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  1. Although many studies have demonstrated the benefits of reminder/recall (RR) measures to address patient under-immunization and improve immunization coverage, they are not widely implemented by healthcare prov...

    Authors: Jennifer A Pereira, Susan Quach, Christine L Heidebrecht, Sherman D Quan, Faron Kolbe, Michael Finkelstein and Jeffrey C Kwong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:145

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The quantum increases in home Internet access and available online health information with limited control over information quality highlight the necessity of exploring decision making processes in accessing a...

    Authors: Anne M Walsh, Melissa K Hyde, Kyra Hamilton and Katherine M White

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:144

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Hyperbilirubinemia is emerging as an increasingly common problem in newborns due to a decreasing hospital length of stay after birth. Jaundice is the most common disease of the newborn and although being benig...

    Authors: Duarte Ferreira, Abílio Oliveira and Alberto Freitas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:143

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Computer-based clinical decision support systems (CDSS) are regarded as a key element to enhance decision-making in a healthcare environment to improve the quality of medical care delivery. The concern of havi...

    Authors: Murali Sambasivan, Pouyan Esmaeilzadeh, Naresh Kumar and Hossein Nezakati

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:142

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Histopathological evaluation of prostatectomy specimens is crucial to decision-making and prediction of patient outcomes in prostate cancer (PCa). Topographical information regarding PCa extension and positive...

    Authors: Okyaz Eminaga, Mahmoud Abbas, Reemt Hinkelammert, Ulf Titze, Olaf Bettendorf, Elke Eltze, Enver Özgür and Axel Semjonow

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:141

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Few educational resources have been developed to inform patients’ renal replacement therapy (RRT) selection decisions. Patients progressing toward end stage renal disease (ESRD) must decide among multiple trea...

    Authors: Jessica M Ameling, Priscilla Auguste, Patti L Ephraim, LaPricia Lewis-Boyer, Nicole DePasquale, Raquel C Greer, Deidra C Crews, Neil R Powe, Hamid Rabb and L Ebony Boulware

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:140

    Content type: Research article

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  7. A pilot experimentation of a telemonitoring system for chronic care patients is conducted in the Bilbao Primary Care Health Region (Basque Country, Spain). It seems important to understand the factors related ...

    Authors: José Asua, Estibalitz Orruño, Eva Reviriego and Marie Pierre Gagnon

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:139

    Content type: Research article

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  8. eHealth applications for out-of-hospital monitoring and treatment follow-up have been advocated for many years as a promising tool to improve treatment compliance, promote individualized care and obtain a pers...

    Authors: Anna Gund, Kaj Lindecrantz, Maria Schaufelberger, Harshida Patel and Bengt Arne Sjöqvist

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:138

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Upon admission to a hospital patients’ medications are frequently switched to alternative drugs compiled in so called hospital drug formularies. This substitution process is a laborious and error-prone task wh...

    Authors: Markus G Pruszydlo, Stefanie U Walk-Fritz, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Jens Kaltschmidt and Walter E Haefeli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:137

    Content type: Technical advance

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  10. In this work, we propose a multilevel and multiparametric approach in order to model the growth and progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) after remission. OSCC constitutes the major neoplasm of th...

    Authors: Konstantinos P Exarchos, Yorgos Goletsis and Dimitrios I Fotiadis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:136

    Content type: Research article

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  11. No previous studies have addressed the integrated relationships among system quality, service quality, job satisfaction, and system performance; this study attempts to bridge such a gap with evidence-based pra...

    Authors: Ching-Sheng Chang, Su-Yueh Chen and Yi-Ting Lan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:135

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Missing or incorrect Indigenous status in health records hinders monitoring of Indigenous health indicators. Linkage of administrative data has been used to improve the ascertainment of Indigenous status. Data...

    Authors: Sandra C Thompson, John A Woods and Judith M Katzenellenbogen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:133

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Microcontact datasets gathered automatically by electronic devices have the potential augment the study of the spread of contagious disease by providing detailed representations of the study population’s conta...

    Authors: Mohammad Hashemian, Weicheng Qian, Kevin G Stanley and Nathaniel D Osgood

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:132

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Appropriate postoperative pain management contributes to earlier mobilization, shorter hospitalization, and reduced cost. The under treatment of pain may impede short-term recovery and have a detrimental long-...

    Authors: Yuh-Jyh Hu, Tien-Hsiung Ku, Rong-Hong Jan, Kuochen Wang, Yu-Chee Tseng and Shu-Fen Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:131

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Professional societies recommend shared decision making (SDM) for prostate cancer screening, however, most efforts have promoted informed rather than shared decision making. The objective of this study is to 1...

    Authors: Stacey L Sheridan, Carol Golin, Audrina Bunton, John B Lykes, Bob Schwartz, Lauren McCormack, David Driscoll, Shrikant I Bangdiwala and Russell P Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:130

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Immunological strategies that achieve the prevention of tumor growth are based on the presumption that the immune system, if triggered before tumor onset, could be able to defend from specific cancers. In supp...

    Authors: Cristiano Calonaci, Ferdinando Chiacchio and Francesco Pappalardo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:129

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Efficient rule authoring tools are critical to allow clinical Knowledge Engineers (KEs), Software Engineers (SEs), and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to convert medical knowledge into machine executable clinica...

    Authors: Li Zhou, Neelima Karipineni, Janet Lewis, Saverio M Maviglia, Amanda Fairbanks, Tonya Hongsermeier, Blackford Middleton and Roberto A Rocha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:128

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The problem list is a key part of the electronic health record (EHR) that allows practitioners to see a patient’s diagnoses and health issues. Yet, as the content of the problem list largely represents the sub...

    Authors: Casey Holmes, Michael Brown, Daniel St Hilaire and Adam Wright

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:127

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) capturing e.g., quality of life, fatigue, depression, medication side-effects or disease symptoms, have become important outcome parameters in medical research and daily clinic...

    Authors: Bernhard Holzner, Johannes M Giesinger, Jakob Pinggera, Stefan Zugal, Felix Schöpf, Anne S Oberguggenberger, Eva M Gamper, August Zabernigg, Barbara Weber and Gerhard Rumpold

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:126

    Content type: Software

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  20. In 2006, we were funded by the US National Institutes of Health to implement a study of tuberculosis epidemiology in Peru. The study required a secure information system to manage data from a target goal of 16...

    Authors: Hamish SF Fraser, David Thomas, Juan Tomaylla, Nadia Garcia, Leonid Lecca, Megan Murray and Mercedes C Becerra

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:125

    Content type: Software

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  21. Dengue is the most common arboviral disease of humans, with more than one third of the world’s population at risk. Accurate prediction of dengue outbreaks may lead to public health interventions that mitigate ...

    Authors: Anna L Buczak, Phillip T Koshute, Steven M Babin, Brian H Feighner and Sheryl H Lewis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:124

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Mobile phone technology has demonstrated the potential to improve health service delivery, but there is little guidance to inform decisions about acquiring and implementing mHealth technology at scale in healt...

    Authors: Natalie Leon, Helen Schneider and Emmanuelle Daviaud

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:123

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The importance of respecting women’s wishes to give birth close to their local community is supported by policy in many developed countries. However, persistent concerns about the quality and safety of materni...

    Authors: Helen Cheyne, Len Dalgleish, Janet Tucker, Fiona Kane, Ashalatha Shetty, Sarah McLeod and Catherine Niven

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:122

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Smartphone usage has spread to many settings including that of healthcare with numerous potential and realised benefits. The ability to download custom-built software applications (apps) has created a new weal...

    Authors: Karl Frederick Braekkan Payne, Heather Wharrad and Kim Watts

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:121

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterial infection, a common cause of infertility, are highly prevalent in developed countries, and a worrying problem in North Norway, ...

    Authors: Elia Gabarron, J Artur Serrano, Rolf Wynn and Manuel Armayones

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:120

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Cloud-based desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI) is known as providing simplified management of application and desktop, efficient management of physical resources, and rapid service deployment, as well...

    Authors: Sooyoung Yoo, Seok Kim, TaeKi Kim, Rong-Min Baek, Chang Suk Suh, Chin Youb Chung and Hee Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:119

    Content type: Research article

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  27. A variety of multimodal treatment options are available for colorectal cancer and many patients want to be involved in decisions about their therapies. However, their desire for autonomy is limited by lack of ...

    Authors: Sabine Hofmann, Janina Vetter, Christiane Wachter, Doris Henne-Bruns, Franz Porzsolt and Marko Kornmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:118

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The development of genomic tests is one of the most significant technological advances in medical testing in recent decades. As these tests become increasingly available, so does the need for a pragmatic frame...

    Authors: Jennifer S Lin, Matthew Thompson, Katrina AB Goddard, Margaret A Piper, Carl Heneghan and Evelyn P Whitlock

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:117

    Content type: Correspondence

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  29. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is a common presenting dysrhythmia in the setting of cardiac arrest whose main treatment is defibrillation through direct current countershock to achieve return of spontaneous cir...

    Authors: Sharad Shandilya, Kevin Ward, Michael Kurz and Kayvan Najarian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:116

    Content type: Technical advance

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  30. Robust, extensible and distributed databases integrating clinical, imaging and molecular data represent a substantial challenge for modern neuroscience. It is even more difficult to provide extensible software...

    Authors: Luca Corradi, Ivan Porro, Andrea Schenone, Parastoo Momeni, Raffaele Ferrari, Flavio Nobili, Michela Ferrara, Gabriele Arnulfo and Marco M Fato

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:115

    Content type: Technical advance

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  31. Information is essential in healthcare. Recording, handling and sharing healthcare information is important in order to ensure high quality of delivered healthcare. Information and communication technology (IC...

    Authors: Thomas Ostersen Mukai, Flemming Bro, Morten Fenger-Grøn, Frede Olesen and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:114

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Misplaced or poorly calibrated confidence in healthcare professionals’ judgments compromises the quality of health care. Using higher fidelity clinical simulations to elicit clinicians’ confidence 'calibration...

    Authors: Huiqin Yang, Carl Thompson and Martin Bland

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:113

    Content type: Research article

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  33. One possible approach towards avoiding alert overload and alert fatigue in Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems is to tailor their drug safety alerts to the context of the clinical situation. Our ...

    Authors: Martin Jung, Daniel Riedmann, Werner O Hackl, Alexander Hoerbst, Monique W Jaspers, Laurie Ferret, Kitta Lawton and Elske Ammenwerth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:111

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Due to escalating treatment costs, pharmacoeconomic analysis has been assigned a key role in the quest for increased efficiency in resource allocation for drug therapies in high-income countries. The extent to...

    Authors: Amani Thomas Mori and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:110

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Recently, there has been considerable effort to promote the use of health information technology (HIT) in order to improve health care quality. However, relatively little is known about the extent to which HIT...

    Authors: Joseph D Restuccia, Alan B Cohen, Jedediah N Horwitt and Michael Shwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:109

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Electronic health records are increasingly being used to facilitate referral communication in the outpatient setting. However, despite support by technology, referral communication between primary care provide...

    Authors: Adol Esquivel, Dean F Sittig, Daniel R Murphy and Hardeep Singh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:107

    Content type: Correspondence

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  37. Translational research typically requires data abstracted from medical records as well as data collected specifically for research. Unfortunately, many data within electronic health records are represented as ...

    Authors: Monique Hinchcliff, Eric Just, Sofia Podlusky, John Varga, Rowland W Chang and Warren A Kibbe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:106

    Content type: Correspondence

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  38. Interoperable electronic health record (EHR) solutions are currently being implemented in Canada, as in many other countries. Understanding EHR users’ perspectives is key to the success of EHR implementation p...

    Authors: Carrie Anna McGinn, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Nicola Shaw, Claude Sicotte, Luc Mathieu, Yvan Leduc, Sonya Grenier, Julie Duplantie, Anis Ben Abdeljelil and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:105

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Health numeracy is an important factor in how well people make decisions based on medical risk information. However, in many countries, including Japan, numeracy studies have been limited.

    Authors: Masako Okamoto, Yasushi Kyutoku, Manabu Sawada, Lester Clowney, Eiju Watanabe, Ippeita Dan and Keiko Kawamoto

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:104

    Content type: Research article

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  40. More than half a million new items of biomedical research are generated every year and added to Medline. How successful are we at applying this steady accumulation of scientific knowledge and so improving the ...

    Authors: Robert J Szczerba and Marco D Huesch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:103

    Content type: Debate

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  41. NICE recommends computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) for the treatment of several mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. cCBT may be one way that services can reduce waiting lists ...

    Authors: David Kenicer, Carrie-Anne McClay and Christopher Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:102

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Consumers are increasingly exposed to comparative healthcare information (information about the quality of different healthcare providers). Partly because of its complexity, the use of this information has bee...

    Authors: Nicolien C Zwijnenberg, Michelle Hendriks, Olga C Damman, Evelien Bloemendal, Sonja Wendel, Judith D de Jong and Jany Rademakers

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:101

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The major problem facing health and social care systems globally today is the growing challenge of an elderly population with complex health and social care needs. A longstanding challenge to the provision of ...

    Authors: Gerry King, Catherine O’Donnell, David Boddy, Fiona Smith, David Heaney and Frances S Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:100

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Emerging public health threats often originate in resource-limited countries. In recognition of this fact, the World Health Organization issued revised International Health Regulations in 2005, which call for ...

    Authors: Timothy C Campbell, Charles J Hodanics, Steven M Babin, Adjoa M Poku, Richard A Wojcik, Joseph F Skora, Jacqueline S Coberly, Zarna S Mistry and Sheri H Lewis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:99

    Content type: Technical advance

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  45. In myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), typically a stress and a rest study is performed. If the stress study is considered normal, there is no need for a subsequent rest study. The aim of the study was to...

    Authors: Elin Trägårdh, Liselott Johansson, Camilla Olofsson, Sven Valind and Lars Edenbrandt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:97

    Content type: Research article

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  46. In today’s short stay hospital settings the contact time for patients is reduced. However, it seems to be more important for the patients that the healthcare professionals are easy to get in contact with durin...

    Authors: Charlotte D Bjoernes, Birgitte S Laursen, Charlotte Delmar, Elizabeth Cummings and Christian Nøhr

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:96

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Decisions concerning drug safety and efficacy are generally based on pivotal evidence provided by clinical trials. Unfortunately, finding the relevant clinical trials is difficult and their results are only av...

    Authors: Gert van Valkenhoef, Tommi Tervonen, Bert de Brock and Hans Hillege

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:95

    Content type: Research article

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