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An RFID solution for enhancing inpatient medication safety with real-time verifiable grouping-proof.
We review a recent proposal  regarding a leading-edge solution to enhance inpatient medication safety by using RFID technology. The proof mechanism is the kernel concept in their design and worth studying to develop a well-designed grouping-proof scheme. Other RFID grouping-proof protocols [17-2...
Effects of a WLAN-based real time location system on outpatient contentment in a Level I trauma center.
I trauma center. This investigation was performed under different study arms (termed "phase"): In phase 0, patient satisfaction was determined (with a questionnaire) without RTLS implementation. In phase I, patient tracking with RTLS was performed, and satisfaction was determined (with a questionnai...
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...
Evidence for building a smarter health and wellness future--key messages and collected visions from a joint OECD and NSF workshop.
Secondary use of routinely collected patient data in a clinical trial: An evaluation of the effects on patient recruitment and data acquisit...
Clinical trials are time-consuming and require constant focus on data quality. Finding sufficient time for a trial is a challenging task for involved physicians, especially when it is conducted in parallel to patient care. From the point of view of medical informatics, the growing amount of electron...
Lessons learned after a three-year store and forward teledermatology experience using internet: Strengths and limitations.
A high degree of diagnostic accuracy both for pediatric and adult consultations was achieved using the teledermatology system with affordable technical requirements. Its usefulness for filtering dermatological referrals was also demonstrated in the study. Nevertheless, other factors such as the reor...
The importance of the verbal shift handover report: A multi-site case study
Online health information seeking by people with physical disabilities due to neurological conditions.
This study investigates how neurologically disabled people's intention to continue seeking and actual use of online health information are related to various factors.
Hospital readiness for health information exchange: development of metrics associated with successful collaboration for quality improvement.
We tested whether organizational capacities known to be related to readiness were associated with successful participation in an American data-sharing collaborative for quality improvement. Cross-sectional design, using an on-line survey of hospitals in a large, mature data-sharing collaborative org...
Factors that influence public engagement with eHealth: A literature review
Recommendations for policy makers, developers, users and health professionals, include: targeting efforts towards those underserved by eHealth; improving access; tailoring services to meet the needs of a broader range of users; exploiting opportunities for social computing; and clarifying of the rol...