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  1. Research article

    Development of a web-based patient decision aid for initiating disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs using user-centred design methods

    A main element of patient-centred care, Patient Decision Aids (PtDAs) facilitate shared decision-making (SDM). A recent update of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) emphasised patient in...

    Ingrid Nota, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Heleen C. Melissant, Erik Taal, Harald E. Vonkeman, Cees J. Haagsma and Mart A. F. J. van de Laar

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:51

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Social media engagement analysis of U.S. Federal health agencies on Facebook

    It is becoming increasingly common for individuals and organizations to use social media platforms such as Facebook. These are being used for a wide variety of purposes including disseminating, discussing and ...

    Sanmitra Bhattacharya, Padmini Srinivasan and Philip Polgreen

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:49

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Health care public reporting utilization – user clusters, web trails, and usage barriers on Germany’s public reporting portal

    Quality of care public reporting provides structural, process and outcome information to facilitate hospital choice and strengthen quality competition. Yet, evidence indicates that patients rarely use this inf...

    Christoph Pross, Lars-Henrik Averdunk, Josip Stjepanovic, Reinhard Busse and Alexander Geissler

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:48

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Ceiling effect in EMR system assimilation: a multiple case study in primary care family practices

    There has been indisputable growth in adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems in the recent years. However, physicians’ progress in using these systems has stagnated when measured with maturity sca...

    Marie-Claude Trudel, Josianne Marsan, Guy Paré, Louis Raymond, Ana Ortiz de Guinea, Éric Maillet and Thomas Micheneau

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:46

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Imbalanced target prediction with pattern discovery on clinical data repositories

    Clinical data repositories (CDR) have great potential to improve outcome prediction and risk modeling. However, most clinical studies require careful study design, dedicated data collection efforts, and sophis...

    Tak-Ming Chan, Yuxi Li, Choo-Chiap Chiau, Jane Zhu, Jie Jiang and Yong Huo

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:47

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Facilitators and barriers to using physical activity smartphone apps among Chinese patients with chronic diseases

    Smartphones and their applications (apps) impact society and health care. With the growth of smartphone users and app downloads in China, patients with chronic diseases have access to a self-management strateg...

    Liu Sun, Yanling Wang, Brian Greene, Qian Xiao, Chen Jiao, Meihua Ji and Ying Wu

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:44

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Assessing the reliability of self-reported weight for the management of heart failure: application of fraud detection methods to a randomised trial of telemonitoring

    Since clinical management of heart failure relies on weights that are self-reported by the patient, errors in reporting will negatively impact the ability of health care professionals to offer timely and effec...

    Adam Steventon, Sarwat I. Chaudhry, Zhenqiu Lin, Jennifer A. Mattera and Harlan M. Krumholz

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:43

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Assessing the usability by clinicians of VISION: A hierarchical display of patient-collected physiological information to clinicians

    The inability of patients to accurately and completely recount their clinical status between clinic visits reduces the clinician’s ability to properly manage their patients. One way to improve this situation i...

    Cubby L. Gardner, Fang Liu, Paul Fontelo, Michael C. Flanagan, Albert Hoang and Harry B. Burke

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:41

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  9. Database

    ApreciseKUre: an approach of Precision Medicine in a Rare Disease

    Alkaptonuria (AKU; OMIM:203500) is a classic Mendelian genetic disorder described by Garrod already in 1902. It causes urine to turn black upon exposure to air and also leads to ochronosis as well as early ost...

    Ottavia Spiga, Vittoria Cicaloni, Andrea Bernini, Andrea Zatkova and Annalisa Santucci

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:42

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  10. Research Article

    Automatic migraine classification via feature selection committee and machine learning techniques over imaging and questionnaire data

    Feature selection methods are commonly used to identify subsets of relevant features to facilitate the construction of models for classification, yet little is known about how feature selection methods perform...

    Yolanda Garcia-Chimeno, Begonya Garcia-Zapirain, Marian Gomez-Beldarrain, Begonya Fernandez-Ruanova and Juan Carlos Garcia-Monco

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:38

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Implementing 360° Quantified Self for childhood obesity: feasibility study and experiences from a weight loss camp in Qatar

    The explosion of consumer electronics and social media are facilitating the rise of the Quantified Self (QS) movement where millions of users are tracking various aspects of their daily life using social media...

    Luis Fernandez-Luque, Meghna Singh, Ferda Ofli, Yelena A Mejova, Ingmar Weber, Michael Aupetit, Sahar Karim Jreige, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Jaideep Srivastava and Mohamed Ahmedna

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:37

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  12. Research Article

    Development and validation of classifiers and variable subsets for predicting nursing home admission

    In previous years a substantial number of studies have identified statistically important predictors of nursing home admission (NHA). However, as far as we know, the analyses have been done at the population-l...

    Mikko Nuutinen, Riikka-Leena Leskelä, Ella Suojalehto, Anniina Tirronen and Vesa Komssi

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:39

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Automatic identification of variables in epidemiological datasets using logic regression

    For an individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis, multiple datasets must be transformed in a consistent format, e.g. using uniform variable names. When large numbers of datasets have to be processed, thi...

    Matthias W. Lorenz, Negin Ashtiani Abdi, Frank Scheckenbach, Anja Pflug, Alpaslan Bülbül, Alberico L. Catapano, Stefan Agewall, Marat Ezhov, Michiel L. Bots, Stefan Kiechl and Andreas Orth

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:40

    Published on: 13 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Effects of workload, work complexity, and repeated alerts on alert fatigue in a clinical decision support system

    Although alert fatigue is blamed for high override rates in contemporary clinical decision support systems, the concept of alert fatigue is poorly defined. We tested hypotheses arising from two possible alert ...

    Jessica S. Ancker, Alison Edwards, Sarah Nosal, Diane Hauser, Elizabeth Mauer and Rainu Kaushal

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:36

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Validity of type 2 diabetes diagnosis in a population-based electronic health record database

    The increasing burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus makes the continuous surveillance of its prevalence and incidence advisable. Electronic health records (EHRs) have great potential for research and surveillanc...

    Conchi Moreno-Iribas, Carmen Sayon-Orea, Josu Delfrade, Eva Ardanaz, Javier Gorricho, Rosana Burgui, Marian Nuin and Marcela Guevara

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:34

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  16. Research article

    FAM-FACE-SG: a score for risk stratification of frequent hospital admitters

    An accurate risk stratification tool is critical in identifying patients who are at high risk of frequent hospital readmissions. While 30-day hospital readmissions have been widely studied, there is increasing...

    Lian Leng Low, Nan Liu, Kheng Hock Lee, Marcus Eng Hock Ong, Sijia Wang, Xuan Jing and Julian Thumboo

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:35

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  17. Research article

    Application of short message service to control blood cholesterol: a field trial

    Despite recommendations, many middle-age adults neglect to check their blood cholesterol levels. Short message service (SMS, also known as texting) has been seldom studied for preventive education. We estimate...

    Saeed Sadeghian, Mohsen Shams, Zahra Alipour, Soheil Saadat, Reza Hamidian and Maryam Shahrzad

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:32

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Implementing an online pharmaceutical service using design science research

    The rising prevalence of chronic diseases is pressing health systems to introduce reforms. Primary healthcare and multidisciplinary models have been suggested as approaches to deal with this challenge, with ne...

    Luís Velez Lapão, Miguel Mira da Silva and João Gregório

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:31

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  19. Technical advance

    Orchestrating differential data access for translational research: a pilot implementation

    Translational researchers need robust IT solutions to access a range of data types, varying from public data sets to pseudonymised patient information with restricted access, provided on a case by case basis. ...

    Marco Brandizi, Olga Melnichuk, Raffael Bild, Florian Kohlmayer, Benedicto Rodriguez-Castro, Helmut Spengler, Klaus A. Kuhn, Wolfgang Kuchinke, Christian Ohmann, Timo Mustonen, Mikael Linden, Tommi Nyrönen, Ilkka Lappalainen, Alvis Brazma and Ugis Sarkans

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:30

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  20. Research article

    Facilitating informed decisions about breast cancer screening: development and evaluation of a web-based decision aid for women in their 40s

    Expert groups and national guidelines recommend individualized decision making about screening mammography for women in their 40s at low-to-average risk of breast cancer. We created Breast Screening Decisions (BS...

    Elena B. Elkin, Valerie H. Pocus, Alvin I. Mushlin, Tessa Cigler, Coral L. Atoria and Margaret M. Polaneczky

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:29

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  21. Research article

    Automation bias in electronic prescribing

    Clinical decision support (CDS) in e-prescribing can improve safety by alerting potential errors, but introduces new sources of risk. Automation bias (AB) occurs when users over-rely on CDS, reducing vigilance...

    David Lyell, Farah Magrabi, Magdalena Z. Raban, L.G. Pont, Melissa T. Baysari, Richard O. Day and Enrico Coiera

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:28

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  22. Research article

    Mobile Technology for Community Health in Ghana: what happens when technical functionality threatens the effectiveness of digital health programs?

    Despite the growing use of technology in the health sector, little evidence is available on the technological performance of mobile health programs nor on the willingness of target users to utilize these techn...

    Amnesty E. LeFevre, Diwakar Mohan, David Hutchful, Larissa Jennings, Garrett Mehl, Alain Labrique, Karen Romano and Anitha Moorthy

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:27

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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