Using Google Glass in Nonsurgical Medical Settings: Systematic Review.

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Oct 20, 2017

BACKGROUND: Wearable technologies provide users hands-free access to computer functions and are becoming increasingly popular on both the consumer market and in various industries.

Reaching the end of the line: Operational issues with implementing phone-based unannounced pill counts in resource-limited settings.

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Oct 19, 2017

INTRODUCTION: Accurate measurement of adherence is necessary to ensure that therapeutic outcomes can be attributed to the recommended treatment.

Participatory research design in mobile health: Tablet devices for diabetes self-management.

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Oct 19, 2017

Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent, chronic disease, which places significant burden on societies and individuals.

Client-Focused Security Assessment of mHealth Apps and Recommended Practices to Prevent or Mitigate Transport Security Issues.

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Oct 19, 2017

BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) apps show a growing importance for patients and health care professionals. Apps in this category are diverse. Some display important information (ie, drug interactions), whereas others help patients to keep track of their health.

What Clinical Information Is Valuable to Doctors Using Mobile Electronic Medical Records and When?

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Oct 19, 2017

BACKGROUND: There has been a lack of understanding on what types of specific clinical information are most valuable for doctors to access through mobile-based electronic medical records (m-EMRs) and when they access such information.

Guidelines and mHealth to Improve Quality of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Care for Vulnerable Populations in Lebanon: Longitudinal Cohort Study.

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Oct 19, 2017

BACKGROUND: Given the protracted nature of the crisis in Syria, the large noncommunicable disease (NCD) caseload of Syrian refugees and host Lebanese, and the high costs of providing NCD care, the implications for Lebanon's health system are vast.

Digital health technology for use in patients with serious mental illness: a systematic review of the literature.

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Oct 18, 2017

BACKGROUND: As the capabilities and reach of technology have expanded, there is an accompanying proliferation of digital technologies developed for use in the care of patients with mental illness.

Specialty Care Access Network-Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes Model Program for Liver Disease Improves Specialty Care Access.

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Oct 18, 2017

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To improve subspecialty access, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) implemented the first Specialty Care Access Network (SCAN)-Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) in chronic liver disease.

Pain Self-Management for Veterans: Development and Pilot Test of a Stage-Based Mobile-Optimized Intervention.

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Oct 18, 2017

BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a significant public health burden affecting more Americans than cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Veterans are disproportionately affected by chronic pain.

An Integrated Approach Using Chaotic Map & Sample Value Difference Method for Electrocardiogram Steganography and OFDM Based Secured Patient Information Transmission.

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Oct 18, 2017

This paper presents a patient's confidential data hiding scheme in electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and its subsequent wireless transmission. Patient's confidential data is embedded in ECG (called stego-ECG) using chaotic map and the sample value difference approach.

Clinic-Based Mobile Health Decision Support to Enhance Adult Epilepsy Self-Management: An Intervention Mapping Approach.

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Oct 18, 2017

INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder involving recurrent seizures. It affects approximately 5 million people in the U.S. To optimize their quality of life people with epilepsy are encouraged to engage in self-management (S-M) behaviors.

Testing feasibility of an accurate microscopic assessment of macrovesicular steatosis in liver allograft biopsies by smartphone add-on lenses.

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Oct 18, 2017

Light microscopy is an essential tool in histological examination of tissue samples. However, the required equipment for a correct and rapid diagnosis is sometimes unavailable. Smartphones and mobile phone networks are widespread, and could be used for diagnostic imaging and telemedicine.

A comparison of passive and active estimates of sleep in a cohort with schizophrenia.

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Oct 17, 2017

Sleep abnormalities are considered an important feature of schizophrenia, yet convenient and reliable sleep monitoring remains a challenge. Smartphones offer a novel solution to capture both self-reported and objective measures of sleep in schizophrenia.

Tackling Regional Public Health Issues Using Mobile Health Technology: Event Report of an mHealth Hackathon in Thailand.

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Oct 17, 2017

Hackathons are intense, short, collaborative events focusing on solving real world problems through interdisciplinary teams.

A Case Study of the Technology Use and Information Flow at a Hospital-Driven Telemedicine Service.

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Oct 17, 2017

Health care services face the challenge of providing individualised treatment to a growing ageing population prone to chronic conditions and multi-morbidities.

Piloting a mHealth intervention to improve newborn care awareness among rural Cambodian mothers: a feasibility study.

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Oct 17, 2017

BACKGROUND: Globally, the World Health Organization reports that the chances of a child dying is highest in the first month of life, the neonatal period. The neonatal mortality rate in Cambodia is 18 per 1000 live births.

Connecting Parents to a Pediatric Emergency Department: Designing a Mobile App Based on Patient Centred Care Principles.

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Oct 17, 2017

INTRODUCTION: Patient centred care fosters a holistic approach of care switching the focus from a disease perspective to a patient's experience perspective. Patient centred care is of particular importance in the context of paediatric emergency medicine.

Exploring young adult perspectives on the use of gamification and social media in a smartphone platform for improving vegetable intake.

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Oct 16, 2017

Young adults are the poorest consumers of vegetables. Social media and smartphones are frequently used by this demographic and could serve as an engaging medium for nutrition promotion.

Are food allergic consumers ready for informative precautionary allergen labelling?

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Oct 16, 2017

Precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) has resulted in consumer confusion. Previous research has shown that interpretive labels (using graphics, symbols, or colours) are better understood than the traditional forms of labels.

Comprehensive vs. Assisted Management of Mood and Pain Symptoms (CAMMPS) trial: Study design and sample characteristics.

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Oct 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Pain is the most common presenting somatic symptom in medical outpatients, and depression and anxiety are the two most common mental disorders. They frequently co-occur, are under-treated, and result in substantial disability and reduced health-related quality of life.

Novel methods for device and adherence monitoring in asthma.

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Oct 16, 2017

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article aims to provide an updated and evidence-based review of the innovative electronic health interventions to monitor and improve inhaler technique and adherence to recommended therapy in asthma.

The Use of Telemedicine and Mobile Technology to Promote Population Health and Population Management for Psychiatric Disorders.

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Oct 16, 2017

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses recent applications in telemedicine to promote the goals of population health and population management for people suffering psychiatric disorders.

The Use of Telepsychiatry to Provide Cost-Efficient Care During Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies.

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Oct 16, 2017

OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated a videoconference-based psychiatric emergency consultation program (telepsychiatry) at geographically dispersed emergency department (ED) sites that are part of the network of care of an academic children's hospital system.

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