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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

    As a part of nationwide healthcare reforms, the Chinese government launched web-based appointment systems (WAS) to provide a solution to problems around outpatient appointments and services. These have been in...

    Authors: MinMin Zhang, CongXin Zhang, QinWen Sun, QuanCai Cai, Hua Yang and YinJuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:49

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Intego is the only operational computerized morbidity registration network in Belgium based on general practice data. Intego collects data from over 90 general practitioners. All the information is routinely c...

    Authors: Carla Truyers, Geert Goderis, Harrie Dewitte, Marjan vanden Akker and Frank Buntinx

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:48

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Untimely, incomplete and inaccurate data are common challenges in planning, monitoring and evaluation of health sector performance, and health service delivery in many sub-Saharan African settings. We document...

    Authors: Vincent Micheal Kiberu, Joseph KB Matovu, Fredrick Makumbi, Carol Kyozira, Eddie Mukooyo and Rhoda K Wanyenze

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:40

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We developed an algorithm for the identification of patients with type 2 diabetes and ascertainment of the date of diabetes onset for examination of the temporal relationship between diabetes and cancer using ...

    Authors: Adedayo A Onitilo, Rachel V Stankowski, Richard L Berg, Jessica M Engel, Gail M Williams and Suhail A Doi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:38

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and overweight are multifactorial diseases that affect two thirds of Americans, lead to numerous health conditions and deeply strain our healthcare system. With the increasing prevalence and dangers as...

    Authors: Caryn Roth, Randi E Foraker, Philip RO Payne and Peter J Embi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:36

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Aboriginal Australians experience significantly worse health and a higher burden of chronic disease than non-Aboriginal Australians. Electronic self-report data collection is a systematic means of collecting d...

    Authors: Natasha E Noble, Christine L Paul, Mariko L Carey, Robert W Sanson-Fisher, Stephen V Blunden, Jessica M Stewart and Katherine M Conigrave

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:34

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The ever increasing volume of referrals from primary care to specialist services is putting considerable pressure on resource-constrained health services while effective communication across fragmented service...

    Authors: Matt-Mouley Bouamrane and Frances S Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:30

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  8. Content type: Correspondence

    Record linkage techniques are widely used to enable health researchers to gain event based longitudinal information for entire populations. The task of record linkage is increasingly being undertaken by specia...

    Authors: James H Boyd, Sean M Randall, Anna M Ferrante, Jacqueline K Bauer, Adrian P Brown and James B Semmens

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:23

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Establishing day-case surgery as the preferred hospital admission route for all eligible patients requires adequate preoperative assessment of patients in order to quickly distinguish those who will require mi...

    Authors: Matt-Mouley Bouamrane and Frances S Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:22

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Visualization of Concepts in Medicine (VCM) is a compositional iconic language that aims to ease information retrieval in Electronic Health Records (EHR), clinical guidelines or other medical documents. Using ...

    Authors: Nicolas Griffon, Gaetan Kerdelhué, Lina F Soualmia, Tayeb Merabti, Julien Grosjean, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Alain Venot, Catherine Duclos and Stefan J Darmoni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:17

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The Electronic Prescription Service release Two (EPS2) is a new national healthcare information and communication technology in England that aims to deliver effective prescription writing, dispensing and reimb...

    Authors: Jasmine Harvey, Anthony J Avery, Ralph Hibberd and Nicholas Barber

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:16

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  12. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to develop a real-time nosocomial infection surveillance system (RT-NISS) to monitor all nosocomial infections (NIs) and outbreaks in a Chinese comprehensive hospital to better prevent and control NIs.

    Authors: Mingmei Du, Yubin Xing, Jijiang Suo, Bowei Liu, Na Jia, Rui Huo, Chunping Chen and Yunxi Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:9

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Evaluating the features and performance of health information systems can serve to strengthen the systems themselves as well as to guide other organizations in the process of designing and implementing surveil...

    Authors: Christine L Heidebrecht, Jeffrey C Kwong, Michael Finkelstein, Sherman D Quan, Jennifer A Pereira, Susan Quach and Shelley L Deeks

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:5

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination registries have undoubtedly proven useful for estimating vaccination coverage as well as examining vaccine safety and effectiveness. However, their use for population health research is often limit...

    Authors: Marie-Claude Rousseau, Florence Conus, Jun Li, Marie-Élise Parent and Mariam El-Zein

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:2

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The objective was to find evidence to substantiate assertions that electronic applications for medication management in ambulatory care (electronic prescribing, clinical decision support (CDSS), electronic hea...

    Authors: Cheryl LL Carling, Ingvild Kirkehei, Therese Kristine Dalsbø and Elizabeth Paulsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:133

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare and social care environments are increasingly confronted with older persons with long-term care needs. Consequently, the need for integrated and coordinated assessment systems increases. In Belgium,...

    Authors: Dirk Vanneste, Bram Vermeulen and Anja Declercq

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:129

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Health information exchange (HIE) is the electronic sharing of data and information between clinical care and public health entities. Previous research has shown that using HIE to electronically report laborat...

    Authors: Brian E Dixon, Shaun J Grannis and Debra Revere

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:121

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