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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

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.

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April 8, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, journals | , , , , | Leave a comment

electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) – Vol. 8, No. 1 (2014)

ejhiThe latest issue (Vol. 8, No. 1 – 2014) of the electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI) is available online at http://www.ejhi.net/ojs/index.php/ejhi/issue/view/17

It has nine papers, addressing areas such as Personal Health Records in Southeast Asia, Resources for Medication Management in the Aged, Evaluation of Physiotherapists’ Documentation, Uncovering Knowledge that Supports Malaria Prevention and Control Intervention Program in Ethiopia, and Experiences of Developing a Personally Controlled Health Management System. All papers are freely available and downloadable as PDF files.  eJHI is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

eJHI is an international journal committed to scholarly excellence and dedicated to the advancement of Health Informatics and information technology in healthcare. It is a journal for all health professions and informaticians of all levels. eJHI aims to publish original, high quality papers related to Health Informatics and health informatics technology in a timely fashion. eJHI is published primarily through the sterling efforts of Editor-in-Chief Evelyn JS Hovenga, Australia and Managing Editor Sebastian Garde, Germany.

April 7, 2014 Posted by | journals | , | 1 Comment

New TIGER Report, 2014 – Recommendations for the Innovative Nurse Leader

The TIGER Initiative Foundation has released a new leadership collaborative report, The Leadership Imperative: TIGER’s Recommendations for Integrating Technology to Transform Practice and Education (2014) [download]. This new report resulted from a continued recognition of how critical leadership is to fulfilling the TIGER vision and mission, and to providing transformational leadership that drives and executes the transformation of healthcare.

The report addresses the need to focus on both practice and technology, as well as providing valuable information, tools and resources for leaders to access and utilize as they integrate technology into practice and education. The foreword, by Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN notes that “The question for every nurse and every hospital board is how you go about promoting transformational change in which the emphasis is not on transitory, isolated performance improvements by individuals, but on sustained, assimilated, comprehensive change of the whole (Lukas et al., 2007) and this report offers one answer: nurse leaders knowledgeable about how information technology can help redesign practices so that they are standardized, evidence-based and clinically integrated, and reinforce the values of a caring culture.” Please download, read and share this new TIGER report.

Full information on the TIGER Initiative Foundation is at  http://www.thetigerinitiative.org/

TIGER Vision Statement: To enable nurses and interprofessional colleagues to use informatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly into practice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system.

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March 17, 2014 Posted by | education, nursing | , , | Leave a comment

Report from 2014 WHO Forum on eHealth Standardization and Interoperability

WHO2014The Joint Inter-Ministerial Policy Dialogue on eHealth Standardization and Second WHO Forum on eHealth Standardization and Interoperability was hosted by WHO on 10 and 11 February, 2014 at WHO headquarters in Geneva. Participants of the Forum included representatives from WHO Member States, health data standards development organizations (SDOs), academic and research institutions, implementing partners, the donor community, and subject matter experts concerned with development, adoption and implementation of health data standards at national and sub-national level. IMIA and its members were well-represented at this event; participants included IMIA Past President Antoine Geissbuhler, IMIA CEO Peter Murray, and colleagues from COACH (Don Newsham), AMIA (Chris Chute, Charles Jaffe), IAMI India (Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran), TMIA Thailand (Boonchai Kijsanayotin) [note: participants were not necessarily present as formal representatives of these organisations].

The Final Report of the meeting is available on the WHO website (http://www.who.int/entity/ehealth/events/final_forum_report.pdf?ua=1)  In line with the recommendations of the First Forum on eHealth Standardization and Interoperability held in December 2012 (http://www.who.int/ehealth/forum2012/en/) and the recent Resolution WHA66.24, the objectives of the Second Forum were to facilitate a dialogue on the need for policy and governance mechanisms for adoption of health data standards in countries and to draft a policy and governance framework for full adoption of standards at national and sub-national levels. Other materials are also available through the Forum website at http://www.who.int/ehealth/events/standardization_forum_2014/en/

The Forum was hosted by WHO’s Knowledge, Ethics and Research department within the Health Systems and Innovation cluster. It was co-chaired by Najeeb Al Shorbaji and Ramesh Krishnamurthy. The Forum addressed 19 key questions related to six thematic areas:

  • Policy approaches in eHealth standardization and interoperability
  • Successful policy interventions to overcome barriers in standards adoption
  • Governance, stewardship, equity and health systems integration of data standards and interoperability
  • Policy and statutory authority components
  • Regional perspectives on governance and stewardship of eHealth standardization
  • Essentials of a good policy framework for adoption of standards for interoperability of eHealth systems.

March 10, 2014 Posted by | ehealth, WHO | , , | 1 Comment

Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries (JHIDC); Vol 8 No 1

jhidcThe latest issue (volume 8:1, 2014) of the Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries [JHIDC] is available at http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/issue/current

It has the following article:
Adoption of Free Open Source Geographic Information System Solution for Health Sector in Zanzibar Tanzania - BAKAR Abubakar, KIMARO Honest, SULTAN Abu Bakar, HAMIAR Sleiman
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.

Articles from the previous issues (including volume 7:1 and 7:2, 2013 and the full archives) are available at http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/issue/archive

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

February 18, 2014 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, journals, Latin America, research | , , | Leave a comment

Acta Informatica Medica Journal – Latest Issue

acta6The latest issue of Acta Informatica Medica: journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Academy of Medical Sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina is now available - 2014, Volume 22, Issue 1.

It is available directly at http://www.scopemed.org/journal.php?jid=6

Information on the journal is at http://www.amn.ba/2014/01/29/acta-informatica-medica/ The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Izet Masic. An archive of Acta is also available on PubMed.

The latest issue has a Special Tribute on Morris F. Collen from Marion Ball, Donald Lindberg, Izet Masic, and a series of articles on the history of medical informatics in Europe.

February 5, 2014 Posted by | EFMI, Europe, history, IMIA, journals | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

The New Year sees the start of a new volume of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS – see www.aci-journal.org

Volume 5(1) has FIVE new articles. In addition, note that all papers from the first 13 issues of ACI (up to and including Vol 3, Issue 3, and so totaling almost 120 articles) are now free and openly available for download. They are available via the Journal Archive.

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.

Volume 5(1) – five new articles:

An Exploratory, Population-Based, Mixed-Methods Program Evaluation of User Satisfaction of Services Provided by a Regional Extension Center (REC)
Research Article
 – Supplementary Material
D. Tang (1), M. Rutala (2), C. Ihde (2), A. Bills (2), L. Mollon (1), T. Warholak (1) (1) The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, Arizona, United States; (2) Arizona Health-e Connection, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 1-24 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-06-RA-0037

Analysis Of Electronic Medication Orders With Large Overdoses 
Opportunities For Mitigating Dosing Errors
Research Article

E. S. Kirkendall (1, 2, 3, 4), M. Kouril (1), T. Minich (2, 5), S. A. Spooner (1, 2, 3)
(1) Division of Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; (2) Department of Information Services, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; (3) Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; (4) James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital MedicalCenter, Cincinnati, Ohio; (5) Division of Pharmacy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 25-45 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-08-RA-0057

Burden on university hospitals of handling Portable Data for Imaging (PDI) media
Research Article
H. Hagiwara (1), A. Nemoto (2), T. Inoue (3)
(1) Department of Radiology, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan; (2) Department of Medical Informatics, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan; (3) Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 46-57 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0052

Towards Prevention of Acute Syndromes – 
Electronic Identification of At-Risk Patients During Hospital Admission
Research Article
A. Ahmed (1, 2, 3), C. Thongprayoon (1, 3), B. W. Pickering (1, 4), A. Akhoundi (1), G. Wilson (1, 4), D. Pieczkiewicz (2), V. Herasevich (1, 4)
(1) Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care (M.E.T.R.I.C.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester; (2) Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; (3) Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic; (4) Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 58-72 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0045

Generating Sensor Data Summaries to Communicate Change in Elder’s Health Status
Research Article
G. L. Alexander (1, 2), A. Wilbik (3, 4), J. M. Keller (1, 5), K. Musterman (1, 2)
(1) University of Missouri, USA; (2) Sinclair School of Nursing; (3) Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; (4) Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; (5) Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 73-84 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0050

For further information on this peer-reviewed eJournal, go to www.aci-journal.org

Further materials of interest from the same publishers are to be found in the journal Methods of Information on Medicine and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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January 30, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, IMIA, journals | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(1)

METHODS of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

Volume 53, Issue 1 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This issue of METHODS has NINE articles, including THREE free downloads.

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

Informatics and Genetic Epidemiology
Editorial
A. Ziegler (1, 2), A. F. Wilson (3), F. Gagnon (4)
(1) Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University of Lübeck, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Center for Clinical Trials, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (3) Genometrics Section, Inherited Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; (4) Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 1-2
[free download]

Authentication Systems for Securing Clinical Documentation Workflows: 
A Systematic Literature Review
Review Article

J. Schwartze (1), B. Haarbrandt (1), D. Fortmeier (2), R. Haux (1), C. Seidel (3)
(1) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hanover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany; (2) University of Luebeck, Institute of Medical Informatics, Luebeck, Germany; (3) Medical Center Braunschweig, Department for Information Technology and Business Development, Braunschweig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 3-13 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0078

Information Technology Acceptance in Health Information Management
Original Article
M. Abdekhoda (1), M. Ahmadi (1), A. Dehnad (1), A. F. Hosseini (1)
(1) School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 14-20 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0079

Regularization in Deformable Registration of Biomedical Images Based on Divergence and Curl Operators
Original Article
S. Riyahi-Alam (1), M. Peroni (2), G. Baroni (3, 4), M. Riboldi (3, 4)
(1) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace, Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy; (2) Paul Scherrer Institut, Zentrum für Protonentherapie, WMSA/C15, Villigen PSI, Switzerland; (3) Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; (4) Bioengineering Unit, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica, Pavia, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 21-28 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0109

An Electronic Specimen Collection Protocol Schema (eSCPS): 
Document Architecture for Specimen Management and the Exchange of Specimen Collection Protocols between Biobanking Information Systems
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
O. Eminaga (1), A. Semjonow (2), E. Oezguer (1), J. Herden (1), I. Akbarov (1), A. Tok (1), U. Engelmann (1), S. Wille (1)
(1) Department of Urology, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; (2) Department of Urology, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 29-38 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0035

Development of an Open Metadata Schema for Prospective Clinical Research (openPCR) in China
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
W. Xu (1, 2), Z. Guan (3), J. Sun (4), Z. Wang (5), Y. Geng (6)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; (2) Department of Library Science, Nanjing Political College, Nanjing, China; (3) Department of Basic Medicine, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; (4) Department of Health Service, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; (5) Department of Medical Informatics, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China; (6) Shanghai Banpo Network Technologies Ltd, Shanghai, China
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 39-46 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0008

Improvement of Adequate Use of Warfarin for the Elderly Using Decision Tree-based Approaches
Original Article
K. E. Liu (1), C.-L. Lo (2), Y.-H. Hu (2)
(1) Department of Economics, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan; (2) Department of Information Management and Graduate Institute of Healthcare Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 47-53 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0027

A Simplification and Implementation of Random-effects Meta-analyses Based on the Exact Distribution of Cochran’s Q
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
M. Preuß (1), A. Ziegler (1, 2)
(1) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik, Universität zu Lübeck, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Zentrum für Klinische Studien, Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 54-61 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0073

Information Graphs for Epidemiological Applications of the Kullback-Leibler Divergence
Letter to the Editor
G. Hughes
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: IV-VI

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January 14, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , | Leave a comment

METHODS of Information in Medicine, 2013, Volume 52, Issue 6 – eTOC

METHODS of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA. Volume 52, Issue 6 is available at: http://www.methods-online.com This issue of METHODS has  ELEVEN articles, including FOUR free downloads. The main Editorial is titled “The World Health Assembly Resolutions on eHealth: eHealth in Support of Universal Health Coverage” authored by Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (free download). The other three free downloads are linked: a discussion paper titled “Biomedical Informatics: We are what we publish” (Elkin, Brown and Wright – download), which is introduced by an editorial (Beuscart: “Know thyself”download), and followed by a commentary paper (Geissbuhler et al, with contributions from colleagues in Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, USA, Egypt, Argentina and Australia – download) which collates invited comments. Methods invites colleagues to continue the discussion in subsequent issues through letters to the editor.

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

The World Health Assembly Resolutions on eHealth: eHealth in Support of Universal Health Coverage
Editorial
N. Al-Shorbaji (1)
(1) World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 463-466
[free download]

A Statistical Cerebroarterial Atlas Derived from 700 MRA Datasets
Original Article

N. D. Forkert (1), J. Fiehler (1), S. Suniaga (2), H. Wersching (3), S. Knecht  (4), A. Kemmling (1, 5)
(1) Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Department of Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; (3) Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Münster, Münster, Germany; (4) Department of Neurology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany; (5) Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 467-474 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0001

The USE IT-adoption-model to Predict and Evaluate Adoption of Information and Communication Technology in Healthcare
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
M. B. Michel-Verkerke (1), T. A. M. Spil (2)
(1) Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Research Center Health, Social Work and Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands; (2) University of Twente, Industrial Engeneering and Business Information Systems, Enschede, The Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 475-483 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0107

A Negative Feedback Model for a Mechanism Based Description of Longitudinal Observations – 
Application for Bone Turnover Biomarkers
Original Article
M. A. Boroujerdi (1), S. Schmidt (1)
(1) Division of Pharmacology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 484-493 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0076

Disease-based Modeling to Predict Fluid Response in Intensive Care Units

Original Article
A. S. Fialho (1), L. A. Celi (2), F. Cismondi (1), S. M. Vieira (3), S. R. Reti (4), J. M. C. Sousa (3), S. N. Finkelstein (1)
(1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, Cambridge, MA, USA; (2) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; (3) Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,CIS/IDMEC – LAETA, Lisbon, Portugal; (4) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School, Division of Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 494-502 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0093

An Observation Tool for Studying Patient-oriented Workflow in Hospital Emergency Departments
Original Article, Online Supplementary Material
M. Ozkaynak (1), P. Brennan (2)
(1) Industrial Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; (2) Industrial and Systems Engineering and School of Nursing University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 503-513 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0079

Trying to Optimise the German Version of the OPTION Scale Regarding the Dyadic Aspect of Shared Decision Making
Original Article
H. Keller (1), O. Hirsch (1), M. Müller-Engelmann (1), M. Heinzel-Gutenbrunner (2), T. Krones (1, 3), N. Donner-Banzhoff (1)
(1) Department of General Practice/Family Medicine, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany; (2) Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany; (3) Clinical Ethics, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 514-521 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0011

DPC in Acute-phase Inpatient Hospital Care 
- Visualization of Amount of Nursing Care Provided and Accessibility to Nursing Care
Original Article
C. Matsumoto (1, 2), Y. Uto (3), F. Muranaga (3), I. Kumamoto (3)
(1) Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Kagoshima, Japan; (2) Department of Nursing, Clinical Health Nursing, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan; (3) Department of Medical Information Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 522-535 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0090

Know Thyself
For Discussion – Editorial
R. Beuscart (1)
(1) INSERM CIC-IT Lille, University Hospital of Lille, EA2694 UDSL2, Lille, France
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 536-537
(free download).

Biomedical Informatics: We Are What We Publish
For Discussion – Original Article
P. L. Elkin (1), S. H. Brown (2, 3), G. Wright (4)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA; (2) Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA; (3) Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA; (4) Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 538-546 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0041
(free download).

Discussion of “Biomedical Informatics: We Are What We Publish”
For Discussion – Original Article
A. Geissbuhler (1), W. E. Hammond (2), A. Hasman (3), R. Hussein (4), R. Koppel (5), C. A. Kulikowski (6), V. Maojo, F. Martin-Sanchez (7), P. W. Moorman (8), L. A. Moura (9), F. G. B. de Quirós (10), M. J. Schuemie (11), B. Smith (12), J. Talmon (13)
(1) Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland; (2) Duke Center for Health Informatics, Durham, North Carolina, USA; (3) Department of Medical Informatics, AMC-University of Amsterdam , Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (4) The Biomedical Informatics Center of Excellence, Information Technology Institute, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt; (5) Sociology Department and the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, USA; (6) Department of Computer Science, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA: 7Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; (7) Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; (8) Medical Informatics Department, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; (9) Assis Moura eHealth, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; (10) Department of Health Informatics, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; (11) Janssen Research & Development, Titusville, New Jersey, USA; (12) Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA; (13) Centre for Research Innovation, Support and Policy, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 6: 547-562
(free download).

You may also be interested in the eJournal ACI – Applied Medical Informatics and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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December 16, 2013 Posted by | journals | , | Leave a comment

Updates From IMIA Journals – ACI and Methods

ACI Editor Prof. Chris Lehmann and publishers Schattauer are pleased to announce that the all papers from the first 13 issues of ACI (up to and including Vol 3, Issue 3, totaling almost 120 articles) are now free and openly available for download. They are available via the Journal Archive at www.aci-journal.org

The latest issue of Methods of Information in Medicine (Volume 52, Issue 6) contains several important freely available items for download. There is an Editorial titled “The World Health Assembly Resolutions on eHealth: eHealth in Support of Universal Health Coverage” authored by Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (download). The editorial reports that the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) and three of the six WHO Regional Committees have adopted a number of resolutions on eHealth: the use of information and communication technology for health. It argues these resolutions have given legitimacy to eHealth as an area of work for WHO and its member states, and that their implementation will contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Universal Health Coverage. eHealth has been perceived as reducing the cost of healthcare, improving quality and equitable access to health services, and several examples are cited.

The other three free downloads are linked: a discussion paper titled “Biomedical Informatics: We are what we publish” (Elkin, Brown and Wright – download), which is introduced by an editorial (Beuscart: “Know thyself”download), and followed by a commentary paper (Geissbuhler et al, with contributions from colleagues in Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, USA, Egypt, Argentina and Australia – download) which collates invited comments. Methods invites colleagues to continue the discussion in subsequent issues through letters to the editor.

December 12, 2013 Posted by | ACI eJournal, journals | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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