Advancing the integration of hospital IT. Pitfalls and perspectives when replacing specialized software for high-risk environments with enterprise system extensions.

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May 17, 2017

BACKGROUND: Planning and controlling surgical operations hugely impacts upon productivity, patient safety, and surgeons' careers.

Telemedicine Seems To Work But Payment Creates a Disconnect.

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May 17, 2017

As American health care shifts from the fee-for-service, disconnected health care to value-based, holistic care, an alignment between providers and total cost of care should encourage the use of telemedicine-especially in cases where it has been shown to reduce costs and improve individual care a

[Telemedicine: a novel service in pediatric emergency care].

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May 17, 2017

INTRODUCTION: Telemedicine is a field that deals with monitoring and caring for patients who are physically apart from the caregivers, so they cannot communicate without technological means. The use of telemedicine has been recognized by a number of official organizations worldwide.

Uptake of telehealth implementation for COPD patients in a high-poverty, inner-city environment: A survey.

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May 17, 2017

This study aimed to investigate computer and internet access and education attained in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as potential barriers to implementation of telemedicine.

A Systematic Review of Application and Effectiveness of mHealth Interventions for Obesity and Diabetes Treatment and Self-Management.

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May 16, 2017

The use of mobile and wireless technologies and wearable devices for improving health care processes and outcomes (mHealth) is promising for health promotion among patients with chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

Reaching the Unreachable: Novel Approaches to Telemedicine Screening of Underserved Populations for Vitreoretinal Disease.

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May 16, 2017

Telemedicine involves electronic communication between a physician in one location and a patient in another location to provide remote medical care. Ophthalmologists are increasingly employing telemedicine, particularly in retinal disease screening and monitoring.

Comparison of Body Weight Trend Algorithms for Prediction of Heart Failure Related Events in Home Care Setting.

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May 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Automatic event detection is used in telemedicine based heart failure disease management programs supporting physicians and nurses in monitoring of patients' health data.

Computer Administered Safety Planning for Individuals at Risk for Suicide: Development and Usability Testing.

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May 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Safety planning is a brief intervention that has become an accepted practice in many clinical settings to help prevent suicide. Even though it is quick compared to other approaches, it frequently requires 20 min or more to complete, which can impede adoption.

Bluetooth Low Energy Peripheral Android Health App for Educational and Interoperability Testing Purposes.

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May 16, 2017

Based on recent telemonitoring activities in Austria for enabling integrated health care, the communication interfaces between personal health devices (e.g. blood pressure monitor) and personal health gateway devices (e.g.

eMedication Meets eHealth with the Electronic Medication Management Assistant (eMMA).

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May 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: A patient's healthcare team is often missing a complete overview on the prescribed and dispensed medication. This is due to an inconsistent information flow between the different actors of the healthcare system.

Text Messaging and Mobile Phone Apps as Interventions to Improve Adherence in Adolescents With Chronic Health Conditions: A Systematic Review.

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May 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: The number of adolescents with chronic health conditions (CHCs) continues to increase. Medication nonadherence is a global challenge among adolescents across chronic conditions and is associated with poor health outcomes.

Web and Mobile Based HIV Prevention and Intervention Programs Pros and Cons - A Review.

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May 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: With the increasing growth of HIV positive people the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) can play an important role in controlling the spread of the AIDS. Web and Mobile are the new technologies that young people take advantage from them.

Development of a Multidisciplinary and Telemedicine Focused System Database.

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May 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Tele-rehabilitation at home is one of the promising approaches in increasing rehabilitative success and simultaneously decreasing the financial burden on the healthcare system.

EpxMedTracking: Feasibility Evaluation of an SMS-Based Medication Adherence Tracking System in Community Practice.

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May 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Medication adherence remains a difficult problem to both assess and improve in patients. It is a multifactorial problem that goes beyond the commonly cited reason of forgetfulness.

Timed Up-and-Go Device for Unsupervised Functional Assessment of Elderly Patients.

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May 16, 2017

Functional evaluation of elderly patients is one key component in a comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. The increased workload and high costs associated to close and continuous monitoring in clinical settings may be counterbalanced by the application of ICT-supported remote follow-up.

Age and gender considerations for technology-assisted delivery of therapy for substance use disorder treatment: A patient survey of access to electronic devices.

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May 15, 2017

BACKGROUND: Technology-assisted treatment (TAT) can be an effective supplement to established face-to-face therapy modalities with a growing literature in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.

Anxiety: There is an app for that. A systematic review of anxiety apps.

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May 15, 2017

BACKGROUND: Smartphones and mobile devices have become ubiquitous, and with the rapid advance of technology, the number of health applications (apps) that are available for consumers on these devices is constantly growing. In particular, there has been a recent proliferation of anxiety apps.

The "Aachen fall prevention App" - a Smartphone application app for the self-assessment of elderly patients at risk for ground level falls.

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May 15, 2017

BACKGROUND: Fall incidents are a major problem for patients and healthcare. The "Aachen Fall Prevention App" (AFPA) represents the first mobile Health (mHealth) application (app) empowering older patients (persons 50+ years) to self-assess and monitor their individual fall risk.

Smartphone Applications for Hypertension Management: a Potential Game-Changer That Needs More Control.

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May 14, 2017

PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: This review article will summarize available data on mobile applications for the management of hypertension, by highlighting their potential for clinical use, the current limitations and the yet pending issues to be addressed in future studies.

Efficacy of the Telemedical Lifestyle intervention Program TeLiPro in Advanced Stages of Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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May 13, 2017

OBJECTIVE: Lifestyle interventions are the foundation of treatment in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. However, their therapeutic potential in advanced disease stages is unknown.

Efficacy of a Web-Based Guided Recommendation Service for a Curated List of Readily Available Mental Health and Well-Being Mobile Apps for Young People: Randomized Controlled Trial.

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May 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: Mental disorders are highly prevalent for the people who are aged between 16 and 25 years and can permanently disrupt the development of these individuals.

ServAR: An augmented reality tool to guide the serving of food.

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May 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: Accurate estimation of food portion size is a difficult task. Visual cues are important mediators of portion size and therefore technology-based aids may assist consumers when serving and estimating food portions.

Reducing depressive symptomatology with a smartphone app: study protocol for a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

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May 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: Depression has become one of the leading contributors to the global disease burden. Evidence-based treatments for depression are available, but access to them is still limited in some instances.

Evaluation of the Education "Clinical Telemedicine/e-Health" in the Curriculum of Medical Students at the University of Zurich.

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May 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: Digitalization and patient empowerment result in new requirements and challenges. In response, the module "Clinical Telemedicine/e-Health" was implemented by the Faculty of Medicine of Zurich in 2008.

Telemedicine is helping the parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders living in remote and deprived areas.

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May 12, 2017

Telecommunication technologies are advancing rapidly with huge investment to improve infrastructure in rural areas. Telemedicine brings the benefits of telecommunication to healthcare, especially in resource-limited and remote communities.

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