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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901600/the-role-of-the-built-environment-how-decentralized-nurse-stations-shape-communication-patient-care-processes-and-patient-outcomes
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Kevin Real, Shoshana H Bardach, David R Bardach
Increasingly, health communication scholars are attending to how hospital built environments shape communication, patient care processes, and patient outcomes. This multimethod study was conducted on two floors of a newly designed urban hospital. Nine focus groups interviews were conducted with 35 health care professionals from 10 provider groups. Seven of the groups were homogeneous by profession or level: nursing (three groups), nurse managers (two groups), and one group each of nurse care technicians ("techs") and physicians...
November 30, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899338/high-touch-and-high-tech-ht2-proposal-transforming-patient-engagement-throughout-the-continuum-of-care-by-engaging-patients-with-portal-technology-at-the-bedside
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Ann Scheck McAlearney, Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Alison M Aldrich, Daniel M Walker, Milisa K Rizer, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce, Timothy R Huerta
BACKGROUND: For patients with complex care needs, engagement in disease management activities is critical. Chronic illnesses touch almost every person in the United States. The costs are real, personal, and pervasive. In response, patients often seek tools to help them manage their health. Patient portals, personal health records tethered to an electronic health record, show promise as tools that patients value and that can improve health. Although patient portals currently focus on the outpatient experience, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) has deployed a portal designed specifically for the inpatient experience that is connected to the ambulatory patient portal available after discharge...
November 29, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875112/tying-tech-to-care-connected-health-is-better-for-both-providers-and-patients
#3
Leslie Mertz
People can do an incredible range of things remotely today. From a chair at the office or under an umbrella at the beach, they can adjust lights and appliance settings at home, monitor visitors on their doorstep, and check in on their teenagers? whereabouts. When it comes to health care, however, there?s still a long way to go before patients can get even simple care advice without having to make an appointment and trudge into the clinic or doctor's office.
November 2016: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874050/automatic-identification-of-systolic-time-intervals-in-seismocardiogram
#4
Ghufran Shafiq, Sivanagaraja Tatinati, Wei Tech Ang, Kalyana C Veluvolu
Continuous and non-invasive monitoring of hemodynamic parameters through unobtrusive wearable sensors can potentially aid in early detection of cardiac abnormalities, and provides a viable solution for long-term follow-up of patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases without disrupting the daily life activities. Electrocardiogram (ECG) and siesmocardiogram (SCG) signals can be readily acquired from light-weight electrodes and accelerometers respectively, which can be employed to derive systolic time intervals (STI)...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805950/three-year-md-programs-perspectives-from-the-consortium-of-accelerated-medical-pathway-programs-campp
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Joan Cangiarella, Tonya Fancher, Betsy Jones, Lisa Dodson, Shou Ling Leong, Matthew Hunsaker, Robert Pallay, Robert Whyte, Amy Holthouser, Steven B Abramson
In the last decade, there has been renewed interest in three-year MD pathway programs. In 2015, with support from the Josiah Macy Jr., Foundation, eight North American medical schools with three-year accelerated medical pathway programs formed the Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs (CAMPP). The schools are two campuses of the Medical College of Wisconsin; McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; Mercer University School of Medicine; New York University School of Medicine; Penn State College of Medicine; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine; University of California, Davis School of Medicine; and University of Louisville School of Medicine...
November 1, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792241/evaluation-of-a-retrospective-diary-for-peri-conceptual-and-mid-pregnancy-drinking-in-scotland-a-cross-sectional-study
#6
Andrew Symon, Jean Rankin, Geraldine Butcher, Lesley Smith, Lynda Cochrane
Heavy episodic ('binge') drinking among women in Scotland is commonplace; pre-pregnancy drinking is associated with continued antenatal drinking. Evidence for effectiveness of standardised antenatal alcohol assessment is lacking. Alcohol-exposed pregnancies may be missed. We assessed peri-conceptual and mid-pregnancy consumption using a week-long retrospective diary and standard alcohol questionnaires, and evaluated the agreement between these instruments MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study in two Scottish health board areas involving 510 women attending mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan clinics...
October 28, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790363/instructional-design-framework-for-the-sex-and-gender-specific-health-multimedia-case-based-learning-modules
#7
EDITORIAL
Steven M Crooks, Jongpil Cheon, Robert Casanova, Marjorie Jenkins
The goal of the Sex and Gender Specific Health (SGSH) curriculum at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is to advance the understanding of sex/gender differences, increase the awareness of gender-specific health issues, and improve the knowledge of sex and gender evidence-based medicine. The purpose of this paper is to explain the development and theoretical rationale for an important aspect of the curriculum: the SGSH Multimedia Case-Based Learning Modules (MCBLMs). The MCBLMs are designed to be used throughout the TTUHSC curriculum as a stand-alone or a supplementary instructional resource...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785343/auditing-sex-and-gender-based-medicine-sgbm-content-in-medical-school-curriculum-a-student-scholar-model
#8
EDITORIAL
Michael M Song, Betsy G Jones, Robert A Casanova
BACKGROUND: Sex- and gender-based medicine (SGBM) aims to (1) delineate and investigate sex- and gender-based differences in health, disease, and response to treatment and (2) apply that knowledge to clinical care to improve the health of both women and men. However, the integration of SGBM into medical school curricula is often haphazard and poorly defined; schools often do not know the current status of SGBM content in their curricula, even if they are committed to addressing gaps and improving SGBM delivery...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756402/born-in-brazil-shining-a-light-for-change
#9
Maria Regina Torloni, Ana Pilar Betrán, José M Belizán
The Birth in Brazil study is the largest national hospital-based survey in Brazil regarding birth practices. Conducted in 2011-2012, it collected information from 266 public and private healthcare facilities and interviewed nearly 24,000 postpartum women. It is also the latest effort to map out how labor and delivery are managed in this county in the 21st century. The journal Reproductive Health has published a supplement including 10 articles presenting the results of a series of analyses using this valuable resource...
October 17, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753849/ed-03-4-high-tech-in-blood-pressure-monitoring-where-are-we-going
#10
Seung Woo Park
Rapid progress of mobile information technologies such as wearable sensors, wireless communication, and world-wide use of smartphone cause digital health innovations. In the field of hypertension, wearable blood pressure (BP) monitoring and its wireless transfer to anywhere through smartphone, mobile smartphone apps, and cuffless blood pressure monitoring system are expected to change the way of diagnosis and management of hypertension. Home BP monitoring would be easier and wireless data transfer to health care providers would be common...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742273/implementing-activities-developed-by-the-organ-transplantation-academic-society-of-the-hospital-dom-vicente-scherer-a-pilot-study
#11
A W Tech, L V Cruz, M Cornelli, C do Valle Pereira, J Bertoglio, B Brasil, C Acosta, P Perusato, A J C Monteiro, G Marinho, M Zanon, A P S Souza, C D Garcia
BACKGROUND: The number of academic societies has been growing significantly in Brazilian universities, offering an extra opportunity for the development of educational activities and research. Because organ donation and transplantation is an area still insufficiently approached during the graduation of health professionals, we evaluated how academic societies might be a valuable tool. METHODS: Participants of the course promoted by the Organ Transplantation Academic Society of the Hospital Dom Vicente Scherer were evaluated through the use of a questionnaire and cognitive tests with 16 multiple-choice questions about topics approached during the course, before and after the lectures...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742272/two-year-experience-of-the-organ-donation-week-of-the-federal-university-of-health-sciences-of-porto-alegre-brazil
#12
B Dal Pupo, M Zanon, A W Tech, L V Cruz, M Cornelli, C do Valle Pereira, J Bertoglio, C Acosta, P Perusato, A J C Monteiro, G Marinho, A P S Souza, C D Garcia
BACKGROUND: Today, Brazil is the second country of the world in number of transplants. Nonetheless, waiting lists are getting longer. This lack of organs occurs mostly because of people's reduced knowledge about the donation process. With the aim of changing this scenario, in 2013 and 2014, "Organ Donation Week" events were held at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre. METHODS: During the 2 years, documentaries followed by a cycle of debates with experts in this area were exhibited...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643038/ed-03-4-high-tech-in-blood-pressure-monitoring-where-are-we-going
#13
Seung Woo Park
Rapid progress of mobile information technologies such as wearable sensors, wireless communication, and world-wide use of smartphone cause digital health innovations. In the field of hypertension, wearable blood pressure (BP) monitoring and its wireless transfer to anywhere through smartphone, mobile smartphone apps, and cuffless blood pressure monitoring system are expected to change the way of diagnosis and management of hypertension. Home BP monitoring would be easier and wireless data transfer to health care providers would be common...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617108/recruitment-of-minority-adolescents-and-young-adults-into-randomised-clinical-trials-testing-the-design-of-the-technology-enhanced-community-health-nursing-tech-n-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-trial
#14
Maria Trent, Shang-En Chung, Charlotte Gaydos, Kevin D Frick, Jennifer Anders, Steven Huettner, Richard Rothman, Arlene Butz
PURPOSE: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) disproportionately affects adolescent and young adult (AYA) women and can negatively influence reproductive health trajectories. Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have focused on strategies to improve outpatient adherence or to reduce reproductive morbidity in this population. This paper describes the research methods and preliminary effectiveness of recruitment, retention, and intervention strategies employed in a novel RCT designed to test a technology-enhanced community-health nursing (TECH-N) intervention among urban AYA with PID...
August 2016: European Medical Journal. Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586457/using-the-community-assessment-for-public-health-emergency-response-casper-to-assess-barriers-to-healthy-eating-and-active-living-in-a-low-income-community
#15
Kelly R Ylitalo, M Renée Umstattd Meyer, Kahler Stone, Eva I Doyle, Ramona Curtis
Insufficient physical activity and unhealthy eating behaviors are major contributors to the obesity epidemic in the United States. Identifying health behaviors and disparities in underserved communities is needed to guide the development of targeted interventions. The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) is a set of tools designed for public health emergencies, but the utility of CASPER in non-emergency settings has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to use CASPER to obtain information on household-based behaviors of and barriers to fruit/vegetable consumption and physical activity, and explore the utility of these methods for future health assessments...
December 2016: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541558/the-three-generation-pedigree-a-critical-tool-in-cancer-genetics-care
#16
Suzanne M Mahon
The family history, a rather low-tech tool, is the backbone of genetic assessment and guides risk assessment and genetic testing decisions. The importance of the pedigree and its application to genetic practice is often overlooked and underestimated. Unfortunately, particularly with electronic health records, standard pedigrees are not routinely constructed. A clear understanding of how pedigrees are employed in clinical oncology practice may lead to improved collection and use of family history data.
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September 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525729/high-tech-hygiene-technologies-making-a-difference-in-oral-care
#17
Ann E Spolarich
Technology has greatly influenced all phases of the dental hygiene process of care. Chairside diagnostic tools and self-monitoring devices improve early detection of lesions and previously undetected oral/systemic diseases, facilitate assessment of systemic health status, and support patient engagement in self-care. Collectively, improved patient assessment reduces risks for medical emergencies and promotes patient safety. Technological advances enable better visualization of hard and soft tissues during the assessment phase, aid decision-making with planning and delivery of appropriate oral care interventions, and facilitate evaluation of patient outcomes related to dental hygiene treatment...
June 2016: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520459/native-it-s-your-game-adapting-a-technology-based-sexual-health-curriculum-for-american-indian-and-alaska-native-youth
#18
Ross Shegog, Stephanie Craig Rushing, Gwenda Gorman, Cornelia Jessen, Jennifer Torres, Travis L Lane, Amanda Gaston, Taija Koogei Revels, Jennifer Williamson, Melissa F Peskin, Jina D'Cruz, Susan Tortolero, Christine M Markham
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) and birth rates among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth indicate a need for effective middle school HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention curricula to delay, or mitigate, the consequences of early sexual activity. While effective curricula exist, there is a dearth of curricula with content salient to AI/AN youth. Further, there is a lack of sexual health curricula that take advantage of the motivational appeal, reach, and fidelity of communication technology for this population, who are sophisticated technology users...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Primary Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478445/patient-engagement-and-patient-support-programs-in-allergy-immunotherapy-a-call-to-action-for-improving-long-term-adherence
#19
REVIEW
Pascal Demoly, Giovanni Passalacqua, Oliver Pfaar, Joaquin Sastre, Ulrich Wahn
Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is acknowledged to produce beneficial mid- and long-term clinical and immunologic effects and increased quality of life in patients with allergic respiratory diseases (such as allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma). However, poor adherence to AIT (due to intentional and/or non-intentional factors) is still a barrier to achieving these benefits. There is an urgent need for patient support programs (PSPs) that encompass communication, educational and motivational components...
2016: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27469581/what-can-the-canadians-and-americans-learn-from-each-other-s-health-care-systems
#20
Thomas P Weil
Numerous papers have been written comparing the Canadian and US healthcare systems, and a number of health policy experts have recommended that the Americans implement their single-payer system to save 12-20% of its healthcare expenditures. This paper is different in that it assumes that neither country will undertake a significant philosophic or structural change in their healthcare system, but there are lessons to be learned that are inherent in one that could be a major breakthrough for the other. Following the model in Canada and in Western Europe, the USA could implement universal health insurance so that the 32...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
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