Health IT

Advances in information technology, including electronic health records, that improve on the way that health care is delivered and coordinated.

Patient Characteristics Associated With Telemedicine Access for Primary and Specialty Ambulatory Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lauren Eberly
Dec. 29, 2020

Lauren A. Eberly, Michael J. Kallan, Howard M. Julien, Norrisa Haynes, Sameed Ahmed M. Khatana, Ashwin S. Nathan, Christopher Snider, Neel P. Chokshi, Nwamaka D. Eneanya, Samuel U. Takvorian, Rebecca Anastos-Wallen, Krisda Chaiyachati...

Abstract [from journal]

Importance: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has required a shift in health care delivery platforms, necessitating a new reliance on telemedicine.

Objective: To evaluate whether inequities are present in telemedicine use and video visit use for telemedicine visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Design, Setting, and Participants: In this cohort study, a retrospective medical record review was conducted from March 16 to May 11, 2020, of all patients scheduled for...

Retrospective Development of a Novel Resilience Indicator Using Existing Cohort Data: The Adolescent to Adult Health Resilience Instrument

Diana Montoya-Williams, MD
Dec. 10, 2020

Diana Montoya-Williams, Molly Passarella, Scott A. Lorch

Abstract [from journal]

Background: Cohort studies represent rich sources of data that can be used to link components of resilience to a variety of health-related outcomes. The Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) cohort study represents one of the largest data sets of the health and social context of adolescents transitioning into adulthood. It did not however use validated resilience scales in its data collection process. This study aimed to retrospectively create and validate a resilience indicator using existing data from the cohort

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These Key Telehealth Policy Changes Would Improve Buprenorphine Access While Advancing Health Equity

Sep. 17, 2020

[Original post: Utsha Khatri, Corey S. Davis, Noa Krawczyk, Michael Lynch, Justin Berk, Elizabeth A. Samuels, These Key Telehealth Policy Changes Would Improve Buprenorphine Access While Advancing Health Equity, Health Affairs Blog, September 11, 2020. https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200910.498716/full/. Copyright ©2020 Health Affairs by Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.]

Spoken Words as Biomarkers: Using Machine Learning to Gain Insight into Communication as a Predictor of Anxiety

May. 6, 2020

George Demiris, Kristin L. Corey Magan, Debra Parker Oliver, Karla T. Washington, Chad Chadwick, Jeffrey D. Voigt, Sam Brotherton, Mary D. Naylor

Abstract [from journal]

Objective: The goal of this study was to explore whether features of recorded and transcribed audio communication data extracted by machine learning algorithms can be used to train a classifier for anxiety.

Materials and Methods: We used a secondary data set generated by a clinical trial examining problem-solving therapy for hospice caregivers consisting of 140 transcripts of multiple, sequential conversations between an interviewer and a family caregiver along with standardized assessments of anxiety prior to

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