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Effects of a short text message reminder system on emergency department length of stay

Kim MJ et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2012

Specialty consultations and waiting for admission to a hospital bed are major contributors to increased length of stay and overcrowding in the emergency department. We implemented a computerized short messaging service to inform care providers of patient delay in order to reduce length of stay. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of this strategy on length of stay in the emergency department.
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Published: 31 January 2012 |
Keyword(s): Emergency Department, Korea, Reminder Systems, SMS

A Touchscreen as a Biomolecule Detection Platform

Won BY, Park HG. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51(3)

Touchscreen testing: A biomolecular detection platform is presented that utilizes a capacitive touchscreen to measure DNA concentration.
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Published: 15 November 2011 |
Keyword(s): Korea, mHealth, Sensors, Smart Phone

Adoption of electronic health records in Korean tertiary teaching and general hospitals

Yoon D et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2011

This study examined the current prevalence of electronic health records (EHRs) in Korea and identified the factors that impede or facilitate the adoption of EHRs.

We surveyed all tertiary teaching and general hospitals in Korea. The degree to which EHR systems were adopted was evaluated using the previously defined definitions of ‘comprehensive’ and ‘basic’ EHRs based on their electronic functionality. The effects of teaching status, size, and location of hospitals on EHR adoption were examined. We also investigated factors that impeded or facilitated the adoption of EHR systems.
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Published: 27 December 2011 |
Keyword(s): Adoption, CPOE, Electronic Health Records, Hospitals, Korea

The adoption of electronic medical records and decision support systems in Korea

Chae YM et al, Healthcare Informatics Research, 17(3)

To examine the current status of hospital information systems (HIS), analyze the effects of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) have upon hospital performance, and examine how management issues change over time according to various growth stages.
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Published: September 2011 |
Keyword(s): Decision Support Systems, Electronic Health Records, Electronic Medical Records, Hospital Information Systems, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Korea

THE-MUSS: Mobile u-health service system

Han D, et al, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 97(2)

In this paper, we introduce a mobile u-health service system called THE-MUSS. THE-MUSS supports the development and running of u-health services with functions, modules, and facilities that are commonly required for various mobile u-health services. Aiming to achieve reusability and evolvability design goals, basic modules to support bio-signal capturing, processing, analysis, diagnosis, and feedback are developed and stacked in the layered architecture of THE-MUSS.
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Published: 16 September 2009 |
Keyword(s): Data Mining, Decision Support Systems, Diagnosis, Korea, Telemedicine, Ubiquitous Healthcare

Integrating Clinical Information in National Biobank of Korea

Kim, Hangchan et al, Journal of Medical Systems, 2009

The National Biobank of Korea (NBK) is a government supported project that aims at consolidating various human-originated biomedical resources collected by individual hospitals nation-wide and integrating them with their donors’ clinical information which researchers can take advantage of. In this paper, we present our experiences in developing the Clinical Information Integration System (CIIS) for NBK.
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Published: 8 December 2009 |
Keyword(s): Biobank, Clinical Information, Data Integration, HL7, Hospital Information Systems, Interoperability, Korea

Physicians’ perception of the effects of Internet health information on the doctor-patient relationship

Kim, Jeongeun, and Sukwha Kim, Informatics for Health and Social Care, 34(3)

The objective of the study was to determine physician’s perception of the effects of health information on the internet on doctor-patient relationship. Online questionnaire with 25 items were sent to the Korean physicians’ e-mail, and 493 replied. Eight-nine percent of the Korean physicians reported they had experiences of patients discussing the Internet health information. They perceived that Internet health information may enhance the patients’ knowledge about their health.
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Published: September 2009 |
Keyword(s): Communication, Health Information, Internet, Korea, Physician-Patient Relationship, Survey

Developing an Electronic Nursing Record System for Clinical Care and Nursing Effectiveness Research in a Korean Home Healthcare Setting

Lee, Eun Joo et al, Computers Informatics Nursing, 27(4)

Increased accountability requirements for the cost and quality of healthcare force nurses to clearly define and verify nursing’s contributions to patient outcomes. This demand necessitates documentation of nursing care in a precise manner. An electronic nursing record system is considered a key element that enhances nurses’ ability not only to record nursing care provided to patients but also to measure, report, and monitor quality and effectiveness. Home care is a growing field as nurses attempt to meet the demand for long-term care.
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Published: 1 July 2009 |
Keyword(s): Effectiveness, Electronic Health Records, Home Care, Korea, Nurses

The e-Health Landscape: Current Status and Future Prospects in Korea

Lee, Myoungho et al, Telemedicine and e-Health. May 2009, 15(4)

Since the establishment of the Korea e-Health Association in 2003 by the Korean Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy, four related government departments in the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Information and Communication, Ministry of National Defense, and also the Ministry of Science and Technology have joined in planning and promoting e-health applications. Standardization, law and policy planning, human resources development, research and development for e-health products, and international collaboration are the five elements for the development with the intent of global dominance by 2013 through government investment of 1.8 billion USD.
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Published: May 2009 |
Keyword(s): e-Health, Infrastructure, Korea, Research and Development Projects

A mobile telemedicine system for remote consultation in cases of acute stroke

Kim, Dong-Keun et al, J Telemed Telecare, 15(2)

A mobile telemedicine system, capable of transmitting video and audio simultaneously, was designed for consulting acute stroke patients remotely. It could use a wireless local area network (e.g. inside the hospital) or a mobile phone network (e.g. outside the hospital). When initiating a call, the sending unit chose a suitable encoding profile based on the measured data throughput, in order to allocate appropriate bit rates for video and audio transmission.
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Published: March 2009 |
Keyword(s): Emergency Medical Services, Korea, Local Area Networks, Mobile phones, Monitoring, PDA, Remote Consultation, Stroke, Telemedicine, Wireless

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