Richard S. Bakalar

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By empowering consumers, electronic personal health records (ePHRs, more commonly PHRs) will play a key role in the evolving electronically enabled health information environment. Consumers want to be more engaged in their own healthcare and are seeking out information online. Despite intense concerns about confidentiality and security, they have high(More)
To meet the information needs of isolated primary care providers and t heir patients in the United States (U.S.) Navy, a digital health sciences library - Virtual Naval Hospital (http://www.vnh.org) - was created through a unique partnership between academia and government. The creation of the digital library was heavily influenced by the principles of(More)
A patient with a chronic occult gastrointestinal bleeding site is described. Because an extensive examination failed to locate the site of bleeding, a heparin infusion was used in conjunction with a conventional Tc-99m labeled red cell bleeding study. A mid-jejunal ulcer was safely localized before elective surgery. A protocol for a heparin provocative(More)
OBJECTIVE To deliver optimal patient care and promote wellness, naval providers and patients require convenient access to medical information from isolated duty stations. The Internet can lower barriers to accessing information. The goal of this study was to determine the technical feasibility of using the Internet to deliver medical information to isolated(More)
OBJECTIVE To optimally practice medicine, and to live healthy lives, providers and patients need convenient access to authoritative information. The goal of this study was to determine the information needs of naval primary care providers and patients at sea to aid development of a digital health sciences library for naval primary care providers and(More)
OBJECTIVE The Virtual Naval Hospital (VNH) is a digital library designed to meet the information needs of U.S. Navy medical professionals. The goal of this study was to determine whether the VNH promoted health and improved patient care in a cost-effective manner. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS An economic analysis determining the costs and benefits from the(More)
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