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  1. Jurisdictional drug information systems are being implemented in many regions around the world. British Columbia, Canada has had a provincial medication dispensing record, PharmaNet, system since 1995. Little ...

    Authors: Morgan Price, Mike Bowen, Francis Lau, Nicole Kitson and Stan Bardal
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:42
  2. PubMed data potentially can provide decision support information, but PubMed was not exclusively designed to be a point-of-care tool. Natural language processing applications that summarize PubMed citations ho...

    Authors: T Elizabeth Workman, Marcelo Fiszman and John F Hurdle
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:41
  3. 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
  4. Data stored in personally controlled health records (PCHRs) may hold value for clinicians and public health entities, if patients and their families will share them. We sought to characterize consumer willingn...

    Authors: Elissa R Weitzman, Skyler Kelemen, Liljana Kaci and Kenneth D Mandl
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:39
  5. An important prerequisite for the Chronic Care Model is to be able to identify, in a valid, simple and inexpensive way, the population with a chronic condition that needs proactive and planned care. We investi...

    Authors: Margrethe Smidth, Ineta Sokolowski, Lone Kærsvang and Peter Vedsted
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:38
  6. Death records are a rich source of data, which can be used to assist with public surveillance and/or decision support. However, to use this type of data for such purposes it has to be transformed into a coded ...

    Authors: Kailah Davis, Catherine Staes, Jeff Duncan, Sean Igo and Julio C Facelli
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:37
  7. Extraction of clinical information such as medications or problems from clinical text is an important task of clinical natural language processing (NLP). Rule-based methods are often used in clinical NLP syste...

    Authors: Son Doan, Nigel Collier, Hua Xu, Pham Hoang Duy and Tu Minh Phuong
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:36
  8. The contact networks between individuals can have a profound impact on the evolution of an infectious outbreak within a network. The impact of the interaction between contact network and disease dynamics on in...

    Authors: Mohammad Hashemian, Kevin Stanley and Nathaniel Osgood
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:35
  9. There exist many academic search solutions and most of them can be put on either ends of spectrum: general-purpose search and domain-specific "deep" search systems. The general-purpose search systems, such as ...

    Authors: Jaehoon Choi, Donghyeon Kim, Seongsoon Kim, Sunwon Lee, Kyubum Lee and Jaewoo Kang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  10. This paper describes the analysis of a database of over 180,000 patient records, collected from over 23,000 patients, by the hearing aid clinic at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK. These rec...

    Authors: Muhammad N Anwar and Michael P Oakes
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  11. Biofuels produced from biomass are considered to be promising sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. The conversion of lignocellulose into fermentable sugars for biofuels production requires the use of enzy...

    Authors: Marie-Jean Meurs, Caitlin Murphy, Ingo Morgenstern, Greg Butler, Justin Powlowski, Adrian Tsang and René Witte
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  12. This work describes a system for identifying event mentions in bio-molecular research abstracts that are either speculative (e.g. analysis of IkappaBalpha phosphorylation, where it is not specified whether phosph...

    Authors: Andrew MacKinlay, David Martinez and Timothy Baldwin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  13. Clinical trials are mandatory protocols describing medical research on humans and among the most valuable sources of medical practice evidence. Searching for trials relevant to some query is laborious due to t...

    Authors: Ioannis Korkontzelos, Tingting Mu and Sophia Ananiadou
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  14. The calcium-imaging technique allows us to record movies of brain activity in the antennal lobe of the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster, a brain compartment dedicated to information about odors. Signal processing...

    Authors: Martin Strauch and C Giovanni Galizia
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  15. The Swanson's ABC model is powerful to infer hidden relationships buried in biological literature. However, the model is inadequate to infer relations with context information. In addition, the model generates...

    Authors: Sejoon Lee, Jaejoon Choi, Kyunghyun Park, Min Song and Doheon Lee
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 1

  16. Accurate information is needed to direct healthcare systems’ efforts to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Assembling complete and correct microbiology data is vital to understanding and ...

    Authors: Makoto Jones, Scott L DuVall, Joshua Spuhl, Matthew H Samore, Christopher Nielson and Michael Rubin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:34
  17. Systematic Reviews (SRs) are an essential part of evidence-based medicine, providing support for clinical practice and policy on a wide range of medical topics. However, producing SRs is resource-intensive, an...

    Authors: Aaron M Cohen, Kyle Ambert and Marian McDonagh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:33
  18. Providers and policymakers are pursuing strategies to increase patient engagement in health care. Increasingly, online sections of medical records are viewable by patients though seldom are clinicians' visit n...

    Authors: Suzanne G Leveille, Janice Walker, James D Ralston, Stephen E Ross, Joann G Elmore and Tom Delbanco
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:32
  19. Narrative medical reports do not use standardized terminology and often bring insufficient information for statistical processing and medical decision making. Objectives of the paper are to propose a method fo...

    Authors: Petra Přečková, Jana Zvárová and Karel Zvára
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:31
  20. In the past 20 years, society has witnessed the following landmark scientific advances: (i) the sequencing of the human genome, (ii) the distribution of software by the open source movement, and (iii) the inve...

    Authors: Alex P Cunningham, Antonis C Antoniou and Douglas F Easton
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:30
  21. Over the last few decades, the ever-increasing output of scientific publications has led to new challenges to keep up to date with the literature. In the biomedical area, this growth has introduced new require...

    Authors: David Perez-Rey, Ana Jimenez-Castellanos, Miguel Garcia-Remesal, Jose Crespo and Victor Maojo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:29
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

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