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  1. Research article

    Extracting principal diagnosis, co-morbidity and smoking status for asthma research: evaluation of a natural language processing system

    The text descriptions in electronic medical records are a rich source of information. We have developed a Health Information Text Extraction (HITEx) tool and used it to extract key findings for a research stud...

    Qing T Zeng, Sergey Goryachev, Scott Weiss, Margarita Sordo, Shawn N Murphy and Ross Lazarus

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:30

    Published on: 26 July 2006

  2. Research article

    Evaluation of natural language processing from emergency department computerized medical records for intra-hospital syndromic surveillance

    The identification of patients who pose an epidemic hazard when they are admitted to a health facility plays a role in preventing the risk of hospital acquired infection. An automated clinical decision support sy...

    Solweig Gerbier, Olga Yarovaya, Quentin Gicquel, Anne-Laure Millet, Véronique Smaldore, Véronique Pagliaroli, Stefan Darmoni and Marie-Hélène Metzger

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:50

    Published on: 28 July 2011

  3. Research article

    A UMLS-based spell checker for natural language processing in vaccine safety

    The Institute of Medicine has identified patient safety as a key goal for health care in the United States. Detecting vaccine adverse events is an important public health activity that contributes to patient safe...

    Herman D Tolentino, Michael D Matters, Wikke Walop, Barbara Law, Wesley Tong, Fang Liu, Paul Fontelo, Katrin Kohl and Daniel C Payne

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:3

    Published on: 12 February 2007

  4. Research article

    Identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus within the Nation’s Veterans Affairs Medical Centers using natural language processing

    Herein, we describe a system that securely gathers microbiology data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) network of databases. Using natural language processing methods, we applied an information extract...

    Makoto Jones, Scott L DuVall, Joshua Spuhl, Matthew H Samore, Christopher Nielson and Michael Rubin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:34

    Published on: 25 April 2012

  5. Research article

    Automation of a problem list using natural language processing

    For this project, 80 medical problems were selected for their frequency of use in our future clinical field of evaluation (cardiovascular). We have developed an Automated Problem List system composed of two main ...

    Stephane Meystre and Peter J Haug

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:30

    Published on: 31 August 2005

  6. Research article

    Early recognition of multiple sclerosis using natural language processing of the electronic health record

    Diagnostic accuracy might be improved by algorithms that searched patients’ clinical notes in the electronic health record (EHR) for signs and symptoms of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The focus th...

    Herbert S. Chase, Lindsey R. Mitrani, Gabriel G. Lu and Dominick J. Fulgieri

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:24

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Temporal bone radiology report classification using open source machine learning and natural langue processing libraries

    Radiology reports are a rich resource for biomedical research. Prior to utilization, trained experts must manually review reports to identify discrete outcomes. The Audiological and Genetic Database (AudGenDB)...

    Aaron J. Masino, Robert W. Grundmeier, Jeffrey W. Pennington, John A. Germiller and E. Bryan Crenshaw III

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:65

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  8. Debate

    Case-based medical informatics

    We outline the fundamental differences between Medical Informatics and theoretical sciences and propose that Medical Informatics research should advance individual knowledge processing (case-based reasoning) and ...

    Stefan V Pantazi, José F Arocha and Jochen R Moehr

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:19

    Published on: 8 November 2004

  9. Software

    ask MEDLINE: a free-text, natural language query tool for MEDLINE/PubMed

    Plain language search tools for MEDLINE/PubMed are few. We wanted to develop a search tool that would allow anyone using a free-text, natural language query and without knowing specialized vocabularies that an...

    Paul Fontelo, Fang Liu and Michael Ackerman

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:5

    Published on: 10 March 2005

  10. Research article

    Towards computerizing intensive care sedation guidelines: design of a rule-based architecture for automated execution of clinical guidelines

    Computerized ICUs rely on software services to convey the medical condition of their patients as well as assisting the staff in taking treatment decisions. Such services are useful for following clinical guide...

    Femke Ongenae, Femke De Backere, Kristof Steurbaut, Kirsten Colpaert, Wannes Kerckhove, Johan Decruyenaere and Filip De Turck

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:3

    Published on: 18 January 2010

  11. Research article

    Evaluating alignment quality between iconic language and reference terminologies using similarity metrics

    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 ...

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

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:17

    Published on: 11 March 2014

  12. Debate

    The use of regional platforms for managing electronic health records for the production of regional public health indicators in France

    In France, recent developments in healthcare system organization have aimed at strengthening decision-making and action in public health at the regional level. Firstly, the 2004 Public Health Act, by setting 1...

    Marie-Hélène Metzger, Thierry Durand, Stéphane Lallich, Roger Salamon and Philippe Castets

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:28

    Published on: 3 April 2012

  13. Research article

    The freetext matching algorithm: a computer program to extract diagnoses and causes of death from unstructured text in electronic health records

    Electronic health records are invaluable for medical research, but much information is stored as free text rather than in a coded form. For example, in the UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD), causes ...

    Anoop D Shah, Carlos Martinez and Harry Hemingway

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:88

    Published on: 7 August 2012

  14. Technical advance

    Retrospective checking of compliance with practice guidelines for acute stroke care: a novel experiment using openEHR’s Guideline Definition Language

    Providing scalable clinical decision support (CDS) across institutions that use different electronic health record (EHR) systems has been a challenge for medical informatics researchers. The lack of commonly s...

    Nadim Anani, Rong Chen, Tiago Prazeres Moreira and Sabine Koch

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:39

    Published on: 10 May 2014

  15. Research

    An intelligent listening framework for capturing encounter notes from a doctor-patient dialog

    Capturing accurate and machine-interpretable primary data from clinical encounters is a challenging task, yet critical to the integrity of the practice of medicine. We explore the intriguing possibility that t...

    Jeffrey G Klann and Peter Szolovits

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 3 November 2009

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  16. Research article

    An iconic language for the graphical representation of medical concepts

    Many medication errors are encountered in drug prescriptions, which would not occur if practitioners could remember the drug properties. They can refer to drug monographs to find these properties, however drug...

    Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Catherine Duclos, Avner Bar-Hen, Patrick Ouvrard and Alain Venot

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:16

    Published on: 24 April 2008

  17. Research article

    Evidence-based patient choice: a prostate cancer decision aid in plain language

    Decision aids (DA) to assist patients in evaluating treatment options and sharing in decision making have proliferated in recent years. Most require high literacy and do not use plain language principles. We d...

    Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Sue Stableford, Angela Fagerlin, John T Wei, Rodney L Dunn, Janet Ohene-Frempong, Karen Kelly-Blake and David R Rovner

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:16

    Published on: 20 June 2005

  18. Research article

    Medical practices display power law behaviors similar to spoken languages

    Medical care commonly involves the apprehension of complex patterns of patient derangements to which the practitioner responds with patterns of interventions, as opposed to single therapeutic maneuvers. This c...

    Jonathan D Paladino, Philip S Crooke, Christopher R Brackney, A Murat Kaynar and John R Hotchkiss

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:102

    Published on: 4 September 2013

  19. Research article

    A controlled trial of automated classification of negation from clinical notes

    Identification of negation in electronic health records is essential if we are to understand the computable meaning of the records: Our objective is to compare the accuracy of an automated mechanism for assign...

    Peter L Elkin, Steven H Brown, Brent A Bauer, Casey S Husser, William Carruth, Larry R Bergstrom and Dietlind L Wahner-Roedler

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:13

    Published on: 5 May 2005

  20. Proceedings

    Semantic text mining support for lignocellulose research

    Semantic technologies, including natural language processing, ontologies, semantic Web services and Web-...

    Marie-Jean Meurs, Caitlin Murphy, Ingo Morgenstern, Greg Butler, Justin Powlowski, Adrian Tsang and René Witte

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 30 April 2012

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

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