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  1. Protection of privacy data published in the health care field is an important research field. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the USA is the current legislation for privacy p...

    Authors: Jie Su, Yi Cao, Yuehui Chen, Yahui Liu and Jinming Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 1):286

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  2. Strengthening surveillance systems to collect near-real-time case-based data plays a fundamental role in achieving malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). With the advanced and widespread us...

    Authors: Win Han Oo, Kaung Myat Thu, Julia C. Cutts, Win Htike, Kyawt Mon Win, May Chan Oo, Naw Hkawng Galau, Paul A. Agius, Pyae Phyo Htoon, Ellen Kearney, Aung Thi, Ye Win Aung, Min Min Thein, Kathryn Rosecrans, Kyi Tun Lwin, Aung Kyi Min…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:285

    Content type: Research

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  3. Charging according to disease is an important way to effectively promote the reform of medical insurance mechanism, reasonably allocate medical resources and reduce the burden of patients, and it is also an im...

    Authors: Li-Li Tong, Jin-Bo Gu, Jing-Jiao Li, Guang-Xuan Liu, Shuo-Wei Jin and Ai-Yun Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:284

    Content type: Research

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  4. The liver is an important organ that undertakes the metabolic function of the human body. Liver cancer has become one of the cancers with the highest mortality. In clinic, it is an important work to extract th...

    Authors: Jiawei Wu, Shengqiang Zhou, Songlin Zuo, Yiyin Chen, Weiqin Sun, Jiang Luo, Jiantuan Duan, Hui Wang and Deguang Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:283

    Content type: Research

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  5. A variety of smartphone apps and wearables are available both to help patients monitor their health and to support health care professionals (HCPs) in providing clinical care. As part of the RADAR-CNS consorti...

    Authors: J. A. Andrews, M. P. Craven, A. R. Lang, B. Guo, R. Morriss and C. Hollis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:282

    Content type: Research

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  6. An Informatics Consult has been proposed in which clinicians request novel evidence from large scale health data resources, tailored to the treatment of a specific patient. However, the availability of such co...

    Authors: Alvina G. Lai, Wai Hoong Chang, Constantinos A. Parisinos, Michail Katsoulis, Ruth M. Blackburn, Anoop D. Shah, Vincent Nguyen, Spiros Denaxas, George Davey Smith, Tom R. Gaunt, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Murray P. Cox, Donall Forde, Folkert W. Asselbergs, Steve Harris, Sylvia Richardson…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Lack of proper and timely patients' access to speech pathologists can affect the treatment and follow-up process; therefore, patients do not achieve the expected therapeutic goals. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Maryam Eslami Jahromi and Leila Ahmadian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:280

    Content type: Research

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  8. The medication process is complex and error-prone. To avoid medication errors, a medication order should fulfil certain criteria, such as good readability and comprehensiveness. In this context, a computerized...

    Authors: Viktoria Jungreithmayr, Andreas D. Meid, Walter E. Haefeli and Hanna M. Seidling

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:279

    Content type: Research

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  9. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Joanna Dagard, Nadia Mazille-Orfanos, Nawras Georgi, Intissar Dechicha, Guy Carrault, Patrick Pladys and Alain Beuchée

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:277

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:269

  10. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform our healthcare systems significantly. New AI technologies based on machine learning approaches should play a key role in clinical decision-making in ...

    Authors: Rosy Tsopra, Xose Fernandez, Claudio Luchinat, Lilia Alberghina, Hans Lehrach, Marco Vanoni, Felix Dreher, O.Ugur Sezerman, Marc Cuggia, Marie de Tayrac, Edvins Miklasevics, Lucian Mihai Itu, Marius Geanta, Lesley Ogilvie, Florence Godey, Cristian Nicolae Boldisor…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:274

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Drug repurposing, the process of identifying additional therapeutic uses for existing drugs, has attracted increasing attention from both the pharmaceutical industry and the research community. Many existing c...

    Authors: Qianlong Wen, Ruoqi Liu and Ping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 8):263

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 8

  12. Evidenced-based practice is a key component of quality care. This study aims to explore users’ expectations concerning paediatric local clinical practice guidelines.

    Authors: Joanna Dagard, Nadia Mazille-Orfanos, Nawras Georgi, Intissar Dechicha, Guy Carrault, Patrick Pladys and Alain Beuchée

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:277

  13. The glycated hemoglobin (A1c) test is not recommended for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. We examine ordering patterns of diabetes-related tests for SCD patients to explore misutilization of tests among th...

    Authors: Shivani Sivasankar, An-Lin Cheng, Ira M. Lubin, Kamani Lankachandra and Mark A. Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:268

    Content type: Research

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  14. The use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) data in clinical research is incredibly increasing, but the abundancy of data resources raises the challenge of data cleaning. It can save time if the data cleaning c...

    Authors: Xi Shi, Charlotte Prins, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Pavlos Mamouris, Bert Vaes and Bart De Moor

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:267

    Content type: Research

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  15. Recent developments in machine learning have shown its potential impact for clinical use such as risk prediction, prognosis, and treatment selection. However, relevant data are often scattered across different...

    Authors: Marie Beth van Egmond, Gabriele Spini, Onno van der Galien, Arne IJpma, Thijs Veugen, Wessel Kraaij, Alex Sangers, Thomas Rooijakkers, Peter Langenkamp, Bart Kamphorst, Natasja van de L’Isle and Milena Kooij-Janic

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:266

    Content type: Research

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  16. Vietnam is undergoing a fast-aging process that poses potential critical issues for older people and central among those is demand for healthcare utilization. However, healthcare utilization, here measured as ...

    Authors: Duc Dung Le, Roberto Leon Gonzalez and Joseph Upile Matola

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:265

    Content type: Research article

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  17. There is a knowledge gap regarding factors that may influence the access to different devices for home-dwelling people with dementia (PwD). The aim of this study was to identify different assistive technology ...

    Authors: Nathalie Genevieve Puaschitz, Frode Fadnes Jacobsen, Janne Mannseth, Renira Corinne Angeles, Line Iden Berge, Marie Hidle Gedde and Bettina Sandgathe Husebo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:264

    Content type: Research

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  18. It is essential for radiologists to communicate actionable findings to the referring clinicians reliably. Natural language processing (NLP) has been shown to help identify free-text radiology reports including...

    Authors: Yuta Nakamura, Shouhei Hanaoka, Yukihiro Nomura, Takahiro Nakao, Soichiro Miki, Takeyuki Watadani, Takeharu Yoshikawa, Naoto Hayashi and Osamu Abe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:262

    Content type: Research

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  19. Hospitalized people with unhealthy substance use should be referred to treatment. Although inpatient referral resources are often available, clinicians report that outpatient referral networks are not well-est...

    Authors: Kelli Thoele, Mengmeng Yu, Mandeep Dhillon, Robert Skipworth Comer, Hannah L. Maxey, Robin Newhouse and Ukamaka M. Oruche

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:260

    Content type: Software

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  20. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) develops condition-specific Standard Sets of outcomes to be measured in clinical practice for value-based healthcare evaluation. Standard Se...

    Authors: Caroline B. Terwee, Marloes Zuidgeest, Harald E. Vonkeman, David Cella, Lotte Haverman and Leo D. Roorda

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:259

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Although middle-aged and elderly users are the main group targeted by health maintenance-oriented WeChat official accounts (HM-WOAs), few studies have explored the relationship of these accounts and their user...

    Authors: Lin Xu, Pengfei Li, Xiaorong Hou, Hongfan Yu, Tingting Tang, Ting Liu, Shoushu Xiang, Xiaoqian Wu and Cheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:257

    Content type: Research

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  22. Institutions, government departments, and healthcare professionals engage in social media because it facilitates reaching a large number of people simultaneously. YouTube provides a platform whereby anyone can...

    Authors: Lambodara Parabhoi, Ramani Ranjan Sahu, Rebecca Susan Dewey, Manoj Kumar Verma, Arbind Kumar Seth and Damodar Parabhoi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:255

    Content type: Research

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  23. Accumulating studies indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles in the process of development and progression of many human complex diseases. However, traditional biochemical experimental methods for i...

    Authors: Ru Nie, Zhengwei Li, Zhu-hong You, Wenzheng Bao and Jiashu Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 1):254

    Content type: Methodology

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  24. Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (PIs) induce significant patient suffering, inflate healthcare costs, and increase clinical co-morbidities. PIs are mostly due to bed-immobility, sensory impairment, bed pos...

    Authors: Christine Anderson, Zerihun Bekele, Yongkai Qiu, Dana Tschannen and Ivo D. Dinov

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:253

    Content type: Research

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  25. A high quality treatment decision means patients are informed and receive treatment that matches their goals. This research examined the reliability and validity of the Depression Decision Quality Instrument (...

    Authors: Suzanne Brodney, K. D. Valentine and Karen Sepucha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:252

    Content type: Research

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  26. Digital health technologies enable patients to make a personal contribution to the improvement of their health by enabling them to manage their health. In order to exploit the potential of digital health techn...

    Authors: Niels Hannemann, Nina-Alexandra Götz, Lisa Schmidt, Ursula Hübner and Birgit Babitsch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:250

    Content type: Research

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  27. Understanding prognostic information can help patients know what may happen to their health over time and make informed decisions. However, communicating prognostic information well can be challenging.

    Authors: Eman Abukmail, Mina Bakhit, Chris Del Mar and Tammy Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:249

    Content type: Research

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  28. Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is a simple and inexpensive method for early diagnosis of breast cancer. This study aimed to determine the effect of a smartphone application on women’s performance and health bel...

    Authors: Mitra Shakery, Manoosh Mehrabi and Zahra Khademian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:248

    Content type: Research

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  29. Significant investments have been made towards the implementation of mHealth applications and eRecord systems globally. However, fragmentation of these technologies remains a big challenge, often unresolved in...

    Authors: Kagiso Ndlovu, Richard E. Scott and Maurice Mars

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research

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  30. Patient-based analysis of social media is a growing research field with the aim of delivering precision medicine but it requires accurate classification of posts relating to patients’ experiences. We motivate ...

    Authors: Beatrice Alex, Donald Whyte, Daniel Duma, Roma English Owen and Elizabeth A. L. Fairley

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:244

    Content type: Research

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  31. It is encouraging to see a substantial increase in individuals surviving cancer. Even more so since most of them will have a positive effect on society by returning to work. However, many cancer survivors have...

    Authors: Izidor Mlakar, Simon Lin, Ilona Aleksandraviča, Krista Arcimoviča, Jānis Eglītis, Mārcis Leja, Ángel Salgado Barreira, Jesús G. Gómez, Mercedes Salgado, Jesús G. Mata, Doroteja Batorek, Matej Horvat, Maja Molan, Maja Ravnik, Jean-François Kaux, Valérie Bleret…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:243

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Data sharing is considered a crucial part of modern medical research. Unfortunately, despite its advantages, it often faces obstacles, especially data privacy challenges. As a result, various approaches and in...

    Authors: Felix Nikolaus Wirth, Thierry Meurers, Marco Johns and Fabian Prasser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:242

    Content type: Research

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  33. Data sparsity is a major limitation to estimating national and global dementia burden. Surveys with full diagnostic evaluations of dementia prevalence are prohibitively resource-intensive in many settings. How...

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    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:241

    Content type: Research article

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  34. A clinical librarian is a member of the medical team in many countries. To strengthen this new job, librarians need to acquire professional skills in order to provide information services to medical staff. In ...

    Authors: Maryam Zarghani, Leila Nemati-Anaraki, Zahra Dinpajoo, Arezoo Ghamgosar, Sedegheh Khani and Maryam Khazaee-Pool

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:240

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:276

  35. Rhinosinusitis is an inflammation of the sinonasal cavity which affects roughly one in seven people per year. Acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) is mostly, apart from allergic etiology, caused by a viral infection and...

    Authors: L. Hart, A. Polášková and P. Schalek

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:239

    Content type: Software

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  36. This article investigates the research problem of digital solutions to overcome the pandemic, more closely examining the limited effectiveness and scope of the governmental COVID-19 tracing apps, using the Ger...

    Authors: Alina Behne, Nicolai Krüger, Jan Heinrich Beinke and Frank Teuteberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:238

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Advanced analytics, such as artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly gain relevance in medicine. However, patients’ responses to the involvement of AI in the care process remains largely unclear. The study a...

    Authors: Michaela Soellner and Joerg Koenigstorfer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:236

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Home blood pressure measurements have equal or even greater predictive value than clinic blood pressure measurements regarding cardiovascular outcomes. With advances in home blood pressure monitors, we face an...

    Authors: Pete Wegier, Jeffery L. Belden, Shannon M. Canfield, Victoria A. Shaffer, Sonal J. Patil, Michael L. LeFevre, K. D. Valentine, Mihail Popescu, Linsey M. Steege, Akshay Jain and Richelle J. Koopman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:235

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In sub-Saharan Africa, the material and human capacity to diagnose patients reporting with fever to healthcare providers is largely insufficient. Febrile patients are typically treated presumptively with antim...

    Authors: Shannen M. C. van Duijn, Angela K. Siteyi, Sherzel Smith, Emmanuel Milimo, Leon Stijvers, Monica Oguttu, Michael O. Amollo, Edward O. Okeyo, Lilyana Dayo, Titus Kwambai, Dickens Onyango and Tobias F. Rinke de Wit

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:233

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In developing countries, health information system (HIS) is experiencing more and more difficulties to produce quality data. The lack of reliable health related information makes it difficult to develop effect...

    Authors: Aimé Patrice Koumamba, Ulrick Jolhy Bisvigou, Edgard Brice Ngoungou and Gayo Diallo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:232

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a pneumonia caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has shown its destructiveness with more than one million confirmed cases and dozens of tho...

    Authors: Hetong Ma, Liu Shen, Haixia Sun, Zidu Xu, Li Hou, Sizhu Wu, An Fang, Jiao Li and Qing Qian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:231

    Content type: Database

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  42. Road traffic accidents have been one of the leading causes of death. Despite the increasing trend of road traffic apps, there is no comprehensive analysis of their features and no taxonomy for the apps based o...

    Authors: Hossein Aghayari, Leila R. Kalankesh, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani and Mohammad-Reza Feizi-Derakhshi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:230

    Content type: Research

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  43. Telepathology is the practice of reviewing and exchanging pathological images through telecommunication systems to obtain diagnoses remotely. Studying the factors that make such a system successful and favoura...

    Authors: Ali Jasem Buabbas, Tareq Mohammad, Adel K. Ayed, Hawraa Mallah, Hamza Al-Shawaf and Abdulwahed Mohammed Khalfan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:229

    Content type: Research

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  44. In France, about 30% of the population refuses COVID-19 vaccination outright, and 9 to 40% are hesitant. We developed and evaluated an interactive web tool providing transparent and reliable information on the...

    Authors: Viet-Thi Tran, Stéphanie Sidorkiewicz, Clarisse Péan and Philippe Ravaud

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21:228

    Content type: Research

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  45. Given that China has encouraged EHR usage in hospitals for more than a decade, patients’ access to their own EHR data is still not as widely utilized as expected.

    Authors: Ting Shu, Fan Xu, Hongxia Li and Wei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021 21(Suppl 2):53

    Content type: Case Study

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

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