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Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education
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We have witnessed a rapid increase in the use of Web-based 'collaborationware' in recent years. Expand
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How smartphones are changing the face of mobile and participatory healthcare: an overview, with example from eCAALYX
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The latest generation of smartphones are increasingly viewed as handheld computers rather than as phones, due to their powerful on-board computing capability, capacious memories, large screens and open operating systems. Expand
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Second Life: an overview of the potential of 3-D virtual worlds in medical and health education.
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This hybrid review-case study introduces three-dimensional (3-D) virtual worlds and their educational potential to medical/health librarians and educators. Expand
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Mobile medical and health apps: state of the art, concerns, regulatory control and certification
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This paper examines the state of the art in mobile clinical and health-related apps and how to appraise them. Expand
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Towards evidence-based, GIS-driven national spatial health information infrastructure and surveillance services in the United Kingdom
  • M. K. Boulos
  • Medicine
  • International journal of health geographics
  • 28 January 2004
The term "Geographic Information Systems" (GIS) has been added to MeSH in 2003, a step reflecting the importance and growing use of GIS in health and healthcare research and practices. GIS have muchExpand
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Scope, Completeness, and Accuracy of Drug Information in Wikipedia
Background: With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, user-edited online resources such as Wikipedia are increasingly tapped for information. However, there is little research on the quality of healthExpand
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Design, methods, and evaluation directions of a multi-access service for the management of diabetes mellitus patients.
Recent advances in information and communication technology allow the design and testing of new models of diabetes management, which are able to provide assistance to patients regardless of theirExpand
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Exergames for health and fitness: the roles of GPS and geosocial apps
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We review different examples of GPS exergames and of gamified geosocial apps and gadgets (mobile, location-aware apps and devices with social and gamification features), and briefly discuss the issues surrounding their use. Expand
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CAALYX: a new generation of location-based services in healthcare
Recent advances in mobile positioning systems and telecommunications are providing the technology needed for the development of location-aware tele-care applications. This paper introduces CAALYX –Expand
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Social Web mining and exploitation for serious applications: Technosocial Predictive Analytics and related technologies for public health, environmental and national security surveillance
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This paper explores Technosocial Predictive Analytics (TPA) and related methods for Web "data mining" where users' posts and queries are garnered from Social Web ("Web 2.0") tools such as blogs, micro-blogging and social networking sites to form coherent representations of real-time health events. Expand
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