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Why Health Services Research Needs Geoinformatics: Rationale and Case Example

Tracy Onega
2014 Journal of Health & Medical Informatics  
"Big Data" analytics.  ...  Such tools can be readily scalable, applicable to other new technologies, and foundational for further capabilities, such as using geostatistical methods for predictive modeling, visualization, and other  ...  Use of internet, and mobile-technology based locational data mining, allows for very broad geographic capture, without spatial scale limitations.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2157-7420.1000176 fatcat:7ohezx3ojjddlayynxs4lqqkcq

Why Health Services Research Needs Geoinformatics: Rationale and Case Example

Tracy Onega, Jennifer Alford-Teaster, Steven Andrews, Craig Ganoe, Mike Perez, King David, Xun Shi
2014 Journal of Health & Medical Informatics  
These addresses and related attributes (facility name, date of data capture, etc.) are brought into a GIS for geocoding, spatial joins with other layers (e.g. road network), travel time analysis, and service  ...  A successful application of this approach will yield a validated tool to dynamically integrate geospatial data, population data, and web content for automated discovery and monitoring of technology diffusion  ...  for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  ... 
pmid:25893140 pmcid:PMC4399828 fatcat:nd23soc3zrc5df7tybdn7fvv4y

Visual Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale: A Universal Iconic Questionnaire for Epidemiological Studies in India

Arno Klein
2016 Research Ideas and Outcomes  
technology that we have developed and will establish in India for managing large-scale data collection from mobile devices in future studies.  ...  To administer a consistent and widely accessible implementation of the VPDRS to Parkinson's patients in the U.S. and in India, we will deploy it on a mobile phone application, and store the data on server  ...  ), Electronic Data Capture (eClinical Data Capture), and Collaborative Study Portals (eClinical Portal).  ... 
doi:10.3897/rio.2.e8834 fatcat:mcwaobj2avg57fdnl4kxzojhwa

Taking connected mobile-health diagnostics of infectious diseases to the field

Christopher S. Wood, Michael R. Thomas, Jobie Budd, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson, Kobus Herbst, Deenan Pillay, Rosanna W. Peeling, Anne M. Johnson, Rachel A. McKendry, Molly M. Stevens
2019 Nature  
Mobile health, or 'mHealth', is the application of mobile devices, their components and related technologies to healthcare. It is already improving patients' access to treatment and advice.  ...  Now, in combination with internet-connected diagnostic devices, it offers novel ways to diagnose, track and control infectious diseases and to improve the efficiency of the health system.  ...  The use of connected diagnostics and symptom reporting apps, combined with standardised electronic collection of key epidemiological and clinical data have the potential to greatly enhance the efficiency  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0956-2 pmid:30814711 pmcid:PMC6776470 fatcat:ugj63hzcgnabfi52ap5jn4d5wy

Developing mobile health applications for neglected tropical disease research

Andrés Navarro, Luisa Rubiano, Juan David Arango, Carlos A. Rojas, Neal Alexander, Nancy Gore Saravia, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, Alison Krentel
2018 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases  
We emphasize usability and technical concerns and describe the interdependency of technical and human considerations for mHealth systems in rural communities.  ...  Drawing on experience developing an app for detecting and referring cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia, called Guaral/app, we review key steps in creating such mobile health (mHealth) tools.  ...  in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Unit Yenifer Orobio and Oscar Oviedo Sarmiento and IT Committee Coordinator Alejandra Chamorro were crucial to the development of this mHealth initiative.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0006791 pmid:30383809 pmcid:PMC6211619 fatcat:p33kfv4dh5glrjjy3eslnhsu6y

eHealth for service delivery in conflict: a narrative review of the application of eHealth technologies in contemporary conflict settings

Gemma Bowsher, Nassim El Achi, Katrin Augustin, Kristen Meagher, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Bayard Roberts, Preeti Patel
2021 Health Policy and Planning  
This study categorizes various forms of eHealth usage in conflict and aims to identify gaps in evidence to make recommendations for further research and practice.  ...  The role of eHealth in conflict settings is increasingly important to address geographic, epidemiologic and clinical disparities.  ...  capabilities for health data tracking across epidemiologic categories.  ... 
doi:10.1093/heapol/czab042 pmid:33860797 fatcat:7h3xymkysbacvbjdcdxidxffqm

Automation of Food Questionnaires in Medical Studies: A state-of-the-art review and future prospects

Zoe Falomir, María Arregui, Francisco Madueño, Dolores Corella, Óscar Coltell
2012 Computers in Biology and Medicine  
Methods: A comprehensive search of electronic databases was carried out for publications between January 1990 to December 2011.  ...  Objective: In this paper we aim to provide a general view of reported software tools and Web-based applications developed for automating the extraction of data from the most widely used dietary interviews  ...  for direct electronic data transfer to a dietitian in the study centre; 4. the Technology Assisted Dietary Assessment (TADA) project by [91, 92, 93] used a mobile device with an embedded camera to estimate  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2012.07.008 pmid:22898338 fatcat:3sikt54chret7khp34rgvgqw74

Disease surveillance and patient care in remote regions: an exploratory study of collaboration among health-care professionals in Amazonia

Saturnino Luz, Masood Masoodian, Manuel Cesario
2014 Behavior and Information Technology  
Findings are analysed with respect to the tasks of diagnosis, training of local healthcare professionals, and gathering, sharing and visualisation of data for purposes of epidemiological research and disease  ...  The development and deployment of information technology, particularly mobile tools, to support collaboration between different groups of healthcare professionals has been viewed as a promising way to  ...  We also wish to thank the participants of the study and the reviewers of BIT for their feedback. M. Cesario is supported by FAPESP research grant no. 08/58.156-8. S.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929x.2013.853836 fatcat:x27usk2x2bcntgzc3gg4jog3wq


Melissa Ko, Neil A. Busis
2020 Journal of neuro-ophthalmology  
Tele-neuro-ophthalmology adoption is necessary for the sake of our patients, the survival of our subspecialty, and the education of our trainees and students.  ...  Telehealth provides health care to a patient from a provider at a distant location. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic adoption of telehealth modalities was increasing slowly but steadily.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank Karl Golnik, Nancy Lombardo, Mark Moster, Jeffrey Odell, Linus Sun, and Colleen Tomcik for their insight and knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1097/wno.0000000000001038 pmid:32604247 pmcid:PMC7382407 fatcat:r3v5iw7gdndq7gyly2o7k5iu3a

Electronic Health In Ghana: Current Status And Future Prospects

Ebenezer Afarikumah
2014 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
The health-care system in Ghana is similar to those in other developing countries and access to health services for remote communities is extremely limited.  ...  A number of international organizations have initiated various pilot projects, including disseminating and collecting data, education initiatives and telemedicine.  ...  Acknowledgements I thank all those who provided input for this research. Conflicts of Interest None  ... 
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v5i3.4943 pmid:24678382 pmcid:PMC3959911 fatcat:ubp4u7wd7nh6faa5ilfhajfl4q

Health Monitoring System for Post-Stroke Management

Justice Emuoyibofarhe, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, Adebayo Omotosho, Funmilola Ajala, Elizabeth Adejumo
2019 International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business  
, for a period of four weeks.  ...  This paper presents an intelligent health monitoring system for post management of stroke.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to thank the staff and volunteers at Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe State for supporting this work.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijieeb.2019.01.01 fatcat:aszsr6cehbey3mgsvu6u7vybby

Addendum to Informatics for Health 2017: Advancing both science and practice

Philip Scott, Ronald Cornet, Colin McCowan, Niels Peek
2017 Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics  
This article presents presentation and poster abstracts that were mistakenly omitted from the original publication.  ...  Episode Statistics) and mortality (Office for National Statistics) are linked for research purposes.  ...  Multivariable Cox regression analysis will be used to estimate hazard ratios for associations between risk factors and incident heart failure, separately for men and women and by age category: 55-64 years  ... 
doi:10.14236/jhi.v24i3.969 pmid:29121853 fatcat:rxhkygcbdnh6fosjt4xjafwgme

Tele-Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review

Noel Britton, Michael A. Miller, Sami Safadi, Ariel Siegel, Andrea R. Levine, Michael T. McCurdy
2019 Frontiers in Public Health  
Data was extracted from each study using a modified Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group's data extraction template. Study bias was evaluated using the ROBINS-I tool.  ...  resource-limited setting, images sent to a remote expert reader for interpretation and feedback, contained objective data on the impact of tele-ultrasound.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library Systematic Review Consultation Service (Baltimore, MD, USA) for their guidance with the literature  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00244 pmid:31552212 pmcid:PMC6738135 fatcat:aj5umpr6ebbkdcg2iq5jh7pluu

Passive surveillance assesses compliance with COVID-19 behavioral restrictions in a rural US county

Christina L Faust, Brian Lambert, Cale Kochenour, Anthony C. Robinson, Nita Bharti
2021 Epidemiology and Infection  
Here we use passive monitoring of vehicular traffic volume and mobile device-derived visits to points of interest as proxies for movements and contacts in a rural Pennsylvania county.  ...  The methodology used in this study can be adapted to inform outbreak management strategies for other locations and future outbreaks that use behavioural interventions to reduce pathogen transmission. https  ...  We thank SafeGraph for access to their anonymised and aggregated mobile device data.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0950268821002107 fatcat:tmxfzmopbffllgt4l5ssasngiq

Telemedicine in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Marco Pappalardo, Umberto Fanelli, Vincenzo Chiné, Cosimo Neglia, Andrea Gramegna, Alberto Argentiero, Susanna Esposito
2021 Children  
Telemedicine increasingly represents the future and the beginning of a new healthcare system that also will redefine medical care for the treatment of infectious diseases, both acute and chronic.  ...  It has many advantages for patients, such as saving time, money and working hours, and reducing cancelled appointments and delays, while there are also many advantages for doctors, allowing collaborations  ...  Informed Consent Statement: Not applicable for a review article. Data Availability Statement: Not applicable for a review article.  ... 
doi:10.3390/children8040260 pmid:33800549 fatcat:wrpqwsgrlzeilhyeg7mbrjk5im
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