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  1. Mobile phone technology has demonstrated the potential to improve health service delivery, but there is little guidance to inform decisions about acquiring and implementing mHealth technology at scale in healt...

    Authors: Natalie Leon, Helen Schneider and Emmanuelle Daviaud

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:123

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The importance of respecting women’s wishes to give birth close to their local community is supported by policy in many developed countries. However, persistent concerns about the quality and safety of materni...

    Authors: Helen Cheyne, Len Dalgleish, Janet Tucker, Fiona Kane, Ashalatha Shetty, Sarah McLeod and Catherine Niven

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:122

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Smartphone usage has spread to many settings including that of healthcare with numerous potential and realised benefits. The ability to download custom-built software applications (apps) has created a new weal...

    Authors: Karl Frederick Braekkan Payne, Heather Wharrad and Kim Watts

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:121

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterial infection, a common cause of infertility, are highly prevalent in developed countries, and a worrying problem in North Norway, ...

    Authors: Elia Gabarron, J Artur Serrano, Rolf Wynn and Manuel Armayones

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:120

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Cloud-based desktop virtualization infrastructure (VDI) is known as providing simplified management of application and desktop, efficient management of physical resources, and rapid service deployment, as well...

    Authors: Sooyoung Yoo, Seok Kim, TaeKi Kim, Rong-Min Baek, Chang Suk Suh, Chin Youb Chung and Hee Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:119

    Content type: Research article

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  6. A variety of multimodal treatment options are available for colorectal cancer and many patients want to be involved in decisions about their therapies. However, their desire for autonomy is limited by lack of ...

    Authors: Sabine Hofmann, Janina Vetter, Christiane Wachter, Doris Henne-Bruns, Franz Porzsolt and Marko Kornmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:118

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The development of genomic tests is one of the most significant technological advances in medical testing in recent decades. As these tests become increasingly available, so does the need for a pragmatic frame...

    Authors: Jennifer S Lin, Matthew Thompson, Katrina AB Goddard, Margaret A Piper, Carl Heneghan and Evelyn P Whitlock

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:117

    Content type: Correspondence

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  8. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is a common presenting dysrhythmia in the setting of cardiac arrest whose main treatment is defibrillation through direct current countershock to achieve return of spontaneous cir...

    Authors: Sharad Shandilya, Kevin Ward, Michael Kurz and Kayvan Najarian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:116

    Content type: Technical advance

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  9. Robust, extensible and distributed databases integrating clinical, imaging and molecular data represent a substantial challenge for modern neuroscience. It is even more difficult to provide extensible software...

    Authors: Luca Corradi, Ivan Porro, Andrea Schenone, Parastoo Momeni, Raffaele Ferrari, Flavio Nobili, Michela Ferrara, Gabriele Arnulfo and Marco M Fato

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:115

    Content type: Technical advance

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  10. Information is essential in healthcare. Recording, handling and sharing healthcare information is important in order to ensure high quality of delivered healthcare. Information and communication technology (IC...

    Authors: Thomas Ostersen Mukai, Flemming Bro, Morten Fenger-Grøn, Frede Olesen and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:114

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Misplaced or poorly calibrated confidence in healthcare professionals’ judgments compromises the quality of health care. Using higher fidelity clinical simulations to elicit clinicians’ confidence 'calibration...

    Authors: Huiqin Yang, Carl Thompson and Martin Bland

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:113

    Content type: Research article

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  12. One possible approach towards avoiding alert overload and alert fatigue in Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) systems is to tailor their drug safety alerts to the context of the clinical situation. Our ...

    Authors: Martin Jung, Daniel Riedmann, Werner O Hackl, Alexander Hoerbst, Monique W Jaspers, Laurie Ferret, Kitta Lawton and Elske Ammenwerth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:111

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Due to escalating treatment costs, pharmacoeconomic analysis has been assigned a key role in the quest for increased efficiency in resource allocation for drug therapies in high-income countries. The extent to...

    Authors: Amani Thomas Mori and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:110

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Recently, there has been considerable effort to promote the use of health information technology (HIT) in order to improve health care quality. However, relatively little is known about the extent to which HIT...

    Authors: Joseph D Restuccia, Alan B Cohen, Jedediah N Horwitt and Michael Shwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:109

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Electronic health records are increasingly being used to facilitate referral communication in the outpatient setting. However, despite support by technology, referral communication between primary care provide...

    Authors: Adol Esquivel, Dean F Sittig, Daniel R Murphy and Hardeep Singh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:107

    Content type: Correspondence

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  16. Translational research typically requires data abstracted from medical records as well as data collected specifically for research. Unfortunately, many data within electronic health records are represented as ...

    Authors: Monique Hinchcliff, Eric Just, Sofia Podlusky, John Varga, Rowland W Chang and Warren A Kibbe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:106

    Content type: Correspondence

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  17. Interoperable electronic health record (EHR) solutions are currently being implemented in Canada, as in many other countries. Understanding EHR users’ perspectives is key to the success of EHR implementation p...

    Authors: Carrie Anna McGinn, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Nicola Shaw, Claude Sicotte, Luc Mathieu, Yvan Leduc, Sonya Grenier, Julie Duplantie, Anis Ben Abdeljelil and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:105

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Health numeracy is an important factor in how well people make decisions based on medical risk information. However, in many countries, including Japan, numeracy studies have been limited.

    Authors: Masako Okamoto, Yasushi Kyutoku, Manabu Sawada, Lester Clowney, Eiju Watanabe, Ippeita Dan and Keiko Kawamoto

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:104

    Content type: Research article

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  19. More than half a million new items of biomedical research are generated every year and added to Medline. How successful are we at applying this steady accumulation of scientific knowledge and so improving the ...

    Authors: Robert J Szczerba and Marco D Huesch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:103

    Content type: Debate

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  20. NICE recommends computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) for the treatment of several mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. cCBT may be one way that services can reduce waiting lists ...

    Authors: David Kenicer, Carrie-Anne McClay and Christopher Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:102

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Consumers are increasingly exposed to comparative healthcare information (information about the quality of different healthcare providers). Partly because of its complexity, the use of this information has bee...

    Authors: Nicolien C Zwijnenberg, Michelle Hendriks, Olga C Damman, Evelien Bloemendal, Sonja Wendel, Judith D de Jong and Jany Rademakers

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:101

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The major problem facing health and social care systems globally today is the growing challenge of an elderly population with complex health and social care needs. A longstanding challenge to the provision of ...

    Authors: Gerry King, Catherine O’Donnell, David Boddy, Fiona Smith, David Heaney and Frances S Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:100

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Emerging public health threats often originate in resource-limited countries. In recognition of this fact, the World Health Organization issued revised International Health Regulations in 2005, which call for ...

    Authors: Timothy C Campbell, Charles J Hodanics, Steven M Babin, Adjoa M Poku, Richard A Wojcik, Joseph F Skora, Jacqueline S Coberly, Zarna S Mistry and Sheri H Lewis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:99

    Content type: Technical advance

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  24. Meningitis is characterized by an inflammation of the meninges, or the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial for a positive outcome, yet identifying meningit...

    Authors: Vijay K Mago, Ravinder Mehta, Ryan Woolrych and Elpiniki I Papageorgiou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:98

    Content type: Research article

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  25. In myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), typically a stress and a rest study is performed. If the stress study is considered normal, there is no need for a subsequent rest study. The aim of the study was to...

    Authors: Elin Trägårdh, Liselott Johansson, Camilla Olofsson, Sven Valind and Lars Edenbrandt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:97

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In today’s short stay hospital settings the contact time for patients is reduced. However, it seems to be more important for the patients that the healthcare professionals are easy to get in contact with durin...

    Authors: Charlotte D Bjoernes, Birgitte S Laursen, Charlotte Delmar, Elizabeth Cummings and Christian Nøhr

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:96

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Decisions concerning drug safety and efficacy are generally based on pivotal evidence provided by clinical trials. Unfortunately, finding the relevant clinical trials is difficult and their results are only av...

    Authors: Gert van Valkenhoef, Tommi Tervonen, Bert de Brock and Hans Hillege

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:95

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Dual processing theory of human cognition postulates that reasoning and decision-making can be described as a function of both an intuitive, experiential, affective system (system I) and/or an analytical, deli...

    Authors: Benjamin Djulbegovic, Iztok Hozo, Jason Beckstead, Athanasios Tsalatsanis and Stephen G Pauker

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:94

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services established the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in 2009 to stimulate the adoption of EHRs. One component of the program requires eligible pr...

    Authors: Justin W Timbie, Cheryl L Damberg, Eric C Schneider and Douglas S Bell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:93

    Content type: Correspondence

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  30. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) causes morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, and regulators and payors are encouraging the use of systems to prevent them. Here, we examine the effect of a computerized...

    Authors: Craig A Umscheid, Asaf Hanish, Jesse Chittams, Mark G Weiner and Todd EH Hecht

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:92

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Greater use of computerized decision support (DS) systems could address continuing safety and quality problems in healthcare, but the healthcare field has struggled to implement DS technology. This study surve...

    Authors: Helen W Wu, Paul K Davis and Douglas S Bell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:90

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Shared decision-making and patients’ choice of interventions are areas of increasing importance, not least seen in the light of the fact that chronic conditions are increasing, interventions considered importa...

    Authors: Charlotte Gry Harmsen, Henrik Støvring, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Jørgen Nexøe, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Adrian Edwards and Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:89

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Electronic health records are invaluable for medical research, but much information is stored as free text rather than in a coded form. For example, in the UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD), causes ...

    Authors: Anoop D Shah, Carlos Martinez and Harry Hemingway

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:88

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Access to medical records on the Internet has been reported to be acceptable and popular with patients, although most published evaluations have been of primary care or office-based practice. We tested the fea...

    Authors: Cherry Bartlett, Keith Simpson and A Neil Turner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:87

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The XmR chart is a powerful analytical tool in statistical process control (SPC) for detecting special causes of variation in a measure of quality. In this analysis a statistic called the average moving range is ...

    Authors: Alan J Poots and Thomas Woodcock

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:86

    Content type: Technical advance

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  36. Decision Boxes are summaries of the most important benefits and harms of health interventions provided to clinicians before they meet the patient, to prepare them to help patients make informed and value-based...

    Authors: Anik Giguere, Michel Labrecque, Roland Grad, Michel Cauchon, Matthew Greenway, France Légaré, Pierre Pluye, Stephane Turcotte, Lisa Dolovich and R Brian Haynes

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:85

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Although information systems (IS) have been extensively applied in the health sector worldwide, few initiatives have addressed the health and safety of health workers, a group acknowledged to be at high risk o...

    Authors: Jerry M Spiegel, Karen Lockhart, Carmen Dyck, Andrea Wilson, Lyndsay O’Hara and Annalee Yassi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:84

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Decision-making in healthcare is complex. Research on coverage decision-making has focused on comparative studies for several countries, statistical analyses for single decision-makers, the decision outcome an...

    Authors: Katharina E Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:83

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Over the past years, the number of available informatics resources in medicine has grown exponentially. While specific inventories of such resources have already begun to be developed for Bioinformatics (BI), ...

    Authors: Guillermo de la Calle, Miguel García-Remesal, Nelida Nkumu-Mbomio, Casimir Kulikowski and Victor Maojo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:82

    Content type: Database

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  40. Primary health care in industrialized countries faces major challenges due to demographic changes, an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and a shortage of primary care physicians. One approach to counte...

    Authors: Elisabeth Urban, Dominik Ose, Stefanie Joos, Joachim Szecsenyi and Antje Miksch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:81

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Lifestyle-related diseases represented by metabolic syndrome develop as results of complex interaction. By using health check-up data from two large studies collected during a long-term follow-up, we searched ...

    Authors: Yasunori Ushida, Ryuji Kato, Kosuke Niwa, Daisuke Tanimura, Hideo Izawa, Kenji Yasui, Tomokazu Takase, Yasuko Yoshida, Mitsuo Kawase, Tsutomu Yoshida, Toyoaki Murohara and Hiroyuki Honda

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:80

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Functional brain images such as Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) have been widely used to guide the clinicians in the Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis...

    Authors: Rosa Chaves, Javier Ramírez, Juan M Górriz, Ignacio A Illán, Manuel Gómez-Río and Cristobal Carnero

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:79

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Semantic Web technology can considerably catalyze translational genetics and genomics research in medicine, where the interchange of information between basic research and clinical levels becomes crucial. This...

    Authors: María Taboada, Diego Martínez, Belén Pilo, Adriano Jiménez-Escrig, Peter N Robinson and María J Sobrido

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:78

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Due to the great variability of 12-lead ECG instruments and medical specialists’ interpretation skills, it remains a challenge to deliver rapid and accurate 12-lead ECG reports with senior cardiologists’ decis...

    Authors: Jui-chien Hsieh and Meng-Wei Hsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:77

    Content type: Technical advance

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  45. To determine the behavior of physicians regarding medical literature reading and participation in research activities at one of the largest teaching hospitals in Pakistan.

    Authors: Muhammad Farhan Khaliq, Muhammad Muslim Noorani, Uzair Ahmed Siddiqui and Maheen Anwar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:76

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The treatment of cancer associated thrombosis (CAT) is well established, with level 1A evidence to support the recommendation of a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) by daily injection for 3–6 months. However...

    Authors: Miriam J Johnson, Laura Sheard, Anthony Maraveyas, Simon Noble, Hayley Prout, Ian Watt and Dawn Dowding

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:75

    Content type: Research article

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  47. It is well established that considering users is an important aspect of medical device development. However it is also well established that there are numerous barriers to successfully conducting user research...

    Authors: Jennifer L Martin and Julie Barnett

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:74

    Content type: Research article

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