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  1. A real-time clinical decision support system (RTCDSS) with interactive diagrams enables clinicians to instantly and efficiently track patients' clinical records (PCRs) and improve their quality of clinical car...

    Authors: Hsueh-Chun Lin, Hsi-Chin Wu, Chih-Hung Chang, Tsai-Chung Li, Wen-Miin Liang and Jong-Yi Wang Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:16

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Academic literature and international standards bodies suggest that user involvement, via the incorporation of human factors engineering methods within the medical device design and development (MDDD) process,...

    Authors: Arthur G Money, Julie Barnett, Jasna Kuljis, Michael P Craven, Jennifer L Martin and Terry Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:15

    Content type: Research article

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  3. It is well known that the information requirements necessary to safely treat children with therapeutic medications cannot be met with the same approaches used in adults. Over a 1-year period, Duke University H...

    Authors: Jeffrey M Ferranti, Monica M Horvath, Jeanette Jansen, Patricia Schellenberger, Tres Brown, Christopher M DeRienzo and Asif Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:14

    Content type: Technical advance

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  4. We have carried out an extensive qualitative research program focused on the barriers and facilitators to successful adoption and use of various features of advanced, state-of-the-art electronic health records...

    Authors: Dean F Sittig, Adam Wright, Seth Meltzer, Linas Simonaitis, R Scott Evans, W Paul Nichol, Joan S Ash and Blackford Middleton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:13

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Most studies of diabetes self-management that show improved clinical outcome performance involve multiple, time-intensive educational sessions in a group format. Most provider performance feedback intervention...

    Authors: Henry H Fischer, Sheri L Eisert, M Josh Durfee, Susan L Moore, Andrew W Steele, Kevin McCullen, Katherine Anderson, Lara Penny and Thomas D Mackenzie

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:12

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Survival or outcome information is important for clinical routine as well as for clinical research and should be collected completely, timely and precisely. This information is relevant for multiple usages inc...

    Authors: Bernhard Breil, Axel Semjonow, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Fleur Fritz and Martin Dugas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:11

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The objective of this process evaluation study was to gain insight into the reach, compliance, appreciation, usage barriers, and users' perceived effectiveness of a web-based intervention

    Authors: David Samoocha, Ingrid AK Snels, David J Bruinvels, Johannes R Anema, Wojtek Kowalczyk and Allard J van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:10

    Content type: Research article

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  8. There is a continuing debate on the desirability of informing patients with cancer and thereby involving them in treatment decisions. On the one hand, information uptake may be hampered, and additional stress ...

    Authors: Linda JM Oostendorp, Petronella B Ottevanger, Winette TA van der Graaf and Peep FM Stalmeier

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:9

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. In practice, it is difficult to compare the effectiveness of traditional antihypertensive treatment with that of health promotion in reducing incidence rate of cardiovascular disease (IRCVD, events/year). This si...

    Authors: Yoichi Ohno, Satomi Shibazaki, Ryuichiro Araki, Takashi Miyazaki, Mayuko Hanyu, Makiko Satoh, Tsuneo Takenaka, Hirokazu Okada and Hiromichi Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:8

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Integration of information on individuals (record linkage) is a key problem in healthcare delivery, epidemiology, and "business intelligence" applications. It is now common to be required to link very large nu...

    Authors: John M Finney, A Sarah Walker, Tim EA Peto and David H Wyllie

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:7

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Traditional information retrieval techniques typically return excessive output when directed at large bibliographic databases. Natural Language Processing applications strive to extract salient content from th...

    Authors: T Elizabeth Workman and John F Hurdle

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:6

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In this paper, we give an overview of methadone treatment in Ireland and outline the rationale for designing an electronic health record (EHR) with extensibility, interoperability and decision support function...

    Authors: Liang Xiao, Gráinne Cousins, Brenda Courtney, Lucy Hederman, Tom Fahey and Borislav D Dimitrov

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:5

    Content type: Correspondence

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  13. A major problem patients encounter when reading about health related issues is document interpretation, which limits reading comprehension and therefore negatively impacts health care. Currently, searching for...

    Authors: Patrick R Gradie, Megan Litster, Rinu Thomas, Jay Vyas and Martin R Schiller

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:4

    Content type: Software

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  14. General practitioners and medical specialists mainly rely on one "general medical" journal to keep their medical knowledge up to date. Nevertheless, it is not known if these journals display the same overview ...

    Authors: Jean-Francois Gehanno, Joel Ladner, Laetitia Rollin, Badisse Dahamna and Stefan J Darmoni

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:3

    Content type: Correspondence

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  15. No systematic process has previously been described for a needs assessment that identifies the operating room (OR) management decisions made by the anesthesiologists and nurse managers at a facility that do no...

    Authors: Franklin Dexter, Ruth E Wachtel and Richard H Epstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:2

    Content type: Technical advance

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  16. Despite large-scale investments in mental health care in the community since the 1990 s, a trend towards reinstitutionalization has been visible since 2002. Since many mental health care providers regard this ...

    Authors: Joyce JPA Bierbooms, Inge MB Bongers and Hans AM van Oers

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:1

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, and the incidence of life-threatening complications of diabetes through continued exposure of tissues to high glucose levels is inc...

    Authors: Ji Eun Lim, Kyung-Won Hong, Hyun-Seok Jin, Yang Seok Kim, Hun Kuk Park and Bermseok Oh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:76

    Content type: Database

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  18. Advance directives (AD) may promote preference-concordant care yet are absent in many patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In order to begin to inform AD discussions between clinicians a...

    Authors: Negin Hajizadeh, Kristina Crothers and R Scott Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:75

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Detection of outbreaks is an important part of disease surveillance. Although many algorithms have been designed for detecting outbreaks, few have been specifically assessed against diseases that have distinct...

    Authors: Anita M Pelecanos, Peter A Ryan and Michelle L Gatton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:74

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Attrition, or nonuse of the intervention, is a significant problem in e-health. However, the reasons for this phenomenon are poorly understood. Building on Eysenbach's "Law of Attrition", this study aimed to e...

    Authors: Teresa ML Chiu and Gunther Eysenbach

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:73

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The United States (US) Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 has spurred adoption of electronic health records. The corresponding meaningful use criteria proposed by the Ce...

    Authors: Emily Beth Devine, Emily C Williams, Diane P Martin, Dean F Sittig, Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, Thomas H Payne and Sean D Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:72

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The pathology report of radical prostatectomy specimens plays an important role in clinical decisions and the prognostic evaluation in Prostate Cancer (PCa). The anatomical schema is a helpful tool to document...

    Authors: Okyaz Eminaga, Reemt Hinkelammert, Axel Semjonow, Joerg Neumann, Mahmoud Abbas, Thomas Koepke, Olaf Bettendorf, Elke Eltze and Martin Dugas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:71

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Murray score is the result of an equation that gives all its variables the same linear contribution and weight and makes use of consented cut-offs. Everyday physicians' vocabulary is full of terms (adjectives)...

    Authors: Carlos E D'Negri and Eduardo L De Vito

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:70

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To assess the application of cell phone integrating into the healthcare system to improve antenatal care (ANC) and expanded programme on immunization (EPI) services for the under-served population in border area.

    Authors: Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Pratap Singhasivanon, Amnat Khamsiriwatchara, Surasak Sawang, Pongthep Meankaew and Apisit Wechsart

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:69

    Content type: Technical advance

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  25. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), a major cause of bronchiolitis, has a large impact on the census of pediatric hospitals during outbreak seasons. Reliable prediction of the week these outbreaks will start, b...

    Authors: Nephi A Walton, Mollie R Poynton, Per H Gesteland, Chris Maloney, Catherine Staes and Julio C Facelli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:68

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Actor-Network Theory (ANT) is an increasingly influential, but still deeply contested, approach to understand humans and their interactions with inanimate objects. We argue that health services research, and i...

    Authors: Kathrin M Cresswell, Allison Worth and Aziz Sheikh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:67

    Content type: Debate

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  27. The Systematic Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) is being advocated as the foundation for encoding clinical documentation. While the electronic medical record is likely to play a critical rol...

    Authors: Prakash M Nadkarni and Jonathan D Darer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:66

    Content type: Research article

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  28. AGUIA is a front-end web application originally developed to manage clinical, demographic and biomolecular patient data collected during clinical trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The diversity of methods i...

    Authors: Miria C Correa, Helena F Deus, Ana T Vasconcelos, Yuki Hayashi, Jaffer A Ajani, Srikrishna V Patnana and Jonas S Almeida

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:65

    Content type: Technical advance

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  29. As the use of electronic health records (EHRs) becomes more widespread, so does the need to search and provide effective information discovery within them. Querying by keyword has emerged as one of the most ef...

    Authors: Vagelis Hristidis, Ramakrishna R Varadarajan, Paul Biondich and Michael Weiner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:64

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Common information facilities do not always provide the quality information needed to answer questions on health or health-related issues, such as Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) matters. Barriers may be ...

    Authors: Martijn DF Rhebergen, Carel TJ Hulshof, Annet F Lenderink and Frank JH van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:63

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Information technology (IT) may improve the quality, safety and efficiency of medicine, and is especially useful in intensive Care Units (ICUs) as these are extremely data-rich environments with round-the-cloc...

    Authors: Kirsten Colpaert, Sem Vanbelleghem, Christian Danneels, Dominique Benoit, Kristof Steurbaut, Sofie Van Hoecke, Filip De Turck and Johan Decruyenaere

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:62

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The health care sector is an area of social and economic interest in several countries; therefore, there have been lots of efforts in the use of electronic health records. Nevertheless, there is evidence sugge...

    Authors: Víctor H Castillo, Ana I Martínez-García and JRG Pulido

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:60

    Content type: Research article

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  33. New algorithms for disease outbreak detection are being developed to take advantage of full electronic medical records (EMRs) that contain a wealth of patient information. However, due to privacy concerns, eve...

    Authors: Anna L Buczak, Steven Babin and Linda Moniz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:59

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The process of constructing a systematic review, a document that compiles the published evidence pertaining to a specified medical topic, is intensely time-consuming, often taking a team of researchers over a yea...

    Authors: Sarvnaz Karimi, Stefan Pohl, Falk Scholer, Lawrence Cavedon and Justin Zobel

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:58

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Internet social networking tools and the emerging web 2.0 technologies are providing a new way for web users and health workers in information sharing and knowledge dissemination. Based on the characters of im...

    Authors: Cheng-Min Huang, Edward Chan and Adnan A Hyder

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:57

    Content type: Debate

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  36. Clinical trials are one of the most important sources of evidence for guiding evidence-based practice and the design of new trials. However, most of this information is available only in free text - e.g., in j...

    Authors: Svetlana Kiritchenko, Berry de Bruijn, Simona Carini, Joel Martin and Ida Sim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:56

    Content type: Technical advance

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  37. A Royal Statistical Society Working Party recently recommended that "Greater use should be made of numerical, as opposed to verbal, descriptions of risk" in first-in-man clinical trials. This echoed the view o...

    Authors: Yin Bun Cheung, Hwee Lin Wee, Julian Thumboo, Cynthia Goh, Ricardo Pietrobon, Han Chong Toh, Yu Fen Yong and Say Beng Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:55

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Competing causes of mortality in the elderly decrease the potential net benefit from colorectal cancer screening and increase the likelihood of potential harms. Individualized decision making has been recommen...

    Authors: Carmen L Lewis, Carol E Golin, Chris DeLeon, Jennifer M Griffith, Jena Ivey, Lyndal Trevena and Michael Pignone

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:54

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Over the past decade there has been a growing body of literature on how the Systematised Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) can be implemented and used in different clinical settings. Yet, for...

    Authors: Dennis H Lee, Francis Y Lau and Hue Quan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:53

    Content type: Research article

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  40. It is recognised as good practice to use qualitative methods to elicit users' views of internet-delivered health-care interventions during their development. This paper seeks to illustrate the advantages of co...

    Authors: Lucy Yardley, Leanne G Morrison, Panayiota Andreou, Judith Joseph and Paul Little

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:52

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Decision curve analysis (DCA) has been proposed as an alternative method for evaluation of diagnostic tests, prediction models, and molecular markers. However, DCA is based on expected utility theory, which ha...

    Authors: Athanasios Tsalatsanis, Iztok Hozo, Andrew Vickers and Benjamin Djulbegovic

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:51

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Australia has a comparatively high incidence of colorectal (bowel) cancer; however, population screening uptake using faecal occult blood test (FOBT) remains low. This study will determine the impact on screen...

    Authors: Carlene J Wilson, Ingrid HK Flight, Ian T Zajac, Deborah Turnbull, Graeme P Young, Stephen R Cole and Tess Gregory

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:50

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Feedback from service users will provide insight into opportunities for improvement so that performance can be optimised. In the context of a formative evaluation referring clinician and patient satisfaction w...

    Authors: Patricia Breen, Kevin Murphy, Geraldine Browne, Fiona Molloy, Valerie Reid, Colin Doherty, Norman Delanty, Sean Connolly and Mary Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:49

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Formative evaluation is conducted in the early stages of system implementation to assess how it works in practice and to identify opportunities for improving technical and process performance. A formative eval...

    Authors: Patricia Breen, Kevin Murphy, Geraldine Browne, Fiona Molloy, Valerie Reid, Colin Doherty, Norman Delanty, Sean Connolly and Mary Fitzsimons

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:48

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Numerous studies examined factors in promoting a patient preference for active participation in treatment decision making with only modest success. The purpose of this study was to identify types of patients w...

    Authors: Sabine Loeffert, Oliver Ommen, Christine Kuch, Fueloep Scheibler, Andrej Woehrmann, Conrad Baldamus and Holger Pfaff

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:47

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Personal health records (PHRs) provide patients with access to personal health information (PHI) and targeted education. The use of PHRs has the potential to improve a wide range of outcomes, including empower...

    Authors: David Wiljer, Kevin J Leonard, Sara Urowitz, Emma Apatu, Christine Massey, Naa Kwarley Quartey and Pamela Catton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:46

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Scoring systems are a very attractive family of clinical predictive models, because the patient score can be calculated without using any data processing system. Their weakness lies in the difficulty of associ...

    Authors: Gabriele Cevenini and Paolo Barbini

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:45

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The context of the current study was mandatory adoption of electronic clinical documentation within a large mental health care organization. Psychiatric electronic documentation has unique needs by the nature ...

    Authors: Yaron D Derman, Tamara Arenovich and John Strauss

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010 10:44

    Content type: Research article

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