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Personal health records: is rapid adoption hindering interoperability?
The establishment of the Meaningful Use criteria has created a critical need for robust interoperability of health records. A universal definition of a personal health record (PHR) has not beenExpand
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Personal Health Records: Beneficial or Burdensome for Patients and Healthcare Providers?
Personal health records (PHRs) have been mandated to be made available to patients to provide increased access to medical care information, encourage participation in healthcare decision making, andExpand
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The American Epidemic: The U.S. Nursing Shortage and Turnover Problem
Introduction: Nursing shortages have been on the rise throughout the country which has continued to become a problem due to an aging baby-boomer population causing increased turnover through theExpand
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Telepsychiatry in correctional facilities: using technology to improve access and decrease costs of mental health care in underserved populations.
OBJECTIVE It is unclear if telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, increases access to mental health care for inmates in correctional facilities or decreases costs for clinicians or facilityExpand
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The balanced scorecard framework-A case study of patient and employee satisfaction: What happens when it does not work as planned?
Background: The successful utilization of the balanced scorecard (BSC) framework in health care has been demonstrated in the literature. Given these successes, a financially struggling hospitalExpand
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Telepsychiatry in the 21(st) century: transforming healthcare with technology.
This article describes the benefits and constraints of telemedicine, focusing primarily on the field of psychiatry in the United States with the current system of healthcare. Telepsychiatry isExpand
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Reduction of Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay: The Case of Early Mobilization
Bed rest or immobilization is frequently part of treatment for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with critical illness. The average ICU length of stay (LOS) is 3.3 days, and for every dayExpand
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Can utilizing a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system prevent hospital medical errors and adverse drug events?
Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems allow physicians to prescribe patient services electronically. In hospitals, CPOE essentially eliminates the need for handwritten paper orders andExpand
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Gender Disparities
Abstract Significant gaps exist in health care regarding gender in the United States. Health status, social roles, culturally patterned behavior and access to health care can be influenced by gender.Expand
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Disparities in self-reported activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living disability among Asian American subgroups in the United States: results from the National Health
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare disability and functional limitations among elderly Asian American subgroups using datasets from the National Health Interview Survey 2001-2003. Expand
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