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  1. Research article

    Examining database persistence of ISO/EN 13606 standardized electronic health record extracts: relational vs. NoSQL approaches

    The objective of this research is to compare the relational and non-relational (NoSQL) database systems approaches in order to store, recover, query and persist standardized medical information in the form of ...

    Ricardo Sánchez-de-Madariaga, Adolfo Muñoz, Raimundo Lozano-Rubí, Pablo Serrano-Balazote, Antonio L. Castro, Oscar Moreno and Mario Pascual

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:123

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Usability of data integration and visualization software for multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care: a human factors approach to assessing technology

    Intensive care clinicians use several sources of data in order to inform decision-making. We set out to evaluate a new interactive data integration platform called T3™ made available for pediatric intensive ca...

    Ying Ling Lin, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Jessica Tomasi, Peter Laussen and Patricia Trbovich

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:122

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Enhancement of hepatitis virus immunoassay outcome predictions in imbalanced routine pathology data by data balancing and feature selection before the application of support vector machines

    Data mining techniques such as support vector machines (SVMs) have been successfully used to predict outcomes for complex problems, including for human health. Much health data is imbalanced, with many more co...

    Alice M. Richardson and Brett A. Lidbury

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:121

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Health care providers’ perceptions of use and influence of clinical decision support reminders: qualitative study following a randomized trial to improve HPV vaccination rates

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) leads to serious health issues and remains the most common sexually transmitted infection. Despite availability of effective vaccines, HPV vaccination rates are suboptimal. Furthermo...

    Brian E. Dixon, Monica L. Kasting, Shannon Wilson, Amit Kulkarni, Gregory D. Zimet and Stephen M. Downs

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:119

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Exploring differences in the use of the statin choice decision aid and diabetes medication choice decision aid in primary care

    Shared decision making is essential to patient centered care, but can be difficult for busy clinicians to implement into practice. Tools have been developed to aid in shared decision making and embedded in ele...

    Aimee Yu Ballard, Maya Kessler, Marianne Scheitel, Victor M. Montori and Rajeev Chaudhry

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:118

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Routine health information system utilization and factors associated thereof among health workers at government health institutions in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia

    Using reliable information from routine health information systems over time is an important aid to improving health outcomes, tackling disparities, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging innovation. In Ethiopi...

    Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw, Dessalegn Tegabu Zegeye, Solomon Assefa and Melaku Kindie Yenit

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:116

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Feature selection through validation and un-censoring of endovascular repair survival data for predicting the risk of re-intervention

    Feature selection (FS) process is essential in the medical area as it reduces the effort and time needed for physicians to measure unnecessary features. Choosing useful variables is a difficult task with the p...

    Omneya Attallah, Alan Karthikesalingam, Peter J. E. Holt, Matthew M. Thompson, Rob Sayers, Matthew J. Bown, Eddie C. Choke and Xianghong Ma

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:115

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  8. Research article

    German dentists’ websites on periodontitis have low quality of information

    The internet is an increasingly relevant source of health information. We aimed to assess the quality of German dentists’ websites on periodontitis, hypothesizing that it was significantly associated with a nu...

    Falk Schwendicke, Jörg Stange, Claudia Stange and Christian Graetz

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:114

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Physicians’ pharmacogenomics information needs and seeking behavior: a study with case vignettes

    Genetic testing, especially in pharmacogenomics, can have a major impact on patient care. However, most physicians do not feel that they have sufficient knowledge to apply pharmacogenomics to patient care. Onl...

    Bret S. E. Heale, Aly Khalifa, Bryan L. Stone, Scott Nelson and Guilherme Del Fiol

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:113

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Developing a patient decision aid for the treatment of women with early stage breast cancer: the struggle between simplicity and complexity

    A patient decision aid (PtDA) can support shared decision making (SDM) in preference-sensitive care, with more than one clinically applicable treatment option. The development of a PtDA is a complex process, i...

    W. Savelberg, T. van der Weijden, L. Boersma, M. Smidt, C. Willekens and A. Moser

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:112

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  11. Research article

    Predicting progression of mild cognitive impairment to dementia using neuropsychological data: a supervised learning approach using time windows

    Predicting progression from a stage of Mild Cognitive Impairment to dementia is a major pursuit in current research. It is broadly accepted that cognition declines with a continuum between MCI and dementia. As...

    Telma Pereira, Luís Lemos, Sandra Cardoso, Dina Silva, Ana Rodrigues, Isabel Santana, Alexandre de Mendonça, Manuela Guerreiro and Sara C. Madeira

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:110

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  12. Correspondence

    Utilizing patient data from the veterans administration electronic health record to support web-based clinical decision support: informatics challenges and issues from three clinical domains

    The US Veterans Administration (VA) has developed a robust and mature computational infrastructure in support of its electronic health record (EHR). Web technology offers a powerful set of tools for structurin...

    Nallakkandi Rajeevan, Kristina M. Niehoff, Peter Charpentier, Forrest L. Levin, Amy Justice, Cynthia A. Brandt, Terri R. Fried and Perry L. Miller

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:111

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  13. Study protocol

    An information and communication technology-based centralized clinical trial to determine the efficacy and safety of insulin dose adjustment education based on a smartphone personal health record application: a randomized controlled trial

    A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an online application that allows patients to access, manage, and share their health data. PHRs not only enhance shared decision making with healthcare providers, but also ena...

    Gyuri Kim, Ji Cheol Bae, Byoung Kee Yi, Kyu Yeon Hur, Dong Kyung Chang, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim and Sang-Man Jin

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:109

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Evaluation of record linkage of two large administrative databases in a middle income country: stillbirths and notifications of dengue during pregnancy in Brazil

    Due to the increasing availability of individual-level information across different electronic datasets, record linkage has become an efficient and important research tool. High quality linkage is essential fo...

    Enny S Paixão, Katie Harron, Kleydson Andrade, Maria Glória Teixeira, Rosemeire L. Fiaccone, Maria da Conceição N. Costa and Laura C. Rodrigues

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:108

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  15. 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

  16. Research Article

    Utility-preserving anonymization for health data publishing

    Publishing raw electronic health records (EHRs) may be considered as a breach of the privacy of individuals because they usually contain sensitive information. A common practice for the privacy-preserving data...

    Hyukki Lee, Soohyung Kim, Jong Wook Kim and Yon Dohn Chung

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:104

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Using a linked database for epidemiology across the primary and secondary care divide: acute kidney injury

    NHS England has mandated the use in hospital laboratories of an automated early warning algorithm to create a consistent method for the detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). It generates an ‘alert’ based on ...

    M. Johnson, H. Hounkpatin, S. Fraser, D. Culliford, M. Uniacke and P. Roderick

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:106

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  18. 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

  19. Research article

    Medical diagnosis as a linguistic game

    We present a formalized medical knowledge system using a linguistic approach combined with a semantic net.

    Peter Fritz, Andreas Kleinhans, Florian Kuisle, Patricius Albu, Christine Fritz-Kuisle and Mark Dominik Alscher

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:103

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  20. Research article

    The development and feasibility of a personal health-optimization system for people with bipolar disorder

    People with bipolar disorder often experience ill health and have considerably reduced life expectancies. Suboptimal treatment is common and includes a lack of effective medicines, overtreatment, and non-adher...

    Øystein Eiring, Kari Nytrøen, Simone Kienlin, Soudabeh Khodambashi and Magne Nylenna

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:102

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  21. 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

  22. Study protocol

    Impact of mobile phone-based technology to improve health, population and nutrition services in Rural Bangladesh: a study protocol

    Mobile phone-based technology has been used in improving the delivery of healthcare services in many countries. However, data on the effects of this technology on improving primary healthcare services in resou...

    Jasim Uddin, Tuhin Biswas, Gourab Adhikary, Wazed Ali, Nurul Alam, Rajesh Palit, Nizam Uddin, Aftab Uddin, Fatema Khatun and Abbas Bhuiya

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:101

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  23. Research

    A signal detection method for temporal variation of adverse effect with vaccine adverse event reporting system data

    To identify safety signals by manual review of individual report in large surveillance databases is time consuming; such an approach is very unlikely to reveal complex relationships between medications and adv...

    Yi Cai, Jingcheng Du, Jing Huang, Susan S. Ellenberg, Sean Hennessy, Cui Tao and Yong Chen

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):76

    Published on: 5 July 2017

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

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