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  1. Content type: Research article

    We examined the comparative performance of structured, diagnostic codes vs. natural language processing (NLP) of unstructured text for screening suicidal behavior among pregnant women in electronic medical rec...

    Authors: Qiu-Yue Zhong, Elizabeth W. Karlson, Bizu Gelaye, Sean Finan, Paul Avillach, Jordan W. Smoller, Tianxi Cai and Michelle A. Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:30

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  2. Content type: Research article

    It is essential that cancer patients understand anticipated symptoms, how to self-manage these symptoms, and when to call their clinicians. However, patients are often ill-prepared to manage symptoms at home. ...

    Authors: Mary E. Cooley, Janet L. Abrahm, Donna L. Berry, Michael S. Rabin, Ilana M. Braun, Joanna Paladino, Manan M. Nayak and David F. Lobach

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:31

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Pathology reports are written in free-text form, which precludes efficient data gathering. We aimed to overcome this limitation and design an automated system for extracting biomarker profiles from accumulated...

    Authors: Jeongeun Lee, Hyun-Je Song, Eunsil Yoon, Seong-Bae Park, Sung-Hye Park, Jeong-Wook Seo, Peom Park and Jinwook Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:29

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Although evidence-based practice in healthcare has been facilitated by Internet access through wireless mobile devices, research on the effectiveness of clinical decision support for clinicians at the point of...

    Authors: Kyungsook Gartrell, Caitlin W. Brennan, Gwenyth R. Wallen, Fang Liu, Karen G. Smith and Paul Fontelo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:27

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Health Information Organizations (HIOs) are third party organizations that facilitate electronic health information exchange (HIE) between providers in a geographic area. Despite benefits from HIE, HIOs have s...

    Authors: Sunny C. Lin and Julia Adler-Milstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:28

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  6. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] it was noted that the name of author, Peter Jack, was erroneously typeset in both the PDF and online formats of the manuscript as Peter Jack GradDipIndigH.

    Authors: K. S. Kylie Lee, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Robert Assan, Noel Hayman, Tanya Chikritzhs, Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes, Peter Jack and Katherine M. Conigrave

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:26

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:8

  7. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] it was noted that the captions relating to Figs. 2 and 3 had been interchanged.

    Authors: Tianyong Hao, Xiaoyi Pan, Zhiying Gu, Yingying Qu and Heng Weng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:25

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:22

  8. Content type: Research article

    There is potential for medical research on the basis of routine data used from general practice electronic health records (GP eHRs), even in areas where there is no common GP research platform. We present a ca...

    Authors: Šefket Šabanović, Majnarić Trtica Ljiljana, František Babič, Michal Vadovský, Ján Paralič, Aleksandar Včev and Andreas Holzinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:24

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was the development and evaluation of an algorithm-based diagnosis-tool, applicable on mobile phones, to support guardians in providing appropriate care to sick children.

    Authors: Konstantin H. Franke, Ralf Krumkamp, Aliyu Mohammed, Nimako Sarpong, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Johanna Brinkel, Julius N. Fobil, Axel Bonacic Marinovic, Philip Asihene, Mark Boots, Jürgen May and Benno Kreuels

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:23

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  10. Content type: Research

    Identifying targets of herbs is a primary step for investigating pharmacological mechanisms of herbal drugs in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Experimental targets identification of herbs is a difficult an...

    Authors: Kuo Yang, Guangming Liu, Ning Wang, Runshun Zhang, Jian Yu, Jianxin Chen and Xuezhong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 1):17

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  11. Content type: Research

    Natural language processing (NLP) has become an increasingly significant role in advancing medicine. Rich research achievements of NLP methods and applications for medical information processing are available....

    Authors: Xieling Chen, Haoran Xie, Fu Lee Wang, Ziqing Liu, Juan Xu and Tianyong Hao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 1):14

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  12. Content type: Research

    Temporal expression extraction and normalization is a fundamental and essential step in clinical text processing and analyzing. Though a variety of commonly used NLP tools are available for medical temporal in...

    Authors: Tianyong Hao, Xiaoyi Pan, Zhiying Gu, Yingying Qu and Heng Weng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 1):22

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:25

  13. Content type: Research

    Acute kidney injury (AKI), characterized by abrupt deterioration of renal function, is a common clinical event among hospitalized patients and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. AKI is defined...

    Authors: Weiqi Chen, Yong Hu, Xiangzhou Zhang, Lijuan Wu, Kang Liu, Jianqin He, Zilin Tang, Xing Song, Lemuel R. Waitman and Mei Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 1):13

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  14. Content type: Research

    Health question-answering (QA) systems have become a typical application scenario of Artificial Intelligent (AI). An annotated question corpus is prerequisite for training machines to understand health informa...

    Authors: Haihong Guo, Xu Na and Jiao Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 1):16

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  15. Content type: Research

    Clinical data registry is designed to collect and manage information about the practices and outcomes of a patient population for improving the quality and safety of care and facilitating novel researches. Sem...

    Authors: Lingtong Min, Qi Tian, Xudong Lu, Jiye An and Huilong Duan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 1):15

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Research

    De-identification is the first step to use these records for data processing or further medical investigations in electronic medical records. Consequently, a reliable automated de-identification system would b...

    Authors: Yue-Shu Zhao, Kun-Li Zhang, Hong-Chao Ma and Kun Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 1):18

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  17. Content type: Research article

    The frequency of head computed tomography (CT) imaging for mild head trauma patients has raised safety and cost concerns. Validated clinical decision rules exist in the published literature and on-line sources...

    Authors: Ronald W. Gimbel, Ronald G. Pirrallo, Steven C. Lowe, David W. Wright, Lu Zhang, Min-Jae Woo, Paul Fontelo, Fang Liu and Zachary Connor

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:20

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The use of measurement instruments has become a major issue in physical therapy, but their use in daily practice is rare. The aim of this paper is to describe adherence to standardized assessments by physical ...

    Authors: Tania Gutiérrez Panchana and Viviane Hidalgo Cabalín

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:21

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a style of traditional medicine informed by modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2500 years of Chinese medical practice. According to statistics, TCM acc...

    Authors: Jian-Xiang Wei, Jing Wang, Yun-Xia Zhu, Jun Sun, Hou-Ming Xu and Ming Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:19

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Mobile health (mHealth) has continuously been used as a method in behavioral research to improve self-management in patients with chronic diseases. However, the evidence of its effectiveness in chronic disease...

    Authors: Jung-Ah Lee, Mona Choi, Sang A Lee and Natalie Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:12

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Patient portals are considered valuable instruments for self-management of long term conditions, however, there are concerns over how patients might interpret and act on the clinical information they access. W...

    Authors: Paolo Fraccaro, Markel Vigo, Panagiotis Balatsoukas, Sabine N. van der Veer, Lamiece Hassan, Richard Williams, Grahame Wood, Smeeta Sinha, Iain Buchan and Niels Peek

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:11

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  22. Content type: Database

    Large healthcare databases, with their ability to collect many variables from daily medical practice, greatly enable health services research. These longitudinal databases provide large cohorts and longitudina...

    Authors: Daniel I. Rhon, Derek Clewley, Jodi L. Young, Charles D. Sissel and Chad E. Cook

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:10

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Medical coding is used for a variety of activities, from observational studies to hospital billing. However, comorbidities tend to be under-reported by medical coders. The aim of this study was to develop an a...

    Authors: Emmanuelle Sylvestre, Guillaume Bouzillé, Emmanuel Chazard, Cécil His-Mahier, Christine Riou and Marc Cuggia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:9

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The challenges of assessing alcohol consumption can be greater in Indigenous communities where there may be culturally distinct approaches to communication, sharing of drinking containers and episodic patterns...

    Authors: KS Kylie Lee, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Perry, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Robert Assan, Noel Hayman, Tanya Chikritzhs, Dennis Gray, Edward Wilkes, Peter Jack and Katherine M. Conigrave

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:8

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:26

  25. Content type: Research article

    The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplan...

    Authors: Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro and Paulo Cunha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:7

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued recommendations for older, heavy lifetime smokers to complete annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans of the chest as screening for lun...

    Authors: Daniel S. Reuland, Laura Cubillos, Alison T. Brenner, Russell P. Harris, Bailey Minish and Michael P. Pignone

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:5

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The evolving role of pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care, as part of the healthcare team, challenges them to acquire up-to-date knowledge of medicines to make the best clinical decisions. The volume o...

    Authors: Ali Jasem Buabbas, Fatemah Mohammad Alsaleh, Hamza Mohamad Al-Shawaf, Ali Abdullah and Abdullah Almajran

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:4

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  28. Content type: Debate

    Healthcare work is, to a considerable extent, cognitive. Subsequently, the analysis and the design of supporting technology must be sensitive to the cognitive and adaptive demands of the work and to the cognit...

    Authors: Gavan Lintern and Al Motavalli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:3

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Traditional survey methods are limited in the study of hidden populations due to the hard to access properties, including lack of a sampling frame, sensitivity issue, reporting error, small sample size, etc. T...

    Authors: Chuchu Liu and Xin Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:2

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The identification of patients at high risk of unplanned readmission is an important component of discharge planning strategies aimed at preventing unwanted returns to hospital. The aim of this study was to in...

    Authors: Yashar Maali, Oscar Perez-Concha, Enrico Coiera, David Roffe, Richard O. Day and Blanca Gallego

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:1

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In Bangladesh, similar to its other South Asian counterparts, shortage of health workers along with inadequate infrastructure constitute some of the major obstacles for the equitable provision of reproductive ...

    Authors: Ghose Bishwajit, Md. Rakibul Hoque and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:182

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Norway has a long history of using telemedicine, especially for geographical reasons. Despite the availability of promising telemedicine applications and the implementation of national initiatives and policies...

    Authors: H. Alami, M. P. Gagnon, R. Wootton, J. P. Fortin and P. Zanaboni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:180

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Telemedicine is changing traditional nursing care, and entails nurses performing advanced and complex care within a new clinical environment, and monitoring patients at a distance. Telemedicine practice requir...

    Authors: Tina Lien Barken, Elin Thygesen and Ulrika Söderhamn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:181

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  34. Content type: Research article

    We studied the impact of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) implemented in a few wards of two Italian health care organizations on the ordering of redundant laboratory tests under different perspectives...

    Authors: Elena Bellodi, Emidia Vagnoni, Barbara Bonvento and Evelina Lamma

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:179

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Little research has examined how physicians choose medical devices for treating individual patients to reveal if interventions are needed to support decision-making and reduce device-associated morbidity and m...

    Authors: Anna R. Gagliardi, Ariel Ducey, Pascale Lehoux, Thomas Turgeon, Jeremy Kolbunik, Sue Ross, Patricia Trbovich, Anthony Easty, Chaim Bell and David R. Urbach

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:178

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Claims data are currently widely used as source data in asthma studies. However, the insufficient information in claims data related to level of asthma severity may negatively impact study findings. The presen...

    Authors: Tsung-Hsien Yu, Pin-Kuei Fu and Yu-Chi Tung

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:177

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  37. Content type: Research

    Cardiac diseases represent the leading cause of sudden death worldwide. During the development of cardiac diseases, the left ventricle (LV) changes obviously in structure and function. LV motion estimation pla...

    Authors: Zhengrui Zhang, Xuan Yang, Cong Tan, Wei Guo and Guoliang Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 3):172

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  38. Content type: Research

    Collaboration between humans and computers has become pervasive and ubiquitous, however current computer systems are limited in that they fail to address the emotional component. An accurate understanding of h...

    Authors: Jing Chen, Bin Hu, Yue Wang, Philip Moore, Yongqiang Dai, Lei Feng and Zhijie Ding

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 3):167

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  39. Content type: Research

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are considered as the two most widespread obstructive lung diseases, whereas they affect more than 500 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, the requi...

    Authors: Antonios Lalas, Stavros Nousias, Dimitrios Kikidis, Aris Lalos, Gerasimos Arvanitis, Christos Sougles, Konstantinos Moustakas, Konstantinos Votis, Sylvia Verbanck, Omar Usmani and Dimitrios Tzovaras

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 3):173

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  40. Content type: Research

    Schizophrenia is a kind of serious mental illness. Due to the lack of an objective physiological data supporting and a unified data analysis method, doctors can only rely on the subjective experience of the da...

    Authors: Hong Song, Lei Chen, RuiQi Gao, Iordachescu Ilie Mihaita Bogdan, Jian Yang, Shuliang Wang, Wentian Dong, Wenxiang Quan, Weimin Dang and Xin Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 3):166

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  41. Content type: Research

    Biomedical event extraction is one of the most frontier domains in biomedical research. The two main subtasks of biomedical event extraction are trigger identification and arguments detection which can both be...

    Authors: Anran Wang, Jian Wang, Hongfei Lin, Jianhai Zhang, Zhihao Yang and Kan Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 3):171

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  42. Content type: Research article

    Prior studies have demonstrated that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a strong marker of cardiovascular health. Machine learning (ML) can enhance the prediction of outcomes through classification techniques ...

    Authors: Sherif Sakr, Radwa Elshawi, Amjad M. Ahmed, Waqas T. Qureshi, Clinton A. Brawner, Steven J. Keteyian, Michael J. Blaha and Mouaz H. Al-Mallah

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:174

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The use of health information technology (IT) has been shown to promote patient safety in Labor and Delivery (L&D) units. The use of health IT to apply safety science principles (e.g., standardization) to L&D ...

    Authors: Jennifer Webb, Asta Sorensen, Samantha Sommerness, Beth Lasater, Kamila Mistry and Leila Kahwati

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:176

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  44. Content type: Technical advance

    It is beneficial for health care institutions to monitor physician prescribing patterns to ensure that high-quality and cost-effective care is being provided to patients. However, detecting treatment patterns ...

    Authors: Daniel Backenroth, Herbert S. Chase, Ying Wei and Carol Friedman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:175

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Safety checklist is a type of cognitive tool enforcing short term memory of medical workers with the purpose of reducing medical errors caused by overlook and ignorance. To facilitate the daily use of safety c...

    Authors: Shan Nan, Pieter Van Gorp, Xudong Lu, Uzay Kaymak, Hendrikus Korsten, Richard Vdovjak and Huilong Duan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:170

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  46. Content type: Erratum

    After publication of the original article [1] it was noted that both the figures and captions and relating to Figs. 1 and 2 had been interchanged.

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:169

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:109

  47. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial Resistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases and overuse of antimicrobials to treat human infections in hospitals is accelerating this process. Clinical Decision Supp...

    Authors: Bernard Hernandez, Pau Herrero, Timothy Miles Rawson, Luke S. P. Moore, Benjamin Evans, Christofer Toumazou, Alison H. Holmes and Pantelis Georgiou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:168

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Electronic rating scales represent an important resource for standardized data collection. However, the ability to exploit reasoning on rating scale data is still limited. The objective of this work is to faci...

    Authors: Haitham Maarouf, María Taboada, Hadriana Rodriguez, Manuel Arias, Ángel Sesar and María Jesús Sobrido

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:159

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Adequate record keeping of medication adverse events in electronic health records systems is important for patient safety. Events that remain unrecorded cannot be communicated from one health professional to a...

    Authors: Sabine E. M. de Hoon, Karin Hek, Liset van Dijk and Robert A. Verheij

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:163

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