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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Electronic health records are invaluable for medical research, but much information is stored as free text rather than in a coded form. For example, in the UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD), causes ...

    Authors: Anoop D Shah, Carlos Martinez and Harry Hemingway
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:88
  4. Access to medical records on the Internet has been reported to be acceptable and popular with patients, although most published evaluations have been of primary care or office-based practice. We tested the fea...

    Authors: Cherry Bartlett, Keith Simpson and A Neil Turner
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:87
  5. The XmR chart is a powerful analytical tool in statistical process control (SPC) for detecting special causes of variation in a measure of quality. In this analysis a statistic called the average moving range is ...

    Authors: Alan J Poots and Thomas Woodcock
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:86
  6. Decision Boxes are summaries of the most important benefits and harms of health interventions provided to clinicians before they meet the patient, to prepare them to help patients make informed and value-based...

    Authors: Anik Giguere, Michel Labrecque, Roland Grad, Michel Cauchon, Matthew Greenway, France Légaré, Pierre Pluye, Stephane Turcotte, Lisa Dolovich and R Brian Haynes
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:85
  7. Although information systems (IS) have been extensively applied in the health sector worldwide, few initiatives have addressed the health and safety of health workers, a group acknowledged to be at high risk o...

    Authors: Jerry M Spiegel, Karen Lockhart, Carmen Dyck, Andrea Wilson, Lyndsay O’Hara and Annalee Yassi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:84
  8. Decision-making in healthcare is complex. Research on coverage decision-making has focused on comparative studies for several countries, statistical analyses for single decision-makers, the decision outcome an...

    Authors: Katharina E Fischer
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:83
  9. Over the past years, the number of available informatics resources in medicine has grown exponentially. While specific inventories of such resources have already begun to be developed for Bioinformatics (BI), ...

    Authors: Guillermo de la Calle, Miguel García-Remesal, Nelida Nkumu-Mbomio, Casimir Kulikowski and Victor Maojo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:82
  10. Primary health care in industrialized countries faces major challenges due to demographic changes, an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and a shortage of primary care physicians. One approach to counte...

    Authors: Elisabeth Urban, Dominik Ose, Stefanie Joos, Joachim Szecsenyi and Antje Miksch
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:81
  11. Lifestyle-related diseases represented by metabolic syndrome develop as results of complex interaction. By using health check-up data from two large studies collected during a long-term follow-up, we searched ...

    Authors: Yasunori Ushida, Ryuji Kato, Kosuke Niwa, Daisuke Tanimura, Hideo Izawa, Kenji Yasui, Tomokazu Takase, Yasuko Yoshida, Mitsuo Kawase, Tsutomu Yoshida, Toyoaki Murohara and Hiroyuki Honda
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:80
  12. Functional brain images such as Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) have been widely used to guide the clinicians in the Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis...

    Authors: Rosa Chaves, Javier Ramírez, Juan M Górriz, Ignacio A Illán, Manuel Gómez-Río and Cristobal Carnero
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:79
  13. Semantic Web technology can considerably catalyze translational genetics and genomics research in medicine, where the interchange of information between basic research and clinical levels becomes crucial. This...

    Authors: María Taboada, Diego Martínez, Belén Pilo, Adriano Jiménez-Escrig, Peter N Robinson and María J Sobrido
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:78
  14. Due to the great variability of 12-lead ECG instruments and medical specialists’ interpretation skills, it remains a challenge to deliver rapid and accurate 12-lead ECG reports with senior cardiologists’ decis...

    Authors: Jui-chien Hsieh and Meng-Wei Hsu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:77
  15. To determine the behavior of physicians regarding medical literature reading and participation in research activities at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Pakistan.

    Authors: Muhammad Farhan Khaliq, Muhammad Muslim Noorani, Uzair Ahmed Siddiqui and Maheen Anwar
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:76
  16. The treatment of cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) is well established, with level 1A evidence to support the recommendation of a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) by daily injection for 3–6 months. However...

    Authors: Miriam J Johnson, Laura Sheard, Anthony Maraveyas, Simon Noble, Hayley Prout, Ian Watt and Dawn Dowding
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:75
  17. It is well established that considering users is an important aspect of medical device development. However it is also well established that there are numerous barriers to successfully conducting user research...

    Authors: Jennifer L Martin and Julie Barnett
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:74
  18. A UK Register of people with Multiple Sclerosis has been developed to address the need for an increased knowledge-base about MS. The Register is being populated via: a web-based portal; NHS neurology clinical ...

    Authors: David V Ford, Kerina H Jones, Rod M Middleton, Hazel Lockhart-Jones, Inocencio DC Maramba, Gareth J Noble, Lisa A Osborne and Ronan A Lyons
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:73
  19. Online psychiatric texts are natural language texts expressing depressive problems, published by Internet users via community-based web services such as web forums, message boards and blogs. Understanding the ...

    Authors: Jheng-Long Wu, Liang-Chih Yu and Pei-Chann Chang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:72
  20. Refugees experience multiple health and social needs. This requires an integrated approach to care in the countries of resettlement, including Canada. Perhaps, interactive eHealth tools could build bridges bet...

    Authors: Farah Ahmad, Yogendra Shakya, Jasmine Li, Khaled Khoaja, Cameron D Norman, Wendy Lou, Izzeldin Abuelaish and Hayat M Ahmadzi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:71
  21. Tinnitus is a prevalent and complex medical complaint often co-morbid with stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and cognitive or communication difficulties. Its chronicity places a major burden on primary an...

    Authors: Kathryn Fackrell, Derek J Hoare, Sandra Smith, Abby McCormack and Deborah A Hall
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:70
  22. Automated reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a recent advance in laboratory information technology (IT) that generates a measure of kidney function with chemistry laboratory results to...

    Authors: Rasheeda K Hall, Virginia Wang, George L Jackson, Bradley G Hammill, Matthew L Maciejewski, Elizabeth M Yano, Laura P Svetkey and Uptal D Patel
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:69
  23. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the Elementally Entangled Organisational Communication (EEOC) framework by drawing on a set of three case studies which assessed the impact of new Health Information ...

    Authors: Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:68
  24. Advanced mobile communications and portable computation are now combined in handheld devices called “smartphones”, which are also capable of running third-party software. The number of smartphone users is grow...

    Authors: Abu Saleh Mohammad Mosa, Illhoi Yoo and Lincoln Sheets
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:67
  25. De-identification is a common way to protect patient privacy when disclosing clinical data for secondary purposes, such as research. One type of attack that de-identification protects against is linking the di...

    Authors: Fida Kamal Dankar, Khaled El Emam, Angelica Neisa and Tyson Roffey
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:66
  26. Patients have typically received health care through face-to-face encounters. However, expansion of electronic communication and electronic health records (EHRs) provide alternative means for patient and physi...

    Authors: Ted E Palen, David Price, Susan Shetterly and Kristin B Wallace
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:65
  27. Biological signals may carry specific characteristics that reflect basic dynamics of the body. In particular, heart beat signals carry specific signatures that are related to human physiologic mechanisms. In r...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Huang, Hanjun Lin, Yeh-Liang Hsu and Jun-Lin Lin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:64
  28. Physicians practicing in ambulatory care are adopting electronic health record (EHR) systems. Governments promote this adoption with financial incentives, some hinged on improvements in care. These systems can...

    Authors: Pavel S Roshanov, Hertzel C Gerstein, Dereck L Hunt, Rolf J Sebaldt and R Brian Haynes
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:63
  29. Low adherence to chronic kidney disease (CKD) guidelines may be due to unrecognized CKD and lack of guideline awareness on the part of providers. The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of provider e...

    Authors: Paul E Drawz, R Tyler Miller, Simran Singh, Brook Watts and Elizabeth Kern
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:62
  30. Quality care of type 2 diabetes is complex and requires systematic use of clinical data to monitor care processes and outcomes. An electronic decision support (EDS) tool for the management of type 2 diabetes i...

    Authors: Qing Wan, Meredith Makeham, Nicholas A Zwar and Susanna Petche
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:61
  31. Patients making important medical decisions need to evaluate complex information in the light of their own beliefs, attitudes and priorities. The process can be considered in terms of the theory of planned beh...

    Authors: Jürgen Kasper, Sascha Köpke, Korbinian Fischer, Nina Schäffler, Imke Backhus, Alessandra Solari and Christoph Heesen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:60
  32. Recent large scale deployments of health information technology have created opportunities for the integration of patient medical records with disparate public health, human service, and educational databases ...

    Authors: Tian Mi, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran and Robert Aseltine
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:59
  33. Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common form of glomerulonephritis in China. An accurate diagnosis of IgAN is dependent on renal biopsies, and there is lack of non-invasive and practical classif...

    Authors: Jing Gao, Yong Wang, Zhennan Dong, Zhangming Yan, Xingwang Jia and Yaping Tian
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:58
  34. Given that patients provide the majority of their own diabetes care, patient self-management training has increasingly become recognized as an important strategy with which to improve quality of care. However,...

    Authors: Catherine H Yu, Janet Parsons, Muhammad Mamdani, Gerald Lebovic, Baiju R Shah, Onil Bhattacharyya, Andreas Laupacis and Sharon E Straus
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:57
  35. Patient-provider communication is a major challenge in resource-limited settings with large catchment areas. Though mobile phone usership increased 20-fold in Africa over the past decade, little is known about...

    Authors: Mark J Siedner, Jessica E Haberer, Mwebesa Bosco Bwana, Norma C Ware and David R Bangsberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:56
  36. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) are widely studied for evaluating diseases. This paper discusses the intelligence mode of an ANN in grading the diagnosis of liver fibrosis by duplex ultrasonogaphy.

    Authors: Li Zhang, Qiao-ying LI, Yun-you Duan, Guo-zhen Yan, Yi-lin Yang and Rui-jing Yang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:55
  37. The aim of this study was to develop a new data-mining model to predict axillary lymph node (AxLN) metastasis in primary breast cancer. To achieve this, we used a decision tree-based prediction method—the alte...

    Authors: Masahiro Takada, Masahiro Sugimoto, Yasuhiro Naito, Hyeong-Gon Moon, Wonshik Han, Dong-Young Noh, Masahide Kondo, Katsumasa Kuroi, Hironobu Sasano, Takashi Inamoto, Masaru Tomita and Masakazu Toi
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:54
  38. Compared with non-Latinos, Latinos in the US have low rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and low rates of knowledge regarding CRC screening tests and guidelines. Spanish speaking Latinos have particula...

    Authors: Daniel S Reuland, Linda K Ko, Alicia Fernandez, Laura C Braswell and Michael Pignone
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:53
  39. In order to explore the influence of anxiety on decision–making processes, valid anxiety measures are needed. We evaluated a prostate cancer screening (PCS) anxiety scale that measures anxiety related to the p...

    Authors: Suzanne K Linder, Paul R Swank, Sally W Vernon, Robert O Morgan, Patricia D Mullen and Robert J Volk
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:52
  40. The purpose of this paper is to examine the acceptability, feasibility, reliability and validity of a new decision quality instrument that assesses the extent to which patients are informed and receive treatme...

    Authors: Karen R Sepucha, Jeffrey K Belkora, Yuchiao Chang, Carol Cosenza, Carrie A Levin, Beverly Moy, Ann Partridge and Clara N Lee
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:51
  41. Several low and middle-income countries are implementing electronic health records (EHR). In the near future, EHRs could become an efficient tool to evaluate healthcare performance if appropriate indicators ar...

    Authors: Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Svetlana V Doubova, Magdalena Suarez-Ortega, Michael Law, Aakanksha H Pande, Jorge Escobedo, Francisco Espinosa-Larrañaga, Dennis Ross-Degnan and Anita K Wagner
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:50
  42. Tools to enhance physician searches of Medline and other bibliographic databases have potential to improve the application of new knowledge in patient care. This is particularly true for articles about glomeru...

    Authors: Ainslie M Hildebrand, Arthur V Iansavichus, Christopher WC Lee, R Brian Haynes, Nancy L Wilczynski, K Ann McKibbon, Michelle A Hladunewich, William F Clark, Daniel C Cattran and Amit X Garg
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:49
  43. The successful implementation of decision aids in clinical practice initially depends on how clinicians perceive them. Relatively little is known about the acceptance of decision aids by physicians and factors...

    Authors: Oliver Hirsch, Heidemarie Keller, Tanja Krones and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:48
  44. Clinical trials are the primary mechanism for advancing clinical care and evidenced-based practice, yet challenges with the recruitment of participants for such trials are widely recognized as a major barrier ...

    Authors: Taylor R Pressler, Po-Yin Yen, Jing Ding, Jianhua Liu, Peter J Embi and Philip R O Payne
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:47
  45. Anesthesia information management system (AIMS) records should be designed and configured to facilitate the accurate and prompt recording of multiple drugs administered coincidentally or in rapid succession.

    Authors: Anil A Marian, Franklin Dexter, Peter Tucker and Michael M Todd
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:46
  46. The effectiveness of weight loss therapies is commonly measured using body mass index and other obesity-related variables. Although these data are often stored in electronic health records (EHRs) and potential...

    Authors: G Craig Wood, Xin Chu, Christina Manney, William Strodel, Anthony Petrick, Jon Gabrielsen, Jamie Seiler, David Carey, George Argyropoulos, Peter Benotti, Christopher D Still and Glenn S Gerhard
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:45
  47. Compared with the increasingly widespread use of picture archiving and communication systems (PACSs), knowledge concerning users’ acceptance of such systems is limited. Knowledge of acceptance is needed given ...

    Authors: Bakheet Aldosari
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:44
  48. Immediate access to patients’ complete health records via electronic databases could improve healthcare and facilitate health research. However, the possible benefits of a national electronic health records (E...

    Authors: Serena Luchenski, Anjali Balasanthiran, Cicely Marston, Kaori Sasaki, Azeem Majeed, Derek Bell and Julie E Reed
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:40

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