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  1. Content type: Research article

    To implement informed shared decision-making (ISDM) in breast care centres, we developed and piloted an inter-professional complex intervention.

    Authors: Birte Berger-Höger, Katrin Liethmann, Ingrid Mühlhauser and Anke Steckelberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:160

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    Decisions about care options and the use of life-sustaining treatments should be informed by a person’s values and treatment preferences. The objective of this study was to examine the consistency of ratings o...

    Authors: Michelle Howard, Nick Bansback, Amy Tan, Doug Klein, Carrie Bernard, Doris Barwich, Peter Dodek, Aman Nijjar and Daren K. Heyland

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:164

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. It was hypothesized that variations in the placental chorionic surface vascular network (PCSVN) struct...

    Authors: Jen-Mei Chang, Hui Zeng, Ruxu Han, Ya-Mei Chang, Ruchit Shah, Carolyn M. Salafia, Craig Newschaffer, Richard K. Miller, Philip Katzman, Jack Moye, Margaret Fallin, Cheryl K. Walker and Lisa Croen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:162

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  4. Content type: Software

    Commonly used methods to assess cognition, such as direct observation, self-report, or neuropsychological testing, have significant limitations. Therefore, a novel tablet computer-based video simulation was cr...

    Authors: Edward H. Ip, Ryan Barnard, Sarah A. Marshall, Lingyi Lu, Kaycee Sink, Valerie Wilson, Dana Chamberlain and Stephen R. Rapp

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:161

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Intensive care information systems (ICIS) are continuously evolving to meet the ever changing information needs of intensive care units (ICUs), providing the backbone for a safe, intelligent and efficient pati...

    Authors: Yanhong Qin, Ranyun Zhou, Qiong Wu, Xiaodi Huang, Xinli Chen, Weiwei Wang, Xun Wang, Hua Xu, Jing Zheng, Siyu Qian, Changqing Bai and Ping Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:165

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Since the emergence of electronic health records, nursing information is increasingly being recorded and stored digitally. Several studies have shown that a wide range of nursing information is not interoperab...

    Authors: R. A. M. M. Kieft, E. M. Vreeke, E. M. de Groot, P. A. Volkert, A. L. Francke and D. M. J. Delnoij

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:158

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to validate an algorithm that determines stroke diagnostic code accuracy, in a hospital-based cancer registry, using electronic medical records (EMRs) in Japan.

    Authors: Yasufumi Gon, Daijiro Kabata, Keichi Yamamoto, Ayumi Shintani, Kenichi Todo, Hideki Mochizuki and Manabu Sakaguchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:157

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Despite the introduction of the Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal deaths from 400 to 100 per 100,000 live births, the proportion of maternal deaths is still much higher in most developing countrie...

    Authors: Pedro Pagalday-Olivares, Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, Jessy Adjordor-van de Beek, Samuel Abudey, Ants R. Silberberg and Ruben Buendia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:156

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The medical subdomain of a clinical note, such as cardiology or neurology, is useful content-derived metadata for developing machine learning downstream applications. To classify the medical subdomain of a not...

    Authors: Wei-Hung Weng, Kavishwar B. Wagholikar, Alexa T. McCray, Peter Szolovits and Henry C. Chueh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:155

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Physicians’ guideline use rates for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of diabetes mellitus (DM) is very low. Time constraints, patient overpopulation, and complex guidelines require alternative solutions for...

    Authors: Özge Kart, Vildan Mevsim, Alp Kut, İsmail Yürek, Ayşe Özge Altın and Oğuz Yılmaz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:154

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Surveys of patients suggest many want to be actively involved in treatment decisions for acute coronary syndromes. However, patient experiences of their engagement and participation in early phase decision-mak...

    Authors: Todd Wilson, Jean Miller, Sylvia Teare, Colin Penman, Winnie Pearson, Nancy J. Marlett, Svetlana Shklarov, P. Diane Galbraith, Danielle A. Southern, Merril L. Knudtson, Colleen M. Norris, Matthew T. James and Stephen B. Wilton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:153

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Even small variations of serum sodium concentration may be associated with mortality. Our objective was to confirm the impact of borderline dysnatremia for patients admitted to hospital on in-hospital mortalit...

    Authors: Yannick Girardeau, Anne-Sophie Jannot, Gilles Chatellier and Olivier Saint-Jean

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:152

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To test the application of Business Process Management technology to manage clinical pathways, using a pediatric kidney transplantation as case study, and to identify the benefits obtained from using this tech...

    Authors: Martina Andellini, Sandra Fernandez Riesgo, Federica Morolli, Matteo Ritrovato, Piero Cosoli, Silverio Petruzzellis and Nicola Rosso

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:151

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) has appeared as a methodology to address limitations of economic evaluation in health technology assessment (HTA), however there are limited empirical evidence from r...

    Authors: Aris Angelis, Gilberto Montibeller, Daniel Hochhauser and Panos Kanavos

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:149

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Long-term data collection is a challenging task in the domain of medical research. Many effects in medicine require long periods of time to become traceable e.g. the development of secondary malignancies based...

    Authors: S. Oberbichler, W. O. Hackl and A. Hörbst

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:148

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Poorly functioning, time-consuming, and inadequate information systems are among the most important work-related psychosocial factors causing stress in physicians. The present study examined the trend in the p...

    Authors: Tarja Heponiemi, Hannele Hyppönen, Tuulikki Vehko, Sari Kujala, Anna-Mari Aalto, Jukka Vänskä and Marko Elovainio

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:147

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study is to assess the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) model for telemonitoring patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) by analysing the value it creates, both for organizations or ventures th...

    Authors: Andrija S. Grustam, Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef, Ron Koymans, Philipp Hukal and Johan L. Severens

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:145

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Search filters aid clinicians and academics to accurately locate literature. Despite this, there is no search filter or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) term pertaining to paramedics. Therefore, the aim of this...

    Authors: Alexander Olaussen, William Semple, Alaa Oteir, Paula Todd and Brett Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:146

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Individually tailored cancer treatment is essential to ensure optimal treatment and resource use. Treatments for incurable metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are evolving rapidly, and decision suppo...

    Authors: D. Révész, E. G. Engelhardt, J. J. Tamminga, F. M. N. H. Schramel, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, E. M. W. van de Garde, E. W. Steyerberg, E. P. Jansma, H. C. W. De Vet and V. M. H. Coupé

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:144

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Apps targeted at health and wellbeing sit in a rapidly growing industry associated with widespread optimism about their potential to deliver accessible and cost-effective healthcare. App developers might not b...

    Authors: Lisa Parker, Tanya Karliychuk, Donna Gillies, Barbara Mintzes, Melissa Raven and Quinn Grundy

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:141

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Increasingly, women elect breast reconstruction after mastectomy. However, their expectations of surgery are often not met, and dissatisfaction with outcome and ongoing psychosocial concerns and distress are c...

    Authors: Diana Harcourt, Nicole Paraskeva, Paul White, Jane Powell and Alex Clarke

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:143

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Information overload in healthcare is dangerous. It can lead to critical errors and delays. During Rapid Response Team (RRT) activations providers must make decisions quickly to rescue patients from physiologi...

    Authors: Amelia Barwise, Sean Caples, Jeffrey Jensen, Brian Pickering and Vitaly Herasevich

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:142

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Data collected in EHRs have been widely used to identifying specific conditions; however there is still a need for methods to define comorbidities and sources to identify comorbidities burden. We propose an ap...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Escudié, Bastien Rance, Georgia Malamut, Sherine Khater, Anita Burgun, Christophe Cellier and Anne-Sophie Jannot

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:140

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Primary care data gathered from Electronic Health Records are of the utmost interest considering the essential role of general practitioners (GPs) as coordinators of patient care. These data represent the synt...

    Authors: Marie-Line Gentil, Marc Cuggia, Laure Fiquet, Camille Hagenbourger, Thomas Le Berre, Agnès Banâtre, Eric Renault, Guillaume Bouzille and Anthony Chapron

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:139

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of accessing primary care records on unscheduled care. Unscheduled care is typically delivered in hospital Emergency Departments. Studies published to Decembe...

    Authors: Tom Bowden and Enrico Coiera

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:138

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Mortality in end stage renal disease (ESRD) is higher than many malignancies. There is no data about the optimal way to present information about projected survival to patients with ESRD. In other areas, graph...

    Authors: Frances Dowen, Karishma Sidhu, Elizabeth Broadbent and Helen Pilmore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:137

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders use the Internet for general and health-related purposes. Their ability to find, understand, and apply the health information they acquire online in order to m...

    Authors: Christina Athanasopoulou, Maritta Välimäki, Katerina Koutra, Eliisa Löttyniemi, Antonios Bertsias, Maria Basta, Alexandros N. Vgontzas and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:136

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Chronic periodontitis is a multifactorial polygenetic disease with an increasing number of associated factors that have been identified over recent decades. Longitudinal epidemiologic studies have demonstrated...

    Authors: J. Song, H. Zhao, C. Pan, C. Li, J. Liu and Y. Pan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:135

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  29. Content type: Technical advance

    Electronic health records (EHRs) contain detailed clinical data stored in proprietary formats with non-standard codes and structures. Participating in multi-site clinical research networks requires EHR data to...

    Authors: Toan C. Ong, Michael G. Kahn, Bethany M. Kwan, Traci Yamashita, Elias Brandt, Patrick Hosokawa, Chris Uhrich and Lisa M. Schilling

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:134

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Expert opinion is often sought to complement available information needed to inform model-based economic evaluations in health technology assessments. In this context, we define expert elicitation as the proce...

    Authors: Bogdan Grigore, Jaime Peters, Christopher Hyde and Ken Stein

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:131

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Hand hygiene is one of the most effective attempts to control nosocomial infections, and it is an important measure to avoid the transmission of pathogens. However, the compliance of healthcare workers (HCWs) ...

    Authors: Aslı Suner, Ozlem Ege Oruc, Cagri Buke, Hacer Deniz Ozkaya and Gul Kitapcioglu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:129

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  32. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing recognition of the delicate balance between the modest benefits of palliative chemotherapy and the burden of treatment. Decision aids (DAs) can potentially help patients with advanced cance...

    Authors: Linda J. M. Oostendorp, Petronella B. Ottevanger, A. Rogier T. Donders, Agnes J. van de Wouw, Ivonne J. H. Schoenaker, Tineke J. Smilde, Winette T. A. van der Graaf and Peep F. M. Stalmeier

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:130

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Despite the emergence of genomics-based risk prediction tools in oncology, there is not yet an established framework for communication of test results to cancer patients to support shared decision-making. We r...

    Authors: James Abe, Jennifer M. Lobo, Daniel M. Trifiletti and Timothy N. Showalter

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:128

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Korian is a private group specializing in medical accommodations for elderly and dependent people. A professional data warehouse (DWH) established in 2010 hosts all of the residents’ data. Inside this informat...

    Authors: T. Delespierre, P. Denormandie, A. Bar-Hen and L. Josseran

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:127

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Unsatisfactory colposcopy, where the cells of interest are not visible in women with a positive cervical screening test, is a common area of clinical uncertainty due to the lack of clear evidence and guidance....

    Authors: Kristyn M. Manley, Rebecca A. Simms, Sarah Platt, Amit Patel and Rachna Bahl

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:125

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    Identifying patients with certain clinical criteria based on manual chart review of doctors’ notes is a daunting task given the massive amounts of text notes in the electronic health records (EHR). This task c...

    Authors: Clayton A. Turner, Alexander D. Jacobs, Cassios K. Marques, James C. Oates, Diane L. Kamen, Paul E. Anderson and Jihad S. Obeid

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:126

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:123

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Implementing patient decision aids in clinic workflow has proven to be a challenge for healthcare organizations and physicians. Our aim was to determine the organizational strategies, motivations, and facilita...

    Authors: Peter Scalia, Glyn Elwyn and Marie-Anne Durand

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:124

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:122

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Alice M. Richardson and Brett A. Lidbury

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:121

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:119

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:118

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become the leading cause of death in China, and most of the cases can be prevented by controlling risk factors. The goal of this study was to build a corpus of CVD risk factor ...

    Authors: Jia Su, Bin He, Yi Guan, Jingchi Jiang and Jinfeng Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:117

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:116

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  45. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:115

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  46. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Falk Schwendicke, Jörg Stange, Claudia Stange and Christian Graetz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:114

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