Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
From expert-driven to user-oriented communication of infection control guidelines
Background: Currently, infection control protocols are more expert-driven than user-centered. In order to become more usable, protocols should externalize healthcare workers’ (HCWs) tacit knowledge, which is context-dependent and made up of practical and experiential wisdom of individual HCWs. Objective:Based on a user-centered design process, we developed a web-based tool that facilitates HCWs with applicable infection control guidelines that enable them to deliver safe health care. ...
Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
The Status Quo of EHealth Use in Physical Therapy: a Systematic Review
Background: Due to an increase of patients with some form of chronic disease, health care costs will rise, and availability and continuity of care are difficult to sustain at the current level. In physical therapy, this increase of patients is or will be felt too. Applying ehealth in a physical therapy setting may offer means to guide patients in a low-cost, efficient way. However, challenges exist in reaching and sustaining compliance and use. Objective: With this review we investigate in ...
Participatory Development for Human Centred and Value-Driven eHealth Technologies
Today’s healthcare system faces problems such as aging, a growth in multimorbidity, a serious decrease in the number of available personnel, and a limited budget. Technology could contribute to the solution of these problems by supporting a better balance between self-care and professional care. Current demands by ‘e-patients’ to manage their own health and well-being may be met by technological interventions. From systematic reviews and empirical-based studies, we know that the upt...
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
A Wiki for Collaborative Development in eHealth
eHealth technologies may contribute to solve some serious challenges to global health and health care. As of yet the impact of eHealth technologies on healthcare practice is rather small compared to investments and professional expectation. In our research we have identified five major clusters of causes: a) inadequate research methods, b) lack of knowledge about the process of technological innovation, c) a skewed medical expert-driven approach to eHealth technologies, and d) the use of inap...
Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Increasing Safety in EPublic Health; the Development of Persuasive Mobile Apps via Personas
Backgrounds Many Health technology projects do not live up to their expectations, as the final technology fails to meet both the clients’ needs and wishes, as well as the demands placed on the technology by health professionals and other stakeholders (insurers, providers) and the social environment in which technology needs to be implemented. Applying a design process geared towards incorporating these demands from patients and professionals is an approach that maximizes chances of success...
Medicine 2.0'13 (London, UK)
Reaching Out via Blended Care: Empowering High-Risk Adolescents via Tailored ePublic Sexual Health Services
Background: More and more adolescents primarily use online resources to find the answers on all kinds of questions about sexual health, such as first time sex, sexually transmitted infections (STD) and so on. Current Dutch national program for improving sexual health of young adults under 25 in Public Health Services is supported via a national website Sense.info. In addition, face-to-face sexual counseling is organized by designated Municipal Health Services. Evaluations among the target gro...
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JMIR Mental Health
Mixing Online and Face-to-Face Therapy: How to Benefit From Blended Care in Mental Health Care
JMIR Research Protocols
Designing eHealth that Matters via a Multidisciplinary Requirements Development Approach
Using Risk Group Profiles as a Lightweight Qualitative Approach for Intervention Development: An Example of Prevention of Tick Bites and Lyme Disease
Opening the Black Box of Electronic Health: Collecting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Log Data
Correction for: Opening the Black Box of Electronic Health: Collecting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Log Data
Journal of Medical Internet Research
The Contribution of Teleconsultation and Videoconferencing to Diabetes Care: A Systematic Literature Review
Persuasive System Design Does Matter: A Systematic Review of Adherence to Web-Based Interventions
Should Health Organizations Use Web 2.0 Media in Times of an Infectious Disease Crisis? An In-depth Qualitative Study of Citizens’ Information Behavior During an EHEC Outbreak
Participants, Usage, and Use Patterns of a Web-Based Intervention for the Prevention of Depression Within a Randomized Controlled Trial
Understanding the Usage of Content in a Mental Health Intervention for Depression: An Analysis of Log Data
Key Components in eHealth Interventions Combining Self-Tracking and Persuasive eCoaching to Promote a Healthier Lifestyle: A Scoping Review
Self-Guided Web-Based Interventions: Scoping Review on User Needs and the Potential of Embodied Conversational Agents to Address Them
Clarifying the Concept of Adherence to eHealth Technology: Systematic Review on When Usage Becomes Adherence
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