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Evaluation of Patient-Controlled Personal Health Record on Different Populations: Impact of the Digital Divide on Its Use

Kim E-H. Evaluation of Patient-Controlled Personal Health Record on Different Populations (Dissertation), 2011

Over the last decade, personal health records (PHRs) have been increasingly recognized and actively promoted by the U.S. federal government and experts as a tool for improving healthcare and containing skyrocketing costs in the U.S. More recently, the 2010 health reform legislation includes PHRs as an important means to improve the quality and efficiency in healthcare delivery. However, the use of PHRs by various patient groups has not been well studied, and its utility has not been firmly established.
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Published: 2011 |
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Acceptance of e-Health Technology: A Patient Perspective

Beenkens FHC. Acceptance of e-Health Technology (Thesis), 2011

It can be considered a known fact that the number of elderly people will increase during the coming years. According to the most recent predications, this so-called silvering society will not only affect and increase the demand for health care, but also the supply side of health care, since health care professionals themselves will retire with increasing numbers in the near future.
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Published: 2011 |
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Internet-based Treatment for Depression and Panic disorder. From development to deployment

Bergström J., Karolinska Institutet (Thesis), 2010

Major depression (MD) and panic disorder (PD) are two common disorders for which evidence based psychological treatments such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) have been developed. The accessibility of such treatment is however limited. The use of Internet-based CBT (self-help programmes accompanied by brief therapist support by e-mail) is a promising way to increase accessibility. The first aim of this thesis was to investigate if Internet treatment was effective in reducing depressive symptoms and if it was possible to predict which participants would benefit from such treatment. The second aim of the thesis was to investigate if Internet treatment was effective for PD patients in a regular care setting, in comparison with traditional group-administered CBT, and in addition, to compare the cost-effectiveness of the two treatments.
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Published: 2010 |
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MeBot: A robotic platform for socially embodied telepresence

Aðalgeirsson, Sigurður Örn (Internet)

Telepresence refers to a set of technologies that allow users to feel present at a distant location, telerobotics is a subeld of telepresence. Much work has been done in telerobotics through the years to provide safer working environments for people or to reach locations that would otherwise be inaccessible. More recently telerobots have been developed for communication purposes but as of yet they have not accommodated for other channels of communication than audio or video. The design and evaluation of a telepresence robot that allows for social expression is the content of this thesis.
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Published: 7 August 2009 |
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Handbook of Digital Homecare

Yogesan, Kanagasingam et al (eds), Handbook of Digital Homecare, 2009

Digital Homecare is a collection of services to deliver, maintain and improve care in the home environment using the latest ICT technology and devices.

It is important to recognize the wide range of issues that are covered by digital homecare. This book shows a good selection of related issues, be it experience, technologies, managerial issues or standardization.

A very diverse “audience”; elderly, people with chronic conditions, disabled, to name the most important groups, benefits from digital homecare, within the comfort and protection of their own homes.

Published: 2009 |
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Healthcare Knowledge Management Primer

Wickramasinghe, Nilmini et al, 2009

Quality care of patients requires evaluating large amounts of data at the right time and place and in the correct context. With the advent of electronic health records, data warehouses now provide information at the point of care and facilitate a continuous learning environment in which lessons learned can provide updates to clinical, administrative, and financial processes. Given the advancement of the information tools and techniques of today’s knowledge economy, utilizing these resources are imperative for effective healthcare. Thus, the principles of Knowledge Management (KM) are now essential for quality healthcare management.

The Healthcare Knowledge Management Primer explores and explains essential KM principles in healthcare settings in an introductory and easy to understand fashion. This concise book is ideal for both students and professionals who need to learn more about key aspects of the KM field as it pertains to effecting superior healthcare delivery. It provides readers with an understanding of approaches to KM by examining the purpose and nature of its key components and demystifies the KM field by explaining in an accessible manner the key concepts of KM tools, strategies and techniques, and their benefits to contemporary healthcare organizations.

Published: 26 May 2009 |

Digital Communication in Medical Practice

Bria, William F., and Nancy B. Finn, 2009

“Introducing Digital Communications into Your Medical Practice” discusses how electronic medical records and personal health records now digitize patient information and make it accessible for review and easy to update by both doctors and patients.

The text emphasizes on how the use of email and the internet will help patients to schedule appointments, access test results and research healthcare options. In addition, topics discussed include stories on how simple everyday telemedicine tools, such as telephones with cameras attached, enable doctors and nurses to carry on conversations with patients who are homebound and need daily monitoring.

The text addresses the legislative initiatives that will protect physician and patients from the unauthorized access to medical records as well as discussing how e-prescribing doctor/pharmacist teams and automated databases help patients manage their medications more effectively. Case studies are also provided to illustrate real life situations showing how this technology is deployed and why it is so critical to healthcare.

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History of Telemedicine

Bashshur, Rashid L., and Gary W. Shannon, 2009

The History of Telemedicine provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the evolution of telemedicine from ancient Greece to the present time. It places the development of this field in the context of the never ending quest for providing equitable access to health care and re-casting the medical care landscape, while trying to assure quality and contain cost. The book describes the origin of modern telemedicine in experiments such as those by Willem Einthoven’s 1905 long distance transfer of electrocardiograms through the pioneering era of teleradiology and telepsychiatry of the 1950s, its coming of age in the 1970s, its maturation in the 1990s, and finally the recent transformation and adoption by the mainstream.

The authors delve into the rich history of telemedicine and tell the story from its genesis to the present time, reporting its continuity and evolution, its various adaptations, and the context that sustained interest and development in this modality of care and continues to guide its transformation into the future. The authors’ central theme throughout the book is telemedicine’s potential role in improving human health.

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Internet, Salud y Sociedad

Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva (Internet)

La finalidad de este espacio web es doble. Por un lado, compartir mi tesis doctoral titulada “Internet, Salud y Sociedad. Análisis de los usos de Internet relacionados con la salud en Cataluña” dirigida por el Prof. Castells y defendida el 23 de enero del 2009 en la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Por otro lado, dialogar a través de la Red con aquellas personas que estén interesadas en el tema desde un punto de vista académico y/o profesional.
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Published: 19 March 2009 |
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IVF and Internet – Evaluation of an Interactive Personal Health Record for IVF Patients

Tuil, Wouter S., 2008

The internet is rapidly revolutionizing healthcare. It contributes to the development of new ways of health promotion, disease prevention and the treatment of medical problems. Patient access to the hospitals Electronic Health Record (EHR) is seen as an important step towards patient empowerment, one of the main focal points in modern day healthcare redesign.
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Published: 12 November 2008 |
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