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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Software

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research article

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