Source: Copyright: Drazen Zigic Licensed by JMIR Dr Zhraa Alhaboby, an academic in health sciences at The Open University (OU), has published a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research highlighting the scale and impact of cybervictimization on those living with long-term conditions or disabilities. Sadly, people living with chronic conditions experience harassment in both offline and online contexts. In this study, cybervictimization is used as an umbrella term for negative online experiences, which the research found to be a significant public health issue with serious consequences. The research examined the scope of cybervictimization among adults living with long-term conditions in the United KingdomRead More →

iCHECK-DH checklist

Global experts have developed a new checklist called iCHECK-DH (Guidelines and Checklist for the Reporting on Digital Health Implementations) to improve the reporting of digital health implementations and facilitate the identification of key success and failure factors. The adoption of this checklist can lead to the development of more effective digital health interventions and better health outcomes. (Toronto, May 16, 2023) A group of global experts have developed a checklist to improve the reporting of digital health implementations, as introduced in a new study published on May 10, 2023, in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The new checklist called “iCHECK-DH” (pronounced “I checked”) standsRead More →

Fitterfly’s diabetes digital therapeutics program shows real-world effectiveness in improving glycemic control and weight management among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus A new research study published in JMIR Diabetes evaluated the real-world effectiveness of the Fitterfly Diabetes CGM digital therapeutic program for the management of glycemic control and weight in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study led by Shilpa Joshi, Arbinder Singal, and colleagues found significant improvements in both blood glucose levels and weight management in participants enrolled in the 90-day program. The Fitterfly Diabetes CGM program, delivered through the Fitterfly mobile app coupled with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, provides usersRead More →


Virtual consulting is a new and emerging contributor to environmentally sustainable health care, according to findings of new research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to virtual consulting, leading to its growing use. As health systems across the world strive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, a critical question arises: what is the impact of virtual consulting on environmental sustainability in health care? A new research study led by Sara Shaw and team aims to address this question. The study, titled “The Role of Virtual Consulting in Developing Environmentally Sustainable Health Care: Systematic Literature Review,” was publishedRead More →

Source: Image created by the authors Copyright: Dr. Iredia Olaye URL: License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) A new study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research on April 27, 2023, titled “The Gap Between AI and Bedside: Participatory Workshop on the Barriers to the Integration, Translation, and Adoption of Digital Health Care and AI Startup Technology Into Clinical Practice.” The study, conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Iredia M Olaye of Weill Cornell Medicine, CEO of Covered By Group (a future technology innovation, investment, and advisory firm), aimed to describe the barriers to integrating and adopting digital health andRead More →

JMIR Publications is recognized among the top 500 fastest growing companies across the Americas (Toronto, April 13, 2023) JMIR Publications earned a spot on The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2023, raking 369 on the 2023 list, announced by the Financial Times on March 28, 2023. The annual report is the fourth edition ranking the fastest growing companies in the Americas, including companies from North, South, and Central (Latin) America. “It’s an honor to be recognized on the Financial Times list,” says Gunther Eysenbach, CEO and Executive Editor at JMIR Publications. “JMIR Publications recognizes and thanks the dedicated work of all employees, editors, peer reviewers, and authors inRead More →

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Study emphasizes the important role of influencers in promoting accurate health information on social media A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research on March 31, 2023, sheds light on the role of Twitter in combating vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories. The study, titled “Twitter’s Role in Combating the Magnetic Vaccine Conspiracy Theory: Social Network Analysis of Tweets,” was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Wasim Ahmed and aimed to identify key opinion leaders and accounts sharing the conspiracy on Twitter. The study examined Twitter posts related to the magnetic vaccine conspiracy theory—a false claim that COVID-19 vaccines canRead More →

Source: iStock by Getty Images License: zamrznutitonovi Source Image URL: License: Licensed by the authors The European cross-border ePrescription (CBeP) system improves access to medications for EU citizens reports a questionnaire study of Finnish and Estonian pharmacists published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. However, accessibility can sometimes be limited by errors or ambiguities in the ePrescriptions, pharmaceutical market differences, and technical problems in the CBeP dispensing system. The CBeP service allows the patient to purchase prescription medication from a community pharmacy in another EU country using an electronic prescription that has been issued in their home country. The CBeP service is currently available inRead More →