Medical Informatics Applications

The landscape of research on smartphone medical apps: Coherent taxonomy, motivations, open challenges and recommendations.

Publication Date: 
Nov 16, 2015

OBJECTIVE: To survey researchers' efforts in response to the new and disruptive technology of smartphone medical apps, mapping the research landscape form the literature into a coherent taxonomy, and finding out basic characteristics of this emerging field represented on: motivation of using

The Promises and Pitfalls of Digital Technology in Its Application to Alcohol Treatment.

Publication Date: 
Aug 11, 2015

Individuals seeking to change their alcohol use form a heterogeneous group with varied treatment goals-including moderation and abstinence-that therefore requires flexible treatment options.

System light-loading technology for mHealth: Manifold-learning-based medical data cleansing and clinical trials in WE-CARE Project.

Publication Date: 
Sep 06, 2014

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major issue to public health. It contributes 41% to the Chinese death rate each year. This huge loss encouraged us to develop a Wearable Efficient teleCARdiology systEm (WE-CARE) for early warning and prevention of CVD risks in real time.

Review of infectious diseases applications for iPhone/iPad and Android: from pocket to patient.

Publication Date: 
Sep 26, 2013

The explosion of medical applications (apps) in the Apple and Google Play app stores has made it increasingly difficult to find relevant and reliable infectious diseases (ID) apps. Apple created a section called "Apps for Healthcare Professionals"; however, several ID apps are missing.

Aligning health information technologies with effective service delivery models to improve chronic disease care.

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Publication Date: 
Aug 06, 2014

OBJECTIVE: Healthcare reforms in the United States, including the Affordable Care and HITECH Acts, and the NCQA criteria for the Patient Centered Medical Home have promoted health information technology (HIT) and the integration of general medical and mental health services.

Development of ClickClinica: a novel smartphone application to generate real-time global disease surveillance and clinical practice data.

Publication Date: 
Jul 30, 2013

BACKGROUND: Identification and tracking of important communicable diseases is pivotal to our understanding of the geographical distribution of disease, the emergence and spread of novel and resistant infections, and are of particular importance for public health policy planning.

Implementation of an app-based neuromuscular training programme to prevent ankle sprains: a process evaluation using the RE-AIM Framework.

Publication Date: 
Mar 18, 2015

BACKGROUND/AIM: The contemporary electronic media is regarded as a practical tool in the dissemination of preventive measures and interventions. For this purpose an App (free of charge) was developed including an efficacious programme for the prevention of ankle sprain recurrences.