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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Meningitis is characterized by an inflammation of the meninges, or the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial for a positive outcome, yet identifying meningit...

    Authors: Vijay K Mago, Ravinder Mehta, Ryan Woolrych and Elpiniki I Papageorgiou
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:98
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Dual processing theory of human cognition postulates that reasoning and decision-making can be described as a function of both an intuitive, experiential, affective system (system I) and/or an analytical, deli...

    Authors: Benjamin Djulbegovic, Iztok Hozo, Jason Beckstead, Athanasios Tsalatsanis and Stephen G Pauker
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:94
  43. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services established the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in 2009 to stimulate the adoption of EHRs. One component of the program requires eligible pr...

    Authors: Justin W Timbie, Cheryl L Damberg, Eric C Schneider and Douglas S Bell
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:93
  44. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) causes morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, and regulators and payors are encouraging the use of systems to prevent them. Here, we examine the effect of a computerized...

    Authors: Craig A Umscheid, Asaf Hanish, Jesse Chittams, Mark G Weiner and Todd EH Hecht
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:92
  45. Greater use of computerized decision support (DS) systems could address continuing safety and quality problems in healthcare, but the healthcare field has struggled to implement DS technology. This study surve...

    Authors: Helen W Wu, Paul K Davis and Douglas S Bell
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:90
  46. Shared decision-making and patients’ choice of interventions are areas of increasing importance, not least seen in the light of the fact that chronic conditions are increasing, interventions considered importa...

    Authors: Charlotte Gry Harmsen, Henrik Støvring, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Jørgen Nexøe, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Adrian Edwards and Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:89

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