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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Research article

    The use of multi-criteria decision making models in evaluating anesthesia method options in circumcision surgery

    Determining the most suitable anesthesia method for circumcision surgery plays a fundamental role in pediatric surgery. This study is aimed to present pediatric surgeons’ perspective on the relative importance...

    Gulsah Hancerliogullari, Kadir Oymen Hancerliogullari and Emrah Koksalmis

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:14

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Exploring the implementation of an electronic record into a maternity unit: a qualitative study using Normalisation Process Theory

    To explore the benefits, barriers and disadvantages of implementing an electronic record system (ERS). The extent that the system has become ‘normalised’ into routine practice was also explored.

    Arabella Scantlebury, Laura Sheard, Ian Watt, Paul Cairns, John Wright and Joy Adamson

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:4

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  18. Research article

    Testing modes of computerized sepsis alert notification delivery systems

    The number of electronic health record (EHR)-based notifications continues to rise. One common method to deliver urgent and emergent notifications (alerts) is paging. Despite of wide presence of smartphones, t...

    Mikhail A. Dziadzko, Andrew M. Harrison, Ing C. Tiong, Brian W. Pickering, Pablo Moreno Franco and Vitaly Herasevich

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:156

    Published on: 9 December 2016

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