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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532439/efficacy-cost-utility-and-reach-of-an-ehealth-self-management-application-oncokompas-that-helps-cancer-survivors-to-obtain-optimal-supportive-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Anja van der Hout, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Birgit I Witte, Veerle M H Coupé, Femke Jansen, C René Leemans, Pim Cuijpers, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors have to deal with a wide range of physical symptoms, psychological, social and existential concerns, and lifestyle issues related to cancer and its treatment. Therefore, it is essential that they have access to optimal supportive care services. The eHealth self-management application Oncokompas was developed to support cancer survivors with where they need to turn to for advice and guidance, as well as to increase their knowledge on the availability of optimal support...
May 22, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521761/a-multimedia-campaign-to-improve-back-beliefs-in-patients-with-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-process-evaluation
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Arnela Suman, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Jiman Bamarni, Maurits W van Tulder, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent and costly disorders worldwide. To reduce its burden in the Netherlands, implementation of a multidisciplinary guideline for LBP was supported by a multifaceted eHealth campaign for patients with LBP. The current study aims 1) to evaluate whether the implementation strategy was performed as planned; 2) to assess the feasibility, barriers and facilitators of the patient based eHealth campaign; 3) to gain insight into the satisfaction and experiences of patients with various ethnic backgrounds with the implementation strategy and to make a comparison between them; and 4) to explore the association between exposure to and satisfaction with the implementation strategy...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521714/development-and-implementation-of-the-dhapp-military-ehealth-information-network-system
#3
Mary Kratz, Anne Thomas, Ricardo Hora, Delphis Vera, Mickey Lutz, Mark D Johnson
As the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Global Fund, and the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief focus on reaching 90-90-90 goals, military health systems are scaling up to meet the data demands of these ambitious objectives. Since 2008, the US Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) has been working with military partners in 14 countries on implementation and adoption of a Military eHealth Information Network (MeHIN). Each country implementation plan followed a structured process using international eHealth standards...
May 16, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512081/effects-of-ehealth-literacy-on-general-practitioner-consultations-a-mediation-analysis
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Peter Johannes Schulz, Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Alexandra Hess, Lynn Sudbury-Riley, Uwe Hartung
BACKGROUND: Most evidence (not all) points in the direction that individuals with a higher level of health literacy will less frequently utilize the health care system than individuals with lower levels of health literacy. The underlying reasons of this effect are largely unclear, though people's ability to seek health information independently at the time of wide availability of such information on the Internet has been cited in this context. OBJECTIVE: We propose and test two potential mediators of the negative effect of eHealth literacy on health care utilization: (1) health information seeking and (2) gain in empowerment by information seeking...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508819/128-shades-of-red-objective-remote-assessment-of-radiation-dermatitis-by-augmented-digital-skin-imaging
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Richard Partl, Beata Jonko, Stefan Schnidar, Michael Schöllhammer, Max Bauer, Sanchit Singh, Julia Simeckova, Kathrin Wiesner, Andreas Neubauer, Harald Schnidar
The purpose of our investigation was to develop a novel and state of the art digital skin imaging method capable for remote monitoring and objective assessment of Radiation Induced Dermatitis (RID). Therefore, radiation therapy related side effects were assessed by medical experts according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) grade of severity in 20 female breast cancer patients in a clinical trial over the treatment time frame of 25-28 radiation cycles, 50.0-50.4 Gy each. Furthermore the intensity of developed skin erythema was documented by using conventional spectrophotometry plus digital skin imaging...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508809/health-information-system-in-a-cloud-computing-context
#6
Farahnaz Sadoughi, Leila Erfannia
Healthcare as a worldwide industry is experiencing a period of growth based on health information technology. The capabilities of cloud systems make it as an option to develop eHealth goals. The main objectives of the present study was to evaluate the advantages and limitations of health information systems implementation in a cloud-computing context that was conducted as a systematic review in 2016. Science direct, Scopus, Web of science, IEEE, PubMed and Google scholar were searched according study criteria...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508807/new-service-excellence-model-for-ehealth-and-aal-solutions-a-framework-for-continuous-new-service-development
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Johannes Kriegel, Luise Reckwitz, Klemens Auinger, Linda Tuttle-Weidinger, Stephanie Schmitt-Rüth, Renate Kränzl-Nagl
The development of eHealth and AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) services with the aim to reduce the complexity of living environments for the elderly often does not lead to the desired results on the market. The design of an eHealth/AAL specific framework for continuous New Service Development is presented in this paper. Our research addresses this challenge with a new Service Excellence Model (SEM) and outlines the benefits of this specific approach. The research is based on the data of the DALIA project (Assistant for DAily LIfe Activities at Home) and the PenAAL project (Performance Measurement Index for AAL solutions), parts of which the projects were the classification of relevant business dimensions and the development of a related scoring tool for continuous benchmarking and improvement...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508804/ehealth-networking-information-systems-the-new-quality-of-information-exchange
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Karin Messer-Misak, Christoph Reiter
BACKGROUND: The development and introduction of platforms that enable interdisciplinary exchange on current developments and projects in the area of eHealth have been stimulated by different authorities. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this project was to develop a repository of eHealth projects that will make the wealth of eHealth projects visible and enable mutual learning through the sharing of experiences and good practice. METHODS: The content of the database and search criteria as well as their categories were determined in close co-ordination and cooperation with stakeholders from the specialist areas...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508796/emedication-meets-ehealth-with-the-electronic-medication-management-assistant-emma
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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/28508788/kalis-an-ehealth-system-for-biomedical-risk-analysis-of-drugs
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Alban Shoshi, Ulrich Müller, Arben Shoshi, Venus Ogultarhan, Ralf Hofestädt
BACKGROUND: In Germany, adverse drug reactions and events cause hospitalizations, which lead to numerous thousands of deaths and several million Euros in additional health costs annually. OBJECTIVES: Approximately one in two deaths could be avoided by an appropriate system for risk analysis of drugs. METHODS: The integration and storage of several data sources from life sciences are an ongoing need to address various questions with respect to drug therapy...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508022/impact-of-health-literacy-on-senior-citizen-engagement-in-health-care-it-usage
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Alice M Noblin, Ashley Rutherford
Objective: Patient engagement in health care information technology (IT) is required for government reimbursement programs. This research surveyed one older adult group to determine their willingness to use health information from a variety of sources. Health literacy was also measured using the Newest Vital Sign (NVS) and eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) tools. Method: Regression models determined engagement in health care IT usage and impact of literacy levels based on survey data collected from the group...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506954/epxmedtracking-feasibility-evaluation-of-an-sms-based-medication-adherence-tracking-system-in-community-practice
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Christopher Tricarico, Robert Peters, Avik Som, Kavon Javaherian, Will Ross
BACKGROUND: Medication adherence remains a difficult problem to both assess and improve in patients. It is a multifactorial problem that goes beyond the commonly cited reason of forgetfulness. To date, eHealth (also known as mHealth and telehealth) interventions to improve medication adherence have largely been successful in improving adherence. However, interventions to date have used time- and cost-intensive strategies or focused solely on medication reminding, leaving much room for improvement in using a modality as flexible as eHealth...
May 15, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497471/clinician-perspectives-on-symptom-and-quality-of-life-experiences-of-patients-during-cancer-therapies-implications-for-ehealth
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Donna L Berry, Manan M Nayak, Janet L Abrahm, Ilana Braun, Michael S Rabin, Mary E Cooley
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore clinician experiences with cancer symptom and quality of life (SQL) management from diagnosis throughout therapy in the ambulatory setting, plus identify preferences for a future SQL decision support system. METHODS: Eligible clinicians worked in ambulatory cancer care with responsibility for direct patient care. Focus groups (FG) were conducted to discuss symptom management throughout the treatment experience and features desired in a future decision support system...
May 12, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495339/user-experience-analysis-of-an-ehealth-system-for-tuberculosis-in-resource-constrained-settings-a-nine-country-comparison
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Niranjan Konduri, L Gustavo V Bastos, Kelly Sawyer, L Fernando A Reciolino
BACKGROUND: e-TB Manager, a web-based eHealth system has been successfully institutionalized in 10 resource-constrained countries that account for one-third of the world's tuberculosis (TB) burden, but user experience has never been evaluated. METHODS: A cross-sectional, anonymous survey in eight unique languages based on the targeted countries. e-TB Manager users included nurses, doctors, pharmacists, statisticians/data officers, laboratory professionals/assistants, health workers, and administrators...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487267/embodied-conversational-agents-in-clinical-psychology-a-scoping-review
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Simon Provoost, Ho Ming Lau, Jeroen Ruwaard, Heleen Riper
BACKGROUND: Embodied conversational agents (ECAs) are computer-generated characters that simulate key properties of human face-to-face conversation, such as verbal and nonverbal behavior. In Internet-based eHealth interventions, ECAs may be used for the delivery of automated human support factors. OBJECTIVE: We aim to provide an overview of the technological and clinical possibilities, as well as the evidence base for ECA applications in clinical psychology, to inform health professionals about the activity in this field of research...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483740/evaluation-of-pollen-apps-forecasts-the-need-for-quality-control-in-an-ehealth-service
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Katharina Bastl, Uwe Berger, Maximilian Kmenta
BACKGROUND: Pollen forecasts are highly valuable for allergen avoidance and thus raising the quality of life of persons concerned by pollen allergies. They are considered as valuable free services for the public. Careful scientific evaluation of pollen forecasts in terms of accurateness and reliability has not been available till date. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze 9 mobile apps, which deliver pollen information and pollen forecasts, with a focus on their accurateness regarding the prediction of the pollen load in the grass pollen season 2016 to assess their usefulness for pollen allergy sufferers...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481823/favorable-outcomes-using-an-ehealth-approach-to-promote-physical-activity-and-nutrition-among-young-african-women
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Beth A Staffileno, Christy C Tangney, Louis Fogg
BACKGROUND: Internet and mobile devices are widely used and provide alternative approaches for promoting healthy lifestyles, yet less information is available describing outcomes of these approaches when used with young African American (AA) women at risk for developing hypertension. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated a Web-based, culturally relevant lifestyle change intervention targeting AA women (referred to as the eHealth study). METHODS: African American women, aged 18 to 45 years, with untreated prehypertension and Internet access were eligible for a 12-week study that incorporated social cognitive theory strategies...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479549/patient-summaries-in-context-of-large-scale-ehr-networks-with-fine-granular-access-control-restrictions
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Patrick Mangesius, Samrend Saboor, Thomas Schabetsberger
BACKGROUND: Large Scale Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems tend to contain a significant higher amount of patient data compared to traditional local Electronic Medical Record (EMR) silos. This demands the requirement of providing a user context and role specific summary of the patient record. Security and Access Control systems are a crucial part of modern EHR systems controlling legal policies and patient consents. Goal of this paper is to elaborate a concept enhancing an already existing, commonly based on IHE XDS and XACML based, EHR systems with summarization functionalities...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464366/healthcare-resource-utilization-and-cost-among-males-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-with-a-predominant-storage-component-in-spain-the-epidemiological-cross-sectional-mercury-study
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Carlos Errando-Smet, Carlos Müller-Arteaga, Marta Hernández, Enrique Lenero, Montse Roset
AIMS: To assess the relationship between storage-predominant LUTS and healthcare resource consumption and cost among males in Spain. METHODS: In this non-interventional, cross-sectional study, urologists enrolled males with storage-predominant LUTS and recorded the consumption of healthcare resources (medical visits, diagnostic tests/monitoring, treatment, and hospitalizations) within the previous 6 months. The cost of healthcare resources was calculated from unit costs extracted from a Spanish eHealth database...
May 2, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458796/technology-to-support-integrated-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs-a-user-centered-and-stakeholder-driven-development-approach
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Nienke Beerlage-de Jong, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Jobke Wentzel, Ron Hendrix, Liseth Siemons
The rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a severe global health problem. Tackling this problem requires the prudent prescribing of antimicrobials. This is promoted through Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs). In this position paper we describe i) how a socio-technical multidisciplinary approach (based on the CeHRes Roadmap) can be applied in the development and implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship technologies and ii) how this approach can be of value to support Antimicrobial Stewardship in practice...
March 30, 2017: Infectious Disease Reports
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