"The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort: Protocol for a cohort multiple randomised controlled trial (cmRCT) design to support trials of psychosocial and rehabilitation interventions in a rare disease context," BMJ Open
Authors: Kwakkenbos, L., Jewett, L.R., Baron, M., Bartlett, S.J., Furst, D., Gottesman, K., Khanna, D., Malcarne, V.L., Mayes, M.D., Mouthon, L., Poiraudeau, S., Sauve, M., Nielson, W.R., Poole, J.L., Assassi, S., Boutron, I., Ells, C., Van Den Ende, C.H.M., Hudson, M., Impens, A., Körner, A., Leite, C., Maia, A.C., Mendelson, C., Pope, J., Steele, R.J., Suarez-Almazor, M.E., Ahmed, S., Coronado-Montoya, S., Delisle, V.C., Gholizadeh, S., Jang, Yeona, Levis, B., Milette, K., Mills, S.D., Razykov, I., Fox, R.S., Thombs, B.D.
So we’re all going to have mHealth, it seems. A major March 2012 report by consultancy PwC and representatives of the global mobile operator industry predicted the worldwide mhealth market is expected to reach $23 billion (EUR 18 billion approximately) by 2017, with Europe the biggest sector ahead of Asia Pacific. Meanwhile, one supplier estimated to us that there are at least 12,000 ‘health’ mobile apps on the Apple iTunes store already.
TELUS Health and McGill University announce a multi-disciplinary million dollar research partnership
Health information technologies to improve care of patients with life-long chronic diseases
Montréal, Québec (May 7, 2013) – TELUS Health and McGill University have entered into a three-year, million dollar partnership to create a learning environment and conduct research on how best to use technology to improve health and healthcare delivery for Canadians.
ICT is transforming healthcare worldwide. Our North America correspondent takes a look at a range of ehealth applications that are attracting attention across the continent.
Paul Turek doesn’t bother with the phone much anymore. The doctor, who runs a male fertility clinic, uses a web service called Healthloop to monitor his young patients after surgery, ensuring that they are recovering properly and using the right dose of medication.
Policy initiatives for Health Information Technology: A qualitative study of U.S. expectations and Canada's experience
Objective: To investigate lessons learned from national policy initiatives in Canada and U.S. with respect to health information technical infrastructure, data standards, and interoperability; and to identify the implications of these lessons for other policy makers, as they guide the future of their own healthcare information technology initiatives.
Mobility intelligence may come down to three simple keys – organizing, communicating and enforcing your mobility plans – but as with many simple seeming activities, the difficulty is really in the execution. … The first of these is no huge shock – being clear and upfront about your expectations saves a lot of hassle down the road.
Lessons from the Canadian national health information technology plan for the United States: Opinions of key Canadian experts
Objective: To summarize the Canadian health information technology (HIT) policy experience and impart lessons learned to the US as it determines its policy in this area. Design: Qualitative analysis of interviews with identified key stakeholders followed by an electronic survey.
Canada's business schools are sprinting into action so they can prepare tomorrow's business leaders with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and leverage technology - something most agree will be necessary to successfully lead businesses in the coming years.
Businesses around the world are suffering from a chronic disease that has been vastly overlooked and misdiagnosed. ...Yeona Jang, professor of practice management, at McGill University, says one of the biggest examples of a failed information system is Canada's bungled eHealth initiative.