Empowering citizens with access control mechanisms to their personal health resources
Calvillo J et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2012
Advancements in information and communication technologies have allowed the development of new approaches to the management and use of healthcare resources. Nowadays it is possible to address complex issues such as meaningful access to distributed data or communication and understanding among heterogeneous systems. As a consequence, the discussion focuses on the administration of the whole set of resources providing knowledge about a single subject of care (SoC). New trends make the SoC administrator and responsible for all these elements (related to his/her demographic data, health, well-being, social conditions, etc.) and s/he is granted the ability of controlling access to them by third parties. The subject of care exchanges his/her passive role without any decision capacity for an active one allowing to control who accesses what.
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Providing patients online access to their primary care computerised medical records: a case study of sharing and caring
Hannan A. Informatics in Primary Care, 18(1)
Healthcare systems are struggling to deliver high quality care and constrain costs as more people live longer with a greater burden of disease. Providing patients with access to their records and with practice specific health information may improve the quality of care.
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Describing and modeling workflow and information flow in chronic disease care
Unertl, Kim M. et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, PrePrint
The goal of the study was to develop an in-depth understanding of work practices, workflow, and information flow in chronic disease care, to facilitate development of context-appropriate informatics tools. Design The study was conducted over a 10-month period in three ambulatory clinics providing chronic disease care. We iteratively collected data using direct observation and semi-structured interviews.
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Comparing the application of Health Information Technology in primary care in Denmark and Andalucía, Spain
Protti, Denis et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(4)
It is generally acknowledged that Denmark is one, if not the, leading country in terms of the use of information technology by its primary care physicians. Other countries, notably excluding the United States and Canada, are also advanced in terms of electronic medical records in general practitioner offices and clinics.
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