JMIR Medical Informatics
Clinical informatics, decision support for health professionals, electronic health records, and ehealth infrastructures.
JMIR Medical Informatics (JMI, ISSN 2291-9694) is a top-rated, tier A journal which focuses on clinical informatics, big data in health and health care, decision support for health professionals, electronic health records, ehealth infrastructures and implementation. It has a focus on applied, translational research, with a broad readership including clinicians, CIOs, engineers, industry and health informatics professionals.
Published by JMIR Publications, publisher of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), the leading eHealth/mHealth journal (Impact Factor 2015: 4.532), JMIR Med Inform has a slightly different scope (emphasizing more on applications for clinicians and health professionals rather than consumers/citizens, which is the focus of JMIR), publishes even faster, and also allows papers which are more technical or more formative than what would be published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
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The use of technology in identifying hospital malnutrition: a scoping review
Date Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
Open Peer Review Period: Feb 27, 2017 - Apr 24, 2017
Background: A literature review assessed the effectiveness of the current method of malnutrition monitoring and assessment in the hospital setting. A recurring theme that was uncovered was that malnut...
Background: A literature review assessed the effectiveness of the current method of malnutrition monitoring and assessment in the hospital setting. A recurring theme that was uncovered was that malnutrition in the acute hospital setting was largely an unrecognized problem, owing to insufficient monitoring, identification, and initial assessments of identifying both patients who are already malnourished and those who are at-risk of malnourishment [1, 2, 3, 4]. Studies went on to examine the effectiveness of healthcare workers (nurses and doctors) with a knowledge base focused on clinical care and their ability to accurately and consistently identify malnourished geriatric patients within that setting. Results showed that the current methods were suboptimal in recognizing and monitoring malnourished patients and those at-risk of malnutrition [1, 5]. Objective: To conduct a scoping review on the different forms of technology used in addressing hospital malnutrition for adults. Methods: A search strategy was designed and implemented in three databases (PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL) which uncovered 19 research articles meeting criteria for review. A descriptive numerical summary and study characteristic analyses were completed. One reviewer independently extracted data from the databases. Results: A total of n=19 articles were retrieved and reviewed. Articles were categorized by the computerised tool/application type, which includes malnutrition assessment (n=14), food-intake monitoring (n=4), or both (n=1). Within those categories, different technologies were subcategorized as either hardware (n=4), software (n=12) or both (n=3). An additional subcategory included within software was cloud-based applications (n=1). Conclusions: The use of technology in monitoring food-intake and for malnutrition assessment are largely being considered to aid in identifying, diagnosing, and assessing hospital malnutrition. Many computerised tools and applications are being developed worldwide in order to address the problem of hospital malnutrition. A majority of articles report effectiveness in accurately increasing malnutrition detection/awareness. Computerised tool/applications may also help reduce the workload and time-spent assessing patients for malnutrition by healthcare workers. Hospitals may also benefit from implementing malnutrition technology through observing decreased LOS along with decreased foregone costs related to missing malnutrition diagnoses. It is beneficial to study the impact of these technologies in order to examine possible areas of improvement. A future systematic review would further contribute to the evidence and effectiveness on the use of technologies in assessing and monitoring hospital malnutrition.