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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. Access to and use of digital technology are more common among people of more advantaged socioeconomic status. These differences might be due to lack of interest, not having physical access or having lower inte...

    Authors: Ivana Paccoud, Michèle Baumann, Etienne Le Bihan, Benoît Pétré, Mareike Breinbauer, Philip Böhme, Louis Chauvel and Anja K. Leist

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:18

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The rapid growth of mobile technology has given rise to the development of mobile health (mHealth) applications aimed at treating and preventing a wide range of health conditions. However, evidence on the use ...

    Authors: Ernest Osei, Desmond Kuupiel, Portia Nelisiwe Vezi and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Kidney transplant outcomes are broadly associated with transplant recipients’ capacity in following a complex and continuous self-management regimen. Health information technology has the potential to empower ...

    Authors: Saeid Eslami, Farnaz Khoshrounejad, Reza Golmakani, Zhila Taherzadeh, Fariba Tohidinezhad, Sayyed Mostafa Mostafavi and Raheleh Ganjali

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:2

    Content type: Review

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  4. Electronic health records (EHRs) offer various advantages for healthcare delivery, especially for chronic and complex diseases such as psoriasis. However, both patients’ and physicians’ acceptability is requir...

    Authors: Toni Maria Klein, Matthias Augustin, Natalia Kirsten and Marina Otten

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:344

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Home telemonitoring is a promising approach to optimizing outcomes for patients with Type 2 Diabetes; however, this care strategy has not been adapted for use with understudied and underserved Hispanic/Latinos...

    Authors: Renee Pekmezaris, Myia S. Williams, Briana Pascarelli, Kayla D. Finuf, Yael T. Harris, Alyson K. Myers, Tonya Taylor, Myriam Kline, Vidhi H. Patel, Lawrence M. Murray, Samy I. McFarlane, Karalyn Pappas, Martin L. Lesser, Amgad N. Makaryus, Sabrina Martinez, Andrjez Kozikowski…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:324

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The aim of the study was to address the working population with an occupational stress prevention program using mHealth solution and encourage them for healthy lifestyle choices.

    Authors: Tomislav Jukic, Alojz Ihan, Vojko Strojnik, David Stubljar and Andrej Starc

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:321

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is the optimal way to feed infants. However, recent studies suggest that exclusive breastfeeding rates in China remain low and are well below the recommen...

    Authors: Li Tang, Andy H. Lee, Colin W. Binns, Lian Duan, Yi Liu and Chunrong Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:300

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Mobile health (mHealth) has good potential for promoting self-care in patients suffering from chronic diseases. The patients' positive attitude toward this technology is a key factor for the successful impleme...

    Authors: Ehsan Nabovati, Mehrdad Farzandipour, Marzieh Heidarzadeh Arani, Hossein Akbari, Reihane Sharif and Shima Anvari

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:281

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Current systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials suggest positive influences of mobile app-based health promotion programs on dietary and physical activity behaviors. However, the actual adoption of ...

    Authors: Paula Stehr, Veronika Karnowski and Constanze Rossmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:279

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The growing number of older people and, with it, the increase of neurological impairments such as dementia has led to the implementation of the use of computer programs for cognitive rehabilitation in people w...

    Authors: Manuel A. Franco-Martín, Angie A. Diaz-Baquero, Yolanda Bueno-Aguado, María T. Cid-Bartolomé, Esther Parra Vidales, María V. Perea Bartolomé, Isabel de la Torre Díez and Henriëtte G. van der Roest

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:274

    Content type: Software

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  11. As technology continues to advance, the internet is becoming increasingly popular. Self-diagnosis and health information seeking online is growing more common and it will be important to understand the influen...

    Authors: Annabel Farnood, Bridget Johnston and Frances S. Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:253

    Content type: Review

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  12. Fever is one of the most common symptoms of pediatric consultations and its mismanagement is a health care burden. Guidelines on fever management are incoherent and data on fever management are still missing. ...

    Authors: David Martin, Jana Wachtmeister, Kai Ludwigs and Ekkehart Jenetzky

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:249

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Information technology (IT) plays an important role in nursing practice. Hence, nurses’ experiences and viewpoints about IT integration into healthcare help improve nurses’ adoption of IT. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Jamileh Farokhzadian, Reza Khajouei, Arie Hasman and Leila Ahmadian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:240

    Content type: Research article

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  14. This case study in Makassar City, Indonesia aims to investigate the clinicians’ perceptions, including both satisfaction and barriers in using telemedicine in a large, established program which supported 3974 ...

    Authors: Dea Indria, Mohannad Alajlani and Hamish S F Fraser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:233

    Content type: Research article

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  15. IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a common type of chronic immune-mediated kidney disease with variable risk of progression to end-stage kidney disease. Risk stratification helps clinicians weight the potential risks ...

    Authors: Anna R. Gagliardi, Heather N. Reich, Daniel C. Cattran and Sean J. Barbour

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:231

    Content type: Research article

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  16. During the last decade, there has been an increase in studies describing use of mHealth, using smartphones with apps, in the healthcare system by a variety of populations. Despite this, few interventions inclu...

    Authors: Carina Göransson, Yvonne Wengström, Maria Hälleberg-Nyman, Ann Langius-Eklöf, Kristina Ziegert and Karin Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:226

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The objectives of this study were to 1) measure the percentage of women who received SMS-based family planning communication, and 2) its association with modern contraception and maternal healthcare services a...

    Authors: Yingying Hu, Rui Huang, Bishwajit Ghose and Shangfeng Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Telehealth (TH) was introduced as a promising tool to support integrated care for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims at improving self-management and providing remote suppo...

    Authors: Violeta Gaveikaite, Casandra Grundstrom, Stefan Winter, Helen Schonenberg, Minna Isomursu, Ioanna Chouvarda and Nicos Maglaveras

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

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  19. With the development of information technology, an increasing number of healthcare professionals are using smartphones and mobile medical applications (apps) in their clinical practice. The objective of this s...

    Authors: Chao Zhang, Lin Fan, Zhaowu Chai, Cong Yu and Jinlin Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:213

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Many studies are available in the literature about e-health in Saudi Arabia, however, data is limited to a few organizations and does not necessarily reflect the current and potential use of e-health for healt...

    Authors: Bader Aldebasi, Abdulaziz I. Alhassan, Sami Al-Nasser and Mostafa A. Abolfotouh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:209

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are systems to store patient information like medical histories, test results, and medications electronically. It helps to give quality service by improving data handling and ...

    Authors: Mohammedjud Hassen Ahmed, Adina Demissie Bogale, Binyam Tilahun, Mulugeta Hayelom Kalayou, Jorn Klein, Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste and Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  22. ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a critical and time-sensitive emergency. The survival depends on prompt initiation of treatment requiring high precision and multi-level coordination between health...

    Authors: Nour Alkamel, Amr Jamal, Omar Alnobani, Mowafa Househ, Nasriah Zakaria, Mohammad Qawasmeh and Shabana Tharkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Family-centered care is a valued approach to improving child and family outcomes in early intervention (EI), yet there is need to implement interventions that support information exchange for shared decision-m...

    Authors: E. C. Albrecht, V. C. Kaelin, B. L. Rigau, J. K. Dooling-Litfin, E. A. Scully, N. J. Murphy, B. M. McManus and M. A. Khetani

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:199

    Content type: Research article

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  24. In recent years, online pharmacies have been accepted by increasingly more consumers, and the prospects for online pharmacies are optimistic. This article explores the consumers’ satisfaction factors addressed...

    Authors: Jingfang Liu, Yingyi Zhou, Xiaoyan Jiang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The WHO recommends that individuals exposed to persons with multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) should be screened for active TB and followed up for 2 years to detect and treat secondary cases early. Reso...

    Authors: Kush Naker, Katherine M. Gaskell, Munhjargal Dorjravdan, Naranzul Dambaa, Chrissy H. Roberts and David A. J. Moore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:188

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Growing demand for medical services has increased patient waiting time due to the limited number or unbalanced distribution of healthcare centers. Healthcare teleconsultation networks are one of the potentiall...

    Authors: Mohammad Mahdi Taghipour and Mohammad Mehdi Sepehri

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Quantifying soccer players’ performance using different types of technologies helps coaches in making tactical decisions and maintaining players’ health. Little is known about the relation between the performa...

    Authors: Jassim Almulla, Abdulrahman Takiddin and Mowafa Househ

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:184

    Content type: Research article

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  28. China has had about 1.2 billion mobile-phone users, and this number continues to grow. However, mobile-health services (mHealth) are currently in the initial stage, and have not yet prevailed in China. Additio...

    Authors: J. Hu, D. Z. Yuan, Q. Y. Zhao, X. F. Wang, X. T. Zhang, Q. H. Jiang, H. R. Luo, J. Li, J. H. Ran and J. F. Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:183

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  29. Chronic patients persistently seek for health information on the internet for medication information seeking, nutrition, disease management, information regarding disease preventive actions and so on. Consumer...

    Authors: Kirubel Biruk Shiferaw, Binyam Chakilu Tilahun, Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu, Monika Knudsen Gullslett and Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  30. A number of resources, every year, being spent to tackle early detection of cardiac abnormalities which is one of the leading causes of deaths all over the Globe. The challenges for healthcare systems includes...

    Authors: Muhammad Shabaan, Kaleem Arshid, Muhammad Yaqub, Feng Jinchao, M. Sultan Zia, Giridhar Reddy Boja, Muazzam Iftikhar, Usman Ghani, Loknath Sai Ambati and Rizwan Munir

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:177

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:217

  31. Poor adherence to long-term recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) treatment can lead to suboptimal clinical outcomes; consequently, supporting and monitoring adherence is a crucial part of patient managemen...

    Authors: Ekaterina Koledova, Vincenzo Tornincasa and Paula van Dommelen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Particularly in the context of severe diseases like cancer, many patients wish to include caregivers in the planning of treatment and care. Many caregivers like to be involved but feel insufficiently enabled. ...

    Authors: Aline Weis, Sabrina Pohlmann, Regina Poss-Doering, Beate Strauss, Charlotte Ullrich, Helene Hofmann, Dominik Ose, Eva C. Winkler, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Despite the numerous healthcare smartphone applications for self-management of diabetes, patients often fail to use these applications consistently due to various limitations, including difficulty in inputting...

    Authors: Sung Woon Park, Gyuri Kim, You-Cheol Hwang, Woo Je Lee, Hyunjin Park and Jae Hyeon Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:156

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Electronic personal health records (ePHRs) are defined as electronic applications through which individuals can access, manage, and share health information in a private, secure, and confidential environment. ...

    Authors: Zahra Niazkhani, Esmaeel Toni, Mojgan Cheshmekaboodi, Andrew Georgiou and Habibollah Pirnejad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Recent studies increasingly examine social support for diabetes self-management delivered via mHealth. In contrast to previous studies examining social support as an outcome of technology use, or technology as...

    Authors: Nicola Brew-Sam, Arul Chib and Constanze Rossmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:151

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  36. Due to the increasing complexity in socioeconomic environments and the ambiguity in human cognition, decision makers prefer to give linguistic cognitive information with different granularities according to th...

    Authors: Wei Lu, Xin-pu Wang, Jie Zhao and Yun-kai Zhai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:113

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Infectious diseases that can cause epidemics, such as COVID-19, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV, constitute a major social issue, with healthcare providers fearing secondary, tertiary, and even quaternary infections. T...

    Authors: Dong-won Kim, Jin-young Choi and Keun-hee Han

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:106

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  38. Prior studies have explored the use of regular reminders to improve adherence among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), but none have included real-time alarms about drug dosage, frequency, and interval. In t...

    Authors: Hee-Yeon Jung, Yena Jeon, Sook Jin Seong, Jung Ju Seo, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Sun-Hee Park, Chan-Duck Kim, Young-Ran Yoon, Se-Hee Yoon, Jong Soo Lee and Yong-Lim Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:105

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  39. To evaluate the effect of a stand-alone mobile and web-based educational intervention (eHealth tool) compared to usual preparation of a first orthopedic consultation of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis...

    Authors: Aniek A. O. M. Claassen, Henk J. Schers, Vincent J. J. F. Busch, Petra J. C. Heesterbeek, Frank H. J. van den Hoogen, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:92

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  40. Short messages service (SMS) provides a practical medium for delivering content to address patients to adherence to self-management. The aim of study was to design some patient-centered health education messag...

    Authors: Xuemei Wang, Dan Liu, Maolin Du, Ruiqi Hao, Huiqiu Zheng and Chaoli Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:90

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  41. Many telehealth systems have been designed to identify signs of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but few previous studies have reported the nature of recorded lung f...

    Authors: Åsa Holmner, Fredrik Öhberg, Urban Wiklund, Eva Bergmann, Anders Blomberg and Karin Wadell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:87

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  42. For a stress-management app to be persuasive and impactful, designers and developers should obtain a clear perspective of the value proposition according to key stakeholders before development. However, this i...

    Authors: Aniek Lentferink, Louis Polstra, Austin D’Souza, Hilbrand Oldenhuis, Hugo Velthuijsen and Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:76

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  43. Trials often struggle to achieve their target sample size with only half doing so. Some researchers have turned to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), seeking a more efficient way of recruitment. The Scottish He...

    Authors: Wen Shi, Tom Kelsey and Frank Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:70

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  44. Before patients are admitted into the emergency department, it is important to undertake a pre-hospital process, both in terms of treatment performance and a request for resources from an emergency unit. The e...

    Authors: Krongkarn Sutham, Pattaraporn Khuwuthyakorn and Orawit Thinnukool

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:66

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  45. Chronic conditions present major health problems, affecting an increasing number of individuals who experience a variety of symptoms that impact their health related quality of life. Digital tools can be of su...

    Authors: Berit Seljelid, Cecilie Varsi, Lise Solberg Nes, Aud-E Stenehjem, Jens Bollerslev and Elin Børøsund

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:46

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  46. Social media has arisen to be a new and important channel for information users for seeking and creating user-generated content. For health consumers, social media has long been regarded and employed as an imp...

    Authors: Jin Zhang, Zhong Zheng, Yanyan Wang and Yifan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:43

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  47. The penetration level of mobile technology has grown exponentially and is part of our lifestyle, at all levels. The use of the smartphone has opened up a new horizon of possibilities in the treatment of health...

    Authors: A. Hernández-Reyes, G. Molina-Recio, R. Molina-Luque, M. Romero-Saldaña, F. Cámara-Martos and R. Moreno-Rojas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:40

    Content type: Study protocol

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  48. Mobile phones and personal digital assistants have been used for data collection in developing world settings for over three decades, and have become increasingly common. However, the use of electronic data ca...

    Authors: Avi Kenny, Nicholas Gordon, Jordan Downey, Owen Eddins, Kathleen Buchholz, Alvin Menyon and William Mansah

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:39

    Content type: Software

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