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The quickest way to assess the strength of a community's hospital systems is to spend a few hours in the emergency department.
This external publication is an online database of short Horizon Scanning Centre think-pieces. RAND Europe updated 25% of the papers on this database, to incorporate more recent policy issues, evidence, and developments.
Large local health departments could better inform planning and investments by using geographic information systems to align community needs and health outcomes with public health programs.
Use of electronic health records by hospitals across the United States has had only a limited effect on improving the quality of medical care.
We provide population-based prevalence estimates for moderate and strong familial risk for five common cancers and hereditary breast-ovarian cancer and hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer.
Uptake of new cervical cancer screening protocols can occur quickly among traditionally underserved groups and may be aided by early adoption by specialists.
This report sets out findings from a research project into the barriers to and incentives for information sharing in the field of network and information security, in the context of peer-to-peer groups such as Information Exchanges (IE) and Information Sharing Analysis Centres (ISACs).
A RAND team designed a web-based support tool using clinical algorithms to help minimally trained health care workers and laypeople make informed decisions about care-seeking for influenza-like illness.
Many e-books are merely an electronic image of a paper product; others broaden the spectrum of publishing. Examining three innovative digital texts demonstrates the potential and challenges of electronic publications.
This article discusses the range of health information technology initiatives included in the 2009 economic stimulus legislation that collectively are known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) initiative; these include proposed regulations on
This paper sets out to understand how teachers and school leaders in England perceive the benefits and effectiveness of CPD activity.
Active use of Web search engines and initiatives for open access suggest that research databases will integrate into an evolving Web-based infrastructure that supports discovery and access of scholarly literature.
This study aimed to explore the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in undergraduate medical education in developing countries.
The movement to establish widespread health information exchange (HIE) in the United States has thus far shown mixed results.
The authors propose a framework for understanding how the Internet has affected the U.S. political news market.
This paper uses a stated choice experiment to quantify individuals' tradeoffs between privacy and security within a real-life context, namely rail travel in the UK.
Certain categories of physicians may need more tailored incentives to adopt SEP.
Police department data from 1987 to 2003 shows that while increases in information technology are not associated with increased productivity, IT investments can improve productivity when they are complemented with particular organizational and management practices.
The authors adress the possibilities of including biomarkers in sociological research to map physiological pathways over the life course.
We modeled the adoption, costs and monetezied benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) internally developed Laboratory Electronic Data Interchange (LEDI) application from 2001-2007.