Continuity of Patient Care

Closed-loop healthcare monitoring in a collaborative heart failure network.

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2014

Heart failure (HF) is a growing public health problem. The management of HF is usually multi-disciplinary and should comprise the cooperation of all groups of individuals involved in the care like clinicians, cardiologists, general practitioners, internists, nurses, relatives and patients.

Patient monitoring in mobile health: opportunities and challenges.

Publication Date: 
May 02, 2014

BACKGROUND: In most countries chronic diseases lead to high health care costs and reduced productivity of people in society.

Mobile technologies and communication strategies in an urban Midwifery Group Practice setting. An exploratory study.

Publication Date: 
Dec 03, 2013

BACKGROUND: Around-the-clock access to a known midwife is a distinct feature of Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) and caseload midwifery settings; although the literature suggests this aspect of working life may hinder recruitment and retention to this model of care.

Automation is key to managing a population's health.

Publication Date: 
Apr 24, 2012

Online tools for automating population health management can help healthcare organizations meet their patients' needs both during and between encounters with the healthcare system. These tools can facilitate: The use of registries to track patients' health status and care gaps.

Pediatric caregiver attitudes and technologic readiness toward electronic follow-up communication in an urban community emergency department.

Publication Date: 
May 23, 2013

OBJECTIVE: Follow-up of pediatric patients after an emergency department (ED) visit is important for monitoring changes in patient health and informing patients of test results conducted during the visit. The telephone has been the standard method of communication, but contact rates are poor.

Improving telephone follow-up for patients discharged from the emergency department: results of a randomized controlled trial.

Publication Date: 
May 15, 2013

OBJECTIVES: Reliable telephone follow-up offers physicians a timely method to notify patients of unexpected laboratory and imaging results, clarify discharge instructions, evaluate health status changes, and potentially boost patient satisfaction.

Physicians interrupted by mobile devices in hospitals: understanding the interaction between devices, roles, and duties.

Publication Date: 
Mar 08, 2013

BACKGROUND: A common denominator of modern hospitals is a variety of communication problems. In particular, interruptions from mobile communication devices are a cause of great concern for many physicians.