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  1. Content type: Debate

    American public policy makers recently established the goal of providing the majority of Americans with electronic health records by 2014. This will require a National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) ...

    Authors: Dean F Sittig, Richard N Shiffman, Kevin Leonard, Charles Friedman, Barbara Rudolph, George Hripcsak, Laura L Adams, Lawrence C Kleinman and Rainu Kaushal

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:14

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Identification of negation in electronic health records is essential if we are to understand the computable meaning of the records: Our objective is to compare the accuracy of an automated mechanism for assign...

    Authors: Peter L Elkin, Steven H Brown, Brent A Bauer, Casey S Husser, William Carruth, Larry R Bergstrom and Dietlind L Wahner-Roedler

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:13

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  3. Content type: Software

    The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) TMA Data Exchange Specification (TMA DES) proposed in April 2003 provides a community-based, open source tool for sharing tissu...

    Authors: David G Nohle and Leona W Ayers

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:12

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Clinical prediction guides assist clinicians by pointing to specific elements of the patient's clinical presentation that should be considered when forming a diagnosis, prognosis or judgment regarding treatmen...

    Authors: Jennifer L Holland, Nancy L Wilczynski and R Brian Haynes

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:11

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Advances in computing and telecommunications have resulted in the availability of a range of online tools for use in pathology training and quality assurance. The majority focus on either enabling pathologists...

    Authors: Dan J Johnston, Sean P Costello, Peter A Dervan and Daniel G O'Shea

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:10

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Using technology to access clinical information has become a critical skill for family physicians. The aims of this study were to assess the way family physicians use the Internet to look for clinical informat...

    Authors: Nancy L Bennett, Linda L Casebeer, Robert Kristofco and Blanche C Collins

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:9

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Evaluating the existence and strength of an association between a putative cause and adverse clinical outcome is complex and best done by assessing all available evidence. With the increasing burden of chronic...

    Authors: R Brian Haynes, Monika Kastner and Nancy L Wilczynski

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:8

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Internet offers a seemingly endless amount of health information of varying quality. Health portals, which provide entry points to quality-controlled collections of websites, have been hailed as a solution...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Elizabeth J Paulsen and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:7

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  9. Content type: Software

    The rapid growth of online publications such as the Medline and other sources raises the questions how to get the relevant information efficiently. It is important, for a bench scientist, e.g., to monitor rela...

    Authors: Dongquan Chen, Helmuth F Orthner and Susan M Sell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:6

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Concern over bio-terrorism has led to recognition that traditional public health surveillance for specific conditions is unlikely to provide timely indication of some disease outbreaks, either naturally occurr...

    Authors: Judith C Brillman, Tom Burr, David Forslund, Edward Joyce, Rick Picard and Edith Umland

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:4

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, outcome prediction models using artificial neural network and multivariable logistic regression analysis have been developed in many areas of health care research. Both these methods have adva...

    Authors: Behzad Eftekhar, Kazem Mohammad, Hassan Eftekhar Ardebili, Mohammad Ghodsi and Ebrahim Ketabchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:3

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Citizens increasingly use email in personal communication. It is not however clear to what extent physicians utilize it for patient communication. Our study was designed to examine physicians' activity in usin...

    Authors: Johanna Castrén, Marja Niemi and Irma Virjo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    CDSS (computerized decision support system) for medical diagnostics have been studied for long. This study was undertaken to investigate how different preferences of Learning Styles (LS) of psychiatrists might...

    Authors: Lars G Bergman and Uno GH Fors

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The purpose was to examine how General Practitioners (GPs) use clinical information and rules from guidelines in their decisions on drug treatment for high cholesterol values.

    Authors: Lars Backlund, Ylva Skånér, Henry Montgomery, Johan Bring and Lars-Erik Strender

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:23

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This paper analyzes the effect of the mean-square error principle on the optimization process using a Special Case of Hopfield Neural Network (SCHNN).

    Authors: Rachid Sammouda and Mohamed Sammouda

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:22

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) are a useful tool that helps physicians to make clinical decisions as the healthcare moves towards the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). The fast growing World Wide ...

    Authors: Peng Dong, Ling Ling Wong, Sarah Ng, Marie Loh and Adrian Mondry

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:21

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Prospective users of preventive therapies often must evaluate complex information about therapeutic risks and benefits. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of relative and absolute risk inform...

    Authors: Larry A Hembroff, Margaret Holmes-Rovner and Celia E Wills

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:20

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  18. Content type: Debate

    The "applied" nature distinguishes applied sciences from theoretical sciences. To emphasize this distinction, we begin with a general, meta-level overview of the scientific endeavor. We introduce the knowledge sp...

    Authors: Stefan V Pantazi, José F Arocha and Jochen R Moehr

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:19

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Most hospitals keep and update their paper-based medical records after introducing an electronic medical record or a hospital information system (HIS). This case report describes a HIS in a hospital where the ...

    Authors: Hallvard Lærum, Tom H Karlsen and Arild Faxvaag

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:18

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Design and test the reliability of a web-based system for multicenter, real-time collection of data in the emergency department (ED), under waiver of authorization, in compliance with HIPAA.

    Authors: Jeffrey A Kline, Charles L Johnson, William B Webb and Michael S Runyon

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:17

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  21. Content type: Software

    Autocoding (or automatic concept indexing) occurs when a software program extracts terms contained within text and maps them to a standard list of concepts contained in a nomenclature. The purpose of autocodin...

    Authors: Jules J Berman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:16

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  22. Content type: Technical advance

    It is an absolute necessity to continually assess the quality of health information on the Internet. Quality-controlled subject gateways are Internet services which apply a selected set of targeted measures to...

    Authors: SJ Darmoni, B Dahamna and Thomas R Roth-Berghofer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:15

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Although significant response time deficits (both reaction time and movement time) have been identified in numerous studies of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), few attempts have been made to evaluate th...

    Authors: Andrew M Johnson, Philip A Vernon, Quincy J Almeida, Linda L Grantier, Rene Singarayer and Mandar S Jog

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:14

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Concerns regarding the privacy of health information are escalating owing both to the growing use of information technology to store and exchange data and to the increasing demand on the part of patients to co...

    Authors: C Shawn Tracy, Guilherme Coelho Dantas and Ross EG Upshur

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:13

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Wireless local area networks (WLANs) are considered the next generation of clinical data network. They open the possibility for capturing clinical data in a prehospital setting (e.g., a patient's home) using v...

    Authors: Dongquan Chen, Seng-jaw Soong, Gary J Grimes and Helmuth F Orthner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:12

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Quantitative studies are becoming more recognized as important to understanding health care with all of its richness and complexities. The purpose of this descriptive survey was to provide a quantitative evalu...

    Authors: Kathleen Ann McKibbon and Cynthia S Gadd

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:11

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Drug therapy has become increasingly efficient, with more drugs available for treatment of an ever-growing number of conditions. Yet, drug use is reported to be sub optimal in several aspects, such as dosage, ...

    Authors: Peter Wanger and Lene Martin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:10

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  28. Content type: Technical advance

    The linkage of records which refer to the same entity in separate data collections is a common requirement in public health and biomedical research. Traditionally, record linkage techniques have required that ...

    Authors: Tim Churches and Peter Christen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:9

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  29. Content type: Technical advance

    Health-Related Quality of Life assessment is widely used in clinical research, but rarely in clinical practice. Barriers including practical difficulties administering printed questionnaires have limited their...

    Authors: Emilia Bielli, Fabio Carminati, Stella La Capra, Micaela Lina, Cinzia Brunelli and Marcello Tamburini

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:7

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Estimation of cardiovascular disease risk is increasingly used to inform decisions on interventions, such as the use of antihypertensives and statins, or to communicate the risks of smoking. Crude 10-year card...

    Authors: Chris Martin, Mark Vanderpump and Joyce French

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:6

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) available today are not extensively used due to lack of proper integration into clinical settings, knowledge-related information resources, and lack of decision support at t...

    Authors: Jean-Charles Dufour, Dominique Fieschi and Marius Fieschi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:2

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation is a challenging but necessary part of the development cycle of clinical information systems like the electronic medical records (EMR) system. It is believed that such evaluations should include mul...

    Authors: Hallvard Lærum and Arild Faxvaag

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:1

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Many preventable diseases such as ischemic heart diseases and breast cancer prevail at a large scale in the general population. Computerized decision support systems are one of the solutions for improving the ...

    Authors: Isabelle Colombet, Thierry Dart, Laurence Leneveut, Sylvain Zunino, Joël Ménard and Gilles Chatellier

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:13

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  34. Content type: Technical advance

    A key feature of a good general practice consultation is that it is patient-centred. A number of verbal and non-verbal behaviours have been identified as important to establish a good relationship with the pat...

    Authors: Simon de Lusignan, Eben Wilson, Andy Dyble, Tristan Grant, Alice Theadom and Tom Chan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:12

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  35. Content type: Research article

    EURIS (European Resistance Intervention Study) was launched as a multinational study in September of 2000 to identify the multitude of complex risk factors that contribute to the high carriage rate of drug res...

    Authors: Sara Silva, Rodrigo Gouveia-Oliveira, António Maretzek, João Carriço, Thorolfur Gudnason, Karl G Kristinsson, Karl Ekdahl, António Brito-Avô, Alexander Tomasz, Ilda Santos Sanches, Hermínia de Lencastre and Jonas Almeida

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:9

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  36. Content type: Research article

    During carcinogenesis, precancers are the morphologically identifiable lesions that precede invasive cancers. In theory, the successful treatment of precancers would result in the eradication of most human can...

    Authors: Jules J Berman and Donald E Henson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:8

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  37. Content type: Research article

    This study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of using videoconferencing to involve community-based surgeons in interactive, multidisciplinary oncology rounds so they may benefit from the type of communi...

    Authors: Anna Gagliardi, Andy Smith, Vivek Goel and Denny DePetrillo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:7

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Tissue Microarrays (TMAs) allow researchers to examine hundreds of small tissue samples on a single glass slide. The information held in a single TMA slide may easily involve Gigabytes of data. To benefit from...

    Authors: Jules J Berman, Mary E Edgerton and Bruce A Friedman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:5

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The storage and distribution of electrocardiogram data is based on different formats. There is a need to promote the development of standards for their exchange and analysis. Such models should be platform-/ s...

    Authors: Haiying Wang, Francisco Azuaje, Benjamin Jung and Norman Black

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:4

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Anesthesia side effects are almost inevitable in most situations. In order to optimize the anesthetic experience from the patient's viewpoint, it makes intuitive sense to attempt to avoid the side effects that...

    Authors: Saifudin Rashiq and Patricia Bray

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:3

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Emergency department (ED) based syndromic surveillance systems identify abnormally high visit rates that may be an early signal of a bioterrorist attack. For example, an anthrax outbreak might first be detecta...

    Authors: Ben Y Reis and Kenneth D Mandl

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:2

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