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eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (2): New Articles to Complete Issue

cover-aciNew articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (2)) are available, to complete the 21 articles in this issue.

The full Table of Contents for this and other volumes  is online at www.aci-journal.org.

Crucial Factors for the Acceptance of a Computerized National Medication List  Insights into Findings from the Evaluation of the Austrian e-Medikation Pilot
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
W. O. Hackl (1), A. Hoerbst (2), G. Duftschmid (3), W. Gall (3), S. Janzek-Hawlat (3), M. Jung (1), K. Woertz (1), W. Dorda (3), E. Ammenwerth (1)
(1) Institute of Health Informatics, UMIT-University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tirol, Austria; (2) Research Division for eHealth and Telemedicine, UMIT, Hall in Tirol, Austria; (3) Section for Medical Information Management and Imaging, Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 527-537  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0032

A Proposal for an Austrian Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS)  A Delphi Study
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
R. Ranegger (1), W. O. Hackl (2), E. Ammenwerth (2)
(1) Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltengesellschaft m.b.H., Management / Pflege, Austria; (2) Institute of Health Informatics, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tirol, Austria
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 538-547  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0027

A toolbox to improve algorithms for insulin-dosing decision support
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
K. Donsa (1), P. Beck (1), J. Plank (2), L. Schaupp (2), J. K. Mader (2), T. Truskaller (1), B. Tschapeller (1), B. Höll (1), S. Spat (1), T. R. Pieber (1, 2)
(1) HEALTH – Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Graz, Austria; (2) Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 548-556  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0033

Development and validation of a computer-based algorithm to identify foreign-born patients with HIV infection from the electronic medical record
Research Article
J. Levison (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), V. Triant (1, 2, 3, 5), E. Losina (2, 3, 5, 6, 7), K. Keefe (2, 3, 5), K. Freedberg (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7), S. Regan (2, 3, 5)
(1) Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; (2) Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of General Internal Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; (3) Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Practice Evaluation Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; (4) Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; (5) Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; (6) Boston University School of Public Health, Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; (7) Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, Unites States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 557-570  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-02-RA-0013

Evaluation of a Korean version of a tool for assessing the incorporation of human factors into a medication-related decision support system: the I-MeDeSA
Research Article
I. Cho (1, 2, 3), J. Lee (2, 3, 4, 5), H. Han (6), S. Phansalkar (2, 3, 7, 8), D. W. Bates (2, 3, 7)
(1) Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea; (2) Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; (3) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (4) Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea; (5) Department of Biomedical Informatics, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea; (6) Department of Pharmacy, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea; (7) Partners Healthcare Systems, Wellesley, MA, USA; (8) Wolters Kluwer Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 571-588  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-01-RA-0005

Death, Taxes and Advance Directives
Invited Editorial
N. M. Wood (1), J. D D’Amore (2), S. L. Jones (3), D. F. Sittig (4), R. B. Ness (1)
(1) University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, United States; (2) Diameter Health, Newton, Massachusetts, United States; (3) Houston Methodist Hospital, Surgery, Houston, Texas, United States; (4) University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics and the UT-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety, Houston, Texas
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 589-593  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-12-IE-0099

State Funding for Health Information Technology and Selected Ambulatory Healthcare Quality Measures
Research Article
L. M. Kern (1, 2, 3, 4), M. Silver (2, 4), R. Kaushal (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), with the HITEC Investigators
(1) Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.; (2) Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.; (3) Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.; (4) Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative, New York, NY.; (5) Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.; (6) New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 594-602  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-12-RA-0108

For further information on this peer-reviewed eJournal, go to www.aci-journal.org
You may also find interesting information in the journal Methods of Information on Medicine (www.methods-online.com – also an IMIA Official Journal) and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at: facebook.com/ACIJournal, twitter.com/ACI_Journal and facebook.com/Schattauer_Publisher_Scientific_Journals  In addition, you can now export citations for ACI articles via the links at the end of each article.

If you have any questions or feedback, contact the publishers by sending an e-mail to claudia.boehm[at]schattauer.de

 

July 4, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, journals | , , , | Leave a comment

Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries (JHIDC); Vol 8 No 2

The first content of the latest issue (volume 8:2, 2014) of the Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries [JHIDC] is now available at http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/issue/current

It has the following article:
Can Informatics Transform Public Health Practice, Research and Learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)? – Ali M. AL-SHEHRI  and further articles will be added.

Focus and Scope: Knowledge on health and medical informatics in developing countries is scarce. This health informatics journal has therefore been launched to focus on and promote research, experience and discussions related to health informatics in developing countries. Authors from developing countries are particularly encouraged to contribute in this area.

Volume 8(1) is now complete with 15 articles – see http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/issue/view/23

For further information, contact the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Mowafa Househ, Assistant Professor – Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science, Saudi Arabia , or the editorial team – http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/about/contact

June 18, 2014 Posted by | journals | , | Leave a comment

“Methods” on Facebook and Twitter

The journal Methods of Information in Medicine (MIM), an IMIA Official Journal, now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

On Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/MethodsInfMed – the page will provide updates on Methods itself, “a journal stressing the methodology and scientific fundamentals of organizing, representing and analyzing data and knowledge in biomedicine and health care” and related topics.

The Twitter stream is at https://twitter.com/MethodsInfMed

We encourage IMIA members and colleagues to follow, interact, and share this information with others. The Methods website is at www.methods-online.com

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June 4, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (2): New Articles Available

cover-aciNew articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (2)) are available. There are now FOURTEEN items in this volume,

The full Table of Contents for this and other volumes  is online at www.aci-journal.org.

A Distribution-based Method for Assessing The Differences between Clinical Trial Target Populations and Patient Populations in Electronic Health Records
Research Article
Supplementary Material
C. Weng (1), Y. Li (2), P. Ryan (3, 4), Y. Zhang (5), F. Liu (1), J. Gao (6), J. T. Bigger (7), G. Hripcsak (1)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032; (2) Department of Computer Science, City College of New York, New York, NY 10031; (3) Janssen Research and Development, Titusville, New Jersey, 08560; (4) Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics, New York, NY, 10032; (5) Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032; (6) Business School, Columbia University, New York, NY 10025; (7) Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 463-479  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-12-RA-0105

Relationship between documentation method and quality of chronic disease visit notes
Research Article
P. M. Neri (1), L. A. Volk (1), S. Samaha (1), S. E. Pollard (1), D. H. Williams (2), J. M. Fiskio (1), E. Burdick (2), S. T. Edwards (3, 4, 5), H. Ramelson (1, 2, 3), G. D. Schiff (2, 3), D. W. Bates (1, 2, 3)
(1) Information Systems, Partners Healthcare System, Wellesley, MA; (2) Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (3) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (4) Massachusetts Veteran’s Epidemiology Research and Information Center, Veteran’s Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA; (5) Section of General Internal Medicine, Veteran’s Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 480-490  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-01-RA-0007

Investigation of the Omaha System for Dentistry
Research Article
M. W. Jurkovich (1), M. Ophaug (2), S. Salberg (2), K. Monsen (3)
(1) St. Anthony, Minnesota, United States; (2) University of Minnesota, Nursing Informatics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States; (3) University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 491-502  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-01-RA-0001

Telemonitoring of patients with Parkinson’s disease using inertia sensors
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
N. E. Piro (1), L. Baumann (1), M. Tengler (1), L. Piro (2), R. Blechschmidt-Trapp (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Applied Science Ulm; (2) Faculty of Mathematics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 503-511  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0046

Structuring Clinical Workflows for Diabetes Care
An Overview of the OntoHealth Approach
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
M. Schweitzer (1), N. Lasierra (2), S. Oberbichler (1), I. Toma (2), A. Fensel (2), A. Hoerbst (1)
(1) UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Research Division for eHealth and Telemedicine, Hall in Tirol, Austria; (2) University of Innsbruck, STI – Semantic Technology Institute, Innsbruck, Austria
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 2: 512-526  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0039

For further information on this peer-reviewed eJournal, go to www.aci-journal.org
You may also find interesting information in the journal Methods of Information on Medicine (www.methods-online.com – also an IMIA Official Journal) and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at: facebook.com/ACIJournal, twitter.com/ACI_Journal and facebook.com/Schattauer_Publisher_Scientific_Journals  In addition, you can now export citations for ACI articles via the links at the end of each article.

If you have any questions or feedback, contact the publishers by sending an e-mail to claudia.boehm[at]schattauer.de

 

May 29, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, journals | , , , | Leave a comment

Informatics in Primary Care Journal – Now Full Open Access

Our colleague Prof. Simon de Lusignan, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Informatics in Primary Care, is pleased to announce that the journal is now available fully free-text and open access (a print version will also be available). For further information, see http://hijournal.bcs.org/index.php/jhi/article/view/60/76 This move is being made possible through the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in the UK.

As noted in the May 2014 IMIA monthly newsletter (http://eepurl.com/Sj141), Simon seeks papers from anyone interested in publishing in the journal. In addition to being a journal of the Health Informatics Specialist Group of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in the UK, it has for many years been recognised as an official journal of the IMIA Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group (http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/149). It publishes high-quality research papers, literature reviews and letters from both researchers and practitioners in the fields of health and clinical informatics and its focus is on informatics research from the front lines of health care. However, contributions need not be limited to these areas if they would be of interest; interested authors should contact the editorial team.

Further information and links to articles are available at http://hijournal.bcs.org/index.php/jhi/index

Simon is also chair of the IMIA Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group (http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/149), and the Academic Representative to IMIA of the Department of Health Care Management and Policy, University of Surrey, UK (http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/327), an IMIA Academic Member.

May 23, 2014 Posted by | journals, primary care | , , , , | Leave a comment

IMIA Yearbook 2014 – First Papers Available Online, Free, Open Access

On behalf of the IMIA Yearbook editorial team, we are pleased to announce that the first papers of the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014 are now available – see http://www.schattauer.de/en/magazine/subject-areas/journals-a-z/imia-yearbook/imia-yearbook-first.html

All papers will be online, free to anyone, and open access. This change in the model for the IMIA Yearbook was approved by the IMIA General Assembly in 2013, and is being funded fully by IMIA. The first set of papers includes the keynote delivered by Prof. Reinhold Haux at MedInfo2013, on the occasion of the receipt of the IMIA Award of Excellence as well as commentary on the keynote, two history of informatics articles and other contribution. Selected links are as follows – see http://www.schattauer.de/en/magazine/subject-areas/journals-a-z/imia-yearbook/imia-yearbook-first.html for full contents and links

On Determining Factors for Good Research in Biomedical and Health Informatics. Some Lessons Learned
R. Haux (1)
(1) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Germany
Yearb Med Inform 2014 9: -   http://dx.doi.org/10.15265/IY-2014-0025   [Free PDF]

Reinhold concludes that “Medical Informatics is an inter- and multidisciplinary discipline “avant la lettre”. Compared to monodisciplinary research, inter- and multidisciplinary research does not only provide significant opportunities for solving major problems in science and in society. It also faces considerable additional challenges for medical informatics as a scientific field. The determining factors, presented here, are in my opinion crucial for conducting successful research and for developing a research career. Since medical informatics as a field has today become an important driving force for research progress, especially in biomedicine and health care, but also in fields like computer science, it may be helpful to consider such factors in relation with research and education in our discipline.”

Commentaries on the IMIA Award of Excellence Lecture by Reinhold Haux
A. Hasman (1), W. Hersh (2), N. M. Lorenzi (3), E. H. Shortliffe (4), J. H. van Bemmel (5)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center – University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (2) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA; (3) Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee USA; (4) College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ; Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY; Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (5) Erasmus University and Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Yearb Med Inform 2014 9: -   http://dx.doi.org/10.15265/IY-2014-0026   [Free PDF]

Five internationally renowned biomedical informaticians were invited to respond to Prof. Haux’s editorial. This paper summarizes their thoughts and responses.

Big³. Editorial
C. U. Lehmann (1), B. Séroussi (2, 3), M.-C. Jaulent (3)
(1) Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA; (2) Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Université Paris 06, UMR_S 1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; AP-HP, Hôpital Tenon, DSP, Paris, France; (3) INSERM, UMR_S1142, LIMICS, Paris, France
Yearb Med Inform 2014 9: -   http://dx.doi.org/10.15265/IY-2014-0030   [Free PDF]

The IMIA Yearbook editors provide a brief overview of the 2014 special topic, Big Data – Smart Health Strategies, and an outline of the novel publishing model is provided in conjunction with a call for proposals to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Yearbook. ‘Big Data’ has become the latest buzzword in informatics and promises new approaches and interventions that can improve health, well-being, and quality of life. This edition of the Yearbook acknowledges the fact that we just started to explore the opportunities that ‘Big Data’ will bring. It was our goal to provide a comprehensive view at the state of ‘Big Data’ today, explore its strengths and weaknesses, as well as its risks, discuss emerging trends, tools, and applications, and stimulate the development of the field through the aggregation of excellent survey papers and working group contributions to the topic.

Big Data and Biomedical Informatics: A Challenging Opportunity
R. Bellazzi (1)
Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy
Yearb Med Inform 2014 9: -   http://dx.doi.org/10.15265/IY-2014-0024   [Free PDF]

We encourage IMIA members and colleagues from the wider community to download and read the papers – and provide their feedback, which can be sent to imia[at]imia-services.org IMIA is grateful to our publishers, Schattauer, for their co-operation and support in developing this new direction for the IMIA Yearbook.

IMIA believes that making the Yearbook available to everyone will increase readership and will increase interest of potential authors to participate in the Yearbook. “IMIA has fundamentally changed the way the IMIA Yearbook can be accessed – by eliminating the fee-for-access model, IMIA members in resource poor countries now have for the first time unfettered access to the high quality surveys and synopsis as well as the working group contributions” said VP for services Dr. Christoph U. Lehmann. Brigitte Seroussi, one of the editors of the Yearbook, stated “Making the Yearbook open-access will greatly improve the dissemination of its scientific content to worldwide researchers making them able to build on the findings, connect together and become the actors of innovation and scientific discoveries.” Marie-Christine Jaulent, also an editor of the IMIA yearbook, notes that “Bringing the IMIA yearbook content to a wide audience, permitting any user to access the full texts freely, immediately will increase the visibility of its contributors, the availability of its high value content as well as its impact”.

May 23, 2014 Posted by | history, IMIA, journals, Yearbook | , , , | Leave a comment

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(3)

methods533METHODS of Information in Medicine is an IMIA Official Journal.

Volume 53, Issue 3 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has TEN articles, including FOUR free downloads.

The archive of METHODS, dating back until 1962, is also available online; most of this material is available for free download.

Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records
Focus Theme Editorial – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

P. Knaup (1), L. Schöpe (2)
(1) University of Heidelberg, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg, Germany; (2) Smart Living – Anwendungen für Service-Wohnen GmbH, Dortmund, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 149-151  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0003

Assessing Older Adults’ Perceptions of Sensor Data and Designing Visual Displays for Ambient Environments
An Exploratory Study
Focus Theme – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

B. Reeder (1), J. Chung (2), T. Le (3), H. Thompson (2), G. Demiris (2, 3)
(1) College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; (2) Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; (3) Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 152-159  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0009

Home-centered Health-enabling Technologies and Regional Health Information Systems
An Integration Approach Based on International Standards
Focus Theme – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

M. Gietzelt (1), T. von Bargen (1), M. Kohlmann (1), M. Marschollek (2), J. Schwartze (1), B. Song (1), M. Wagner (3), K.-H. Wolf (1), R. Haux (1)
(1) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany; (2) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany; (3) Braunschweig Centre of Informatics and Technology (BITZ) GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 160-166  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0008

Communication Architecture for AAL
Supporting Patient Care by Health Care Providers in AAL-enhanced Living Quarters
Focus Theme – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

T. Nitzsche (1), S. Thiele (1), A. Häber (1), A. Winter (2)
(1) University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany; (2) University Leipzig, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Leipzig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 167-172  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0010

A Complementary Graphical Method for Reducing and Analyzing Large Data Sets
Case Studies Demonstrating Thresholds Setting and Selection
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
X. Jing (1), J. J. Cimino (1)
(1) Laboratory for Informatics Development, National Library of Medicine and NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 173-185
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0075

The Utility of Imputed Matched Sets
Analyzing Probabilistically Linked Databases in a Low Information Setting
Original Article
A. M. Thomas (1), L. J. Cook (1), J. M. Dean (1), L. M. Olson (1)
(1) The Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 186-194
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0094

Comparison of Validity of Mapping between Drug Indications and ICD-10
Direct and Indirect Terminology Based Approaches
Original Article
Y. Choi (1), C. Jung (1), Y. Chae (2), M. Kang (1), J. Kim (3), K. Joung (3), J. Lim (3), S. Cho (3), S. Sung (3), E. Lee (4), S. Kim (1)
(1) The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; (2) Yonsei University, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul, Republic of Korea; (3) KIMS Ltd., Seoul, Republic of Korea; (4) Sungkyunkwan University, School of Pharmacy, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 195-201
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0053

Possible Combinations of Electronic Data Capture and Randomization Systems
Principles and the Realization with RANDI2 and OpenClinica
Original Article
D. Schrimpf (1), M. Haag (2), L. R. Pilz (3)
(1) Division of Biostatistics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; (2) Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany; (3) University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 202-207
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0074

A Pictorial Schema for a Comprehensive User-oriented Identification of Medical Apps
Original Article
S. Bonacina (1), S. Marceglia (1), F. Pinciroli (1)
(1) eHealthLAB – Laboratorio di Informatica BioMedica e Sanità Digitale, DEIB – Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 208-224
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0093

Reliable Blood Pressure Self-measurement in the Obstetric Waiting Room
Original Article
S. Wagner (1), C. H. Kamper (2), N. H. Rasmussen (1), P. Ahrendt (1), T. S. Toftegaard (1), O. W. Bertelsen (3)
(1) Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; (2) Department of Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark; (3) Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 225-234
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0032

You may also find interesting information in the Schattauer eJournal ACI – Applied Medical Informatics (also an IMIA Official Journal) and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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May 20, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , | Leave a comment

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Vol 8, No 1 (2014)

Our colleagues Dr S B Gogia and Dr Arindam Basu, from the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – http://www.iami.org.in) write that Volume 8 Issue 1 (2014) of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics is now available on the journal website – see www.ijmi.org – or direct at http://www.ijmi.org/index.php/ijmi/issue/view/12/showToc    You will need to log in for viewing the full text of the articles.

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery.

May 13, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, India, journals | , , | Leave a comment

SEIS Journal, Latest Issue (in Spanish)

seis104Our colleagues in SEIS (Sociedad Española de Informática de la Salud – the Spanish Society of Health Informatics – www.seis.es) are pleased to announce that the latest issue of their journal is now available via their website.

Revista I+S, No. 104 (April 2014) is available; it is downloadable as a 76 page,  3MB PDF file [download]. Previous issues of the journal are also available via the SEIS Publications webpage.

Revista I+S is published in Spanish.

April 22, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (1): New Articles to Complete Volume

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014 Volume 5 (1)) are available; these complete this volume. The Table of Contents is online at www.aci-journal.org  In addition, note that all papers from the first 13 issues of ACI (up to and including Vol 3, Issue 4) are now free and openly available for download. They are available via the Journal Archive.

Volume 5(1) – new articles:

An information retrieval system for computerized patient records in the context of a daily hospital practice: the example of the Léon Bérard Cancer Center (France)
Case Report
P. Biron (1), M. H. Metzger (2), C. Pezet (1), C. Sebban (1), E. Barthuet (3), T. Durand (1)
(1) Léon Bérard Cancer Center, Lyon, France; (2) Université Lyon I – CNRS-UMR 5558, Lyon, France; (3) SWORD, Saint Didier au Mont d’Or, France
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 191-205 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-08-CR-0065

Simulating adverse event spontaneous reporting systems as preferential attachment networks. Application to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Research Article
J. Scott (1), T. Botsis (1, 2), R. Ball (1)
(1) Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U. S. Food and Drug Administration; (2) Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 206-218 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-11-RA-0097

Association between use of a health information exchange system and hospital admissions
Research Article
J. R. Vest (1, 2, 6), L. M. Kern (1, 2, 3, 6), T. R. Campion Jr. (1, 2, 4, 6), M. D. Silver (1, 4, 6), R. Kaushal (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, §)
(1) Center for Healthcare Informatics & Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (2) Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (3) Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (4) Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (5) NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; (6) Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative, New York, NY; (§) for the HITEC Investigators
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 219-231 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-10-RA-0083

Home blood pressure monitoring, secure electronic messaging and medication intensification for improving hypertension control. 
A mediation analysis
Research Article
J. D. Ralston (1), A. J. Cook (1), M.L. Anderson (1), S.L. Catz (1), P. A. Fishman (1), J. Carlson (1), R. Johnson (1), B. B. Green (1)
(1) Group Health Research Institute 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101–1448
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 232-248 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-10-RA-0079

Text Prediction on Structured Data Entry in Healthcare. 
A Two-group Randomized Usability Study Measuring the Prediction Impact on User Performance
Research Article
L. Hua (1, 2), S. Wang (3), Y. Gong (1)
(1) School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA; (2) Informatics Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA; (3) Department of Nursing, Tianjin First Central Hospital, Tianjin, China
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 249-263 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-11-RA-0095

Design and multicentric Implementation of a generic Software Architecture for Patient Recruitment Systems re-using existing HIS tools and Routine Patient Data
Research Article
B. Trinczek (1), F. Köpcke (2), T. Leusch (3), R. W. Majeed (4), B. Schreiweis (5), J. Wenk (6), B. Bergh (5), C. Ohmann (6), R. Röhrig (4), H. U. Prokosch (2), M. Dugas (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Münster, Germany; (2) Chair of Medical Informatics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; (3) Department of Information- and Communication-Technology, Düsseldorf University Hospital, Germany; (4) Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany; (5) Center for Information Technology and Medical Engineering, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany; (6) Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials, Faculty of Medicine, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 264-283 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0047

Using a Scripted Data Entry Process to Transfer Legacy Immunization Data While Transitioning Between Electronic Medical Record Systems
Research Article
J. Michel (1), A. Hsiao (2), A. Fenick (2)
(1) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; (2) Yale School of Medicine, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 284-298 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-11-RA-0096

An Electronic Alert for HIV Screening in the Emergency Department Increases Screening but not the Diagnosis of HIV
Research Article
R. Schnall (1), N. Liu (2), J. Sperling (3), R. Green (4), S. Clark (3), D. Vawdrey (5)
(1) Columbia University, School of Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, United States; (2) Columbia University, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, United States; (3) Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York, NY, United States; (4) Columbia University, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, United States; (5) Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 299-312 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-09-RA-0075

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