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Abstract While the Internet has the potential to educate persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), websites may contain inaccurate information and increase the risk of nonadherence with antiretroviral therapy (ART). The objectives of our study were to determine the extent to which PLWHA engage in Internet health information seeking behavior (IHISB) and to(More)
CONTEXT Testing for genetic risks for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common, but the safety and utility of such testing need review. OBJECTIVES To define rates of recurrent VTE among adults with VTE with a factor V Leiden (FVL) or prothrombin G20210A mutation compared with those without such mutations; to define rates of VTE among family members of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the report is to review the evidence on the impact of consumer health informatics (CHI) applications on health outcomes, to identify the knowledge gaps and to make recommendations for future research. DATA SOURCES We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, Scopus, and CINAHL databases, references in eligible articles and(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure performance by eligible health care providers on CMS's meaningful use measures. DATA SOURCE Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Eligible Professionals Public Use File (PUF), which contains data on meaningful use attestations by 237,267 eligible providers through May 31, 2013. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of(More)
We sought to describe: (1) the prevalence of internet, cellular phone, and text message use among women attending an urban sexually transmitted infections (STI) clinic, (2) the acceptability of health advice by each mode of information and communication technology (ICT), and (3) demographic characteristics associated with ICT use. This study is a(More)
OBJECTIVE To address whether Factor V Leiden (FVL) testing alone, or in combination with prothrombin G20210A testing, leads to improved clinical outcomes in adults with a personal history of venous thromboembolism (VTE) or to improved clinical outcomes in adult family members of mutation-positive individuals. DATA SOURCES Searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, The(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe primary care providers' (PCP) attitudes about the impact of a mature, commercial electronic health records (EHR) on clinical practice in settings with experience using the system and to evaluate whether a provider's propensity to adopt new technologies is associated with more favourable perceptions. METHOD We(More)
BACKGROUND To provide high-quality and safe care, clinicians must be able to optimally collect, distill, and interpret patient information. Despite advances in text summarization, only limited research exists on clinical summarization, the complex and heterogeneous process of gathering, organizing and presenting patient data in various forms. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND Despite considerable financial incentives for adoption, there is little evidence available about providers' use and satisfaction with key functions of electronic health records (EHRs) that meet "meaningful use" criteria. METHODS We surveyed primary care providers (PCPs) in 11 general internal medicine and family medicine practices affiliated(More)