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eHealth/ telehealth/ mobile health systems

This section aims to publish manuscripts that investigate the development, applicability and evaluation of web- and mobile-based medical information systems and interventions. This section also considers studies on the design and evaluation of medical record platforms and telemedicine tools in different development contexts.

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  1. The WHO recommends that individuals exposed to persons with multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) should be screened for active TB and followed up for 2 years to detect and treat secondary cases early. Reso...

    Authors: Kush Naker, Katherine M. Gaskell, Munhjargal Dorjravdan, Naranzul Dambaa, Chrissy H. Roberts and David A. J. Moore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:188

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Growing demand for medical services has increased patient waiting time due to the limited number or unbalanced distribution of healthcare centers. Healthcare teleconsultation networks are one of the potentiall...

    Authors: Mohammad Mahdi Taghipour and Mohammad Mehdi Sepehri

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Quantifying soccer players’ performance using different types of technologies helps coaches in making tactical decisions and maintaining players’ health. Little is known about the relation between the performa...

    Authors: Jassim Almulla, Abdulrahman Takiddin and Mowafa Househ

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:184

    Content type: Research article

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  4. China has had about 1.2 billion mobile-phone users, and this number continues to grow. However, mobile-health services (mHealth) are currently in the initial stage, and have not yet prevailed in China. Additio...

    Authors: J. Hu, D. Z. Yuan, Q. Y. Zhao, X. F. Wang, X. T. Zhang, Q. H. Jiang, H. R. Luo, J. Li, J. H. Ran and J. F. Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:183

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Chronic patients persistently seek for health information on the internet for medication information seeking, nutrition, disease management, information regarding disease preventive actions and so on. Consumer...

    Authors: Kirubel Biruk Shiferaw, Binyam Chakilu Tilahun, Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu, Monika Knudsen Gullslett and Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  6. A number of resources, every year, being spent to tackle early detection of cardiac abnormalities which is one of the leading causes of deaths all over the Globe. The challenges for healthcare systems includes...

    Authors: Muhammad Shabaan, Kaleem Arshad, Muhammad Yaqub, Fung Jinchao, M. Sultan Zia, Girridhar Reddy Boja, Muazzam Iftikhar, Usman Ghani, Loknath Sai Ambati and Rizwan Munir

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:177

    Content type: Review

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  7. Poor adherence to long-term recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) treatment can lead to suboptimal clinical outcomes; consequently, supporting and monitoring adherence is a crucial part of patient managemen...

    Authors: Ekaterina Koledova, Vincenzo Tornincasa and Paula van Dommelen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Particularly in the context of severe diseases like cancer, many patients wish to include caregivers in the planning of treatment and care. Many caregivers like to be involved but feel insufficiently enabled. ...

    Authors: Aline Weis, Sabrina Pohlmann, Regina Poss-Doering, Beate Strauss, Charlotte Ullrich, Helene Hofmann, Dominik Ose, Eva C. Winkler, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Despite the numerous healthcare smartphone applications for self-management of diabetes, patients often fail to use these applications consistently due to various limitations, including difficulty in inputting...

    Authors: Sung Woon Park, Gyuri Kim, You-Cheol Hwang, Woo Je Lee, Hyunjin Park and Jae Hyeon Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:156

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Electronic personal health records (ePHRs) are defined as electronic applications through which individuals can access, manage, and share health information in a private, secure, and confidential environment. ...

    Authors: Zahra Niazkhani, Esmaeel Toni, Mojgan Cheshmekaboodi, Andrew Georgiou and Habibollah Pirnejad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Recent studies increasingly examine social support for diabetes self-management delivered via mHealth. In contrast to previous studies examining social support as an outcome of technology use, or technology as...

    Authors: Nicola Brew-Sam, Arul Chib and Constanze Rossmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:151

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Due to the increasing complexity in socioeconomic environments and the ambiguity in human cognition, decision makers prefer to give linguistic cognitive information with different granularities according to th...

    Authors: Wei Lu, Xin-pu Wang, Jie Zhao and Yun-kai Zhai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:113

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Infectious diseases that can cause epidemics, such as COVID-19, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV, constitute a major social issue, with healthcare providers fearing secondary, tertiary, and even quaternary infections. T...

    Authors: Dong-won Kim, Jin-young Choi and Keun-hee Han

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:106

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Prior studies have explored the use of regular reminders to improve adherence among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), but none have included real-time alarms about drug dosage, frequency, and interval. In t...

    Authors: Hee-Yeon Jung, Yena Jeon, Sook Jin Seong, Jung Ju Seo, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Sun-Hee Park, Chan-Duck Kim, Young-Ran Yoon, Se-Hee Yoon, Jong Soo Lee and Yong-Lim Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:105

    Content type: Research article

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  15. To evaluate the effect of a stand-alone mobile and web-based educational intervention (eHealth tool) compared to usual preparation of a first orthopedic consultation of patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis...

    Authors: Aniek A. O. M. Claassen, Henk J. Schers, Vincent J. J. F. Busch, Petra J. C. Heesterbeek, Frank H. J. van den Hoogen, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:92

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Short messages service (SMS) provides a practical medium for delivering content to address patients to adherence to self-management. The aim of study was to design some patient-centered health education messag...

    Authors: Xuemei Wang, Dan Liu, Maolin Du, Ruiqi Hao, Huiqiu Zheng and Chaoli Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:90

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Many telehealth systems have been designed to identify signs of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but few previous studies have reported the nature of recorded lung f...

    Authors: Åsa Holmner, Fredrik Öhberg, Urban Wiklund, Eva Bergmann, Anders Blomberg and Karin Wadell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:87

    Content type: Research article

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  18. For a stress-management app to be persuasive and impactful, designers and developers should obtain a clear perspective of the value proposition according to key stakeholders before development. However, this i...

    Authors: Aniek Lentferink, Louis Polstra, Austin D’Souza, Hilbrand Oldenhuis, Hugo Velthuijsen and Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:76

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Trials often struggle to achieve their target sample size with only half doing so. Some researchers have turned to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), seeking a more efficient way of recruitment. The Scottish He...

    Authors: Wen Shi, Tom Kelsey and Frank Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:70

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Before patients are admitted into the emergency department, it is important to undertake a pre-hospital process, both in terms of treatment performance and a request for resources from an emergency unit. The e...

    Authors: Krongkarn Sutham, Pattaraporn Khuwuthyakorn and Orawit Thinnukool

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:66

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Chronic conditions present major health problems, affecting an increasing number of individuals who experience a variety of symptoms that impact their health related quality of life. Digital tools can be of su...

    Authors: Berit Seljelid, Cecilie Varsi, Lise Solberg Nes, Aud-E Stenehjem, Jens Bollerslev and Elin Børøsund

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Social media has arisen to be a new and important channel for information users for seeking and creating user-generated content. For health consumers, social media has long been regarded and employed as an imp...

    Authors: Jin Zhang, Zhong Zheng, Yanyan Wang and Yifan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:43

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The penetration level of mobile technology has grown exponentially and is part of our lifestyle, at all levels. The use of the smartphone has opened up a new horizon of possibilities in the treatment of health...

    Authors: A. Hernández-Reyes, G. Molina-Recio, R. Molina-Luque, M. Romero-Saldaña, F. Cámara-Martos and R. Moreno-Rojas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:40

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Mobile phones and personal digital assistants have been used for data collection in developing world settings for over three decades, and have become increasingly common. However, the use of electronic data ca...

    Authors: Avi Kenny, Nicholas Gordon, Jordan Downey, Owen Eddins, Kathleen Buchholz, Alvin Menyon and William Mansah

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:39

    Content type: Software

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  25. Electronic health records (EHRs) are considered as a powerful lever for enabling value-based health systems. However, many challenges to their use persist and some of their unintended negative impacts are incr...

    Authors: Hassane Alami, Pascale Lehoux, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Jean-Paul Fortin, Richard Fleet and Mohamed Ali Ag Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:32

    Content type: Debate

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  26. Telemedicine is one of the healthcare sectors that has developed the most in recent years. Currently, telemedicine is mostly used for patients who have difficulty attending medical consultations because of whe...

    Authors: F. A. Allaert, L. Legrand, N. Abdoul Carime and C. Quantin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:30

    Content type: Debate

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  27. Key barriers to healthcare use in rural Ghana include those of economic, social, cultural and institutional. Amid this, though rarely recognised in Ghanaian healthcare settings, mHealth technology has emerged ...

    Authors: Prince Peprah, Emmanuel Mawuli Abalo, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Hayford Isaac Budu, Emmanuel Appiah-Brempong, Anthony Kwame Morgan and Adjei Gyimah Akwasi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Mobile health has potential for promotion of self-management in patients with chronic diseases. This study was conducted to investigate smartphone usage in patients with type II diabetes and their intention to...

    Authors: Fatemeh Rangraz Jeddi, Ehsan Nabovati, Rahele Hamidi and Reihane Sharif

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Lack of usability can be a major barrier for the rapid adoption of mobile services. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the usability of Mobile Health applications in Bangladesh.

    Authors: Muhammad Nazrul Islam, Md. Mahboob Karim, Toki Tahmid Inan and A. K. M. Najmul Islam

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:19

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  30. Within the United Kingdom’s National Health System (NHS), patients suffering from obesity may be provided with bariatric surgery. After receiving surgery many of these patients require further support to conti...

    Authors: J. Murphy, T. Uttamlal, K. A. Schmidtke, I. Vlaev, D. Taylor, M. Ahmad, S. Alsters, P. Purkayastha, S. Scholtz, R. Ramezani, A. R. Ahmed, H. Chahal, A. Darzi and A. I. F. Blakemore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The Chinese assessment standards of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Rehabilitation Set is available now. It is coming to be used as a basic functional evaluation tool in ...

    Authors: Malan Zhang, Jiani Yu, Wei Shen, Yun Zhang, Yun Xiang, Xinting Zhang, Ziling Lin and Tiebin Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:12

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Tele-monitoring (TM) is remote monitoring of individuals via info-communication technology, enabling them and their relatives or care-providers to recognize their health status conveniently. TM will be success...

    Authors: David Yang Ern Sin, Xiaoxuan Guo, Dayna Wei Wei Yong, Tian Yu Qiu, Peter Kirm Seng Moey, Muller-Riemenschneider Falk and Ngiap Chuan Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Mobile health applications (mHealth apps) are increasingly being used to perform tasks that are conventionally performed by general practitioners (GPs), such as those involved in promoting health, preventing d...

    Authors: Apichai Wattanapisit, Chin Hai Teo, Sanhapan Wattanapisit, Emylia Teoh, Wing Jun Woo and Chirk Jenn Ng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Targeted client communication (TCC) using text messages can inform, motivate and remind pregnant and postpartum women of timely utilization of care. The mixed results of the effectiveness of TCC interventions ...

    Authors: Binyam Bogale, Kjersti Mørkrid, Brian O’Donnell, Buthaina Ghanem, Itimad Abu Ward, Khadija Abu Khader, Mervett Isbeih, Michael Frost, Mohammad Baniode, Taghreed Hijaz, Tamara Awwad, Yousef Rabah and J. Frederik Frøen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:1

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Developing a stroke health-education mobile app (SHEMA) and examining its effectiveness on improvement of knowledge of stroke risk factors and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with stroke.

    Authors: Yi-No Kang, Hsiu-Nien Shen, Chia-Yun Lin, Glyn Elwyn, Szu-Chi Huang, Tsung-Fu Wu and Wen-Hsuan Hou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:282

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Behaviour change interventions targeting physical activity, diet, sleep and sedentary behaviour of teenagers show promise when delivered through smartphones. However, to date there is no evidence of effectiven...

    Authors: Elisa Puigdomenech, Anne Martin, Alexandra Lang, Fulvio Adorni, Santiago Felipe Gomez, Brian McKinstry, Federica Prinelli, Laura Condon, Rajeeb Rashid, Maurizio Caon, Sarah Atkinson, Claudio L. Lafortuna, Valentina Ciociola, Janet Hanley, Lucy McCloughan, Conxa Castell…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:278

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Enabling patients to be active users of their own medical records may promote the delivery of safe, efficient care across settings. Patients are rarely involved in designing digital health record systems which...

    Authors: Leigh R. Warren, Matthew Harrison, Sonal Arora and Ara Darzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:250

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The wide scale and severity of consequences of tobacco use, benefits derived from cessation, low rates of intervention by healthcare professionals, and new opportunities stemming from novel communications tech...

    Authors: J. F. Avila-Tomas, E. Olano-Espinosa, C. Minué-Lorenzo, F. J. Martinez-Suberbiola, B. Matilla-Pardo, M. E. Serrano-Serrano and E. Escortell-Mayor

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:249

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Personal health records (PHRs) provide the opportunity for self-management support, enhancing communication between patients and caregivers, and maintaining and/or improving the quality of chronic disease mana...

    Authors: Floor Sieverink, Saskia Kelders, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen and Julia van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:241

    Content type: Research article

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  40. There is limited information in Mexico - a middle-income country and a digital adopter with an important demographic bonus - regarding the potential use of technology and connectivity in health promotion among...

    Authors: Arturo Aguilar-Ye, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Lourdes Campero and Nicéforo Garnelo-Bibiano

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:225

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder with a high prevalence in China. Standard diagnosis of OSA requires polysomnography (PSG). Currently, smart phone applications (apps) are widely used as an imp...

    Authors: Zhao-feng Xu, Xin Luo, Jianbo Shi and Yinyan Lai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:224

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Interest in mHealth interventions, defined as the use of mobile phones to access healthcare is increasingly becoming popular globally. Given its technology-based applications, university students may be key cl...

    Authors: Prince Peprah, Emmanuel Mawuli Abalo, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Razak M Gyasi, Okwei Reforce, Julius Nyonyo, Godfred Amankwaa, Jones Amoako and Paulinus Kaaratoore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:220

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The use of digital technology in healthcare has been found to be useful for data collection, provision of health information and communications. Despite increasing use of medical mobile phone applications (app...

    Authors: Jenny Carter, Jane Sandall, Andrew H. Shennan and Rachel M. Tribe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:219

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Electronic health records (EHRs) are promising tools for routine care. These applications might not only enhance the interaction between patient and physician but also support therapy management. This is cruci...

    Authors: Toni Maria Klein, Matthias Augustin and Marina Otten

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:218

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Spatial epidemiological analyses primarily depend on spatially-indexed medical records. Some countries have devised ways of capturing patient-specific spatial details using ZIP codes, postcodes or personal num...

    Authors: Augustus Aturinde, Nakasi Rose, Mahdi Farnaghi, Gilbert Maiga, Petter Pilesjö and Ali Mansourian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:215

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Self-management education of diabetes which is one of the most important noncommunicable diseases worldwide involves facilitating knowledge, skills, and ability required for self-care in these patients. Concer...

    Authors: Amal Mohammad Rasoul, Rostam Jalali, Alireza Abdi, Nader Salari, Mehrali Rahimi and Masoud Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:205

    Content type: Research article

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