Telemedicine for Developing Countries. A Survey and Some Design Issues.

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Nov 02, 2016

BACKGROUND: Developing countries need telemedicine applications that help in many situations, when physicians are a small number with respect to the population, when specialized physicians are not available, when patients and physicians in rural villages need assistance in the delivery of health

Telestroke Imaging: A Review.

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Nov 02, 2016

The use of telecommunications technology to provide the healthcare services, telemedicine, has been in use since the 1860s. The use of technology has ranged from providing medical care to far-off places during wartimes to monitoring physiological measurements of astronauts in space.

Usability and Workflow Evaluation of "RhEumAtic Disease activitY" (READY). A Mobile Application for Rheumatology Patients and Providers.

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Nov 02, 2016

BACKGROUND: RhEumAtic Disease activitY (READY) is a mobile health (mHealth) application that aims to create a shared platform integrating data from both patients and physicians, with a particular emphasis on arthritis disease activity.

Enablers and barriers in providing telediabetes services for Indigenous communities: A systematic review.

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Nov 01, 2016

A systematic review of studies which reported on telediabetes services within Indigenous communities was undertaken in June 2016. The aim of this study was to identify enablers and barriers associated with the delivery of telehealth services for diabetes care amongst Indigenous people.

Dose and timing of text messages for increasing physical activity among pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial.

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Nov 01, 2016

Text4baby (T4b), a free nation-wide mobile health information service, delivers health-related text messages (SMS) to pregnant women.

Impact of simple conventional and Telehealth solutions on improving mental health in Afghanistan.

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Nov 01, 2016

For more than a century Afghanistan has been unstable, facing decades of war, social problems, and intense poverty. As a result, many of the population suffer from a variety of mental health problems.

Substitution rates of video consultations for traditional consultations at a tertiary public hospital.

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Nov 01, 2016

Using a case study approach, we conducted a retrospective review of 12 months of outpatient activity at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Brisbane, Australia.

Digital Suicide Prevention: Can Technology Become a Game-changer?

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Nov 01, 2016

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death and has been recognized as a significant public health issue. Rapid advances in data science can provide us with useful tools for suicide prevention, and help to dynamically assess suicide risk in quantitative data-driven ways.

Exploring the benefits of a stroke telemedicine programme: An organisational and societal perspective.

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Nov 01, 2016

We undertook a qualitative analysis to identify the broader benefits of a state-wide acute stroke telemedicine service beyond the patient-clinician consultation.

Impact of a Daily SMS Medication Reminder System on Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Nov 01, 2016

IMPORTANCE: The rapid uptake of mobile phones in low and middle-income countries over the past decade has provided public health programs unprecedented access to patients.

Exploring educational needs and design aspects of internet-enabled patient education for persons with diabetes: a qualitative interview study.

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Nov 01, 2016

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to explore the educational needs and design aspects of personalised internet-enabled education for patients with diabetes in Iran.

Effect of telemedicine on glycated hemoglobin in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.

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Nov 01, 2016

BACKGROUND: Telemedicine, the use of telecommunications to deliver health services, expertise and information, is a promising but unproven tool for improving the quality of diabetes care.

Mobile health (mHealth) for headache disorders: A review of the evidence base.

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Nov 01, 2016

The aim of this review was to explore and summarise the evidence base for using mobile apps for the management of headache disorders. PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and Scopus were searched for studies reporting the use of mobile health applications (apps) for managing headache disorders.

Assessment of Aphasia Across the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Using an iPad-Based Application.

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Nov 01, 2016

BACKGROUND: Access2Aphasia™ is an iPad™-based aphasia assessment application that enables real-time audiovisual communication between people with aphasia (PWA) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and the use of supported conversation techniques.

Sexual Preferences and Presentation on Geosocial Networking Apps by Indian Men Who Have Sex With Men in Maharashtra.

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Nov 01, 2016

BACKGROUND: The affordability of smartphones and improved mobile networks globally has increased the popularity of geosocial networking (GSN) apps (eg, Grindr, Scruff, Planetromeo) as a method for men who have sex with men (MSM) to seek causal sex partners and engage with the queer community.

Integrating telehealth in to 'business as usual': Is it really possible?

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Nov 01, 2016

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, began offering web-based telehealth video consultation in 2011, with the principle being that telehealth should be integrated into 'business as usual'.

The DBT Coach mobile application as an adjunct to treatment for suicidal and self-injuring individuals with borderline personality disorder: A preliminary evaluation and challenges to client utilizati...

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Oct 31, 2016

Acquisition and generalization of specific behavioral skills is a key component of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Smoking cessation support delivered via text messages is an effective intervention.

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Oct 31, 2016

Mobile phone-based smoking cessation interventions such as motivational text messages are effective in helping people stay off cigarettes, suggests a review of the evidence.

Operational Components of Telemedicine Programs for Diabetic Retinopathy.

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Oct 31, 2016

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of new-onset vision loss worldwide.

Telemedicine and Telepsychology: A Medicolegal Dilemma Clarifying Standard of Care for the Physicians Emergency Certificate: A Case Report.

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Oct 31, 2016

Physicians and psychologists are often the front-line professionals who examine and treat individuals who are in suicidal crisis.

Smartphone Use Among Postpartum Women and Implications for Personal Health Record Utilization.

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Oct 31, 2016

Personal health records (PHRs) have the potential to improve incomplete health records. However, internet access through traditional methods may be limited for populations most at risk for fragmented care.

Training Residents in the Use of Telepsychiatry: Review of the Literature and a Proposed Elective.

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Oct 31, 2016

Many regions in the United States are deficient in mental health services, especially those in rural areas. As a result of these deficiencies, many patients in need of psychiatric services are often left untreated.

A Study of Asynchronous Mobile-Enabled SMS Text Psychotherapy.

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Oct 31, 2016

BACKGROUND: Many obstacles to obtaining psychotherapy continue to diminish its reach despite its documented positive effects.

Clinical Components of Telemedicine Programs for Diabetic Retinopathy.

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Oct 31, 2016

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of new-onset vision loss worldwide.

Designing quantitative telemedicine research.

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Oct 28, 2016

When designing quantitative trials and evaluation of telehealth interventions, researchers should think ahead to the intended way that the intervention could be implemented in routine care and consider how trial participants with similar characteristics to the target population can be included.

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