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  1. This paper proposes the use of decision trees as the basis for automatically extracting information from published randomized controlled trial (RCT) reports. An exploratory analysis of RCT abstracts is underta...

    Authors: Grace Y Chung and Enrico Coiera
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:48
  2. Information systems can play a key role in care innovations including task redesign and shared care. Many demonstration projects have presented evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness and high levels of pa...

    Authors: Antoinette de Bont and Roland Bal
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:47
  3. Definitory expressions about clinical procedures, findings and diseases constitute a major benefit of a formally founded clinical reference terminology which is ontologically sound and suited for formal reason...

    Authors: Stefan Schulz, Kornél Markó and Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  4. SNOMED CT is the most comprehensive medical terminology. However, its use for intelligent services based on formal reasoning is questionable.

    Authors: Gergely Héja, György Surján and Péter Varga
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  5. The Archetype formalism and the associated Archetype Definition Language have been proposed as an ISO standard for specifying models of components of electronic healthcare records as a means of achieving inter...

    Authors: Erik Sundvall, Rahil Qamar, Mikael Nyström, Mattias Forss, Håkan Petersson, Daniel Karlsson, Hans Åhlfeldt and Alan Rector
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  6. In this paper, we describe the design and preliminary evaluation of a new type of tools to speed up the encoding of episodes of care using the SNOMED CT terminology.

    Authors: Patrick Ruch, Julien Gobeill, Christian Lovis and Antoine Geissbühler
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  7. A great challenge in sharing data across information systems in general practice is the lack of interoperability between different terminologies or coding schema used in the information systems. Mapping of med...

    Authors: Yefeng Wang, Jon Patrick, Graeme Miller and Julie O'Hallaran
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  8. WHO-ART and MedDRA are medical terminologies used for the coding of adverse drug reactions in pharmacovigilance databases. MedDRA proposes 13 Special Search Categories (SSC) grouping terms associated to specif...

    Authors: Iulian Alecu, Cedric Bousquet and Marie-Christine Jaulent
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  9. SNOMED CT is being increasingly adopted as the standard clinical terminology for health care applications. Existing clinical applications that use legacy interface terminology need to migrate to the preferred ...

    Authors: Geraldine Wade and S Trent Rosenbloom
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  10. Over a period of 40 years, SNOMED has developed from a pathology-specific nomenclature (SNOP) into a logic-based health care terminology. In spite of its long existence and continuous evolvement, it is yet unk...

    Authors: Ronald Cornet and Nicolette de Keizer
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

  11. Sub-optimal adherence to prescribed medications is well documented. Barriers to medication adherence include medication side effects, cost, and forgetting to take or refill medications. Interactive Voice Respo...

    Authors: Kristen Reidel, Robyn Tamblyn, Vaishali Patel and Allen Huang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:46
  12. Integrated personal health records (PHRs) offer significant potential to stimulate transformational changes in health care delivery and self-care by patients. In 2006, an invitational roundtable sponsored by K...

    Authors: Don Detmer, Meryl Bloomrosen, Brian Raymond and Paul Tang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:45
  13. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disorder in the Caucasian population. Scoring systems for assessment of Cystic fibrosis disease severity have been used for almost 50 years, without being adapt...

    Authors: GM Hafen, C Hurst, J Yearwood, J Smith, Z Dzalilov and PJ Robinson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:44
  14. Research for developing search strategies to retrieve high-quality clinical journal articles from MEDLINE is expensive and time-consuming. The objective of this study was to determine the minimal number of hig...

    Authors: Xiaomei Yao, Nancy L Wilczynski, Stephen D Walter and R Brian Haynes
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:43
  15. The use of PubMed to answer daily medical care questions is limited because it is challenging to retrieve a small set of relevant articles and time is restricted. Knowing what aspects of queries are likely to ...

    Authors: Arjen Hoogendam, Anton FH Stalenhoef, Pieter F de Vries Robbé and A John PM Overbeke
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:42
  16. The guideline for postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT), which is prescribed to reduce recurrence of breast cancer in the chest wall and improve overall survival, is not always followed. Identifying and extractin...

    Authors: Amir R Razavi, Hans Gill, Hans Åhlfeldt and Nosrat Shahsavar
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:41
  17. A hospital's clinical information system may require a specific environment in which to flourish. This environment is not yet well defined. We examined whether specific hospital characteristics are associated ...

    Authors: Ruben Amarasingham, Marie Diener-West, Laura Plantinga, Aaron C Cunningham, Darrell J Gaskin and Neil R Powe
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:39
  18. Nowadays more and more clinical guidelines for health care professionals are being developed. However, this does not automatically mean that these guidelines are actually implemented. The aim of this meta-revi...

    Authors: Anneke L Francke, Marieke C Smit, Anke JE de Veer and Patriek Mistiaen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:38
  19. The automated monitoring of routinely collected disease surveillance data has the potential to ensure that important changes in disease incidence are promptly recognised. However, few studies have established ...

    Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Serryn Eagleson, Bert Veenendaal, Graeme Wright and Aileen J Plant
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:37
  20. Choose and Book is a central part of the UK Government patient choice agenda that seeks to provide patients with a choice over the time, date and place of their first outpatient appointment. This is done throu...

    Authors: Judith Green, Zoe McDowall and Henry WW Potts
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:36
  21. The ideal method to encourage uptake of clinical guidelines in hospitals is not known. Several strategies have been suggested. This study evaluates the impact of academic detailing and a computerised decision ...

    Authors: Kirsty L Buising, Karin A Thursky, James F Black, Lachlan MacGregor, Alan C Street, Marcus P Kennedy and Graham V Brown
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:35
  22. Evidence-based decision making relies on easy access to trustworthy research results. The Cochrane Library is a key source of evidence about the effect of interventions and aims to "promote the accessibility of s...

    Authors: Sarah E Rosenbaum, Claire Glenton and Jane Cracknell
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:34
  23. Access to personal health information through the electronic health record (EHR) is an innovative means to enable people to be active participants in their own health care. Currently this is not an available o...

    Authors: Sara Urowitz, David Wiljer, Emma Apatu, Gunther Eysenbach, Claudette DeLenardo, Tamara Harth, Howard Pai and Kevin J Leonard
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:33
  24. Text-based patient medical records are a vital resource in medical research. In order to preserve patient confidentiality, however, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires...

    Authors: Ishna Neamatullah, Margaret M Douglass, Li-wei H Lehman, Andrew Reisner, Mauricio Villarroel, William J Long, Peter Szolovits, George B Moody, Roger G Mark and Gari D Clifford
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:32
  25. Despite increasing recognition of the importance of involving patients in decisions on preventive healthcare interventions, little is known about how well patients understand and utilise information provided o...

    Authors: Lene Sorensen, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Ivar S Kristiansen, Jørgen Nexøe and Jesper B Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:31
  26. Strokes are a leading cause of morbidity and the first cause of adult disability in the United States. Currently, no biomarkers are being used clinically to diagnose acute ischemic stroke. A diagnostic test us...

    Authors: Anupama Reddy, Honghui Wang, Hua Yu, Tiberius O Bonates, Vimla Gulabani, Joseph Azok, Gerard Hoehn, Peter L Hammer, Alison E Baird and King C Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:30
  27. A dengue fever outbreak occured in French Guiana in 2006. The objectives were to study the value of a syndromic surveillance system set up within the armed forces, compared to the traditional clinical surveill...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Meynard, Hervé Chaudet, Gaetan Texier, Vanessa Ardillon, Françoise Ravachol, Xavier Deparis, Henry Jefferson, Philippe Dussart, Jacques Morvan and Jean-Paul Boutin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:29
  28. Few researchers have examined the perceptions of physicians referring cases for angiography regarding the degree to which collaboration occurs during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) decision-making. W...

    Authors: Catherine R Rahilly-Tierney and Ira S Nash
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:28
  29. Treatments for coronary heart disease (CHD) have evolved rapidly over the last 15 years with considerable change in the number and effectiveness of both medical and surgical treatments. This period has seen th...

    Authors: Haider R Mannan, Matthew Knuiman and Michael Hobbs
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:27
  30. The evolving concepts of pervasive computing, ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence are increasingly influencing health care and medicine. Summarizing published research, this literature review provide...

    Authors: Carsten Orwat, Andreas Graefe and Timm Faulwasser
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:26
  31. There is uncertainty about how GPs should convey information about treatment effectiveness to their patients in the context of cardiovascular disease. Hence we study the concordance of decisions based on one o...

    Authors: Henrik Stovring, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Ivar S Kristiansen, Jorgen Nexoe and Jesper B Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:25
  32. Predicted patient life expectancy (LE) and survival probability (SP), based on a patient's medical history, are important components of surgical decision-making and informed consent. The objective of this stud...

    Authors: Michael G Clarke, Katherine P Kennedy and Ruaraidh P MacDonagh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:24
  33. For years, Uniform Resource Locator (URL) decay or "link rot" has been a growing concern in the field of biomedical sciences. This paper addresses this issue by examining the status of the URLs published in ME...

    Authors: Erick Ducut, Fang Liu and Paul Fontelo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:23
  34. Data analysis in community health assessment (CHA) involves the collection, integration, and analysis of large numerical and spatial data sets in order to identify health priorities. Geographic Information Sys...

    Authors: Matthew Scotch, Bambang Parmanto and Valerie Monaco
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:22
  35. Drug iatrogeny is important but could be decreased if contraindications, cautions for use, drug interactions and adverse effects of drugs described in drug monographs were taken into account. However, the phys...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Alain Venot, Avner Bar-Hen, Patrick Ouvrard and Catherine Duclos
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:21
  36. Discrepancies between the conclusions of different meta-analyses (quantitative syntheses of systematic reviews) are often ascribed to methodological differences. The objective of this study was to determine th...

    Authors: Ian Shrier, Jean-François Boivin, Robert W Platt, Russell J Steele, James M Brophy, Franco Carnevale, Mark J Eisenberg, Andrea Furlan, Ritsuko Kakuma, Mary Ellen Macdonald, Louise Pilote and Michel Rossignol
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:19
  37. SCT is used to assess clinical reasoning in ambiguous or uncertain situations. It allows testing on real-life situations that are not adequately measured with current tests. It probes the multiple judgments th...

    Authors: Jean Paul Fournier, Anne Demeester and Bernard Charlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:18
  38. E-health is increasingly valued for supporting: 1) access to quality health care services for all citizens; 2) information flow and exchange; 3) integrated health care services and 4) interprofessional collabo...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Gagnon, France Légaré, Jean-Paul Fortin, Lise Lamothe, Michel Labrecque and Julie Duplantie
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:17
  39. Many medication errors are encountered in drug prescriptions, which would not occur if practitioners could remember the drug properties. They can refer to drug monographs to find these properties, however drug...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Catherine Duclos, Avner Bar-Hen, Patrick Ouvrard and Alain Venot
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:16
  40. Monitoring of hospital information system (HIS) usage can provide insights into best practices within a hospital and help to assess time trends. In terms of effort and cost of benchmarking, figures derived aut...

    Authors: Martin Dugas, Markus Eckholt and Holger Bunzemeier
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:15
  41. Clear communication about the possible outcomes of proposed medical interventions is an integral part of medical care. Despite its importance, there have been few studies comparing different formats for presen...

    Authors: James G Dolan and Stephen Iadarola
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:14
  42. Physician participation in clinical research recruitment efforts is critical to many studies' success, but it is often limited. Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR)-based, point-of-care Clinical Trial Aler...

    Authors: Peter J Embi, Anil Jain and C Martin Harris
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:13
  43. In spite of succesful adoption of electronic patient records (EPR) by Norwegian GPs, what constitutes the actual benefits and effects of the use of EPRs in the perspective of the GPs and patients has not been ...

    Authors: Tom Christensen and Anders Grimsmo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:12
  44. Low-cost handheld computers (PDA) potentially represent an efficient tool for collecting sensitive data in surveys. The goal of this study is to evaluate the quality of sexual behavior data collected with hand...

    Authors: Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, Walter H Curioso, Marco A Gonzales, Wilfredo Evangelista, Jesus M Castagnetto, Cesar P Carcamo, James P Hughes, Patricia J Garcia, Geoffrey P Garnett and King K Holmes
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:11
  45. An important question in the development of decision aids about colon cancer (CRC) screening is whether to include an explicit discussion of the option of not being screened. We examined the effect of includin...

    Authors: Jennifer M Griffith, Marlie Fichter, Floyd J Fowler, Carmen Lewis and Michael P Pignone
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:10
  46. Correct diagnosis in psychiatry may be improved by novel diagnostic procedures. Computerized Decision Support Systems (CDSS) are suggested to be able to improve diagnostic procedures, but some studies indicate...

    Authors: Lars G Bergman and Uno GH Fors
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:9
  47. The Internet is increasingly used by citizens as source of health information. Young, highly educated adults use the Internet frequently to search for health-related information. Our study explores whether rep...

    Authors: Johanna Castrén, Teppo Huttunen and Kristina Kunttu
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:8

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