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ABSTRACT: Increasing communication in the intensive care unit: is blogging the answer?

Abstract Effective communication is a key factor to success in intensive care nursing. At Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) incorporated blogging as one of its primary means of communication. In the health care clinical environment, blogging can help to promote 2-way communication among nursing

ABSTRACT: Social media and you: what every physician needs to know.

Abstract New healthcare models have been developed to keep up with the dynamic changes of the Internet revolution through social media. Physicians are taking this new technology and enhancing their communication with patients as well among the healthcare community including distributing public health information via Twitter and Facebook. However, a physician's

ABSTRACT: A study on determining the perception of learning organisation applications by health sector workers.

Abstract It is stated that in this century not only the societies, but also the communities have to confront with a reconstruction process due to the rapid developments and reformations. It is believed that it is only possible for the organisations to achieve their goals as long as they adapt to

ABSTRACT: Do Patients “Like” Good Care? Measuring Hospital Quality via Facebook

Abstract With the growth of Facebook, public health researchers are exploring the platform’s uses in health care. However, little research has examined the relationship between Facebook and traditional hospital quality measures. The authors conducted an exploratory quantitative analysis of hospitals’ Facebook pages to assess whether Facebook “Likes” were associated with hospital

ABSTRACT: Use of Social Media by Spanish Hospitals: Perceptions, Difficulties, and Success Factors. [Telemed J E Health. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Abstract This exploratory study has two aims: (1) to find out if and how social media (SM) applications are used by hospitals in Spain and (2) to assess hospital managers' perception of these applications in terms of their evaluation of them, reasons for use, success factors, and difficulties encountered during

ABSTRACT: The application of wiki technology in medical education, Medical Teacher, Informa Healthcare

Background, aims and methods: Recent years have seen the introduction of web-based technologies such as the ‘wiki’, which is a webpage whose content can be edited in real time using a web browser. This article reviews the current state of knowledge about the use of wikis in education, and considers

ABSTRACT: Impact of online education on intern behaviour around joint commission national patient safety goals: a randomised trial — Shaw et al. 21 (10): 819 — BMJ Quality and Safety

Abstract Purpose To compare the effectiveness of two types of online learning methodologies for improving the patient-safety behaviours mandated in the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG). Methods This randomised controlled trial was conducted in 2010 at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston USA. Incoming interns

ABSTRACT: The intended and unintended consequences of communication systems on general internal medicine inpatient care delivery: a prospective observational case study of five teaching hospitals — Wu et al. — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Abstract Background Effective clinical communication is critical to providing high-quality patient care. Hospitals have used different types of interventions to improve communication between care teams, but there have been few studies of their effectiveness.Objectives To describe the effects of different communication interventions and their problems.Design Prospective observational case study using a

ABSTRACT: Federated queries of clinical data repositories: the sum of the parts does not equal the whole — Weber — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Abstract Background and objective In 2008 we developed a shared health research information network (SHRINE), which for the first time enabled research queries across the full patient populations of four Boston hospitals. It uses a federated architecture, where each hospital returns only the aggregate count of the number of patients who

ABSTRACT: Harnessing the cloud of patient experience: using social media to detect poor quality healthcare.

Abstract Recent years have seen increasing interest in patient-centred care and calls to focus on improving the patient experience. At the same time, a growing number of patients are using the internet to describe their experiences of healthcare. We believe the increasing availability of patients' accounts of their care on blogs,