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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. In 2019, a conference in Israel showcased new frontiers in technology in healthcare, highlighting research conducted in Israel as well as across the globe. At the time, no one realized how critical—and ubiquit...

    Authors: Shira H. Fischer

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:76

    Content type: Integrative article

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  2. The heavy reliance on remote patient care (RPC) during the COVID-19 health crisis may have expedited the emergence of digital health tools that can contribute to safely and effectively moving the locus of care...

    Authors: Shirly Bar-Lev and Dizza Beimel

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:58

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. Facing the global health crisis of COVID-19, health systems are increasingly supporting the use of telemedicine in ambulatory care settings. It is not clear whether the increased use of telemedicine will persi...

    Authors: Zachi Grossman, Gabriel Chodick, Stephen M. Reingold, Gil Chapnick and Shai Ashkenazi

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:53

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. The scope of health information and health care services available online is rapidly expanding. At the same time, COVID-19 is causing vulnerable elders to reconsider in-person provider visits. In that context,...

    Authors: Michael L. Millenson

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:51

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:42

  5. Using Online Health Services (OHS) could benefit older adults greatly and could also reduce the burden on the health system. Yet invisible obstacles or barriers appear to impede mass adoption of these services...

    Authors: Y. Mizrachi, S. Shahrabani, M. Nachmani and A. Hornik

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:42

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2020 9:51

  6. In recent years, it has become increasingly prevalent internationally to record and archive digital recordings of endoscopic procedures. This emerging documentation tool raises weighty educational, ethical and...

    Authors: Maya Peled-Raz, Nadav Willner, Dan Shteinberg, Keren Or-Chen and Tova Rainis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:57

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. In most regions of China, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in hospitals are developed in an uncoordinated manner. Medical Insurance and Healthcare Administration are localised and organizations gather d...

    Authors: Zhong Wang

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:24

    Content type: Integrative article

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  8. The public Educational Psychology Services provide mental health services for children and youth in Israel, alongside the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services. The Psychological a...

    Authors: Sarit Alkalay and Avivit Dolev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2019 8:31

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. Telecare is increasingly recognized as an essential tool for a contemporary twenty-first century health care system even though the evidence is still emerging on its effectiveness. The need to find delivery mo...

    Authors: Karen B. DeSalvo and Christine Petrin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

  10. In 2012, Maccabi Healthcare Services founded Maccabi Telecare Center (MTC), a multi-disciplinary healthcare service providing telemedical care to complex chronic patients. The current paper describes the estab...

    Authors: Avi Porath, Angela Irony, Avital Segal Borobick, Shuruk Nasser, Ateret Malachi, Naama Fund and Galit Kaufman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:68

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:9

  11. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  12. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  13. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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

  14. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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

  15. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Integrative article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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