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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. Content type: Commentary

    Social media has become a major platform for debates on science and health. This commentary argues that while social media can present challenges to communicating important health matters, it can also provide ...

    Authors: Graham Dixon

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:57

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:34

  2. Content type: Original research article

    Social media can act as an important platform for debating, discussing, and disseminating information about vaccines. Our objectives were to map and describe the roles played by web-based mainstream media and ...

    Authors: Daniela Orr, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari and Keren Landsman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:34

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:57

  3. Content type: Original research article

    The use of online health services (henceforth, OHS) among middle-aged to older adults can make health-related actions more accessible to this population group as well as help reduce the burden on the health sy...

    Authors: Shosh Shahrabani and Yonathan Mizrachi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:15

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:22

  4. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Bradley H. Crotty and Warner V. Slack

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:22

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:15

  5. Content type: Integrative article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:41

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Debra L Roter

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:17

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  7. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:4

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  8. Content type: Integrative article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:21

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:38

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Today patients can consult with their treating physician by cell phone or e-mail. These means of communication enhance the quality of medical care and increase patient satisfaction, but they can also impinge o...

    Authors: Roni Peleg and Elena Nazarenko

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:32

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: Jonathan P Weiner

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:33

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