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Co-creation methodology with Smart technologies in Health and well-being to enable communication between isolated and disperse small communities: a literature review 

Objective: The objective is to determine reported cases of co-creation methodology about the use of smart technologies in public spaces in order to create new forms of social interactions and practices, which in turn creates new socio-spatial relations and promotes interactions and communication be...

Semi-supervised incremental learning with few examples for discovering medical association rules 

Background: Association Rules are one of the main ways to represent structural patterns underlying raw data. They represent dependencies between sets of observations contained in the data. The associations established by these rules are very useful in the medical domain, for example in the predicti...

Towards Environmental RF-EMF Assessment of mmWave High-Node Density Complex Heterogeneous Environments 

The densification of multiple wireless communication systems that coexist nowadays, as well as the 5G new generation cellular systems advent towards the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency range, give rise to complex context-aware scenarios with high-node density heterogeneous networks. In this work...

Modelling and Evaluation of the Absorption of the 866 MHz Electromagnetic Field in Humans Exposed near to Fixed I-RFID Readers Used in Medical RTLS or to Monitor PPE 

The aim of this study was to model and evaluate the Specific Energy Absorption Rate (SAR) values in humans in proximity to fixed multi-antenna I-RFID readers of passive tags under various scenarios mimicking exposure when they are incorporated in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), or used to monito...

iCarer: AAL for the Informal Carers of the Elderly 

In the context of the long-term care for older adults, informal carers play a key role. Daily competing priorities or a care-skills deficit may lead them to stress, anxiety and/or depression. The iCarer project (AAL-2012-5-239) proposes the design and implementation of a cloud-inspired personalised...

How do women living with HIV experience menopause? Menopausal symptoms, anxiety and depression according to reproductive age in a multicenter cohort 

Background: To estimate the prevalence and severity of menopausal symptoms and anxiety/depression and to assess the differences according to menopausal status among women living with HIV aged 45-60 years from the cohort of Spanish HIV/AIDS Research Network (CoRIS). Methods: Women were interviewed b...

Normalized medical information visualization 

A new mark-up programming language is introduced in order to facilitate and improve the visualization of ISO/EN 13606 dual model-based normalized medical information. This is the first time that visualization of normalized medical information is addressed and the programming language is intended to...

Obtaining EHR-derived datasets for COVID-19 research within a short time: a flexible methodology based on Detailed Clinical Models. 

COVID-19 ranks as the single largest health incident worldwide in decades. In such a scenario, electronic health records (EHRs) should provide a timely response to healthcare needs and to data uses that go beyond direct medical care and are known as secondary uses, which include biomedical research...

Evaluation of SAR in Human Body Models Exposed to EMF emitted from UHF RFID Readers working in Internet of Things (IoT) System 

The aim of this ongoing study was to evaluate the specific energy absorption rate (SAR) values in the body of a person present nearfixed readers of ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID passive tags incorporated in Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), operating at a frequency range of 865 868...

Empirical and Modeling Approach for Environmental Indoor RF-EMF Assessment in Complex High-Node Density Scenarios: Public Shopping Malls Case Study 

This work provides an intensive and comprehensive in-depth study from an empiricaland modeling approach of the environmental radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) radiationexposure in public shopping malls, as an example of an indoor high-node user density context awareenvironment, where m...

From 2G to 5G Spatial Modeling of Personal RF-EMF Exposure Within Urban Public Trams 

The upcoming design and implementation of the new generation of 5G cellular systems, jointly with the multiple wireless communication systems that nowadays coexist within vehicular environments, leads to Heterogeneous Network challenging urban scenarios. In this framework, user's Radiofrequency Ele...

Development and Validation of a Taxonomy for Characterizing Measurements in Health Self-Quantification. 

The use of wearable tools for health self-quantification (SQ) introduces new ways of thinking about one's body and about how to achieve desired health outcomes. Measurements from individuals, such as heart rate, respiratory volume, skin temperature, sleep, mood, blood pressure, food consumed, and q...

COVID-19 Symptom-Related Google Searches and Local COVID-19 Incidence in Spain: Correlational Study. 

COVID-19 is one of the biggest pandemics in human history, along with other disease pandemics, such as the H1N1 influenza A, bubonic plague, and smallpox pandemics. This study is a small contribution that tries to find contrasted formulas to alleviate global suffering and guarantee a more manageabl...

Modelling the Influence of Electromagnetic Field on the User of a Wearable IoT Device Used in a WSN for Monitoring and Reducing Hazards in the Work Environment. 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the absorption in a user's head of an electromagnetic field (EMF) emitted by the Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth module of a wearable small Internet of Things (IoT) electronic device (emitting EMF of up to 100 mW), in order to test the hypothesis that EMF has an insigni...

International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI): Strategy and Focus Areas, 1st Version. 

The International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) is the Academy of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). As an international forum for peers in biomedical and health informatics, the Academy shall play an important role in exchanging knowledge, providing educatio...

Serie UNE-EN ISO 13606, referente en la comunicación de la información clínica 

Acaba de publicarse la nueva versión de la serie de normas UNE-EN ISO 13606, sobre comunicación de la historia clínica. Unos documentos que permiten la transferencia de información entre sistemas y que resultan de vital importancia en el panorama científico actual para servir de base a los sis...

Service for the Pseudonymization of Electronic Healthcare Records Based on ISO/EN 13606 for the Secondary Use of Information. 

The availability of electronic health data favors scientific advance through the creation of repositories for secondary use. Data anonymization is a mandatory step to comply with current legislation. A service for the pseudonymization of electronic healthcare record (EHR) extracts aimed at facilita...

Comorbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in family practice: a cross sectional study. 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequent and often coexists with other diseases. The aim of this study was to quantify the prevalence of COPD and related chronic comorbidity among patients aged over 40 years visiting family practices in an area of Madrid. An observational, descript...

The International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI): IMIAs Academy is Now Established and on Track 

OBJECTIVES: To summarize the major activities of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) from 2018 until 2019, and to provide an outline of actions planned for 2020. METHOD: Reporting about these activities and actions by the members of the Academy's first Board. RESULTS: A...

Google Searches and Suicide Rates in Spain, 2004-2013: Correlation Study 

Background: Different studies have suggested that web search data are useful in forecasting several phenomena from the field of economics to epidemiology or health issues. Objective: This study aimed to (1) evaluate the correlation between suicide rates released by the Spanish National Statistics ...