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Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2015; 54(1)

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 54, Issue 1 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has 15 articles, including two free downloads.

Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
Focus Theme – Editorial
M.-M. Bouamrane (1), C. Tao (2), I. N. Sarkar (3)
(1) Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K.; (2) School of Biomedical Informatics, UT Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA; (3) Center for Clinical and Translational Science, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 1-4    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME15-10-0001

Platform for Efficient Switching between Multiple Devices in the Intensive Care Unit
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
F. De Backere (1), T. Vanhove (1), E. Dejonghe (1), M. Feys (1), T. Herinckx (1), J. Vankelecom (2), J. Decruyenaere (2), F. De Turck (1)
(1) Information Technology Department (INTEC), Ghent University – iMinds, Gent, Belgium; (2) Department of Intensive Care, Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 5-15    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0021

Clinical Data Integration Model – Core Interoperability Ontology for Research Using Primary Care Data
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
J.-F. Ethier (1), V. Curcin (2), A. Barton (1), M. M. McGilchrist (3), H. Bastiaens (4), A. Andreasson (5), J. Rossiter (6), L. Zhao (6), T. N. Arvanitis (6), A. Taweel (7), B. C. Delaney (8), A. Burgun (1)
(1) INSERM UMR 1138 team 22 Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Faculté de médecine, Université Paris Descartes – Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France; (2) Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; (3) Public Health Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom; (4) Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Care, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; (5) Centre for Family Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; (6) Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom; (7) Department of Informatics, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom; (8) NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 16-23    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0024

Bridging Data Models and Terminologies to Support Adverse Drug Event Reporting Using EHR Data
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
Online Supplementary Material
G. Declerck (1), S. Hussain (1), C. Daniel (1), M. Yuksel (2), G. B. Laleci (2), M. Twagirumukiza (3), M.-C. Jaulent (1)
(1) INSERM UMRS 1142, Paris, France; (2) SRDC Ltd, Ankara, Turkey; (3) AGFA HealthCare, Mortsel, Belgium
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 24-31    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0025

Semi Automated Transformation to OWL Formatted Files as an Approach to Data Integration   A Feasibility Study Using Environmental, Disease Register and Primary Care Clinical Data
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
S. F. Liang (1), A. Taweel (2), S. Miles (2), Y. Kovalchuk (1), A. Spiridou (1), B. Barratt (3), U. Hoang (4), S. Crichton (4), B. C. Delaney (5), C. Wolfe (4)
(1) NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, London, UK; (2) Department of Informatics, King’s College London, London, UK; (3) Environmental Research Group, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, King’s College London, London, UK; (4) South London Stroke Register, Division of Health and Social Care Research, King’s College London, London, UK; (5) NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, London, UK
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 32-40    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0029

An Eligibility Criteria Query Language for Heterogeneous Data Warehouses
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
Online Supplementary Material
R. Bache (1, 2), A. Taweel (1, 2), S. Miles (2), B. C. Delaney (1)
(1) Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King’s College London, London, UK; (2) Department of Informatics, King’s College London, London, UK
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 41-44
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0027

Binding SNOMED CT Terms to Archetype Elements   Establishing a Baseline of Results
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
I. Berges (1), J. Bermudez (1), A. Illarramendi (1)
(1) University of the Basque Country, Donostia – San Sebastián, Spain
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 45-49   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0022

Toward a View-oriented Approach for Aligning RDF-based Biomedical Repositories
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
A. Anguita (1), M. García-Remesal (1), D. de la Iglesia (1), N. Graf (2), V. Maojo (1)
(1) Biomedical Informatics Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; (2) Department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 50-55   dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0020

Prioritising Lexical Patterns to Increase Axiomatisation in Biomedical Ontologies   The Role of Localisation and Modularity
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
M. Quesada-Martínez (1), J. T. Fernández-Breis (1), R. Stevens (2), E. Mikroyannidi (2)
(1) Departamento de Informática y Sistemas, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain; (2) School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 56-64    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0026

Harmonization of Detailed Clinical Models with Clinical Study Data Standards
Focus Theme – Managing Interoperability and Complexity in Health Systems
G. Jiang (1), J. Evans (2), T. A. Oniki (3), J. F. Coyle (3), L. Bain (2), S. M. Huff (3), R. D. Kush (2), C. G. Chute (1)
(1) Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; (2) Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), Austin, Texas, USA; (3) Intermountain Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare, Murray, Utah, USA
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 65-74    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0019

Health Level Seven Interoperability Strategy: Big Data, Incrementally Structured
Original Article
R. H. Dolin (1), B. Rogers (2), C. Jaffe (3)
(1) Orange, California, USA; (2) Apixio, Inc, Advanced Development Department, San Mateo, California, USA; (3) Health Level Seven International, Del Mar, California, USA
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 75-82    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0030

Frequency Analysis of Medical Concepts in Clinical Trials and their Coverage in MeSH and SNOMED-CT
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
J. Varghese (1), M. Dugas (1)
(1) Institute of Medical Informatics, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 83-92    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0046

Analysis of Underlying Causes of Inter-expert Disagreement in Retinopathy of Prematurity Diagnosis   Application of Machine Learning Principles
Original Article
E. Ataer-Cansizoglu (1), J. Kalpathy-Cramer (2), S. You (1), K. Keck (3), D. Erdogmus (1), M. F. Chiang (3)
(1) Cognitive Systems Laboratory, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA; (2) Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA; (3) Department of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 93-102    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0081

Interventions to Increase Physician Efficiency and Comfort with an Electronic Health Record System
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
L. Jalota (1), M. R. Aryal (1), M. Mahmood (1), T. Wasser (2), A. Donato (1)
(1) Reading Health System, Department of Internal Medicine, West Reading, PA, USA; (2) Sr. Scientist for Biostatistics, Consult-Stat: Complete Statistical Services, Macungie, PA, USA
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 103-109    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-01-0047

iRobot, MD – Are We Ready for the Future Becomes the Present?
Communications Editor´s Corner
R. Röhrig (1)
(1) Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2015 54 1: 110-110    dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME15-15-0001

On Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/MethodsInfMed – the page will provide updates on Methods itself, “a journal stressing the methodology and scientific fundamentals of organizing, representing and analyzing data and knowledge in biomedicine and health care” and related topics.The Twitter stream is at https://twitter.com/MethodsInfMed

You may also find interesting information in our eJournal ACI – Applied Medical Informatics and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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All articles that have ever been published in Methods are now available online. The archive of Methods dates back until 1962.
For any inquiries, please send an e-mail to claudia.boeh[at]schattauer.de

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January 14, 2015 Posted by | 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

On Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/MethodsInfMed – the page will provide updates on Methods itself, “a journal stressing the methodology and scientific fundamentals of organizing, representing and analyzing data and knowledge in biomedicine and health care” and related topics.

The Twitter stream is at https://twitter.com/MethodsInfMed

You may also find interesting information in our eJournal ACI – Applied Medical Informatics and in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

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Methods of Information in Medicine is an official journal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). IMIA members please link to <http://www.schattauer.de/order_methods.html> to order your subscription online
All articles that have ever been published in Methods are now available online. The archive of Methods dates back until 1962.
For any inquiries, please send an e-mail to claudia.boeh[at]schattauer.de

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December 5, 2014 Posted by | 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.

Methods of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

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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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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“Methods” on Facebook and Twitter

The journal Methods of Information in Medicine (MIM), an IMIA Official Journal, now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

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Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(3)

methods533METHODS of Information in Medicine is an IMIA Official Journal.

Volume 53, Issue 3 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This latest issue of METHODS has TEN articles, including FOUR free downloads.

The archive of METHODS, dating back until 1962, is also available online; most of this material is available for free download.

Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records
Focus Theme Editorial – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

P. Knaup (1), L. Schöpe (2)
(1) University of Heidelberg, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg, Germany; (2) Smart Living – Anwendungen für Service-Wohnen GmbH, Dortmund, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 149-151  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME14-10-0003

Assessing Older Adults’ Perceptions of Sensor Data and Designing Visual Displays for Ambient Environments
An Exploratory Study
Focus Theme – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

B. Reeder (1), J. Chung (2), T. Le (3), H. Thompson (2), G. Demiris (2, 3)
(1) College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; (2) Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; (3) Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 152-159  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0009

Home-centered Health-enabling Technologies and Regional Health Information Systems
An Integration Approach Based on International Standards
Focus Theme – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

M. Gietzelt (1), T. von Bargen (1), M. Kohlmann (1), M. Marschollek (2), J. Schwartze (1), B. Song (1), M. Wagner (3), K.-H. Wolf (1), R. Haux (1)
(1) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany; (2) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany; (3) Braunschweig Centre of Informatics and Technology (BITZ) GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 160-166  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0008

Communication Architecture for AAL
Supporting Patient Care by Health Care Providers in AAL-enhanced Living Quarters
Focus Theme – Using Data from Ambient Assisted Living and Smart Homes in Electronic Health Records

T. Nitzsche (1), S. Thiele (1), A. Häber (1), A. Winter (2)
(1) University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany; (2) University Leipzig, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Leipzig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 167-172  [Free PDF]
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-02-0010

A Complementary Graphical Method for Reducing and Analyzing Large Data Sets
Case Studies Demonstrating Thresholds Setting and Selection
Original Article
Online Supplementary Material
X. Jing (1), J. J. Cimino (1)
(1) Laboratory for Informatics Development, National Library of Medicine and NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 173-185
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0075

The Utility of Imputed Matched Sets
Analyzing Probabilistically Linked Databases in a Low Information Setting
Original Article
A. M. Thomas (1), L. J. Cook (1), J. M. Dean (1), L. M. Olson (1)
(1) The Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 186-194
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0094

Comparison of Validity of Mapping between Drug Indications and ICD-10
Direct and Indirect Terminology Based Approaches
Original Article
Y. Choi (1), C. Jung (1), Y. Chae (2), M. Kang (1), J. Kim (3), K. Joung (3), J. Lim (3), S. Cho (3), S. Sung (3), E. Lee (4), S. Kim (1)
(1) The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; (2) Yonsei University, Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul, Republic of Korea; (3) KIMS Ltd., Seoul, Republic of Korea; (4) Sungkyunkwan University, School of Pharmacy, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 195-201
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0053

Possible Combinations of Electronic Data Capture and Randomization Systems
Principles and the Realization with RANDI2 and OpenClinica
Original Article
D. Schrimpf (1), M. Haag (2), L. R. Pilz (3)
(1) Division of Biostatistics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; (2) Heilbronn University, Heilbronn, Germany; (3) University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 202-207
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0074

A Pictorial Schema for a Comprehensive User-oriented Identification of Medical Apps
Original Article
S. Bonacina (1), S. Marceglia (1), F. Pinciroli (1)
(1) eHealthLAB – Laboratorio di Informatica BioMedica e Sanità Digitale, DEIB – Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 208-224
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0093

Reliable Blood Pressure Self-measurement in the Obstetric Waiting Room
Original Article
S. Wagner (1), C. H. Kamper (2), N. H. Rasmussen (1), P. Ahrendt (1), T. S. Toftegaard (1), O. W. Bertelsen (3)
(1) Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; (2) Department of Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark; (3) Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 3: 225-234
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0032

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

Methods of Information in Medicine: eTOC 2014; 53(1)

METHODS of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

Volume 53, Issue 1 is now available at: http://www.methods-online.com This issue of METHODS has NINE articles, including THREE free downloads.

The archive of METHODS, dating back until 1962, is also available online; most of this material is available for free download.

Informatics and Genetic Epidemiology
Editorial
A. Ziegler (1, 2), A. F. Wilson (3), F. Gagnon (4)
(1) Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University of Lübeck, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Center for Clinical Trials, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (3) Genometrics Section, Inherited Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; (4) Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 1-2
[free download]

Authentication Systems for Securing Clinical Documentation Workflows: 
A Systematic Literature Review
Review Article

J. Schwartze (1), B. Haarbrandt (1), D. Fortmeier (2), R. Haux (1), C. Seidel (3)
(1) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hanover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany; (2) University of Luebeck, Institute of Medical Informatics, Luebeck, Germany; (3) Medical Center Braunschweig, Department for Information Technology and Business Development, Braunschweig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 3-13 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0078

Information Technology Acceptance in Health Information Management
Original Article
M. Abdekhoda (1), M. Ahmadi (1), A. Dehnad (1), A. F. Hosseini (1)
(1) School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 14-20 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0079

Regularization in Deformable Registration of Biomedical Images Based on Divergence and Curl Operators
Original Article
S. Riyahi-Alam (1), M. Peroni (2), G. Baroni (3, 4), M. Riboldi (3, 4)
(1) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace, Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy; (2) Paul Scherrer Institut, Zentrum für Protonentherapie, WMSA/C15, Villigen PSI, Switzerland; (3) Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; (4) Bioengineering Unit, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica, Pavia, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 21-28 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0109

An Electronic Specimen Collection Protocol Schema (eSCPS): 
Document Architecture for Specimen Management and the Exchange of Specimen Collection Protocols between Biobanking Information Systems
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
O. Eminaga (1), A. Semjonow (2), E. Oezguer (1), J. Herden (1), I. Akbarov (1), A. Tok (1), U. Engelmann (1), S. Wille (1)
(1) Department of Urology, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; (2) Department of Urology, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 29-38 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0035

Development of an Open Metadata Schema for Prospective Clinical Research (openPCR) in China
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
W. Xu (1, 2), Z. Guan (3), J. Sun (4), Z. Wang (5), Y. Geng (6)
(1) Department of Medical Informatics, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; (2) Department of Library Science, Nanjing Political College, Nanjing, China; (3) Department of Basic Medicine, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; (4) Department of Health Service, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; (5) Department of Medical Informatics, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China; (6) Shanghai Banpo Network Technologies Ltd, Shanghai, China
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 39-46 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0008

Improvement of Adequate Use of Warfarin for the Elderly Using Decision Tree-based Approaches
Original Article
K. E. Liu (1), C.-L. Lo (2), Y.-H. Hu (2)
(1) Department of Economics, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan; (2) Department of Information Management and Graduate Institute of Healthcare Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 47-53 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0027

A Simplification and Implementation of Random-effects Meta-analyses Based on the Exact Distribution of Cochran’s Q
Original Article – Online Supplementary Material
M. Preuß (1), A. Ziegler (1, 2)
(1) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik, Universität zu Lübeck, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Zentrum für Klinische Studien, Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: 54-61 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME13-01-0073

Information Graphs for Epidemiological Applications of the Kullback-Leibler Divergence
Letter to the Editor
G. Hughes
Methods Inf Med 2014 53 1: IV-VI

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Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine, 2014-15 – Applications Invited

The time of year has again come quickly round when the journal Methods of Information in Medicine invites applications from trainees who wish to be considered for the Student Editorial Board for the period 2014-15. 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 (MIMSEB) or in a zip file via the Methods website >>> The closing date for applications is 18 December, 2013.

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

Members of the Student Editorial Boards 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.

Methods of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

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METHODS of Information in Medicine, 2013, Volume 52, Issue 4 – eTOC

METHODS of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

Volume 52, Issue 4 is available at: http://www.methods-online.com This issue of METHODS has TEN articles, including FOUR free downloads.

The archive of METHODS, dating back until 1962, is also available online; most of this material is available for free download.

On Time-frequency Techniques in Biomedical Signal Analysis
Editorial
S. Cerutti (1)
(1) DEIB – Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico of Milano, Milan, Italy
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 277-278
[free download]

Time-frequency Techniques in Biomedical Signal Analysis: 
A Tutorial Review of Similarities and Differences
Original Article
 – Online Supplementary Material
M. Wacker (1), H. Witte (1)
(1) Bernstein Group for Computational Neuroscience Jena, Institute of Medical Statistics, Computer Sciences and Documentation, Jena University Hospital, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 279-296 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0083
[free download]

Discussion of “Time-frequency Techniques in Biomedical Signal Analysis: A Tutorial Review of Similarities and Differences”
Original Article
C. Baumgartner (1), K. J. Blinowska (2), A. Cichocki (3), H. Dickhaus (4), P. J. Durka (2), P. V. E. McClintock (5), G. Pfurtscheller (6), A. Stefanovska (5), S. Tong (7)
(1) Institute of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Department for Biomedical Informatics and Mechatronics, UMIT – The Health and Life Sciences University, Hall in Tirol, Austria; (2) Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; (3) Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing, Brain Science Institute RIKEN, Saitama, Japan,and Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland; (4) Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany; (5) Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom; (6) Institute for Knowledge Discovery, Laboratory of Brain-Computer Interfaces, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria; (7) Neural Engineering Lab, Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 297-307
[free download]

Formative Evaluation of Ontology Learning Methods for Entity Discovery by Using Existing Ontologies as Reference Standards

Original Article
K. Liu (1), K. J. Mitchell (1), W. W. Chapman (2), G. K. Savova (3), N. Sioutos (4), D. L. Rubin (5), R. S. Crowley (1, 6)
(1) Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; (2) Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of california San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA; (3) Childrens´ Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; (4) Lockheed Martin Corporation, Fairfax, VA, USA; (5) Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; (6) Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 308-316 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-01-0029

GMDS 2012 – Medical Informatics, Medicine and Neighboring Disciplines
Focus Theme – Editorial
J. Stausberg (1)
(1) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (IBE), Munich, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 317-318
[free download]

Measurement of Accelerometry-based Gait Parameters in People with and without Dementia in the Field 
A Technical Feasibility Study
GMDS 2012 – Medical Informatics, Medicine and Neighboring Disciplines
M. Gietzelt (1), K.-H. Wolf (1), M. Kohlmann (1), M. Marschollek (1), R. Haux (1)
(1) Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and Hanover Medical School, Braunschweig, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 319-325 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-02-0009

How to Exploit Twitter for Public Health Monitoring?
GMDS 2012 – Medical Informatics, Medicine and Neighboring Disciplines
K. Denecke (1, 2), M. Krieck (3), L. Otrusina (4), P. Smrz (4), P. Dolog (5), W. Nejdl (2), E. Velasco (6)
(1) Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery, Leipzig, Germany; (2) Forschungszentrum L3S, Hannover, Germany; (3) Niedersächsisches Landesgesundheitsamt, Hannover, Germany; (4) Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic; (5) Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark; (6) Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 326-339 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-02-0010

Suitability of Customer Relationship Management Systems for the Management of Study Participants in Biomedical Research

GMDS 2012 – Medical Informatics, Medicine and Neighboring Disciplines
J. Schwanke (1), O. Rienhoff (1), T. G. Schulze (2), S. Y. Nussbeck (1)
(1) University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August-University, Department of Medical Informatics, Göttingen, Germany; (2) University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August-University, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Göttingen, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 340-350 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-02-0012

Location Tests for Biomarker Studies: A Comparison Using Simulations for the Two-sample Case
GMDS 2012 – Medical Informatics, Medicine and Neighboring Disciplines – 
Online Supplementary Material
M. O. Scheinhardt (1), A. Ziegler (1, 2, 3)
(1) Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik, Universität zu Lübeck, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (2) Zentrum für Klinische Studien, Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; (3) Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislaufforschung, Standort Hamburg/Kiel/Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 351-359 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-02-0014

Developing and Trialling an Independent, Scalable and Repeatable IT-benchmarking Procedure for Healthcare Organisations
GMDS 2012 – Medical Informatics, Medicine and Neighboring Disciplines – 
Online Supplementary Material
J. D. Liebe (1), U. Hübner (1)
(1) Health Informatics Research Group, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Department of Business Management and Social Sciences, Osnabrück, Germany
Methods Inf Med 2013 52 4: 360-369 
dx.doi.org/10.3414/ME12-02-0016

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