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April, 2014
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Models of information exchange for UK telehealth systems

Aim
The aim of the paper was to identify the models of information exchange for UK telehealth systems.

Methodology
Twelve telehealth offerings were evaluated and models representing the information exchange routes were constructed. Questionnaires were used to validate the diagrammatical representations of the models with a response rate of 55%.
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6 March 2011 | No Comments »
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Retrieval and management of medical information from heterogeneous sources, for its integration in a medical record visualisation tool

Cabarcos A et al, International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 5(4)

Nowadays, medical practice needs, at the patient Point-of-Care (POC), personalised knowledge adjustable in each moment to the clinical needs of each patient, in order to provide support to decision-making processes, taking into account personalised information. To achieve this, adapting the hospital information systems is necessary. Thus, there is a need of computational developments capable of retrieving and integrating the large amount of biomedical information available today, managing the complexity and diversity of these systems.
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15 November 2010 | No Comments »
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Effect of point-of-care computer reminders on physician behaviour: a systematic review

Shojania KG et al, CMAJ, 182(5)

Background:
The opportunity to improve care using computer reminders is one of the main incentives for implementing sophisticated clinical information systems. We conducted a systematic review to quantify the expect ed magnitude of improvements in processes of care from computer reminders delivered to clinicians during their routine activities.
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9 March 2010 | No Comments »
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Using electronic health record alerts to provide public health situational awareness to clinicians

Lurio, Joseph et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 17(2)

Alerting providers to public health situations requires timeliness and context-relevance, both lacking in current systems. Incorporating decision support tools into electronic health records may provide a way to deploy public health alerts to clinicians at the point of care. A timely process for responding to Health Alert Network messages sent by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was developed by a network of community health centers. Alerts with order sets and recommended actions were created to notify primary care providers of local disease outbreaks.
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28 February 2010 | No Comments »
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Adoption of a PDA-based home hospice care system for cancer patients

Hong, Hae Sook et al, Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(6)

This study describes a systematic and efficient point-of-care home hospice information system, which can effectively manage patient information and can easily be incorporated into a home hospice service using wired and/or wireless communications and mobile computing technology. To help with the design of a portable home hospice information system, we analyzed the services provided by visiting nurses and the opinions of users, based on the 2005 Guidelines for Cancer Patient Management Program of the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Korea. We performed a service trial with three experienced visiting nurses.
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15 November 2009 | No Comments »
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Role of Nano- and Microtechnologies in Clinical Point-of-Care Testing

Park, Jason Y., and Larry J. Kricka, Handbook of Digital Homecare, 2009

There is increasing interest in point-of-care diagnostic testing in hospitals and within homes. Advances in engineering and innovation in diagnostic technologies are enabling miniaturized devices (e.g., lab-on-a-chip) at the micro or nanoscale and these devices may eventually provide most if not all of the current range of central laboratory clinical tests at the point-of-care. Specific benefits for miniaturized devices include integration of all steps in a clinical test in single device), replicate analysis for enhanced reliability, portability, low cost, implantability (e.g., in vivo devices), and simplified operation.
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5 October 2009 | No Comments »
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