Social Media and Health Informatics

shared collection
38 papers 0 to 25 followers Articles on the subjects of social media and health information use, both by consumers and medical professionals.
Yeolib Kim
Health websites are important sources of information for consumers. In choosing websites, trust in websites largely determines which website to access and how to best utilize the information. Thus, it is critical to understand why consumers trust certain websites and distrust others. A systematic literature review was conducted with the goal of identifying the antecedents of trust in health information websites. After four rounds of screening process, 20 articles between 2000 and 2013 were harvested. Factors that determine trust are classified into individual difference antecedents, website-related antecedents, and consumer-to-website interaction-related antecedents...
June 2016: Health Informatics Journal
Fabrizio Bert, Stefano Passi, Giacomo Scaioli, Maria R Gualano, Roberta Siliquini
Our article aims to give an overview of the most mentioned smartphones' pregnancy-related applications (Apps). A keywords string with selected keywords was entered both in a general search engine (Google(®)) and PubMed. While PubMed returned no pertinent results, a total of 370 web pages were found on Google(®), and 146 of them were selected. All the pregnancy-related Apps cited at least eight times were included. Information about App's producer, price, contents, privacy policy, and presence of a scientific board was collected...
September 2016: Health Informatics Journal
Eun-Shim Nahm, Barbara Resnick, Michele Bellantoni, Shijun Zhu, Clayton Brown, Patricia F Brennan, Kathleen Charters, Jeanine Brown, Matthew Rietschel, Joanne Pinna, Minjeong An, Bu Kyung Park, Lisa Plummer
With the increasing nationwide emphasis on eHealth, there has been a rapid growth in the use of the Internet to deliver health promotion interventions. Although there has been a great deal of research in this field, little information is available regarding the methodologies to develop and implement effective online interventions. This article describes two social cognitive theory-based online health behavior interventions used in a large-scale dissemination study (N = 866), their implementation processes, and the lessons learned during the implementation processes...
June 2015: Health Informatics Journal
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Karolos Talvis
Epidemiology has made advances, thanks to the availability of real-time surveillance data and by leveraging the geographic analysis of incidents. There are many health information systems that visualize the symptoms of influenza-like illness on a digital map, which is suitable for end-users, but it does not afford further processing and analysis. Existing systems have emphasized the collection, analysis, and visualization of surveillance data, but they have neglected a modular and interoperable design that integrates high-resolution geo-location with real-time data...
December 2016: Health Informatics Journal
Michael Ewing, Geoffrey A Funk, Ann Marie Warren, Nakia Rapier, Megan Reynolds, Monica Bennett, Cyndi Mastropieri, Michael L Foreman
Trauma centers manage an active Trauma Registry from which research, quality improvement, and epidemiologic information are extracted to ensure optimal care of the trauma patient. We evaluated coding procedures using the Relational Trauma Scoring System™ to determine the relative accuracy of the Relational Trauma Scoring System for coding diagnoses in comparison to the standard retrospective chart-based format. Charts from 150 patients admitted to a level I trauma service were abstracted using standard methods...
December 2016: Health Informatics Journal
Jean E Stevenson, Johan Israelsson, Gunilla Nilsson, Goran Petersson, Peter A Bath
Workarounds are commonplace in healthcare settings. An increase in the use of electronic health records has led to an escalation of workarounds as healthcare professionals cope with systems which are inadequate for their needs. Closely related to this, the documentation of vital signs in electronic health records has been problematic. The accuracy and completeness of vital sign documentation has a direct impact on the recognition of deterioration in a patient's condition. We examined workflow processes to identify workarounds related to vital signs in a 372-bed hospital in Sweden...
June 2018: Health Informatics Journal
Taka-aki Nakada, Naohisa Masunaga, Shota Nakao, Maiko Narita, Takashi Fuse, Hiroaki Watanabe, Yasuaki Mizushima, Tetsuya Matsuoka
OBJECTIVE: Physiological parameters are crucial for the caring of trauma patients. There is a significant loss of prehospital vital signs data of patients during handover between prehospital and in-hospital teams. Effective strategies for reducing the loss remain a challenging research area. We tested whether the newly developed electronic automated prehospital vital signs chart sharing system would increase the amount of prehospital vital signs data shared with a remote trauma center prior to hospital arrival...
January 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Lauren Sinnenberg, Christie L DiSilvestro, Christina Mancheno, Karl Dailey, Christopher Tufts, Alison M Buttenheim, Fran Barg, Lyle Ungar, H Schwartz, Dana Brown, David A Asch, Raina M Merchant
Importance: As society is increasingly becoming more networked, researchers are beginning to explore how social media can be used to study person-to-person communication about health and health care use. Twitter is an online messaging platform used by more than 300 million people who have generated several billion Tweets, yet little work has focused on the potential applications of these data for studying public attitudes and behaviors associated with cardiovascular health. Objective: To describe the volume and content of Tweets associated with cardiovascular disease as well as the characteristics of Twitter users...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Salmah Bahri, Kah Seng Lee, Mohammad Aswady Adenan, Muthu Kumar Murugiah, Tahir Mehmood Khan, Chin Fen Neoh, Chiau Ming Long
In an effort to enhance public awareness, we develop Dikir Farmasi as an innovative approach to deliver health information. Dikir Farmasi combines the elements of dikir barat (a type of traditional folk song rhythm) and traditional sketches which are popular in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia. These sketches and dikir barat rhythmic songs, with lyrics touch on issues such as drug abuse and regulation are presented in an entertaining and humorous way. Health promotion messages are disseminated using Dikir Farmasi in the form of compact disks, video compact disks, stage performance, exhibition, social media, printed media (signboard, brochure and flyer)...
September 1, 2016: Arts & Health
Sanchia Shibasaki, Karen Gardner, Beverly Sibthorpe
BACKGROUND: In Australia, there is growing use of technology supported knowledge translation (KT) strategies such as social media and mobile apps in health promotion and in Indigenous health. However, little is known about how individuals use technologies and the evidence base for the impact of these health interventions on health behavior change is meager. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to examine how Facebook is used to promote health messages to Indigenous people and discuss how KT can support planning and implementing health messages to ensure chosen strategies are fit for the purpose and achieve impact...
October 5, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Megha Sharma, Kapil Yadav, Nitika Yadav, Keith C Ferdinand
The arrival of Zika virus in the United States has generated a lot of activity on social media focusing on the algorithmic increase in the spread of the disease and its concerning complications. Accurate and credible dissemination of correct information about the arbovirus could help in decreasing the pandemic spread and associated apprehension in the population. Our study examined the effective use of the social media site Facebook (Facebook Inc, Menlo Park, CA) as an information source for the Zika virus pandemic...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
G Demiris
OBJECTIVES: Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a rapidly growing domain within the field of biomedical and health informatics. The objective of this paper is to reflect on the past twenty five years and showcase informatics concepts and applications that led to new models of care and patient empowerment, and to predict future trends and challenges for the next 25 years. METHODS: We discuss concepts and systems based on a review and analysis of published literature in the consumer health informatics domain in the last 25 years...
May 20, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
Philipp Schaad, Saskia Basler, Meriam Medini, Ivan Wissler, Thomas Bürkle, Michael Lehmann
In an ageing society technical systems that support the residents at home are becoming increasingly important. Many of the technologies available today focus on detecting falls or monitoring the health of residents. There are a few projects that focus the « smart home for the elderly » and offer support for the daily activities. The Institute of Medical Informatics of the Bern University of Applied Sciences has developed a prototype of an intelligent wardrobe. Based on sensor data from the apartment like inside temperature, weather forecast and todays events suggestions for appropriate clothes are generated and shown on a display...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Martin Wiesner, Lena Griebel, Kurt Becker, Monika Pobiruchin
Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a relatively new and interdisciplinary field in Medical Informatics. It focuses on consumer- rather than professional-centered services. However, the definitions and understanding of a) what is a "consumer"? or b) what is health technology in the context of CHI? and c) what factors and actors influence the usage of eHealth services? vary widely. The CHI special interest group (SIG) - associated with the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology - conducted two workshops in 2015 to improve the common understanding on these topics...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Shahram Tahmasebian, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Marjan Ghazisaeidi, Reza Safdari
INTRODUCTION: Patients' electronic medical record contains all information related to treatment processes during hospitalization. One of the most important documents in this record is the record summary. In this document, summary of the whole treatment process is presented which is used for subsequent treatments and other issues pertaining to the treatment. Using suitable architecture for this document, apart from the aforementioned points we can use it in other fields such as data mining or decision making based on the cases...
June 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Stefan Gogaert, Axel Vande Veegaete, Annelies Scholliers, Philippe Vandekerckhove
First aid (FA) services are provisioned on-site as a preventive measure at most public events. In Flanders, Belgium, the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders (BRCF) is the major provider of these FA services with volunteers being deployed at approximately 10,000 public events annually. The BRCF has systematically registered information on the patients being treated in FA posts at major events and mass gatherings during the last 10 years. This information has been collected in a web-based client server system called "MedTRIS" (Medical Triage and Registration Informatics System)...
October 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Minsoo Jung
Consumer health informatics (CHI) is propelling important changes for medical providers and the lives of patients through information and communications technology. Independently, medical consumers seek, collect, and use health information for decision making. However, when constructing a CHI-based medical platform, high technology must be applied in a fully understandable and usable format for both health care providers and consumers. This study examines the present status of CHI and its effect on medical consumers...
October 2016: Health Care Manager
Gulzar H Shah, Bobbie Newell, Ruth E Whitworth
BACKGROUND: Local health departments (LHDs) operate in a complex and dynamic public health landscape, with changing demands on their emergency response capacities. Informatics capacities might play an instrumental role in aiding LHDs emergency preparedness. This study aimed to explore the extent to which LHDs' informatics capacities are associated with their activity level in emergency preparedness and to identify which health informatics capacities are associated with improved emergency preparedness...
April 30, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
Melissa Francisco, Tracy Johansson, Salahuddin Kazi
The Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) Registry was developed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to serve US rheumatologists for the significant challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare environment. More than 400 rheumatologists have sent data from more than 3 million encounters of more than 650,000 patients as of August 11, 2016, through their electronic medical records (EMRs), with no additional work or interference with workflow on the part of the rheumatologists. RISE includes patients with all diagnoses seen by participating rheumatologists, at no cost to the rheumatologist...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Xinpei Ma, Hiroki Sayama
Recent research has established both a theoretical basis and strong empirical evidence that effective social behavior plays a beneficial role in the maintenance of physical and psychological well-being of people. To test whether social behavior and well-being are also associated in online communities, we studied the correlations between the recovery of patients with mental disorders and their behaviors in online social media. As the source of the data related to the social behavior and progress of mental recovery, we used PatientsLikeMe (PLM), the world's first open-participation research platform for the development of patient-centered health outcome measures...
2015: PeerJ
2016-01-22 18:29:36
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"