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December, 2014

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Health literacy and task environment influence parents’ burden for data entry on child-specific health information: randomized controlled trial

Porter SC et al, J Med Internet Res, 13(1)

Health care systems increasingly rely on patients’ data entry efforts to organize and assist in care delivery through health information exchange.

We sought to determine (1) the variation in burden imposed on parents by data entry efforts across paper-based and computer-based environments, and (2) the impact, if any, of parents’ health literacy on the task burden.
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3 February 2011 | No Comments »
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Integrative Primary Care and the Internet: Opportunities and Challenges

Handel, Marsha J., Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 37(1)

The Internet: gateway to reliable clinical and research information or floodgate to unsubstantiated information of insufficient depth and variable quality? Can it help the physician locate high-quality information that will enhance patient care? Can it help patients become more knowledgeable, involved, and competent in participating in their health care management? Can it be used efficiently and effectively during a busy practice day to immediately educate providers and patients right at point of care?
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26 February 2010 | No Comments »
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The case for public ownership of patient data

Rodwin, Marc A., JAMA, 302(1)

The allocation of $19 billion by the US Congress to promote the adoption of electronic medical records makes feasible the collection of aggregate patient data that could vastly improve patient safety, public health monitoring, and medical knowledge. The US Food and Drug Administration could ascertain the percentage of patients who experienced adverse reactions from a specific drug, then warn physicians or take other action.
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13 July 2009 | No Comments »
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The use of websites for disseminating health information in developing countries: an experience from Sri Lanka

Kommalage, Mahinda, and Anoj Thabrew, International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 4(3-4)

This study was designed to investigate the use of websites as a health education medium in Sri Lanka. Approximately 87.2% of the websites contained less than 100 webpages. The quality score was higher in the websites owned by local nonbusiness organisations compared to the websites owned by business organisations.
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13 February 2009 | No Comments »
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Data Makes a Difference

Anderson, Howard J., Health Data Management, 17(1)

“Delivering the right data to the right doctor at the right time can have a big impact on the quality of care.
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12 January 2009 | No Comments »
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Trying to measure the quality of health information on the internet: is it time to move on?

Deshpande, Amol, and Alejandro R. Jadad, The Journal of Rheumatology, 36(1)

The Internet has forever changed the way we access and obtain health information. In 2006, the Pew Internet & American Life Project estimated that almost 80% of Internet users had searched for online health information, with medical diseases, health problems, medical treatment, and nutrition being the most popular topics.
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12 January 2009 | No Comments »
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Examining the Medical Blogosphere: An Online Survey of Medical Bloggers

Kovic I et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(3)

Blogs are the major contributors to the large increase of new websites created each year. Most blogs allow readers to leave comments and, in this way, generate both conversation and encourage collaboration. Despite their popularity, however, little is known about blogs or their creators.
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24 September 2008 | No Comments »
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Standards for enabling health informatics interoperability

Engel, Kjeld et al, Ubiquity: Technologies for Better Health in Aging Societies, 2006

Most of industry countries are turning their healthcare system towards integrated care paradigms for improving quality, efficiency, and safety of patients’ care. Integrated care has to be supported by extended communication and cooperation between the involved healthcare establishments’ information systems. The required interoperability level goes beyond technical interoperability and simple data exchange as it has been started in the early world of electronic data exchange (EDI). For realising semantic interoperability, series of standards must be specified, implemented and enforced. The paper classifies standards for health information systems needed for enabling practical semantic interoperability.

31 December 2006 | No Comments »
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The Value Of Health Care Information – Exchange And Interoperability

Walker J et al, Health Affairs, Suppl Web Exclusives 2005

In this paper we assess the value of electronic health care information exchange and interoperability (HIEI) between providers (hospitals and medical group practices) and independent laboratories, radiology centers, pharmacies, payers, public health departments, and other providers.
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11 August 2006 | No Comments »
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