Much to my surprise, two leading health care journals have articles on ehealth.
The first is JAMA (vol 303, no 5, pp 391-470; February 3, 2010), which rarely publishes on the topic of ehealth.
- Safe electronic health record use requires comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework (link to abstract).
- Electronic health records in the age of social networks and global telecommunications (link to abstract). This one is co-authored by Alex Jadad.
The second is a special theme issue on global ehealth (Feb 2010, vol 29, no 2). The Health Affairs blog has a good description of the articles.
Looks like there’s an increasing interest by those in the research communities on the issues of ehealth. I haven’t had a chance to read all of the articles just yet, but it some of the titles look interesting.
One response to “eHealth in the peer-reviewed literature…”
The relevance of eHealth and mHealth depends on market uptake. Ultimately, the value of any innovation depends on implementation and consumption. Indeed, a plethora of devices and applications, some converging from the consumer electronics world, are coming onto the market and are being recommended by doctors and health insurers to help us all monitor our health and wellness.
New technologies and systems have the potential to play key roles in future healthcare solutions. However, their full benefit can only be realized if they are interoperable – that is, if a device from one vendor works easily and seamlessly with other applications. In this perspective, standardization is an important means of achieving interoperability in technology. The upcoming online forum about eHealth and standards on February 25th, 4-8 pm GMT on http://www.talkstandards.com will raise some of these points and hopefully contribute interesting insight into this fast moving sector.