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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    Mobile technology to support community health has surged in popularity, yet few studies have systematically examined usability of mobile platforms for this setting.

    Authors: Jayant V. Rajan, Juliana Moura, Gato Gourley, Karina Kiso, Alexandre Sizilio, Ana Maria Cortez, Lee W. Riley, Maria Amelia Veras and Urmimala Sarkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:146

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Management of diabetes through improved glycemic control and risk factor modification can help prevent long-term complications. Much diabetes management is self-management, in which healthcare providers play a...

    Authors: Laura Desveaux, Payal Agarwal, Jay Shaw, Jennifer M. Hensel, Geetha Mukerji, Nike Onabajo, Husayn Marani, Trevor Jamieson, Onil Bhattacharyya, Danielle Martin, Muhammad Mamdani, Lianne Jeffs, Walter P. Wodchis, Noah M. Ivers and R. Sacha Bhatia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:144

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes, suboptimal metabolic control persists. Patient education in diabetes has been proved to enhance self-efficacy and guideline-driven treatment, how...

    Authors: I. Odnoletkova, H. Buysse, F. Nobels, G. Goderis, B. Aertgeerts, L. Annemans and D. Ramaekers

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:142

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  18. Content type: Research article

    As a result of digitalization, data is available about almost every aspect of our lives. Personal data collected by individuals themselves or stored by organizations interacting with people is known as a digit...

    Authors: Marja Harjumaa, Saila Saraniemi, Saara Pekkarinen, Minna Lappi, Heidi Similä and Minna Isomursu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:139

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Telehealth technologies, which enable delivery of healthcare services at distance, offer promise for responding to the challenges created by an ageing population. However, successful implementation of teleheal...

    Authors: Wendy Shulver, Maggie Killington and Maria Crotty

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:131

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Computer adaptive testing (CAT) of the activities of daily living (ADL) functions is required (i) to reveal the advantages of using an efficient and accurate estimation method, (ii) to determine the cutpoint f...

    Authors: Tsair-Wei Chien and Weir-Sen Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:130

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Obesity disproportionately affects Latina women, but few targeted, technology-assisted interventions that incorporate tailored health information exist for this population. The Veterans Health Administration (...

    Authors: Hector R. Perez, Michael W. Nick, Katrina F. Mateo, Allison Squires, Scott E. Sherman, Adina Kalet and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:128

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Millions of Americans need but don’t receive treatment for substance use, and evidence suggests that addiction-focused interventions on smart phones could support their recovery. There is little research on im...

    Authors: Marie-Louise Mares, David H. Gustafson, Joseph E. Glass, Andrew Quanbeck, Helene McDowell, Fiona McTavish, Amy K. Atwood, Lisa A. Marsch, Chantelle Thomas, Dhavan Shah, Randall Brown, Andrew Isham, Mary Jane Nealon and Victoria Ward

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:126

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Hospital-based patient portals have the potential to better inform and engage patients in their care. We sought to assess patients’ and healthcare providers’ perceptions of a hospital-based portal and identify...

    Authors: Kevin J. O’Leary, Rashmi K. Sharma, Audrey Killarney, Lyndsey S. O’Hara, Mary E. Lohman, Eckford Culver, David M. Liebovitz and Kenzie A. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:123

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Numerous types of digital health interventions (DHIs) are available to patients and the public but many factors affect their ability to engage and enrol in them. This systematic review aims to identify and syn...

    Authors: Siobhan O’Connor, Peter Hanlon, Catherine A. O’Donnell, Sonia Garcia, Julie Glanville and Frances S. Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:120

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Modern flexible multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy requires people with diabetes to manage complex mathematical calculations to determine insulin doses on a day to day basis. Automated bolus calculators as...

    Authors: Brigid A. Knight, H. David McIntyre, Ingrid J. Hickman and Marina Noud

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:119

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The Internet is valuable for those with limited access to health care services because of its low cost and wealth of information. Our objectives were to investigate how the Internet is used to obtain health-re...

    Authors: Susan L. Perez, Richard L. Kravitz, Robert A. Bell, Man Shan Chan and Debora A. Paterniti

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:107

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  27. Content type: Software

    Web-based interventions for smoking cessation available in Portuguese do not adhere to evidence-based treatment guidelines. Besides, all existing web-based interventions are built on proprietary platforms that...

    Authors: H. P. Gomide, H. S. Bernardino, K. Richter, L. F. Martins and T. M. Ronzani

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:103

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Despite considerable international eHealth impetus, there is no guidance on the development of online clinical care pathways. Advances in diagnostics now enable self-testing with home diagnosis, to which compr...

    Authors: Jo Gibbs, Lorna J. Sutcliffe, Voula Gkatzidou, Kate Hone, Richard E. Ashcroft, Emma M. Harding-Esch, Catherine M. Lowndes, S. Tariq Sadiq, Pam Sonnenberg and Claudia S. Estcourt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:98

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can slow or reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, uptake of community-based CR is very low. E-cardiology, e-health and technology solutions for physical ...

    Authors: Roselien Buys, Jomme Claes, Deirdre Walsh, Nils Cornelis, Kieran Moran, Werner Budts, Catherine Woods and Véronique A. Cornelissen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:95

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The study investigated the feasibility of conducting a future Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention for weight loss and HbA1c reduction in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

    Authors: Claire L. Bentley, Olubukola Otesile, Ruth Bacigalupo, Jackie Elliott, Hayley Noble, Mark S. Hawley, Elizabeth A. Williams and Peter Cudd

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:92

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Improving retention in prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programs is critical to optimize maternal and infant health outcomes, especially now that lifelong treatment is immediate regard...

    Authors: Patricia Opondo Awiti, Alessandra Grotta, Mia van der Kop, John Dusabe, Anna Thorson, Jonathan Mwangi, Rino Belloco, Richard Lester, Laura Ternent, Edwin Were and Anna Mia Ekström

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:86

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Mobile phone technology is utilized for better delivery of health services worldwide. In low-and-middle income countries mobile phones are now ubiquitous. Thus leveraging mHealth applications in health sector ...

    Authors: Ramkrishnan Balakrishnan, Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Sharadprakash Chaturvedi, Rahul Chatterjee, Tanmay Mahapatra and Indrajit Chaudhuri

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:84

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  33. Content type: Research article

    A growing body of literature affirms the usefulness of mobile technologies, including mobile applications (apps), in the primary prevention field. The quality of health apps, which today number in the thousand...

    Authors: Alexander Domnich, Lucia Arata, Daniela Amicizia, Alessio Signori, Bernard Patrick, Stoyan Stoyanov, Leanne Hides, Roberto Gasparini and Donatella Panatto

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:83

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The use of telemonitoring is a promising approach to optimizing outcomes in the treatment of heart failure (HF) for patients living in the community. HF telemonitoring interventions, however, have not been tes...

    Authors: R. Pekmezaris, R. M. Schwartz, T. N. Taylor, P. DiMarzio, C. N. Nouryan, L. Murray, G. McKenzie, D. Ahern, S. Castillo, K. Pecinka, L. Bauer, T. Orona and A.N. Makaryus

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:75

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Despite the potential of eHealth services to revolutionize the way healthcare and prevention is provided many applications developed for patients fail to deliver their promise. Therefore, the aim of this study...

    Authors: Nadia Davoody, Sabine Koch, Ingvar Krakau and Maria Hägglund

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:66

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Undernutrition is a major concern for Myanmar children with low exclusive breastfeeding rate (24%). A formative study was conducted to explore the perceptions and practices relating to exclusive breastfeeding,...

    Authors: Myat Pan Hmone, Michael J. Dibley, Mu Li and Ashraful Alam

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:60

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common medical condition with a high prevalence in hospital settings. Effective delirium management requires a multi-component intervention, including the use of Interprofessional teams and evide...

    Authors: Melvyn Zhang, Kathleen Bingham, Karin Kantarovich, Jennifer Laidlaw, David Urbach, Sanjeev Sockalingam and Roger Ho

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:50

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Chronic diseases have emerged as a serious threat for health, as well as for global development. They endenger considerably increased health care costs and diminish the productivity of the adult population gro...

    Authors: F. Yasmin, B. Banu, S. M. Zakir, R. Sauerborn, L. Ali and A. Souares

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:46

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Digital health interventions using hybrid delivery models may offer efficient alternatives to traditional behavioral counseling by addressing obstacles of time, resources, and knowledge. Using a computer-facil...

    Authors: Anna María Nápoles, Nicole Appelle, Sara Kalkhoran, Maya Vijayaraghavan, Nicholas Alvarado and Jason Satterfield

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:44

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The past decade has witnessed the increasing adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in medical education. Recently, the notion of digital habitats, Web 2.0 supported learning environments, has also come onto the sce...

    Authors: Si Fan, Jan Radford and Debbie Fabian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:43

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Telemedicine may increase accessibility to pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), thus enhancing long-term exercise maintenance. We aimed to explore COPD patients’ adherence ...

    Authors: Hanne Hoaas, Hege Kristin Andreassen, Linda Aarøen Lien, Audhild Hjalmarsen and Paolo Zanaboni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:26

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Although the factors that affect the end-user’s intention to use a new system and technology have been researched, the previous studies have been theoretical and do not verify the factors that affected the ado...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:12

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  43. Content type: Research article

    For many eServices, end-user trust is a crucial prerequisite for use. Within the context of Telemedicine, the role of trust has hardly ever been studied. In this study, we explored what determines trust in por...

    Authors: Lex Van Velsen, Sabine Wildevuur, Ina Flierman, Boris Van Schooten, Monique Tabak and Hermie Hermens

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:11

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with spina bifida (SB) are vulnerable to chronic skin complications such as wounds on the buttocks and lower extremities. Most of these complications can be prevented with adherence to self-care ro...

    Authors: Bambang Parmanto, Gede Pramana, Daihua X. Yu, Andrea D. Fairman and Brad E. Dicianno

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:114

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) provide a more comprehensive picture of patients’ quality of life than do mere physicians’ ratings. Electronic data collection of PRO offers several advantages and allows assess...

    Authors: L. M. Wintner, J. M. Giesinger, A. Zabernigg, G. Rumpold, M. Sztankay, A. S. Oberguggenberger, E. M. Gamper and B. Holzner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:110

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    Low back pain is the highest reported musculoskeletal problem worldwide. Up to 90 % of patients with low back pain have no clear explanation for the source and origin of their pain. These individuals commonly ...

    Authors: Fran Valenzuela-Pascual, Fidel Molina, Francisco Corbi, Joan Blanco-Blanco, Rosa M. Gil and Jorge Soler-Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:97

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Cancer-related fatigue is a distressing symptom experienced by many after cancer treatment. An exploratory randomised controlled trial was conducted to test proof of concept of RESTORE: a web-based tool to enh...

    Authors: Michelle Myall, Carl R. May, Chloe Grimmett, Christine M. May, Lynn Calman, Alison Richardson and Claire L. Foster

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:94

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  48. Content type: Research article

    E-health is an essential information sharing tool in healthcare management and delivery worldwide. However, utilization of e-health may only be possible if healthcare professionals have positive attitudes towa...

    Authors: Geoffrey Tabo Olok, Walter Onen Yagos and Emilio Ovuga

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:87

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