Oct 3, 2013 Open Access Journal Club: Jessica Tenenbaum and Melissa Haendel

submitted by: ucsd_idash
A sea of standards for omics data: sink or swim? Jessica D Tenenbaum, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Melissa Haendel J Am Med Inform Assoc doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002066 Jessica Tenenbaum Duke Translational Medicine Institute Melissa Haendel Oregon Health and Science University In the era of big data, omic-scale technologies, and increasing calls for data sharing, it is generally agreed that the use of community-developed, open data standards is critical. Far less agreed upon is...

Evidence-Based Strategies in Weight Loss Mobile Apps

submitted by: spagoto
Background: Physicians have limited time for weight-loss counseling, and there is a lack of resources to which they can refer patients for assistance with weight loss. Weight-loss mobile applications (apps) have the potential to be a helpful tool, but the extent to which they include the behavioral strategies included in evidence-based interventions is unknown. Purpose: The primary aims of the study were to determine the degree to which commercial weightloss mobile apps include the...
Authors: Sherry Pagoto, Kristin Schneider, Mirjana Jojic, Michelle DeBiasse, Devin Mann