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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. The behaviour of doctors and their responses to warnings can inform the effective design of Clinical Decision Support Systems. We used data from a University hospital electronic prescribing and laboratory repo...

    Authors: Sabi Redwood, Nothando B Ngwenya, James Hodson, Robin E Ferner and Jamie J Coleman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:63

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The validity of studies describing clinicians’ judgements based on their responses to paper cases is questionable, because - commonly used - paper case simulations only partly reflect real clinical environment...

    Authors: Huiqin Yang, Carl Thompson, Robert M Hamm, Martin Bland and Alison Foster

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:62

    Content type: Research article

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  34. A large proportion of patients with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA) do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity (PA). Therefore, we developed a web-based intervention that provides a tailored P...

    Authors: Daniel Bossen, Cindy Veenhof, Joost Dekker and Dinny de Bakker

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:61

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Falls among the elderly are a major public health concern. Therefore, the possibility of a modeling technique which could better estimate fall probability is both timely and needed. Using biomedical, pharmacol...

    Authors: Patrick C Hardigan, David C Schwartz and William D Hardigan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:60

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Computer simulation studies of the emergency department (ED) are often patient driven and consider the physician as a human resource whose primary activity is interacting directly with the patient. In many EDs...

    Authors: Morgan E Lim, Andrew Worster, Ron Goeree and Jean-Éric Tarride

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:59

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Primary care doctors in NHSScotland have been using electronic medical records within their practices routinely for many years. The Scottish Health Executive eHealth strategy (2008-2011) has recently brought r...

    Authors: Matt-Mouley Bouamrane and Frances S Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:58

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The openEHR project and the closely related ISO 13606 standard have defined structures supporting the content of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). However, there is not yet any finalized openEHR specification ...

    Authors: Erik Sundvall, Mikael Nyström, Daniel Karlsson, Martin Eneling, Rong Chen and Håkan Örman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:57

    Content type: Software

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  39. Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health issue in developing countries. Early prediction of TB epidemic is very important for its control and intervention. We aimed to develop an appropriate model for pred...

    Authors: Shiyi Cao, Feng Wang, Wilson Tam, Lap Ah Tse, Jean Hee Kim, Junan Liu and Zuxun Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:56

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Inadequate understanding of risk among counselees is a common problem in familial cancer clinics. It has been suggested that graphical displays can help counselees understand cancer risks and subsequent decisi...

    Authors: Lidewij Henneman, Jan C Oosterwijk, Christi J van Asperen, Fred H Menko, Caroline F Ockhuysen-Vermey, Piet J Kostense, Liesbeth Claassen and Daniëlle RM Timmermans

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:55

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) can support guideline adherence in heart failure (HF) patients. However, the use of CDSSs is limited and barriers in working with CDSSs have been described as a major ...

    Authors: Arjen E de Vries, Martje HL van der Wal, Maurice MW Nieuwenhuis, Richard M de Jong, Rene B van Dijk, Tiny Jaarsma, Hans L Hillege and Rene J Jorna

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:54

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) has built the initial Natural Language Processing (NLP) component to extract medications with their corresponding medical conditions (Indications, Contrain...

    Authors: Qi Li, Louise Deleger, Todd Lingren, Haijun Zhai, Megan Kaiser, Laura Stoutenborough, Anil G Jegga, Kevin Bretonnel Cohen and Imre Solti

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:53

    Content type: Research article

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  43. For many healthcare decisions, multiple alternatives are available with different combinations of advantages and disadvantages across several important dimensions. The complexity of current healthcare decision...

    Authors: James G Dolan, Peter J Veazie and Ann J Russ

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:51

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The information provided in patient-centered care and shared decision-making influences patients’ concerns and adherence to treatment. In the decision-making process, patients experience decisional conflict. T...

    Authors: Takashi Kawaguchi, Kanako Azuma, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Soeda, Yusuke Sekine, Masayoshi Koinuma, Hironori Takeuchi, Takao Akashi and Sakae Unezaki

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:50

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Many medical organizations have invested heavily in electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) information systems (IS) to improve medical decision-making and increase efficiency. Des...

    Authors: Ofir Ben-Assuli, Itamar Shabtai and Moshe Leshno

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:49

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Overtreatment of catheter-associated bacteriuria is a quality and safety problem, despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines. Little is known about how guidelines-based knowledge is integrated into ...

    Authors: Barbara W Trautner, Rupal D Bhimani, Amber B Amspoker, Sylvia J Hysong, Armandina Garza, P Adam Kelly, Velma L Payne and Aanand D Naik

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:48

    Content type: Research article

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  47. In two landmark reports on Quality and Information Technology, the Institute of Medicine described a 21st century healthcare delivery system that would improve the quality of care while reducing its costs. To ...

    Authors: James B Jones, Walter F Stewart, Jonathan D Darer and Dean F Sittig

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:47

    Content type: Correspondence

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  48. Implementation and use of electronic health records (EHRs) could lead to potential improvements in quality of care. However, the use of EHRs also introduces unique and often unexpected patient safety risks. Pr...

    Authors: Hardeep Singh, Joan S Ash and Dean F Sittig

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:46

    Content type: Study protocol

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