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  • whilst
  • The Chapter argued that whilst information is a major currency within health systems a lack of understanding of what constitutes information has disguised available data as small change. (igi-global.com)
  • The Nuffield Council on Bioethics warns that whilst online health information and services are convenient to use and extend choice, they could mislead, confuse or create unnecessary anxiety for the people who use them. (nuffieldfoundation.org)
  • eHealth
  • eHealth has been described as an emerging, multidisciplinary field focused on the delivery or enhancement of health information and health services through information and communication technologies (ICTs) 1 . (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Advances in eHealth have simplified the tasks of finding and using health information, led to the creation of tools to help consumers engage and collaborate more fully in the healthcare process 2 , 3 , and have supported efforts to connect with consumers, disseminate information, offer new services, improve clinical encounters, and support disease management independent of geographic locations 4 - 9 . (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • healthcare
  • Usually patients receive healthcare services from multiple hospitals, and consequently their healthcare data are dispersed over many facilities' paper and electronic-based record systems. (springer.com)
  • The Government should do more to help people find trustworthy health websites and use online health services safely and effectively, says a new report on the ethics of 'personalised healthcare' . (nuffieldfoundation.org)
  • Some are entirely patient-controlled and are designed to help the individual generate and manage their own health records (e.g. symptoms, non-prescribed treatments, contacts) and copies of records generated by their healthcare providers (e.g. letters, test results, treatment plans). (asianhhm.com)
  • However emerging research indicates that giving patients access to their records can improve trust in doctors and healthcare organizations by increasing transparency and enabling the individual to question the data that are held about them. (asianhhm.com)
  • Good Hope Hospital's redesign of its vascular surgery clinic and community leg ulcer service won the National Health Service (NHS) Innovation Award for Service Delivery in 2004 and the Healthcare IT Effectiveness Award's Best Use of IT in the Health Service and Best Innovative Use of Technology awards in 2005 (Healthcare IT Effectiveness Awards 2005). (longwoods.com)
  • patients
  • However, challenges still exist over security and standardising the different systems, they warn, and health professionals and patients should be involved at all stages of design, development and implementation of the technology. (eurekalert.org)
  • To minimise these potential harms the Council is calling on the Government to set up an accreditation scheme for online health record providers, for DNA testing and body scanning services to be better regulated, and for doctors to receive training on advising patients who use the internet to look for health information and to buy medicines online. (nuffieldfoundation.org)
  • PHR also provide opportunities for patients to organize their own records and thoughts about their illness patterns, which can aid communication and shared decision making during the consultation. (asianhhm.com)
  • So far there have been no reported breaches of patient safety as a result of giving patients access to their electronic health records, although there have been reports of patients being upset by what they have read. (asianhhm.com)
  • In contrast, there is some evidence that giving patients access to their health records can help to reduce risk by identifying errors. (asianhhm.com)
  • However it is likely that patients will trade these potential risks against the clinical and personal benefits of on-line access, just as they are doing with on-line banking and e-commerce. (asianhhm.com)
  • medicines
  • People need to know where they can get accurate health information, how to buy medicines online safely, and how any personal information about their health posted online might be used," said Professor Christopher Hood, chair of the Working Party that produced the report. (nuffieldfoundation.org)
  • PHR may increase patient safety through exposing diagnostic or drug errors, recording non-prescribed medicines or treatments, or increasing the accessibility of test results or drug alerts. (asianhhm.com)
  • boundaries
  • Responsible for improving the health of their registered populations within their geographic boundaries, PCTs commission services from providers to meet health needs following NHS service principles (i.e., universal cradle-to-grave coverage that is free at point of use). (longwoods.com)
  • environment
  • The key objective of the core project is to set up a portable data exchange environment in order to enable people to maintain and own their essential health information. (springer.com)
  • The Environmental Health Division of the Alleghany Health District is dedicated to protecting the public's environment and enhancing the public health and safety of the community. (virginia.gov)
  • content
  • harnessing the benefits of user-generated and provider-generated content, access to online health information, and patient-provider messaging such as test ordering, appointment booking, reminders and online consultations. (asianhhm.com)
  • manage
  • Web-based PHR have the advantage of enabling the patient to view and manage their records from anywhere with an internet connection and there is growing interest in the use of mobile telephony as a convenient delivery medium. (asianhhm.com)
  • public
  • This paper is based on a 2008 chapter (Shahtahmasebi, 2008) exploring the availability of information for public health policy purposes which argued its ineffectiveness to add insight and inform the process of policy development. (igi-global.com)
  • Processes are dynamic by nature which politicians and professionals often neglect in addressing public health issues. (igi-global.com)
  • The issue of electronic health records often attracts public concern about the privacy and security of personal data. (asianhhm.com)
  • Broad emphasis is placed on education and public awareness of health concerns. (virginia.gov)
  • difficulties
  • Conclusions A third of older adults in England have difficulties reading and understanding basic health related written information. (bmj.com)
  • cannot
  • I found it spectacularly useless (my PCT is not signed up to transferring GP records onto it, so I cannot look at my test results) and have instead gone back to my trusty old small ring binder, in which I can write my results when my GP gives them to me. (blogspot.com)
  • problems
  • The EHSSs are available to render expertise to building officials on health related problems in housing, however, all housing complaints are presented to the building department. (virginia.gov)
  • Gestational diabetes can increase the risk of health problems developing in an unborn baby, so it is important that you keep the glucose levels in your blood under control. (nationalarchives.gov.uk)
  • although
  • Although the Commonwealth of Virginia , Board of Health, Food Regulations, 12 VAC 5-421 require yearly inspections, food establishments in the Roanoke City & Alleghany Health District are inspected by this division according to their priority or risk assessment. (virginia.gov)
  • However
  • Grocery store delis that do not provide seating capacity are under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Agriculture and Commerce, however, the Roanoke City Code gives the health department authority to inspect and permit these facilities. (virginia.gov)