Persephone Doupi

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OBJECTIVES Quality of online health resources remains a much debated topic, despite considerable international efforts. The lack of a systematic and comprehensive conceptual analysis is hindering further progress. Therefore we aim at clarifying the origins, nature and interrelations of pertinent concepts. Further, we claim that quality is neither a(More)
PURPOSE This paper (1) presents the protocol of an on-going systematic literature review on the methods of structuring electronic health record (EHR) data and studying the impacts of implemented structures, thus laying basis for the analysis of the empirical articles (2) describes previous reviews published on the subject and retrieved during the search of(More)
The management of Electronic Health Records is a complex business ranging beyond just digital archiving. This article looks at the challenges involved, the different models for EHR data archiving and the impact on health-care provider systems, as well as expected benefits. Particular attention is paid to the Finnish system and its experiences.
Patient education is a significant factor in the provision of health care services, contributing to improved disease management and health care outcomes. In order to be most effective, patient education should be adapted to the characteristics of the individual recipient. Computer-based approaches have been explored as a possible means of achieving this(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE STEPPS (STructured Evaluated Personalized Patient Support) proposes a strategy for integration of electronic patient records with Internet health-related content and its consequent use in personalized information retrieval for patient education. The application domain is the post-discharge support of burn patients in the Netherlands. (More)
The success of systems facilitating collection of structured data by clinicians is largely dependent on the flexibility of the interface. The Open Record for CAre (ORCA) makes use of a generic model to support knowledge-based structured data entry for a variety of medical domains. An endeavor undertaken recently aimed to cover the broader area of Physical(More)
Misuse of prescription medications is a serious problem largely due to lack of information. Lay users are making use of resources available on the World Wide Web in order to bridge this information gap. It has already been noted though that health and medicine oriented sites present serious shortcomings with regard to quality and reliability of their(More)
The strategy for utilizing information technology in the field of social welfare and health care in Finland was published in 1996. It was redefined in the year 2006. This updated strategy defined basic principles how digitized EHRs should be stored, accessed, disclosed and archived. The strategy together with new legislation opened the right to patients and(More)
Trigger tools, both paper and automated, have been viewed as a promising technology for patient record content analysis and identification of patient safety adverse events. The requirements and potential barriers for implementation of each line of tools have been explored by means of a literature review focusing on two interconnected subject areas: the(More)
Ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of individuals has made security an indispensable component of health information systems. Delivery of healthcare services beyond the enterprise level to the regional, national or cross-border area places new challenges for security implementation. We review the current status and uptake of security measures in(More)