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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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