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Web 2.0 and Internet Social Networking: A New tool for Disaster Management? – Lessons from Taiwan

Huang C et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 10(1)

Internet social networking tools and the emerging web 2.0 technologies are providing a new way for web users and health workers in information sharing and knowledge dissemination. Based on the characters of immediate, two-way and large scale of impact, the internet social networking tools have been utilized as a solution in emergency response during disasters. This paper highlights the use of internet social networking in disaster emergency response and public health management of disasters by focusing on a case study of the typhoon Morakot disaster in Taiwan.
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Published: 6 October 2010 |
Keyword(s): Disaster, Information Sharing, Internet, Knowledge dissemination, Mobile Technology, Public Health, Social Networks, Taiwan, Web 2.0

Securing electronic health records with novel mobile encryption schemes

Weerasinghe D et al, International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 3(4)

Mobile devices have penetrated the healthcare sector due to their increased functionality, low cost, high reliability and easy-to-use nature. However, in healthcare applications the privacy and security of the transmitted information must be preserved. Therefore applications require a concrete security framework based on long-term security keys, such as the security key that can be found in a mobile Subscriber Identity Module (SIM).
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Published: 2007 |
Keyword(s): Electronic Health Records, Encryption, mHealth, Mobile Technology, Privacy, Security, Wireless

Usability testing of mobile ICT for clinical settings: Methodological and practical challenges

Svan├Žs, Dag et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 79(4)

While much is known about how to do usability testing of stationary Electronic Patient Record (EPR) systems, less is known about how to do usability testing of mobile ICT systems intended for use in clinical settings.

Our aim is to provide a set of empirically based recommendations for usability testing of mobile ICT for clinical work.
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Published: 30 January 2009 |
Keyword(s): Electronic Health Records, Medical Informatics, Mobile Technology, Norway, Usability

A Smart-Phone Application and a Companion Website for the Improvement of the Communication Skills of Children with Autism: Clinical Rationale, Technical Development and Preliminary Results

De Leo G et al, Journal of Medical Systems, 2010

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, one in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism. Lack of social interaction and problems with communication are the main characteristics displayed by children with ASD. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a communication system where children exchange visual symbols as a form of communication. The visual symbols are laminated pictures stored in a binder.
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Published: 1 February 2010 |
Keyword(s): Applications, Autism, Children, Communication, Health Informatics, Mobile Technology, United States

Supporting Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses through Information Technologies

Doran, Diane M. et al, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 2009

To evaluate the usability of mobile information terminals, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) or Tablet personal computers, to improve access to information resources for nurses and to explore the relationship between PDA or Tablet-supported information resources and outcomes.
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Published: 16 December 2009 |
Keyword(s): Canada, Evidence Base, Information Technology, Innovation, Mobile Technology, Nurses, Quality

The use of mobile phones as a data collection tool: A report from a household survey in South Africa

Tomlinson, Mark et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 9(1)

To investigate the feasibility, the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect data using mobile phones in a large baseline survey.
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Published: 23 December 2009 |
Keyword(s): Benefits, Data Collection, Mobile phones, Mobile Technology, South-Africa, Web

Factors of adoption of mobile information technology by homecare nurses: a technology acceptance model 2 approach

Zhang, Huiying et al, Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 28(1)

Pervasive healthcare support through mobile information technology solutions is playing an increasing role in the attempt to improve healthcare and reduce costs. Despite the apparent attractiveness, many mobile applications have failed or have not been implemented as predicted. Among factors possibly leading to such outcomes, technology adoption is a key problem. This must be investigated early in the development process because healthcare is a particularly sensitive area with vital social implications. Moreover, it is important to investigate technology acceptance using the support of scientific tools validated for relevant information systems research.
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Published: 27 November 2009 |
Keyword(s): Adoption, Digital Homecare, Home Care, Information Technology, mHealth, Mobile Technology, Nurses

Information system design for a hospital emergency department: a usability analysis of software prototypes

Karahoca, Adem et al, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Article in Press, Accepted Manuscript

Study objective
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usability of emergency department (ED) software prototypes developed for Tablet personal computers (Tablet PCs) in order to keep electronic health records (EHRs) of patients errorless and accessible through mobile technologies. In order to serve this purpose, two alternative prototypes were developed for Tablet PCs: Mobile Emergency Department Software (MEDS) and Mobile Emergency Department Software Iconic (MEDSI) among which the user might choose the more appropriate one for ED operations based on a usability analysis involving the target users.
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Published: 13 September 2009 |
Keyword(s): Electronic Health Records, Emergency Department, Hospital Information Systems, Medical Information Systems, Mobile Technology, Turkey, Usability

The Impact of Mobile Handheld Technology on Hospital Physicians’ Work Practices and Patient Care: A Systematic Review

Prgomet, Mirela et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, PrePrint

The substantial growth in mobile handheld technologies has heralded the opportunity to provide physicians with access to information, resources and people at the right time and place. But is this technology delivering the benefits to workflow and patient care promised by increased mobility? We conducted a systematic review to examine evidence regarding the impact of mobile handheld technology on hospital physicians’ work practices and patient care, focusing on quantification of the espoused virtues of mobile technologies. We identified thirteen studies that demonstrated the ability of personal digital assistants (PDAs) to positively impact on areas of rapid response, error prevention, and data management and accessibility.
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Published: 28 August 2009 |
Keyword(s): Handheld, Hospitals, Information Access, Mobile Technology, Patient Care, PDA, Workflow

Device Data Protection in Mobile Healthcare Applications

Weerasinghe, Dasun et al, Electronic Healthcare, 82-89, 2009

The rapid growth in mobile technology makes the delivery of healthcare data and services on mobile phones a reality. However, the healthcare data is very sensitive and has to be protected against unauthorized access.
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Published: 2009 |
Keyword(s): Access, Authentication, Data Encryption, Data Protection, Devices, mHealth, Mobile Device, Mobile phones, Mobile Technology, Security

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