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How technology is empowering patients? A literature review
The term ‘Patient Empowerment’ (PE) is a growing concept – so in popularity as in application – covering situations where citizens are encouraged to take an active role in the management of their ownExpand
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Fast Technique for Noninvasive Fetal ECG Extraction
This letter describes a fast and very simple algorithm for estimating the fetal electrocardiogram (FECG). It is based on independent component analysis, but we substitute its computationallyExpand
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The Maternal Abdominal ECG as Input to MICA in the Fetal ECG Extraction Problem
This letter presents a successful system for recovering the fetal electrocardiogram using multidimensional ICA (MICA). MICA requires as many observations as sources. To increase the number ofExpand
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Demographic management in a federated healthcare environment
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to provide a further step toward the decentralization of identification and demographic information about persons by solving issues related to the integrationExpand
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Sustentabilidad de los programas de transferencias condicionadas: la experiencia del Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social y Avancemos" en Costa Rica"
Este documento tiene como proposito describir y analizar la trayectoria del programa de transferencias monetarias condicionadas denominado Avancemos", sus alcances y las perspectivas que tiene suExpand
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Prophylactic management of children at risk for recurrent upper respiratory infections: the Preventia I Study
Background Given the morbidity and mortality of asthma and the recent dramatic increase in its prevalence, pharmacologic prophylaxis of this disease in children at risk would represent a majorExpand
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Empowering citizens with access control mechanisms to their personal health resources
BACKGROUND Advancements in information and communication technologies have allowed the development of new approaches to the management and use of healthcare resources. Nowadays it is possible toExpand
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ONE-YEAR RESULTS OF A FLEXIBLE REGIMEN WITH RANIBIZUMAB THERAPY IN MACULAR DEGENERATION: Relationship with the Number of Injections
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a flexible regimen with intravitreal injections of ranibizumab in patients with naive choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macularExpand
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Privilege Management Infrastructure for Virtual Organizations in Healthcare Grids
This paper is focused on the management of virtual organizations (VO) inside healthcare environments where grid technology is used as middleware for a healthcare services-oriented architectureExpand
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Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica
In the mid-20th century, Costa Rica designed a universal social protection system dedicated to the promotion of citizenship and fundamental social rights. The institutionalisation of social policy,Expand
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