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  1. Research article

    Completeness and timeliness of notifiable disease reporting: a comparison of laboratory and provider reports submitted to a large county health department

    Most public health agencies expect reporting of diseases to be initiated by hospital, laboratory or clinic staff even though so-called passive approaches are known to be burdensome for reporters and produce in...

    Brian E. Dixon, Zuoyi Zhang, Patrick T. S. Lai, Uzay Kirbiyik, Jennifer Williams, Rebecca Hills, Debra Revere, P. Joseph Gibson and Shaun J. Grannis

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:87

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Using record linkage to validate notification and laboratory data for a more accurate assessment of notifiable infectious diseases

    Infectious disease burden is commonly assessed using notification data. Using retrospective record linkage in Western Australia, we described how well notification data captures laboratory detections of influe...

    Faye J. Lim, Christopher C. Blyth, Avram Levy, Parveen Fathima, Nicholas de Klerk, Carolien Giele and Hannah C. Moore

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:86

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Using multiclass classification to automate the identification of patient safety incident reports by type and severity

    Approximately 10% of admissions to acute-care hospitals are associated with an adverse event. Analysis of incident reports helps to understand how and why incidents occur and can inform policy and practice for...

    Ying Wang, Enrico Coiera, William Runciman and Farah Magrabi

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:84

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  4. Research article

    The challenges of emerging HISs in bridging the communication gaps among physicians and nurses in China: an interview study

    To explore the current situation, existing problems and possible causes of said problems with regards to physician-nurse communication under an environment of increasingly widespread usage of Hospital Informat...

    Dong Wen, Xingting Zhang, Jie Wan, Jing Fu and Jianbo Lei

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:85

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  5. Research Article

    Evaluating privacy-preserving record linkage using cryptographic long-term keys and multibit trees on large medical datasets

    Integrating medical data using databases from different sources by record linkage is a powerful technique increasingly used in medical research. Under many jurisdictions, unique personal identifiers needed for...

    Adrian P. Brown, Christian Borgs, Sean M. Randall and Rainer Schnell

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:83

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Integrating clinical decision support systems for pharmacogenomic testing into clinical routine - a scoping review of designs of user-system interactions in recent system development

    Pharmacogenomic clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have the potential to help overcome some of the barriers for translating pharmacogenomic knowledge into clinical routine. Before developing a prototype ...

    Marc Hinderer, Martin Boeker, Sebastian A. Wagner, Martin Lablans, Stephanie Newe, Jan L. Hülsemann, Michael Neumaier, Harald Binder, Harald Renz, Till Acker, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch and Martin Sedlmayr

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:81

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  7. Technical advance

    CMOST: an open-source framework for the microsimulation of colorectal cancer screening strategies

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality. CRC incidence and mortality can be reduced by several screening strategies, including colonoscopy, but randomized CRC prevention trials f...

    Meher K. Prakash, Brian Lang, Henriette Heinrich, Piero V. Valli, Peter Bauerfeind, Amnon Sonnenberg, Niko Beerenwinkel and Benjamin Misselwitz

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:80

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Implementation of eMental Health care: viewpoints from key informants from organizations and agencies with eHealth mandates

    The use of technology such as computers, tablets, and smartphones to improve access to and the delivery of mental health care (eMental Health care) is growing worldwide. However, despite the rapidly expanding ...

    Lori Wozney, Amanda S. Newton, Nicole D. Gehring, Kathryn Bennett, Anna Huguet, Lisa Hartling, Michele P. Dyson and Patrick McGrath

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:78

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Clinical decisions surrounding genomic and proteomic testing among United States veterans treated for lung cancer within the Veterans Health Administration

    Current clinical guidelines recommend epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational testing in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to predict the benefit of the tyrosine kinase inh...

    Olga Efimova, Brygida Berse, Daniel W. Denhalter, Scott L. DuVall, Kelly K. Filipski, Michael Icardi, Michael J. Kelley and Julie A. Lynch

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:71

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Bibliometric analysis of worldwide scientific literature in mobile - health: 2006–2016

    The advancement of mobile technology had positively influenced healthcare services. An emerging subfield of mobile technology is mobile health (m-Health) in which mobile applications are used for health purpos...

    Waleed M. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Adham S. AbuTaha, Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Fathi M. A. Anayah and Ansam F. Sawalha

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:72

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Multiscalar cellular automaton simulates in-vivo tumour-stroma patterns calibrated from in-vitro assay data

    The tumour stroma -or tumour microenvironment- is an important constituent of solid cancers and it is thought to be one of the main obstacles to quantitative translation of drug activity between the preclinica...

    J. A. Delgado-SanMartin, J. I. Hare, E. J. Davies and J. W. T. Yates

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:70

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Health care professionals’ attitudes towards evidence-based medicine in the workers’ compensation setting: a cohort study

    Problems may arise during the approval process of treatment after a compensable work injury, which include excess paperwork, delays in approving services, disputes, and allegations of over-servicing. This is p...

    Nieke A. Elbers, Robin Chase, Ashley Craig, Lyn Guy, Ian A. Harris, James W. Middleton, Michael K. Nicholas, Trudy Rebbeck, John Walsh, Simon Willcock, Keri Lockwood and Ian D Cameron

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:64

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  13. Research

    Knowledge-driven binning approach for rare variant association analysis: application to neuroimaging biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease

    Rapid advancement of next generation sequencing technologies such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) has facilitated the search for genetic factors that influence disease risk in the field of human genetics. To ...

    Dokyoon Kim, Anna O. Basile, Lisa Bang, Emrin Horgusluoglu, Seunggeun Lee, Marylyn D. Ritchie, Andrew J. Saykin and Kwangsik Nho

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):61

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  14. Research

    Cascade recurring deep networks for audible range prediction

    Hearing Aids amplify sounds at certain frequencies to help patients, who have hearing loss, to improve the quality of life. Variables affecting hearing improvement include the characteristics of the patients’ ...

    Yonghyun Nam, Oak-Sung Choo, Yu-Ri Lee, Yun-Hoon Choung and Hyunjung Shin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):56

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  15. Research

    Modeling long-term human activeness using recurrent neural networks for biometric data

    With the invention of fitness trackers, it has been possible to continuously monitor a user’s biometric data such as heart rates, number of footsteps taken, and amount of calories burned. This paper names the ...

    Zae Myung Kim, Hyungrai Oh, Han-Gyu Kim, Chae-Gyun Lim, Kyo-Joong Oh and Ho-Jin Choi

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):57

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  16. Research

    Network mirroring for drug repositioning

    Although drug discoveries can provide meaningful insights and significant enhancements in pharmaceutical field, the longevity and cost that it takes can be extensive where the success rate is low. In order to ...

    Sunghong Park, Dong-gi Lee and Hyunjung Shin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):55

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  17. Research

    Quad-phased data mining modeling for dementia diagnosis

    The number of people with dementia is increasing along with people’s ageing trend worldwide. Therefore, there are various researches to improve a dementia diagnosis process in the field of computer-aided diagn...

    Sunjoo Bang, Sangjoon Son, Hyunwoong Roh, Jihye Lee, Sungyun Bae, Kyungwon Lee, Changhyung Hong and Hyunjung Shin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):60

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  18. Research

    Disease causality extraction based on lexical semantics and document-clause frequency from biomedical literature

    Recently, research on human disease network has succeeded and has become an aid in figuring out the relationship between various diseases. In most disease networks, however, the relationship between diseases h...

    Dong-gi Lee and Hyunjung Shin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):53

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  19. Research

    An inference method from multi-layered structure of biomedical data

    Biological system is a multi-layered structure of omics with genome, epigenome, transcriptome, metabolome, proteome, etc., and can be further stretched to clinical/medical layers such as diseasome, drugs, and ...

    Myungjun Kim, Yonghyun Nam and Hyunjung Shin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):52

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  20. Research article

    HealthRecSys: A semantic content-based recommender system to complement health videos

    The Internet, and its popularity, continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. Watching videos online is very popular; it is estimated that 500 h of video are uploaded onto YouTube, a video-sharing service, eve...

    Carlos Luis Sanchez Bocanegra, Jose Luis Sevillano Ramos, Carlos Rizo, Anton Civit and Luis Fernandez-Luque

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:63

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  21. Erratum

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

    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 17:62

    Published on: 12 May 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:37

  22. Research article

    Implementation of depression screening in antenatal clinics through tablet computers: results of a feasibility study

    Mobile devices may facilitate depression screening in the waiting area of antenatal clinics. This can present implementation challenges, of which we focused on survey layout and technology deployment.

    José S. Marcano-Belisario, Ajay K. Gupta, John O’Donoghue, Paul Ramchandani, Cecily Morrison and Josip Car

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:59

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  23. Research article

    Renal transplant patient acceptance of a self-management support system

    Self-management support systems (SMSS) have been proposed for renal transplant patients to increase their autonomy and reduce the number of hospital visits. For the design and implementation of such systems, i...

    Wenxin Wang, Céline L. van Lint, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Ton J. M. Rövekamp, Sandra van Dijk, Paul J. M. van der Boog and Mark A. Neerincx

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:58

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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