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eHealth/ telehealth/ mobile health systems

This section aims to publish manuscripts that investigate the development, applicability and evaluation of web- and mobile-based medical information systems and interventions. This section also considers studies on the design and evaluation of medical record platforms and telemedicine tools in different development contexts.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Falls are the main cause of death and injury for older adults in the UK. Many of these falls occur within the home as a result of extrinsic falls risk factors such as poor lighting, loose/uneven flooring, and ...

    Authors: Arthur G. Money, Anita Atwal, Emily Boyce, Sophie Gaber, Susan Windeatt and Kyriakos Alexandrou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:85

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition is one of the most important reasons for child mortality in developing countries, especially during the first 5 years of life. We set out to systematically review evaluations of interventions that...

    Authors: Navisa Seyyedi, Bahlol Rahimi, Hamid Reza Farrokh Eslamlou, Toomas Timpka and Hadi Lotfnezhad Afshar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:83

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Digital health interventions can fill gaps in mental healthcare provision. However, autonomous e-mental health (AEMH) systems also present challenges for effective risk management. To balance autonomy and safe...

    Authors: Myrthe L. Tielman, Mark A. Neerincx, Claudia Pagliari, Albert Rizzo and Willem-Paul Brinkman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:47

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Mobile health is a fast-developing field. The use of mobile health applications by healthcare professionals (HCPs) globally has increased considerably. While several studies in high income countries have inves...

    Authors: Siti Kabanda and Hanna-Andrea Rother

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:40

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Cloud based health platforms (CBHP) have tremendous capacity to meet patient’s health needs. The benefits inherent in CBHP position it to be relevant for efficient healthcare delivery. Nonetheless, studies hav...

    Authors: Patience E. Idoga, Mehmet Toycan, Halil Nadiri and Erbuğ Çelebi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:34

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Telemonitoring services could dramatically improve the care of diabetes patients by enhancing their quality of life while decreasing healthcare expenditures. However, the potential for implementing innovative ...

    Authors: Domenik Muigg, Peter Kastner, Georg Duftschmid, Robert Modre-Osprian and Daniela Haluza

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:26

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Assessing daily change in pain and related symptoms help in diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring response to treatment. However, such changes are infrequently assessed, and usually reviewed weeks or months aft...

    Authors: John Bedson, Jonathon Hill, David White, Ying Chen, Simon Wathall, Stephen Dent, Kendra Cooke and Danielle van der Windt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:24

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  8. Content type: Research article

    With the growing shortage of nurses, labor-saving technology has become more important. In health care practice, however, the fit with innovations is not easy. The aim of this study is to analyze the developme...

    Authors: Danielle M. Vossebeld, Erik C. N. Puik, Joris E. N. Jaspers and Marieke J. Schuurmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:11

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  9. Content type: Software

    We developed Supportive care Prioritization, Assessment and Recommendations for Kids (SPARK), a web-based application designed to facilitate symptom screening by children receiving cancer treatments and access...

    Authors: Sadie Cook, Emily Vettese, Dilip Soman, Shannon Hyslop, Susan Kuczynski, Brenda Spiegler, Hailey Davis, Nathan Duong, Stacee Ou Wai, Robert Golabek, Patryk Golabek, Adam Antoszek-Rallo, Tal Schechter, L. Lee Dupuis and Lillian Sung

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:9

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  10. Content type: Research article

    New Specific Application Domain (SAD) heuristics or design principles are being developed to guide the design and evaluation of mobile applications in a bid to improve on the usability of these applications. T...

    Authors: Alice Mugisha, Victoria Nankabirwa, Thorkild Tylleskär and Ankica Babic

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:4

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A growing number of clinical trials use various sensors and smartphone applications to collect data outside of the clinic or hospital, raising the question to what extent patients comply with the unique requir...

    Authors: Shani Cohen, Zeev Waks, Jordan J. Elm, Mark Forrest Gordon, Igor D. Grachev, Leehee Navon-Perry, Shai Fine, Iris Grossman, Spyros Papapetropoulos and Juha-Matti Savola

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:138

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity is associated with poor health outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is therefore crucial for patients to have a physically active lifestyle. The aims of this feasibilit...

    Authors: Tatjana M. Burkow, Lars K. Vognild, Elin Johnsen, Astrid Bratvold and Marijke Jongsma Risberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:136

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality have been increasing in China and as one of the most important health problems facing the nation. Adequate dissemination of correct information about colorectal cancer...

    Authors: Shun Zhang, Yao Yang, Dongyi Yan, Biao Yuan, Xiaohua Jiang and Chun Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:129

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Patient portal use can be a stimulant for patient engagement. Yet, the heterogeneous landscape of tethered patient portals, is a major barrier to further portal development and implementation. A variety in por...

    Authors: Gaby Anne Wildenbos, Frank Horenberg, Monique Jaspers, Linda Peute and Danielle Sent

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:108

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Longevity creates increasing care needs for healthcare providers and family caregivers. Increasingly, the burden of care falls to one primary caregiver, increasing stress and reducing health outcomes. Addition...

    Authors: Yuri Quintana, Bradley Crotty, Darren Fahy, Lewis Lipsitz, Roger B. Davis and Charles Safran

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:105

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  16. Content type: Technical advance

    Increasing mobile phone ownership, functionality and access to mobile-broad band internet services has triggered growing interest to harness the potential of mobile phone technology to improve health services ...

    Authors: Solomon Shiferaw, Andualem Workneh, Robel Yirgu, Geert-Jan Dinant and Mark Spigt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:96

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Mobile technology is ubiquitous. Women of childbearing age have embraced health information technology for pregnancy-related counsel as prenatal care provider communication is increasingly scarce and brief. Pr...

    Authors: Lyra Halili, Rebecca Liu, Kelly Ann Hutchinson, Kevin Semeniuk, Leanne M. Redman and Kristi B. Adamo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:95

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Online health information is unregulated and can be of highly variable quality. There is currently no singular quantitative tool that has undergone a validation process, can be used for a broad range of health...

    Authors: Julie M. Robillard, Jessica H. Jun, Jen-Ai Lai and Tanya L. Feng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:87

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Current advances in information and communication technology have made accessing and obtaining health-related information easier than ever before. Today, many hospital websites use a patient-centric approach t...

    Authors: Dari Alhuwail, Zainab AlMeraj and Fatima Boujarwah

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:82

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Numerous hospitals and organizations have recently endeavored to study the effects of real-time location systems. However, their experiences of system adoption or pilot testing via implementation were not shar...

    Authors: Sooyoung Yoo, Seok Kim, Eunhye Kim, Eunja Jung, Kee-Hyuck Lee and Hee Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:80

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic injury is a serious global health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where medical care often lacks resources and expertise. In these contexts, diagnostic telemedicine could pro...

    Authors: Iona Crumley, Lisa Blom, Lucie Laflamme and Helle Mölsted Alvesson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:71

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been utilised globally for advancing social and economic development. As information becomes key to enlightening development initiatives, the role of mobi...

    Authors: Joseph Thobias and Achilles Kiwanuka

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:45

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Brain in Hand is a smartphone application (app) that allows users to create structured diaries with problems and solutions, attach reminders, record task completion and has a symptom monitoring system. Brain i...

    Authors: Jade Kettlewell, Julie Phillips, Kate Radford and Roshan dasNair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:33

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was the development and evaluation of an algorithm-based diagnosis-tool, applicable on mobile phones, to support guardians in providing appropriate care to sick children.

    Authors: Konstantin H. Franke, Ralf Krumkamp, Aliyu Mohammed, Nimako Sarpong, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Johanna Brinkel, Julius N. Fobil, Axel Bonacic Marinovic, Philip Asihene, Mark Boots, Jürgen May and Benno Kreuels

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:23

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Mobile health (mHealth) has continuously been used as a method in behavioral research to improve self-management in patients with chronic diseases. However, the evidence of its effectiveness in chronic disease...

    Authors: Jung-Ah Lee, Mona Choi, Sang A Lee and Natalie Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:12

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The challenges of assessing alcohol consumption can be greater in Indigenous communities where there may be culturally distinct approaches to communication, sharing of drinking containers and episodic patterns...

    Authors: KS Kylie Lee, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Robert Assan, Noel Hayman, Tanya Chikritzhs, Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes, Peter Jack and Katherine M. Conigrave

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:8

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:26

  27. Content type: Research article

    The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplan...

    Authors: Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro and Paulo Cunha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:7

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  28. Content type: Research article

    In Bangladesh, similar to its other South Asian counterparts, shortage of health workers along with inadequate infrastructure constitute some of the major obstacles for the equitable provision of reproductive ...

    Authors: Ghose Bishwajit, Md. Rakibul Hoque and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:182

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Telemedicine is changing traditional nursing care, and entails nurses performing advanced and complex care within a new clinical environment, and monitoring patients at a distance. Telemedicine practice requir...

    Authors: Tina Lien Barken, Elin Thygesen and Ulrika Söderhamn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:181

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Norway has a long history of using telemedicine, especially for geographical reasons. Despite the availability of promising telemedicine applications and the implementation of national initiatives and policies...

    Authors: H. Alami, M. P. Gagnon, R. Wootton, J. P. Fortin and P. Zanaboni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:180

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  31. Content type: Software

    Commonly used methods to assess cognition, such as direct observation, self-report, or neuropsychological testing, have significant limitations. Therefore, a novel tablet computer-based video simulation was cr...

    Authors: Edward H. Ip, Ryan Barnard, Sarah A. Marshall, Lingyi Lu, Kaycee Sink, Valerie Wilson, Dana Chamberlain and Stephen R. Rapp

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:161

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Despite the introduction of the Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal deaths from 400 to 100 per 100,000 live births, the proportion of maternal deaths is still much higher in most developing countrie...

    Authors: Pedro Pagalday-Olivares, Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, Jessy Adjordor-van de Beek, Samuel Abudey, Ants R. Silberberg and Ruben Buendia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:156

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study is to assess the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) model for telemonitoring patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) by analysing the value it creates, both for organizations or ventures th...

    Authors: Andrija S. Grustam, Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef, Ron Koymans, Philipp Hukal and Johan L. Severens

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:145

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Apps targeted at health and wellbeing sit in a rapidly growing industry associated with widespread optimism about their potential to deliver accessible and cost-effective healthcare. App developers might not b...

    Authors: Lisa Parker, Tanya Karliychuk, Donna Gillies, Barbara Mintzes, Melissa Raven and Quinn Grundy

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:141

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders use the Internet for general and health-related purposes. Their ability to find, understand, and apply the health information they acquire online in order to m...

    Authors: Christina Athanasopoulou, Maritta Välimäki, Katerina Koutra, Eliisa Löttyniemi, Antonios Bertsias, Maria Basta, Alexandros N. Vgontzas and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:136

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The internet is an increasingly relevant source of health information. We aimed to assess the quality of German dentists’ websites on periodontitis, hypothesizing that it was significantly associated with a nu...

    Authors: Falk Schwendicke, Jörg Stange, Claudia Stange and Christian Graetz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:114

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an online application that allows patients to access, manage, and share their health data. PHRs not only enhance shared decision making with healthcare providers, but also ena...

    Authors: Gyuri Kim, Ji Cheol Bae, Byoung Kee Yi, Kyu Yeon Hur, Dong Kyung Chang, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim and Sang-Man Jin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:109

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:169

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:169

  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Mobile phone-based technology has been used in improving the delivery of healthcare services in many countries. However, data on the effects of this technology on improving primary healthcare services in resou...

    Authors: Jasim Uddin, Tuhin Biswas, Gourab Adhikary, Wazed Ali, Nurul Alam, Rajesh Palit, Nizam Uddin, Aftab Uddin, Fatema Khatun and Abbas Bhuiya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:101

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Technology has significantly changed the way health organizations operate. However, the role it plays in healthcare systems remains unclear. This aim of this study was to evaluate the opinion of physicians reg...

    Authors: Maria Dolors Ruiz Morilla, Mireia Sans, Albert Casasa and Nuria Giménez

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:92

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Numerous mobile applications have been developed to support diabetes-self-management. However, the majority of these applications lack a theoretical foundation and the involvement of people with diabetes durin...

    Authors: Mira Petersen and Nana F. Hempler

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:91

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:133

  41. Content type: Research article

    Health information technology (HIT) may be used to improve care for increasing numbers of older people with long term conditions (LTCs) who make high demands on health and social care services. Despite its pot...

    Authors: Jo B. Middlemass, Jolien Vos and A. Niroshan Siriwardena

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:89

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Recent telehealth studies have demonstrated minor impact on patients affected by long-term conditions. The use of technology does not guarantee the compliance required for sustained collection of high-quality ...

    Authors: Carmelo Velardo, Syed Ahmar Shah, Oliver Gibson, Gari Clifford, Carl Heneghan, Heather Rutter, Andrew Farmer and Lionel Tarassenko

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:19

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  43. Content type: Research article

    In randomized controlled trials, short message service (SMS) programs have improved adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART). In response, the World Health Organization recommended use of SMS programs to ...

    Authors: Nathan Georgette, Mark J. Siedner, Carter R. Petty, Brian C. Zanoni, Stephen Carpenter and Jessica E. Haberer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:18

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Home telemonitoring (HTM) of chronic heart failure (HF) promises to improve care by timely indications when a patient’s condition is worsening. Simple rules of sudden weight change have been demonstrated to ge...

    Authors: Illapha Cuba Gyllensten, Amanda Crundall-Goode, Ronald M. Aarts and Kevin M. Goode

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:11

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  45. Content type: Debate

    The market for Connected Health Devices (CHD) with healthcare applications is growing fast and should be worth several billion euros in turnover in the coming years. Their development will completely transform...

    Authors: Francois-André Allaert, Noël-Jean Mazen, Louis Legrand and Catherine Quantin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:10

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In order to achieve successful implementation an intervention needs to be acceptable and feasible to its users and must overcome barriers to behaviour change. The Person-Based Approach can help intervention de...

    Authors: Katherine Bradbury, Katherine Morton, Rebecca Band, Carl May, Richard McManus, Paul Little and Lucy Yardley

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:5

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Health care service is a high-credence service and patients may face difficulties ascertaining service quality in order to make choices about their available treatment options. Online health communities (OHCs)...

    Authors: Naiji Lu and Hong Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:151

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  48. Content type: Study protocol

    Technological support using e-health mobile applications (m-health) is a promising strategy to improve the adherence to healthy lifestyles in breast cancer survivors (excess in energy intake or low physical ac...

    Authors: Mario Lozano-Lozano, Lydia Martín-Martín, Noelia Galiano-Castillo, Francisco Álvarez-Salvago, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Carolina Fernández-Lao, Carmen Sánchez-Salado and Manuel Arroyo-Morales

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:150

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