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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079709/meaningful-use-of-electronic-health-records-by-outpatient-physicians-and-readmissions-of-medicare-fee-for-service-beneficiaries
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Mark A Unruh, Hye-Young Jung, Joshua R Vest, Lawrence P Casalino, Rainu Kaushal
BACKGROUND: Nearly one-fifth of hospitalized Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries are readmitted within 30 days. Participation in the Meaningful Use initiative among outpatient physicians may reduce readmissions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of outpatient physicians' participation in Meaningful Use on readmissions. SUBJECTS AND RESEARCH DESIGN: The study population included 90,774 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from New York State (2010-2012)...
January 10, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077885/designing-and-implementation-of-retina-image-drawing-system-and-automatic-report-generation-from-retina-examinations
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Reza Safdari, Mehrshad Mokhtaran, Shahram Tahmasebian
INTRODUCTION: Electronic medical records as one of major parts of electronic health records is an important application of Medical Informatics. EMR includes different types of data, Graphical items being one of these data types. To this end, a standard structure for storing and recovering and finally exchanging this data type is required. In order to standardize information items in this research, UMLS standard is used. In this research, graphical information from fondues designing in retina surgery forms is used for the task of implementation...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059689/an-integrated-health-neighbourhood-framework-to-optimise-the-use-of-ehr-data
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Siaw-Teng Liaw, Simon De Lusignan
 General practice should become the hub of integrated health neighbourhoods (IHNs), which involves sharing of information to ensure that medical homes are also part of learning organisations that use electronic health record (EHR) data for care, decision making, teaching and learning, quality improvement and research. The IHN is defined as the primary and ambulatory care services in a locality that relates largely to a single hospital-based secondary care service provider and is the logical denominator and unit of comparison for the optimal use of EHR data and health information exchange (HIE) to facilitate integration and coordination of care...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040473/electrochemical-reverse-engineering-a-systems-level-tool-to-probe-the-redox-based-molecular-communication-of-biology
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Jinyang Li, Yi Liu, Eunkyoung Kim, John C March, William E Bentley, Gregory F Payne
The intestine is the site of digestion and forms a critical interface between the host and the outside world. This interface is composed of host epithelium and a complex microbiota which is "connected" through an extensive web of chemical and biological interactions that determine the balance between health and disease for the host. This biology and the associated chemical dialogues occur within a context of a steep oxygen gradient that provides the driving force for a variety of reduction and oxidation (redox) reactions...
December 29, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007779/health-care-transition-preparation-and-experiences-in-a-u-s-national-sample-of-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Katharine C Garvey, Nicole C Foster, Shivani Agarwal, Linda A DiMeglio, Barbara J Anderson, Sarah D Corathers, Marisa E Desimone, Ingrid M Libman, Sarah K Lyons, Anne L Peters, Jennifer K Raymond, Lori M Laffel
OBJECTIVE: Young adults with type 1 diabetes transitioning from pediatric to adult care are at risk for adverse outcomes. We developed a survey to evaluate transition experiences in two groups of young adults with type 1 diabetes, before (PEDS) and after (ADULT) transition to adult care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We fielded an electronic survey to young adults (18-<30 years) at 60 T1D Exchange Clinic Registry centers. RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 602 young adults, 303 in the PEDS group (60% female, age 20 ± 2 years) and 299 in the ADULT group (62% female, age 24 ± 3 years)...
December 22, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982673/us-hospital-engagement-in-core-domains-of-interoperability
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A Jay Holmgren, Vaishali Patel, Dustin Charles, Julia Adler-Milstein
OBJECTIVES: To assess US hospital engagement in the 4 core domains of interoperability (find, send, receive, integrate) and whether engaging in these domains is associated with electronic availability of clinical data from outside providers. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of survey data. METHODS: Analysis of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey of Hospitals and the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey of Hospitals - IT Supplement datasets for 2014...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982362/role-of-paho-who-in-ehealth-capacity-building-in-the-americas-analysis-of-the-2011-2015-period
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David Novillo-Ortiz, Marcelo D'Agostino, Francisco Becerra-Posada
Political will and adoption of measures toward the use of eHealth have been steadily increasing, facilitating mobilization of resources necessary to adopt and implement digital services that will make it possible to improve access, expand coverage, and increase financial efficiency of health care systems. Adoption of the Strategy and Plan of Action on eHealth of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in 2011 by all Member States in the Region of the Americas has led the Region to major progress in this regard, including the following: creation of knowledge networks and development of information sources, establishment of eHealth sustainability models, support for development of electronic health records, promotion of standards on health data and related technologies that ensure exchange of information, use of mobile devices to improve health, and improvement in quality of care through telemedicine...
August 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943250/multifocal-versus-monofocal-intraocular-lenses-after-cataract-extraction
#8
REVIEW
Samantha R de Silva, Jennifer R Evans, Varo Kirthi, Mohammed Ziaei, Martin Leyland
BACKGROUND: Good unaided distance visual acuity (VA) is now a realistic expectation following cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Near vision, however, still requires additional refractive power, usually in the form of reading glasses. Multiple optic (multifocal) IOLs are available which claim to allow good vision at a range of distances. It is unclear whether this benefit outweighs the optical compromises inherent in multifocal IOLs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the visual effects of multifocal IOLs in comparison with the current standard treatment of monofocal lens implantation...
December 12, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939170/advancing-medical-device-innovation-through-collaboration-and-coordination-of-structured-data-capture-pilots-report-from-the-medical-device-epidemiology-network-mdepinet-specific-measurable-achievable-results-oriented-time-bound-smart-think-tank
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Terrie L Reed, Joseph P Drozda, Kevin M Baskin, James Tcheng, Karen Conway, Natalia Wilson, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Theodore Heise, Mitchell W Krucoff
The Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) is a public private partnership (PPP) that provides a platform for collaboration on medical device evaluation and depth of expertise for supporting pilots to capture, exchange and use device information for improving device safety and protecting public health. The MDEpiNet SMART Think Tank, held in February, 2013, sought to engage expert stakeholders who were committed to improving the capture of device data, including Unique Device Identification (UDI), in key electronic health information...
December 6, 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919393/business-analysis-for-a-sustainable-multi-stakeholder-ecosystem-for-leveraging-the-electronic-health-records-for-clinical-research-ehr4cr-platform-in-europe
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Danielle Dupont, Ariel Beresniak, Mats Sundgren, Andreas Schmidt, John Ainsworth, Pascal Coorevits, Dipak Kalra, Marc Dewispelaere, Georges De Moor
INTRODUCTION: The Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research (EHR4CR) technological platform has been developed to enable the trustworthy reuse of hospital electronic health records data for clinical research. The EHR4CR platform can enhance and speed up clinical research scenarios: protocol feasibility assessment, patient identification for recruitment in clinical trials, and clinical data exchange, including for reporting serious adverse events. Our objective was to seed a multi-stakeholder ecosystem to enable the scalable exploitation of the EHR4CR platform in Europe, and to assess its economic sustainability...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919385/usability-problems-do-not-heal-by-themselves-national-survey-on-physicians-experiences-with-ehrs-in-finland
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Johanna Kaipio, Tinja Lääveri, Hannele Hyppönen, Suvi Vainiomäki, Jarmo Reponen, Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki, Jukka Vänskä
PURPOSE: Survey studies of health information systems use tend to focus on availability of functionalities, adoption and intensity of use. Usability surveys have not been systematically conducted by any healthcare professional groups on a national scale on a repeated basis. This paper presents results from two cross-sectional surveys of physicians' experiences with the usability of currently used EHR systems in Finland. The research questions were: To what extent has the overall situation improved between 2010 and 2014? What differences are there between healthcare sectors? METHODS: In the spring of 2014, a survey was conducted in Finland using a questionnaire that measures usability and respondents' user experiences with electronic health record (EHR) systems...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919369/informing-the-development-of-an-internet-based-chronic-pain-self-management-program
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Amédé Gogovor, Regina Visca, Claudine Auger, Lucie Bouvrette-Leblanc, Iphigenia Symeonidis, Lise Poissant, Mark A Ware, Yoram Shir, Natacha Viens, Sara Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Self-management can optimize health outcomes for individuals with chronic pain (CP), an increasing fiscal and social burden in Canada. However, self-management is rarely integrated into the regular care (team activities and medical treatment) patients receive. Health information technology offers an opportunity to provide regular monitoring and exchange of information between patient and care team. OBJECTIVE: To identify information needs and gaps in chronic pain management as well as technology features to inform the development of an Internet-based self-management program...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899012/disease-outcomes-and-care-fragmentation-among-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Theresa L Walunas, Kathryn L Jackson, Anh H Chung, Karen A Mancera-Cuevas, Daniel L Erickson, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Abel Kho
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of care fragmentation across multiple healthcare institutions on disease outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Using the Chicago HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR), an assembly of electronic health records from six institutions, we identified patients with SLE, using ICD-9 codes, whose care was delivered at more than one organization. We examined whether patients had severe infections or comorbidities (ICD-9 code defined) that indicate SLE-induced damage...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895957/adoption-of-electronic-health-records-a-roadmap-for-india
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REVIEW
Sunil Kumar Srivastava
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to create a roadmap for the adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) in India based an analysis of the strategies of other countries and national scenarios of ICT use in India. METHODS: The strategies for adoption of EHR in other countries were analyzed to find the crucial steps taken. Apart from reports collected from stakeholders in the country, the study relied on the experience of the author in handling several e-health projects...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892996/technique-standards-for-skin-lesion-imaging-a-delphi-consensus-statement
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Chinmayee Katragadda, Anna Finnane, H Peter Soyer, Ashfaq A Marghoob, Allan Halpern, Josep Malvehy, Harald Kittler, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Dennis Da Silva, Ivo Abraham, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski
Importance: Variability in the metrics for image acquisition at the total body, regional, close-up, and dermoscopic levels impacts the quality and generalizability of skin images. Consensus guidelines are indicated to achieve universal imaging standards in dermatology. Objective: To achieve consensus among members of the International Skin Imaging Collaboration (ISIC) on standards for image acquisition metrics using a hybrid Delphi method. Evidence Review: Delphi study with 5 rounds of ratings and revisions until relative consensus was achieved...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836816/web-based-real-time-case-finding-for-the-population-health-management-of-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-prospective-validation-of-the-natural-language-processing-based-algorithm-with-statewide-electronic-medical-records
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Le Zheng, Yue Wang, Shiying Hao, Andrew Y Shin, Bo Jin, Anh D Ngo, Medina S Jackson-Browne, Daniel J Feller, Tianyun Fu, Karena Zhang, Xin Zhou, Chunqing Zhu, Dorothy Dai, Yunxian Yu, Gang Zheng, Yu-Ming Li, Doff B McElhinney, Devore S Culver, Shaun T Alfreds, Frank Stearns, Karl G Sylvester, Eric Widen, Xuefeng Bruce Ling
BACKGROUND: Diabetes case finding based on structured medical records does not fully identify diabetic patients whose medical histories related to diabetes are available in the form of free text. Manual chart reviews have been used but involve high labor costs and long latency. OBJECTIVE: This study developed and tested a Web-based diabetes case finding algorithm using both structured and unstructured electronic medical records (EMRs). METHODS: This study was based on the health information exchange (HIE) EMR database that covers almost all health facilities in the state of Maine, United States...
November 11, 2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810528/solidification-stabilization-of-chromite-ore-processing-residue-using-alkali-activated-composite-cementitious-materials
#17
Xiao Huang, RanLiang Zhuang, Faheem Muhammad, Lin Yu, YanChyuan Shiau, Dongwei Li
Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR) produced in chromium salt production process causes a great health and environmental risk with Cr(VI) leaching. The solidification/stabilization (S/S) of COPR using alkali-activated blast furnace slag (BFS) and fly ash (FA) based cementitious material was investigated in this study. The optimum percentage of BFS and FA for preparing the alkali-activated BFS-FA binder had been studied. COPR was used to replace the amount of BFS-FA or ordinary Portland cement (OPC) for the preparation of the cementitious materials, respectively...
February 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770769/open-data-models-for-smart-health-interconnected-applications-the-example-of-openehr
#18
Hans Demski, Sebastian Garde, Claudia Hildebrand
BACKGROUND: Smart Health is known as a concept that enhances networking, intelligent data processing and combining patient data with other parameters. Open data models can play an important role in creating a framework for providing interoperable data services that support the development of innovative Smart Health applications profiting from data fusion and sharing. METHODS: This article describes a model-driven engineering approach based on standardized clinical information models and explores its application for the development of interoperable electronic health record systems...
October 22, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769877/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-savings-in-diabetes-care-supported-by-pharmacist-counselling
#19
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, Viktor V Chirikov, Ian M Breunig, Roxanne W Zaghab, Fadia Tohme Shaya
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and cost savings of a real-world, continuous, pharmacist-delivered service with an employed patient population with diabetes over a 5-year period. SETTING: The Patients, Pharmacists Partnerships (P(3) Program) was offered as an "opt-in" benefit to employees of 6 public and private self-insured employers in Maryland and Virginia. Care was provided in ZIP code-matched locations and at 2 employers' worksites. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Six hundred two enrolled patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes were studied between July 2006 and May 2012 with an average follow-up of 2...
January 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756716/strengthening-interprofessional-requirements-engineering-through-action-sheets-a-pilot-study
#20
Aline Kunz, Sabrina Pohlmann, Oliver Heinze, Antje Brandner, Christina Reiß, Martina Kamradt, Joachim Szecsenyi, Dominik Ose
BACKGROUND: The importance of information and communication technology for healthcare is steadily growing. Newly developed tools are addressing different user groups: physicians, other health care professionals, social workers, patients, and family members. Since often many different actors with different expertise and perspectives are involved in the development process it can be a challenge to integrate the user-reported requirements of those heterogeneous user groups. Nevertheless, the understanding and consideration of user requirements is the prerequisite of building a feasible technical solution...
October 18, 2016: JMIR Human Factors
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