https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/ en Dr. Howard Bleich https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/blog/dr-howard-bleich <span>Dr. Howard Bleich</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/15/2021 - 08:13</span> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-visually_hidden field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Disqus comments</div> <div class="field--item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\os_blog\Element\VsiteDisqusElement::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Dr.%20Howard%20Bleich&amp;1=https%3A//research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/blog/dr-howard-bleich&amp;2=node/14923&amp;3=" token="VtoBB-lx6-0HL_LLXT3UlTXZwAwBAajqwBkFZ3ytSrQ"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> </div> Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:13:35 +0000 Yuri Quintana 14923 at https://research.bidmc.org Art and Science of Serious Games: A Systems Approach to Scaling Solutions to Global Health Challenges https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/presentations/art-and-science-serious-games-systems-approach-scaling-solutions-global <span> Art and Science of Serious Games: A Systems Approach to Scaling Solutions to Global Health Challenges</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-08-04T12:00:00Z">Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Sat, 07/31/2021 - 16:28</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-location field--type-string field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Dubai</div> </div> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item">Keynote Talk at the 9th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2021, 4th  of August 2021 <a href="/yuriquintana/" title="https://www.segah.org/2021/keynotes.html">https://www.segah.org/2021/keynotes.html</a> <p>   </p> </div> Sat, 31 Jul 2021 20:28:46 +0000 Yuri Quintana 15226 at https://research.bidmc.org Deploying and Evaluating Telehealth Programs for Patients at Home: The BIDMC InfoSAGE and VA Projects https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/presentations/deploying-and-evaluating-telehealth-programs-patients-home-bidmc-infosage <span>Deploying and Evaluating Telehealth Programs for Patients at Home: The BIDMC InfoSAGE and VA Projects</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/22/2021 - 13:03</span> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><p style="text-align:center;"> Yuri Quintana 1,2, Ph.D., George Velez3, DHA, MBA, Irma L. Molina-Vicenty4, MD, Mitchell Izower 5,6, MD, Zoe Liao 7<br>1 Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center<br>2 Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School<br>3 Deputy Director, VA Caribbean Healthcare System<br>4 ACOS for Research &amp; Development, VA Caribbean Healthcare System<br>5 Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center<br>6 Instructor, Harvard Medical School<br>7 Research Assistant, Division of Clinical Informatics, BIDMC </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> Presetented at Festival of Telehealth Conference <span style="color:#000000;">02/25/21</span> </p> <p> See Video at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0824WgDo2Jc" title="">DCI Youtube channel</a> and Slides are below. </p> <p> See An overview of <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/infosage-%E2%80%93-elder-care-network" title="">InfoSAGE Project</a> and the <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/telemedicine#" title="">VA Telemedicine Project</a>. </p> <p> </p> </div> <span class = "others"> <div class="media media--type-presentation media--view-mode-default"> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999386" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--mode-default field--item">Tue, 03/07/2023 - 21:11</div> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999386" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--mode-default field--item"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></div> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999386" class="field field--name-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-hidden field--mode-default field--item"> <img src="https://bidmc.d8.theopenscholar.com/files/styles/thumbnail/public/media-icons/generic/generic.png?itok=RUZFMnxR" width="100" height="100" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999386" class="field field--name-field-media-file field--type-file field--label-above field--mode-default"> <div class="field--label">File</div> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-ico"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary file-icon icon--pdf" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://bidmc.d8.theopenscholar.com/files/yuriquintana/files/2021-02-25-dci-telemed-presentation_v6.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=8004633" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank">2021-02-25-dci-telemed-presentation_v6.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">7.63 MB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </span> Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:03:12 +0000 Yuri Quintana 15225 at https://research.bidmc.org Transforming Healthcare with new Models to Connect Patients, Families and Providers https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/presentations/transforming-healthcare-new-models-connect-patients-families-and <span>Transforming Healthcare with new Models to Connect Patients, Families and Providers</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-02-08T12:00:00Z">Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-location field--type-string field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Harvard Medical School</div> </div> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><p> Keywords: Aging in Place, <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/infosage-%E2%80%93-elder-care-network" title="">InfoSAGE</a>, integrated care models, Gerontech </p> <p> Learning Objectives<br>• To understand the key principles of communities of practice and learning healthcare systems<br>• To understand the challenges in designing an integrated learning healthcare system<br>• To discuss case studies in implementation, barriers and facilitators </p> <p> More at <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/infosage-%E2%80%93-elder-care-network" title="">InfoSAGE Project Site</a> and InfoSAGE website: <a href="https://www.infosagehealth.org" title="">https://www.infosagehealth.org</a> </p> </div> Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:44:03 +0000 Yuri Quintana 15224 at https://research.bidmc.org Creating a Global Community for Continuing Professional Development https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/presentations/creating-global-community-continuing-professional-development <span>Creating a Global Community for Continuing Professional Development</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2021-02-26T12:00:00Z">Fri, 02/26/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-location field--type-string field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education</div> </div> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><p> Keywords: <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/alicanto-social-learning" title="">Alicanto</a>, Learning Health Systems, online learing, e-learning </p> <p> <span>While a range of technologies have been utilized to provide CPD over the last several decades, the current environment and the pandemic pivot have rapidly accelerated the use and focus on digital CPD. This presentation explore the future of digital technologies in shaping the landscape and delivery of CPD. It describes the evidence for the use of the technology and provide practical tools for personal development to incorporate these technologies into your daily practice. It discusses the opportunity for simultaneously achieving local and global impact through digital solutions that spread and sustain learning during unprecedented times of change to create an inclusive connected community of continuous learning.  </span> </p> <p> More at <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/alicanto-social-learning" title="">Alicanto Project </a>Site or Alincant Cloud Site <a href="https://www.alicantocloud.com">https://www.alicantocloud.com</a> </p> </div> <span class = "others"> <div class="media media--type-presentation media--view-mode-default"> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999385" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--mode-default field--item">Tue, 03/07/2023 - 21:11</div> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999385" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--mode-default field--item"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></div> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999385" class="field field--name-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-hidden field--mode-default field--item"> <img src="https://bidmc.d8.theopenscholar.com/files/styles/thumbnail/public/media-icons/generic/generic.png?itok=RUZFMnxR" width="100" height="100" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div data-quickedit-entity-id="media/3999385" class="field field--name-field-media-file field--type-file field--label-above field--mode-default"> <div class="field--label">File</div> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-ico"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary file-icon icon--pdf" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://bidmc.d8.theopenscholar.com/files/yuriquintana/files/2021-02-26-yq-sacme-brief_compressed2.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=4244525" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank">2021-02-26-yq-sacme-brief_compressed2.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">4.05 MB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </span> Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:29:37 +0000 Yuri Quintana 15223 at https://research.bidmc.org Telemedicine https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/telemedicine <span>Telemedicine</span> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><p> The <a href="https://www.caribbean.va.gov/" title="">VA Caribbean Healthcare System</a> provides for the health care needs of Veterans in the Caribbean islands. The VA Caribbean Healthcare System provides services to a population of 150,000 Veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. DCI and the VA are currently working on a VA Funded Research Study: Enhancing Access: A Pilot Study to evaluate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) assessment in rural areas of U.S. territories using appropriate English and Spanish instrumentsvia Telehealth and Veterans Video Connect (VVC) interventions. The goal of this research study is to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate the implementation of Telehealth and VVC interventions for TBI assessment, in the language of preference, of Veterans residing in rural areas of the Caribbean U.S. territories. </p> <p> Collaborating Scientists: <span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz qv66sw1b c1et5uql oi732d6d ik7dh3pa fgxwclzu a8c37x1j keod5gw0 nxhoafnm aigsh9s9 d3f4x2em fe6kdd0r mau55g9w c8b282yb iv3no6db jq4qci2q a3bd9o3v knj5qynh oo9gr5id hzawbc8m">Dr. Irma Molina, Associate Chief of Staff for Research &amp; Development &amp; Dr. George Velez, Deputy Director, </span>VA Caribbean Healthcare System </p> <p> See also <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/infosage-%E2%80%93-elder-care-network" title="">InfoSAGE project</a>. </p> <div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <strong>Presentations:</strong> </div> <ul><li class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q">  <a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/presentations/deploying-and-evaluating-telehealth-programs-patients-home-bidmc-infosage?admin_panel=1%20https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/presentations/deploying-and-evaluating-telehealth-programs-patients-home-bidmc-infosage" title="">Deploying and Evaluating Telehealth Programs for Patients at Home: The BIDMC InfoSAGE and VA Projects</a> - 2/25/21 </li> </ul><div class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> <strong>Publications</strong>: </div> <ul><li class="o9v6fnle cxmmr5t8 oygrvhab hcukyx3x c1et5uql ii04i59q"> Borycki EM, Kushniruk AW, Kletke R, Vimarlund V, Sentharijah Y, and Y. Quintana. In Press. “<a class="active" href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/enhancing-safety-during-pandemic-using-virtual-care-remote-monitoring">Enhancing Safety During a Pandemic Using Virtual Care Remote Monitoring Technologies</a>.” IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics - International Medical Informatics Association </li> <li> <span class="biblio-authors">Tassone C, Keshavjee K, Paglialonga A, Moreira N, Pinto J, and Quintana Y</span>. 9/1/2020. “<span class="biblio-title"><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/evaluation-mobile-apps-treatment-patients-risk-developing-gestational">Evaluation of mobile apps for treatment of patients at risk of developing gestational diabetes.</a></span>” Health Informatics J, 26, 3, Pp. 1983-1994. </li> <li> <span class="biblio-authors">Nasr M, Karray F, and Quintana Y</span>. 2020. “<span class="biblio-title"><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/human-machine-interaction-platform-home-care-support-system">Human-Machine Interaction Platform for Home Care Support System</a></span>.” In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Pp. 4210-4215. Toronto, ON, Canada, October 14, 2020: IEEE. </li> <li> <span class="biblio-authors">Y Quintana, Fahy D, Crotty B, Gorenberg M, Jain R, Kaldany E, Lipsitz L, Chen YP, Henao J, and Safran C</span>. 2019. “<span class="biblio-title"><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/usability-evaluation-infosage-app-family-based-medication-management">A Usability Evaluation of the InfoSAGE App for Family-Based Medication Management</a></span>.” Stud Health Technol Inform , 257, Pp. 352-357. </li> <li> <span class="biblio-authors">Yuri Quintana and Jennifer McWhirter</span>. 8/3/2017. “<span class="biblio-title"><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/culturally-appropriate-behavioral-change-maternal-health-role-mobile-and">Culturally Appropriate Behavioral Change in Maternal Health: Role of Mobile and Online Technologies Over Time</a></span>.” In Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine: Understanding and Modeling Health Behaviors, Pp. 213-233. Spinger. </li> <li> <span class="biblio-authors">Yuri Quintana and Charles Safran</span>. 10/2015. “<span class="biblio-title"><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/ecare-distance-opportunities-and-challenges">eCare at a Distance: Opportunities and Challenges</a></span>.” In Research on the use of Information and Communication Technologies in Brazilian health facilities - ICT in health 2014, Pp. 168-177. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Brazilian Internet Steering Committee  </li> </ul></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Sun, 03/14/2021 - 15:26</span> Sun, 14 Mar 2021 19:26:57 +0000 Yuri Quintana 15163 at https://research.bidmc.org eMental Health and Substance Use Research https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/emental-health-and-substance-use-research <span>eMental Health and Substance Use Research </span> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><p> Statistics show a rapidly growing need for mental health services in Canada and worldwide. Mental health service providers have a very limited supply of professionals. Well evaluated technology can help to reach more patients, in coordination with health providers, but the technology must be rigorously evaluated. At present many apps are being marketed, but their quality is generally unknown. In this context, there is an urgent need to take stock of what is known about existing apps. If there are well evaluated apps, this would set the stage for scaling up those apps supported by credible evidence. </p> <p> My research in mental health and substance use is focused on developing approaches to evaluate digital systems in terms of efficacy of outcomes measuring implementation metrics, and building scalable systems that can more effectively be integrated and assessed in real-time. </p> <p> <strong>Presentations</strong> </p> <ul><li> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmk6sfP5Mvg" title="">Challenges to Global Standardization of Outcome Measures </a>- AMIA March 2021 </li> <li> <span style="color:#000000;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQXSderpj4c">Towards a Global e-Mental Health Community</a>. Invited Keynote speaker at 10th Annual e-Mental Health Conference. Mental Health Commission of Canada. 3/4/21. </span> </li> </ul><p> <strong>Publications</strong> </p> <ul><li> <span class="biblio-authors">Zoe L and Quintana Y</span>. 3/22/2021. <span class="biblio-title"><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/challenges-global-standardization-outcome-measures">Challenges to Global Standardization of Outcome Measures</a></span>. In AMIA 2021 Virtual Informatics Summit. American Medical Informatics Association. </li> <li> <span>Quintana, Y<span> &amp; Torous, J. </span></span><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/framework-evaluation-mobile-apps-youth-mental-health" title="">A Framework for Evaluation of Mobile Apps for Youth Mental Health</a><span><span>. Homewood Research Institute Report, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 20,2020.<span>  </span></span></span> </li> <li> <span>Quintana, Y<span> &amp; Torous, J. </span></span><a href="https://scholar.harvard.edu/yuriquintana/publications/youth-mental-health-apps-digital-age-scoping-review-trends-and-evaluations" title="">Youth Mental Health Apps in the Digital Age: A Scoping Review of Trends and Evaluations</a><span><span>. Guelph, Ontario, Canada, November 8, 2019</span></span> </li> </ul><p> <u><strong>Current Projects</strong></u> </p> <p> <b><span><span>1. Standard metrics to assess outcomes of youth digital mental health interventions </span></span></b> </p> <p> <span><span>To understand whether mental health apps are safe and effective, we must reliably measure mental health outcomes for those who use them. While there are many tools and methods available to monitor an individual's response to treatment, not all of these tools and methods have not been scientifically validated for use in the digital mental health world.</span></span> </p> <p> <span><span>In this project, researchers explore which measurement scales, metrics, and methodologies are most effective for measuring outcomes related to anxiety and depression among youth who use mental health apps. The project will bring together leading experts in mental health and people with lived experience. Youth and parents will be engaged to identify the outcomes that matter most to them when using mental health apps. An expert panel of scientists will determine the tools, metrics, and methodologies to rigorously and effectively measure these priority outcomes. The result will be a standardized set of metrics and methods that can be used to assess app effectiveness, compare apps, and ultimately improve services to benefit users.</span></span> </p> <p> <b><span><span>Research Team: </span></span></b><span><span>Dr. Yuri Quintana (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard University, HRI), Dr. Roy Cameron (HRI), Dr. Travis Sztainert (Frayme), Alyna Walji (HRI), Zoe Liao (BIDMC), Avantika Pathak (BIDMC), Samantha Valliant (BIDMC)</span></span> </p> <p> <strong><span><span>2. Building a framework to assess mental health apps for youth</span></span></strong> </p> <p> <span><span>In 2020, HRI released a Framework to guide the development, evaluation, and regulation of mental health apps for youth. Led by HRI Collaborating Scientist Dr. Yuri Quintana, the Framework will help Canada and other countries develop a scientifically informed roadmap for expanding digital mental health tools.</span></span> </p> <p> <span><span>With the McConnell Foundation's generous funding, the Framework is being used to conduct a scientific review of current digital therapies to address a priority health domain. The research team will also convene a wide range of stakeholders and mental health experts to draft recommendations to guide decision-makers to work towards regulation and policy development for digital therapies in Canada. National level roundtables will be held with experts to discuss emerging issues regarding privacy, data security, and evaluation of mental health apps' efficacy.</span></span> </p> <p> <b><span><span>Research Team:</span></span></b><span><span> Dr. Yuri Quintana (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard University, HRI), Dr. Roy Cameron (HRI), Alyna Walji (HRI), Zoe Liao (BIDMC), Avantika Pathak (BIDMC), Samantha Valliant (BIDMC)</span></span> </p> <p> <b><span><span><span style="color:#000000;">3. Creating a prototype evidence-based youth mental health app</span></span></span></b> </p> <p> <span><span><span><span style="color:#192231;">The project engages youth from Wellington County between the ages of 12 and 29 as partners in co-designing and piloting a prototype for an evidence-based mental health app for managing anxiety in the COVID-19 era.  The overall goal is to use this consultative process to develop a final prototype design informed by youth needs and meaningfully engages youth in the process.</span></span></span></span><span><span> <span><span style="color:#192231;">Youth will be engaged with design experts to identify what an app should have to meet its intended audience's needs and preferences. Participating youth will come from the </span></span><span><span style="color:#000000;">Integrated Youth Services Network</span></span><span><span style="color:#192231;"> (IYSN), a partnership of more than 30 organizations working to build a new standard of care, support, and services for youth in Wellington County and Guelph. The app will be evaluated using HRI's </span></span><span><span style="color:#000000;">App Evaluation Framework, developed in 2020</span></span><span><span style="color:#192231;">. </span></span></span></span> </p> <p> <b><span><span>Research Team:</span></span></b><span><span> Dr. Yuri Quintana (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard University, HRI), Dr. Roy Cameron (HRI), Cyndy Moffatt Forsyth (IYSN), Sarah Sousa (HRI), Alyna Walji (HRI), Zoe Liao (BIDMC), Jessa Wilcoxen (Millikin University)</span></span> </p> <p> <span><span>For more information on these projects, please contact Yuri Quintana, Ph.D. at </span></span><a href="mailto:yquintan@bidmc.harvard.edu"><span><span>yquintan@bidmc.harvard.edu</span></span></a> </p> <p> <u><strong>Past Projects</strong></u> </p> <div class="wp-block-column"> <p> <span><strong><a href="https://hriresearch.s3.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/12/A-Framework-for-Evaluation-of-Mobile-Apps-for-Youth-Mental-Health_May-2020.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">A framework for the evaluation of mobile apps for youth mental health</a></strong><br>May 2020</span> </p> <p> <span>This report represents a key step toward that goal. It presents a Framework that a) identifies critical issues that must be addressed in designing and evaluating apps, and b) outlines criteria and protocols for rigorously evaluating these issues to generate the evidence needed by those looking for credible apps. This type of Framework is novel and groundbreaking. </span> </p> <p> <span><strong><a href="https://hriresearch.s3.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/12/Youth-Mental-Health-in-the-Digital-Age-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Youth mental health apps in the digital age: a scoping review of trends and evaluations</a></strong><br>November 2019</span> </p> </div> <p> This report provides an overview of published evidence pertaining to apps. The report indicates that at this stage, although there is some evidence related to the value of some apps, evaluations have been limited and incomplete. There is an urgent need for systematic, thorough, objective evaluation of apps to inform decisions about which apps are safe and effective. </p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/03/2021 - 05:52</span> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:52:23 +0000 Yuri Quintana 15162 at https://research.bidmc.org Alicanto expands functionality for virtual tumor boards and clininical trials https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/blog/alicanto-expands-functionality-virtual-tumor-boards-and-clininical-trials <span>Alicanto expands functionality for virtual tumor boards and clininical trials</span> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><p> <span>Alicanto™ is a social learning platform developed by Yuri Quintana that supports online communities of practice and the learning health system. </span><span><span>Alicanto is being used at BIDMC for cancer clinical collaborations across an extensive hospital network </span></span><span><span><a href="https://www.alicantobidmc.org"><span>https://www.alicantobidmc.org</span></a></span></span><span><span>. </span></span><br><span><span>Recently, Alicanto has added new tools to support group collaboration for online virtual tumor boards and managing clinical trials.</span></span><span><span> For more information, contact Yuri Quintana, Ph.D. at <a href="mailto:yquintan@bidmc.harvard.edu">yquintan@bidmc.harvard.edu</a>. </span></span> </p> <p> <img height="384" width="873" alt="Alicanto Use Cases" class="media-element file-default file-os-files-xxlarge" src="//static.scholar.harvard.edu/files/styles/os_files_xxlarge/public/yuriquintana/files/alicanto-use-cases.png?m=1609794363&amp;itok=4KzIg9eB"></p> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/05/2021 - 21:40</span> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-visually_hidden field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Disqus comments</div> <div class="field--item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\os_blog\Element\VsiteDisqusElement::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=Alicanto%20expands%20functionality%20for%20virtual%20tumor%20boards%20and%20clininical%20trials&amp;1=https%3A//research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/blog/alicanto-expands-functionality-virtual-tumor-boards-and-clininical-trials&amp;2=node/14922&amp;3=" token="AqIAe2JPGGhFpPLqMgTng6FzjD-78uHnvoFNj_gqrRM"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> </div> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 02:40:47 +0000 Yuri Quintana 14922 at https://research.bidmc.org App Evaluation Project: Transforming Mental Health Care in Canada https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/blog/app-evaluation-project-transforming-mental-health-care-canada <span>App Evaluation Project: Transforming Mental Health Care in Canada</span> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><div class="site-content"> <div> <div class="entry-content"> <p> Mental health apps provide fast and cost-effective access to portable resources that aim to help people experiencing mental illness and addiction. But with little to no research to support the claims of app developers, healthcare providers and consumers struggle to select and make the best use of these resources. Dr. Yuri Quintana led a project with Homewood Research Institute in Canada to conduct a large-scale evaluation of mental health apps. The project had two phases: </p> <ol><li> Develop a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of mental health apps, and </li> <li> Identify top-quality apps aimed at addressing mental health problems, specifically among youth (pending further funding). </li> </ol><p> The goal of this project is to create an evidence-based roadmap for users of digital mental health services. Outcomes will be relevant to consumers, healthcare providers and other agencies around the globe that use mental health apps to supplement psychiatric treatment. </p> <p> <strong>Reports:</strong> </p> <p> <strong><a href="https://homewoodresearch.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/Youth-Mental-Health-in-the-Digital-Age-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Youth Mental Health Apps in the Digital Age: A Scoping Review of Trends and Evaluations</a></strong> </p> <p> <a href="https://homewoodresearch.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/05/A-Framework-for-Evaluation-of-Mobile-Apps-for-Youth-Mental-Health_May-2020.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>A Framework for Evaluation of Mobile Apps for Youth Mental Health</strong></a> </p> <p> <strong>See the </strong><a href="https://homewoodresearch.org/app-evaluation-project/" title="webinar">webinar</a><strong> on this page. More to come in 2021!</strong> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/05/2021 - 21:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-disqus-comments field--type-disqus-comment field--label-visually_hidden field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label sr-only">Disqus comments</div> <div class="field--item"><drupal-render-placeholder callback="Drupal\os_blog\Element\VsiteDisqusElement::displayDisqusComments" arguments="0=App%20Evaluation%20Project%3A%20Transforming%20Mental%20Health%20Care%20in%20Canada&amp;1=https%3A//research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/blog/app-evaluation-project-transforming-mental-health-care-canada&amp;2=node/14921&amp;3=" token="Yv_1xHxuTbJfWcjTzLuJH6cH0Pu4YJnPUUDwn9cb2Ro"></drupal-render-placeholder></div> </div> Wed, 06 Jan 2021 02:36:40 +0000 Yuri Quintana 14921 at https://research.bidmc.org Implementation Science for Global Health Informatics Projects https://research.bidmc.org/yuriquintana/presentations/implementation-science-global-health-informatics-projects <span>Implementation Science for Global Health Informatics Projects</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Date</div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2018-11-06T12:00:00Z">Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/yuri-quintana" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Yuri Quintana</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-presentation-location field--type-string field--label-inline field--mode-rss"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">San Francisco, CA</div> </div> <div class="prose field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--mode-rss field--item"><p> <span>To be presented at </span><a href="https://www.amia.org/amia2018" title="">AMIA 2018 Symposium,</a><span> Session S68: 10:30 12:00 PST YQ Panel -Implementation Science for Global Health Informatics Projects </span> </p> <p> <b>Panel Chair:</b> Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., Director Global Informatics, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School </p> <p> <b>Panelists:</b> </p> <ul><li> <span>Paul G. Biondich, MD MS, Director of Global Health Informatics, Regenstrief Institute</span> </li> <li> Hamish Fraser, MD, Associate Professor of Medical Science, <span>Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics</span> </li> <li> Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH FACMI, Asst. Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology,  <span><span>Columbia University</span></span> </li> <li> John H. Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI, Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine </li> </ul><p> The implementation of informatics programs in low- and middle- income countries remains difficult for many reasons and sustainability is even more challenging.  Many emerging economies are beginning to appreciate the role of health information technology, not only within health program oversight activities but as an effector of improved quality and efficiency.  As such, eHealth leadership within these countries are actively attempting to rationalize national HIT architectural approaches as a precursor towards large-scale implementation.  This panel will describe approaches and lessons learned in the implementation of global health informatics programs and create an opportunity for an interactive discussion with the audience on the on-going challenges in the sustainability of global informatics programs. </p> </div> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 02:20:09 +0000 Yuri Quintana 15222 at https://research.bidmc.org