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BACKGROUND "The graying of the globe" has resulted in exponential rise in health care expenses, over-worked health care professionals and a growing patient base suffering from multiple chronic diseases, one of which is diabetes. Consumer health technologies (CHT) are considered important catalysts for empowering health care consumers to take a proactive(More)
Accounting for a patient's emotional state is integral in medical care. Telehealth research attests to the challenge clinicians must overcome in assessing patient emotional state when modalities are limited (Pettinari and Jessopp, 2001). The extra effort involved in addressing this challenge requires attention, skill, and time. Large caseloads may not(More)
BACKGROUND Patients receiving mechanical ventilation are at high risk for pneumonia due to aspiration. Published guidelines recommend elevating the head of the bed 30 degrees to 45 degrees , if not contraindicated, to reduce risk, but this intervention is underused. OBJECTIVES To facilitate incorporating evidence-based practice by improving positioning of(More)
Video conferencing is used increasingly in many telemedicine applications, including medical personnel education, peer consultation, patient education, and direct patient care. Advances in technology and changes in medical care delivery have enhanced the ability to develop effective telemedicine video conferencing systems. Measures of effectiveness for(More)
Physicians' use of the Internet to gather medical information has increased in recent years. Several studies have been conducted to explore the implications of this use on patient education, the physician-patient relationship, and diagnosis/decision making. In order to better understand the current and future implications of Internet use on patient care(More)
" Simply saying that more use will yield more benefits without considering the nature of this use (and context) is clearly insufficient " [W.H. DeLone, E.R. McLean, The DeLone and McLean model of information system success: a ten-year update, Our research specifies the use quality construct in the context of a mission critical system deployment—namely, the(More)
Consumer health technologies (CHTs) are a growing part of the continuum of care for self-management of overweight and obesity. Parents positively or negatively influence adolescent weight-management efforts and are especially important throughout continuum of care settings. User-centered design (UCD) applications have been developed to assist primary users,(More)