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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: Software

    Recognising the limitations of a paper-based approach to documenting vital sign observations and responding to national clinical guidelines, we have explored the use of an electronic solution that could improv...

    Authors: David Wong, Timothy Bonnici, Julia Knight, Lauren Morgan, Paul Coombes and Peter Watkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:68

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Non-adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) is strongly associated with virologic rebound and drug resistance. Studies have shown that the most frequently mentioned reason for missing ART doses is the forg...

    Authors: Mihiretu Kebede, Atinkut Zeleke, Mulusew Asemahagn and Fleur Fritz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:65

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Bangladesh is facing serious shortage of trained health professionals. In the pluralistic healthcare system of Bangladesh, formal health care providers constitute only 5 % of the total workforce; the rest are ...

    Authors: Nazib Uz Zaman Khan, Sabrina Rasheed, Tamanna Sharmin, Tanvir Ahmed, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Fatema Khatun, SMA Hanifi, Shahidul Hoque, Mohammad Iqbal and Abbas Bhuiya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:62

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Around 300 million people worldwide have asthma and prevalence is increasing. Self-management can be effective in improving a range of outcomes and is cost effective, but is underutilised as a treatment strate...

    Authors: Deborah Morrison, Frances S. Mair, Rekha Chaudhuri, Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Mike Thomas, Neil C. Thomson, Lucy Yardley and Sally Wyke

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:57

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries is rapidly increasing both in urban and rural regions. A major challenge for health systems globally is to develop innovative solutions for...

    Authors: Arvind Raghu, Devarsetty Praveen, David Peiris, Lionel Tarassenko and Gari Clifford

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:36

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Provision of care to patients with chronic diseases remains a great challenge for modern health care systems. eHealth is indicated as one of the strategies which could improve care delivery to this group of pa...

    Authors: Mariusz Duplaga

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:33

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Chlamydia is the most common reportable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Norway, and its incidence in the two northernmost counties has been disclosed to be nearly the double of the Norwegian average. The...

    Authors: Elia Gabarron, J Artur Serrano, Luis Fernandez-Luque, Rolf Wynn and Thomas Schopf

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:23

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Readmission rates for patients with heart failure (HF) remain high. Many efforts to identify patients at high risk for readmission focus on patient demographics or on measures taken in the hospital. We evaluat...

    Authors: Shelby Inouye, Vasileios Bouras, Eric Shouldis, Adam Johnstone, Zachary Silverzweig and Pallav Kosuri

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:22

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Diabetes education together with patient empowerment has shown to be key to effective self-management behavior. When delivered through information and communication technologies (ICT), this solution has shown ...

    Authors: Sarah Mantwill, Maddalena Fiordelli, Ramona Ludolph and Peter J Schulz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:18

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Dietary assessment can be challenging for many reasons, including the wide variety of foods, eating patterns and nutrients to be considered. In team-based primary care practice, various disciplines may be invo...

    Authors: Carolina Bonilla, Paula Brauer, Dawna Royall, Heather Keller, Rhona M Hanning and Alba DiCenso

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:14

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  11. Content type: Research article

    With respect to information management, most of the previous studies on the acceptance of healthcare information technologies were analyzed from “positive” perspectives. However, such acceptance is always infl...

    Authors: Chung-Feng Liu and Tain-Junn Cheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:4

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  12. Content type: Research article

    An essential element in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rehabilitation, of which supervised training is an important part. However, not all individuals with sever...

    Authors: Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet, Line Willads Hansen, Claus Duedal Pedersen, Ingrid Louise Titlestad, Jette Krøjgaard Christensen, Kristian Kidholm, Kathrine Rayce, Alison Bowes and Lilian Møllegård

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:3

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the perceived influence of telehealth on recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals in remote areas in Mali.

    Authors: Cheick-Oumar Bagayoko, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Diakaridia Traoré, Abdrahamane Anne, Abdel Kader Traoré and Antoine Geissbuhler

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:120

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Management of diabetes mellitus is complex and involves controlling multiple risk factors that may lead to complications. Given that patients provide most of their own diabetes care, patient self-management tr...

    Authors: Catherine H Yu, Janet A Parsons, Muhammad Mamdani, Gerald Lebovic, Susan Hall, David Newton, Baiju R Shah, Onil Bhattacharyya, Andreas Laupacis and Sharon E Straus

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:117

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Low health literacy is associated with poor medication adherence in persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which can lead to poor health outcomes. As linguistic minorities, Spanish-dominant Hispanics...

    Authors: Robin J Jacobs, Joshua Caballero, Raymond L Ownby and Michael N Kane

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:103

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Technology has the potential to provide support for self-management to people with congestive heart failure (CHF). This paper describes the results of a realist evaluation of the SMART Personalised Self-Manage...

    Authors: Yvonne K Bartlett, Annette Haywood, Claire L Bentley, Jack Parker, Mark S Hawley, Gail A Mountain and Susan Mawson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:109

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Excessive venipunctures are a significant problem both in emergency rooms and during hospital stays. Near-infrared (NIR) illumination devices improve venipuncture success rate but their usage is limited by the...

    Authors: Simon Juric and Borut Zalik

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:100

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In an attempt to address a complex disease burden, including improving progress towards MDGs 4 and 5, South Africa recently introduced a re-engineered Primary Health Care (PHC) strategy, which has led to the d...

    Authors: Sunisha Neupane, Willem Odendaal, Irwin Friedman, Waasila Jassat, Helen Schneider and Tanya Doherty

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:69

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To design and test a web-based self-management tool for patients with type 2 diabetes for its usability and feasibility.

    Authors: Catherine H Yu, Janet A Parsons, Susan Hall, David Newton, Aleksandra Jovicic, Danielle Lottridge, Baiju R Shah and Sharon E Straus

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:60

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of long-term work disability (WD), an outcome with a major impact on quality of life and a high cost to society. The importance of decreased at-wo...

    Authors: Erin C Carruthers, Pamela Rogers, Catherine L Backman, Charles H Goldsmith, Monique A Gignac, Carlo Marra, Judy Village, Linda C Li, John M Esdaile and Diane Lacaille

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:59

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Many healthcare professionals use smartphones and tablets to inform patient care. Contemporary research suggests that handheld computers may support aspects of clinical diagnosis and management. This systemati...

    Authors: Sharon Mickan, Helen Atherton, Nia Wyn Roberts, Carl Heneghan and Julie K Tilson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:56

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Evidence indicates that post − stroke rehabilitation improves function, independence and quality of life. A key aspect of rehabilitation is the provision of appropriate information and feedback to the learner.

    Authors: Jack Parker, Susan Mawson, Gail Mountain, Nasrin Nasr and Huiru Zheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:46

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance poses a threat to patient safety worldwide. To stop antimicrobial resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs; programs for optimizing antimicrobial use), need to be implement...

    Authors: Jobke Wentzel, Lex van Velsen, Maarten van Limburg, Nienke de Jong, Joyce Karreman, Ron Hendrix and Julia Julia Elisabeth Wilhelmina Cornelia van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:45

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Preconception care may be an efficacious tool to reduce risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes that are associated with lifestyles and health status before pregnancy. We conducted a web-based cohort study...

    Authors: Eleonora Agricola, Elisabetta Pandolfi, Michaela V Gonfiantini, Francesco Gesualdo, Mariateresa Romano, Emanuela Carloni, Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo and Alberto E Tozzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:33

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing evidence of the benefits of physical activity (PA) in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the majority is not physically active enough. An innovative strategy is to engage lead user...

    Authors: Åsa Revenäs, Christina H Opava and Pernilla Åsenlöf

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:21

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    An estimated 366 million people are living with diabetes worldwide and it is predicted that its prevalence will increase to 552 million by 2030. Management of this disease and its complications is a challenge ...

    Authors: Farhad Fatehi, Melinda Martin-Khan, Leonard C Gray and Anthony W Russell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:11

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  27. Content type: Research article

    India is a country with vast unmet medical needs. eHealth has the potential to improve the quality of health care and reach the unreached. We have sought to understand the kinds of eHealth programmes being off...

    Authors: Szymon Jarosławski and Gayatri Saberwal

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:1

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Medication adherence is critical for patient treatment. This study involved evaluating how implementing Short Message Service (SMS) reminders affected patient medication adherence and related factors.

    Authors: Hsiu-Ling Huang, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Yueh-Ching Chou, Yow-Wen Hsieh, Frank Kuo, Wen-Chen Tsai, Sinkuo Daniel Chai, Blossom Yen-Ju Lin, Pei-Tseng Kung and Chia-Jung Chuang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:127

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The use of telemedicine in acute stroke care can facilitate rapid access to treatment, but the work required to embed any new technology into routine practice is often hidden, and can be challenging. We aimed ...

    Authors: Beverley French, Elaine Day, Caroline Watkins, Alison McLoughlin, Jane Fitzgerald, Michael Leathley, Paul Davies, Hedley Emsley, Gary Ford, Damian Jenkinson, Carl May, Mark O’Donnell, Christopher Price, Christopher Sutton and Catherine Lightbody

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:125

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