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The protection of patients' health information is a very important concern in the information age. The purpose of this study is to ascertain what constitutes an effective legal framework in protecting both the security and privacy of health information, especially electronic medical records. All sorts of bills regarding electronic medical data protection(More)
Traditional electronic health record (EHR) data are produced from various hospital information systems. They could not have existed independently without an information system until the incarnation of XML technology. The interoperability of a healthcare system can be divided into two dimensions: functional interoperability and semantic interoperability.(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyse end user computing strategy and experiences in promoting nursing informatics in Taiwan. In February 2004, an 8-day NI technology training campaign was held in Taipei for 60 clinical nurses. Excel VBA was used as the tool to teach the clinical nurses, who had never written any programs, but were very interested in(More)
AIM The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of constipation, defined as less than three defaecations per week, in Taiwanese adolescents and to examine its association with the intake of vegetables, fruits and fluids; time spent on sedentary behaviour; and time spent on moderate and vigorous physical activity. METHODS This study used a(More)
Continuous speech recognition (CSR) technology appears promising in mobile nursing but is not yet well studied. We developed and evaluated bimodal CSR and touchscreen triage support systems in the Emergency department (ED) of a medical center with 2700 beds in 2004-5. Evaluation results show that the average accuracy rates of systems ranged from 94 to 98%.(More)
The support systems for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at mass gatherings, such as the local marathon or large international baseball games, are underdeveloped. The purposes of this study were to extend well-developed, triage-based, EMS Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) support systems to cover pre-hospital emergency medical services and onsite(More)
An advanced PDA support system for the triage was designed to evaluate users inverted exclamation mark | acceptance of this system compared with a traditional terminal system. Davis inverted exclamation mark | Technology Acceptance Model was used to evaluate users inverted exclamation mark | acceptance. All 72 ER nurses in a 2700-bed medical center were(More)
INTRODUCTION There is evidence that patients are being prescribed a significant number of duplicated prescriptions despite the use of computerized safety reminder systems. Nonetheless, the physicians' behavior with respect to the computer reminders has not been well studied as yet. This problem is important because drug duplication can result in patient(More)
This study was to build a web-based short messaging service (SMS) system in operating room. We approached the efficiency of SMS for patient's families during the time series (pre-, intra-, and post-operation). In this study, 322 participants received 685 text messages. The findings show the usability of SMS that applied to the clinical care, especially for(More)