From the International Medical Informatics Association

Full eTOC: ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics 2010;1 (4)

The fourth issue of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS, is now complete, with ten articles now available.

The Table of Contents and individual articles (for this and previous issues) are online at

Earlier items were listed in the news item of 25 November, 2010 ( – the final three, most recent, articles (which include one free download) are:

A Review of Medication Reconciliation Issues and Experiences with Clinical Staff and Information Systems
P. J. Porcelli (1), L. R. Waitman (2), S. H. Brown (3)
(1) Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem; (2) Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; (3) Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
ACI 2010 1 4: 442-461
In this article, the authors review the state of medical reconciliation in the US. Medical reconciliation is an important aspect of patient safety. However, implementation of effective reconciliation processes has been slow. The authors identify several issues in implementation of medication reconciliation, and make recommendations for effective implementation.

The Validity of Personal Experiences in Evaluating HIT
J. D. Patrick (1)
(1) School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney, Australia
ACI 2010 1 4: 462-465
In this editorial, the author discusses the appropriate role personal narratives should have in evaluating HIT. The author reviews the reasons personal narrative is often discounted in evaluation, as well as the effects of denying the validity of personal experience. [free download]

Impact of Clinical Reminder Redesign on Physicians’ Priority Decisions
Research Article
S.-j. Wu (1), M. R. Lehto (1), Y. Yih (1), J. J. Saleem (2, 3, 4), B. N. Doebbeling (2, 4, 5)
(1) School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA; (2) VA HSR&D Center on Implementing Evidencebased Practice, Roudebush VAMC, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; (3) School of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; (4) IU Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; (5) Department of Medicine, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
ACI 2010 1 4: 466-485

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