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IMIA VP Prof. Christoph Lehmann Appointed to US HIT Policy Committee

chris-lehmannProf. Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, IMIA Vice President Services, has been appointed to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee as an expert on vulnerable populations. He is a Professor in Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University, and brings an important point of view as the first pediatrician appointed by GAO to the HIT Policy Committee. His research interests include medication monitoring for vulnerable pediatric populations, and he has developed clinical safety applications that have reduced medical errors in the ordering of pediatric medications and treatments. He is also Editor-in-Chief of ACI (Applied Clinical Informatics), an IMIA Official Journal. Further information on his and other appointments is at http://www.gao.gov/press/appointments_hitpc_2014apr29.htm

May 2, 2014 Posted by | ACI eJournal, miscellany | Leave a comment

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

New articles of ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (2014 Volume 5 (1)) are available; these complete this volume. The Table of Contents is online at www.aci-journal.org  In addition, note that all papers from the first 13 issues of ACI (up to and including Vol 3, Issue 4) are now free and openly available for download. They are available via the Journal Archive.

Volume 5(1) – new articles:

An information retrieval system for computerized patient records in the context of a daily hospital practice: the example of the Léon Bérard Cancer Center (France)
Case Report
P. Biron (1), M. H. Metzger (2), C. Pezet (1), C. Sebban (1), E. Barthuet (3), T. Durand (1)
(1) Léon Bérard Cancer Center, Lyon, France; (2) Université Lyon I – CNRS-UMR 5558, Lyon, France; (3) SWORD, Saint Didier au Mont d’Or, France
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 191-205 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-08-CR-0065

Simulating adverse event spontaneous reporting systems as preferential attachment networks. Application to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Research Article
J. Scott (1), T. Botsis (1, 2), R. Ball (1)
(1) Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U. S. Food and Drug Administration; (2) Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 206-218 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-11-RA-0097

Association between use of a health information exchange system and hospital admissions
Research Article
J. R. Vest (1, 2, 6), L. M. Kern (1, 2, 3, 6), T. R. Campion Jr. (1, 2, 4, 6), M. D. Silver (1, 4, 6), R. Kaushal (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, §)
(1) Center for Healthcare Informatics & Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (2) Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (3) Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (4) Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; (5) NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; (6) Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative, New York, NY; (§) for the HITEC Investigators
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 219-231 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-10-RA-0083

Home blood pressure monitoring, secure electronic messaging and medication intensification for improving hypertension control. 
A mediation analysis
Research Article
J. D. Ralston (1), A. J. Cook (1), M.L. Anderson (1), S.L. Catz (1), P. A. Fishman (1), J. Carlson (1), R. Johnson (1), B. B. Green (1)
(1) Group Health Research Institute 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101–1448
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 232-248 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-10-RA-0079

Text Prediction on Structured Data Entry in Healthcare. 
A Two-group Randomized Usability Study Measuring the Prediction Impact on User Performance
Research Article
L. Hua (1, 2), S. Wang (3), Y. Gong (1)
(1) School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA; (2) Informatics Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA; (3) Department of Nursing, Tianjin First Central Hospital, Tianjin, China
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 249-263 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-11-RA-0095

Design and multicentric Implementation of a generic Software Architecture for Patient Recruitment Systems re-using existing HIS tools and Routine Patient Data
Research Article
B. Trinczek (1), F. Köpcke (2), T. Leusch (3), R. W. Majeed (4), B. Schreiweis (5), J. Wenk (6), B. Bergh (5), C. Ohmann (6), R. Röhrig (4), H. U. Prokosch (2), M. Dugas (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Münster, Germany; (2) Chair of Medical Informatics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; (3) Department of Information- and Communication-Technology, Düsseldorf University Hospital, Germany; (4) Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany; (5) Center for Information Technology and Medical Engineering, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany; (6) Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials, Faculty of Medicine, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 264-283 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0047

Using a Scripted Data Entry Process to Transfer Legacy Immunization Data While Transitioning Between Electronic Medical Record Systems
Research Article
J. Michel (1), A. Hsiao (2), A. Fenick (2)
(1) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; (2) Yale School of Medicine, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 284-298 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-11-RA-0096

An Electronic Alert for HIV Screening in the Emergency Department Increases Screening but not the Diagnosis of HIV
Research Article
R. Schnall (1), N. Liu (2), J. Sperling (3), R. Green (4), S. Clark (3), D. Vawdrey (5)
(1) Columbia University, School of Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, United States; (2) Columbia University, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, United States; (3) Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York, NY, United States; (4) Columbia University, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, United States; (5) Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2014 5 1: 299-312 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-09-RA-0075

For further information on this peer-reviewed eJournal, go to www.aci-journal.org
You may also find interesting information in the journal Methods of Information on Medicine (www.methods-online.com – also an IMIA Official Journal) and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at: facebook.com/ACIJournal, twitter.com/ACI_Journal and facebook.com/Schattauer_Publisher_Scientific_Journals  In addition, you can now export citations for ACI articles via the links at the end of each article.

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

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

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

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

ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at: facebook.com/ACIJournal, twitter.com/ACI_Journal and facebook.com/Schattauer_Publisher_Scientific_Journals  In addition, you can now export citations for ACI articles via the links at the end of each article.

Volume 5(1) – five new articles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have any questions or feedback do not hesitate to contact Schattauer by sending an e-mail to claudia.boehm[at]schattauer.de

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

Updates From IMIA Journals – ACI and Methods

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

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

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

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

ACI eJournal – 50% Discount Special Offer to Organisations

22dbcc61b9Effective from 08 October, organisations may order a subscription to ACI (Applied Clinical Informatics) with a 50% discount – if the order is received no later than November 30, 2013. Access to this highly innovative e-journal will be for just 347 € (Euro) for the first year (instead of 695 €).

Order your 2014 subscription today and your organisation will immediately benefit from this special promotion of the official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS. In addition, you’ll receive access to the scientific content of the journal from its very start in 2009 at no extra cost.

Applied Clinical Informatics publishes approximately 50 articles per year – articles which bridge gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment in HIT.

To order the valuable content click here:  https://aci.schattauer.de/en/subscription/subscribe.html Further detail on the offer is at https://aci.schattauer.de/fileadmin/assets/zeitschriften/ACI/ACI_Special_Offer_2013_10.pdf  This special offer does not apply for existing institutional subscriptions.

Any questions should be directed to the publishers, or directly to claudia.boehm[at]schattauer.de and not to IMIA.

With Clinical Informatics now a Board Certified Specialty in the USA, clinicians need cutting edge research, experience, and state of the art information on clinical information technology Is it time to order Applied Clinical Informatics – the leading clinical informatics journal? In 2013, the journal was selected for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports and MEDLINE.

You can also join the ACI Facebook community, one of the leading and fast-growing communities for HIT-specialists: www.facebook.com/ACIJournal and follow ACI on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ACI_Journal

October 9, 2013 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, IMIA, journals | , , , , , | Leave a comment

eTOC for ACI eJournal: 2013 Volume 4 (3): Now up to Eleven Articles

There have been FOUR new articles added to volume 4(3) of the eJournal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics – an official eJournal of IMIA and AMDIS, making a total of eleven articles – see http://aci.schattauer.de

Please note that the article “STARE-HI – Statement on Reporting of Evaluation Studies in Health Informatics 
Explanation and Elaboration” is free to download.

ACI makes active use of social media tools and can be found at: facebook.com/ACIJournal, twitter.com/ACI_Journal and facebook.com/Schattauer_Publisher_Scientific_Journals

In addition, you can now export citations for ACI articles via the links at the end of each article.

Volume 4(3) – four new articles:

Retrospective Derivation and Validation of a Search Algorithm to Identify Emergent Endotracheal Intubations in the Intensive Care Unit
Research Article
N.J. Smischney (1, 2), V.M. Velagapudi (1), J.A. Onigkeit (1), B.W. Pickering (1, 2), V. Herasevich (1, 2), R. Kashyap (1, 2)
(1) Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; (2) Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care (METRIC), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 419-427 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-05-RA-0033

The Challenges of Publishing on Health Informatics in Developing Countries

Invited Editorial
C. Paton (1), M. Househ (2), M. Malik (3)
(1) The George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford, UK; (2) King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, Saudi Arabia; (3) Division of Medical Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 428-433 
dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-04-IE-0030

What big size you have! Using effect sizes to determine the impact of public health nursing interventions
Research Article
K. E. Johnson (1), B. J. McMorris (2), L. A. Raynor (3), K. A. Monsen (2, 4)
(1) The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing; (2) University of Minnesota, School of Nursing; (3) University of Minnesota, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent health, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School; (4) University of Minnesota, Institute for Health Informatics
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 434-444 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-07-RA-0044

Erratum to: Matching Clinicians to Operative Cases 
A Novel Application of a Patient Acuity Score
Erratum
The Original Article can be found here.
A. Was (1), J. Wanderer (2)
(1) Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Pediatrics, Palo Alto, California, United States; (2) Vanderbilt University, Anesthesiology, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Appl Clin Inform 2013 4 3: 454-454 
 dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-01-CR-0004e
[free download]

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

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

If you have any questions or feedback do not hesitate to contact Schattauer by sending an e-mail to claudia.boehm[at]schattauer.de

September 26, 2013 Posted by | ACI eJournal, clinical informatics, IMIA, journals | , , , , | Leave a comment