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eHealth

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.

eHealth

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

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This report looks at the use of data and technology in healthcare and concludes that uptake has been slow.

Care Quality Commission.

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The CQC recommends people act with caution when using digital healthcare services such as online GPs and pharmacies. They have issued a joint statement with other regulators and published guidance about what to look out for when using digital healthcare services.

Digitalhealth.net

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Beverley Bryant, director of digital transformation at NHS Digital, says the organisation must carry out a cultural revolution, move away from thinking of ‘programmes as king’, and become far more responsive to the needs of customers.

Digitalhealth.net

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A project has been launched to create a virtual GP using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Those behind the project say that the planned virtual GP won’t replace traditional human GPs but be complimentary.

Housing LIN

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This Housing LIN Cymru case study showcases how North Wales Housing have embraced the digital agenda, building on a Digital First Strategy, with the help of tenants in 2014.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Lifestyle interventions targeting weight loss, such as those delivered through the Diabetes Prevention Program, reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Technology-mediated interventions may be an option to help overcome barriers to program delivery, and to disseminate diabetes prevention programs on a larger scale.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

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The use of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medications has been shown to improve asthma control and reduce asthma-related morbidity and mortality. The principal objective of this study will be to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and limited efficacy of a text message (short message service, SMS) reminder intervention to enhance ICS adherence in an urban minority population of children with asthma.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Professional development is essential in the health disciplines. Knowing the cost and value of educational approaches informs decisions and choices about learning and teaching practices.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

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The purpose of this study is to develop a computer-delivered mobile intervention that will provide individuals with chronic conditions the necessary information to cope with their

Journal of Medical Internet Research

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The aim of this study was to explore the extent of smartphone and health app use, sociodemographic, medical, and behavioural correlates of smartphone and health app use, and associations of the use of apps and app characteristics with actual health behaviours.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

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The aim of this study was to explore the reasons why individuals discuss mental health on the social media website Twitter. The study was the first of its kind to implement a study-specific hashtag for research; therefore, we also examined how feasible it was to circulate and analyse a study-specific hashtag for mental health research.

National Information Board

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These have been developed on behalf of the other professions, to ensure that clinical priorities for the use of data and technology are met at a national level.

Telecare LIN

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This newsletter covers digital health and technology enabled care references from the UK and around the world including telehealth, telecare, mobile health, telemedicine, ehealth, smart home technologies and Internet of Things.

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