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Evidence of Effectiveness of Health Care Professionals Using Handheld Computers

Evidence of Effectiveness of Health Care Professionals Using Handheld Computers | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Handheld computers and mobile devices provide instant access to vast amounts and types of useful information for health care professionals. Their reduced size and increased processing speed has led to rapid adoption in health care. Thus, it is important to identify whether handheld computers are actually effective in clinical practice.

 

A scoping review of systematic reviews was designed to provide a quick overview of the documented evidence of effectiveness for health care professionals using handheld computers in their clinical work.

 

This scoping review summarizes the secondary evidence for effectiveness of handheld computers and mhealth. It provides a snapshot of effective use by health care professionals across four key functions. We identified evidence to suggest that handheld computers provide easy and timely access to information and enable accurate and complete documentation. Further, they can give health care professionals instant access to evidence-based decision support and patient management systems to improve clinical decision making. Finally, there is evidence that handheld computers allow health professionals to be more efficient in their work practices. It is anticipated that this evidence will guide clinicians and managers in implementing handheld computers in clinical practice and in designing future research.

 

Original: http://www.jmir.org/2013/10/e212/


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IT-Lyftet och IT-Piloterna's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:39 AM

Denna engelskspråkiga artikel framhåller bevis för hur effektiva handhållna datorer - läs "smart-devices" - är för hälsoutvecklingen inom vården.

ebee's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:20 PM

Scientific evidence confirming effectiveness of handheld computers for HCPs.

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Nike FuelBand Is the Gift for the Digital Athlete

Nike FuelBand Is the Gift for the Digital Athlete | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
The FuelBand uses a sports-tested accelerometer to track every calorie you burn, and every step you take. The user can set goals for each day and the wristband will light up from red to green to track progress throughout the day. It’s also light and durable enough to not get in the way during more physical sports.

As a bonus, the sleek LED display shows the time for a new take on a traditional watch. The FuelBand comes in black ice, white ice or basic black.

The FuelBand’s accompanying app allows you to visualize each day’s activity, helping you to pinpoint when you’re the most active (or aren’t moving enough), to help you shake up your fitness routines.

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Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility Online Course

Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility Online Course | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

This free ALISON online yoga course will be of great interest to learners who have some knowledge and experience of yoga techniques and would like to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of more advanced techniques that will strengthen the inner core and improve flexibility.

Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility is originally from and published by Dashama and has a duration of 1-2 Hours for the average learner.

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Can Fitness Ever Be as Addictive as Angry Birds?

Can Fitness Ever Be as Addictive as Angry Birds? | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
With its new app, Striiv aims to create something as addictive as World of Warcraft with the convenience of Angry Birds.

What if planting crops in FarmVille only happened when you burned calories in real life? That’s what Striiv, a fitness startup in Redwood City, Calif., is hoping to accomplish with its new app, launched last week.

The Striiv fitness app, available for iOS devices, is free to download and tailors challenges and fitness-oriented games to your personal habits, and broadcasts your results on social networks. The app includes its own video game, called “MyLand,” which is powered by an iPhone user’s exercise habits -– in order to grow a plant or expand the island, the user must complete a series of challenges, from walking a set amount of steps to climbing stairs.

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Smoke-free laws led quickly to fewer hospitalizations

Smoke-free laws led quickly to fewer hospitalizations | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Comprehensive smoke-free laws were associated with a rapid 15 percent decrease in hospitalizations for heart attacks, 16 percent for stroke and 24 percent for asthma and other respiratory hospitalizations.
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The Island Where People Forget to Die

The Island Where People Forget to Die | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Unraveling the mystery of why the inhabitants of Ikaria, an island of 99 square miles that is home to almost 10,000 Greek nationals, live so long and so well.

 

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Chest Strap Heart Rate Monitor Reinvented with Breathable Material, Bluetooth

Chest Strap Heart Rate Monitor Reinvented with Breathable Material, Bluetooth | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
With Polar’s H7 heart rate monitor and free app, you can extract every little tidbit of your health stats to learn how to become a fitter you.
The Polar H7 Bluetooth chest strap monitor can be worn for any fitness activity, but it seems to be best for runners and bikers. The Polar Beat app acts like a personal trainer in your palm. First, you set a goal — whether that’s beating a previous time or burning a certain number of calories. The app, in conjunction with the Polar H7 heart rate monitor, helps you stay on track of that goal throughout your workout with real-time data tracking and voice guidance. And you can still listen to music while the app is running.

The heart rate monitor provides accurate calorie, distance, heartbeat and other health-stat tracking. The app and website help break down your sweat-sessions to show you where you did well and where you can improve.

 

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Health Care Administration Degree Programs

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A health care administration degree can help you strengthen the medical and operational administration of an organization. This page gives you more details.
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Oct 1 - Health Study Weekly is out

Oct 1 - Health Study Weekly is out | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

An online newspaper that collects together the week's news relating to health education.


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The Future With Health: Women Taking Over and Controlling Health

The Future With Health: Women Taking Over and Controlling Health | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Public health in the U.S. is a huge issue. Trying to be healthy, staying healthy, and continuing to be health. Why do women matter? Because they (we) are building bigger and better companies than ever imaginable.

In this second part of a three part series we are going to examine some of the driving forces and have female leaders share, hear their thoughts, and track their stories.

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Taylor Swift Debuts Sad Song at First Social 'Stand Up to Cancer' [VIDEO]

Taylor Swift Debuts Sad Song at First Social 'Stand Up to Cancer' [VIDEO] | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
One night after giving a peppy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift dialed it back Friday night during Stand Up to Cancer with an emotional song about a boy who died of cancer.
Swift debuted “Ronan,” a tune co-written with the 3-year-old cancer victim’s mom, at the charity event. The song is available on iTunes and proceeds will be used for cancer research.

 

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Sep 6, Respiratory therapy online degree | Respiratory therapy education

Respiratory therapy online degree - Respiratory therapists work with patients with have lung and breathing complications e.g. asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis.

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Having a Baby Makes You Realize How Much Your Parents Love You (VIDEO)

Having a Baby Makes You Realize How Much Your Parents Love You (VIDEO) | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

 'Mommy Has Cancer', an original column available exclusively on The Stir:

"I have to say it was a bit surreal celebrating Mother's Day this year as an honoree as well as an honorer. Episode 9 of It's Cancer, Baby gives us a peek into what my first Mother's Day was like from both perspectives."

See earler episodes of this inspring real-life story listed at:  http://www.scoop.it/t/healthcare-professionals/p/2182141017/mommy-has-cancer-the-stir-by-cafemom


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Six Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices

Six Free iPad Apps for Making Healthy Choices | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Back to school is the perfect time of year to establish routines and remind students about making healthy choices. Children of all ages should have an understanding of the impact of their decisions r

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Glasses Aim to Cure Seasonal Depression

Glasses Aim to Cure Seasonal Depression | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Shades use six LED lights to simulate sunlight and curb effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

To re-energize during long winter months, Seqinetic recommends users wear the glasses for up to 30 minutes a day. It adds that the light is “harmless” and “100% UV-free.” Check out the video, above, for more.

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New rule on vaccine to help fight meningitis in remotest Africa

New rule on vaccine to help fight meningitis in remotest Africa | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
A cheap meningitis vaccine designed to treat a type of the disease common in Africa was ruled safe to use after several days without refrigeration on Wednesday, allowing health workers to get it to people in more remote parts.

Epidemics of meningitis A occur every seven to 14 years in Africa's "meningitis belt", a band of 26 countries stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia, and are particularly devastating to children and young adults.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) ruling, that vaccine MenAfriVac is safe to use for up to four days at up to 40 degrees Celsius, will save money spent on expensive "cold chain" systems in the final miles of delivery, said Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped fund the vaccine's development.

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Oct 29 - Health Study Weekly is out

Oct 29 - Health Study Weekly is out | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

An online newspaper that collects together the week's news relating to health education.  Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/f-1327779598


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Health Promotion Degree Programs

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Find out more about what is involved in a health promotion degree, where you can study it, health promotion careers, salary prospects, and more ...
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Beam presents Dental care via Bluetooth connectivity

Beam presents Dental care via Bluetooth connectivity | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Beam invents first bluetooth enabled, app synch-able, toothbrush to improve dental care and hygiene. Available on pre-order and iOS and android supportive.

the Beam brush, with its Bluetooth connectivity will rely on an app to keep track of your brushing habits; this would include how long you brush, which teeth you brush more and ignore the others. The most interesting aspect of this app, is that it will play back music to enable a full two minute brushing session! This is practically like having your mom make sure you do it right everyday. The App also helps one give precise information to their dentists for better consultations.

 
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My Semicolon Life: After cancer, New York beckons

My Semicolon Life: After cancer, New York beckons | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
A vacation delayed by cancer surgery finally happens, as USA TODAY's Nashville music critic keeps a promise to his daughter to take her to New York when she's 10.
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Oct 8 - Health Study Weekly is out

Oct 8 - Health Study Weekly is out | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

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Sept 17 - Health Study Weekly is out

Sept 17 - Health Study Weekly is out | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

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Sept 10 - Health Study Weekly is out

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Phys-ed classes need a revamp to create healthy lifestyles

Phys-ed classes need a revamp to create healthy lifestyles | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Do you know what goes on in your child's physical education class?

Physical literacy is an important part of a child's education.

And contrary to popular belief, time spent in the gym doesn't take away from core subjects like math, science and English.

In fact, numerous studies have demonstrated that physical activity improves academic performance and classroom attentiveness.

Yet 20 years ago, parents and educators let physical education take a back seat to academics, reducing the amount of physical education in schools and replacing phys-ed teachers with generalists who did little more than throw a ball in the gym and tell kids to "play."

 

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Aug 20 - Health Study Weekly is out

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