Rfid And Its Impacts To The Hospital Supply Chain, 2011 Marshall University
Rfid And Its Impacts To The Hospital Supply Chain, Dan Feng Lu, Hai Do, Anna Jones, Alberto Coustasse
Management Faculty Research
A radio frequency identification device (RFID) is a type of information technology used to improve supply chain management through an enhanced visualization of products. The RFID market in the U.S healthcare industry has been projected to be approximately $297 million and has been expected to grow at a rapid speed. RFID had a great impact on the hospital supply chain. It has been demonstrated that 30% of large healthcare organization that had IT budgets over $100 million had already deployed RFID technology. RFID is the latest technology to reduce costs by tracking both equipment and employees. This technology can also …
Providing Better Care At Lower Cost: Building Maine's Health Data Infrastructure To Support Financing And Delivery System Reform, 2011 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center
Providing Better Care At Lower Cost: Building Maine's Health Data Infrastructure To Support Financing And Delivery System Reform, Andrew F. Coburn Phd
Health System Reform
Maine needs a robust and functional health data infrastructure to support efforts by health care providers and purchasers to improve quality, address Maine’s health care cost problems, and improve the health of individuals and populations through payment and delivery system reform. Although Maine has been a leader in building and using health data systems such as the hospital discharge data set and the all-payer claims database, new performance-based financing and delivery system arrangements are highlighting shortcomings in these systems and the need for a renewed vision of Maine’s future health data infrastructure.
The Health Data Workgroup was created by The …
Using Sms Text Messaging To Assess Moderators Of Smoking Reduction: Validating A New Tool For Ecological Measurement Of Health Behaviors, 2011 University of Pennsylvania
Using Sms Text Messaging To Assess Moderators Of Smoking Reduction: Validating A New Tool For Ecological Measurement Of Health Behaviors, Elliot T. Berkman, Janna Dickenson, Emily B. Falk, Matthew D. Lieberman
Departmental Papers (ASC)
Objective: Understanding the psychological processes that contribute to smoking reduction will yield population health benefits. Negative mood may moderate smoking lapse during cessation, but this relationship has been difficult to measure in ongoing daily experience. We used a novel form of ecological momentary assessment to test a self-control model of negative mood and craving leading to smoking lapse.
Design: We validated short message service (SMS) text as a user-friendly and low-cost option for ecologically measuring real-time health behaviors. We sent text messages to cigarette smokers attempting to quit eight times daily for the first 21 days of cessation (N-obs = …
Evaluating Health Information Technology’S Clinical Effects, 2011 University of Pennsylvania
Evaluating Health Information Technology’S Clinical Effects, Brian L. Strom, Rtia Schinnar
In 2009 the federal government appropriated $34 billion in stimulus-related funding to promote the “meaningful use” of health information technology among Medicare and Medicaid providers and hospitals. One of the key elements of this technology is the adoption of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems for inpatient drug prescribing. The potential for CPOE to improve prescribing patterns and prevent adverse events is large, and as yet, unrealized. Amidst enthusiasm for the benefits of CPOE, providers and policymakers are becoming aware that CPOE could introduce new errors into the system and cannot simply be assumed to “work.” This Issue Brief reports …
Towards Critical Medical Practice: Nursing Practice And An Emr System, 2011 University of Johannesburg
Towards Critical Medical Practice: Nursing Practice And An Emr System, Dirk Postma
A focus on critique as a form of theory within critical management studies (CMS) and critical information systems research (CISR) leads to concerns about the impact of critique on the transformation of practice and about the active role of practitioners. The emphasis on theory also prevents insight into the heterogeneous nature of critical practices. This paper develops a posthumanist approach to critique. A case is analysed where an electronic medical record (EMR) information system is introduced in a hospital. The focus is on tracing the effect of this system on the work of nurses. It is shown how the system …
Effect Of Remote Fetal Monitoring In An Inpatient Obstetrical Unit: A Retrospective Review, 2011 Gardner-Webb University
Effect Of Remote Fetal Monitoring In An Inpatient Obstetrical Unit: A Retrospective Review, Lauren Reavis
Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects
Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) has been used as a tool for inpatient obstetrical care in the United States since the 1980's. The litigious nature of our society has caused much emphasis to be placed upon EFM use and interpretation; however, little evolution has occurred in monitoring techniques. The review of relevant literature found a significant gap in knowledge in regards to research of the current monitoring practice. Therefore, this study was aimed to look at the effect of remote monitoring, like the practice currently used in telemetry, on inpatient obstetrical care. The study used a retrospective review to look at …
An Evaluation Of The Usability Of A Computerized Decision Support System For Nursing Homes, 2011 Orebro University
An Evaluation Of The Usability Of A Computerized Decision Support System For Nursing Homes, M. Fossum, M. Ehnfors, Ann L. Fruhling, A. Ehrenberg
Interdisciplinary Informatics Faculty Publications
Background: Computerized decision support systems (CDSSs) have the potential to significantly improve the quality of nursing care of older people by enhancing the decision making of nursing personnel. Despite this potential, health care organizations have been slow to incorporate CDSSs into nursing home practices.
Objective: This study describes facilitators and barriers that impact the ability of nursing personnel to effectively use a clinical CDSS for planning and treating pressure ulcers (PUs) and malnutrition and for following the suggested risk assessment guidelines for the care of nursing home residents.
Methods: We employed a qualitative descriptive design using varied …
Maine Pediatric And Family Practice Survey Chartbook: Improving Health Outcomes For Children, 2011 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service
Maine Pediatric And Family Practice Survey Chartbook: Improving Health Outcomes For Children, Martha Elbaum Williamson Mpa, Kimberley S. Fox Mpa, Al Leighton Ba, Stuart Bratesman Mpp
Population Health & Health Policy
As part of the IHOC initiative, the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine surveyed pediatric and family practices about how they use data, clinical guidelines and office systems to monitor and improve children’s healthcare quality. The purpose of the survey is to provide baseline information about quality improvement activities in primary care practices serving children in Maine. Survey data will be used to inform IHOC activities and to monitor changes over time. The web-based survey was conducted in the winter of 2011-2012 and sent to practice managers at a sample of 168 practice sites, of …
Integrating An Internet-Mediated Walking Program Into Family Medicine Clinical Practice: A Pilot Feasibility Study, 2011 University of Michigan
Integrating An Internet-Mediated Walking Program Into Family Medicine Clinical Practice: A Pilot Feasibility Study, David E. Goodrich, Lorraine R. Buis, Adrienne W. Janney, Megan D. Ditty, Christine W. Krause, Kai Zheng, Ananda Sen, Victor J. Strecher, Michael L. Hess, John D. Piette, Caroline R. Richardson
Wayne State University Associated BioMed Central Scholarship
Regular participation in physical activity can prevent many chronic health conditions. Computerized self-management programs are effective clinical tools to support patient participation in physical activity. This pilot study sought to develop and evaluate an online interface for primary care providers to refer patients to an Internet-mediated walking program called Stepping Up to Health (SUH) and to monitor participant progress in the program.
In Phase I of the study, we recruited six pairs of physicians and medical assistants from two family practice clinics to assist with the design of a clinical interface. During Phase II, providers used the …
The Effect Of Curricular Sequencing Of Human Patient Simulation Learning Experiences On Students’ Self-Perceptions Of Clinical Reasoning Abilities, 2011 Parkview Health
The Effect Of Curricular Sequencing Of Human Patient Simulation Learning Experiences On Students’ Self-Perceptions Of Clinical Reasoning Abilities, Rebecca Jensen Phd, Rn
It is unknown whether timing of human patient simulation (HPS) in a semester, demographic (age, gender, and ethnicity), and situational (type of program and previous baccalaureate degree and experience in healthcare) variables affects students‘ perceptions of their clinical reasoning abilities. Nursing students were divided into two groups, mid and end of semester HPS experiences. Students‘ perceptions of clinical reasoning abilities were measured at Baseline (beginning of semester) and Time 2 (end of semester), along with demographic and situational variables. Dependent variable was Difference scores where Baseline scores were subtracted from Time 2 scores to reveal changes in students‘ perceptions of …
Librarians And Health Workers: Partnering And Collaborating To Support Free Access To Health Information In Nigeria, 2011 University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos, Nigeria
Librarians And Health Workers: Partnering And Collaborating To Support Free Access To Health Information In Nigeria, Ngozi Blessing Ukachi
The well-being of individuals and communities depend on accessibility to accurate health information. A recent study shows the many communities in some regions of Nigeria lack accessibility to this information. Building on the success of partnerships between librarians and health care workers in the delivery of health information in other parts of the world, the Nigerian situation could be greatly improved through a number of strategies, as suggested.
Approaches To The Spatial Modelling Of Cancer Incidence And Mortality In Metropolitan Perth, Western Australia, 1990 -2005, 2011 Edith Cowan University
Approaches To The Spatial Modelling Of Cancer Incidence And Mortality In Metropolitan Perth, Western Australia, 1990 -2005, Changying Shao
Theses: Doctorates and Masters
Cancer is one of potentially preventable and treatable diseases. Cancer analysis from different perspectives is necessary to provide the information for health research and the initiation of prevention and treatment programs. The purpose of this study was to analyse five top cancers in the Perth metropolitan area, including lung, melanoma, breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, using two methodologies: Area-to-Point Poisson (ATP) kriging and fitting an inhomogeneous Poisson process model using the Berman-Turner algorithm. ATP Poisson kriging was used to undertake the analysis on the spatial distribution of cancer rates per 100,000 person-years for Perth Statistical Local Areas during the period …
Development Of Fetal Movement Between 26 And 36 Weeks’ Gestation In Response To Vibroacoustic Stimulation, 2011 Chapman University
Development Of Fetal Movement Between 26 And 36 Weeks’ Gestation In Response To Vibroacoustic Stimulation, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, Laura M. Glynn, Amy L. Salisbury, Elyssia Poggi Davis, Carol Holliday, Curt A. Sandman
Psychology Faculty Articles and Research
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound observation of fetal movement has documented general trends in motor development and fetal age when motor response to stimulation is observed. Evaluation of fetal movement quality, in addition to specific motor activity, may improve documentation of motor development and highlight specific motor responses to stimulation.
AIM: The aim of this investigation was to assess fetal movement at 26 and 36-weeks gestation during three conditions (baseline, immediate response to vibro-acoustic stimulation (VAS), and post-response).
DESIGN: A prospective, longitudinal design was utilized.
SUBJECTS: Twelve normally developing fetuses, eight females and four males, were examined with continuous ultrasound imaging.
OUTCOME MEASURES: …
Review Of The Health Information Technology Initiatives In Maryland And Georgia, 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
Review Of The Health Information Technology Initiatives In Maryland And Georgia, Maurice Dawson, James Truesdale, Joshua Robinson
Health Information Technology (IT) is an important topic within the health community currently. Many states must update their status in relation to the Strategic and Operation Plan under the State Cooperative Agreement. In this literature review the findings have been summarized in reference to what is proposed in three states. Key items reviewed are the following; governance, policy/legal, technical infrastructure, business and technical operations,communications/marketing, and relationships to Medicaid/Medicare. With regards to the States of Maryland and Georgia, the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program will allow both states to enhance its existing strategic plan and to build an …
Lateral Blood Flow Velocity Estimation Based On Ultrasound Speckle Size Change With Scan Velocity, 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lateral Blood Flow Velocity Estimation Based On Ultrasound Speckle Size Change With Scan Velocity, Tiantian Xu, Gregory R. Bashford
Biomedical Imaging and Biosignal Analysis Laboratory
Conventional (Doppler-based) blood flow velocity measurement methods using ultrasound are capable of resolving the axial component (i.e., that aligned with the ultrasound propagation direction) of the blood flow velocity vector. However, these methods are incapable of detecting blood flow in the direction normal to the ultrasound beam. In addition, these methods require repeated pulse-echo interrogation at the same spatial location. A new method has been introduced which estimates the lateral component of blood flow within a single image frame using the observation that the speckle pattern corresponding to blood reflectors (typically red blood cells) stretches (i.e., is smeared) if the …
The Effect Of Telehomecare On Heart Failure Self Care, 2010 University of Pennsylvania
The Effect Of Telehomecare On Heart Failure Self Care, Kathryn H. Bowles, Barbara Riegel, Mark G. Weiner, Henry A. Glick, Mary D. Naylor
School of Nursing Departmental Papers
Heart failure (HF) afflicts nearly 6 million Americans and the prevalence continues to rise as the population ages. Hospital use for HF is high and about half of readmissions are believed to be preventable. Promoting self care through telehomecare is an emerging strategy for managing chronic illness. Hospitalized heart failure patients were randomly assigned at discharge to receive usual home care or telehomecare, nurse visits and daily use of monitoring devices such as blood pressure cuffs, scales, glucometers, and pulse oximetry to monitor their symptoms. Nurses at the home care agency monitored the results and interacted with patients as needed …
Information Discovery On Electronic Health Records Using Authority Flow Techniques, 2010 School of Computing and Information Science, Florida International University
Information Discovery On Electronic Health Records Using Authority Flow Techniques, Vagelis Hristidis, Ramakrishna R. Varadarajan, Paul Biondich, Michael Weiner
School of Computing and Information Sciences
As the use of electronic health records (EHRs) becomes more widespread, so does the need to search and provide effective information discovery within them. Querying by keyword has emerged as one of the most effective paradigms for searching. Most work in this area is based on traditional Information Retrieval (IR) techniques, where each document is compared individually against the query. We compare the effectiveness of two fundamentally different techniques for keyword search of EHRs.
We built two ranking systems. The traditional BM25 system exploits the EHRs' content without regard to association among entities within. The Clinical ObjectRank (CO) …
Data Segmentation In Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations And Analysis, 2010 George Washington University
Data Segmentation In Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations And Analysis, Melissa M. Goldstein, Alison L. Rein, Melissa M. Heesters, Penelope P. Hughes, Benjamin Williams, Scott A. Weinstein
Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications
The issue of whether and, if so, to what extent patients should have control over the sharing or withholding of their health information represents one of the foremost policy challenges related to electronic health information exchange. It is widely acknowledged that patients' health information should flow where and when it is needed to support the provision of appropriate and high-quality care. Equally significant, however, is the notion that patients want their needs and preferences to be considered in the determination of what information is shared with other parties, for what purposes, and under what conditions. Some patients may prefer to …
Electronic Medical Records: Is It Working In Long Term Health Care?, 2010 Marshall University
Electronic Medical Records: Is It Working In Long Term Health Care?, Krista Phillips, Chris Wheeler, Josh Campbell, Alberto Coustasse
Management Faculty Research
Long-term care (LTC) facilities possess unique characteristics in terms of implementation and utilization of electronic medical records (EMRs). The focus of LTC is on a population requiring care encompassing all aspects associated with quality of life rather than simply acute treatment. Because this focus is of a larger scale than traditional medical facilities, the priorities in the implementation and utilization of EMRs are higher in accessing patient history information. The purpose of this study was to determine the EMR utilization in the chronic care settings. In conclusion, the literature review performed does not support the fact that EMRs are currently …
Consumer Consent Options For Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations And Analysis, 2010 George Washington University
Consumer Consent Options For Electronic Health Information Exchange: Policy Considerations And Analysis, Melissa M. Goldstein, Alison L. Rein
Health Policy and Management Faculty Publications
The issue of whether, to what extent, and how individuals should have the ability to exercise control over their health information represents one of the foremost policy challenges related to the electronic exchange of health information. The current landscape of possible consent models is varied, and the factors involved in choosing among them are complex. States and other entities engaged in facilitating the exchange of electronic health information are struggling with a host of challenges, chief among them the establishment of policies and procedures for patient participation in their exchange efforts. While some have adopted policies enabling patients to exercise …