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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. With the increasing prevalence of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in healthcare institutions, there is a growing need to measure their success. However, there is a lack of published literatu...

    Authors: Wen-Sheng Tzeng, Kuang-Ming Kuo, Huang-Wei Lin and Tai-Yuan Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:109

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Paper-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks have promoted a preventive approach to primary care and provided data to support research at the Inala Indigenous Health Service, south-west Bris...

    Authors: Geoffrey KP Spurling, Deborah A Askew, Philip J Schluter and Noel E Hayman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:108

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS) support clinical documentation at the bedside and have demonstrated effects on completeness of patient charting and the time spent on documentation. These systems are cos...

    Authors: Ixchel Castellanos, Jürgen Schüttler, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch and Thomas Bürkle

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:107

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Blindness due to diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the major disability in diabetic patients. Although early management has shown to prevent vision loss, diabetic patients have a low rate of routine ophthalmologic ...

    Authors: Ein Oh, Tae Keun Yoo and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:106

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Decision support systems for differential diagnosis have traditionally been evaluated on the basis of criteria how sensitively and specifically they are able to identify the correct diagnosis established by ex...

    Authors: R Scott Braithwaite and Matthew Scotch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:105

    Content type: Debate

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  10. Human resources are an important building block of the health system. During the last decade, enormous investment has gone into the information systems to manage human resources, but due to the lack of a clear...

    Authors: Ramesh Kumar, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Jamil Ahmed, Zulfiqar Khan, Sayed Mursalin, Mahmood Iqbal Memon and Shagufta Zareen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:104

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The process of creating and designing Virtual Patients for teaching students of medicine is an expensive and time-consuming task. In order to explore potential methods of mitigating these costs, our group bega...

    Authors: Marcus D Bloice, Klaus-Martin Simonic and Andreas Holzinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:103

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Medical care commonly involves the apprehension of complex patterns of patient derangements to which the practitioner responds with patterns of interventions, as opposed to single therapeutic maneuvers. This c...

    Authors: Jonathan D Paladino, Philip S Crooke, Christopher R Brackney, A Murat Kaynar and John R Hotchkiss

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:102

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The objective of this study was to ascertain the performance of syndromic algorithms for the early detection of patients in healthcare facilities who have potentially transmissible infectious diseases, using c...

    Authors: Solweig Gerbier-Colomban, Quentin Gicquel, Anne-Laure Millet, Christophe Riou, Jacqueline Grando, Stefan Darmoni, Véronique Potinet-Pagliaroli and Marie-Hélène Metzger

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:101

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In the Millennium Villages Project site of Bonsaaso, Ghana, the Health Team is using a mobile phone closed user group to place calls amongst one another at no cost.

    Authors: Nadi Nina Kaonga, Alain Labrique, Patricia Mechael, Eric Akosah, Seth Ohemeng-Dapaah, Joseph Sakyi Baah, Richmond Kodie, Andrew S Kanter and Orin Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:100

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Providing patient information to physicians in usable form is of high importance. Electronic presentation of patient data may have benefits in efficiency and error rate reduction for these physician facing int...

    Authors: Daniel Glaser, Sanjula Jain and Philip Kortum

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:99

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Around 20% of those who seek health information online, search specifically for mental health. However, little is known about the nature of the online health information offered by two European countries, Finl...

    Authors: Christina Athanasopoulou, Heli Hätönen, Sanna Suni, Christos Lionis, Kathleen M Griffiths and Maritta Välimäki

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:98

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Methods for linking real-world healthcare data often use a latent class model, where the latent, or unknown, class is the true match status of candidate record-pairs. This commonly used model assumes that agre...

    Authors: Joanne K Daggy, Huiping Xu, Siu L Hui, Roland E Gamache and Shaun J Grannis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:97

    Content type: Technical advance

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  18. In accordance with the People’s Republic of China’s (China) National Health Reform Plan of 2009, two of the nation’s leading hospitals, located in Beijing, have implemented electronic medical record (EMR) syst...

    Authors: Jianbo Lei, Paulina Sockolow, Pengcheng Guan, Qun Meng and Jiajie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:96

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Poor adherence to the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) protocol reduces the potential impact on under-five morbidity and mortality. Electronic technology could improve adherence; however there...

    Authors: Marc Mitchell, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Daniel Msellemu, Melania Nkaka and Neal Lesh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:95

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The forces which affect homelessness are complex and often interactive in nature. Social forces such as addictions, family breakdown, and mental illness are compounded by structural forces such as lack of avai...

    Authors: Vijay K Mago, Hilary K Morden, Charles Fritz, Tiankuang Wu, Sara Namazi, Parastoo Geranmayeh, Rakhi Chattopadhyay and Vahid Dabbaghian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:94

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Recommendations from international task forces on geriatric assessmentemphasize the need for research including validation of cancer-specificgeriatric assessment (C-SGA) tools in oncological settings. This stu...

    Authors: Kerri M Clough-Gorr, Lea Noti, Peter Brauchli, Richard Cathomas, Marius R Fried, Gillian Roberts, Andreas E Stuck, Felicitas Hitz and Ulrich Mey

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:93

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Women diagnosed with early breast cancer (stage I or II) can be offered the choice between mastectomy or breast conservation surgery with radiotherapy due to equivalence in survival rates. A wide variation in ...

    Authors: Stephanie Sivell, Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards and Antony S R Manstead

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:92

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Prior studies demonstrate the suitability of natural language processing (NLP) for identifying pneumonia in chest radiograph (CXR) reports, however, few evaluate this approach in intensive care unit (ICU) pati...

    Authors: Vincent Liu, Mark P Clark, Mark Mendoza, Ramin Saket, Marla N Gardner, Benjamin J Turk and Gabriel J Escobar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:90

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The editors of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).

    Authors: Adrian Aldcroft

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:74

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  25. The causes of the underutilization of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not fully known, but may in part, relate to individual patient factors including risk per...

    Authors: Richard W Martin, Kelsey McCallops, Andrew J Head, Aaron T Eggebeen, James D Birmingham and Donald J Tellinghuisen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:89

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Adopting mobile electronic medical record (MEMR) systems is expected to be one of the superior approaches for improving nurses’ bedside and point of care services. However, nurses may use the functions for far...

    Authors: Kuang-Ming Kuo, Chung-Feng Liu and Chen-Chung Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:88

    Content type: Research article

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  27. This study was performed to investigate the usefulness of clinical pathway (CP) using an electronic medical record (EMR) in pediatric patients undergoing closed pinning for supracondylar fracture of the humeru...

    Authors: Ki Hyuk Sung, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Seung Yeol Lee, Soyeon Ahn, Somin Park, In Ho Choi, Tae-Joon Cho, Won Joon Yoo, Jung Hyun Lee and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:87

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Despite considerable financial incentives for adoption, there is little evidence available about providers’ use and satisfaction with key functions of electronic health records (EHRs) that meet “meaningful use...

    Authors: Anil N Makam, Holly J Lanham, Kim Batchelor, Lipika Samal, Brett Moran, Temple Howell-Stampley, Lynne Kirk, Manjula Cherukuri, Noel Santini, Luci K Leykum and Ethan A Halm

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:86

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Privacy and information security are important for all healthcare services, including home-based services. We have designed and implemented a prototype technology platform for providing home-based healthcare s...

    Authors: Eva Henriksen, Tatjana M Burkow, Elin Johnsen and Lars K Vognild

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:85

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Audit Trails (AT) are fundamental to information security in order to guarantee access traceability but can also be used to improve Health information System’s (HIS) quality namely to assess how they are used ...

    Authors: Ricardo Cruz-Correia, Isabel Boldt, Luís Lapão, Cátia Santos-Pereira, Pedro Pereira Rodrigues, Ana Margarida Ferreira and Alberto Freitas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:84

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Patients with prostate cancer face the difficult decision between a wide range of therapeutic options. These men require elaborate information about their individual risk profile and the therapeutic strategies...

    Authors: Daniel Baumunk, Roman Reunkoff, Julien Kushner, Alexandra Baumunk, Carsten Kempkensteffen, Ursula Steiner, Steffen Weikert, Lutz Moser, Mark Schrader, Stefan Höcht, Thomas Wiegel, Kurt Miller and Martin Schostak

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:83

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Electronic decision support is commonplace in medical practice. However, its adoption at the point-of-care is dependent on a range of organisational, patient and clinician-related factors. In particular, level...

    Authors: Julia M Langton, Bianca Blanch, Nicole Pesa, Jae Min Park and Sallie-Anne Pearson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:82

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Effective population management of patients with diabetes requires timely recognition. Current case-finding algorithms can accurately detect patients with diabetes, but lack real-time identification. We sought...

    Authors: Anil N Makam, Oanh K Nguyen, Billy Moore, Ying Ma and Ruben Amarasingham

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:81

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The present study aimed to develop an artificial neural network (ANN) based prediction model for cardiovascular autonomic (CA) dysfunction in the general population.

    Authors: Juanmei Liu, Zi-Hui Tang, Fangfang Zeng, Zhongtao Li and Linuo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:80

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Although usage and acceptance are important factors for a successful implementation of clinical decision support systems for medication, most studies only concentrate on their design and outcome. Our objective...

    Authors: Brita Sedlmayr, Andrius Patapovas, Melanie Kirchner, Anja Sonst, Fabian Müller, Barbara Pfistermeister, Bettina Plank-Kiegele, Renate Vogler, Manfred Criegee-Rieck, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Harald Dormann, Renke Maas and Thomas Bürkle

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:79

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Despite the increasing pervasiveness of mobile computational technologies, knowledge about psychiatric patients’ preferences regarding the design and utility of mobile applications is very poor. This paper rep...

    Authors: Jean-François Pelletier, Michael Rowe, Nathe François, Julie Bordeleau and Sonia Lupien

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:78

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Translational medical research literature has increased rapidly in the last few decades and played a more and more important role during the development of medicine science. The main aim of this study is to ev...

    Authors: Qiang Yao, Peng-Hui Lyu, Fei-Cheng Ma, Lan Yao and Shi-Jing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:77

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Following the completion of treatment and as they enter the follow-up phase, breast cancer patients (BCPs) often recount feeling ‘lost in transition’, and are left with many questions concerning how their ongo...

    Authors: Rashida Haq, Lineke Heus, Natalie A Baker, Daisy Dastur, Fok-Han Leung, Eman Leung, Benjamin Li, Kathy Vu and Janet A Parsons

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:76

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The usage of patient data for research poses risks concerning the patients’ privacy and informational self-determination. Next-generation-sequencing technologies and various other methods gain data from biospe...

    Authors: Harald Aamot, Christian Dominik Kohl, Daniela Richter and Petra Knaup-Gregori

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:75

    Content type: Technical advance

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  40. In previous work, we described the development of an 81-item video-animated tool for assessing mobility. In response to criticism levied during a pilot study of this tool, we sought to develop a new version bu...

    Authors: Ryan T Barnard, Anthony P Marsh, Walter Jack Rejeski, Anthony Pecorella and Edward H Ip

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:73

    Content type: Software

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  41. For over 60 years, the Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) has proven itself a valuable tool with which to perform measurement of and comparison between the functional statuses of individual patients. In recent...

    Authors: Dominik Péus, Nicolas Newcomb and Silvia Hofer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:72

    Content type: Debate

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  42. Electronic health records (EHRs) provide enormous potential for health research but also present data governance challenges. Ensuring de-identification is a pre-requisite for use of EHR data without prior cons...

    Authors: Andrea C Fernandes, Danielle Cloete, Matthew TM Broadbent, Richard D Hayes, Chin-Kuo Chang, Richard G Jackson, Angus Roberts, Jason Tsang, Murat Soncul, Jennifer Liebscher, Robert Stewart and Felicity Callard

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:71

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Identification and tracking of important communicable diseases is pivotal to our understanding of the geographical distribution of disease, the emergence and spread of novel and resistant infections, and are o...

    Authors: Benedict Daniel Michael and David Geleta

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:70

    Content type: Database

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  44. Electronic Patient Medication Record (ePMR) systems have important safety features embedded to alert users about potential clinical hazards and errors. To date, there is no synthesis of evidence about the effe...

    Authors: Oluwagbemileke Ojeleye, Anthony Avery, Vaibhav Gupta and Matthew Boyd

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:69

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Handheld computers for data collection (HCDC) and management have become increasingly common in health research. However, current knowledge about the use of HCDC in health research in China is very limited. In...

    Authors: Xia Wan, H Fisher Raymond, Tiancai Wen, Ding Ding, Qian Wang, Sanghyuk S Shin, Gonghuan Yang, Wanxing Chai, Peng Zhang and Thomas E Novotny

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:68

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) can improve patient safety, quality and efficiency, but hospitals face a host of barriers to adopting CPOE, ranging from resistance among physicians to the cost of the ...

    Authors: Steven R Simon, Carol A Keohane, Mary Amato, Michael Coffey, Bismarck Cadet, Eyal Zimlichman and David W Bates

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:67

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Chronic low back pain is a common chronic condition whose treatment success can be improved by active involvement of patients. Patient involvement can be fostered by web-based applications combining health inf...

    Authors: Jörg Dirmaier, Martin Härter and Nina Weymann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:66

    Content type: Study protocol

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  48. High override rates for drug-drug interaction (DDI) alerts in electronic health records (EHRs) result in the potentially dangerous consequence of providers ignoring clinically significant alerts. Lack of unifo...

    Authors: Shobha Phansalkar, Amrita Desai, Anish Choksi, Eileen Yoshida, John Doole, Melissa Czochanski, Alisha D Tucker, Blackford Middleton, Douglas Bell and David W Bates

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:65

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Within the field of record linkage, numerous data cleaning and standardisation techniques are employed to ensure the highest quality of links. While these facilities are common in record linkage software packa...

    Authors: Sean M Randall, Anna M Ferrante, James H Boyd and James B Semmens

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:64

    Content type: Research article

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