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Patient Access to Personal Health Information: An Analysis of the Consumer’s Perspective

Author: Murphy-Abdouch, Kim; Dolezel, Diane; McLeod, Alexander

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2017


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The purpose of this exploratory study was to analyze the perceptions of healthcare consumers in accessing their health information via provider portals, when using personal health records, and through the release of information process. Availability of electronic health r....

Health Information System for Scalable and Comprehensive Assessment of Well-Being: A Multidisciplinary Team Solution

Author: Zhou, Leming; Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Abdelhak, Mervat N.; Abernathy, Paul

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2017


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To improve the health and well-being of the medically underserved in a free clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a multidisciplinary team representing several health information management and information technology (IT) professionals, including faculty, students, research....

Facilitating Long-Term Care Providers’ Participation in Accountable Care Organizations through Health Information Exchange

Author: Meehan, Rebecca A; Staley, Jennifer

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2017


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This article reviews the potential for increased involvement of long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers in accountable care organizations (ACOs) facilitated by health information exchange (HIE). As ACOs aim to offer coordinated, high-quality care while managing costs,....

Determinant Factors in Applying Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in Healthcare

Author: Abdekhoda, Mohammadhiwa; Salih, Kawa Mirza

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2017


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Objectives: Meaningful use of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) can change the workflow for accessing digital images, lead to faster turnaround time, reduce tests and examinations, and increase patient throughput. This study was carried out to identify de....

Telestroke: Overcoming Barriers to Lifesaving Treatment in Rural Hospitals

Author: McSweeney, Sarah; Pritt, Jean Anne; Swearingen, Angela; Kimble, Craig A; Coustasse, Alberto

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2017


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Telestroke is the use of telemedicine specifically for stroke care. In the United States, about 40 neurologists are available per 100,000 persons. Acute ischemic stroke is often misdiagnosed by primary care or emergency medicine physicians in up to 30 percent of cases. A....

Potential Effects of the Electronic Health Record on the Small Physician Practice: A Delphi Study

Author: Sines, Chad C; Griffin, Gerald R

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2017


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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act established the requirement of all medical practices to have certified electronic health records (EHRs). Some primary concerns that have been delaying implementation are issues of cost, revenu....

Can mHealth Revolutionize the Way We Manage Adult Obesity?

Author: Bhardwaj, Niharika N; Wodajo, Bezawit; Gochipathala, Keerthi; Paul, David P III; Coustasse, Alberto

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2017


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Obesity is the largest driver of chronic preventable diseases, accounting for an estimated $147 billion or 10 percent of total US healthcare costs in 2008. It has been forecasted that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies targ....

Evaluating Motivation for the Use of an Electronic Health Record Simulation Game

Author: McLeod, Alexander; Hewitt, Barbara; Gibbs, David; Kristof, Caitlin

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2017


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Experiential learning via simulation offers a variety of benefits including reduced risks, repetitive exposure, and mastery of complex processes. How to motivate people to engage in and enjoy playing games is an important concept in the creation of serious games focused o....

Impact of Order Source Misattribution on Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) Performance Metrics

Author: Gellert, George A; Catzoela, Linda; Patel, Lajja; Bruner, Kylynn; Friedman, Felix; Ramirez, Ricardo; Saucedo, Lilliana; Webster, S. Luke ; Gillean, John A

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2017


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Background: One strategy to foster adoption of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) by physicians is the monthly distribution of a list identifying the number and use rate percentage of orders entered electronically versus on paper by each physician in the facility. P....

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