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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346114/or-net-a-service-oriented-architecture-for-safe-and-dynamic-medical-device-interoperability
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Martin Kasparick, Malte Schmitz, Björn Andersen, Max Rockstroh, Stefan Franke, Stefan Schlichting, Frank Golatowski, Dirk Timmermann
Modern surgical departments are characterized by a high degree of automation supporting complex procedures. It recently became apparent that integrated operating rooms can improve the quality of care, simplify clinical workflows, and mitigate equipment-related incidents and human errors. Particularly using computer assistance based on data from integrated surgical devices is a promising opportunity. However, the lack of manufacturer-independent interoperability often prevents the deployment of collaborative assistive systems...
January 18, 2018: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345224/therapy-interventions-for-children-with-neurodisabilities-a-qualitative-scoping-study
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Bryony Beresford, Susan Clarke, Jane Maddison
BACKGROUND: Therapy interventions emerged four times in the top 10 research priorities in a James Lind Alliance research prioritisation exercise for children with neurodisabilities (Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, et al. Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006233). The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissioned this study as part of an information-gathering exercise in response to this...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343253/an-integrated-primary-care-approach-for-frail-community-dwelling-older-persons-a-step-forward-in-improving-the-quality-of-care
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Lotte Vestjens, Jane M Cramm, Anna P Nieboer
BACKGROUND: High-quality care delivery for frail older persons, many of whom have multiple complex needs, is among the greatest challenges faced by healthcare systems today. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) may guide quality improvement efforts for primary care delivery to frail older populations. Objectives of this study were to assess the implementation of interventions in CCM dimensions, and to investigate the quality of primary care as perceived by healthcare professionals, in practices following the Finding and Follow-up of Frail older persons (FFF) integrated care approach and those providing usual care...
January 17, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340235/evidence-based-design-and-evaluation-of-a-whole-genome-sequencing-clinical-report-for-the-reference-microbiology-laboratory
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Anamaria Crisan, Geoffrey McKee, Tamara Munzner, Jennifer L Gardy
Background: Microbial genome sequencing is now being routinely used in many clinical and public health laboratories. Understanding how to report complex genomic test results to stakeholders who may have varying familiarity with genomics-including clinicians, laboratorians, epidemiologists, and researchers-is critical to the successful and sustainable implementation of this new technology; however, there are no evidence-based guidelines for designing such a report in the pathogen genomics domain...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339936/satellite-stories-capturing-professional-experiences-of-academic-health-sciences-librarians-working-in-delocalized-health-sciences-programs
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Jackie Phinney, Amanda Rose Horsman
Objective: Health sciences training programs have progressively expanded onto satellite campuses, allowing students the opportunity to learn in communities away from an academic institution's main campus. This expansion has encouraged a new role for librarians to assume, in that a subset of health sciences librarians identify as "satellite librarians" who are permanently located at a distance from the main campus. Due to the unique nature of this role and lack of existing data on the topic, the authors investigated the experiences and perceptions of this unique group of information professionals...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336722/perceptions-on-technology-for-volunteer-respite-care-for-bedridden-elders-in-chile
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Esmeralda Abarca, Solange Campos, Valeria Herskovic, Carolina Fuentes
PURPOSE:  Informal caregivers of bedridden elders need a respite. One form of obtaining a respite is through volunteers who are contacted by means of information and communication technology (ICT). METHOD:  A qualitative study was carried out in a low-income district in Santiago, Chile, to learn about how caregivers of bedridden elders perceive the possibility of using ICT to access this respite. In-depth interviews were carried out and transcribed verbatim, then analysed using open coding...
December 2018: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336343/-on-line-learning-in-urologic-surgery-the-value-of-the-2-0-web-tools
#7
Ignacio T Castillón Vela
The field of Surgery is under the pressure of accelerated change where technological cycles get shorter and shorter, sometimes transformational. Learning and training have gotten a key role because learning curves for new techniques directly affect patient's safety and learning cycles are slower. The traditional learning model within the urology department is overwhelmed. We need new training and learning methods. The aim of this article is to perform a critical analysis of the current status of learning in urological surgery and the challenges we face, evaluating how new information and communication technologies can help us to facilitate the learning process...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334953/care-relationships-at-stake-home-healthcare-professionals-experiences-with-digital-medicine-dispensers-a-qualitative-study
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Sigrid Nakrem, Marit Solbjør, Ida Nilstad Pettersen, Hanne Hestvik Kleiven
BACKGROUND: Although digital technologies can mitigate the burdens of home healthcare services caused by an ageing population that lives at home longer with complex health problems, research on the impacts and consequences of digitalised remote communication between patients and caregivers is lacking. The present study explores how home healthcare professionals had experienced the introduction of digital medicine dispensers and their influence on patient-caregiver relationships. METHODS: The multi-case study comprised semi-structured interviews with 21 healthcare professionals whose home healthcare service involved using the digital medicine dispensers...
January 15, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334092/synthetic-cells-produce-a-quorum-sensing-chemical-signal-perceived-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Giordano Rampioni, Francesca D'Angelo, Marco Messina, Alessandro Zennaro, Yutetsu Kuruma, Daniela Tofani, Livia Leoni, Pasquale Stano
Recent developments in bottom-up synthetic biology (e.g., lipid vesicle technology integrated with cell-free protein expression systems) allow the generation of semi-synthetic minimal cells (in short, synthetic cells, SCs) endowed with some distinctive capacities of natural cells. In particular, such approaches provide technological tools and conceptual frameworks for the design and engineering of programmable SCs capable of communicating with natural cells by exchanging chemical signals. Here we describe the generation of giant vesicle-based SCs which, via gene expression, synthesize in their aqueous lumen an enzyme that in turn produces a chemical signal...
January 15, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331258/clinician-user-involvement-in-the-real-world-designing-an-electronic-tool-to-improve-interprofessional-communication-and-collaboration-in-a-hospital-setting
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Terence Tang, Morgan E Lim, Elizabeth Mansfield, Alexander McLachlan, Sherman D Quan
OBJECTIVES: User involvement is vital to the success of health information technology implementation. However, involving clinician users effectively and meaningfully in complex healthcare organizations remains challenging. The objective of this paper is to share our real-world experience of applying a variety of user involvement methods in the design and implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform aimed at facilitating care of complex hospitalized patients by an interprofessional team of clinicians...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331248/usability-evaluation-of-a-commercial-inpatient-portal
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Po-Yin Yen, Daniel M Walker, Jessica M Garvey Smith, Michelle P Zhou, Terri L Menser, Ann Scheck McAlearney
OBJECTIVES: Patient portals designed for inpatients have potential to increase patient engagement. However, little is known about how patients use inpatient portals. To address this gap, we aimed to understand how users 1) interact with, 2) learn to use, and 3) communicate with their providers through an inpatient portal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a usability evaluation using think-aloud protocol to study user interactions with a commercially available inpatient portal - MyChart Bedside (MCB)...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329961/-personalised-health-services-suggestions-for-their-effective-implementation
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Armin Töpfer, Georg Brabänder
A strategy of customisation, and its subsequent practical implementation as part of personalised treatment pathways, is an appropriate approach to increase benefits for patients and to strengthen the competitive position of the provider of health services. This requires restructuring and/or reorganising measures to enable variants within the treatment pathway as a value creation process to be adapted to each individual patient and his illness, living conditions and preferences. This 'mass customisation' approach allows us to achieve the objective of a constructive interconnection of customisation and standardisation of health services...
January 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327339/electronic-registry-for-the-management-of-childhood-obesity-in-greece
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Penio Kassari, Panagiotis Papaioannou, Antonis Billiris, Haralampos Karanikas, Stergiani Eleftheriou, Eleftherios Thireos, Yannis Manios, George P Chrousos, Evangelia Charmandari
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood and adolescence represents a major health problem in our century. In Greece, more than 30-35% of children and adolescents are either overweight or obese. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using information and communication technologies, we developed a "National Registry for the Prevention and Management of Overweight and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence" for guidance and training of Pediatricians and General Practitioners. The application supports interoperability with other national infrastructures and multi-layered security spanning preventive, detective and administrative controls...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327218/online-communication-about-depression-and-anxiety-among-twitter-users-with-schizophrenia-preliminary-findings-to-inform-a-digital-phenotype-using-social-media
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Yulin Hswen, John A Naslund, John S Brownstein, Jared B Hawkins
Digital technologies hold promise for supporting the detection and management of schizophrenia. This exploratory study aimed to generate an initial understanding of whether patterns of communication about depression and anxiety on popular social media among individuals with schizophrenia are consistent with offline representations of the illness. From January to July 2016, posts on Twitter were collected from a sample of Twitter users who self-identify as having a schizophrenia spectrum disorder (n = 203) and a randomly selected sample of control users (n = 173)...
January 12, 2018: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325662/farmers-market-manager-s-level-of-communication-and-influence-on-electronic-benefits-transfer-ebt-adoption-at-midwest-farmers-markets
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Afroza Hasin, Sylvia Smith
OBJECTIVE: To understand market managers' level of communication and use of technology that might influence decision to adopt Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) at farmers' markets. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using the Theory of Diffusion of Innovation. SETTING: Electronic survey administered in midwest states of Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. PARTICIPANTS: Farmers' market managers in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin...
January 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322093/heralded-quantum-steering-over-a-high-loss-channel
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Morgan M Weston, Sergei Slussarenko, Helen M Chrzanowski, Sabine Wollmann, Lynden K Shalm, Varun B Verma, Michael S Allman, Sae Woo Nam, Geoff J Pryde
Entanglement is the key resource for many long-range quantum information tasks, including secure communication and fundamental tests of quantum physics. These tasks require robust verification of shared entanglement, but performing it over long distances is presently technologically intractable because the loss through an optical fiber or free-space channel opens up a detection loophole. We design and experimentally demonstrate a scheme that verifies entanglement in the presence of at least 14.8 ± 0.1 dB of added loss, equivalent to approximately 80 km of telecommunication fiber...
January 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319148/bridging-gaps-in-health-information-systems-a-case-study-from-somaliland-somalia
#17
Ahmed Askar, Malekafzali Ardakani, Reza Majdzade
Reliable and timely health information is fundamental for health information systems (HIS) to work effectively. This case study aims to assess Somaliland HIS in terms of its contextual situation, major weaknesses and proposes key evidence-based recommendations. Data were collected through national level key informants' interviews, observations, group discussion and scoring using the HIS framework and assessment tool developed by World Health Organization Health Metrics Network (WHO/HMN). The study found major weaknesses including: no policy, strategic plan and legal framework in place; fragmented sub-information systems; Poor information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure; poorly motivated and under-skilled personnel; dependence on unsustainable external funds; no census or civil registration in place; data from private health sector not captured; insufficient technical capacity to analyse data collected by HIS; and information is not widely shared, disseminated or utilized for decision-making...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317384/identifying-opinion-leaders-to-promote-organ-donation-on-social-media-network-study
#18
Jingyuan Shi, Charles T Salmon
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, social networking sites (SNSs, also called social media) have been adopted in organ donation campaigns, and recruiting opinion leaders for such campaigns has been found effective in promoting behavioral changes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to focus on the dissemination of organ donation tweets on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, and to examine the opinion leadership in the retweet network of popular organ donation messages using social network analysis...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316213/comparative-effects-of-valsartan-plus-either-cilnidipine-or-hydrochlorothiazide-on-home-morning-blood-pressure-surge-evaluated-by-information-and-communication-technology-based-nocturnal-home-blood-pressure-monitoring
#19
Takeshi Fujiwara, Naoko Tomitani, Hiroshi Kanegae, Kazuomi Kario
The authors tested the hypothesis that a valsartan/cilnidipine combination would suppress the home morning blood pressure (BP) surge (HMBPS) more effectively than a valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination in patients with morning hypertension, defined as systolic BP (SBP) ≥135 mm Hg or diastolic BP ≥85 mm Hg assessed by a self-measuring information and communication technology-based home BP monitoring device more than three times before either combination's administration. This was an 8-week prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label clinical trial...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316183/reliability-of-morning-before-dinner-and-at-bedtime-home-blood-pressure-measurements-in-patients-with-hypertension
#20
Takeshi Fujiwara, Satoshi Hoshide, Hiroshi Kanegae, Masafumi Nishizawa, Kazuomi Kario
The authors evaluated differences in the reliability of home blood pressure measurements taken in the morning, before dinner, and at bedtime. Forty-eight patients with hypertension (age range, 50-89 years; mean age, 76.4 years) measured their home blood pressure using a validated automatic information/communication technology-based device for 14 consecutive days. Those days were divided into the first seven days (1-7) and the following 8 to 14 days (days 8-14) and compared systolic blood pressure (SBP) reliability in the two periods for each measurement time point...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
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