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  1. The medical problem list is an important part of the electronic medical record in development in our institution. To serve the functions it is designed for, the problem list has to be as accurate and timely as...

    Authors: Stephane Meystre and Peter J Haug

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:30

    Content type: Research article

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  2. A common approach in exploring register data is to find relationships between outcomes and predictors by using multiple regression analysis (MRA). If there is more than one outcome variable, the analysis must ...

    Authors: Amir R Razavi, Hans Gill, Olle Stål, Marie Sundquist, Sten Thorstenson, Hans Åhlfeldt and Nosrat Shahsavar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:29

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The commercial development and expansion of mobile phone networks has led to the creation of devices combining mobile phones and personal digital assistants, which could prove invaluable in a clinical setting....

    Authors: Omer Aziz, Sukhmeet S Panesar, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli, Paraskevas Paraskeva, Aziz Sheikh and Ara Darzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:28

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Notifiable disease surveillance in the United States is predominantly a passive process that is often limited by poor timeliness and low sensitivity. Interoperable tools are needed that interact more seamlessl...

    Authors: Timothy J Doyle, Haobo Ma, Samuel L Groseclose and Richard S Hopkins

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:27

    Content type: Database

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  5. Pretest probability (PTP) assessment plays a central role in diagnosis. This report compares a novel attribute-matching method to generate a PTP for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We compare the new method wit...

    Authors: Jeffrey A Kline, Charles L Johnson, Charles V Pollack Jr, Deborah B Diercks, Judd E Hollander, Craig D Newgard and J Lee Garvey

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:26

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) is an HIV/AIDS tissue bank consortium sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). The ACSR offers to approve...

    Authors: David G Nohle, Barbara A Hackman and Leona W Ayers

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:25

    Content type: Software

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  7. Understanding infant feeding practices in the context of HIV and factors that put mothers at risk of HIV infection is an important step towards prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). Face-t...

    Authors: Anthony K Waruru, Ruth Nduati and Thorkild Tylleskär

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:24

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Clinical practice guidelines are not uniformly successful in influencing clinicians' behaviour toward best practices. Implementability refers to a set of characteristics that predict ease of (and obstacles to)...

    Authors: Richard N Shiffman, Jane Dixon, Cynthia Brandt, Abdelwaheb Essaihi, Allen Hsiao, George Michel and Ryan O'Connell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:23

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Evaluating surveillance systems for the early detection of bioterrorism is particularly challenging when systems are designed to detect events for which there are few or no historical examples. One approach to...

    Authors: Christopher A Cassa, Karin Iancu, Karen L Olson and Kenneth D Mandl

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:22

    Content type: Software

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  10. Although biomedical information is growing rapidly, it is difficult to find and retrieve validated data especially for rare hereditary diseases. There is an increased need for services capable of integrating a...

    Authors: Jouni Väliaho, Pentti Riikonen and Mauno Vihinen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:21

    Content type: Research article

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  11. With the information explosion, the retrieval of the best clinical evidence from large, general purpose, bibliographic databases such as MEDLINE can be difficult. Both researchers conducting systematic reviews...

    Authors: Nancy L Wilczynski, Douglas Morgan and R Brian Haynes

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:20

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Public health departments in the United States are beginning to gain timely access to health data, often as soon as one day after a visit to a health care facility. Consequently, new approaches to outbreak sur...

    Authors: Karen L Olson, Marco Bonetti, Marcello Pagano and Kenneth D Mandl

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:19

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The script concordance (SC) test is an assessment tool that measures capacity to solve ill-defined problems, that is, reasoning in context of uncertainty. This tool has been used up to now mainly in medicine. ...

    Authors: Louis Sibert, Stefan J Darmoni, Badisse Dahamna, Jacques Weber and Bernard Charlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:18

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The objective of this study was to explore the use and perceptions of a local Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Extranet and its potential to support future information and communication applications. T...

    Authors: Ruta K Valaitis, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Cathy M Kealey, Glenn M Brunetti and Helen Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:17

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Decision aids (DA) to assist patients in evaluating treatment options and sharing in decision making have proliferated in recent years. Most require high literacy and do not use plain language principles. We d...

    Authors: Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Sue Stableford, Angela Fagerlin, John T Wei, Rodney L Dunn, Janet Ohene-Frempong, Karen Kelly-Blake and David R Rovner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:16

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Although scientific writing plays a central role in the communication of clinical research findings and consumes a significant amount of time from clinical researchers, few Web applications have been designed ...

    Authors: Ricardo Pietrobon, Karen C Nielsen, Susan M Steele, Andreia P Menezes, Henrique Martins and Danny O Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:15

    Content type: Software

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  17. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Software

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Software

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Software

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  38. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  45. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research article

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