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442382/relationship-between-sensorimotor-peripheral-nerve-function-and-indicators-of-cardiovascular-autonomic-function-in-older-adults-from-the-health-aging-and-body-composition-study
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Brittney S Lange-Maia, Anne B Newman, John M Jakicic, Jane A Cauley, Robert M Boudreau, Ann V Schwartz, Eleanor M Simonsick, Suzanne Satterfield, Aaron I Vinik, Sasa Zivkovic, Tamara B Harris, Elsa S Strotmeyer
BACKGROUND: Age-related peripheral nervous system (PNS) impairments are highly prevalent in older adults. Although sensorimotor and cardiovascular autonomic function have been shown to be related in persons with diabetes, the nature of the relationship in general community-dwelling older adult populations is unknown. METHODS: Health, Aging and Body Composition participants (n=2399, age=76.5±2.9years, 52% women, 38% black) underwent peripheral nerve testing at the 2000/01 clinic visit...
April 22, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439751/development-of-a-streamlined-work-flow-for-handling-patients-genetic-testing-insurance-authorizations
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Wendy R Uhlmann, Katie Schwalm, Victoria M Raymond
Obtaining genetic testing insurance authorizations for patients is a complex, time-involved process often requiring genetic counselor (GC) and physician involvement. In an effort to mitigate this complexity and meet the increasing number of genetic testing insurance authorization requests, GCs formed a novel partnership with an industrial engineer (IE) and a patient services associate (PSA) to develop a streamlined work flow. Eight genetics clinics and five specialty clinics at the University of Michigan were surveyed to obtain benchmarking data...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435280/high-adherence-to-therapy-and-low-cardiac-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-systematically-managed-by-office-based-cardiologists-in-germany-1-year-outcomes-of-the-proacor-study
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Franz Goss, Johannes Brachmann, Christian W Hamm, Winfried Haerer, Nicolaus Reifart, Benny Levenson
We aimed to assess patient acceptance and effectiveness of a 12-month structured management program in patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event who were treated in a special setting of office-based cardiologists. The program comprised patient documentation with a specific tool (Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen [German Federation of Office-Based Cardiologists] cardiac pass with visit scheduling) shared by the hospital physician and the office-based cardiologist, the definition of individual treatment targets, and the systematic information of patients in order to optimize adherence to therapy...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428160/simulated-conversations-with-virtual-humans-to-improve-patient-provider-communication-and-reduce-unnecessary-prescriptions-for-antibiotics-a-repeated-measure-pilot-study
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Antoinette Schoenthaler, Glenn Albright, Judith Hibbard, Ron Goldman
BACKGROUND: Despite clear evidence that antibiotics do not cure viral infections, the problem of unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in ambulatory care persists, and in some cases, prescribing patterns have increased. The overuse of antibiotics for treating viral infections has created numerous economic and clinical consequences including increased medical costs due to unnecessary hospitalizations, antibiotic resistance, disruption of gut bacteria, and obesity. Recent research has underscored the importance of collaborative patient-provider communication as a means to reduce the high rates of unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics...
April 19, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421425/the-role-of-alaska-s-tribal-health-workers-in-supporting-families
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Miriam Chernoff, Katie Cueva
Alaska's Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) are often the sole medical workers in their communities in rural Alaska, and are instrumental in providing healthcare services and education to otherwise underserved individuals. This qualitative study explored how CHA/Ps support healthy families. Six CHA/Ps from two rural communities in western Alaska were interviewed about their scope of practice, interactions with mothers, infants, families, and teens, relationship to other medical providers, and perceptions of their work...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407083/distrusting-community-health-workers-with-confidential-health-information-a-convergent-mixed-methods-study-in-swaziland
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Pascal Geldsetzer, Maria Vaikath, Jan-Walter De Neve, Thomas J Bossert, Sibusiso Sibandze, Mandla Mkhwanazi, Till Bärnighausen
Background: Patients are unlikely to share the personal information that is critical for effective healthcare, if they do not trust that this information will remain confidential. Trust in confidentiality may be particularly low in interactions with community health workers (CHW) because CHW deliver healthcare outside the clinic setting. This study aims to determine the proportion of Swaziland's population that does not trust the national CHW cadre with confidential medical information, and to identify reasons for distrust...
July 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391441/self-medication-with-antibiotics-in-serbian-households-a-case-for-action
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Ana Tomas, Milica Paut Kusturica, Zdenko Tomić, Olga Horvat, Daniela Djurović Koprivica, Dragica Bukumirić, Ana Sabo
Background Irregular antibiotic use, including self-medication contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance. One method of accessing antibiotic use in the community is through obtaining an in house inventory of drugs. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of storage and self-medication with antibiotics agents in households in Novi Sad, Serbia. Setting Households in Novi Sad. Method The study was performed during a 4-month period (October 2015-January 2016) using a sample of 112 households in Novi Sad, Serbia...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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