Retraction Note: Maintaining Security and Privacy in Health Care System Using Learning Based Deep-Q-networks
(Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Retraction Note: LSTM Model for Prediction of Heart Failure in Big Data
(Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Retraction Note: Medical Image Enhancement by a Bilateral Filter Using Optimization Technique
(Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Retraction Note: Video Surveillance System Against Anti-terrorism by Using Adaptive Linear Activity Classification (ALAC) Technique
(Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Retraction Note: A Robust Decision Support System for Wireless Healthcare Based on Hybrid Prediction Algorithm
(Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 11, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Within Clinic Reliability and Usability of a Voice-Based Amazon Alexa Administration of the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ 9)
AbstractOver the last two decades, metric-based instruments have garnered popularity in mental health. Self-administered surveys, such as the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ 9), have been leveraged to inform treatment practice of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The aim of this study was to measure the reliability and usability of a novel voice-based delivery system of the PHQ 9 using Amazon Alexa within a patient population. Forty-one newly admitted patients to a behavioral medicine clinic completed the PHQ 9 at two separate time points (first appointment and one-month follow up). Patients were randomly assigned to a ...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Retraction Note: Internet of Things for Knowledge Administrations By Wearable Gadgets
(Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 10, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

A System for Computational Assessment of Hand Hygiene Techniques
AbstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a six-step hand hygiene technique. Although multiple studies have reported that this technique yields inadequate skin coverage outcomes, they have relied on manual labeling that provided low-resolution estimations of skin coverage outcomes. We have developed a computational system to precisely quantify hand hygiene outcomes and provide high-resolution skin coverage visualizations, thereby improving hygiene techniques. We identified frequently untreated areas located at the dorsal side of the hands around the abductor digiti minimi and the first dorsal interosseous. We ...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

The Flexible Care Pathway: An Alternative Paradigm for Post-Operative Care
ConclusionsThe FCP can be used in ambulatory hand surgeries with a high degree of safety and satisfaction, studied up to 30  days post-operatively. The FCP demonstrated higher patient satisfaction and a decrease in patient travel than CFU. This is particularly relevant in geographically broad areas, in populations with less access to specialty care, and in a pandemic where contact is limited. (Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Groups ’ (APR-DRGs) Severity of Illness and Risk of Mortality as predictors of in-hospital mortality
In conclusion, SOI or ROM, combined with age and sex, perform better than more widely used comorbidity indices. Despite ROM being the only score specifically designed for in-hospital mortality prediction, SOI performed better. Thes e findings can be helpful for hospital or organizational models benchmarking or epidemiological analysis. (Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

A Comparative Utility Score for Digital Health Tools
AbstractDigital health tools (DHT) are increasingly poised to change healthcare delivery given the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the drive to telehealth. Establishing the potential utility of a given DHT could aid in identifying how it could be best used and further opportunities for healthcare improvement. We propose a metric, a Utility Factor Score, which quantifies the benefits of a DHT by explicitly defining adherence and linking it directly to satisfaction and health goals met. To provide data for how the comparative utility score can or should work, we illustrate in detail the application of our me...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 5, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Memory-memory (M2) Authentication
AbstractThe article introduces a new type of an authentication technique denoted as memory-memory (M2). A core component of M2 is its ability to collect and populate a voice profile database and use it to perform the verification process. The method relies on a database that includes voice profiles in the form of audio recordings of individuals; the profiles are interconnected based on known relationships between people such that relationships can be used to determine which voice profiles to select to test a person ’s knowledge of the identity of the people in the recordings (e.g., their names, their relation to each oth...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Optimizing the Medication Distribution Process for Inpatient Units
AbstractPharmacy robots and automated dispensing cabinets are commonly used to distribute medications to inpatient units efficiently and safely. Decisions regarding the use of these technologies are often made without full knowledge regarding system effects. This paper determines a cost effective and safe way to distribute medications to patients across a hospital system by minimizing the distribution cost and missing dose rate. A mathematical model is formulated which captures key aspects of the pharmacy distribution process to determine a primary pathway to distribute each medication and dose type to each unit. The model...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - May 3, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

System for Storage, Dispensing, and Tracking Expiration of Electrocardiography Electrodes
AbstractElectrocardiography electrodes have expiration dates that are foreshortened once the manufacturer ’s packaging is opened. A system is described for storing and dispensing these perishable electrodes while tracking their new expiration date for safety and regulatory purposes. (Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - April 22, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

A Mobile App for the Precise Measurement of Healthcare Provider Activity Times to Support Time-Driven Activity Based Costing Studies
Conclusions: With this novel smartphone technology, a healthcare provider can reliably self-record activity LoT using dTool while providing patient care. Future TDABC studies incorporating this technology will reduce the potential operational barriers to implementation. (Source: Journal of Medical Systems)
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - April 20, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research