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Individualized Stress Management Program Encourages Healthy Behaviors and Coping Techniques 7/30/2014
An individualized, self-directed, tailored intervention assisted adults in effectively managing stress in healthy ways, including exercise, socialization, meditation, and/or relaxation.
Attempt Personal Health Record Generates Little Use, Has no Impact on Blood Pressure Control; Utilization; or Patient Activation, Empowerment, and Satisfaction 7/30/2014
A personal health record for hypertensive patients to monitor blood pressure and other health data had no impact on blood pressure control; health services utilization; and patient activation, empowerment, and satisfaction.
Remote Retinal Screening Facilitates Diagnosis and Treatment of Retinopathy for Poor and/or Uninsured Patients With Diabetes in Rural California 7/30/2014
Remote diabetic retinopathy screening using the Eye Picture Archive Communication System digital ocular imaging software facilitated prompt retinopathy diagnosis in California's Central Valley, an area where many residents are poor and uninsured and diabetes is a major health concern.
VA Patients Use Waiting Room Kiosk to Enter Medication List, Facilitating Reconciliation With Electronic Medical Record and Identifying More Discrepancies 7/30/2014
Clinic providers compare patients' self-reported medication lists (generated through an easy-to-use automated system featuring a computer kiosk and simple touchscreen interface) to medications listed in the electronic medical record, allowing them to adhere more closely to established medication reconciliation practices and to identify and address more medication discrepancies, including potentially lethal ones.
Weekly Feedback to Patients on Use of Rescue Medications Leads to Better Asthma Control 7/30/2014
Individuals with asthma receive weekly reports via e-mail that provide detailed information on the use of rescue medications (tracked by a device attached to the rescue inhaler), leading to better asthma control, fewer asthma-related symptoms, enhanced knowledge and awareness, and greater adherence to preventive medication regimens.
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Last updated: August 13, 2014.