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Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(5)

methods533METHODS of Information in Medicine is an IMIA Official Journal. The Impact Factors for 2013 have been published, and Methods of Information in Medicine is happy to report a new value of 1.083

Volume 53, Issue 5 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has 11 articles, including four free downloads.

How to Use Information Technology to Improve Medication Safety
Editorial
A. Winter (1), R.-D. Hilgers (2), R. Hofestädt (3), P. Knaup-Gregori (4), C. Ose (5), A. Timmer (6)
(1) Leipzig University, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, Leipzig, Germany; (2) RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Medical Statistics, Aachen, Germany; (3) Bielefeld University, Bioinformatics Department, Bielefeld, Germany; (4) Heidelberg University, Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg, Germany; (5) Duisburg-Essen University, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Clinical Trials, Essen, Germany; (6) Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Department for Epidemiology and Biometry, Oldenburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 333-335   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0007   [Free PDF]

Memorandum on the Use of Information Technology to Improve Medication Safety
Original Article
E. Ammenwerth (1), A.-F. Aly (2), T. Bürkle (3), P. Christ (4), H. Dormann (5), W. Friesdorf (6), C. Haas (7), W. E. Haefeli (8), M. Jeske (9), J. Kaltschmidt (8), K. Menges (10), H. Möller (2), A. Neubert (11), W. Rascher (11), H. Reichert (12), J. Schuler (13), G. Schreier (14), S. Schulz (15), H. M. Seidling (16), W. Stühlinger (17), M. Criegee-Rieck (3)
(1) Institute of Health Informatics, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), Hall in Tirol, Austria; (2) Drug Commission of the German Medical Association, Berlin, Germany; (3) Chair of Medical Informatics, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; (4) Medizinische Medien Information, Neu Isenburg, Germany; (5) Department of Emergency Medicine, Klinikum Fürth, Fürth, Germany; (6) Institute for Health Care Systems Management Berlin, Berlin, Germany; (7) DIMDI – German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information, Köln, Germany; (8) Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; (9) Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Institute of Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; (10) Federal Institute for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (BfArM), Bonn, Germany; (11) Department of Paediatric and Adolescents Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany; (12) Master of Science in Medical Informatics, Berlin, Germany; (13) Institute of General Practice, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria; (14) Assistive Healthcare Information Technology, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Graz, Austria; (15) Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Austria; (16) Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, Cooperation Unit Clinical Pharmacy, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; (17) Department of Public Health and Health Technology Assessment, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT), Hall in Tirol, Austria
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 336-343   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0040   [Free PDF]

Erratum to: Influence of Selection Bias on the Test Decision   A Simulation Study
Erratum
The Original Article can be found here.
M. Tamm (1), E. Cramer (2), L. N. Kennes (1), N. Heussen (1)
(1) Department of Medical Statistics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany; (2) Institute of Statistics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 343-343   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME11-01-0043e   [Free PDF]

Learning the Preferences of Physicians for the Organization of Result Lists of Medical Evidence Articles
Original Article
D. O´Sullivan (1, 2), S. Wilk (2, 3), W. Michalowski (2), R. Slowinski (3, 4), R. Thomas (5), M. Kadzinski (3), K. Farion (6)
(1) School of Informatics, City University London, London, United Kingdom; (2) Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; (3) Institute of Computing Science, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland; (4) Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; (5) Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; (6) Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 344-356   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0085

Prediction Model for Glucose Metabolism Based on Lipid Metabolism
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
Y. Hatakeyama (1), H. Kataoka (1), N. Nakajima (1), T. Watabe (1), S. Fujimoto (2), Y. Okuhara (1)
(1) Center of Medical Information Science, Kochi University Medical School, Kochi, Japan; (2) Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nephrology, Kochi University Medical School, Kochi, Japan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 357-363   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0034

Extraction of Cochlear Non-linearities with the Bispectral Analysis  An Application to TEOAEs in Styrene-exposed Workers
Original Article
E. Chiaramello (1), S. Moriconi (1), G. Tognola (1)
(1) CNR IEIIT – National Research Council of Italy Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, Milan, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 364-370   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0004

Combining Cross-sectional Data on Prevalence with Risk Estimates from a Prediction Model  A Novel Method for Estimating the Attributable Risk
Original Article
B. Engelhardt (1, 2), J. König (1), M. Blettner (1), P. Wild (3, 4), T. Münzel (3), K. Lackner (5), S. Blankenberg (3), N. Pfeiffer (6), M. Beutel (7), I. Zwiener (1)
(1) Department of Medical Biostatistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (2) Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn-Aachen International Center for IT, Algorithmic Bioinformatics, Bonn, Germany; (3) Department of Medicine II, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (4) Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (5) Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany: 5University Heart Center Hamburg, Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, Hamburg, Germany; (6) Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany; (7) Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 371-379   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0088

Evolving Pervasive Health Research into Clinical Practice
Focus Theme – Editorial
O. Mayora (1), P. Lukowicz (2), M. Marschollek (3)
(1) CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy; (2) German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany; (3) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 380-381   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0004   [Free PDF]

Automatic Heart Rate Normalization for Accurate Energy Expenditure Estimation   An Analysis of Activities of Daily Living and Heart Rate Features
Focus Theme – Pervasive Intelligent Technologies for Health
M. Altini (1, 2), J. Penders (1), R. Vullers (1), O. Amft (2, 3)
(1) Holst Centre/imec The Netherlands, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; (2) Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; (3) ACTLab, University of Passau, Passau, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 382-388   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0031

Real-time Feedback on Nonverbal Clinical Communication   Theoretical Framework and Clinician Acceptance of Ambient Visual Design
Focus Theme – Pervasive Intelligent Technologies for Health
A. L. Hartzler (1), R. A. Patel (2), M. Czerwinski (3), W. Pratt (1, 2), A. Roseway (3), N. Chandrasekaran (3), A. Back (4)
(1) The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; (2) Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; (3) Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, USA; (4) Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 389-405   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0033

Adaptable Healing Patient Room for Stroke Patients   A Staff Evaluation
Focus Theme – Pervasive Intelligent Technologies for Health
E. M. L. Daemen (1), I. C. M. Flinsenberg (1), E. J. Van Loenen (1), R. P. G. Cuppen (1), R. J. E. Rajae-Joordens (1)
(1) Philips Research, Philips Electronics Netherlands, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 5: 406-415   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0032

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

Call for papers: SACJ Special Issue focusing on eHealth

Dr. Nicky Mostert-Phipps, from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa writes to draw your attention to the Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the South African Computer Journal (SACJ – http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za) focusing on “eHealth: Enabling a long and healthy life for all South Africans”. The deadline for article submission is 12 January, 2015. Download PDF version of Call.

For this special issue on eHealth, the Guest Editors (Nicky Mostert-Phipps, Graham Wright and Anthony Maeder) invite authors to submit articles that focus on the use of ICTs in the promotion, support, and advancement of healthcare in South Africa. Articles will be selected through a double blind peer review process. Please contact any of the guest editors if you would like to clarify the scope of your article before submission.

The South African Department of Health (NDoH) released the country’s first eHealth strategy in 2012 with the aim of supporting the strategic objectives of the NDoH in a way that is comprehensive, pragmatic and innovative. The vision and mission of this strategy is to enable a long and healthy life for all South Africans through the establishment of eHealth as an integral part of the transformation and improvement of healthcare services in South Africa [1]. eHealth is broadly defined as the use of various Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for health [2]. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of ICTs for conducting research, treating patients, educating the workforce, tracking diseases, monitoring public health, and so forth. This broad domain includes fields such as telemedicine, mHealth, consumer health informatics, electronic medical record systems, health information systems, and so forth.

Articles must follow the SACJ formatting guidelines available at: http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/index.php/sacj/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Final articles should be uploaded via the SACJ Journal website at http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/ (follow link from home page for ‘Submit Paper’).

Deadlines

Article submissions due: 12 January 2015.
Review outcomes: Communicated to authors by 28 February 2015.
Final articles due: 16 March 2015.
Publication of this eHealth special issue is planned for June 2015.

About SACJ

The South African Computer Journal is an official publication of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, and is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. It is an open access journal, meaning reading an article is free of charge. Information related to publication charges are available at http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/index.php/sacj/announcement/view/3

Guest Editors

Nicky Mostert-Phipps, School of Information and Communication Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (nicky.mostert@nmmu.ac.za)
Graham Wright, Centre for Health Informatics Research and Development, University of Fort Hare, South Africa (profwright@gmail.com)
Anthony Maeder, School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, Australia (A.Maeder@uws.edu.au)

References

[1] National Department of Health, “eHealth Stategy South Africa, 2012 – 2017”, National Department of Health, 2012.
[2] World Health Organization, “eHealth”, [Online]. Available: http://www.who.int/topics/ehealth/en/. [Accessed 29 August 2014].

October 3, 2014 Posted by | Africa, ehealth, journals | , , , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (3), Further New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (3)) are available – 17 articles now available in this volumeACI-cover-42_dc27eaa1d2

+++ ACI now has an IMPACT FACTOR of 0,386. Looking forward to your submissions! +++

The Table of Contents below is online at www.aci-journal.org. 2014 Subscription rates, Online only – see http://aci.schattauer.de/en/subscription/subscription-prices.html

Remember, to submit your next manuscript online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acij

Evaluation of a User Guidance Reminder to Improve the Quality of Electronic Prescription Messages
Case Report
A. A. Dhavle (1), S. T. Corley (2), M. T. Rupp (3), J. Ruiz (1), J. Smith (1), R. Gill (2), M. Sow (1)
(1) Surescripts LLC, Arlington, VA, USA; (2) NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC, Horsham, PA, USA; (3) Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 699-707   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-CR-0022

Effect of EHR User Interface Changes on Internal Prescription Discrepancies
Research Article
A. Turchin (1, 2, 3), A. Sawarkar (3, 4), Y. A. Dementieva (5), E. Breydo (4, 6), H. Ramelson (3, 7)
(1) Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston, MA; (2) Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (3) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (4) Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (5) Department of Mathematics, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA; (6) BE-Tech, Inc., Brooklyn, NY; (7) Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 708-720   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0023

Attitudes and Perceptions of Pediatric Residents on Transitioning to CPOE
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
A. R. Shriner (1), E. C. Webber (1)
(1) Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 721-730   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0045

Evaluating a federated medical search engine  Tailoring the methodology and reporting the evaluation outcomes
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
D. Saparova (1), J. Belden (2), J. Williams (3), B. Richardson (1), K. Schuster (1)
(1) School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 65211; (2) Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212; (3) MedSocket, Columbia, MO 65211
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 731-745   dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0021

Reducing Risk with Clinical Decision Support  A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims
Research Article
Online Supplementary Material
G. Zuccotti (1, 2, 3), F.L. Maloney (2), J. Feblowitz (1), L. Samal (1), L. Sato (3), A. Wright (1, 2)
(1) Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (2) Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA; (3) CRICO/Risk Management Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 746-756  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-02-RA-0018

Diabetes and Hypertension Quality Measurement in Four Safety-Net Sites  Lessons Learned after Implementation of the Same Commercial Electronic Health Record
Research Article
R. Benkert (1), P. Dennehy (2), J. White (3), A. Hamilton (4), C. Tanner (3), J.M. Pohl (5)
(1) Wayne State University, Nursing, Detroit, Michigan, United States; (2) GLIDE, San Francisco, California, United States; (3) Michigan Public Health Institute, Center for Data Management and Translational Research, Okemos, Michigan, United States; (4) Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, Clinical Informatics, Chicago, Illinois, United States; (5) The University of Michigan, School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 757-772  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0019

Optimization of Decision Support Tool using Medication Regimens to Assess Rehospitalization Risks
Research Article
C.H. Olson (1), M. Dierich (2), T. Adam (3), B.L. Westra (3)
(1) Biomedical Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; (2) School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; (3) Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 773-788  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0040

Physician beliefs about the impact of meaningful use of the EHR  A Cross-Sectional Study
Research Article
S. Emani (1), D.Y. Ting (2), M. Healey (1, 3), S.R. Lipsitz (1), A.S. Karson (4), J. S. Einbinder (1), L. Leinen (5), V. Suric (1), D.W. Bates (1, 6)
(1) Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (2) Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; (3) Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; (4) Decision Support Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (5) Information Services, Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA, USA; (6) Department of Healthcare Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 789-801  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-05-RA-0050

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August 28, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, IMIA, journals | , , , , | Leave a comment

IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014 Published

The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014 has been published, and is available from the website of Schattauer, our publisher. See http://www.schattauer.de/de/magazine/uebersicht/zeitschriften-a-z/imia-yearbook/imia-yearbook-2014.html

This is the 23rd year of continuous publication of the IMIA Yearbook since it was first published in 1992. It has been though many changes, and this year, for the first time, it is available fully and only online, but also open access and free of charge to everyone.

Among the contents (downloadable as 59 items) are:

  • Big³ – Editorial by C. U. Lehmann, B. Séroussi, M.-C. Jaulent;
  • The Other Side(s) of Health Informatics – IMIA President’s Statement by Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr;
  • Obituary of François Grémy, a Humanist and Information Sciences Pioneer, by P. Degoulet, M. Fieschi, M. Goldberg, R. Salamon;
  • Big Data and Biomedical Informatics: A Challenging Opportunity – Keynote by R. Bellazzi;
  • contributions authored by IMIA Working Groups, and much more.

Our thanks go to everyone who has made the IMIA Yearbook possible and available – to the editorial team lead by Marie-Christine Jaulent, Chris Lehmann and Brigitte Séroussi, to all the authors and contributors, to our publishers Schattauer GmbH, and especially to Martina Hutter in the Editorial Office for all her hard work and herding of cats.

 

August 15, 2014 Posted by | IMIA, Yearbook | , , , | Leave a comment

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(4)

methods533METHODS of Information in Medicine is an IMIA Official Journal. The Impact Factors for 2013 have been published, and Methods of Information in Medicine is happy to report a new value of 1.083

Volume 53, Issue 4 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has 18 articles, including two free downloads. Upgrade your subscription now to Methods Premium and gain online access to the complete Methods of Information in Medicine Archive dating back to 1962!

Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology
Recent Developments and Advances
Editorial
H. Handels (1), J. Ingenerf (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 235-237   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0005

Quantitative Conjunctival Provocation Test for Controlled Clinical Trials
Original Article
I. Sárándi (1), D. P. Claßen (2), A. Astvatsatourov (3), O. Pfaar (2), L. Klimek (2), R. Mösges (4), T. M. Deserno (1)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany; (2) Center of Rhinology and Allergology, Wiesbaden, Germany; (3) Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, Cologne Ophthalmological Reading and Image Analysis Center, Experimental Ophthalmology, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany; (4) Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 238-244   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-12-0142

Investigating Recurrent Neural Networks for OCT A-scan Based Tissue Analysis
Original Article
C. Otte (1), S. Otte (2), L. Wittig (3), G. Hüttmann (4), C. Kugler (5), D. Drömann (3), A. Zell (2), A. Schlaefer (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Technology, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Cognitive Systems Group, Computer Science Department, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany; (3) Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Luebeck, Germany; (4) Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany; (5) Medical Clinic III, Department of Thoracic Surgery, LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Grosshansdorf, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 245-249   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0135

Lung Registration Using Automatically Detected Landmarks
Original Article
T. Polzin (1), J. Rühaak (2), R. Werner (3), H. Handels (4), J. Modersitzki (1, 2)
(1) Institute of Mathematics and Image Computing, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Fraunhofer MEVIS Project Group Image Registration, Lübeck, Germany; (3) Department of Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; (4) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 250-256   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0125

Simulation of Range Imaging-based Estimation of Respiratory Lung Motion
Influence of Noise, Signal Dimensionality and Sampling Patterns
Original Article
M. Wilms (1), R. Werner (2), M. Blendowski (1), J. Ortmüller (1), H. Handels (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Department of Computational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 257-263   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0137

Piloting the EHR4CR Feasibility Platform across Europe
Original Article
J. Doods (1), R. Bache (2, 3), M. McGilchrist (4), C. Daniel (5, 6), M. Dugas (1), F. Fritz (1), on behalf of Work Package 7
(1) University of Münster, Münster, Germany; (2) Department of Informatics, School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, King’s College London, London, UK; (3) Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King’s College London, London, UK; (4) Health Informatics Centre, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK; (5) INSERM, UMR_S 1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; (6) CCS SI Patient, AP-HP, Paris, France
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 264-268   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0134

Evaluating Methods for Intersectoral Comparison of Quality of Care
A Routine Data Analysis of Elective Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
C. Ohlmeier (1), R. Linder (2), D. Enders (1), R. Mikolajczyk (3, 4), W. Haverkamp (5), D. Horenkamp-Sonntag (2), E. Garbe (1, 6)
(1) Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany; (2) Scientific Institute of TK for Benefit and Efficiency in Health Care, Köln, Germany; (3) Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany; (4) Hannover Medical School Hannover, Germany; (5) Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany; (6) University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 269-277   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0132

Informative Simultaneous Confidence Intervals in Hierarchical Testing
Original Article
S. Schmidt (1), W. Brannath (1)
(1) University of Bremen, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Bremen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 278-283   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0140

Biosignal Interpretation I
Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Focus Theme – Editorial
K. Yana (1), S. Cerutti (2), L. Mainardi (2), Y. Yamamoto (3)
(1) Department of Applied Informatics, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan; (2) Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy; (3) Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 284-285   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0006

Coupling of Heart Rate and Systolic Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Pregnancy
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
A. Voss (1), C. Fischer (1), R. Schroeder (1)
(1) Department of Medical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 286-290   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0045

Computerized Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders
SVM Based Classification of VAR Model Parameters of Respiratory Sounds
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
I. Sen (1), M. Saraclar (1), Y. P. Kahya (1)
(1) Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 291-295   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0041

Point-process Nonlinear Autonomic Assessment of Depressive States in Bipolar Patients
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
G. Valenza (1, 2), L. Citi (1, 3), C. Gentili (4), A. Lanatá (2), E. P. Scilingo (2), R. Barbieri (1)
(1) Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; (2) Research Center “E. Piaggio”, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; (3) School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester, UK; (4) Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 296-302   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0036

Robust Detection of Sleep Apnea from Holter ECGs
Joint Assessment of Modulations in QRS Amplitude and Respiratory Myogram Interference
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
C. Maier (1, 2), H. Wenz (3), H. Dickhaus (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany; (2) Department of Medical Informatics, Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany; (3) Thoraxklinik, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 303-307   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0043

Monitoring Nocturnal Heart Rate with Bed Sensor
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
M. Migliorini (1), J. M. Kortelainen (2), J. Pärkkä (2), M. Tenhunen (3), S. L. Himanen (3), A. M. Bianchi (1)
(1) Department of Electronics, Informatics and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; (2) VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Tampere, Finland; (3) Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 308-313   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0053

Surface and Intramural Reentrant Patterns during Atrial Fibrillation in the Sheep
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
O. Berenfeld (1), M. Yamazaki (1), D. Filgueiras-Rama (1), J. Kalifa (1)
(1) Center for Arrhythmia Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 314-319   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0047

Slow Adaptation of Ventricular Repolarization as a Cause of Arrhythmia?
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
A. Bueno-Orovio (1), B. M. Hanson (2), J. S. Gill (3), P. Taggart (4), B. Rodriguez (1)
(1) Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; (2) Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of London, London, UK; (3) Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK; (4) The Neurocardiology Research Unit, University College Hospital, London, UK
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 320-323   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0039

Modeling and Quantification of Repolarization Feature Dependency on Heart Rate
Focus Theme – Biosignal Interpretation I – Advanced Methods for Studying Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
A. Minchole (1, 2, 3), E. Zacur (3), E. Pueyo (2, 3), P. Laguna (3, 2)
(1) Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; (2) Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Zaragoza, Spain; (3) I3A, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 324-328   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0040

Reporting of Medical Research Costs
Improving Transparency and Reproducibility of Medical Research
Letter to the Editor
B. J. Visser (1), A. W. G. Buijink (2), M. P. Grobusch (1)
(1) Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; (2) Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 4: 329-331   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-04-0004

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August 13, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , , , | Leave a comment

ACI Receives Impact Factor

ACI-cover-42_dc27eaa1d2ACI, Applied Clinical Informatics (Appl Clin Inform), Schattauer Publishers’ first weekly online journal, received its first impact factor for citations to papers published in 2012 and 2011 (IF 2013 = 0.386). ACI is an official eJournal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. ACI aims to establish a platform that allows sharing knowledge between clinical medicine and health IT specialists as well as bridging gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment.

In a media release, the publishers write:  In the short time (just 5 years) since its launch as a pure digital journal in a highly specific scientific field, ACI has reached an impact factor and  has been included into the study guide of the American Board of Preventive Medicine for the Clinical informatics Board examination. (http://www.theabpm.org/applicationci/ci_studyguide.pdf). In October 2012, only 2 ½ years after its inception, ACI was accepted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine for inclusion in MEDLINE. PubMed has cataloged over 200 publications from ACI, with the majority of articles available as free full-text articles in PubMed Central and open-access articles available on the journals website (http://aci.schattauer.de/). ACI has a rigorous peer review process with blinding of submissions to reduce bias. Submissions to ACI have been free for authors and are handled since its launch by the high-end submission system ©ScholarOne (©Thomson Reuters) (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acij). These factors in conjunction with a prestigious International editorial board and reviewer community assure a professional peer review, a reduction of bias towards authors from resource rich countries, and rapid publication after acceptance of a paper.

ACI is present on Facebook with around 830 likes (https://www.facebook.com/ACIJournal) and Twitter with almost 600 followers (https://twitter.com/ACI_Journal), offering the scientific community platforms to stay in touch and be informed on recent ACI publications as well as upcoming scientific events in their field.

Redesigned web portal of the journal – Schattauer publishers have used the occasion of receiving ACI‘s first impact factor for the launch of the journal’s redesigned web-portal (http://aci.schattauer.de/) with improved user navigation.

RELATED POST (http://wp.me/pvCUS-1ZS): Dr Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of JMIR, has once again provided a thorough report on the results in his blog article, from which the material here is extracted (read his full report/analysis at http://gunther-eysenbach.blogspot.ca/2014/07/impact-factors-2013-medical-informatics.html).

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 92, Number 8, August 2014

The latest, August 2014, issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization is now available at http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/92/8/en/index.html

Highlights of this month’s bulletin:
(doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.000814)
Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 954kb

Editorial: The 2014 WHO conference on health and climate
Maria Neira   doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.143891
Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 648kb ¦ DAISY, 10kb ¦ ePub, 538kb ¦ Kindle, 541kb

Reframing climate change as a health issue – doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.020814
Article [HTML] ¦ Article pdf, 824kb ¦ DAISY, 187kb ¦ ePub, 739kb ¦ Kindle, 743kb

The Bulletin is available in a variety of different formats, including on electronic publishing devices, Kindle readers and as a Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) digital talking book. Abstracts and other items are available in عربي‎, 中文, Français, Русский and Español.

The DAISY digital format assists people who have challenges using regular printed media. DAISY digital talking books offer the benefits of regular audiobooks, but also include navigation. For more information about Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) digital talking book, see http://www.daisy.org

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Medical Informatics Journals: 2013 Impact Factors

The latest (2013) Impact Factor reports for journals, including those in the Medical Informatics category, have recently been released by Thomson Reuters. Dr Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of JMIR, has once again provided a thorough report on the results in his blog article, from which the material here is extracted (read his full report/analysis at http://gunther-eysenbach.blogspot.ca/2014/07/impact-factors-2013-medical-informatics.html).

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR, www.jmir.org), the flagship journal of JMIR Publications, is again ranked as the journal with the highest impact factor in its discipline (a 2013 impact factor of 4.7). As Gunther writes “These results hold even if the impact factor is corrected for journal self-cites. The impact factor 2013 measures how often articles published in the last 2 years (2011-2012) were cited in 2013, and is (for better or worse) an important metric for academics when deciding where to submit their best work.”

The runner-up is JAMIA (http://jamia.bmj.com/), published by the BMJ Group for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), which has an impact factor of 3.932. Elsevier’s International Journal of Medical Informatics (http://www.ijmijournal.com/) has an impact factor  of 2.7, while other medical informatics journals include J Biomed Inform (just below 2.5), BMC Med Inform Decis (1.5), Meth Inform Med (1.1) and Applied Clinical Inform (0.386). This is the first year that ACI has had an impact factor.

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July 31, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, journals | , , | 1 Comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (3), New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (3)) are available.cover-aci

+++ ACI now has an IMPACT FACTOR of 0,386. Looking forward to your submissions! +++

The Table of Contents below is online at www.aci-journal.org.

Remember, to submit your next manuscript online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acij

Estimation of severe drug-drug interaction warnings by medical specialist groups for Austrian nationwide eMedication
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
C. Rinner (1), S. K. Sauter (1), L. M. Neuhofer (1), D. Edlinger (1), W. Grossmann (2), M. Wolzt (3), G. Endel (4), W. Gall (1)
(1) Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna; (2) Research Group Scientific Computing, University of Vienna; (3) Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna; (4) Main Association of Austrian Social Security Organizations, Vienna, Austria
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 603-611 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0030
In advance of the implementation of a nationwide eMedication system in Australia, this study sought to estimate the number of severe drug-drug interactions by medical specialist groups. Their findings suggest that different medical specialist groups will require support that’s customized to their workflows and practice needs.

The impact of adherence on costs and effectiveness of telemedical patient management in heart failure  – A systematic review
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
A. S. Hameed (1, 2), S. Sauermann (3), G. Schreier (2)
(1) Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic; (2) Assistive Healthcare Information Technology, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Graz, Austria; (3) Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, Austria
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 612-620 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0037
The cost-saving promises of telehealth depend on the system working adequately at all levels, including among patients. In this systematic review, the authors attempted to understand the impacts of adherence to recommended treatment on the costs and effectiveness of telemedicine. However, their findings suggest that little research has been done in the area and more will be needed.

JADE: A tool for medical researchers to explore adverse drug events using health claims data
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
D. Edlinger (1), S. K. Sauter (1), C. Rinner (1), L. M. Neuhofer (1), M. Wolzt (2), W. Grossmann (3), G. Endel (4), W. Gall (1)
(1) Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; (2) Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; (3) Research Group Scientific Computing, University of Vienna, Austria; (4) Main Association of Austrian Social Security Organizations, Vienna, Austria
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 621-629 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0036
Adverse drug events cause unnecessary harm to patients and costs to the medical system. In order to improve learning about adverse drug events, the authors designed a system to use medical claims data to identify and understand adverse drug events. They recommend their tool for researchers attempting to better capture adverse events.

Information needs for the OR and PACU electronic medical record
Research Article
V. Herasevich (1, 2), M. A. Ellsworth (3), J. R. Hebl (1), M. J. Brown (1), B. W. Pickering (1, 2)
(1) Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN; (2) Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translation Research in Intensive Care (METRIC), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN; (3) Division of Neonatal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 630-641 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-02-RA-0015
Information overload can be a substantial barrier to appropriate utilization of electronic health records. In this study, the authors sought to understand the needs anesthesia providers through surveys. Their findings suggest areas where anesthesia providers have varying requirements that will need to be met adequately by EHRs.

A Case Report in Health Information Exchange for Inter-organizational Patient Transfers
Case Report
Online Supplementary Material
J. E. Richardson (1), S. Malhotra (2), R. Kaushal (1), with the HITEC Investigators
(1) Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Centerfor Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative (HITEC), New York, USA; (2) Weill Cornell Physicians Organization, New York, NY
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 642-650 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-02-CR-0016
In this paper, the authors describe barriers and promoters to implementation of a health information exchange. Using interviews with key informants and providers, the authors identified barriers and promoters related to organizational, technical, and user-oriented issues. Their findings are instructive for others considering a similar process.

Actionable Recommendations in the Bright Futures Child Health Supervision Guidelines
Online Supplementary Material
S. M. E. Finnell (1, 2), J. L. Stanton (1), S. M. Downs (1, 2)
(1) Children’s Health Services Research, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; (2) Regenstrief Institute Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 651-659 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-02-RA-0012
Recently, there has been a push to include the Bright Futures Child Health guidelines in electronic health records. However, computer implementation requires that guidelines be actionable. Therefore, in this study, the authors reviewed the Bright Futures guidelines to determine which, if any, are applicable.

Ontology Content Patterns as Bridge for the Semantic Representation of Clinical Information
Research Article
Special Topic: eHealth2014
C. Martínez-Costa (1), S. Schulz (1, 2)
(1) Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, Medical University of Graz, Austria; (2) Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, Freiburg University Medical Center, Germany
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 660-669
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0031
Interoperability of electronic health records depends on common semantics based on rigorous and precise modelling of clinical information. In this study, the authors apply ontology content patterns to and example of tobacco use. They show how ontology content patterns can be helpful, and also where open questions still remain on improving system interoperability.

Comprehensive electronic medical record implementation levels not associated with 30-day all-cause readmissions within Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure.
Research Article
M. E. Patterson (1), P. Marken (1), Y. Zhong (2), S. D. Simon (3), W. Ketcherside (4)
(1) Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, Missouri; (2) Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas; (3) Department of Informatics Medicine and Personalized Health, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri; (4) Ketcherside Group, L.L.C., Kansas City, Missouri
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 670-684
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-01-RA-0008
In this study, the authors examined whether a comprehensive EHR helped reduce 30-day hospital readmission among heart failure patients. Though the aim of an EHR is to improve care and hopefully reduce re-admissions, the authors found that there was virtually no difference in re-admission rates between hospitals with and without comprehensive EHRs. Their findings demonstrate the need to devise mechanisms other than EHRs to reduce re-admission rates.

Computerized Provider Order Entry Reduces Length of Stay in a Community Hospital
Research Article
R. Schreiber (1), K. Peters (1, 2), S. H. Shaha (3, 4)
(1) Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA; (2) Vibra Healthcare, Mechanicsburg, PA; (3) Center for Public Policy & Admin, Salt Lake City, UT; (4) Allscripts, Chicago, IL
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 3: 685-698
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-04-RA-0029
Seeking to expand knowledge on how computerized provider order entry (CPOE) affects hospital length of stay and cost, literature for which has focused largely on university hospitals, these authors examined the effects of a CPOE system in a community hospital. Their findings suggest that a CPOE system can result in length of stay reductions and cost reductions for care.

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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

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