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Library & Information Science Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1821)
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1337)
Library Hi Tech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1140)
Journal of Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1112)
Journal of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1100)
Library Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 977)
The Electronic Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 976)
Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 941)
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 882)
Journal of Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 858)
Library Hi Tech News     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 788)
Information Technology and Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 736)
New Library World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 684)
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 635)
Information Retrieval     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 616)
Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 602)
International Journal on Digital Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 580)
Information Processing & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 567)
Information Systems Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 557)
College & Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 528)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 461)
Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 444)
International Information & Library Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 437)
The Information Society: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 406)
Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 390)
Library and Information Research     Open Access   (Followers: 364)
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 344)
Annals of Library and Information Studies (ALIS)     Open Access   (Followers: 337)
International Journal of Library Science     Open Access   (Followers: 303)
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 289)
College & Research Libraries News     Partially Free   (Followers: 286)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 283)
The Reference Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 267)
College & Undergraduate Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261)
IFLA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261)
Library Leadership & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 261)
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 259)
Journal of Library Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 254)
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 253)
Communications in Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 244)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 236)
American Libraries     Partially Free   (Followers: 223)
Journal of the Medical Library Association     Open Access   (Followers: 222)
Code4Lib Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 218)
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 214)
International Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 212)
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
Journal of Library Metadata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206)
Australian Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 198)
Journal of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 195)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 190)
Ariadne Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 185)
Journal of Hospital Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184)
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 172)
Library & Information History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 161)
EDUCAUSE Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 161)
Research Library Issues     Free   (Followers: 159)
The Serials Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 156)
The Library : The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 154)
New Review of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 151)
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 149)
Against the Grain     Partially Free   (Followers: 143)
Library Technology Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 141)
Journal of eScience Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 134)
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 105)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 99)
Australian Academic & Research Libraries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 99)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 95)
Online Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91)
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 88)
International Journal of Digital Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 85)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 84)
Journal of Electronic Publishing     Open Access   (Followers: 77)
Serials Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
Journal of Education in Library and Information Science - JELIS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
International Journal of Digital Library Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
Journal of Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
LIBER Quarterly : The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
Library Philosophy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 66)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 65)
Practical Academic Librarianship : The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division     Open Access   (Followers: 65)
MIS Quarterly : Management Information Systems Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Journal of Management Information Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
Science & Technology Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Journal of Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Alexandria : The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Journal of Health & Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
International Journal of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Library & Archival Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
OCLC Systems & Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Community & Junior College Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Information Discovery and Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Journal of Access Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Medical Reference Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of the Society of Archivists     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Scholarly and Research Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Public Library Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Information & Culture : A Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Research Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Information     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Information Systems Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Nordic Journal of Information Literacy in Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Sci-Tech News     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
LASIE : Library Automated Systems Information Exchange     Free   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
NASIG Newsletter     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
InCite     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Georgia Library Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
LOEX Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
RBM : A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Urban Library Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
El Profesional de la Informacion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Web Portals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Theological Librarianship : An Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Perspectives in International Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Biblioteca Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Collection and Curation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Manuscripta     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Bibliotheca Orientalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Online Journal of Public Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Alexandría : Revista de Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Anales de Documentacion     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Biblios     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Religious & Theological Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Universal Access in the Information Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Information Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Kansas Library Association College & University Libraries Section Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Information Engineering and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Global Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Southeastern Librarian     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
JISTEM : Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
New Review of Information Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Idaho Librarian     Free   (Followers: 7)
Slavic & East European Information Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Informaatiotutkimus     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bridgewater Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bilgi Dünyası     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Open Systems & Information Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ProInflow : Journal for Information Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
OJS på dansk     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Investigación Bibliotecológica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Española de Documentación Científica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Information Systems Teaching Notes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
HLA News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Encontros Bibli : revista eletrônica de biblioteconomia e ciência da informação     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
SLIS Student Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
VRA Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Türk Kütüphaneciliği : Turkish Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Información, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista General de Información y Documentación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informação & Informação     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
In Monte Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Knjižnica : Revija za Področje Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Palabra Clave (La Plata)     Open Access  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
Number of Followers: 14  

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ISSN (Print) 1947-2579
Published by U of Illinois at Chicago Homepage  [5 journals]
  • Using a Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict Online Patient Portal
           Utilization: A Patient Engagement Study

    • Authors: Ahmed U. Otokiti; Colleen M. Farrelly, Leyla Warsame, Angie Li
      Abstract: Objective: There is a low rate of online patient portal utilization in the U.S. This study aimed to utilize a machine learning approach to predict access to online medical records through a patient portal. Methods: This is a cross-sectional predictive machine learning algorithm-based study of Health Information National Trends datasets (Cycles 1 and 2; 2017-2018 samples). Survey respondents were U.S. adults (≥18 years old). The primary outcome was a binary variable indicating that the patient had or had not accessed online medical records in the previous 12 months. We analyzed a subset of independent variables using k-means clustering with replicate samples. A cross-validated random forest-based algorithm was utilized to select features for a Cycle 1 split training sample. A logistic regression and an evolved decision tree were trained on the rest of the Cycle 1 training sample. The Cycle 1 test sample and Cycle 2 data were used to benchmark algorithm performance. Results: Lack of access to online systems was less of a barrier to online medical records in 2018 (14%) compared to 2017 (26%). Patients accessed medical records to refill medicines and message primary care providers more frequently in 2018 (45%) than in 2017 (25%). Discussion: Privacy concerns, portal knowledge, and conversations between primary care providers and patients predict portal access. Conclusion: Methods described here may be employed to personalize methods of patient engagement during new patient registration.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -060
  • Sara Alert: An automated symptom monitoring tool for COVID-19 in 11
           jurisdictions in the United States, June – August, 2021

    • Authors: Carla Bezold; Erin Sizemore, Heather Halter, Diana Bartlett, Kelly Hay, Hammad Ali
      Abstract: Objectives                                                                                     Health department personnel conduct daily active symptom monitoring for persons potentially exposed to SARS-CoV-2. This can be resource-intensive. Automation and digital tools can improve efficiency. We describe use of a digital tool, Sara Alert, for automated daily symptom monitoring across multiple public health jurisdictions. Methods Eleven of the 20 U.S. public health jurisdictions using Sara Alert provided average daily activity data during June 29 to August 30, 2021. Data elements included demographics, communication preferences, timeliness of symptom monitoring initiation, responsiveness to daily messages, and reports of symptoms. Results Participating jurisdictions served a U.S. population of over 22 million persons. Health department personnel used this digital tool to monitor more than 12,000 persons per day on average for COVID-19 symptoms. On average, monitoring began 3.9 days following last exposure and was conducted for an average of 5.7 days. Monitored persons were frequently < 18 years old (45%, 5,474/12,450) and preferred communication via text message (47%). Seventy-four percent of monitored persons responded to at least one daily automated symptom message. Conclusions In our geographically diverse sample, we found that use of an automated digital tool might improve public health capacity for daily symptom monitoring, allowing staff to focus their time on interventions for persons most at risk or in need of support. Future work should include identifying jurisdictional successes and challenges implementing digital tools; the effectiveness of digital tools in identifying symptomatic individuals, ensuring appropriate isolation, and testing to disrupt transmission; and impact on public health staff efficiency and program costs.
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -060
  • Lessons and Implementation Challenges of Community Health Information
           System in LMICs: A Scoping Review of Literature

    • Authors: Zeleke Abebaw Mekonnen; Moges Asressie Chanyalew, Binyam Tilahun, Monika Knudsen Gullslett, Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste
      Abstract: Background: Accurate and timely information on health intervention coverage, quality, and equity is the foundation of public health practice. To achieve this, countries have made efforts to improve the quality and availability of community health data by implementing the community health information system that is used to collect data in the field generated by community health workers and other community-facing providers. Despite all the efforts, evidence on the current state is scant in Low Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
      Objective: To summarize the available evidence on the current implementation status, lessons learned and implementation challenges of community health information system (CHIS) in LMICs.
      Methods: We conducted a scoping review that included studies searched using electronic databases like Pubmed/Medline, World Health Organization (WHO) Library, Science Direct, Cochrane Library. We also searched Google and Google Scholar using different combinations of search strategies. Studies that applied any study design, data collection and analysis methods related to CHIS were included. The review included all studies published until February 30, 2022. Two authors extracted the data and resolved disagreements by discussion consulting a third author.
      Results: A total of 1,552 potentially relevant articles/reports were generated from the initial search, of which 21 were considered for the final review. The review found that CHIS is implemented in various structures using various tools across different LMICs. For the CHIS implementation majority used registers, family folder/card, mobile technologies and chalk/white board. Community level information was fragmented, incomplete and in most cases flowed only one way, with a bottom-up approach. The review also indicated that, technology particularly Electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) and mobile applications plays a role in strengthening CHIS implementation in most LMICs. Many challenges remain for effective implementation of CHIS with unintegrated systems including existence of parallel recording & reporting tools. Besides, lack of resources, low technical capacity, shortage of human resource and poor Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure were reported as barriers for effective implementation of CHIS in LMICs.
      Conclusion: Generally, community health information system implementation in LMICs is in its early stage. There was not a universal or standard CHIS design and implementation modality across countries. There are also promising practices on digitalizing the community health information systems. Different organizational, technical, behavioural and economic barriers exist for effective implementation of CHIS. Hence, greater collaboration, coordination, and joint action are needed to address these challenges. Strong leadership, motivation, capacity building and regular feedback are also important to strengthen the CHIS in LMICs. Moreover, CHIS should be transformed in to eCHIS with integration of different technology solutions. Local ownership is also critical to the long-term sustainability of CHIS implementation.
      PubDate: Sun, 23 Oct 2022 00:00:00 -050
  • Designing a Browser Extension for Reliable Online Health Information
           Retrieval Among Older Adults Using Design Thinking

    • Authors: Eden Shaveet; Marissa Gallegos, Jonathan Castle, Lisa Gualtieri
      Abstract: The pervasiveness of online mis/disinformation escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic. To address the proliferation of online mis/disinformation, it is critical to build reliability into the tools older adults use to seek health information. On average, older adult populations demonstrate disproportionate susceptibility to false messages spread under the guise of accuracy and were the most engaged with false information about COVID-19 across online platforms when compared to other age-groups. In a design-thinking challenge posed by AARP to graduate students in a Digital Health course at Tufts University School of Medicine, students leveraged existing solutions to design a web browser extension that is responsive to both passive and active health information-seeking methods utilized by older adults in the United States. This paper details the design-thinking process employed, insights gained from primary research, an overview of the prototyped solution, and insights relating to the design of effective health information-seeking platforms for older adults.
      PubDate: Sun, 23 Oct 2022 00:00:00 -050
  • The Representation of Causality and Causation with Ontologies: A
           Systematic Literature Review

    • Authors: Suhila Sawesi; Mohamed Rashrash, Olaf Dammann
      Abstract: ABSTRACT   Objective: To explore how disease-related causality is formally represented in current ontologies and identify their potential limitations.   Methods: We conducted a systematic literature search on eight databases (PubMed, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engendering (IEEE Xplore), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Scopus, Web of Science databases, Ontobee, Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry, and Bioportal. We included studies published between January 1, 1970, and December 9, 2020, that formally represent the notions of causality and causation in the medical domain using ontology as a representational tool. Further inclusion criteria were publication in English and peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings. Two authors (SS, RM) independently assessed study quality and performed content analysis using a modified validated extraction grid with pre-established categorization.   Results: The search strategy led to a total of 8,501 potentially relevant papers, of which 50 met the inclusion criteria. Only 14 out of 50 (28%) specified the nature of causation, and only 7 (14%) included clear and non-circular natural language definitions. Although several theories of causality were mentioned, none of the articles offers a widely accepted conceptualization of how causation and causality can be formally represented.   Conclusion: No current ontology captures the wealth of available concepts of causality.  This provides an opportunity for the development of a formal ontology of causation/causality. ( : 213 words)
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -050
  • Health Information Technology During during the COVID-19 Epidemic

    • Authors: Meisam Dastani; Alireza Atarodi
      Abstract: Background: Due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 epidemic in all countries of the world, the need to apply health information technology is of great importance. Hence, the study has identified the role of health information technology during the period of COVID-19 epidemic. Methods: The present research is a review study by employing text-mining techniques. Therefore, 941 published documents related to health information technology's role during COVID-19 epidemic were extracted by keyword searching in the Web of Science database. In order to analyze the data and implement the text mining and topic modeling algorithms, Python programming language was applied. Results: The results indicated that the highest number of publications related to the role of health information technology in the period of COVID-19 epidemic was respectively on the following topics: “Models and smart systems,” “Telemedicine,” “Health care,” “Health information technology,” “Evidence-based medicine,” “Big data and statistic analysis.” Conclusion: Health information technology has been extensively used during COVID-19 epidemic. Therefore, different communities could apply these technologies, considering the conditions and facilities to manage COVID-19 epidemic better.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 00:00:00 -050
  • Population Segmentation Using a Novel Socio-Demographic Dataset

    • Authors: Elisabeth Scheufele; Brandi Hodor, George Popa, Suwei Wang, William Kassler
      Abstract: Appending market segmentation data to a national healthcare knowledge, attitude and behavior survey and medical claims by geocode can provide valuable insight for providers, payers and public health entities to better understand populations at a hyperlocal level and develop cohort-specific strategies for health improvement. A prolonged use case investigates population factors, including social determinants of health, in depression and develops cohort-level management strategies, utilizing market segmentation and survey data. Survey response scores for each segment were normalized against the average national score and appended to claims data to identify at-risk segment whose scores were compared with three socio-demographically comparable but not at-risk segments via Nonparametric Mann-Whitney U test to identify specific risk factors for intervention. The marketing segment, New Melting Point (NMP), was identified as at-risk. The median scores of three comparable segments differed from NMP in “Inability to Pay For Basic Needs” (121% vs 123%), “Lack of Transportation” (112% vs 153%), “Utilities Threatened” (103% vs 239%), “Delay Visiting MD” (67% vs 181%), “Delay/Not Fill Prescription” (117% vs 182%), “Depressed: All/Most Time” (127% vs 150%), and “Internet: Virtual Visit” (55% vs 130%) (all with p<0.001). The appended dataset illustrates NMP as having many stressors (e.g., difficult social situations, delaying seeking medical care). Strategies to improve depression management in NMP could employ virtual visits, or pharmacy incentives. Insights gleaned from appending market segmentation and healthcare utilization survey data can fill in knowledge gaps from claims-based data and provide practical and actionable insights for use by providers, payers and public health entities.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 00:00:00 -050
  • Your Tweets Matter:

    • Authors: Gabriela Mustata Wilson; Ana Aleksandric, Mercy Jesuloluwa Obasanya, Sarah Melcher, Shirin Nilizadeh
      Abstract: Objective: The aims of the study were to examine the association between social media sentiments surrounding COVID-19 vaccination and the effects on vaccination rates in the United States (US), as well as other contributing factors to the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. Method: The dataset used in this study consists of vaccine-related English tweets collected in real-time from January 4 - May 11, 2021, posted within the US, as well as health literacy (HL), social vulnerability index (SVI), and vaccination rates at the state level. Results: The findings presented in this study demonstrate a significant correlation between the sentiments of the tweets and the vaccination rate in the US. The results also suggest a significant negative association between HL and SVI and that the state demographics correlate with both HL and SVI. Discussion: Social media activity provides insights into public opinion about vaccinations and helps determine the required public health interventions to increase the vaccination rate in the US. Conclusion: Health literacy, social vulnerability index and monitoring of social media sentiments need to be considered in public health interventions as part of vaccination campaigns. Keywords: COVID–19, Health Literacy, COVID–19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Social Vulnerability Index, Social Media, Social Determinants of Health Abbreviations: Health Literacy (HL), Social Vulnerability Index (SVI), Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), United States (US) Correspondence:
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 00:00:00 -050
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