Terje Solvoll

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BACKGROUND eHealth is an application of information and communication technologies across the whole range of functions that affect health. The benefits of eHealth (eg, improvement of health care operational efficiency and quality of patient care) have previously been documented in the literature. Health care providers (eg, medical doctors) are the key(More)
BACKGROUND A common denominator of modern hospitals is a variety of communication problems. In particular, interruptions from mobile communication devices are a cause of great concern for many physicians. OBJECTIVE To characterize how interruptions from mobile devices disturb physicians in their daily work. The gathered knowledge will be subsequently used(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and healthcare costs in Worldwide. Different prevention activities are suggested. By monitoring daily energy expenditure (EE) could be possible make personalized diets and programming physical activity. In this, physical inactivity is one of the most important public health(More)
AIM To analyse how web-based consultations for parents of children with atopic dermatitis affect self-management behaviour, health outcome, health resource use and family costs. METHODS Ninety-eight children with atopic dermatitis were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. The intervention group received remote dermatology consultations(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied the effect of Telehomecare (THC) in a group of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second (FEV1) was monitored at home, with the aim of an early recognition of the relapses of pulmonary infections. FEV1 was monitored for 4.5 years, using THC as a tool, in addition to the standard(More)
We conducted interviews with two surgeons from the department of gastrointestinal surgery at the University Hospital of North Norway. The results confirmed that interruptions from mobile devices were a problem, especially in surgical theatres, outpatient wards, emergency wards and inpatient rooms. Users in hospitals, especially surgeons and physicians, need(More)
BACKGROUND Innovative technologies and informatics offer a wide range of services to health districts, doctors, nurses, and patients, and is changing the traditional concept of health care. In the last few years, the availability of portable devices, their easiness to transport and use, and the capability to collect and transmit various clinical data have(More)
A variety of communication problems is a common phenomenon in the current hospital setting. Physicians need a mobile context-aware communication system in their daily practice. Our approach, based on an initial study performed at the Oncology Department at the University Hospital of North Norway and an extensive collection of user needs according to CSCW(More)