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  1. In France, recent developments in healthcare system organization have aimed at strengthening decision-making and action in public health at the regional level. Firstly, the 2004 Public Health Act, by setting 1...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Metzger, Thierry Durand, Stéphane Lallich, Roger Salamon and Philippe Castets
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:28
  2. The disruptive potential of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is evident in their ability to offer services traditionally provided by primary care practitioners and their provision of a health promotion model of car...

    Authors: Julie Li, Johanna Westbrook, Joanne Callen and Andrew Georgiou
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:27
  3. This paper explores the meanings given by a diverse range of stakeholders to a decision aid aimed at helping carers of people in early to moderate stages of dementia (PWD) to select community based respite ser...

    Authors: Christine Stirling, Barbara Lloyd, Jenn Scott, Jenny Abbey, Toby Croft and Andrew Robinson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:26
  4. Better use of e-health services by patients could improve outcomes and reduce costs but there are concerns about inequalities of access. Previous research in outpatients suggested that anonymous personal email...

    Authors: Ray B Jones, Anita O'Connor, Jade Brelsford, Neil Parsons and Heather Skirton
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:25
  5. Health economic analysis traditionally relies on patient derived questionnaire data, routine datasets, and outcomes data from experimental randomised control trials and other clinical studies, which are genera...

    Authors: Muhammad J Husain, Sinead Brophy, Steven Macey, Leila M Pinder, Mark D Atkinson, Roxanne Cooksey, Ceri J Phillips and Stefan Siebert
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:24
  6. The task of spatial cluster detection involves finding spatial regions where some property deviates from the norm or the expected value. In a probabilistic setting this task can be expressed as finding a regio...

    Authors: Yuriy Sverchkov, Xia Jiang and Gregory F Cooper
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:22
  7. Decision aids are often used to assist individuals confronted with a diagnosis of a serious illness to make decisions about treatment options. However, they are rarely utilised to help those with chronic or ag...

    Authors: Christine Stirling, Susan Leggett, Barbara Lloyd, Jenn Scott, Leigh Blizzard, Stephen Quinn and Andrew Robinson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:21
  8. Increasingly, evidence-based health information, in particular evidence from systematic reviews, is being made available to lay audiences, in addition to health professionals. Research efforts have focused on ...

    Authors: Sophie Hill, Graziella Filippini, Anneliese Synnot, Michael Summers, Deirdre Beecher, Cinzia Colombo, Paola Mosconi, Mario A Battaglia, Sue Shapland, Richard H Osborne and Melanie Hawkins
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:20
  9. Hospital in-patient falls constitute a prominent problem in terms of costs and consequences. Geriatric institutions are most often affected, and common screening tools cannot predict in-patient falls consisten...

    Authors: Michael Marschollek, Mehmet Gövercin, Stefan Rust, Matthias Gietzelt, Mareike Schulze, Klaus-Hendrik Wolf and Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:19
  10. Simulation applications on operations management in hospitals are frequently published and claim to support decision-making on operations management subjects. However, the reported implementation rates of reco...

    Authors: Wineke AM van Lent, Peter VanBerkel and Wim H van Harten
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:18
  11. The aim of this study is to develop a simple and reliable hybrid decision support model by combining statistical analysis and decision tree algorithms to ensure high accuracy of early diagnosis in patients wit...

    Authors: Chang Sik Son, Byoung Kuk Jang, Suk Tae Seo, Min Soo Kim and Yoon Nyun Kim
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:17
  12. A large body of work in the clinical guidelines field has identified requirements for guideline systems, but there are formidable challenges in translating such requirements into production-quality systems tha...

    Authors: Hemant Shah, Raymond D Allard, Robert Enberg, Ganesh Krishnan, Patricia Williams and Prakash M Nadkarni
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:16
  13. Evidence suggests that many small- and medium-scale Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementations encounter problems, these often stemming from users' difficulties in accommodating the new technology into the...

    Authors: Kathrin M Cresswell, Allison Worth and Aziz Sheikh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:15
  14. The present paper is a first evaluation of the use of "CEAwatch", a clinical support software system for surgeons for the follow-up of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. This system gathers Carcino-Embryonic An...

    Authors: Charlotte J Verberne, Cornelis H Nijboer, Geertruida H de Bock, Irene Grossmann, Theo Wiggers and Klaas Havenga
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:14
  15. PubMed is the main access to medical literature on the Internet. In order to enhance the performance of its information retrieval tools, primarily non-indexed citations, the authors propose a method: expanding...

    Authors: Nicolas Griffon, Wiem Chebil, Laetitia Rollin, Gaetan Kerdelhue, Benoit Thirion, Jean-François Gehanno and Stéfan Jacques Darmoni
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:12
  16. In April 2010, with an endorsement from the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, the Chinese Society of Nephrology launched the first nationwide, web-based prospective renal data registration ...

    Authors: Fengbo Xie, Dong Zhang, Jinzhao Wu, Yunfeng Zhang, Qing Yang, Xuefeng Sun, Jing Cheng and Xiangmei Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:11
  17. Increased investments are being made for electronic medical records (EMRs) in Canada. There is a need to learn from earlier EMR studies on their impact on physician practice in office settings. To address this...

    Authors: Francis Lau, Morgan Price, Jeanette Boyd, Colin Partridge, Heidi Bell and Rebecca Raworth
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:10
  18. Supervised learning methods need annotated data in order to generate efficient models. Annotated data, however, is a relatively scarce resource and can be expensive to obtain. For both passive and active learn...

    Authors: Rosa L Figueroa, Qing Zeng-Treitler, Sasikiran Kandula and Long H Ngo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:8
  19. Therapeutic drug monitoring of phenytoin by measurement of plasma concentrations is often employed to optimize clinical efficacy while avoiding adverse effects. This is most commonly accomplished by measuremen...

    Authors: Matthew D Krasowski and Louis E Penrod
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:7
  20. The purpose of this study was to identify recommended practices for computerized clinical decision support (CDS) development and implementation and for knowledge management (KM) processes in ambulatory clinics...

    Authors: Joan S Ash, Dean F Sittig, Kenneth P Guappone, Richard H Dykstra, Joshua Richardson, Adam Wright, James Carpenter, Carmit McMullen, Michael Shapiro, Arwen Bunce and Blackford Middleton
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:6
  21. Postoperative pulmonary complications remain the most significant cause of morbidity following open upper abdominal surgery despite advances in perioperative care. However, due to the poor quality primary rese...

    Authors: Susan D Hanekom, Dina Brooks, Linda Denehy, Monika Fagevik-Olsén, Timothy C Hardcastle, Shamila Manie and Quinette Louw
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:5
  22. A crucial goal of infectious disease surveillance is the early detection of epidemics, which is essential for disease control. In China, the current surveillance system is based on confirmed case reports. In r...

    Authors: Wei-rong Yan, Shao-fa Nie, Biao Xu, Heng-jin Dong, Lars Palm and Vinod K Diwan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:4
  23. Information on ethnicity is commonly used by health services and researchers to plan services, ensure equality of access, and for epidemiological studies. In common with other important demographic and clinica...

    Authors: Ronan Ryan, Sally Vernon, Gill Lawrence and Sue Wilson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:3
  24. The algorithmic approach to guidelines has been introduced and promoted on a large scale since the 1970s. This study aims at comparing the performance of three algorithms for the management of chronic cough in...

    Authors: Constance Mukabatsinda, Jasmine Nguyen, Bettina Bisig, Lutgarde Lynen, Yerma D Coppens, Anita Asiimwe and Jef Van den Ende
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:2
  25. Today there is much debate about why telemedicine has stalled. Teleradiology is the only widespread telemedicine application. Other telemedicine applications appear to be promising candidates for widespread us...

    Authors: Paolo Zanaboni and Richard Wootton
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:1
  26. Children may benefit greatly in terms of safety and care coordination from the information sharing promised by health information exchange (HIE). While information exchange capability is a required feature of ...

    Authors: Joshua R Vest, 'Jon (Sean) Jasperson, Hongwei Zhao, Larry D Gamm and Robert L Ohsfeldt
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:78
  27. Despite the well documented advantages of hospice care, most terminally ill patients do not reap the maximum benefit from hospice services, with the majority of them receiving hospice care either prematurely o...

    Authors: Athanasios Tsalatsanis, Laura E Barnes, Iztok Hozo and Benjamin Djulbegovic
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:77
  28. Due to the strained financial situation in the healthcare sector, hospitals and other healthcare providers are facing an increasing pressure to improve their efficiency and to reduce costs. These trends challe...

    Authors: Alexander Hoerbst, Werner O Hackl, Roland Blomer and Elske Ammenwerth
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:76
  29. Automated adverse outcome surveillance tools and methods have potential utility in quality improvement and medical product surveillance activities. Their use for assessing hospital performance on the basis of ...

    Authors: Michael E Matheny, Sharon-Lise T Normand, Thomas P Gross, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Nilsa Loyo-Berrios, Venkatesan D Vidi, Sharon Donnelly and Frederic S Resnic
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:75
  30. Based on barriers to the use of computerized clinical decision support (CDS) learned in an earlier field study, we prototyped design enhancements to the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) colorectal canc...

    Authors: Jason J Saleem, David A Haggstrom, Laura G Militello, Mindy Flanagan, Chris L Kiess, Nicole Arbuckle and Bradley N Doebbeling
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:74
  31. Evidence-based preventive services offer profound health benefits, yet Americans receive only half of indicated care. A variety of government and specialty society policy initiatives are promoting the adoption...

    Authors: Alex H Krist, Eric Peele, Steven H Woolf, Stephen F Rothemich, John F Loomis, Daniel R Longo and Anton J Kuzel
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:73
  32. Many people have difficulties finding information on health questions, including occupational safety and health (OSH) issues. One solution to alleviate these difficulties could be to offer questioners free-of-...

    Authors: Martijn DF Rhebergen, Annet F Lenderink, Frank JH van Dijk and Carel TJ Hulshof
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:72
  33. Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems are recommended to improve patient safety and outcomes. However, their effectiveness has been questioned. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of CPOE impl...

    Authors: Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Hani M Tamim, Antoine Cherfan, Mohamad A Hassan, Saadi Taher and Yaseen M Arabi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:71
  34. Electronic health records provide access to an unprecedented amount of clinical data for research that can accelerate the development of effective medical practices. However it is important to protect patient ...

    Authors: Richard E Morse, Prakash Nadkarni, David A Schoenfeld and Dianne M Finkelstein
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:70
  35. Due to the increasing functionality of medical information systems, it is hard to imagine day to day work in hospitals without IT support. Therefore, the design of dialogues between humans and information syst...

    Authors: Bettina B Bundschuh, Raphael W Majeed, Thomas Bürkle, Klaus Kuhn, Ulrich Sax, Christof Seggewies, Cornelia Vosseler and Rainer Röhrig
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:69
  36. Radiologists' training is based on intensive practice and can be improved with the use of diagnostic training systems. However, existing systems typically require laboriously prepared training cases and lack i...

    Authors: Petra Welter, Thomas M Deserno, Benedikt Fischer, Rolf W Günther and Cord Spreckelsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:68
  37. A growing number of new technologies are becoming available within nursing care that can improve the quality of care, reduce costs, or enhance working conditions. However, such effects can only be achieved if ...

    Authors: Anke JE de Veer, Margot AH Fleuren, Nienke Bekkema and Anneke L Francke
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:67
  38. Cancer survivors can face significant physical and psychosocial challenges; there is a need to identify and predict which survivors experience what sorts of difficulties. As highlighted in the UK National Canc...

    Authors: Laura Ashley, Helen Jones, David Forman, Alex Newsham, Julia Brown, Amy Downing, Galina Velikova and Penny Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:66
  39. The Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) is the reference ontology regarding human anatomy. FMA vocabulary was integrated into the Health Multi Terminological Portal (HMTP) developed by CISMeF based on the CISM...

    Authors: Tayeb Merabti, Lina F Soualmia, Julien Grosjean, Olivier Palombi, Jean-Michel Müller and Stéfan J Darmoni
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:65
  40. The intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) of patients undergoing cardiac surgery may vary considerably, and is often difficult to predict within the first hours after admission. The early clinical evo...

    Authors: Geert Meyfroidt, Fabian Güiza, Dominiek Cottem, Wilfried De Becker, Kristien Van Loon, Jean-Marie Aerts, Daniël Berckmans, Jan Ramon, Maurice Bruynooghe and Greet Van den Berghe
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:64
  41. Clinical practice guidelines and Risk Assessment Models (RAMs) are some useful tools to bring medical evidences into our daily clinical practice. Despite the improvement over the time, they still have some sho...

    Authors: Nariman Sepehrvand, Firouz Ghaderi Pakdel, Mohammad Hosein Rahimi-Rad, Babak Moosavi-Toomatari and Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:63
  42. Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) are tools that quantify the contribution of symptoms, clinical signs and available diagnostic tests, and in doing so stratify patients according to the probability of having a ...

    Authors: Emma Wallace, Susan M Smith, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Paul Vaucher, Colin McCowan, Gary Collins, Jan Verbakel, Monica Lakhanpaul and Tom Fahey
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:62
  43. The evaluation of demonstration sites set up to provide improved access to psychological therapies (IAPT) comprised the study of all people identified as having common mental health problems (CMHP), those refe...

    Authors: Simon de Lusignan, Rob Navarro, Tom Chan, Glenys Parry, Kim Dent-Brown and Tony Kendrick
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:61
  44. The TISS standard is a set of mandatory forms and electronic messages for healthcare authorization and claim submissions among healthcare plans and providers in Brazil. It is not based on formal models as the ...

    Authors: Rigoleta DM Dias, Timothy W Cook and Sergio M Freire
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:60
  45. Decision-making about appropriate therapy to reduce the stroke risk associated with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) involves the consideration of trade-offs among the benefits, risks, and inconvenience...

    Authors: Liana Fraenkel, Richard L Street Jr and Terri R Fried
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:59
  46. The University Hospital Heidelberg is implementing a Regional Health Information Network (RHIN) in the Rhine-Neckar-Region in order to establish a shared-care environment, which is based on established Health ...

    Authors: Oliver Heinze, Markus Birkle, Lennart Köster and Björn Bergh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:58
  47. Experience has shown that for new health-information-technology (HIT) to be suc-cessful clinicians must obtain positive clinical benefits as a result of its implementation and joint-ownership of the decisions mad...

    Authors: Anna Marie Høstgaard, Pernille Bertelsen and Christian Nøhr
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:57

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