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  1. 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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:62

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Research article

    Clinical use of computational modeling for surgical planning of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis

    Autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the best vascular access (VA) for hemodialysis, but its creation is still a critical procedure. Physical examination, vascular mapping and doppler ultrasound (DUS) eva...

    Michela Bozzetto, Stefano Rota, Valentina Vigo, Francesco Casucci, Carlo Lomonte, Walter Morale, Massimo Senatore, Luigi Tazza, Massimo Lodi, Giuseppe Remuzzi and Andrea Remuzzi

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:26

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Smokers’ and drinkers’ choice of smartphone applications and expectations of engagement: a think aloud and interview study

    Public health organisations such as the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and the National Institutes of Health in the United States provide access to online libraries of publicly endorsed smartpho...

    Olga Perski, Ann Blandford, Harveen Kaur Ubhi, Robert West and Susan Michie

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:25

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Early recognition of multiple sclerosis using natural language processing of the electronic health record

    Diagnostic accuracy might be improved by algorithms that searched patients’ clinical notes in the electronic health record (EHR) for signs and symptoms of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The focus th...

    Herbert S. Chase, Lindsey R. Mitrani, Gabriel G. Lu and Dominick J. Fulgieri

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:24

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Identifying incident colorectal and lung cancer cases in health service utilisation databases in Australia: a validation study

    Data from centralised, population-based statutory cancer registries are generally considered the 'gold standard' for confirming incident cases of cancer. When these are not available, or more current informati...

    David Goldsbury, Marianne Weber, Sarsha Yap, Emily Banks, Dianne L. O’Connell and Karen Canfell

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:23

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  17. Research article

    What information is used in treatment decision aids? A systematic review of the types of evidence populating health decision aids

    Patient decision aids (DAs) are support tools designed to provide patients with relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare. While DAs can be effective in improving patient...

    Amanda M. Clifford, Jean Ryan, Cathal Walsh and Arlene McCurtin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:22

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Information needs for making clinical recommendations about potential drug-drug interactions: a synthesis of literature review and interviews

    Drug information compendia and drug-drug interaction information databases are critical resources for clinicians and pharmacists working to avoid adverse events due to exposure to potential drug-drug interacti...

    Katrina M. Romagnoli, Scott D. Nelson, Lisa Hines, Philip Empey, Richard D. Boyce and Harry Hochheiser

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:21

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  19. Research article

    Impact of a clinical program using weekly Short Message Service (SMS) on antiretroviral therapy adherence support in South Africa: a retrospective cohort study

    In randomized controlled trials, short message service (SMS) programs have improved adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART). In response, the World Health Organization recommended use of SMS programs to ...

    Nathan Georgette, Mark J. Siedner, Carter R. Petty, Brian C. Zanoni, Stephen Carpenter and Jessica E. Haberer

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:18

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  20. Research article

    The effect of a test ordering software intervention on the prescription of unnecessary laboratory tests - a randomized controlled trial

    The way software for electronic health records and laboratory tests ordering systems are designed may influence physicians’ prescription. A randomised controlled trial was performed to measure the impact of a ...

    Carlos Manuel Silva Martins, Andreia Sofia da Costa Teixeira, Luís Filipe Ribeiro de Azevedo, Luísa Maria Barbosa Sá, Paulo Alexandre Azevedo Pereira Santos, Maria Luciana Gomes Domingues do Couto, Altamiro Manuel Rodrigues da Costa Pereira, Alberto Augusto Oliveira Pinto Hespanhol and Cristina Maria Nogueira da Costa Santos

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:20

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  21. Research article

    Digital health system for personalised COPD long-term management

    Recent telehealth studies have demonstrated minor impact on patients affected by long-term conditions. The use of technology does not guarantee the compliance required for sustained collection of high-quality ...

    Carmelo Velardo, Syed Ahmar Shah, Oliver Gibson, Gari Clifford, Carl Heneghan, Heather Rutter, Andrew Farmer and Lionel Tarassenko

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:19

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  22. Research article

    Use of electronic medical records and quality of patient data: different reaction patterns of doctors and nurses to the hospital organization

    As the implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in hospitals may be challenged by different responses of different user groups, this paper examines the differences between doctors and nurses in thei...

    Mattijs S. Lambooij, Hanneke W. Drewes and Ferry Koster

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:17

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  23. Research article

    Social media in public health: an analysis of national health authorities and leading causes of death in Spanish-speaking Latin American and Caribbean countries

    Information and communications technologies, like social media, have the potential to reduce some barriers in disease prevention and control in the Americas. National health authorities can use these technolog...

    David Novillo-Ortiz and Tony Hernández-Pérez

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:16

    Published on: 3 February 2017

  24. Research article

    How can information systems provide support to nurses’ hand hygiene performance? Using gamification and indoor location to improve hand hygiene awareness and reduce hospital infections

    Hospital-acquired infections are still amongst the major problems health systems are facing. Their occurrence can lead to higher morbidity and mortality rates, increased length of hospital stay, and higher cos...

    Rita Marques, João Gregório, Fernando Pinheiro, Pedro Póvoa, Miguel Mira da Silva and Luís Velez Lapão

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:15

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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