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eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (4), More New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (4)) are available.cover-aci There are currently twelve articles available in this issue.

+++ 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.

Identifying Consumer’s Needs of Health Information Technology through an Innovative Participatory Design Approach among English- and Spanish-speaking Urban Older Adults
Research Article
R. Lucero (1), B. Sheehan (1), P. Yen (2), O. Velez (3), D. Nobile-Hernandez (4), V. Tiase (5)
(1) Columbia University, School of Nursing, New York, NY; (2) The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, Columbus, OH; (3) IFC International, Rockville, MD; (4) ARC XVI Fort Washington, New York, NY; (5) NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Information Technology, New York, NY 10032
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 943-957    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-07-RA-0058
In this paper, the authors describe a process of eliciting the perspectives of older adults on their needs for health information technology services. The findings supported the development of a fall prevention system that was responsive to patients needs.

User-Centered Design and Usability Testing of an Innovative Health-Related Quality of Life Module
Research Article
Z. J. Nagykaldi (1), M. Jordan (2), J. Quitoriano (2), C. A. Ciro (3), J. W. Mold (1)
(1) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine; (2) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine; (3) University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 958-970    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-08-RA-0067
Capturing health-related quality of life related to patient goals and needs will help providers tailor care to patient needs. However, systems for doing this are rare. In this paper, the authors describe the development and testing of a HRQoL module that is patient goal oriented and highlighted areas for improvement, such as action-oriented recommendations for clinicians to facilitate shared decision-making.

Design Challenges for Electronic Medication Administration Record Systems in Residential Aged Care Facilities – A Formative Evaluation
Research Article
Supplementary Material
A. Tariq (1), E. Lehnbom (1), K. Oliver (1), A. Georgiou (1), C. Rowe ‎ (2), T. Osmond (2), J. Westbrook (1)
(1) Centre of Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia; (2) UnitingCare Ageing, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 971-987    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-08-RA-0062
Electronic medication administration records (eMAR) have been promoted as a way to improve medication safety in residential care facilities. This study evaluated an eMAR system being piloted in a residential care facility to identify areas for improvement. Their findings demonstrate that system interactivity, resolving inconsistencies in data entry, and dedicated organization support to minimize connectivity issues would provide immediate system improvements, while decision support and interoperability between stakeholder groups would have longer-term benefits.

Assessment of Readiness for Clinical Decision Support to Aid Laboratory Monitoring of Immunosuppressive Care at U.S. Liver Transplant Centers
Research Article
J. Jacobs (1), C. Weir (1), R. S. Evans (1, 2), C. Staes (1)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; (2) Medical Informatics, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 988-1004    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-08-RA-0060
Liver-transplant recipients require life-long immunosuppressive cafre that can benefit from clinical decision support systems. However, it is unknown how ready liver transplant information systems are to implement CDS systems. This study examined current practices and identified barriers to CDS uptake. The findings demonstrate that though EHRs are widely used, the majority of sites still depend on paper-based manual monitoring of immunosuppression for patients.

Case Report: Patient Portal versus Telephone Recruitment for a Surgical Research Study
Case Report
R. B. Baucom (1), J. Ousley (2), B. K. Poulose (1), S. T. Rosenbloom (3, 4, 5), G. P. Jackson (1, 3, 5)
(1) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Surgery; (2) Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine; (3) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Biomedical Informatics; (4) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine; (5) Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 1005-1014    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-07-CR-0059
Use of patient portals is increasing and research has demonstrated its value in primary care practice. However, little has been done to test the usability of a patient portal in a surgical or research recruitment setting. In this case study, the authors describe their experience using a patient portal to recruit surgical patients compared to a telephone-based recruitment process. Their findings demonstrate that patient portal recruitment is feasible and relatively effective compared to telephone-based recruitment.

User Centered Clinical Decision Support Tools  – Adoption across Clinician Training Level
Research Article
L. J. McCullagh (1), A. Sofianou (2), J. Kannry (2), D. M. Mann (3), T. G. McGinn (1)
(1) Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Manhasset, NY; (2) Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC, NY; (3) Department of Medicine, Section of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 1015-1025    dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-05-RA-0048
Clinical decision support tools are an important part of meaningful use, but it is not clear how accepted they are across different clinician training levels. In this paper, the authors examined CDS tool use and ordering practices in an academic medical center. Their findings suggest that first year residents were more likely to use the CDS tool and to follow recommended medication ordering as a result.

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December 19, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, journals | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(6)

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 6 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has 13 articles, including five free downloads.

Boosting – An Unusual Yet Attractive Optimiser
Editorial
T. Hothorn (1)
(1) University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 417-418    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-10-0123

The Evolution of Boosting Algorithms   From Machine Learning to Statistical Modelling
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
A. Mayr (1), H. Binder (2), O. Gefeller (1), M. Schmid (1, 3)
(1) Institut für Medizininformatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; (2) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany; (3) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 419-427    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0122

Extending Statistical Boosting   An Overview of Recent Methodological Developments
Original Article
A. Mayr (1), H. Binder (2), O. Gefeller (1), M. Schmid (1, 3)
(1) Institut für Medizininformatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; (2) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany; (3) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 428-435   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0123

Discussion of “The Evolution of Boosting Algorithms” and “Extending Statistical Boosting”
Original Article
P. Bühlmann (1), J. Gertheiss (2, 3), S. Hieke (4, 5), T. Kneib (6), S. Ma (7), M. Schumacher (4), G. Tutz (8), C.-Y. Wang (9), Z. Wang (10), A. Ziegler (11, 12, 13)
(1) Seminar for Statistics, Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; (2) Department of Animal Sciences, Biometrics & Bioinformatics Group, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; (3) Center for Statistics, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; (4) Institute for Medical Biometry and Statistics, Medical Center – University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; (5) Freiburg Center of Data Analysis and Modelling, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; (6) Chair of Statistics, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; (7) Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health, Yale, USA; (8) Seminar of Applied Stochastics, Department of Statistics, Ludwig Maximilians University, München, Germany; (9) Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA; (10) Department of Research , Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, USA; (11) Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University of Lübeck, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany; (12) Center for Clinical Trials, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (13) School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 436-445   dx.doi.org/10.3414/13100122

Highly Cited Articles in Health Care Sciences and Services Field in Science Citation Index Expanded   A Bibliometric Analysis for 1958 – 2012
Original Article
Y.-H. E. Hsu (1), Y.-S. Ho (2)
(1) School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; (2) Trend Research Centre, Asia University, Wufeng, Taiwan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 446-458   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0022

Citation Analysis in Health Care Sciences   Innovative Investigation or Seductive Pseudo-science?
Original Article
M. Rigby (1)
(1) Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 459-463   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-05-0004

Spatial Repolarization Heterogeneity and Survival in Chagas Disease
Original Article
R. Sassi (1), M. W. Rivolta (1), L. T. Mainardi (2), R. C. Reis (3), M. O. C. Rocha (3), A. L. P. Ribeiro (3), F. Lombardi (4)
(1) Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Crema, Italy; (2) Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; (3) Faculdade de Medicina e Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil; (4) UOC Malattie Cardiovascolari, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e di Comunità, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 464-468   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0002

ANTONIA Perfusion and Stroke   A Software Tool for the Multi-purpose Analysis of MR Perfusion-weighted Datasets and Quantitative Ischemic Stroke Assessment
Original Article
N. D. Forkert (1), B. Cheng (2), A. Kemmling (1), G. Thomalla (2), J. Fiehler (1)
(1) Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; (2) Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 469-481   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0007

From Adverse Drug Event Detection to Prevention   A Novel Clinical Decision Support Framework for Medication Safety
Original Article
V. G. Koutkias (1), P. McNair (2), V. Kilintzis (1), K. Skovhus Andersen (2), J. Niès (3, 4), J.-C. Sarfati (5), E. Ammenwerth (6), E. Chazard (4), S. Jensen (2), R. Beuscart (4), N. Maglaveras (1)
(1) Lab of Medical Informatics, Dept. of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; (2) Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark; (3) MEDASYS, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France; (4) UDSL EA 2694, Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille, France; (5) ORACLE, Colombes, France; (6) Institute for Health Informatics, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tyrol, Austria 6UDSL EA 2694, Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille, France
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 482-492   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0027

Pictogram-based Method of Visualizing Dietary Intake
Original Article
Y. Liu (1), S. Chiu (2), Y. Lin (3, 4), W.-K. Chiou (5)
(1) Department of Industrial Design, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (2) Department of Health Care Management, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (3) Health Care Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (4) Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; (5) Graduate Institute of Business and Management, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 493-500   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0072

Chronological Bias in Randomized Clinical Trials Arising from Different Types of Unobserved Time Trends
Original Articles
M. Tamm (1), R.-D. Hilgers (1)
(1) Department of Medical Statistics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 501-510   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0048

From Bench to Bed: Bridging from Informatics Theory to Practice   An Exploratory Analysis
Original Article
C. U. Lehmann (1), R. Haux (2)
(1) Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA; (2) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 511-515   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0098

Missing Semantic Annotation in Databases   The Root Cause for Data Integration and Migration Problems in Information Systems
Letter to the Editor
M. Dugas
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 6: 516-517   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-04-0002

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December 5, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2014 Volume 5 (4), New Articles Available

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014, Volume 5 (4)) are available.cover-aci There are currently six articles available in this issue.

+++ 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.

The Process of Installing REDCap, a Web Based Database Supporting Biomedical Research – The First Year
Research Article
M. Klipin (1), I. Mare (2), S. Hazelhurst (3), B. Kramer (4)
(1) Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa; (2) Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa; (3) School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa; (4) Health Sciences Research Office, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 916-929  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-06-CR-0054
In order to conduct research and quality improvement, hospitals need excellent clinical and research data. In this paper, the authors describe installing a data management system throughout their hospital with an aim toward helping similar hospitals plan for their own data management system uptake. The findings suggest that installing the REDCap system was relatively inexpensive and was able to be completed by the staff already working at the hospital. Furthermore, the authors found that training for users helped with uptake and use of the system.

Increasing Patient Engagement: Patients’ Responses to Viewing Problem Lists Online
Research Article
Supplementary Material
A. Wright (1, 2, 3), J. Feblowitz (1, 2, 3), F. L. Maloney (2), S. Henkin (1, 2), H. Ramelson (1, 2, 3), J. Feltman (2), D. W. Bates (1, 2, 3, 4)
(1) Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (2) Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA; (3) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (4) Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 4: 930-942  dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2014-07-RA-0057

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November 27, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, journals | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine, 2015-16 – Applications Invited

Dominik Aronsky, Associate Editor, Methods of Information in Medicine, announces that the Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine is now accepting applications from trainees for the new term, 2015-16.

The goal of the Student Editorial Board is to learn, understand, and participate in the peer review process of submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication. The Student Editorial Board will provide outstanding trainees with a mentored opportunity to learn and experience the various aspects of the peer review process. During the appointment period members of the Student Editorial Board will receive educational material, instruction, and feedback about peer review, and actively participate in the review of 3-5 manuscripts per year.

Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply if they are enrolled as a trainee in a graduate degree granting or post-doctoral training program. Full information is available in the PDF file available for download here (MIMSEB2015) or in a zip file via the Methods website >>> The closing date for applications is Sunday, 14 December, 2014.

If you have any questions please direct them to Ms. Ina Hoffmann, email: ed[at]MethodsInfMed.org

Members of the Student Editorial Board are expected to

  • demonstrate critical thinking,
  • have experience in a biomedical/health informatics-related field (in a broad sense),
  • have experience in aspects of scientific writing and communication,
  • understand research design and basic concepts of biostatistics, and
  • have a good mastery of the written English language.

Current members of the Student Editorial Board are listed on the Methods website, and come from 10 countries in different parts of the world.

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October 29, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , , | Leave a comment

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, journals, ehealth | , , , , | 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).

August 11, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal | , , , | Leave a comment