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. Research article

    EsPRit: ethics committee proposals for Long Term Medical Data Registries in rapidly evolving research fields - a future-proof best practice approach

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:148

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Finnish physicians’ stress related to information systems keeps increasing: a longitudinal three-wave survey study

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:147

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Paramedic literature search filters: optimised for clinicians and academics

    Search filters aid clinicians and academics to accurately locate literature. Despite this, there is no search filter or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) term pertaining to paramedics. Therefore, the aim of this...

    Alexander Olaussen, William Semple, Alaa Oteir, Paula Todd and Brett Williams

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:146

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  4. Research article

    Information needs for the rapid response team electronic clinical tool

    Information overload in healthcare is dangerous. It can lead to critical errors and delays. During Rapid Response Team (RRT) activations providers must make decisions quickly to rescue patients from physiologi...

    Amelia Barwise, Sean Caples, Jeffrey Jensen, Brian Pickering and Vitaly Herasevich

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:142

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  5. Research article

    A novel data-driven workflow combining literature and electronic health records to estimate comorbidities burden for a specific disease: a case study on autoimmune comorbidities in patients with celiac disease

    Data collected in EHRs have been widely used to identifying specific conditions; however there is still a need for methods to define comorbidities and sources to identify comorbidities burden. We propose an ap...

    Jean-Baptiste Escudié, Bastien Rance, Georgia Malamut, Sherine Khater, Anita Burgun, Christophe Cellier and Anne-Sophie Jannot

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:140

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Factors influencing the development of primary care data collection projects from electronic health records: a systematic review of the literature

    Primary care data gathered from Electronic Health Records are of the utmost interest considering the essential role of general practitioners (GPs) as coordinators of patient care. These data represent the synt...

    Marie-Line Gentil, Marc Cuggia, Laure Fiquet, Camille Hagenbourger, Thomas Le Berre, Agnès Banâtre, Eric Renault, Guillaume Bouzille and Anthony Chapron

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:139

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Empirical advances with text mining of electronic health records

    Korian is a private group specializing in medical accommodations for elderly and dependent people. A professional data warehouse (DWH) established in 2010 hosts all of the residents’ data. Inside this informat...

    T. Delespierre, P. Denormandie, A. Bar-Hen and L. Josseran

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:127

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  8. Research article

    Examining database persistence of ISO/EN 13606 standardized electronic health record extracts: relational vs. NoSQL approaches

    The objective of this research is to compare the relational and non-relational (NoSQL) database systems approaches in order to store, recover, query and persist standardized medical information in the form of ...

    Ricardo Sánchez-de-Madariaga, Adolfo Muñoz, Raimundo Lozano-Rubí, Pablo Serrano-Balazote, Antonio L. Castro, Oscar Moreno and Mario Pascual

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:123

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Validation of multisource electronic health record data: an application to blood transfusion data

    Although data from electronic health records (EHR) are often used for research purposes, systematic validation of these data prior to their use is not standard practice. Existing validation frameworks discuss ...

    Loan R. van Hoeven, Martine C. de Bruijne, Peter F. Kemper, Maria M.W. Koopman, Jan M.M. Rondeel, Anja Leyte, Hendrik Koffijberg, Mart P. Janssen and Kit C.B. Roes

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:107

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Hospital staffs’ perceptions of an electronic program to engage patients in nutrition care at the bedside: a qualitative study

    Advancements in technology are enabling patients to participate in their health care through self-monitoring and self-management of diet, exercise and chronic disease. Technologies allowing patients to partici...

    Shelley Roberts, Andrea Marshall and Wendy Chaboyer

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:105

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  11. Technical advance

    Security controls in an integrated Biobank to protect privacy in data sharing: rationale and study design

    With the goal of realizing genome-based personalized healthcare, we have developed a biobank that integrates personal health, genome, and omics data along with biospecimens donated by volunteers of 150,000. Su...

    Takako Takai-Igarashi, Kengo Kinoshita, Masao Nagasaki, Soichi Ogishima, Naoki Nakamura, Sachiko Nagase, Satoshi Nagaie, Tomo Saito, Fuji Nagami, Naoko Minegishi, Yoichi Suzuki, Kichiya Suzuki, Hiroaki Hashizume, Shinichi Kuriyama, Atsushi Hozawa, Nobuo Yaegashi…

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:100

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Electronic Health Record Portal Adoption: a cross country analysis

    This study’s goal is to understand the factors that drive individuals to adopt Electronic Health Record (EHR) portals and to estimate if there are differences between countries with different healthcare models.

    Jorge Tavares and Tiago Oliveira

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:97

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  13. Research article

    ACSC Indicator: testing reliability for hypertension

    With high-quality community-based primary care, hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) are considered avoidable. The purpose of this study was to test the inter-physician reliability ...

    Robin L. Walker, William A. Ghali, Guanmin Chen, Tej K. Khalsa, Birinder K. Mangat, Norm R. C. Campbell, Elijah Dixon, Doreen Rabi, Nathalie Jette, Robyn Dhanoa and Hude Quan

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:90

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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