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  1. Research

    Predictive models for pressure ulcers from intensive care unit electronic health records using Bayesian networks

    We develop predictive models enabling clinicians to better understand and explore patient clinical data along with risk factors for pressure ulcers in intensive care unit patients from electronic health record...

    Pacharmon Kaewprag, Cheryl Newton, Brenda Vermillion, Sookyung Hyun, Kun Huang and Raghu Machiraju

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):65

    Published on: 5 July 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  2. Research article

    Evaluation of rational nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and gastro-protective agents use; association rule data mining using outpatient prescription patterns

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and gastro-protective agents should be co-prescribed following a standard clinical practice guideline; however, adherence to this guideline in routine practice is ...

    Oraluck Pattanaprateep, Mark McEvoy, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:96

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Lost in translation? A multilingual Query Builder improves the quality of PubMed queries: a randomised controlled trial

    MEDLINE is the most widely used medical bibliographic database in the world. Most of its citations are in English and this can be an obstacle for some researchers to access the information the database contain...

    Matthieu Schuers, Mher Joulakian, Gaetan Kerdelhué, Léa Segas, Julien Grosjean, Stéfan J. Darmoni and Nicolas Griffon

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:94

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Semantic relatedness and similarity of biomedical terms: examining the effects of recency, size, and section of biomedical publications on the performance of word2vec

    Understanding semantic relatedness and similarity between biomedical terms has a great impact on a variety of applications such as biomedical information retrieval, information extraction, and recommender syst...

    Yongjun Zhu, Erjia Yan and Fei Wang

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:95

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  5. Research Article

    A Bayesian network and heuristic approach for systematic characterization of radiotherapy receipt after breast-conservation surgery

    Breast-conservation surgery with radiotherapy is a treatment highly recommended by the guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. However, several variables influence the final receipt of radio...

    Milton Soto-Ferrari, Diana Prieto and Gitonga Munene

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:93

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Implementing technology in healthcare: insights from physicians

    Technology has significantly changed the way health organizations operate. However, the role it plays in healthcare systems remains unclear. This aim of this study was to evaluate the opinion of physicians reg...

    Maria Dolors Ruiz Morilla, Mireia Sans, Albert Casasa and Nuria Giménez

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:92

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Perceptions on use of home telemonitoring in patients with long term conditions – concordance with the Health Information Technology Acceptance Model: a qualitative collective case study

    Health information technology (HIT) may be used to improve care for increasing numbers of older people with long term conditions (LTCs) who make high demands on health and social care services. Despite its pot...

    Jo B. Middlemass, Jolien Vos and A. Niroshan Siriwardena

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:89

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Development and testing of a mobile application to support diabetes self-management for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: a design thinking case study

    Numerous mobile applications have been developed to support diabetes-self-management. However, the majority of these applications lack a theoretical foundation and the involvement of people with diabetes durin...

    Mira Petersen and Nana F. Hempler

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:91

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  9. 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

  10. Research article

    Completeness and timeliness of notifiable disease reporting: a comparison of laboratory and provider reports submitted to a large county health department

    Most public health agencies expect reporting of diseases to be initiated by hospital, laboratory or clinic staff even though so-called passive approaches are known to be burdensome for reporters and produce in...

    Brian E. Dixon, Zuoyi Zhang, Patrick T. S. Lai, Uzay Kirbiyik, Jennifer Williams, Rebecca Hills, Debra Revere, P. Joseph Gibson and Shaun J. Grannis

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:87

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Using multiclass classification to automate the identification of patient safety incident reports by type and severity

    Approximately 10% of admissions to acute-care hospitals are associated with an adverse event. Analysis of incident reports helps to understand how and why incidents occur and can inform policy and practice for...

    Ying Wang, Enrico Coiera, William Runciman and Farah Magrabi

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:84

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Integrating clinical decision support systems for pharmacogenomic testing into clinical routine - a scoping review of designs of user-system interactions in recent system development

    Pharmacogenomic clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have the potential to help overcome some of the barriers for translating pharmacogenomic knowledge into clinical routine. Before developing a prototype ...

    Marc Hinderer, Martin Boeker, Sebastian A. Wagner, Martin Lablans, Stephanie Newe, Jan L. Hülsemann, Michael Neumaier, Harald Binder, Harald Renz, Till Acker, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch and Martin Sedlmayr

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:81

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  16. Technical advance

    CMOST: an open-source framework for the microsimulation of colorectal cancer screening strategies

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality. CRC incidence and mortality can be reduced by several screening strategies, including colonoscopy, but randomized CRC prevention trials f...

    Meher K. Prakash, Brian Lang, Henriette Heinrich, Piero V. Valli, Peter Bauerfeind, Amnon Sonnenberg, Niko Beerenwinkel and Benjamin Misselwitz

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:80

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Implementation of eMental Health care: viewpoints from key informants from organizations and agencies with eHealth mandates

    The use of technology such as computers, tablets, and smartphones to improve access to and the delivery of mental health care (eMental Health care) is growing worldwide. However, despite the rapidly expanding ...

    Lori Wozney, Amanda S. Newton, Nicole D. Gehring, Kathryn Bennett, Anna Huguet, Lisa Hartling, Michele P. Dyson and Patrick McGrath

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:78

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Clinical decisions surrounding genomic and proteomic testing among United States veterans treated for lung cancer within the Veterans Health Administration

    Current clinical guidelines recommend epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational testing in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to predict the benefit of the tyrosine kinase inh...

    Olga Efimova, Brygida Berse, Daniel W. Denhalter, Scott L. DuVall, Kelly K. Filipski, Michael Icardi, Michael J. Kelley and Julie A. Lynch

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:71

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  19. Research article

    Bibliometric analysis of worldwide scientific literature in mobile - health: 2006–2016

    The advancement of mobile technology had positively influenced healthcare services. An emerging subfield of mobile technology is mobile health (m-Health) in which mobile applications are used for health purpos...

    Waleed M. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Adham S. AbuTaha, Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Fathi M. A. Anayah and Ansam F. Sawalha

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:72

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  20. Research article

    Multiscalar cellular automaton simulates in-vivo tumour-stroma patterns calibrated from in-vitro assay data

    The tumour stroma -or tumour microenvironment- is an important constituent of solid cancers and it is thought to be one of the main obstacles to quantitative translation of drug activity between the preclinica...

    J. A. Delgado-SanMartin, J. I. Hare, E. J. Davies and J. W. T. Yates

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:70

    Published on: 30 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:88

  21. Research article

    Health care professionals’ attitudes towards evidence-based medicine in the workers’ compensation setting: a cohort study

    Problems may arise during the approval process of treatment after a compensable work injury, which include excess paperwork, delays in approving services, disputes, and allegations of over-servicing. This is p...

    Nieke A. Elbers, Robin Chase, Ashley Craig, Lyn Guy, Ian A. Harris, James W. Middleton, Michael K. Nicholas, Trudy Rebbeck, John Walsh, Simon Willcock, Keri Lockwood and Ian D Cameron

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:64

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  22. Research

    Knowledge-driven binning approach for rare variant association analysis: application to neuroimaging biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease

    Rapid advancement of next generation sequencing technologies such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) has facilitated the search for genetic factors that influence disease risk in the field of human genetics. To ...

    Dokyoon Kim, Anna O. Basile, Lisa Bang, Emrin Horgusluoglu, Seunggeun Lee, Marylyn D. Ritchie, Andrew J. Saykin and Kwangsik Nho

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):61

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  23. Research

    Cascade recurring deep networks for audible range prediction

    Hearing Aids amplify sounds at certain frequencies to help patients, who have hearing loss, to improve the quality of life. Variables affecting hearing improvement include the characteristics of the patients’ ...

    Yonghyun Nam, Oak-Sung Choo, Yu-Ri Lee, Yun-Hoon Choung and Hyunjung Shin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 1):56

    Published on: 18 May 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

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