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  1. Research article

    EsPRit: ethics committee proposals for Long Term Medical Data Registries in rapidly evolving research fields - a future-proof best practice approach

    Long-term data collection is a challenging task in the domain of medical research. Many effects in medicine require long periods of time to become traceable e.g. the development of secondary malignancies based...

    S. Oberbichler, W. O. Hackl and A. Hörbst

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:148

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Finnish physicians’ stress related to information systems keeps increasing: a longitudinal three-wave survey study

    Poorly functioning, time-consuming, and inadequate information systems are among the most important work-related psychosocial factors causing stress in physicians. The present study examined the trend in the p...

    Tarja Heponiemi, Hannele Hyppönen, Tuulikki Vehko, Sari Kujala, Anna-Mari Aalto, Jukka Vänskä and Marko Elovainio

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:147

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Assessment of a Business-to-Consumer (B2C) model for Telemonitoring patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)

    The purpose of this study is to assess the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) model for telemonitoring patients with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) by analysing the value it creates, both for organizations or ventures th...

    Andrija S. Grustam, Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef, Ron Koymans, Philipp Hukal and Johan L. Severens

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:145

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  4. Research article

    Paramedic literature search filters: optimised for clinicians and academics

    Search filters aid clinicians and academics to accurately locate literature. Despite this, there is no search filter or Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) term pertaining to paramedics. Therefore, the aim of this...

    Alexander Olaussen, William Semple, Alaa Oteir, Paula Todd and Brett Williams

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:146

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  5. Research article

    Decision support systems for incurable non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review

    Individually tailored cancer treatment is essential to ensure optimal treatment and resource use. Treatments for incurable metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are evolving rapidly, and decision suppo...

    D. Révész, E. G. Engelhardt, J. J. Tamminga, F. M. N. H. Schramel, B. D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, E. M. W. van de Garde, E. W. Steyerberg, E. P. Jansma, H. C. W. De Vet and V. M. H. Coupé

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:144

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  6. Research article

    A health app developer’s guide to law and policy: a multi-sector policy analysis

    Apps targeted at health and wellbeing sit in a rapidly growing industry associated with widespread optimism about their potential to deliver accessible and cost-effective healthcare. App developers might not b...

    Lisa Parker, Tanya Karliychuk, Donna Gillies, Barbara Mintzes, Melissa Raven and Quinn Grundy

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:141

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  7. Study protocol

    A study protocol of the effectiveness of PEGASUS: a multi-centred study comparing an intervention to promote shared decision making about breast reconstruction with treatment as usual

    Increasingly, women elect breast reconstruction after mastectomy. However, their expectations of surgery are often not met, and dissatisfaction with outcome and ongoing psychosocial concerns and distress are c...

    Diana Harcourt, Nicole Paraskeva, Paul White, Jane Powell and Alex Clarke

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:143

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  8. Research article

    Information needs for the rapid response team electronic clinical tool

    Information overload in healthcare is dangerous. It can lead to critical errors and delays. During Rapid Response Team (RRT) activations providers must make decisions quickly to rescue patients from physiologi...

    Amelia Barwise, Sean Caples, Jeffrey Jensen, Brian Pickering and Vitaly Herasevich

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:142

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  9. Research article

    A novel data-driven workflow combining literature and electronic health records to estimate comorbidities burden for a specific disease: a case study on autoimmune comorbidities in patients with celiac disease

    Data collected in EHRs have been widely used to identifying specific conditions; however there is still a need for methods to define comorbidities and sources to identify comorbidities burden. We propose an ap...

    Jean-Baptiste Escudié, Bastien Rance, Georgia Malamut, Sherine Khater, Anita Burgun, Christophe Cellier and Anne-Sophie Jannot

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:140

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  10. Research article

    Factors influencing the development of primary care data collection projects from electronic health records: a systematic review of the literature

    Primary care data gathered from Electronic Health Records are of the utmost interest considering the essential role of general practitioners (GPs) as coordinators of patient care. These data represent the synt...

    Marie-Line Gentil, Marc Cuggia, Laure Fiquet, Camille Hagenbourger, Thomas Le Berre, Agnès Banâtre, Eric Renault, Guillaume Bouzille and Anthony Chapron

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:139

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  11. Research article

    Communicating projected survival with treatments for chronic kidney disease: patient comprehension and perspectives on visual aids

    Mortality in end stage renal disease (ESRD) is higher than many malignancies. There is no data about the optimal way to present information about projected survival to patients with ESRD. In other areas, graph...

    Frances Dowen, Karishma Sidhu, Elizabeth Broadbent and Helen Pilmore

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:137

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  12. Research article

    Internet use, eHealth literacy and attitudes toward computer/internet among people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a cross-sectional study in two distant European regions

    Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders use the Internet for general and health-related purposes. Their ability to find, understand, and apply the health information they acquire online in order to m...

    Christina Athanasopoulou, Maritta Välimäki, Katerina Koutra, Eliisa Löttyniemi, Antonios Bertsias, Maria Basta, Alexandros N. Vgontzas and Christos Lionis

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:136

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  13. Technical advance

    Dynamic-ETL: a hybrid approach for health data extraction, transformation and loading

    Electronic health records (EHRs) contain detailed clinical data stored in proprietary formats with non-standard codes and structures. Participating in multi-site clinical research networks requires EHR data to...

    Toan C. Ong, Michael G. Kahn, Bethany M. Kwan, Traci Yamashita, Elias Brandt, Patrick Hosokawa, Chris Uhrich and Lisa M. Schilling

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:134

    Published on: 13 September 2017

  14. Research article

    Reviewing clinical guideline development tools: features and characteristics

    To improve consistency and streamline development and publication of clinical guidelines (GL), there is a need for appropriate software support. We have found few specific tools for the actual authoring and ma...

    Soudabeh Khodambashi and Øystein Nytrø

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:132

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  15. Research article

    Evaluation of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology specialists’ preferences for hand hygiene: analysis using the multi-attribute utility theory and the analytic hierarchy process methods

    Hand hygiene is one of the most effective attempts to control nosocomial infections, and it is an important measure to avoid the transmission of pathogens. However, the compliance of healthcare workers (HCWs) ...

    Aslı Suner, Ozlem Ege Oruc, Cagri Buke, Hacer Deniz Ozkaya and Gul Kitapcioglu

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:129

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Decision aids for second-line palliative chemotherapy: a randomised phase II multicentre trial

    There is increasing recognition of the delicate balance between the modest benefits of palliative chemotherapy and the burden of treatment. Decision aids (DAs) can potentially help patients with advanced cance...

    Linda J. M. Oostendorp, Petronella B. Ottevanger, A. Rogier T. Donders, Agnes J. van de Wouw, Ivonne J. H. Schoenaker, Tineke J. Smilde, Winette T. A. van der Graaf and Peep F. M. Stalmeier

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:130

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  17. Research article

    Providing guidance for genomics-based cancer treatment decisions: insights from stakeholder engagement for post-prostatectomy radiation therapy

    Despite the emergence of genomics-based risk prediction tools in oncology, there is not yet an established framework for communication of test results to cancer patients to support shared decision-making. We r...

    James Abe, Jennifer M. Lobo, Daniel M. Trifiletti and Timothy N. Showalter

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:128

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  18. Research article

    Empirical advances with text mining of electronic health records

    Korian is a private group specializing in medical accommodations for elderly and dependent people. A professional data warehouse (DWH) established in 2010 hosts all of the residents’ data. Inside this informat...

    T. Delespierre, P. Denormandie, A. Bar-Hen and L. Josseran

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:127

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  19. Research article

    Unsatisfactory colposcopy: clinical decision-making in conditions of uncertainty

    Unsatisfactory colposcopy, where the cells of interest are not visible in women with a positive cervical screening test, is a common area of clinical uncertainty due to the lack of clear evidence and guidance....

    Kristyn M. Manley, Rebecca A. Simms, Sarah Platt, Amit Patel and Rachna Bahl

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:125

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  20. Research Article

    Word2Vec inversion and traditional text classifiers for phenotyping lupus

    Identifying patients with certain clinical criteria based on manual chart review of doctors’ notes is a daunting task given the massive amounts of text notes in the electronic health records (EHR). This task c...

    Clayton A. Turner, Alexander D. Jacobs, Cassios K. Marques, James C. Oates, Diane L. Kamen, Paul E. Anderson and Jihad S. Obeid

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:126

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  21. Research article

    “Provoking conversations”: case studies of organizations where Option Grid™ decision aids have become ‘normalized’

    Implementing patient decision aids in clinic workflow has proven to be a challenge for healthcare organizations and physicians. Our aim was to determine the organizational strategies, motivations, and facilita...

    Peter Scalia, Glyn Elwyn and Marie-Anne Durand

    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:124

    Published on: 18 August 2017

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