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Special Issue Call for Papers: Supporting Collaboration in Healthcare Settings
The peace of paper: Patient lists as work tools.
We have studied the use of paper-based patient lists in two wards in a Norwegian hospital that has 'gone digital'. We seek to answer the question: "Why is it that paper-based patient lists are maintained in the ward of a hospital going digital?" Participant observations and semi-structured interview...
Validating an ontology-based algorithm to identify patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in electronic health records.
We developed a Diabetes Mellitus Ontology (DMO) to diagnose and manage patients with diabetes. This paper describes the manual validation of the DMO-based approach using real world EHR data from a general practice (n=908 active patients) participating in the electronic Practice Based Research Networ...
Physician and patient willingness to pay for electronic cardiovascular disease management.
We examined the potential sustainability of an electronic CVD management program using a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Our objective was to estimate physician and patient willingness-to-pay (WTP) for the current and enhanced programs. Focus groups, expert input and literature searches decided th...
One-year outcome of an interactive internet-based physical activity intervention among university students.
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether improvement in physical activity of students following a 4-month intervention of a university course was maintained 8 months later. Data on 77 students who responded to our scheduled inquiries completely through 1 year were analyzed. Participa...
Using a sociotechnical framework to understand adaptations in health IT implementation.
We found collisions of these frames that prompted adaptations at the individual and organization levels. The System Frame was less integrated and flexible than the Practice Frame, less able to account for all of the dimensions of everyday patient care to which medication administration is tied. Coll...
Decline in mortality with the Belize Integrated Patient-Centred Country Wide Health Information System (BHIS) with embedded program manageme...
Belize deployed a country-wide fully integrated patient centred health information system with eight embedded disease management algorithms and simple analytics in 2007 for $4 (Cad)/citizen. This study evaluated BHIS uptake by health care workers, and pre and post BHIS deployment mortality in select...
Medication errors in residential aged care facilities: a distributed cognition analysis of the information exchange process.
Medication safety is a pressing concern for residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Retrospective studies in RACF settings identify inadequate communication between RACFs, doctors, hospitals and community pharmacies as the major cause of medication errors. Existing literature offers limited insigh...
Mobile health in emerging countries: a survey of research initiatives in Brazil.
To conduct a comprehensive survey of mobile health (mHealth) research initiatives in Brazil, discussing current challenges, gaps, opportunities and tendencies. Systematic review of publicly available electronic documents related to mHealth, including scientific publications, technical reports and de...
The success of a management information system in health care - a case study from Finland.
The purpose of this article is to describe perspectives on information availability and information use among users of a management information system in one specialized health care organization. The management information system (MIS) is defined as the information system that provides management wi...