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Decentralized approaches to health data

Guest Edited by Alexandre Sztajnberg and Qian Zhu

Deep phenotyping

Guest Edited by Tudor Groza and Patrizia Vizza

Computational tools for infection control

Guest Edited by Francesco Branda, Gerardo Chowell and Shi Zhao

Natural language processing in medical informatics

Guest Edited by Honghan Wu                                               

Sensor informatics and disease prediction

Guest Edited by Fazlullah Khan, Imran Razzak, T Poongodi and Varun G Menon  

Data sources and registries in healthcare

Guest Edited by Andrew D. Boyd and Pierangelo Veltri

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Characterizing the limitations of using diagnosis codes in the context of machine learning for healthcare

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Prediction of Sjögren’s disease diagnosis using matched electronic dental-health record data

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An evaluation of GPT models for phenotype concept recognition

New Content ItemPatient values in patient-provider communication about participation in early phase clinical cancer trials: a qualitative analysis before and after implementation of an online value clarification tool intervention


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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of health information technologies and decision-making for human health.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.304
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.002

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 18
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 213

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,588,758
    Altmetric mentions: 2,443

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