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Healthcare Information Systems

Section edited by Philip Payne

This section considers manuscripts on the development, use and evaluation of health information technology, health information exchange and electronic health records, as well as studies on barriers to technology acceptance in the healthcare setting

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Recent scientific achievements and technological advances have brought forward a massive display of new or updated medical devices, enabled with highly-developed embedded-control functions and interactivity. F...

    Authors: Ignacio Ghersi, Mario Mariño and Mónica Teresita Miralles

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:63

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare professionals provide care to patients and during that process, record large quantities of data in patient records. Data in an Electronic Health Record should ideally be recorded once and be reusabl...

    Authors: Erik Joukes, Ronald Cornet, Martine C. de Bruijne, Nicolette F. de Keizer and Ameen Abu-Hanna

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:54

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  3. Content type: Software

    Traditional health information systems are generally devised to support clinical data collection at the point of care. However, as the significance of the modern information economy expands in scope and permea...

    Authors: Richard Jackson, Ismail Kartoglu, Clive Stringer, Genevieve Gorrell, Angus Roberts, Xingyi Song, Honghan Wu, Asha Agrawal, Kenneth Lui, Tudor Groza, Damian Lewsley, Doug Northwood, Amos Folarin, Robert Stewart and Richard Dobson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:47

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol misuse is an important cause of premature disability and death. While clinicians are recommended to ask patients about alcohol use and provide brief interventions and specialist referral, this is poorl...

    Authors: Shamil Haroon, Darren Wooldridge, Jan Hoogewerf, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, John Williams, Lina Martino and Neeraj Bhala

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:36

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  5. Content type: Technical advance

    Genomic medicine is emerging into clinical care. Communication of genetic laboratory results to patients and providers is hampered by the complex technical nature of the laboratory reports. This can lead to co...

    Authors: Marc S. Williams, Melissa S. Kern, Virginia R. Lerch, Jonathan Billet, Janet L. Williams and Gregory J. Moore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:32

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  6. Content type: Research article

    We examined the comparative performance of structured, diagnostic codes vs. natural language processing (NLP) of unstructured text for screening suicidal behavior among pregnant women in electronic medical rec...

    Authors: Qiu-Yue Zhong, Elizabeth W. Karlson, Bizu Gelaye, Sean Finan, Paul Avillach, Jordan W. Smoller, Tianxi Cai and Michelle A. Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:30

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Health Information Organizations (HIOs) are third party organizations that facilitate electronic health information exchange (HIE) between providers in a geographic area. Despite benefits from HIE, HIOs have s...

    Authors: Sunny C. Lin and Julia Adler-Milstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:28

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There is potential for medical research on the basis of routine data used from general practice electronic health records (GP eHRs), even in areas where there is no common GP research platform. We present a ca...

    Authors: Šefket Šabanović, Majnarić Trtica Ljiljana, František Babič, Michal Vadovský, Ján Paralič, Aleksandar Včev and Andreas Holzinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:24

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  9. Content type: Database

    Large healthcare databases, with their ability to collect many variables from daily medical practice, greatly enable health services research. These longitudinal databases provide large cohorts and longitudina...

    Authors: Daniel I. Rhon, Derek Clewley, Jodi L. Young, Charles D. Sissel and Chad E. Cook

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:10

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  10. Content type: Debate

    Healthcare work is, to a considerable extent, cognitive. Subsequently, the analysis and the design of supporting technology must be sensitive to the cognitive and adaptive demands of the work and to the cognit...

    Authors: Gavan Lintern and Al Motavalli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The use of health information technology (IT) has been shown to promote patient safety in Labor and Delivery (L&D) units. The use of health IT to apply safety science principles (e.g., standardization) to L&D ...

    Authors: Jennifer Webb, Asta Sorensen, Samantha Sommerness, Beth Lasater, Kamila Mistry and Leila Kahwati

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:176

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Intensive care information systems (ICIS) are continuously evolving to meet the ever changing information needs of intensive care units (ICUs), providing the backbone for a safe, intelligent and efficient pati...

    Authors: Yanhong Qin, Ranyun Zhou, Qiong Wu, Xiaodi Huang, Xinli Chen, Weiwei Wang, Xun Wang, Hua Xu, Jing Zheng, Siyu Qian, Changqing Bai and Ping Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:165

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Adequate record keeping of medication adverse events in electronic health records systems is important for patient safety. Events that remain unrecorded cannot be communicated from one health professional to a...

    Authors: Sabine E. M. de Hoon, Karin Hek, Liset van Dijk and Robert A. Verheij

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:163

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Even small variations of serum sodium concentration may be associated with mortality. Our objective was to confirm the impact of borderline dysnatremia for patients admitted to hospital on in-hospital mortalit...

    Authors: Yannick Girardeau, Anne-Sophie Jannot, Gilles Chatellier and Olivier Saint-Jean

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:152

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To test the application of Business Process Management technology to manage clinical pathways, using a pediatric kidney transplantation as case study, and to identify the benefits obtained from using this tech...

    Authors: Martina Andellini, Sandra Fernandez Riesgo, Federica Morolli, Matteo Ritrovato, Piero Cosoli, Silverio Petruzzellis and Nicola Rosso

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:151

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Long-term data collection is a challenging task in the domain of medical research. Many effects in medicine require long periods of time to become traceable e.g. the development of secondary malignancies based...

    Authors: S. Oberbichler, W. O. Hackl and A. Hörbst

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:148

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Poorly functioning, time-consuming, and inadequate information systems are among the most important work-related psychosocial factors causing stress in physicians. The present study examined the trend in the p...

    Authors: Tarja Heponiemi, Hannele Hyppönen, Tuulikki Vehko, Sari Kujala, Anna-Mari Aalto, Jukka Vänskä and Marko Elovainio

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:147

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