Category : Rapid Learning Healthcare System

ABSTRACT: Collaborative networks for both improvement and research

Moving significant therapeutic discoveries beyond early biomedical translation or T1 science and into practice involves: (1) T2 science, identifying "the right treatment for the right patient in the right way at the right time" (eg, patient-centered outcomes research) and tools to implement this knowledge (eg, guidelines, registries); and (2) T3

Is adult learning theory enough?

For the past 20 years the professional guild of healthcare educators has been increasingly leveraging adult learning theory in the development of content and in the delivery of content to clinician learners. And every few years a meta-analysis is published exploring the impact of this education on knowledge change or

ABSTRACT: Literacy, cognitive function, and health: results of the LitCog study.

BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes could be explained by cognitive abilities. OBJECTIVE: To investigate to what degree cognitive skills explain associations between health literacy, performance on common health tasks, and functional health status. DESIGN: Two face-to-face, structured interviews spaced a week apart with three health literacy assessments and

MANUSCRIPT: Family Doctors Seen through the Eyes of Specialists: A Qualitative Study

Germany is facing a shortage of young family doctors. In search of possible reasons the aim of this study was to explore the perception of specialists on family doctors. Within a qualitative study 16 medical specialists from different fields in hospital and outpatient care setting were interviewed. Interviews were analysed

ABSTRACT: Medical Applications for Pharmacists Using Mobile Devices

BACKGROUND:Mobile devices (eg, smartphones, tablet computers) have become ubiquitous and subsequently there has been a growth in mobile applications (apps). Concurrently, mobile devices have been integrated into health care practice due to the availability and quality of medical apps. These mobile medical apps offer increased access to clinical references and

ABSTRACT: Creating context: Making sense of geo-location and social media data for health.

Information that is persistently collected, unrelated to direct clinical care may be a Pandora's Box for health improvement and monitoring. The use and linkage of disparate data sources, particularly those relating to geo-location and social media present enormous opportunities and challenges for healthcare. To date these sources have been difficult

ABSTRACT: Harnessing social media for health promotion and behavior change

Rapid and innovative advances in participative Internet communications, referred to as "social media," offer opportunities for modifying health behavior. Social media let users choose to be either anonymous or identified. People of all demographics are adopting these technologies whether on their computers or through mobile devices, and they are increasingly

MANUSCRIPT: An exploratory study of the potential learning benefits for medical students in collaborative drawing: creativity, reflection and ‘critical looking’.

BACKGROUND: Building on a series of higher educational arts/medicine initiatives, an interdisciplinary drawing module themed on the human body was developed for both year 3 Craft students and year 3 Medicine degree students. This became the subject of a research project exploring how the collaborative approach to drawing adopted on this

ABSTRACT: Ethical considerations in using Facebook for health care support: a case study using concussion management

Social networking sites (SNS) are now part of everyday life, and SNSs such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are among the most accessed Web sites on the Internet. Although SNSs are primarily used for staying in touch with friends and family, they are increasingly being used for health-related purposes for

MANUSCRIPT: Identifying Measures Used for Assessing Quality of YouTube Videos with Patient Health Information: A Review of Current Literature.

BACKGROUND: Recent publications on YouTube have advocated its potential for patient education. However, a reliable description of what could be considered quality information for patient education on YouTube is missing. OBJECTIVE: To identify topics associated with the concept of quality information for patient education on YouTube in the scientific literature. METHODS: A literature review was