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Total Learning Objects currently in library: 1611


16 Nov 15

Dr. Michael Kaufmann - The Vulnerable Physician

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Brenda Du Plessis
16 Nov 15

Cybersanté (eHealth) : objectifs et état des lieux

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En juin 2007, le Conseil fédéral a approuvé la «Stratégie Cybersanté (eHealth) Suisse». La CDS s’est
ralliée aux objectifs fixés. Celle-ci prévoit que, d’ici à fin 2015, toutes les personnes en Suisse
pourront en tout temps donner aux prestataires de leur choix l’accès électronique aux informations sur
leur état de santé (dossier électronique du patient). La Stratégie Cybersanté Suisse doit permettre à la
population d’accéder à un système de santé efficace, sûr et économique. Elle porte également sur les
services en ligne et la mise en œuvre proprement dite.

"La numérisation s’accroit de plus en plus dans le système de santé. Pour cette raison, il faut

s’assurer qu’aucune solution technique isolée et coûteuse ne voie le jour. Une mise en œuvre

coordonnée des solutions doit permettre d’éviter de mauvais investissements. De plus, des

applications interopérables offrent à l’industrie une certaine garantie d’investissement. Le 27 juin

2007, le Conseil fédéral a approuvé la « Stratégie Cybersanté (eHealth) Suisse ». La CDS s’est

ralliée aux objectifs fixés. La stratégie prévoit que toutes les personnes en Suisse pourront en tout

temps donner aux professionnels de la santé de leur choix, l’accès électronique aux informations

sur leur état de santé (dossier électronique du patient). La « cybersanté » doit permettre à la

population d’accéder à un système de santé efficace, sûr et économique. Les objectifs

fondamentaux sont :

- Qualité : Une meilleure gestion du savoir offre des soins médicaux de meilleure qualité ;

- Sécurité des patients : L’accès aux bonnes informations au bon moment et au bon endroit

permet d’éviter les erreurs de diagnostic et de sauver des vies ;

- Efficience : L’utilisation systématique de processus électroniques améliore la coordination et

permet un échange rapide d’informations entre les acteurs."

 

Kate Proctor
16 Nov 15

PLAN STRATEGIQUE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA CYBERSANTE AU TOGO

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Le Plan Stratégique de Développement de la cybersanté (PSDC) 2013-2015 est l’expression de la
volonté du Ministère de la santé et de ses partenaires d’apporter des solutions aux problèmes
sanitaires du pays caractérisés surtout par des niveaux encore élevés des taux de morbidité et de
mortalité touchant plus particulièrement la femme et l’enfant, des endémo-épidémies, l’émergence
des maladies non transmissibles souvent pourvoyeuses de décès et d’invalidité et le déficit
quantitatif et qualitatif des ressources humaines en santé.

"Le Plan Stratégique de Développement de la cybersanté (PSDC) 2013-2015 est l’expression de lavolonté du Ministère de la santé et de ses partenaires d’apporter des solutions aux problèmessanitaires du pays caractérisés surtout par des niveaux encore élevés des taux de morbidité et demortalité touchant plus particulièrement la femme et l’enfant, des endémo-épidémies, l’émergencedes maladies non transmissibles souvent pourvoyeuses de décès et d’invalidité et le déficitquantitatif et qualitatif des ressources humaines en santé."

Kate Proctor
10 Nov 15

Linking medical records to social media could save lives: study

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Article from The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Linking medical records to social media could save lives: study

Lisa Rapaport

Many people may be willing to link their social media accounts to their medical records, a U.S. study suggests, a shift with the potential to improve care by giving doctors more insight into what makes patients tick.
Facebook and Twitter have more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, many of whom share information daily, leaving digital breadcrumbs that might offer clues into the attitudes and activities that influence their health, researchers note in the medical journal BMJ Quality and Safety.
More than half of patients may be Facebook or Twitters users, based on the study of people treated at one busy urban emergency department. Among those who agreed to join the study, 71 per cent let doctors access their social media accounts.
What happens after that is still to be determined, but the potential exists for social media to reveal important things about how disease begins, how patients manage medical conditions and what things happening in patients’ lives might be linked to disease progression or complications, said senior study author Dr. Raina Merchant, director of the Penn Medicine Social Media and Health Innovation Lab in Philadelphia.
“Increasingly, individuals are sharing lots of information on social media every day,” Merchant said in an e-mail. “This information is in the form of posts, check-ins, photos and other data. Because much of this data is about day-to-day activities and general thoughts and feelings, it is also about health.”
To assess the feasibility of linking social media accounts to medical records, Merchant and colleagues asked more than 5,000 adult patients in the emergency department if they used Facebook and Twitter, and, if so, whether researchers could see their accounts.
Patients were more likely to grant access if they were younger, heavy social media users and insured through private rather than government health plans, the study found. Most often, patients who didn’t share their social media accounts cited privacy concerns. Some patients also feared sharing the data might affect their employment. For the accounts researchers did review, they estimated about 7.5 per cent of Facebook posts were contextually related to health.
Patients with common diseases and symptoms in their medical records were also more likely to use terms related to these conditions on Facebook than people without diagnoses.
Limitations of the study include its focus on a single emergency department and the possibility that the results might be different for people with less serious or urgent health problems, the authors acknowledge.
Logistical and ethical issues also need to be worked out before patients start signing away access to social media accounts to doctors, noted Dr. Elissa Weitzman, a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Among other things, privacy and the accuracy of this information need to be considered, Weitzman, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email.
Giving doctors social media access might save lives, however. “Social media data could provide descriptive information about health histories and behaviors that are helpful for building out the ‘digital health phenotype’ for patients,” Weitzman said. “Real-time mining of social media content could be revealing allergies, medications or health problems that are otherwise unknown which could alter treatment decisions in an emergency situation and be life-saving.”

"Many people may be willing to link their social media accounts to their medical records, a U.S. study suggests, a shift with the potential to improve care by giving doctors more insight into what makes patients tick.

Facebook and Twitter have more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, many of whom share information daily, leaving digital breadcrumbs that might offer clues into the attitudes and activities that influence their health, researchers note in the medical journal BMJ Quality and Safety.
More than half of patients may be Facebook or Twitters users, based on the study of people treated at one busy urban emergency department. Among those who agreed to join the study, 71 per cent let doctors access their social media accounts.

What happens after that is still to be determined, but the potential exists for social media to reveal important things about how disease begins, how patients manage medical conditions and what things happening in patients’ lives might be linked to disease progression or complications, said senior study author Dr. Raina Merchant, director of the Penn Medicine Social Media and Health Innovation Lab in Philadelphia.

“Increasingly, individuals are sharing lots of information on social media every day,” Merchant said in an e-mail. “This information is in the form of posts, check-ins, photos and other data. Because much of this data is about day-to-day activities and general thoughts and feelings, it is also about health.”

To assess the feasibility of linking social media accounts to medical records, Merchant and colleagues asked more than 5,000 adult patients in the emergency department if they used Facebook and Twitter, and, if so, whether researchers could see their accounts.
Patients were more likely to grant access if they were younger, heavy social media users and insured through private rather than government health plans, the study found. Most often, patients who didn’t share their social media accounts cited privacy concerns. Some patients also feared sharing the data might affect their employment. For the accounts researchers did review, they estimated about 7.5 per cent of Facebook posts were contextually related to health.
Patients with common diseases and symptoms in their medical records were also more likely to use terms related to these conditions on Facebook than people without diagnoses.

Limitations of the study include its focus on a single emergency department and the possibility that the results might be different for people with less serious or urgent health problems, the authors acknowledge.

Logistical and ethical issues also need to be worked out before patients start signing away access to social media accounts to doctors, noted Dr. Elissa Weitzman, a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Among other things, privacy and the accuracy of this information need to be considered, Weitzman, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email.
Giving doctors social media access might save lives, however. “Social media data could provide descriptive information about health histories and behaviors that are helpful for building out the ‘digital health phenotype’ for patients,” Weitzman said. “Real-time mining of social media content could be revealing allergies, medications or health problems that are otherwise unknown which could alter treatment decisions in an emergency situation and be life-saving.”" 

Kate Proctor
3 Nov 15

Call for chapters: “Health Professionals’ Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks”

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Contributions:
Contributors are welcome to submit chapter proposals on topics relating to the challenges introduced by information and communication technology (ICT) and their implications for HPE; personal experiences with and lessons learned from programs, courses and educational interventions aimed at enhancing health care professionals’ competence in the information and information technology (IT)-rich environment of the 21st century; and evidence from research and evaluation of interventions that address the challenges.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:
 Challenges in using clinical information systems and their implications for HPE;
 Patient safety and quality assurance thrusts in digital healthcare, their influence on clinicians and patients, and implications for HPE;
 The changing nature of the patient-clinician relationships and educational interventions to address it;
 Clinicians’ education on ethical issues in the digital age;
 Medical (and other health professionals) schools for the information age;
 Medical education in cyberspace: learning communities, online continuing education, a virtual medical school, and simulation-based interventions;
 Training clinicians in informatics at all levels including graduate, double degree, and certificate programs; board certification; and continuing education
Proposal submission instructions:
The proposal is expected to be 2 - 4 pages; submitted in MS-Word or .pdf format; composed of title, author name(s), credentials and affiliation; extended abstract including background, related work, principal contributions, outline of the chapter, references and so on; and contact information (phone and email) for the corresponding author/s. All submissions will be peer reviewed and the authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit a full chapter. All contributions should be of high originality, quality, clarity, significance, and impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.
Please submit all proposals by February 1st, 2016 to informaticshpe@gmail.com

"Contributions:

Contributors are welcome to submit chapter proposals on topics relating to the challenges introduced by information and communication technology (ICT) and their implications for HPE; personal experiences with and lessons learned from programs, courses and educational interventions aimed at enhancing health care professionals’ competence in the information and information technology (IT)-rich environment of the 21st century; and evidence from research and evaluation of interventions that address the challenges.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following

: Challenges in using clinical information systems and their implications for HPE;

 Patient safety and quality assurance thrusts in digital healthcare, their influence on clinicians and patients, and implications for HPE;

 The changing nature of the patient-clinician relationships and educational interventions to address it;

 Clinicians’ education on ethical issues in the digital age;

 Medical (and other health professionals) schools for the information age;

 Medical education in cyberspace: learning communities, online continuing education, a virtual medical school, and simulation-based interventions;

 Training clinicians in informatics at all levels including graduate, double degree, and certificate programs; board certification; and continuing education

Proposal submission instructions:
The proposal is expected to be 2 - 4 pages; submitted in MS-Word or .pdf format; composed of title, author name(s), credentials and affiliation; extended abstract including background, related work, principal contributions, outline of the chapter, references and so on; and contact information (phone and email) for the corresponding author/s. All submissions will be peer reviewed and the authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit a full chapter. All contributions should be of high originality, quality, clarity, significance, and impact and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.

Please submit all proposals by February 1st, 2016 to informaticshpe@gmail.com"

Kate Proctor
28 Oct 15

Inforoute Santé du Canada Prix étudiant interdisciplinaire en santé numérique 2016

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"Le Prix étudiant interdisciplinaire en santé numérique 2016 sera décerné à une équipe d'étudiants de premier cycle qui représente deux écoles canadiennes de sciences infirmières, de médecine ou de pharmacie et qui s'est distinguée par son engagement envers la pratique interdisciplinaire, collaborative et appuyée par les solutions de santé numériques. Les membres de l'équipe gagnante se partageront un montant de 2 500 $, qui leur sera remis à l'occasion du Symposium des pairs leaders d'Inforoute, les 3 et 4 mars 2016."

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Kate Proctor
28 Oct 15

Canada Health Infoway’s 2016 Student Interprofessional eHealth Award

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"The 2016 Student Interprofessional eHealth Award recipient will be a team of undergraduate students from at least two Canadian schools of nursing, medicine or pharmacy who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to interprofessional, collaborative practice enabled by digital health solutions. The successful recipients will receive $2,500 to be shared amongst team members, which will be awarded during Infoway’s 2016 Peer Leader Symposium on March 3-4, 2016."

 

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Kate Proctor
23 Oct 15

Série d’ateliers de formation professorale en cybersanté – FP en cybersanté

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L’Association des facultés de médecine du Canada, en partenariat avec Inforoute Santé Canada, animera une série d’ateliers de formation professorale en cybersanté à l’échelle nationale visant les éducateurs médicaux et les résidents qui enseignent aux étudiants en médecine.

Ne manquez pas de consulter le site Web de l’AFMC où vous trouverez des informations actualisées, notamment sur l’inscription et les horaires.

English Version/ Version anglaise

Kate Proctor