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News items focusing on eHealth

eHealth covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today's society.

This theme covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today’s society. It’s much more than any one type of technology or device. We are seeing the appearance of new operational models supported by technology.


BMC Health Services Research

A qualitative analysis of the effectiveness of tele-health care devices

There are many tele-healthcare devices currently available ranging from personal alarms, automated pill dispensers and fall detectors through to monitoring devices for blood sugar, blood pressure and heart rate. Many devices remain unused once acquired or shortly after a period of initial use.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Mobile phone short messages to improve exclusive breastfeeding and reduce adverse infant feeding practices

This study aims to implement a breastfeeding promotion intervention using mobile phone text messages in Yangon, Myanmar, and evaluate its impact on breastfeeding practices.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Desirable components for a customized, home-based, digital care-management app for children and young people with long-term, chronic conditions

This study aims to explore the views of children with chronic kidney disease, their parents, and health care professionals to inform future development of a child-focused, care-management app.

King’s Fund

Shared data paves the way for creating accountable care systems

To integrate effectively, it is not enough for organisations to speak to one another, their IT systems need to be able to communicate too. In the United States, where accountable care is further ahead in its development, good IT systems are seen as essential (though not sufficient on their own) to delivering on the promise of better health outcomes.

NHS Digital

NHS Wi-Fi rolled out to all GP surgeries

Every patient in England will be able to access free to use Wi-Fi in GP practices, under a scheme being rolled out across the country.

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