Studies in health technology and informatics (Stud Health Tech Informat)

Publisher: IOS Press

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Website Studies in Health Technology and Informatics website
Other titles Studies in health technology and informatics, Health technology and informatics
ISSN 0926-9630
OCLC 26850734
Material type Series, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    ABSTRACT: In medical settings, those who are deaf or hard of hearing and have to rely on sign language are often at a disadvantage when they want to communicate with doctors or other caretakers. Professional translators are not always available. To alleviate the problems, a mobile phrasebook for communication between affected patients and their caretakers was designed and implemented in form of the iSignIT-app. All of the phrases it contains are also available as videos recorded from native speakers of sign language. Based on the positive feedback received so far, we are now in the process of taking further steps to ensure continuing development and obtaining sustainable financing of the project; here, we will outline some of the steps to be taken.
    ICIMTH 2015, Athens, Greece; 07/2015
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    ABSTRACT: Many people use the Internet as one of the primary sources of health information. This is due to the high volume and easy access of freely available information regarding diseases, diagnoses and treatments. However, users may find it difficult to retrieve information which is easily understandable and does not require a deep medical background. In this paper, we present a new kind of Web browser add-on, in order to proactively support users when searching for relevant health information. Our add-on not only visualizes the understandability of displayed medical text but also provides further recommendations of Web pages which hold similar content but are potentially easier to comprehend.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 07/2015; 213:95-98.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper outlines a quality assurance (QA) process and a multiple case, explorative, electronic medical records (EMRs) project in Ontario. The project, dedicated to Advancing and Leveraging the Investment Value of EMRs (ALIVE) was an eight-month investigation of improvements to EMRs in terms of the technical elements of patient records that could be optimized through data standardization and the social elements needed to integrate value into the everyday functioning of primary care (PC) organizations. We argue that standardized and structured data offer substantial clinical value in PC insofar as it enables more proactive chronic disease prevention and management (CDPM). While PC clinicians may have had the opportunity to look the other way with respect to enabling technologies in the past, imminent health system reforms demand more meaningful use of EMRs moving forward.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 07/2015; 208:27-34. DOI:10.3233/978-1-61499-488-6-27
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    ABSTRACT: Diabetes is a serious world-wide medical challenge and there is a recognised need for improved diabetes care outcomes. This paper describes results of the EMPOWER project, to foster the self-management of diabetes patients by integration of existing and new services offered to patients after having been diagnosed with diabetes. The Self-Management Pathway described in this paper helps patients in the specification of personalized activities based on medical recommendations and personal goals, as well as self-monitoring of the results. The whole process is supported by innovative ICT services that motivate patients to change their lifestyle and adhere to defined medication and activity plans. We describe the approach and present the findings of the validation phase in Germany and Turkey.
    eHealth Summit Austria, Wien; 06/2015
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    ABSTRACT: While occupational health is a significant driver of population health, productivity, and well-being in Canadian society, most workers do not currently have adequate access to qualified occupational health services. A case study is used to demonstrate the utility of a telehealth approach to occupational health service delivery .
    Global Telehealth 2015 - Serving the Underserved: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare, Toronto, Ontario; 05/2015
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    ABSTRACT: A new mark-up programming language is introduced in order to facilitate and improve the visualization of ISO/EN 13606 dual model-based normalized medical information. This is the first time that visualization of normalized medical information is addressed and the programming language is intended to be used by medical non-IT professionals.
    Studies in health technology and informatics, Madrid; 05/2015
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    ABSTRACT: Ask the doctor services are personalized forums allowing patients to ask questions directly to doctors. Usually, patients must choose the most appropriate category for their question among lots of categories to be redirected to the most relevant physician. However, manual selection is tedious and error prone activity. In this work we propose to assist the patients in this task by recommending a short list of most appropriate categories.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 05/2015; 210:572-6.