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  1. Assessing turnaround times can help to analyse workflows in hospital information systems. This paper presents a systematic review of literature concerning different turnaround time definitions. Our objectives ...

    Authors: Bernhard Breil, Fleur Fritz, Volker Thiemann and Martin Dugas
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:34
  2. Data requirements by governments, donors and the international community to measure health and development achievements have increased in the last decade. Datasets produced in surveys conducted in several coun...

    Authors: Xavier Bosch-Capblanch
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:33
  3. Electronic documentation handling may facilitate information flows in health care settings to support better coordination of care among Health Care Providers (HCPs), but evidence is limited. Methods that accur...

    Authors: Mark A Ballermann, Nicola T Shaw, Damon C Mayes, RT Noel Gibney and Johanna I Westbrook
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:32
  4. Inferring viral tropism from genotype is a fast and inexpensive alternative to phenotypic testing. While being highly predictive when performed on clonal samples, sensitivity of predicting CXCR4-using (X4) var...

    Authors: Martin Däumer, Rolf Kaiser, Rolf Klein, Thomas Lengauer, Bernhard Thiele and Alexander Thielen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:30
  5. Even though electronic prescribing systems are widely advocated as one of the most effective means of improving patient safety, they may also introduce new risks that are not immediately obvious. Through the s...

    Authors: Sabi Redwood, Anna Rajakumar, James Hodson and Jamie J Coleman
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:29
  6. This paper describes the development of a web-based tool, GenDrux, which extracts and presents (over the Internet) information related to the disease-gene-drug nexus. This information is archived from the rele...

    Authors: Chiquito Crasto, Dajie Luo, Feliciano Yu, Andres Forero and Dongquan Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:28
  7. Electronic prescribing is now the norm in many countries. We wished to find out if clinical software systems used by general practitioners in Australia include features (functional capabilities and other chara...

    Authors: Michelle Sweidan, Margaret Williamson, James F Reeve, Ken Harvey, Jennifer A O'Neill, Peter Schattner and Teri Snowdon
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:27
  8. Documenting quality of life (QoL) in routine medical care and using it both for treatment and for clinical research is not common, although such information is absolutely valuable for physicians and patients a...

    Authors: Fleur Fritz, Sonja Ständer, Bernhard Breil, Markus Riek and Martin Dugas
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:26
  9. The quantitative study of the publication output (bibliometrics) deeply influences how scientific work is perceived (bibliometric visibility). Recently, new bibliometric indices and databases have been establi...

    Authors: Cord Spreckelsen, Thomas M Deserno and Klaus Spitzer
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:24
  10. National authorities have to follow the evolution of diabetes to implement public health policies. An algorithm was developed to identify patients with treated type 2 diabetes and estimate its annual prevalenc...

    Authors: Laurence M Renard, Valery Bocquet, Gwenaelle Vidal-Trecan, Marie-Lise Lair, Sophie Couffignal and Claudine Blum-Boisgard
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:23
  11. Notifying clinicians about abnormal test results through electronic health record (EHR) -based "alert" notifications may not always lead to timely follow-up of patients. We sought to understand barriers, facil...

    Authors: Sylvia J Hysong, Mona K Sawhney, Lindsey Wilson, Dean F Sittig, Adol Esquivel, Simran Singh and Hardeep Singh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:22
  12. Recent international sources have described how the rapid expansion of the Internet has precipitated an increase in its use by the general population to search for medical information. Most studies on e-health...

    Authors: Roberta Siliquini, Michele Ceruti, Emanuela Lovato, Fabrizio Bert, Stefania Bruno, Elisabetta De Vito, Giorgio Liguori, Lamberto Manzoli, Gabriele Messina, Davide Minniti and Giuseppe La Torre
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:21
  13. Use of the Internet for people with Long Term Conditions (LTCs) can have a positive effect on knowledge, social support, behavioural and clinical outcomes, yet there is concern that a 'digital divide' prevents...

    Authors: Bryony Sheaves, Ray B Jones, Graham R Williamson and Rohan Chauhan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:20
  14. Clinicians view the accuracy of test results and the turnaround time as the two most important service aspects of the clinical microbiology laboratory. Because of the time needed for the culturing of infectiou...

    Authors: Marjan J Bruins, Gijs JHM Ruijs, Maurice JHM Wolfhagen, Peter Bloembergen and Jos ECM Aarts
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:19
  15. As patients often see the data of their medical histories scattered among various medical records hosted in several health-care establishments, the purpose of our multidisciplinary study was to define a pragma...

    Authors: Catherine Quantin, David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle, Gouenou Coatrieux, Eric Benzenine, Bertrand Auverlot and François-André Allaert
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:18
  16. Applying evidence is one of the most challenging steps of evidence-based clinical practice. Healthcare professionals have difficulty interpreting evidence and translating it to patients. Decision boxes are sum...

    Authors: Anik Giguere, France Legare, Roland Grad, Pierre Pluye, François Rousseau, R Brian Haynes, Michel Cauchon and Michel Labrecque
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:17
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

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