Consumer Health Information: Information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services. There is an emphasis on self-care and preventive approaches as well as information for community-wide dissemination and use.Libraries: Collections of systematically acquired and organized information resources, and usually providing assistance to users. (ERIC Thesaurus, http://www.eric.ed.gov/ accessed 2/1/2008)Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)MedlinePlus: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE service for health professionals and consumers. It links extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other reviewed sources of information on specific diseases and conditions.Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.Informatics: The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of data through the application of computers.Library Services: Services offered to the library user. They include reference and circulation.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Local Area Networks: Communications networks connecting various hardware devices together within or between buildings by means of a continuous cable or voice data telephone system.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Libraries, MedicalInternet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Organizations: Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.Computer Communication Networks: A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Information Storage and Retrieval: Organized activities related to the storage, location, search, and retrieval of information.Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Health Information Systems: A system for the collection and/or processing of data from various sources, and using the information for policy making and management of health services. It could be paper-based or electronic. (From http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTHEALTHNUTRITIONANDPOPULATION/EXTHSD/0,,contentMDK:22239824~menuPK:376799~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:376793,00.html. http://www.who.int/healthinfo/systems/en/)Medical Informatics: The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.Health Information Management: Management of the acquisition, organization, retrieval, and dissemination of health information.Vocabulary: The sum or the stock of words used by a language, a group, or an individual. (From Webster, 3d ed)Librarians: Specialists in the management of a library or the services rendered by a library, bringing professional skills to administration, organization of material and personnel, interpretation of bibliothecal rules, the development and maintenance of the library's collection, and the provision of information services.DelawareInformation Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.National Library of Medicine (U.S.): An agency of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to advancement of medical and related sciences. Major activities of this institute include the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health, research in medical informatics and support for medical library development.Computer Literacy: Familiarity and comfort in using computers efficiently.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Online Systems: Systems where the input data enter the computer directly from the point of origin (usually a terminal or workstation) and/or in which output data are transmitted directly to that terminal point of origin. (Sippl, Computer Dictionary, 4th ed)Unified Medical Language System: A research and development program initiated by the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE to build knowledge sources for the purpose of aiding the development of systems that help health professionals retrieve and integrate biomedical information. The knowledge sources can be used to link disparate information systems to overcome retrieval problems caused by differences in terminology and the scattering of relevant information across many databases. The three knowledge sources are the Metathesaurus, the Semantic Network, and the Specialist Lexicon.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.United StatesHealth Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Terminology as Topic: The terms, expressions, designations, or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or specialized subject area.Information Systems: Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.Blogging: Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.VirginiaVocabulary, Controlled: A specified list of terms with a fixed and unalterable meaning, and from which a selection is made when CATALOGING; ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING; or searching BOOKS; JOURNALS AS TOPIC; and other documents. The control is intended to avoid the scattering of related subjects under different headings (SUBJECT HEADINGS). The list may be altered or extended only by the publisher or issuing agency. (From Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed, p163)Databases as Topic: Organized collections of computer records, standardized in format and content, that are stored in any of a variety of computer-readable modes. They are the basic sets of data from which computer-readable files are created. (from ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Mass Media: Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.Access to Information: Individual's rights to obtain and use information collected or generated by others.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Information Seeking Behavior: How information is gathered in personal, academic or work environments and the resources used.Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Medical Records Systems, Computerized: Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Public Law No: 111-5, enacted February 2009, makes supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Biomedical Technology: The application of technology to the solution of medical problems.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.Consumer Product SafetyInformation Management: Management of the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information. (From Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Medical Record Linkage: The creation and maintenance of medical and vital records in multiple institutions in a manner that will facilitate the combined use of the records of identified individuals.Medical Informatics Applications: Automated systems applied to the patient care process including diagnosis, therapy, and systems of communicating medical data within the health care setting.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Attitude to Computers: The attitude and behavior associated with an individual using the computer.Hospital Information Systems: Integrated, computer-assisted systems designed to store, manipulate, and retrieve information concerned with the administrative and clinical aspects of providing medical services within the hospital.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Library Materials: Print and non-print materials collected, processed, and stored by libraries. They comprise books, periodicals, pamphlets, reports, microforms, maps, manuscripts, motion pictures, and all other forms of audiovisual records. (Harrod, The Librarians' Glossary, 4th ed, p497)Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Systems Integration: The procedures involved in combining separately developed modules, components, or subsystems so that they work together as a complete system. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Consumer Organizations: Organized groups of users of goods and services.Telemedicine: Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services.Regional Medical Programs: Coordination of activities and programs among health care institutions within defined geographic areas for the purpose of improving delivery and quality of medical care to the patients. These programs are mandated under U.S. Public Law 89-239.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Food Labeling: Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, directions, warnings, and other relevant information.Meaningful Use: Using certified ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS technology to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES; engage patients and families in their health care; improve care coordination; improve population and public health; while maintaining privacy and security.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Patient Identification Systems: Organized procedures for establishing patient identity, including use of bracelets, etc.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Planning Techniques: Procedures, strategies, and theories of planning.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Information Centers: Facilities for collecting and organizing information. They may be specialized by subject field, type of source material, persons served, location, or type of services.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Patient Participation: Patient involvement in the decision-making process in matters pertaining to health.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Patient Access to Records: The freedom of patients to review their own medical, genetic, or other health-related records.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Trust: Confidence in or reliance on a person or thing.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Insurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.IndianaWorkflow: Description of pattern of recurrent functions or procedures frequently found in organizational processes, such as notification, decision, and action.Computer User Training: Process of teaching a person to interact and communicate with a computer.Social Determinants of Health: The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics (http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/).Focus Groups: A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Food Technology: The application of knowledge to the food industry.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Government Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Libraries, Hospital: Information centers primarily serving the needs of hospital medical staff and sometimes also providing patient education and other services.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Search Engine: Software used to locate data or information stored in machine-readable form locally or at a distance such as an INTERNET site.Computer Systems: Systems composed of a computer or computers, peripheral equipment, such as disks, printers, and terminals, and telecommunications capabilities.Professional Role: The expected function of a member of a particular profession.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Medical Record Administrators: Individuals professionally qualified in the management of patients' records. Duties may include planning, designing, and managing systems for patient administrative and clinical data, as well as patient medical records. The concept includes medical record technicians.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Library Automation: The use of automatic machines or processing devices in libraries. The automation may be applied to library administrative activities, office procedures, and delivery of library services to users.Health Facility Administration: Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.

The Farmer Field School: a method for enhancing the role of rural communities in malaria control ? (1/347)

Malaria has strong linkages with agriculture, and farmers in malarious regions have a central position in creating or controlling the conditions that favour disease transmission. An interdisciplinary and integrated approach is needed to involve farmers and more than one sector in control efforts. It is suggested that malaria control can benefit from a complementary intervention in rural development, the Farmer Field School (FFS) on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This is a form of education that uses experiential learning methods to build farmers' expertise, and has proven farm-level and empowerment effects. The benefits of incorporating malaria control into the IPM curriculum are discussed. An example of a combined health-agriculture curriculum, labeled Integrated Pest and Vector Management (IPVM), developed in Sri Lanka is presented. Institutional ownership and support for IPVM could potentially be spread over several public sectors requiring a process for institutional learning and reform.  (+info)

Is the Internet a useful and relevant source for health and health care information retrieval for German cardiothoracic patients? First results from a prospective survey among 255 patients at a German cardiothoracic surgical clinic. (2/347)

BACKGROUND: It is not clear how prevalent Internet use among cardiopathic patients in Germany is and what impact it has on the health care utilisation. We measured the extent of Internet use among cardiopathic patients and examined the effects that Internet use has on users' knowledge about their cardiac disease, health care matters and their use of the health care system. METHODS: We conducted a prospective survey among 255 cardiopathic patients at a German university hospital. RESULTS: Forty seven respondents (18 %) used the internet and 8,8 % (n = 23) went online more than 20 hours per month. The most frequent reason for not using the internet was disinterest (52,3 %). Fourteen patients (5,4 %) searched for specific disease-related information and valued the retrieved information on an analogous scale (1 = not relevant, 5 = very relevant) on median with 4,0. Internet use is age and education dependent. Only 36 (14,1 %) respondents found the internet useful, whereas the vast majority would not use it. Electronic scheduling for ambulatory visits or postoperative telemedical monitoring were rather disapproved. CONCLUSION: We conclude that Internet use is infrequent among our study population and the search for relevant health and disease related information is not well established.  (+info)

Parents of deaf children seeking hearing loss-related information on the internet: the Australian experience. (3/347)

Parents whose children are diagnosed in an infant screening program are required to make some difficult choices about the management of the hearing loss at a time when they are emotionally vulnerable. They are required to evaluate information and outcomes regarding issues such as technology for hearing impairment, communication options, education, and rehabilitation. The World Wide Web has become an important resource of health information for both health consumers and practitioners. The ability to obtain accurate health information online quickly, conveniently, and privately provides opportunity to make informed decisions. However, little is known about the level of the use of the Internet to acquire health information, particularly in the case of parents of deaf children seeking information. This study confirms that searches for health information on the Internet are conducted primarily by mothers. In the Australian context, there is minimal online information available to families beyond early intervention. Information on education issues, mental health, and deafness or the day-to-day management of a child or adolescent with a hearing loss are neglected topics on Web sites. This study also revealed that the majority of respondents had never visited HealthInsite or Medline Plus, two gateway sites for reliable consumer health information, although the information on these sites is more generic in nature and unlikely to assist parents to make informed choices on complex issues such as communication options or education. However, the study suggested that half the parents have talked to their doctor or hearing professional about information they found on the Internet, which is an encouraging tendency.  (+info)

Providing information about a flavor to preschoolers: effects on liking and memory for having tasted it. (4/347)

This study sought to determine if providing affectively positive information about a flavor to preschool-aged children during tasting will increase recognition of and liking for the flavor and if the recognition and liking are associated. Forty-six 3- to 6-year-old children tasted 10 flavors: 5 presented with affectively positive information and 5 without. The 10 flavors were then presented again interspersed with 10 distracter flavors. Children reported whether they had tasted the flavor previously and provided hedonic ratings for each flavor. Children's ability to remember having tasted a flavor was greater when the flavor was presented with affectively positive information than without in children throughout the age range of 3-6 years. In children younger than 4.5 years, the provision of information had no effect on hedonic rating, whereas in older children, the provision of information was associated with greater hedonic ratings. We conclude that providing affectively positive information to children about a flavor can increase their ability to recognize the flavor as previously tasted and increases hedonic rating of the flavor in children older than 4.5 years.  (+info)

Health information seeking among Mbararan adolescents: results from the Uganda Media and You survey. (5/347)

To maximize scarce intervention dollars, pediatricians and other adolescent health professionals must position health promotion efforts in mediums that most effectively reach youth. This may be especially true in resource-limited settings where access to primary health care and medications is limited. To improve the efficiency and impact of disease prevention and health promotion efforts in resource-limited settings, we examine sources of health information cited by adolescents in Mbarara Uganda. Participants in the Uganda Media and You survey were students aged 12-18 (n = 500) randomly identified in five secondary schools in Mbarara municipality, Uganda. Ninety-three percent of eligible and invited youth completed the cross-sectional, pencil-and-paper survey. Four in five adolescents (81%) indicated they turned to parents, teachers, and other adults while around half read a book/went to the library (56%) or turned to siblings and friends (50%) for information about health and disease. More than one in three (38%) indicated that they used the computer and Internet to search for health information. Older versus younger respondents tended to rely upon siblings and friends for all types of health questions. On the other hand, younger versus older youth were significantly more likely to turn to parents, teachers, and other adults for their questions about sexual health. Adults may be an important component of effective disease prevention and health promotion campaigns. Multiple delivery methods may be especially effective for reaching older adolescents. Technology also may be an important health promotion tool in resource-limited settings.  (+info)

Evaluating environmental tobacco smoke exposure in a group of Turkish primary school students and developing intervention methods for prevention. (6/347)

BACKGROUND: In countries like Turkey where smoking is highly prevalent, children's exposure to tobacco smoke is an important public health problem. The goals of this study were to determine the self-reported environmental tobacco smoke exposure status of primary school students in grades 3 to 5, to verify self-reported exposure levels with data provided from a biomarker of exposure, and to develop methods for preventing school children from passive smoking. METHODS: The study was conducted on 347 primary school students by using a standard questionnaire and urinary cotinine tests. Children with verified ETS exposure were randomly assigned to 2 intervention groups. Two phone interviews were conducted with the parents of the first group regarding their children's passive smoking status and its possible consequences. On the other hand, a brief note concerning urinary cotinine test result was sent to parents of the second group. Nine months after the initial urinary cotinine tests, measurements were repeated in both groups. RESULTS: According to questionnaire data, 59.9% of the study group (208 of 347) were exposed to ETS. Urinary cotinine measurements of children were highly consistent with the self-reported exposure levels (P < 0.001). Two different intervention methods were applied to parents of the exposed children. Control tests suggested a remarkable reduction in the proportion of those children demonstrating a recent exposure to ETS in both groups. Proportions of children with urinary cotinine concentrations 10 ng/ml or lower were 79.5% in Group I and 74.2% in Group II (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Self-reported ETS exposure was found to be pretty accurate in the 9-11 age group when checked with urinary cotinine tests. Only informing parents that their children' ETS exposure were confirmed by a laboratory test seems to be very promising in preventing children from ETS.  (+info)

Developing a consumer evaluation tool of weight control strategy advertisements on the Internet. (7/347)

To develop two evaluation tools for weight loss and weight gain advertisements on the Internet in order to help consumers to evaluate the quality of information within these advertisements. One hundred websites identified by Internet search engines for weight loss and weight gain strategies (50 websites each) were evaluated using two specific scoring instruments, developed by adapting questions from the 'DISCERN' tool and reviewing all related weight control guidelines and advertising regulations. The validity and reliability of the adapted tools were tested. Our evaluation tools rated the information from most websites as poor quality (70%). In the case of weight loss strategies, statements about rapid (18%) and permanent (28%) weight loss caused concern as well as lack of sensible advice about dieting and a lack of product warnings (84%). Safety concerns relating to weight gain products were the lack of warnings about side effects in products containing steroids and creatine (92%). The adapted tools exhibited acceptable validity and reliability. Quality of information within weight control advertisements on the Internet was generally poor. Problems of false claims, little advice on healthy ways to modify weight and few warnings on side effects have been highlighted in this study.  (+info)

The development and evaluation of written medicines information for type 2 diabetes. (8/347)

Written Medicines Information (WMI) is regarded as a key component in diabetes consumer education. In Australia, there is a paucity of WMI that specifically tailors to the extensive array of medicines used for the lifelong management of Type 2 diabetes. This research project aimed to employ a novel framework, the 'Consumer Involvement Cycle', to investigate consumer perspectives and needs of medicines information for Type 2 diabetes and develop appropriate WMI for the Type 2 diabetes population. The Consumer Involvement Cycle involved people with Type 2 diabetes and health professionals (HPs) working in partnership to design a series of WMI, incorporating a range of consumer-conceived ideas and concepts with professional evaluation from an expert panel of reviewing HPs. A total of 12 leaflets were developed. The Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Score for the leaflets was approximately 8.0, which is considered to be 'fairly easy', in other words easily understood by a large proportion of the general public. The Consumer Involvement Cycle was validated as a useful framework in developing and evaluating appropriate consumer information. Consumer perspectives should be sought and well incorporated throughout the process of designing and assessing educational materials intended for consumer use.  (+info)

  • Health and Social Care in the Community , 17 (6), 628-635. (edu.au)
  • Bayer is an international, Life Science company with major businesses in health care and agriculture. (bayer.ca)
  • With our distinctive knowledge of people, animals and plants, we focus on the areas of health care and agriculture. (bayer.ca)
  • Our Consumer Health division provides Canadians with over-the-counter self-care solutions to manage their health and well-being. (bayer.ca)
  • Our purpose in Consumer Health is Self-Care for a Better Life. (bayer.ca)
  • Every day, we aspire to give consumers from coast to coast self-care solutions to better manage their own ailments so they can live healthy, active lives. (bayer.ca)
  • Self-care is all about the individual choices and actions that each of us can make to maintain our health and the health of those we love. (bayer.ca)
  • While our health care system is one of the best in the world, it isn't without its challenges. (bayer.ca)
  • Health care expenditures are on the rise. (bayer.ca)
  • With our strong portfolio of self-care solutions, we are helping Canadians take control of their own health. (bayer.ca)
  • By building trusted partnerships with retailers and understanding how self-care needs are evolving with technology and innovation, we are becoming a bigger part of consumers' daily lives. (bayer.ca)
  • As health systems worldwide confront a growing prevalence of chronic disease, attention has focused on self-management as a strategy for delivering better outcomes for individuals and the health system. (edu.au)
  • People contacted CHOs primarily to obtain further information about their condition or to access services or products. (edu.au)
  • Self-reported data were collected on the participants' socio-demographic and health-related characteristics, pathways to, use and benefits of CHO contact and subsequent health actions. (edu.au)
  • Our portfolio includes recognized and trusted brands in the categories of allergy, cardiovascular risk prevention, cough & cold, gastrointestinal, nutritionals, pain prevention and women's health. (bayer.ca)
  • This page provides information for consumers about programs and services under the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement. (health.gov.au)
  • You have the right to health care and will be provided with medicines and pharmacy related services and products to address your health care needs. (health.gov.au)
  • You will be provided with open, timely and appropriate communication about your health, medicines and related services and products in a way you can understand. (health.gov.au)
  • You will be included in making decisions and choices about your health, medicines and related services and products. (health.gov.au)
  • The main goal of the Department is making community living a success, by integrating long-term services and supports with health care and housing while building on the promise of equality and full participation for all. (wisconsin.gov)
  • Influenza vaccines are available from GPs, community health clinics, Aboriginal Medical Services or other immunisation providers in your state or territory. (health.gov.au)
  • This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. (nnlm.gov)
  • NNLM and NETWORK OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE are service marks of the US Department of Health and Human Services . (nnlm.gov)
  • The Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a town hall meeting on December 16, 2003 to highlight the important role of health promotion and disease prevention activities in ensuring the health and wellness of our nation's family caregivers. (hhs.gov)
  • Consequently, this group is seeking information via the Internet and through the reference services of their public library. (nnlm.gov)
  • This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. (nnlm.gov)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services Act, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • Shin D, Lee S, Hwang Y. How do credibility and utility play in the user experience of health informatics services? (jmir.org)
  • Lee J, Kim JGB, Jin M, Ahn K, Kim B, Kim S, Kim J. Beneficial Effects of Two Types of Personal Health Record Services Connected With Electronic Medical Records Within the Hospital Setting. (jmir.org)
  • Koivumäki T, Pekkarinen S, Lappi M, Väisänen J, Juntunen J, Pikkarainen M. Consumer Adoption of Future MyData-Based Preventive eHealth Services: An Acceptance Model and Survey Study. (jmir.org)
  • Hamid A, Sarmad A. Evaluation of e‐health services: user's perspective criteria. (jmir.org)
  • Michelle Jakubauskas, Senior Researcher, Strategic Intelligence at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) delivered a presentation on ASIC's role in regulating information provision in the financial services sector and consumer behaviour relating to information provision. (health.gov.au)
  • This publication may be helpful to you if you need information or have a complaint regarding health care providers, programs, facilities, or services you have received. (disabilityrightsca.org)
  • Below is a brief summary of the agencies which regulate health care services. (disabilityrightsca.org)
  • Most health-related professional services delivered by clinicians are regulated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), and the licensing divisions or "Boards" pertaining to the type of service. (disabilityrightsca.org)
  • Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, and Mental Health care, whether managed care or fee-for-service, are regulated by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). (disabilityrightsca.org)
  • Several agencies such as the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the California Department of Public Health (DPH) have an "Ombudsman" office which is an office assigned to answer consumer questions and to resolve complaints. (disabilityrightsca.org)
  • In March 2007, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Personalized Health Care Initiative to advance the integration of gene-based technologies into health care delivery. (hhs.gov)
  • Recently, several new services have been launched, aimed specifically at the consumer market. (hhs.gov)
  • These services offer access to one's own genomic information and provide health-related and other information based on genotype, family history, and other medical features. (hhs.gov)
  • Companies offering these services maintain that this information represents a new phase in empowering, engaging, and educating consumers in their health and medical decision-making. (hhs.gov)
  • Meanwhile, others have questioned the value of these services for consumers, especially at this early stage of knowledge development. (hhs.gov)
  • Through the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Personalized Health Care Initiative sponsored a workshop in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 2008 entitled "Understanding the Needs of Consumers in the Use of Genome-based Health Information Services. (hhs.gov)
  • A HIE connects healthcare providers, allows the electronic sharing of health information, aids in the management of data exchange, and strives to reduce duplication of services and operational costs. (ahima.org)
  • In particular, CDHP members check prices before they receive health care services, ask for generic drugs versus branded Rx's, talk to doctors about treatment options and their costs, and use online cost-tracking tools. (careandcost.com)
  • The rationale behind offering CDHPs is to give plan enrollees more financial "skin in the game" so they become more cost-conscious "consumers" of health care services. (careandcost.com)
  • Still, the patient/plan enrollee is searching for useful information to make rational decisions on providers, products and services in health as their shared burden of costs continues to grow in all forms of health plans. (careandcost.com)
  • On average, enrollees in the HRA groups of both employers GAO reviewed spent less and generally used fewer health care services before they switched into the HRA in 2003 than those who remained in the PPO, suggesting that the HRA groups were healthier. (afscmeinfocenter.org)
  • Similarly, of the 21 studies GAO reviewed that assessed the health status of HRA and other CDHP enrollees, 18 found they were healthier than traditional plan enrollees based on utilization of health care services, self-reported health status, or the prevalence of certain diseases or disease indicators. (afscmeinfocenter.org)
  • Sites listed here will offer advice to the consumer about health products and services . (curlie.org)
  • Find government information about health and health services. (australia.gov.au)
  • Check symptoms and find health services. (australia.gov.au)
  • Site for health and wellbeing information and services sponsored by the State Government of Victoria with related links. (australia.gov.au)
  • Provides statistics and facts on: the Indigenous population, education and work, housing and community safety, determinants of health, health and disability, life expectancy and mortality, health and welfare services, and expenditure and workforce. (australia.gov.au)
  • The proposal is submitted to the Health and Human Services Agency and, if there are any fiscal concerns, to the Department of Finance. (ca.gov)
  • For more information, please contact Member Services at the number on your ID card, or the links below. (aetna.com)
  • Under such plans, individuals could buy catastrophic coverage for expensive hospital stays while using the savings to pay the entire cost of routine health services, just like they pay out-of-pocket now for lawyers, flat-screen TVs or the week's groceries. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The information below lists many services offered to Onondaga Community College students. (sunyocc.edu)
  • The book reviews public health genetics, and includes chapters on important general issues such as newborn and other genetic screening, the delivery of genetic services, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of the use of genetics within public health. (oxfordscholarship.com)
  • Parents of children with Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage are showing high satisfaction with their access to doctors and the quality of health care, according to a survey announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (cms.gov)
  • Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 500 community health centers in 44 States across the country will receive approximately $42 million over three years to improve the coordination and quality of care they deliver to people with Medicare and other patients, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. (cms.gov)
  • Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part A late enrollment penalties for certain eligible people in same-sex marriages. (cms.gov)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS ) announced today a proposed rule that will increase public awareness of financial relationships between drug and device manufacturers and certain health care providers. (cms.gov)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule to update the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates for Calendar Year (CY) 2012. (cms.gov)
  • People with Medicare will be able to benefit from a new program designed to encourage primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals, and other health care providers to coordinate their care under a final regulation issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (cms.gov)
  • In 1995, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed the establishment of Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs) requiring the application of performance measurement methods to a set of federal block grant programs that provide funding to states for public health, substance abuse, and mental health activities. (nap.edu)
  • How much will the consumer pay for emergency services and ambulances? (prweb.com)
  • This authority includes studies that are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (with joint oversight by FDA and the Office for Human Research Protections), as well as studies that are solely funded by industry or by private parties. (fda.gov)
  • Title XIII of the Act, also referred to as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, gave authority to the Department of Health and Human Services to offer incentives. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most health insurance policies will cover the testing, office visit, and other medically necessary services related to COVID-19 without charging co-payments, co-insurance, or deductibles. (oregon.gov)
  • Cancer.Net brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. (mlanet.org)
  • the Pew survey "paints an encouraging picture of ever-savvier health care consumers who are researching doctors, paying attention to warnings about obesity and poor nutrition, considering entering clinical trials in greater numbers and taking steps to better manage their health care costs. (californiahealthline.org)
  • The goal of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), signed into law in 2009, is to increase the use of health information technology. (ahima.org)
  • Provides information on the latest clinical trials in cancer care, including trials that are currently recruiting new participants. (australia.gov.au)
  • Provides reliable and up-to-date information and advice about clinical trials in Australia for the public, researchers and industry. (australia.gov.au)
  • All LFS regulations that have been adopted and filed with the Secretary of State are published in the California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (Public Health), Division 1 (State Department of Health), Chapter 2 (Laboratories), Subchapter 1 (Service Laboratories), Group 2 (Clinical Laboratory Regulations), and Group 3 (County and Municipal Laboratories). (ca.gov)
  • Because of the changing nature of drug information, please consult your physician or pharmacist about specific clinical use. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This review pertains to a project that standardized pressure ulcer data elements and electronic documentation used by long term care clinical staff for storage and reporting within an electronic health record system. (ahrq.gov)
  • The clinical trial team includes doctors and nurses, as well as other health care professionals. (fda.gov)
  • FDA is committed to protecting the participants of clinical trials, as well as helping to ensure that reliable information is provided to those interested in participating. (fda.gov)
  • Goals of the ICH platform included: Serving as a clearinghouse of knowledge for use in the development of high-quality evidence based consumer and clinical health IT products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Learning from key stakeholders about available resources, projects, opportunities, and partnerships in consumer and clinical health IT to disseminate on the ICH platform. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is a Large Research Project (R01) FOA to express AHRQ's interest in funding research aimed at elucidating the nature of cognition, task distribution, and clinical work in various health care delivery settings. (nih.gov)
  • Accordingly, health care teams are progressively becoming overwhelmed by the mounting number of tasks that require attention during a typical clinical encounter. (nih.gov)
  • These conditions and/or set of conditions are often coupled with various clinical guidelines or best practices meant to guide and inform health care providers when caring for their patients. (nih.gov)
  • Furthermore, the volume of clinical guidelines that health care teams are expected to incorporate into patient care is also rapidly increasing. (nih.gov)
  • RAND research has explored many facets of health care technology and advised policymakers and practitioners on best practices for cost savings and improved patient outcomes. (rand.org)
  • Although policymakers are now paying special attention to the issue and to obesity-related conditions more generally, health experts say more can be done to tackle what the EU considers as a chronic disease. (euractiv.com)
  • For further information, and to access the new 5CPA Registration and Claiming Portal from 1 March 2014, please visit the 5CPA website or phone 1300 555 262. (health.gov.au)
  • The purpose of this evaluation was to determine how effective NWHIC's toll-free service is in meeting its goal to provide all women no-cost access to a wide range of health information, including referrals and publications. (hhs.gov)
  • Lack of adequate understanding of how consumers/patients access online personal health information, or whether particular groups are more/less likely to use such technologies, may lead to unequal access to or use of such technologies across groups. (sharps.org)
  • In addition, Dr. Topol described the current companies that provide consumers access to their genomic information, the potential for consumer empowerment, and the medical community's reaction to this emerging area. (hhs.gov)
  • Improvements in patient care were expected as a result of easy physician access to consolidated information across providers as well as the speed of sharing and availability of information in an emergency. (ahima.org)
  • In addition, participants were optimistic about patient empowerment and convenient access to and control of personal health data. (ahima.org)
  • 6 NeHII, a query-based HIE, allows participating providers to access more complete electronic health records (EHRs) and thus serve patients more efficiently by acting as a transfer source for medical records. (ahima.org)
  • It's noteworthy that while CDHP and HDHP enrollees require such information as they must manage financial health accounts, they reported less access to such information from their health plans compared with traditional health plan members. (careandcost.com)
  • Provides access 24 hours a day to health advice and information. (australia.gov.au)
  • HEOA's required disclosures are mandated to give consumers easy access to information that can be used in making sound decisions about their education. (sunyocc.edu)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WebMD today announced a collaboration that expands consumers' access to the agency's timely and reliable important health information. (blogspot.com)
  • A new online consumer health information resource on WebMD.com (www.webmd.com/fda): Consumers can access information on the safety of FDA-regulated products, including food, medicine and cosmetics, as well as learn how to report problems involving the safety of these products directly to the FDA. (blogspot.com)
  • This important partnership is consistent with WebMD's longstanding mission of providing for Americans access to credible and relevant health information. (blogspot.com)
  • Employers have an opportunity to reduce barriers and support engagement because they sponsor health plans and can provide access to information, tools, technologies, incentives, and more. (cfah.org)
  • In addition to being inaccurate and inadequate, studies have confirmed that the information in the government's on-line advisory is not reaching the general public, particularly those who do not have Internet access, or simply do not know they can seek advice online. (earthjustice.org)
  • This Web page from the 24 Languages Project out of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library provides access to sound files on various consumer health topics including chickenpox immunization, hepatitis B, alcoholism, smoking, and drug abuse, as well as health insurance, HIV, and cancer. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • And while the PwC survey found that only 14 percent of Americans currently access their medical records electronically, the upward trends in online health engagement suggest those numbers will climb dramatically in the next few years. (hhnmag.com)
  • In the interest of full compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), the Student Right-to-Know Act, and other consumer protection legislation, Calvin University provides the following information to ensure that current and prospective students, current and prospective employees, along with the general public have easy access to important campus information. (calvin.edu)
  • Updating the MAHC with the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) - Organization created to support and improve public health by promoting healthy and safe aquatic experiences for everyone. (cdc.gov)
  • Updating the MAHC with the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code - The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) was created to support and improve public health by collecting, assessing, and relaying national input on needed MAHC revisions back to CDC for final consideration for acceptance. (cdc.gov)
  • Europeans have the highest per-capita consumption of alcohol, and drinking causes nearly 1-in-10 cases of ill health and premature death. (euractiv.com)
  • The European Commission's informal alcohol strategy, launched in 2006, is set for a detailed evaluation in 2013, with the policy objective of reducing the health and social harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption. (euractiv.com)
  • This encompasses further information on alcoholic drinks the correct measures for different alcohol whilst also providing useful material regarding customer interaction and enforcement of the legal age limit for alcohol. (europa.eu)
  • The campaign was established in order to promote responsible drinking amongst alcohol consumers. (europa.eu)
  • For this years campaign it was decided that Diageo Benelux should widen its profile and disseminate information directly to retailers and bar owners to further increase information awareness to both distributors and consumers of alcohol through an integrated and collaborative approach with our commercial partners Makro. (europa.eu)
  • The campaign's main aim is to promote responsible drinking at base level at the point where consumers will purchase alcohol. (europa.eu)
  • You will also find information about the standards you can expect from your community pharmacy. (health.gov.au)
  • Find a Children's Oncology Group location near you and download the Family Handbook for more information. (mlanet.org)
  • Through blogs and comments, patients and experts explore what it takes to find good health care and make the most of it. (cfah.org)
  • Efforts are underway in the private and academic sectors to find news ways to apply these discoveries for the benefit of consumers. (hhs.gov)
  • Thus, those in CDHPs and HDHPs tend to find health information in sources provided outside of their health plans. (careandcost.com)
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions, including vision test information, eye exam costs and more at Eye Exam Prices website. (healinglinks.net)
  • Find information on hundreds of conditions. (upenn.edu)
  • When consumers are able to find sites that list geographically-relevant prices, they can vary widely and do not specify whether the price quoted was the consumer's out-of-pocket cost - for example, in Chicago, sites listed costs from $25-100 for a cholesterol panel, $230-1950 for a brain MRI, $875-3958 for an upper GI endoscopy and $27,000-80671 for a hip replacement. (upenn.edu)
  • Our findings really underline how difficult it can be to find the information patients need to be informed consumers," said fourth year medical student, Allison Kratka, who was first author on the study. (upenn.edu)
  • It is labor intensive to find the sites, many require subscriptions, and the reliability of the pricing information contained in the sites is difficult to assess. (upenn.edu)
  • Yet all too often, reliable, unbiased information is hard to find and understand. (cfah.org)
  • We are providing additional information that you may find helpful. (ca.gov)
  • 16% are enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs). (careandcost.com)
  • High deductible health plans and health savings account (HSA) - The Internal Revenue Service advised that high-deductible health plans can pay for COVID-19 related testing and treatment, without jeopardizing their status. (oregon.gov)
  • While the banner of "consumerism" in health care has been flown for much of the past decade, it's been heavy-lifting for those U.S. health citizens who've been covered by insurance plans - and even heavier for those without health insurance coverage. (cfah.org)
  • Types of plans offered in Oregon include major medical health insurance coverage such as Personal Health Quotes , Family Health, and Group Health. (einsurance.com)
  • As of January 1, 2014, most U.S. citizens and legal residents are required by law to have qualifying health care coverage or pay an annual tax penalty for every month they go without insurance. (einsurance.com)
  • If you own a small business in Oregon (50 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees - FTEs), you can purchase qualifying coverage for your employees through SHOP, the Small Business Health Option Program or through a private broker or insurance agent. (einsurance.com)
  • Examples of ACA consumer protections include covering children under a parent's policy to age 26, elimination of lifetime cost caps, and coverage of preventive care without copay or deductible. (disabilityrightsca.org)
  • Coverage in traditional health plans continues to fall: 78% of privately-insured people in the U.S. are covered in traditional health plans, dropping from 82% in 2010 and 84% in 2009. (careandcost.com)
  • Market Share Reports, Consumer Complaint Study,Residential and Commercial Earthquake Insurance Coverage Study, Annual Report of the Commissioner, and More. (ca.gov)
  • If you have questions about your health insurance coverage, contact your provider. (oregon.gov)
  • Call your health insurance company to confirm coverage and locations for a COVID-19 test. (oregon.gov)
  • Short-term health, mini-medical plan, or hospital indemnity plan - Check your coverage and contact your provider first. (oregon.gov)
  • If you do not have comprehensive health plan, be sure to check with your insurance provider to understand how your coverage and cost sharing will apply. (oregon.gov)
  • No institution or agency has responsibility for determining the overall coherence of consumer food messages relative to these broader social goals of health and sustainability. (mdpi.com)
  • This problem exists despite the emergence of "citizen-consumers" who have a broader approach to food purchasing than individual maximization. (mdpi.com)
  • The work plan was agreed by the Working Group with the addition of the issues of provision of preferred provider information, improving privatehealth.gov.au as a comparator website and broader information activities around private health insurance. (health.gov.au)
  • In this second report, the panel looks beyond measures for specific program areas to address broader data and information system issues that require attention at the federal, state, and local levels to advance the practice of performance measurement for publicly funded health programs. (nap.edu)
  • WASHINGTON - For millions of middle-class Americans struggling to decide what to make of President Clinton's health care reform plan, perhaps the most pressing question is: How will it ensure top quality when all the emphasis seems to be on cutting costs? (latimes.com)
  • First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, who led the White House task force on health care reform, drew attention Friday to the new information network designed to improve and monitor the overall quality of a newly designed health care system. (latimes.com)
  • The President's proposals would create a seven-member National Health Board to set federal standards and oversee state implementation of health care reform. (latimes.com)
  • The Coalition provided comments to Marylands Health Care Reform Coordinating Council and its workgroups. (consumerhealthfirst.org)
  • Consumer Health First is carrying on the work started in 2006 by the Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform. (consumerhealthfirst.org)
  • Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Act, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • Records, reports and information, regardless of the source, that are provided to health authorities and health departments and relate to cases or suspected cases of disease or health conditions must be kept confidential (TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • Test results for HIV and AIDS are also confidential (TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • Texas Cancer Incidence Reporting Act, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • Occupational Condition Reporting Act, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • Reports of Childhood Lead Poisoning, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. (texasattorneygeneral.gov)
  • The information provided can cover issues relevant to any or all antimicrobial pesticides including health & safety issues, registration and reregistration issues, as well as information on pesticide laws, rules, and regulations relating to antimicrobials. (ehso.com)
  • A cross-sectional study of barriers to personal health record use among patients attending a safety-net clinic. (ahrq.gov)
  • While negative perceptions present barriers for potential patient acceptance, benefits such as speed and convenience, patient oversight of health data, and safety improvements may counterbalance these concerns. (ahima.org)
  • The survey indicated that consumers' reluctance to share their medical data may reflect general concern about maintaining the safety and security of not only personal data, but personal medical devices as well. (healthcare-informatics.com)
  • Provides information on a range of topics of interest to consumers such as food additives, chemicals in food, GM foods, food safety, labelling and nutrition. (australia.gov.au)
  • Awareness of health, safety and security on the Onondaga Community College campus is important for all students. (sunyocc.edu)
  • The annual security report below provides crime statistics for our campus as well as other important safety information for students. (sunyocc.edu)
  • As noted in the TGA's previous safety advisory for Cereform gel-filled breast implants , information from the ANSM stated that the French recall was undertaken because of regulatory non-compliance and that it had not identified a health risk associated with this issue. (tga.gov.au)
  • Health system leaders should view regular and detailed assessment of physician professional satisfaction as an invaluable early warning system for potential threats to quality and safety. (rand.org)
  • Citizens expect that the public health agency charged with ensuring that food is safe and properly labeled will respond to their valid food safety concerns in a timely manner, especially when the health of some of the most vulnerable members of our community-infants and children-is at risk. (earthjustice.org)
  • Caroline Smith DeWaal, Food Safety Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest, commented: "Consumers deserve to have the information they need to enjoy heart-healthy seafood while avoiding dangerous mercury-particularly if they are pregnant or feeding young children. (earthjustice.org)
  • The Annual Security Report (Clery Report) is intended to inform the public of information about crime on and around campus, efforts to improve campus safety, and university policies. (k-state.edu)
  • They can implement key MAHC elements now to start improving health and safety at their facilities. (cdc.gov)
  • Helpful Tools and Forms for Aquatic Health & Safety Programs - Tools for public health officials and aquatics sector personnel working on implementing MAHC-specific or other aquatic health and safety programs, including investigation forms, applications, reporting forms, and MAHC-specific checklists. (cdc.gov)
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). (cdc.gov)
  • If you have questions about the products you use, please contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at (800) 638-2772. (cdc.gov)
  • The Consumer Health Information Resource Service assists Nebraska residents and Nebraska Medicine patients and families in finding information on health and wellness topics. (unmc.edu)
  • Phase II included the conceptualization and prototyping of the following: a "brand" for the Leading Health Indicators, an annual report on the health of the nation, a national summit on prevention, regional meetings on prevention topics, possible baseline knowledge questions about the LHIs, and a qualitative research repository to enhance knowledge of how to communicate effectively with the public. (hhs.gov)
  • The Working Group discussed the potential for developing an overall education strategy for consumers to include key messages on topics such as Lifetime Health Cover (LHC), product design, what the different levels of cover mean, what community rating is and how it works. (health.gov.au)
  • Also includes opinion polls on health care topics. (curlie.org)
  • Information is provided on the common drugs of abuse and a variety of topics related to drug abuse and addiction. (health.gov)
  • This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. (colgate.com)
  • Sign up to get the latest information about your choice of CMS topics in your inbox. (cms.gov)
  • Beginning in August, titles will be released weekly and will cover topics that speak to consumers in every stage of life. (prweb.com)
  • This section focuses on topics related to human or animal health, and medicine. (curlie.org)
  • In creating MedlinePlus, NLM uses years of accumulated expertise and technical knowledge to produce an authoritative, reliable consumer health Web site. (illinois.edu)
  • This article describes the development of MedlinePlus-its quality control processes, the integration of NLM and NIH information, NLM's relationship to other institutions, the technical and staffing infrastructures, the use of feedback for quality improvement, and future plans. (illinois.edu)
  • The Workgroup will continue its discussion on how to encourage the widespread adoption of a personal health record that is easy to use, portable, longitudinal, affordable, and consumer-centered. (federalregister.gov)
  • Tavares J, Oliveira T. Electronic Health Record Portal Adoption: a cross country analysis. (jmir.org)
  • Tavares J, Goulão A, Oliveira T. Electronic Health Record Portals adoption: Empirical model based on UTAUT2. (jmir.org)
  • OHE Lunchtime Seminar: How Can We Evaluate the Cost-effectiveness of Health System Strengthening? (ohe.org)
  • By reviewing the foundational concepts and application components of medical information retrieval, this paper will contribute to a body of research that seeks appropriate answers to a question like "How can we design a medical information retrieval system that can satisfy consumer's information needs? (igi-global.com)
  • In this paper, which builds upon earlier work by MacRae , we outline key short, medium and long term initiatives to facilitate the citizen-consumer phenomenon and better support consumers in their efforts to promote health and sustainability in the Canadian food system. (mdpi.com)
  • Everything you always wanted to know about the Health Care system. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Great ideas for improving the health care system. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The collection of 147 posts describes a health care system that still needs consumer scrutiny and skepticism if the goal of being a prepared patient is to be realized. (cfah.org)
  • The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. represents that the information provided hereunder was formulated with a reasonable standard of care, and in conformity with professional standards in the field. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to such information and specifically disclaims all such warranties. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. does not endorse or recommend the use of any drug. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Federal Direct loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. (calvin.edu)
  • The possibility that the Supreme Court will strike down all or part of the Affordable Care Act has given new life to Republican calls to put market mechanisms to work in holding down health care costs. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Four years ago, I began writing Prepared Patient posts that dissected the health care marketplace, questioned health care's conventional wisdom and assumptions, and uncovered contradictions in the Affordable Care Act and consumer-is-king theories of health care. (cfah.org)
  • A medical librarian will research your health question and put together a packet of information specific to your needs. (unmc.edu)
  • Street AF, Swift K, Annells M, Woodruff R, Gliddon T, Oakley A, Ottman G. Developing a web-based information resource for palliative care: an action-research inspired approach. (jmir.org)
  • Aims to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. (australia.gov.au)
  • Creating an interactive portal where stakeholders could communicate and stay up to date on health IT research innovations and opportunities for collaboration and partnership. (wikipedia.org)
  • Richard Campanelli, J.D., counselor to the Secretary of HHS for Science and Public Health, welcomed the participants to the meeting and described the vision for personalized health care. (hhs.gov)
  • The internal reviews within the Department of Public Health (CDPH) are by the Office of Regulations, Office of Legal Affairs, and Financial Management Branch Budget Section. (ca.gov)
  • In addition, WebMD will bring the FDA public health alerts to all WebMD registered users and site visitors that request them. (blogspot.com)
  • In anticipation of the expected growth at the interface of genetics and public health, this book delineates a framework for the integration of advances in human genetics into public health practice. (oxfordscholarship.com)
  • The Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants was assembled in fall 1995 to assess the state of the art in performance measurement for program areas covered by the specified block grants and to recommend steps toward improving performance measures and performance measurement for health-related programs. (nap.edu)
  • That PPG proposal was, however, a reflection of a more general interest in performance measurement that is evidenced by parallel developments in public health, health care, and public policy. (nap.edu)
  • Using the MAHC: Public Health and Industry Tool for Comparing the MAHC with Existing Pool Codes - Enable public health officials and the aquatics sector to identify major differences between the MAHC and their applicable code. (cdc.gov)
  • As the science and practice of behavioral and public health informatics evolve, the activities and initiatives frequently aggregated and posted on the ICH platform continue to be a priority for the public and private sector. (wikipedia.org)
  • High-speed Internet for all - including on mobile phones - and lower consumer prices are the main highlights of the European Commission's digital agenda, a five-year plan to ensure higher connectivity for EU citizens and business. (euractiv.com)
  • The Chair of PHMAC gave the Working Group an overview of the work PHMAC is currently undertaking in other areas of private health reform. (health.gov.au)
  • Former and current family caregivers were on hand to deliver testimonials of their caregiving experiences and discuss the positive impacts that health promotion activities have had on their quality of life. (hhs.gov)
  • Antimicrobial Information Hotline - provides direct answers to questions concerning current antimicrobial issues. (ehso.com)
  • Most members were of the view that the SIS in its current format was not ideal but all agreed that a minimum information set is essential for comparison purposes. (health.gov.au)
  • This extensively updated fifth edition reflects the current knowledge in Health Informatics and provides learning objectives, key points, case studies and references. (lulu.com)
  • What are the consumers current health care needs? (prweb.com)