Use of a Remote Inhaler Monitoring Device to Measure Change in Inhaler Use with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations.

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Oct 16, 2017

BACKGROUND: Remote inhaler monitoring is an emerging technology that enables the healthcare team to monitor the time and location of a patient's inhaler use.

e-Health readiness assessment factors and measuring tools: A systematic review.

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Oct 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: The evolving, adoption and high failure nature of health information technology (HIT)/IS/T systems requires effective readiness assessment to avert increasing failures while increasing system benefits. However, literature on HIT readiness assessment is myriad and fragmented.

Geo-spatial reporting for monitoring of household immunization coverage through mobile phones: Findings from a feasibility study.

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Oct 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: The addition of Global Positioning System (GPS) to a mobile phone makes it a very powerful tool for surveillance and monitoring coverage of health programs.

ADHD: Is There an App for That? A Suitability Assessment of Apps for the Parents of Children and Young People With ADHD.

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Oct 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly comorbid disorder that can impact significantly on the individual and their family. ADHD is managed via pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions.

A qualitative study of COPD-patients' experience of a telemedicine intervention.

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Oct 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: Clinically stable patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often followed at regular intervals regardless of the needs.

Mobile Application vs. Paper Pictorial Blood Assessment Chart to Track Menses in Young Women: A Randomized Cross-Over Design.

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Oct 14, 2017

BACKGROUND: /Objectives: Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common complaint reported by approximately 30% of women. The Pictorial Blood Assessment Chart (PBAC) score is often used to quantify severity of menstrual bleeding.

Characterizing Active Ingredients of eHealth Interventions Targeting Persons With Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Using the Behavior Change Techniques Taxonomy: Scoping Review.

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Oct 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: The behavior change technique taxonomy v1 (BCTTv1; Michie and colleagues, 2013) is a comprehensive tool to characterize active ingredients of interventions and includes 93 labels that are hierarchically clustered into 16 hierarchical clusters.

Initial Assessment, Treatment, and Follow-Up of Minor Pediatric Burn Wounds in Four Patients Remotely: A Preliminary Communication.

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Oct 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: Close, multidisciplinary collaboration with burn experts is the essential strategy to achieve the best functional and esthetic outcomes in burn wound treatment. Management of minor burn injuries, where no specialized care is available, might be challenging.

Developing digital interventions for people living with serious mental illness: perspectives from three mHealth studies.

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Oct 13, 2017

The rapidly expanding field of mobile health (mHealth) seeks to harness increasingly affordable and ubiquitous mobile digital technologies including smartphones, tablets, apps and wearable devices to enhance clinical care.

Accuracy and Reliability of a Handheld, Nonmydriatic Fundus Camera for the Remote Detection of Optic Disc Edema.

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Oct 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: Optic disc edema can be an important indicator of serious neurological disease, but is poorly detected using the direct ophthalmoscope. Portable fundus photography may overcome this difficulty.

Adoption, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of a Mobile Health App for Personalized Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care: Protocol for a Realist Case Study of the Ned App.

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Oct 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: By 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in North America.

Acceptance of Telemonitoring Among Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: How is the Perceived Interest by and for Patients?

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Oct 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, a chronic respiratory disease, requires regular adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.

Desire to Be Underweight: Exploratory Study on a Weight Loss App Community and User Perceptions of the Impact on Disordered Eating Behaviors.

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Oct 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) apps for weight loss (weight loss apps) can be useful diet and exercise tools for individuals in need of losing weight. Most studies view weight loss app users as these types of individuals, but not all users have the same needs.

The Effect of Telemedicine on Resource Utilization and Hospital Disposition in Critically Ill Pediatric Transport Patients.

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Oct 13, 2017

PURPOSE: Pediatric transport teams rely on communication to report patient data to medical command officers, who create care plans and determine disposition. Common destinations are the emergency department (ED), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), or regular inpatient care area (RIPCA).

Use of a Novel, Remotely Connected Diabetes Management System Is Associated with Increased Treatment Satisfaction, Reduced Diabetes Distress, and Improved Glycemic Control in Individuals with Insulin-Treated...

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Oct 13, 2017

BACKGROUND: The ability to automatically transfer data to clinicians and receive timely guidance in therapy adjustments through remote and in-office consults can positively impact patients' perceptions about quality of care, which is positively associated with clinical outcomes.

Retinopathy of Prematurity-assist: Novel Software for Detecting Plus Disease.

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Oct 12, 2017

PURPOSE: To design software with a novel algorithm, which analyzes the tortuosity and vascular dilatation in fundal images of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) patients with an acceptable accuracy for detecting plus disease.

Efficacy of a technology-based, integrated smoking cessation and alcohol intervention for smoking cessation in adolescents: Results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial.

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Oct 12, 2017

OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of a technology-based integrated smoking cessation and alcohol intervention versus a smoking cessation only intervention in adolescents.

Asynchronous Telepsychiatry: A Component of Stepped Integrated Care.

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Oct 12, 2017

OBJECTIVE: Integrated behavioral healthcare models typically involve a range of consultation options for mental healthcare.

Willingness to Use Mobile Phone Apps for HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in London: Web-Based Survey.

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Oct 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: Many men who have sex with men (MSM) use apps to connect with and meet other MSM.

Automated diagnosis of melanoma.

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Oct 12, 2017

Does remote monitoring change OSA management and CPAP adherence?

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Oct 12, 2017

It is increasingly recognized that the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and its associated cardio-metabolic morbidities make OSA a burden for society.

Psychometric Properties of Patient-Facing eHealth Evaluation Measures: Systematic Review and Analysis.

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Oct 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: Significant resources are being invested into eHealth technology to improve health care.

Demonstrating the reliability of transdiagnostic mHealth Routine Outcome Monitoring in mental health services using experience sampling technology.

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Oct 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) should provide a dynamic, within-treatment forward feedback loop to guide individual treatment decisions across diagnostic categories.

Fall Detection in Individuals With Lower Limb Amputations Using Mobile Phones: Machine Learning Enhances Robustness for Real-World Applications.

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Oct 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: Automatically detecting falls with mobile phones provides an opportunity for rapid response to injuries and better knowledge of what precipitated the fall and its consequences. This is beneficial for populations that are prone to falling, such as people with lower limb amputations.

Remote Monitoring of Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: Assessing Clinical and Economic Value.

Publication Date: 
Oct 12, 2017

BACKGROUND: For chronic kidney disease patients who progress to end-stage renal disease, survival is dependent on renal replacement therapy in the form of kidney transplantation or chronic dialysis.

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