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  1. Assessing the accuracy of influenza epidemic periods determined by statistical models is important to improve the performance of algorithms used in real-time syndromic surveillance systems. This is a difficult...

    Authors: Marion Debin, Cécile Souty, Clément Turbelin, Thierry Blanchon, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Thomas Hanslik, Gilles Hejblum, Yann Le Strat, Flavien Quintus and Alessandra Falchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:138

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Open-angle glaucoma (OAG) is a prevalent, degenerate ocular disease which can lead to blindness without proper clinical management. The tests used to assess disease progression are susceptible to process and m...

    Authors: Greggory J Schell, Mariel S Lavieri, Joshua D Stein and David C Musch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:137

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is a common saying, and indeed, most health economic studies conclude that people are more willing to pay for preventive measures than for treatment activities...

    Authors: Ree M Meertens, Vivian MJ Van de Gaar, Maitta Spronken and Nanne K de Vries

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:136

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Healthcare costs are increasing rapidly and at an unsustainable rate in many countries, and inpatient hospitalizations are a significant driver of these costs. Clinical decision support (CDS) represents a prom...

    Authors: Christopher L Fillmore, Bruce E Bray and Kensaku Kawamoto

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:135

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The necessity to translate eligibility criteria from free text into decision rules that are compatible with data from the electronic health record (EHR) constitutes the main challenge when developing and deplo...

    Authors: Felix Köpcke, Dorota Lubgan, Rainer Fietkau, Axel Scholler, Carla Nau, Michael Stürzl, Roland Croner, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch and Dennis Toddenroth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:134

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Informed decision making requires that those individuals making health and health-care decisions understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with particular health options. Research and theory sugge...

    Authors: Vetta L Sanders Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 3):S7

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 3

  7. Clinicians are encouraged to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) as well as patient-centered medicine. At times, these paradigms seem to be mutually exclusive and difficult to reconcile. It can become even ...

    Authors: Laura A Siminoff

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 3):S6

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 3

  8. Over the past 30 years, patients’ options for accessing information about prescription drugs have expanded dramatically. In this narrative review, we address four questions: (1) What information sources are pa...

    Authors: Richard L Kravitz and Robert A Bell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 3):S5

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 3

  9. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new mammography screening guidelines that sparked a torrent of criticism. The subsequent conflict was significant and pitted the Task Force against oth...

    Authors: Jakob D Jensen, Melinda Krakow, Kevin K John and Miao Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 3):S4

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 3

  10. Health care news stories have the potential to inform and educate news consumers and health-care consumers about the tradeoffs involved in health-care decisions about treatments, tests, products, and procedure...

    Authors: Gary Schwitzer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 3):S3

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 3

  11. Americans devote more resources to health care than any other developed country, and yet they have worse health outcomes and less access. This creates a perfect set of opportunities for Consumer Reports, a nonpro...

    Authors: John S Santa

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 3):S2

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 3

  12. The objective was to find evidence to substantiate assertions that electronic applications for medication management in ambulatory care (electronic prescribing, clinical decision support (CDSS), electronic hea...

    Authors: Cheryl LL Carling, Ingvild Kirkehei, Therese Kristine Dalsbø and Elizabeth Paulsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:133

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Predictive tools are already being implemented to assist in Emergency Department bed management by forecasting the expected total volume of patients. Yet these tools are unable to detect and diagnose when esti...

    Authors: Sarah Bolt and Ross Sparks

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:132

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Decision aids are evidence-based tools designed to inform people of the potential benefit and harm of treatment options, clarify their preferences and provide a shared decision-making structure for discussion ...

    Authors: Linda C Li, Paul M Adam, Anne F Townsend, Diane Lacaille, Charlene Yousefi, Dawn Stacey, Diane Gromala, Chris D Shaw, Peter Tugwell and Catherine L Backman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:131

    Content type: Research article

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  15. With the increasing burden of chronic diseases, analyzing and understanding trajectories of care is essential for efficient planning and fair allocation of resources. We propose an approach based on mining cla...

    Authors: Nicolas Jay, Gilles Nuemi, Maryse Gadreau and Catherine Quantin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:130

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Two decades of research has established the positive effect of using patient-targeted decision support interventions: patients gain knowledge, greater understanding of probabilities and increased confidence in...

    Authors: Glyn Elwyn, Isabelle Scholl, Caroline Tietbohl, Mala Mann, Adrian GK Edwards, Catharine Clay, France Légaré, Trudy van der Weijden, Carmen L Lewis, Richard M Wexler and Dominick L Frosch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S14

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  17. In 2005, the International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration identified twelve quality dimensions to guide assessment of patient decision aids. One dimension—the delivery of patient decision aids o...

    Authors: Aubri S Hoffman, Robert J Volk, Anton Saarimaki, Christine Stirling, Linda C Li, Martin Härter, Geetanjali R Kamath and Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S13

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  18. Establishing the effectiveness of patient decision aids (PtDA) requires evidence that PtDAs improve the quality of the decision-making process and the quality of the choice made, or decision quality. The aim of t...

    Authors: Karen R Sepucha, Cornelia M Borkhoff, Joanne Lally, Carrie A Levin, Daniel D Matlock, Chirk Jenn Ng, Mary E Ropka, Dawn Stacey, Natalie Joseph-Williams, Celia E Wills and Richard Thomson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S12

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  19. Coaching and guidance are structured approaches that can be used within or alongside patient decision aids (PtDAs) to facilitate the process of decision making. Coaching is provided by an individual, and guida...

    Authors: Dawn Stacey, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Jeff Belkora, B Joyce Davison, Marie-Anne Durand, Karen B Eden, Aubri S Hoffman, Mirjam Koerner, France Légaré, Marie-Chantal Loiselle and Richard L Street Jr

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S11

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  20. Effective use of a patient decision aid (PtDA) can be affected by the user’s health literacy and the PtDA’s characteristics. Systematic reviews of the relevant literature can guide PtDA developers to attend to...

    Authors: Kirsten J McCaffery, Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Sian K Smith, David Rovner, Don Nutbeam, Marla L Clayman, Karen Kelly-Blake, Michael S Wolf and Stacey L Sheridan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S10

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  21. Patient decision aids support people to make informed decisions between healthcare options. Personal stories provide illustrative examples of others’ experiences and are seen as a useful way to communicate inf...

    Authors: Hilary L Bekker, Anna E Winterbottom, Phyllis Butow, Amanda J Dillard, Deb Feldman-Stewart, Floyd J Fowler, Maria L Jibaja-Weiss, Victoria A Shaffer and Robert J Volk

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S9

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  22. Consensus guidelines have recommended that decision aids include a process for helping patients clarify their values. We sought to examine the theoretical and empirical evidence related to the use of values cl...

    Authors: Angela Fagerlin, Michael Pignone, Purva Abhyankar, Nananda Col, Deb Feldman-Stewart, Teresa Gavaruzzi, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Carrie A Levin, Arwen H Pieterse, Valerie Reyna, Anne Stiggelbout, Laura D Scherer, Celia Wills and Holly O Witteman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S8

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  23. Making evidence-based decisions often requires comparison of two or more options. Research-based evidence may exist which quantifies how likely the outcomes are for each option. Understanding these numeric est...

    Authors: Lyndal J Trevena, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher, Adrian Edwards, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Mirta Galesic, Paul KJ Han, John King, Margaret L Lawson, Suzanne K Linder, Isaac Lipkus, Elissa Ozanne, Ellen Peters, Danielle Timmermans and Steven Woloshin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S7

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  24. Standards for patient decision aids require that information and options be presented in a balanced manner; this requirement is based on the argument that balanced presentation is essential to foster informed ...

    Authors: Purva Abhyankar, Robert J Volk, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Paulina Bravo, Angela Buchholz, Elissa Ozanne, Dale Colins Vidal, Nananda Col and Peep Stalmeier

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S6

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  25. Patients and clinicians expect patient decision aids to be based on the best available research evidence. Since 2005, this expectation has translated into a quality dimension of the International Patient Decis...

    Authors: Victor M Montori, Annie LeBlanc, Angela Buchholz, Diana L Stilwell and Apostolos Tsapas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S5

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  26. Legal, ethical, and psychological arguments indicate that patients need to receive information about their health situations before their care decisions are made. Patient decision aids (PtDAs) are designed to ...

    Authors: Deb Feldman-Stewart, Mary Ann O’Brien, Marla L Clayman, B Joyce Davison, Masahito Jimbo, Michel Labrecque, Richard W Martin and Heather Shepherd

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S4

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  27. In 2005, the International Patient Decisions Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration developed quality criteria for patient decisions aids; one of the quality dimensions dealt with disclosure of conflicts of inter...

    Authors: Michael J Barry, Evelyn Chan, Benjamin Moulton, Sunita Sah, Magenta B Simmons and Clarence Braddock

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S3

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  28. The original version of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) recommended that patient decision aids (PtDAs) should be carefully developed, user-tested and open to scrutiny, with a well-docu...

    Authors: Angela Coulter, Diana Stilwell, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Patricia Dolan Mullen, Chirk Jenn Ng and Trudy van der Weijden

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S2

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  29. In 2003, the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration was established to enhance the quality and effectiveness of patient decision aids by establishing an evidence-informed framework ...

    Authors: Robert J Volk, Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Dawn Stacey and Glyn Elwyn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S1

    Content type: Introduction

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  30. Healthcare and social care environments are increasingly confronted with older persons with long-term care needs. Consequently, the need for integrated and coordinated assessment systems increases. In Belgium,...

    Authors: Dirk Vanneste, Bram Vermeulen and Anja Declercq

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:129

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Recently, claim-data-based comorbidity-adjusted methods such as the Charlson index and the Elixhauser comorbidity measures have been widely used among researchers. At the same time, there have been an increasi...

    Authors: Ji Hwan Bang, Soo-Hee Hwang, Eun-Jung Lee and Yoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:128

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Medication adherence is critical for patient treatment. This study involved evaluating how implementing Short Message Service (SMS) reminders affected patient medication adherence and related factors.

    Authors: Hsiu-Ling Huang, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Yueh-Ching Chou, Yow-Wen Hsieh, Frank Kuo, Wen-Chen Tsai, Sinkuo Daniel Chai, Blossom Yen-Ju Lin, Pei-Tseng Kung and Chia-Jung Chuang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:127

    Content type: Research article

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  33. There are dilemmas associated with the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer which has lead to over diagnosis and over treatment. Prediction tools have been developed to assist the treatment of the disease.

    Authors: Susie Boyce, Yue Fan, Ronald William Watson and Thomas Brendan Murphy

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:126

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The use of telemedicine in acute stroke care can facilitate rapid access to treatment, but the work required to embed any new technology into routine practice is often hidden, and can be challenging. We aimed ...

    Authors: Beverley French, Elaine Day, Caroline Watkins, Alison McLoughlin, Jane Fitzgerald, Michael Leathley, Paul Davies, Hedley Emsley, Gary Ford, Damian Jenkinson, Carl May, Mark O’Donnell, Christopher Price, Christopher Sutton and Catherine Lightbody

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:125

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Breast cancer is one of the most critical cancers and is a major cause of cancer death among women. It is essential to know the survivability of the patients in order to ease the decision making process regard...

    Authors: Kung-Jeng Wang, Bunjira Makond and Kung-Min Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:124

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Lymph node metastasis (LNM) in gastric cancer is a very important prognostic factor affecting long-term survival. Currently, several common imaging techniques are used to evaluate the lymph node status. Howeve...

    Authors: Zhi-Guo Zhou, Fang Liu, Li-Cheng Jiao, Zhi-Long Wang, Xiao-Peng Zhang, Xiao-Dong Wang and Xiao-Zhuo Luo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:123

    Content type: Technical advance

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  37. Authors: Jamie J Coleman, Heleen van der Sijs, Walter E Haefeli, Sarah P Slight, Sarah E McDowell, Hanna M Seidling, Birgit Eiermann, Jos Aarts, Elske Ammenwerth, Ann Slee and Robin E Ferner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:122

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:111

  38. Health information exchange (HIE) is the electronic sharing of data and information between clinical care and public health entities. Previous research has shown that using HIE to electronically report laborat...

    Authors: Brian E Dixon, Shaun J Grannis and Debra Revere

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:121

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. As the amount of information in electronic health care systems increases, data operations get more complicated and time-consuming. Intensive Care platforms require a timely processing of data retrievals to gua...

    Authors: Kristof Steurbaut, Steven Latré, Johan Decruyenaere and Filip De Turck

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:120

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Departing from the widespread use of the internet in modern society and the emerging use of web applications in healthcare this project captures persons’ needs and expectations in order to develop highly usabl...

    Authors: Ulrika Josefsson, Marie Berg, Ingalill Koinberg, Anna-Lena Hellström, Margaretha Jenholt Nolbris, Agneta Ranerup, Carina Sparud Lundin and Ingela Skärsäter

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:119

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. Conjoint Analysis (CA) can serve as an important tool to study health disparities and unique factors underlying decision-making in diverse subgroups. However, methodological advancements are needed in exploiti...

    Authors: Salimah H Meghani, Jesse Chittams, Alexandra L Hanlon and Joseph Curry

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:118

    Content type: Research article

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  42. A medical tests may influence the health of patients by guiding clinical decisions, such as treatment in case of a positive test result. However, a medical test can influence the health of patients through oth...

    Authors: Jolande Y Vis, Myra CB van Zwieten, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Karel GM Moons, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Kirsten J McCaffery, Ben Willem J Mol and Brent C Opmeer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:117

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Studying rare outcomes, new interventions and diverse populations often requires collaborations across multiple health research partners. However, transferring healthcare research data from one institution to ...

    Authors: Christine E Bredfeldt, Amy L Butani, Roy Pardee, Paul Hitz, Sandy Padmanabhan and Gwyn Saylor

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:116

    Content type: Technical advance

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  44. Internationally, generic medicines are increasingly seen as a key strategy to reduce healthcare expenditure, therefore awareness and knowledge transfer regarding generic medicines are valid areas of research. ...

    Authors: Suzanne S Dunne, Niamh M Cummins, Ailish Hannigan, Bill Shannon, Colum Dunne and Walter Cullen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:115

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Our objective was to develop a model for measuring re-identification risk that more closely mimics the behaviour of an adversary by accounting for repeated attempts at matching and verification of matches, and...

    Authors: Khaled El Emam, Fida K Dankar, Angelica Neisa and Elizabeth Jonker

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:114

    Content type: Research article

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  46. As adolescents with hemophilia approach adulthood, they are expected to assume responsibility for their disease management. A bilingual (English and French) Internet-based self-management program, “Teens Takin...

    Authors: Vicky R Breakey, Ashley V Warias, Danial M Ignas, Meghan White, Victor S Blanchette and Jennifer N Stinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:113

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Physician notes routinely recorded during patient care represent a vast and underutilized resource for human disease studies on a population scale. Their use in research is primarily limited by the need to sep...

    Authors: Andrew J McMurry, Britt Fitch, Guergana Savova, Isaac S Kohane and Ben Y Reis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:112

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Clinical decision support (CDS) for electronic prescribing systems (computerized physician order entry) should help prescribers in the safe and rational use of medicines. However, the best ways to alert users ...

    Authors: Jamie J Coleman, Heleen van der Sijs, Walter E Haefeli, Sarah P Slight, Sarah E McDowell, Hanna M Seidling, Birgit Eiermann, Jos Aarts, Elske Ammenwerth, Robin E Ferner and Ann Slee

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:111

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:122

  49. Quality assessment and continuous quality feedback to the staff is crucial for safety and efficiency of teleconsultation and triage. This study evaluates whether it is feasible to use an already existing telep...

    Authors: Gabrielle Marmier Staub, Jan von Overbeck and Eva Blozik

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:110

    Content type: Research article

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