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December, 2014


Cyberchondria: the one diagnosis patients miss

Christine S. Moyer, amednews

“When Chicago family physician Kit C. Lee, MD, asks patients for their symptoms during office visits, some already have diagnosed their illness.
By visiting the Internet first.
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30 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Health Information, Internet, Patient

The Internet is where patients go for pre-visit consultations

Mark Britton, Kevin MD

“As a physician, technology cannot replace you, but it can make you more efficient and effective.
This was the message from Richard Satava, MD, who spoke on the future of surgical technology at the recent Seattle Surgical Society Annual Meeting.
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27 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Health Information, Internet, Patient

Study: Little patient enthusiasm for web-based health improvement tools

Luke Gale, CMIO

“Internet use among adults has skyrocketed over the past several years and the time may seem ripe for developing web-based tools to help patients manage their health, but research published online Jan. 4 by the Journal of Health Communication suggested that such tools will receive underwhelming attention from patients.
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24 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Internet, Patient, Website

Google knows more about certain diseases than physicians ever will

Lukas Zinnagl, KevinMD

“Professor Gunter Dueck, is a calm and eloquent german mathematician who’s also the CTO of IBM Germany. He studied mathematics and philosophy and eventually turned out to be a great writer and speaker. Unfortunately he only does so in German, which is why it doesn’t make much sense to post a video of him here.
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22 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Tag(s): Internet, Ubiquitous

Medizinische Suchmaschinen im Internet

Anja Stagge, Healthcare meets Social Media…

“Nicht jeder Mediziner kann es sich erlauben, sich jedes Wochenende auf Kongressen und Fortbildungen über die neuestens Erkenntnisse der medizinischen Forschung zu informieren und das Wissen zu aktualisieren. Studien zufolge nutzen wissenschaftlich tätige Mediziner das Internet täglich fast1-2 Stunden, Kliniker und Niedergelassene vier bis fünf Tage die Woche etwa eine Stunde.
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16 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Germany | Tag(s): Internet, Search

Google Flu Trends: Correlation With Emergency Department Influenza Rates and Crowding Metrics

Dugas AF et al, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012

Google Flu Trends (GFT) is a novel Internet-based influenza surveillance system that uses search engine query data to estimate influenza activity and is available in near real time. This study assesses the temporal correlation of city GFT data to cases of influenza and standard crowding indices from an inner-city emergency department (ED).
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11 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: United States | Tag(s): Disease Surveillance, emergency, Internet

Improving diabetes management with electronic health records and patients’ health records

Benhamou P-Y. Diabetes & Metabolism, 37S4

The lack of patient engagement and clinical inertia both contribute to suboptimal diabetes care. However, both obstacles are amenable to informatics- and Internet-based interventions. The use of electronic medical records (EMRs) is now established as being useful for improving diabetes care. Intelligent records that integrate computerized decision-support systems are now able to recommend care protocols tailored to risk levels. Web-based personal health record (PHR) systems, shared with healthcare providers, could also provide added value by promoting self-management of the behaviours related to diabetes. These Web-based programmes include patients’ access to EMRs, uploading of glucose monitoring results, a glucose diary, secure e-mail with providers, manual or automated feedback on blood glucose readings and other risk factors, an educational website, and an online diary for entering personal information on exercise, diet and medication.
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4 January 2012 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: France | EHR: EHR, EHR France | Tag(s): Diabetes, Internet, phr, Web

Internet-Plattform: Hilfe für Patienten mit seltenen Krankheiten

e-Health-com News

“Für chronisch kranke Menschen kann das Leben vielfältige Herausforderungen bereithalten – ganz besonders dann, wenn die Patienten an so genannten „seltenen Erkrankungen“ leiden, über die oftmals sogar Fachleute nur wenig wissen.
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22 December 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Germany | Tag(s): Internet, Orphan Disease, Platform

[New possibilities provided by the internet in medicine]

Meskó B, Dubecz A. Orvosi Hetilap, 148(44)

The importance of the internet and some new generation services of the web (so-called web 2.0) is exponentially growing. As web 2.0 is based on collaboration, feedback and communities, it can ease the work of physicians. The authors give a short overview of the web 2.0 tools created for physicians.
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12 December 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Tag(s): Blog, Internet, Web 2.0, Wikipedia

New technology allows patients to share their medical images via the internet

Rosa Lin, Medill Reports

“Frank has been in a car accident away from home. He’s flown to a trauma center from another facility, and surgeons are working against the clock to keep him alive. They want to perform a crucial operation, but they need medical images from his Chicago doctors.
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2 December 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News, RA News, Record Access | Country: United States | Tag(s): Access, Data Sharing, Image, Internet, Patient, phr, Radiology

Internet Therapie: Leipziger Forscher behandeln Patienten mit Essstörungen

e-Health-com News

“Wissenschaftler der Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums Leipzig haben eine Internettherapie entwickelt, die speziell auf die Essstörung “Binge Eating” ausgerichtet ist.
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29 November 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Germany | Tag(s): Behaviour, Internet

Trust between patients and health websites: a review of the literature and derived outcomes from empirical studies

Vega LC et al, Health and Technology, 2011

With the exploding growth of the web, health websites have become a dominant force in the realm of health care. Technically savvy patients have been using the web not only to self inform but to self diagnose. In this paper we examine the trust relationship between humans and health websites by outlining the existing literature on trust in health websites. A total of 49 papers were examined using a meta-analytical framework.
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22 November 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Tag(s): e-Health, Internet, Ontology, Trust, Website

Wie Web 2.0 die Kommunikation im Gesundheitswesen fördern kann

Heike Unverhau, Health Care meets Social Media

“Sind auch Sie ein ePatient? Wenn sie Informationen zu Gesundheitsthemen online abrufen, dann gehören auch Sie zu der immer grösser werdenden Gruppe an Menschen, die in Ergänzung zu den klassischen Informationsmedien auch im Internet nach Informationen über Krankheiten und Behandlungsmethoden suchen.
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10 November 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Tag(s): Communication, Health Information, Internet, Web 2.0

4 key takeaways from Healthgrades’ 2011 quality report

Michelle McNickle, Healthcare Finance News

“Healthgrades, an independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes, recently released its 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report, which documented patient outcomes at almost 5,000 American hospitals.
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20 October 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Health Information, Internet, Patient, Quality

[Health 2.0 for psychiatrists]

Hoekstra R. Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie, 53(10)

The internet used to be mainly ‘one-way traffic’ (1.0). Nowadays it is becoming easy for internet users to communicate with each other via the web (2.0).

To describe the concept of Health 2.0 and to explore the possibilities of 2.0-technology for psychiatry.
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17 October 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: Netherlands | Tag(s): Health 2.0, Information Technology, Internet, Psychiatry, Self Management

Educating the patient: challenges and opportunities with current technology

Gordon J. The Nursing Clinics of North America, 46(3)

Patients using the Internet are inundated with abundant information on health care that may be correct and may be incorrect. It is becoming the role of clinicians to enable patients to educate themselves by providing information about accurate and reliable Web sites, and to answer questions from literature that patients encounter.
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7 October 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): e-Mail, Education, Health Information, Internet, Medical Informatics, Patient, phr, Search, Teleconsultation

Patient web portals to improve diabetes outcomes: a systematic review

Osborn CY et al, Current Diabetes Reports, 10(6)

Patient web portals (PWPs), defined as the integration of electronic medical records and patient health records, have been related to enhanced patient outcomes. A literature review was conducted to characterize the design and evaluation of PWPs to improve health care processes and outcomes in diabetes.
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4 October 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Diabetes, Disease Management, Internet, Portal, selfcare

Twelve-month outcomes of an Internet-based diabetes self-management support program

Glasgow RE et al, Patient Education and Counseling, 2011

Internet-based programs offer potential for practical, cost-effective chronic illness self-management programs.

We report 12-month results of an Internet-based diabetes self-management program, with and without additional support, compared to enhanced usual care in a 3-arm practical randomized trial. Patients (n=463) were randomized: 77.3% completed 12-month follow-up. Primary outcomes were changes in health behaviors of healthy eating, physical activity, and medication taking. Secondary outcomes were hemoglobin A1c, body mass index, lipids, blood pressure, and psychosocial factors.
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4 October 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: United States | Tag(s): Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Internet, Self Management

The Patient-Doctor Relationship and Online Social Networks: Results of a National Survey

Bosslet GT et al, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2011

The use of online social networks (OSNs) among physicians and physicians-in-training, the extent of patient-doctor interactions within OSNs, and attitudes among these groups toward use of OSNs is not well described.

To quantify the use of OSNs, patient interactions within OSNs, and attitudes toward OSNs among medical students (MS), resident physicians (RP), and practicing physicians (PP) in the United States.
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27 September 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: United States | Tag(s): Internet, Physician-Patient Relationship, social-network

Internet personal health record services slow to catch on

John Przybys, Las Vegas Review-Journal

“When did you have that appendectomy? What’s the dosage of your blood pressure medication? What was your blood glucose level last Wednesday at noon?
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19 September 2011 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Internet, phr

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