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Legal and Ethical Issues of MyHR for Older Children

Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Older Children’s Electronic Personal Health Records   Aims & Method: This literature review and discussion examined the legal and ethical issues arising from electronic health records for children over 14-years of age. The review examined peer-reviewed articles, grey literature (key agency reports and policy documents), legislation relating... Continue Reading →

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Participation, Inclusion, Quality of Life and Dysphagia

Rapid Review of Speech Pathology Interventions to Improve Participation, Inclusion and Quality of Life for People with Dysphagia The full text of this review is available here: Bryant and Hemsley 2018 Evidence Summary Dysphagia Mealtimes Participation UTS 2018 SUMMARY Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is associated with a wide range of limitations and restrictions in a person’s... Continue Reading →

Advance Care Directives and the Australian MyHR

Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Advance Care Directives in Australia: Implications for the Advance Care Planning Document in the Australian My Health Record   Aims & Method: This literature review and discussion examined the legal and ethical issues relating to Advance Care Planning and Advance Care Directives in Australia. The review examined peer-reviewed articles written... Continue Reading →

Engaging patients and valuing their use of My Health Record

Article Title: Avoiding Failure for Australia’s Digital Health Record: The Findings from a Rural E-Health Participatory Research Project Aims / method: This qualitative research study used interviews and focus groups to examine the experiences of people with chronic illness (n=19) and their carers, and health promotion officers (2) when using the Personal Health Note within... Continue Reading →

Usability and E-health Literacy Demands of Australia’s My Health Record

Article Title: The E-health Literacy Demands of Australia’s My Health Record: A Heuristic Evaluation of Usability Aims and Method: To evaluate the usability of components of Australia’s My Health Record and its information website. A heuristic evaluation method outlined in the US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Health Literacy Online Checklist was applied.... Continue Reading →

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