From the International Medical Informatics Association

ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics 2010;1 (2) – New articles eTOC

The publishers, Schattauer, announce that three additional new articles are now available for the second issue of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS.

The Table of Contents and individual articles (for these and the other articles in the issue) are online at

Innovative telemonitoring system for cardiology: from science to routine operation
P. Kastner (1), J. Morak (1), R. Modre (1), A. Kollmann (1), C. Ebner (2), F. M. Fruhwald (3), G. Schreier (1)
(1) Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Graz, Austria; (2) Allgemeines öffentliches Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen Linz GmbH, Linz, Austria; (3) Department of Cardiology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
ACI 2010 1 2: 165-176 10.4338/ACI-2009-12-RA-0021
Lack of follow-up with Chronic Heart Failure patients after hospitalization increases the risks of rehospitalization and mortality. Telemedicine has been suggested as a means to maintain contact with and support follow-up care of such patients. In this paper, the authors report on improvements to the Austrian MOBITEL telemonitoring system to improve event detection and patient useability.

Improving Clinical Trial Participant Tracking Tools Using Knowledge-anchored Design Methodologies
P. R. O. Payne (1), P. J. Embi (2), S. B. Johnson (3), E. Mendonca (4), J. Starren (5)
(1) The Ohio State University, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Columbus, OH; (2) University of Cincinnati, Center for Health Informatics and Department of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; (3) Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Informatics, New York, NY; (4) The University of Chicago, Department of Pediatrics, Chicago, IL; (5) Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI
ACI 2010 1 2: 177-196 10.4338/ACI-2010-02-RA-0012
Accurate tracking of clinical trial participants is essential to the success of clinical trials. Clinical trial participant tracking programs (CTPT) can help assure adherence to complex protocols and tracking of participants, but are themselves often complex and confusing to the end user. This paper reports on the successful use of Presentation Design (PD), a knowledge-anchored design methodology, to develop a CTPT program that is effective and satisfactory for the user.

The Health Information Technology Workforce: Estimations of Demands and a Framework for Requirements
W. Hersh (1)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
ACI 2010 1 2: 197-212 10.4338/ACI-2009-11-R-0011
This paper reviews the current state of the health information technology workforce, and finds that research is currently lacking. What research there is can be classified into five categories: quantities and staffing ratios, job roles, gaps and growth, leadership qualifications, and education and competencies—and indicates that a larger HIT workforce will continue to be needed. However, further research is essential to understanding the most effective education and organization of the growing HIT workforce.

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