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Digital Health

Israel, the "Start-up Nation", is an international leader both in the development of digital health applications and in their effective integration into the day-to-day workings of large health care organizations. This collection of rigorously peer-reviewed IJHPR articles includes contributions regarding a broad range of digital health topics. These include: health information exchanges, the quality of online health information for consumers, doctor-patient-computer communication, big data and more. The collection also includes commentaries by digital health thought leaders from around the world, such as Chris Lovis, Jonathan Weiner, and Debra Roter.

IJHPR expects digital health to be a growth area for the journal and welcomes relevant, high-quality submissions.

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  1. Commentary

    Designing online health services for patients

    Patients are increasingly interacting with their healthcare system through online health services, such as patient portals and telehealth programs. Recently, Shabrabani and Mizrachi provided data outlining fac...

    Bradley H. Crotty and Warner V. Slack

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:22

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  2. Integrative article

    Health information technology implementation - impacts and policy considerations: a comparison between Israel and Portugal

    The use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in health systems is increasing worldwide. While it is assumed that ICT holds great potential to make health services more efficient and grant patient...

    Gabriel Catan, Rita Espanha, Rita Veloso Mendes, Orly Toren and David Chinitz

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:41

    Published on: 13 August 2015

  3. Commentary

    In the digital world of the EMR, Open Notes change everything

    EMR use during medical visits has been found to distract physicians and negatively influence their ability to deliver patient-centered care. In this issue, Assis-Hassid and colleagues propose a redress of this...

    Debra L Roter

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:17

    Published on: 31 March 2015

  4. Original research article

    Enhancing patient-doctor-computer communication in primary care: towards measurement construction

    The traditional dyadic dynamics of the medical encounter has been altered into a triadic relationship by introducing the computer into the examination room. This study defines Patient-Doctor-Computer Communica...

    Shiri Assis-Hassid, Iris Reychav, Tsipi Heart, Joseph S Pliskin and Shmuel Reis

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:4

    Published on: 23 February 2015

  5. Integrative article

    Sustainable health information exchanges: the role of institutional factors

    The transfer of patient information between the domains of community and hospital influences the quality, continuity and cost of health care. To supply the need for information flow between community and hospi...

    Meir Frankel, David Chinitz, Claudia A Salzberg and Katriel Reichman

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:21

    Published on: 21 May 2013

  6. Original research article

    Quality of online health information about oral contraceptives from Hebrew-language websites

    The Internet is a frequently used source of health information. Adolescents in particular seem to be receptive to online health information (OHI) and often incorporate such information in their decision-making...

    Yehuda Neumark, Lior Flum, Catalina Lopez-Quintero and Ronny Shtarkshall

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:38

    Published on: 24 September 2012

  7. Commentary

    Doctor-patient communication in the e-health era

    The digital revolution will have a profound impact on how physicians and health care delivery organizations interact with patients and the community at-large. Over the coming decades, face-to-face patient/doct...

    Jonathan P Weiner

    Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:33

    Published on: 28 August 2012