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Special Issue Call for Papers: Supporting Collaboration in Healthcare Settings
Healthcare providers' perceptions of barriers in implementing of home telecare in Taiwan: A qualitative study.
Telecare has not only brought down medical expenses, but has also become an important tool to address healthcare needs. In recent years, the Taiwanese government has been concerned about this healthcare issue. However, only a few hospitals provide telecare. This study aims at investigating the barri...
Computerization and its contribution to care quality improvement: the nurses' perspective.
Despite the widely held belief that the computerization of hospital medical systems contributes to improved patient care management, especially in the context of ordering medications and record keeping, extensive study of the attitudes of medical staff to computerization has found them to be negativ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) implementation of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER): findings and lessons learned from ...
We describe the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Virtual Lifetime Health Electronic Record (VLER) pilot phase in 12 communities to exchange health information with private sector health care organizations and the Department of Defense (DoD), key findings, lessons, and implications for advancing...
Serious Arabic meaning, grammatical, and study design flaws in the study "Faxed Arabic Prescriptions: a medication error waiting to happen?"...
Cooperation and communication challenges in small-scale eHealth development projects.
We analyze the challenges of cooperation and communication using perspectives from information systems research and the concepts of 'language-games' and 'shared design spaces', and thereby exploring the boundaries between the different communication, practice and culture of the IT professionals and...
Improving referral activity on primary-secondary care interface using an electronic decision support system.
Our main aim was to evaluate the ability of electronic feedback and of an electronic referral decision support system (ERSS) to enhance agreement between primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists in priority assignment in clinics. 62 PCPs used a ranking system of waiting times based on differen...
Innovations in health care services: the CAALYX system.
We addressed issues associated with the gathering of clinical data and interpretation of these data, as well as possibilities of automatically triggering appropriate clinical measures. Considering this initial work we started the identification of initiatives, ongoing works and technologies that cou...
Teleconsultation in geriatrics: impact on professional practice.
We used qualitative methods to analyse the impact on professional work practices and care organisation of an initially experimental and then permanent teleconsultation system using a video conference system set up between a geriatric hospital and a tertiary care hospital. Sixty-six teleconsultations...
A modified Delphi translation strategy and challenges of International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®).
We recommend that all synonyms be included in the ICNP(®) translation. In countries like Taiwan where nursing education occurs in English, it is recommended that English terms are displayed along with the translated official language to help nurses to interpret and use the terminology correctly. Cro...