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  1. The ability to detect disease outbreaks in their early stages is a key component of efficient disease control and prevention. With the increased availability of electronic health-care data and spatio-temporal ...

    Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Serryn Eagleson, Sam Beckett, Graeme Garner, Bert Veenendaal, Graeme Wright and Aileen J Plant
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:4
  2. The Institute of Medicine has identified patient safety as a key goal for health care in the United States. Detecting vaccine adverse events is an important public health activity that contributes to patient s...

    Authors: Herman D Tolentino, Michael D Matters, Wikke Walop, Barbara Law, Wesley Tong, Fang Liu, Paul Fontelo, Katrin Kohl and Daniel C Payne
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:3
  3. Much of the research on decision-making in health care has focused on consultation outcomes. Less is known about the process by which clinicians and patients come to a treatment decision. This study aimed to q...

    Authors: Eileen Kaner, Ben Heaven, Tim Rapley, Madeleine Murtagh, Ruth Graham, Richard Thomson and Carl May
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:2
  4. Receiving extraneous articles in response to a query submitted to MEDLINE/PubMed is common. When submitting a multi-word query (which is the majority of queries submitted), the presence of all query words with...

    Authors: Mir S Siadaty, Jianfen Shu and William A Knaus
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:1
  5. Throughout the medical and paramedical professions, self-report health status questionnaires are used to gather patient-reported outcome measures. The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate in individua...

    Authors: Patrick Boissy, Karen Jacobs and Serge H Roy
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:42
  6. Syndromic surveillance (SS) can potentially contribute to outbreak detection capability by providing timely, novel data sources. One SS challenge is that some syndrome counts vary with season in a manner that ...

    Authors: Tom Burr, Todd Graves, Richard Klamann, Sarah Michalak, Richard Picard and Nicolas Hengartner
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:40
  7. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability world-wide. The ability to accurately predict patient outcome after TBI has an important role in clinical practice and research. Prognost...

    Authors: Pablo Perel, Phil Edwards, Reinhard Wentz and Ian Roberts
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:38
  8. Diagnostic error is a significant problem in specialities characterised by diagnostic uncertainty such as primary care, emergency medicine and paediatrics. Despite wide-spread availability, computerised aids h...

    Authors: Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Andrew Winrow, Michael Coren, Vasanta Nanduri, Roger Buchdahl, Benjamin Jacobs, Helen Fisher, Paul M Taylor, Jeremy C Wyatt and Joseph Britto
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:37
  9. This paper reports on a parallel collection of rubrics from the medical terminology systems ICD-10, ICF, MeSH, NCSP and KSH97-P and its use for semi-automatic creation of an English-Swedish dictionary of medic...

    Authors: Mikael Nyström, Magnus Merkel, Lars Ahrenberg, Pierre Zweigenbaum, Håkan Petersson and Hans Åhlfeldt
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:35
  10. The Internet has been increasingly utilized in biomedical research. From online searching for literature to data sharing, the Internet has emerged as a primary means of research for many physicians and scienti...

    Authors: Anand Shah, Danny O Jacobs, Henrique Martins, Matthew Harker, Andreia Menezes, Mariana McCready and Ricardo Pietrobon
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:34
  11. Online information retrieval systems have the potential to improve patient care but there are few comparative studies of the impact of online evidence on clinicians' decision-making behaviour in routine clinic...

    Authors: Enrico Coiera, Farah Magrabi, Johanna I Westbrook, Michael R Kidd and Richard O Day
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:33
  12. Although regulatory compliance in academic research is enforced by law to ensure high quality and safety to participants, its implementation is frequently hindered by cost and logistical barriers. In order to ...

    Authors: Ricardo Pietrobon, Anand Shah, Paul Kuo, Matthew Harker, Mariana McCready, Christeen Butler, Henrique Martins, CT Moorman and Danny O Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:32
  13. Hospital-based clinicians have been shown to use and attain benefits from online evidence systems. To our knowledge there have been no studies investigating whether and how ambulance officers use online eviden...

    Authors: Johanna I Westbrook, Mary T Westbrook and A Sophie Gosling
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:31
  14. The text descriptions in electronic medical records are a rich source of information. We have developed a Health Information Text Extraction (HITEx) tool and used it to extract key findings for a research stud...

    Authors: Qing T Zeng, Sergey Goryachev, Scott Weiss, Margarita Sordo, Shawn N Murphy and Ross Lazarus
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:30
  15. Whereas an electronic medical record (EMR) system can partly address the limitations, of paper-based documentation, such as fragmentation of patient data, physical paper records missing and poor legibility, st...

    Authors: Sacha E Bleeker, Gerarda Derksen-Lubsen, Astrid M van Ginneken, Johan van der Lei and Henriëtte A Moll
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:29
  16. Several models for prediction of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among chest pain patients in the emergency department (ED) have been presented, but many models predict only the likelihood of acute myocardial in...

    Authors: Jonas Björk, Jakob L Forberg, Mattias Ohlsson, Lars Edenbrandt, Hans Öhlin and Ulf Ekelund
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:28
  17. The analysis of large-scale gene expression data is a fundamental approach to functional genomics and the identification of potential drug targets. Results derived from such studies cannot be trusted unless th...

    Authors: Peyman Jafari and Francisco Azuaje
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:27
  18. The Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG™) is a network of individuals and institutions, creating a world wide web of cancer research. An important aspect of this informatics effort is the development of ...

    Authors: Jonathan Tobias, Ram Chilukuri, George A Komatsoulis, Sambit Mohanty, Nicholas Sioutos, Denise B Warzel, Lawrence W Wright and Rebecca S Crowley
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:25
  19. Computerized decision support systems (DSS) have mainly focused on improving clinicians' diagnostic accuracy in unusual and challenging cases. However, since diagnostic omission errors may predominantly result...

    Authors: Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Graham C Roberts, Michael Coren, Vasantha Nanduri, Amanda Tomlinson, Paul M Taylor, Jeremy C Wyatt and Joseph F Britto
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:22
  20. Clinical research can be facilitated by the use of informatics tools. We used an existing electronic medical record (EMR) system and personal data assistants (PDAs) to assess the characteristics and outcomes o...

    Authors: Lameck Diero, Joseph K Rotich, John Bii, Burke W Mamlin, Robert M Einterz, Irene Z Kalamai and William M Tierney
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:21
  21. PROforma is one of several languages that allow clinical guidelines to be expressed in a computer-interpretable manner. How these languages should be compared, and what requirements they should meet, are quest...

    Authors: David R Sutton, Paul Taylor and Kenneth Earle
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:20
  22. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have established central repositories for the collection of DNA, biological samples, and clinical data to be catalogued at a single site. He...

    Authors: A Jamie Cuticchia, Philip C Cooley, R David Hall and Ying Qin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:19
  23. Databases are frequently used for pharmacoepidemiological research. However, most of these databases consist either of prescribing, dispensing or administrative data and therefore lack insight in the interacti...

    Authors: Stefan R Florentinus, Patrick C Souverein, Fabiënne AMG Griens, Peter P Groenewegen, Hubert GM Leufkens and Eibert R Heerdink
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:18
  24. Management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is clinically challenging and costly. Neuromuscular blocking agents may facilitate mechanical ventilation and improve o...

    Authors: Alex Macario, John L Chow and Franklin Dexter
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:15
  25. Current practice guidelines offer different management recommendations for adults presenting with a sore throat. The key issue is the extent to which the clinical likelihood of a Group A streptococcal infectio...

    Authors: Sonal Singh, James G Dolan and Robert M Centor
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:14
  26. Data mining can be utilized to automate analysis of substantial amounts of data produced in many organizations. However, data mining produces large numbers of rules and patterns, many of which are not useful. ...

    Authors: Mir S Siadaty and William A Knaus
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:13
  27. Electronic medical records, including pathology reports, are often used for research purposes. Currently, there are few programs freely available to remove identifiers while leaving the remainder of the pathol...

    Authors: Bruce A Beckwith, Rajeshwarri Mahaadevan, Ulysses J Balis and Frank Kuo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:12
  28. Approximately 30% of intubated preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) will fail attempted extubation, requiring reintubation and mechanical ventilation. Although ventilator technology and mon...

    Authors: Martina Mueller, Carol L Wagner, David J Annibale, Rebecca G Knapp, Thomas C Hulsey and Jonas S Almeida
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:11
  29. In this study we propose the development of a new algorithm for selecting optimal recording sites for limited lead body surface potential mapping. The proposed algorithm differs from previously reported method...

    Authors: Dewar D Finlay, Chris D Nugent, Mark P Donnelly, Robert L Lux, Paul J McCullagh and Norman D Black
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:9
  30. Categorization is designed to enhance resource description by organizing content description so as to enable the reader to grasp quickly and easily what are the main topics discussed in it. The objective of th...

    Authors: Stefan J Darmoni, Aurelie Névéol, Jean-Marie Renard, Jean-Francois Gehanno, Lina F Soualmia, Badisse Dahamna and Benoit Thirion
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:7
  31. Real-time clinical decision support (CDS) integrated into clinicians' workflow has the potential to profoundly affect the cost, quality, and safety of health care delivery. Recent reports have identified a sur...

    Authors: Dean F Sittig, Michael A Krall, Richard H Dykstra, Allen Russell and Homer L Chin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:6
  32. Systematic reviews or randomised-controlled trials usually help to establish the effectiveness of drugs and other health technologies, but are rarely sufficient by themselves to ensure actual clinical use of t...

    Authors: Joseph Liu, Jeremy C Wyatt and Douglas G Altman
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:4
  33. Factors of IT adoption have largely been discussed in the literature. However, existing frameworks (such as TAM or TTF) are failing to include one important aspect, the interaction between user and task.

    Authors: Elske Ammenwerth, Carola Iller and Cornelia Mahler
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:3
  34. Robust, programmatically accessible biomedical information services that syntactically and semantically interoperate with other resources are challenging to construct. Such systems require the adoption of comm...

    Authors: Joshua Phillips, Ram Chilukuri, Gilberto Fragoso, Denise Warzel and Peter A Covitz
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:2
  35. Comprehensive knowledge about the level of healthcare information technology (HIT) adoption in the United States remains limited. We therefore performed a baseline assessment to address this knowledge gap.

    Authors: Eric G Poon, Ashish K Jha, Melissa Christino, Melissa M Honour, Rushika Fernandopulle, Blackford Middleton, Joseph Newhouse, Lucian Leape, David W Bates, David Blumenthal and Rainu Kaushal
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2006 6:1
  36. Tight glucose control by intensive insulin therapy has become a key part of critical care and is an important field of study in acute coronary care. A balance has to be found between frequency of measurements ...

    Authors: Mathijs Vogelzang, Felix Zijlstra and Maarten WN Nijsten
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:38
  37. With the rapid growth of medical information and the pervasiveness of the Internet, online search and retrieval systems have become indispensable tools in medicine. The progress of Web technologies can provide...

    Authors: Michael Muin, Paul Fontelo, Fang Liu and Michael Ackerman
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:37
  38. Although colorectal cancer screening is recommended by major policy-making organizations, rates of screening remain low. Our aim was to develop a patient-directed, computer-based decision aid about colorectal ...

    Authors: Jane Kim, Annie Whitney, Sarah Hayter, Carmen Lewis, Marci Campbell, Lisa Sutherland, Beth Fowler, Sue Googe, Regina McCoy and Michael Pignone
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:36

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