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Current Patient and Healthcare Worker Attitudes to eHealth

Article Title: Current patient and healthcare worker attitudes to eHealth and the personally controlled electronic health record in major hospitals Aims & Method: A qualitative survey of patients and healthcare workers (n = 600 in each group) during 2014 aimed to determine the attitudes of patients and healthcare workers towards the use of stored medical... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Consumer-Facing Online Information about MyHR

Article Title: A Content Analysis of the Consumer-facing Online Information about My Health Record: Implications for Increasing Knowledge and Awareness to Facilitate Uptake and Use   Aims: In this study, the authors aimed to analyse the quality of consumer-facing information about the Australian MyHR available on the MyHR website and other websites in Australia. Quality... Continue Reading →

Health Information Infrastructure in Supported Accommodation in Australia

Article Title: Health Information Infrastructure for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Living in Supported Accommodation: Communication, Co-Ordination and Integration of Health Information Aims/Methods: This scoping review examined research, policies and health documents on the use of health documentation for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) living in supported accommodation in Australia. It... Continue Reading →

#HelloMyNameIs: A call for new research

In 2013, Kate Granger (@GrangerKate) (1981 – 2016), in response to her own health care experience as a cancer patient, launched the #HelloMyNameIs social media campaign with this tweet. From that point onwards, Kate (with her insights as a consultant medical officer and as a patient) and her husband Chris Pointon @PointonChris campaigned strongly to change... Continue Reading →

Validation of choking and pneumonia risk assessments for adults with IDD

Article title: Validation of the Choking Risk Assessment and Pneumonia Risk Assessment for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Aims: This study aimed to develop and validate the Choking Risk Assessment (CRA) and Pneumonia Risk Assessment (PRA) tools to differentiate adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who were at high risk of choking... Continue Reading →

The business value of the My Health Record

Article Title: Assessing the business value of Australia’s national e-health Solution Aims and method: This study involved semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders of My Health Record (i.e., users, healthcare providers, government representatives and e-Health experts). The project was underpinned by a systematic review of archival records, documents, and online resources. Results: An analysis of the... Continue Reading →

Valuing patients’ use of My Health Record to increase adoption in rural Australia

Article title: Avoiding failure for Australia’s digital health record: the findings from a rural e-health participatory research project Aims and method: This qualitative research aimed to examine the experiences of people aged over 40, their family members, and health promotion officers of using the My Health Record. The study involved interviews and focus groups  over... Continue Reading →

Patient perspectives on a personally controlled e-health record in regional Australia

Article title: Patient perspectives on a personally controlled electronic health record used in regional Australia: ‘I can be like my own doctor’ Aims and method: This qualitative study explored patients’ experiences and perspectives of using a locally developed personally controlled e-health record in an Australian health service. Results: The 12 participants described two main interdependent... Continue Reading →

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