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  1. The practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires clinicians to integrate their expertise with the latest scientific research. But this is becoming increasingly difficult with the growing numbers of publi...

    Authors: Grace Y Chung
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:10
  2. Investing in computer-based information systems is notoriously risky, since many systems fail to become routinely used as part of everyday working practices, yet there is clear evidence about the management pr...

    Authors: David Boddy, Gerry King, Julia S Clark, David Heaney and Frances Mair
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:9
  3. The introduction of electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP) or ePrescriptions in ambulatory health care has been suggested to have a positive impact on the prescribing and dispensing processes. Thereby, imp...

    Authors: Bengt Åstrand, Emelie Montelius, Göran Petersson and Anders Ekedahl
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:8
  4. The purpose of this study is to identify publication output, and research areas, as well as descriptively and quantitatively characterize the field of medical informatics through publication trend analysis ove...

    Authors: Jonathan P DeShazo, Donna L LaVallie and Fredric M Wolf
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:7
  5. Despite wide promotion, clinical practice guidelines have had limited effect in changing physician behavior. Effective implementation strategies to date have included: multifaceted interventions involving audi...

    Authors: Madhukar H Trivedi, Ella J Daly, Janet K Kern, Bruce D Grannemann, Prabha Sunderajan and Cynthia A Claassen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:6
  6. Timely and accurate information is important to guide the medical treatment process. We developed, implemented and assessed an order-entry system to support documentation of prostate histologies involving urol...

    Authors: Bernhard Breil, Axel Semjonow and Martin Dugas
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:5
  7. Vast amounts of data are collected about patients and service users in the course of health and social care service delivery. Electronic data systems for patient records have the potential to revolutionise ser...

    Authors: Ronan A Lyons, Kerina H Jones, Gareth John, Caroline J Brooks, Jean-Philippe Verplancke, David V Ford, Ginevra Brown and Ken Leake
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:3
  8. This paper focuses on the creation of a predictive computer-assisted decision making system for traumatic injury using machine learning algorithms. Trauma experts must make several difficult decisions based on...

    Authors: Soo-Yeon Ji, Rebecca Smith, Toan Huynh and Kayvan Najarian
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:2
  9. Pretreatment auxological variables, such as birth size and parental heights, are important predictors of the growth response to GH treatment. For children with missing pretreatment data, published prediction m...

    Authors: Berit Kriström, Jovanna Dahlgren, Aimon Niklasson, Andreas FM Nierop and Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009 9:1
  10. New legal regulations for the marketing of pharmaceutical products were introduced in 2002 in Switzerland. We investigated whether claims in drug advertisements citing published scientific studies were justifi...

    Authors: Macarena Gonzalez Santiago, Heiner C Bucher and Alain J Nordmann
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:61
  11. Despite the pressing need for the creation of applications that facilitate the aggregation of clinical and molecular data, most current applications are proprietary and lack the necessary compliance with stand...

    Authors: Patrick McConnell, Rajesh C Dash, Ram Chilukuri, Ricardo Pietrobon, Kimberly Johnson, Robert Annechiarico and A Jamie Cuticchia
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:60
  12. While many factors can influence the way that cancer care is delivered, including the way that evidence is packaged and disseminated, little research has evaluated how health care professionals who manage canc...

    Authors: Anna R Gagliardi, Frances C Wright, Dave Davis, Robin S McLeod and David R Urbach
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:59
  13. First generation Internet technologies such as mailing lists or newsgroups afforded unprecedented levels of information exchange within a variety of interest groups, including those who seek health information...

    Authors: Laura A O'Grady, Holly Witteman and C Nadine Wathen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:58
  14. Common dental procedures induce bacteremia. To prevent infectious complications from bacteremia in patients with specific medical conditions, antibiotic prophylaxis is considered. Recommendations are often unc...

    Authors: Eva Ellervall, Berndt Brehmer and Kerstin Knutsson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:57
  15. Several models for mortality prediction have been constructed for critically ill patients with haematological malignancies in recent years. These models have proven to be equally or more accurate in predicting...

    Authors: T Verplancke, S Van Looy, D Benoit, S Vansteelandt, P Depuydt, F De Turck and J Decruyenaere
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:56
  16. Diabetic type 1 patients are often advised to use dose adjustment guidelines to calculate their doses of insulin. Conventional methods of measuring patients' adherence are not applicable to these cases, becaus...

    Authors: Massoud Toussi, Carine Choleau, Gérard Reach, Michel Cahané, Avner Bar-Hen and Alain Venot
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:55
  17. Chronic disease management is a global health concern. By the time they reach adolescence, 10–15% of all children live with a chronic disease. The role of educational interventions in facilitating adaptation t...

    Authors: Toomas Timpka, Henrik Eriksson, Johnny Ludvigsson, Joakim Ekberg, Sam Nordfeldt and Lena Hanberger
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:54
  18. Decision curve analysis is a novel method for evaluating diagnostic tests, prediction models and molecular markers. It combines the mathematical simplicity of accuracy measures, such as sensitivity and specifi...

    Authors: Andrew J Vickers, Angel M Cronin, Elena B Elkin and Mithat Gonen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:53
  19. The present work aims at the application of the decision theory to radiological image quality control (QC) in diagnostic routine. The main problem addressed in the framework of decision theory is to accept or ...

    Authors: Patrícia S Lessa, Cristofer A Caous, Paula R Arantes, Edson Amaro Jr and Fernando M Campello de Souza
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:51
  20. The medical history is acknowledged as the sine qua non for quality medical care because recognizing problems is pre-requisite for managing them. Medical histories typically are incomplete and inaccurate, however...

    Authors: David Zakim, Niko Braun, Peter Fritz and Mark Dominik Alscher
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:50
  21. There is a need for a new cardiovascular disease model that includes a wider range of relevant risk factors, in particular lifestyle factors, to aid targeting of interventions and improve population models of ...

    Authors: Christopher J Martin, Paul Taylor and Henry WW Potts
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:49
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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