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December, 2014

Medication Administration Errors in Nursing Homes Using an Automated Medication Dispensing System

van den Bemt, Patricia M. L. A. et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 16(4)

To identify the frequency of medication administration errors as well as their potential risk factors in nursing homes using a distribution robot.

The study was a prospective, observational study conducted within three nursing homes in the Netherlands caring for 180 individuals.
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5 July 2009 | No Comments »
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Teledermatologic Consultation and Reduction in Referrals to Dermatologists: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Eminovic, Nina et al, Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(5)

To determine whether teledermatologic consultations can reduce referrals to a dermatologist by general practitioners (GPs).
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19 May 2009 | No Comments »
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Evaluating inter-professional work support by a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system

Niazkhani, Zahra et al, eHealth Beyond the Horizon - Get IT There, 2008

Physician-centered design for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems overlooks the collaborative, multi-professional nature of medical work. We analyzed the compatibility of the conceptual model of inter-professional workflow underlying a CPOE system with real-life workflow in the medication ordering and administration process. We conducted twenty-three semi-structured interviews with key informant users and analyzed the handwritten documents and computerized printouts used in daily work in a Dutch academic medical center.
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19 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Teledermatology Helps Doctors and Hospitals to Serve Their Clients

Leonard Witkamp, Electronic Healthcare 2009

Telemedicine contributes to efficiency increase and leads to the accelerated development and use of the internet based electronic patient record. The broad use of telemedicine is hampered by rigid decision structures, slow adaptation processes and concern for its consequences.
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4 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Same system, different outcomes: Comparing the transitions from two paper-based systems to the same computerized physician order entry system

Niazkhani, Zahra et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(3)

To compare how nurses in two different paper-based systems perceive the impact of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system on their medication-related activities.

13 non-surgical, adult inpatient wards in a Dutch academic hospital.
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10 February 2009 | No Comments »
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Health information technology and physician perceptions of quality of care and satisfaction

Davis K et al, Health Policy, 90(2-3)

To examine across seven countries the relationship between physician office information system capacity and the quality of care.

Multivariate analysis of a cross-sectional 2006 random survey of primary care physicians in seven countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States.
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6 February 2009 | No Comments »
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A framework for the design of user-centred teleconsulting systems

Esser, Priscilla E., and Richard H. M. Goossens, J Telemed Telecare, 15(1)

Telemedicine projects often fail to grow beyond the pilot phase of implementation. As well as the usual barriers such as reimbursement and legislation, user acceptance of telemedicine technologies is essential. From a design-perspective, it can be hypothesized that a user-centred design approach is missing in the development of telemedicine systems.
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13 January 2009 | No Comments »
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IVF and Internet – Evaluation of an Interactive Personal Health Record for IVF Patients

Tuil, Wouter S., 2008

The internet is rapidly revolutionizing healthcare. It contributes to the development of new ways of health promotion, disease prevention and the treatment of medical problems. Patient access to the hospitals Electronic Health Record (EHR) is seen as an important step towards patient empowerment, one of the main focal points in modern day healthcare redesign.
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6 November 2008 | No Comments »
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Conflicting perceptions of an inter-disciplinary telemedicine project. How a successful project failed.

de Bont, Antoinette, and Roland Bal, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8

Information systems can play a key role in care innovations including task redesign and shared care. Many demonstration projects have presented evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness and high levels of patient satisfaction. Yet these same projects often fail to become part of every-day clinical routines. The aim of the paper is to gain insight into a common paradox that a technology can meet the criteria for success set out at the start of the project yet fail to become part of every-day clinical routines.
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27 October 2008 | No Comments »
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Tele-guidance of chronic heart failure patients enhances knowledge about the disease. A multi-centre, randomised controlled study

Balk, Aggie H. et al, European Journal of Heart Failure, 10(11)

New strategies are required to optimize care in increasing numbers of chronic heart failure patients. The aim of this randomised trial was to evaluate a remote guidance system.
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24 October 2008 | 1 Comment »
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IVF patients show three types of online behaviour

Tuil, Wouter S. et al, Human Reproduction, 23(11)

The internet introduces new ways to deal with stress. However, it is unclear how its resources are used in everyday life. Using a web-based personal health record (PHR), we observed the patient’s online behaviour and linked this to distress, theories on dealing with stress and demographics.
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17 October 2008 | No Comments »
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Evaluation of internet-based technology for supporting self-care: problems encountered by patients and caregivers when using self-care applications

Nijland N et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(2)

Prior studies have shown that many patients are interested in Internet-based technology that enables them to control their own care. As a result, innovative eHealth services are evolving rapidly, including self-assessment tools and secure patient-caregiver email communication. It is interesting to explore how these technologies can be used for supporting self-care.
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27 May 2008 | No Comments »
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The Patient’s Perspective in the Dutch National Technical Agreement on Telemedicine

Meijer, Wouter J., Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

In 2007, the Dutch National Technical Agreement (NTA) for Tele-medicine was established.
Telemedicine deals with care processes.
The goals of Telemedicine were defined broadly, including quality of life in non-medical terms as seen from the patient’s perspective: 1) independence, 2) self-reliance; 3) participation in society and social life and 4) self-determination (autonomy through freedom of choice) for the care consumer and his environment.
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7 April 2008 | No Comments »
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Finding the service you need: Human centered design of a Digital Interactive Social Chart in DEMentia care (DEM-DISC)

Roest, H. G. van der et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

Community dwelling people with dementia and their informal carers experience a lot of problems. In the course of the disease process people with dementia become more dependent on others and professional help is often necessary. Many informal carers and people with dementia experience unmet needs with regard to information on the disease and on the available care and welfare offer, therefore they tend not to utilize the broad spectrum of available care and welfare services. This can have very negative consequences like unsafe situations, social isolation of the person with dementia and overburden of informal carers with consequent increased risk of illness for them.
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29 March 2008 | No Comments »
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Internet-based self-management offers an opportunity to achieve better asthma control in adolescents

van der Meer, Victor et al, Chest, 132 (1)

Internet and short message service are emerging tools for chronic disease management in adolescents, but few data exist on the barriers to and benefits of internet-based asthma self-management. Our objective was to reveal the barriers and benefits perceived by adolescents with well-controlled and poorly controlled asthma to current and internet-based asthma management.
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21 July 2007 | No Comments »
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Rates and determinants of repeated participation in a web-based behavior change program for healthy body weight and healthy lifestyle

Verheijden, Marieke W. et al, J Med Internet Res, 9(1)

In recent years, many tailored lifestyle counseling programs have become available through the Internet. Previous research into such programs has shown selective enrollment of relatively healthy people. However, because of the known dose-response relationship between the intensity and frequency of counseling and the behavior change outcomes, selective retention may also be a concern.
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