5 ways Google Glass can be used in a hospital

5 ways Google Glass can be used in a hospital.

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JMIR–Usage of a Generic Web-Based Self-Management Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors: Substudy Analysis of the BREATH Trial | van den Berg | Journal of Medical Internet Research

By reporting the usage of a self-management website for breast cancer survivors, the present study gained first insight into the design of usage evaluations of generic fully automated Web-based interventions. It is recommended to (1) incorporate usage statistics that reflect the amount of self-tailoring applied by users, (2) combine technical usage statistics with self-reported usefulness, and (3) use qualitative measures. Also, (4) a pilot usage evaluation should be a fixed step in the development process of novel Web-based interventions, and (5) it is essential for researchers to gain insight into the rationale of recorded and nonrecorded usage statistics.

via JMIR–Usage of a Generic Web-Based Self-Management Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors: Substudy Analysis of the BREATH Trial | van den Berg | Journal of Medical Internet Research.

A personalized robot companion for older people

A highly customisable robot companion designed by EU-funded researchers to offer support to older people is currently being presented across Europe and could find its way into people’s homes within two or three years, potentially greatly enhancing quality of life for older citizens and people with memory or mobility problems.

via A personalized robot companion for older people.

Prevention of Inappropriate Prescribing in Hospitalized Older Patients Using a Computerized Prescription Support System (INTERcheck®) – Online First – Springer

The use of INTERCheck® was associated with a significant reduction in PIMs and new-onset potentially severe DDIs. CPSSs combining different prescribing quality measures should be considered as an important strategy for optimizing medication prescription for elderly patients.

via Prevention of Inappropriate Prescribing in Hospitalized Older Patients Using a Computerized Prescription Support System (INTERcheck®) – Online First – Springer.

JMIR–Retrieving Clinical Evidence: A Comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar for Quick Clinical Searches | Shariff | Journal of Medical Internet Research

For quick clinical searches, Google Scholar returns twice as many relevant articles as PubMed and provides greater access to free full-text articles.

via JMIR–Retrieving Clinical Evidence: A Comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar for Quick Clinical Searches | Shariff | Journal of Medical Internet Research.

BMC Palliative Care | Abstract | Novel open-source electronic medical records system for palliative care in low-resource settings

DataPall is a simple, effective electronic medical records system that can assist in developing an evidence base of clinical data for palliative care in low resource settings. The system is available at no cost, is specifically designed to chronicle care in the region, and is catered to meet the technical needs and user specifications of such facilities.

via BMC Palliative Care | Abstract | Novel open-source electronic medical records system for palliative care in low-resource settings.

An Evaluation of Interactive Web-Based Curricula for Teaching Code Status Discussions | Abstract

Conclusions: This block randomized study of web-based curricula versus a written curriculum did not show differences in student performance in code status discussions. The optimal use of online communication training remains unclear and requires further investigation.

via An Evaluation of Interactive Web-Based Curricula for Teaching Code Status Discussions | Abstract.

Project Connect Online: Randomized Trial of an Internet-Based Program to Chronicle the Cancer Experience and Facilitate Communication

Conclusion: Findings suggest the promise of an intervention to facilitate the ability of women diagnosed with breast cancer to chronicle their experience and communicate with their social network via the Internet.

via Project Connect Online: Randomized Trial of an Internet-Based Program to Chronicle the Cancer Experience and Facilitate Communication.

‘Death test’ claims hyped – Health News – NHS Choices

The Sunday Times has sparked a UK media frenzy by featuring a front page report claiming that scientists are creating a device that can “tell people how long they have left to live”.

The Daily Mail has suggested that the “wristwatch-style device” could even influence how insurance and pension companies calculate premiums and pay outs.

via ‘Death test’ claims hyped – Health News – NHS Choices.

IOS Press Ebooks – Palliative Care from a Medical Informatics Perspective in Chile, Germany, and Peru

This work explores a) the use of e-health systems in the context of palliative care and b) the information needs of patients, care givers and healthcare professionals in palliative care. To achieve this we conducted a systematic literature review and interviewed health professionals in Germany, Peru, and Chile. All countries have in common that specific e-health systems are rarely used in this context and the presence of a gradient of available care between rural and urban areas.

via IOS Press Ebooks – Palliative Care from a Medical Informatics Perspective in Chile, Germany, and Peru.