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Analyzing recommender systems for health promotion using a multidisciplinary taxonomy: A scoping review

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2018
Recommender systems are information retrieval systems that provide users with relevant items (e.g., through messages). Despite their extensive use in the e-commerce and leisure domains, their application in healthcare is still in its infancy.

Digital Health for Social and Behavior Change: New Technologies, New Ways to Reach People

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2018
Using digital technologies—such as mobile phones, computers, or tablets—to convey information and messages as part of an evidence-based multichannel social and behavior change (SBC) strategy may contribute to promoting, adopting, and maintaining healthy sexual and reproductive behavior.

ICTs and the Challenge of Health System Transition in Low and Middle Income -income Countries

Author(s): 
Bloom | 
G. | 
Berdou | 
E. | 
Standing | 
H. | 
Guo | 
Z. | 
Labrique | 
A.
Publication Date: 
Nov 06, 2017
The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common illnesses, especially by the poor.

mHealth Intervention is Effective in Creating Smoke-Free Homes for Newborns: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study in China.

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Sep 01, 2017

Mobile-phone-based smoking cessation intervention has been shown to increase quitting among smokers. However, such intervention has not yet been applied to secondhand smoke (SHS) reduction programs that target smoking parents of newborns.

A systematic review of balance and fall risk assessments with mobile phone technology.

Publication Date: 
Aug 27, 2017

Falls are a major health concern for older adults. Preventative measures can help reduce the incidence and severity of falls. Methods for assessing balance and fall risk factors are necessary to effectively implement preventative measures.

Usability of a Culturally Informed mHealth Intervention for Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression: Feedback From Young Sexual Minority Men.

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Aug 26, 2017

BACKGROUND: To date, we are aware of no interventions for anxiety and depression developed as mobile phone apps and tailored to young sexual minority men, a group especially at risk of anxiety and depression.

Integrating mHealth at point of care in low- and middle-income settings: the system perspective.

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Publication Date: 
Aug 25, 2017

While the field represents a wide spectrum of products and services, many aspects of mHealth have great promise within resource-poor settings: there is an extensive range of cheap, widely available tools which can be used at the point of care delivery.

Policymakers and mHealth: roles and expectations, with observations from Ethiopia, Ghana and Sweden.

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Publication Date: 
Aug 25, 2017

The rapid increase in mobile phone use and other telecommunication technologies in health care during the past decade has paved the way for optimism.

Are mobile health applications useful for supporting shared decision making in diagnostic and treatment decisions?

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Publication Date: 
Aug 25, 2017

Mobile health (mHealth) applications intended to support shared decision making in diagnostic and treatment decisions are increasingly available. In this paper, we discuss some recent studies on mHealth applications with relevance to shared decision making.

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