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  1. The virtual neonate in The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: when twin number three adds up to error not imagination.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 83(9):683 (2014) PMID 24986322

    We emphasize that it is advisable to register all newborns as early on in life whilst still in the delivery room, with a permanent identification number as opposed to a temporary identification number to avoid any mismatching if patients records are to be merged or updated. Furthermore, steps that c...
  2. Home telemonitoring in COPD: a systematic review of methodologies and patients' adherence.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 83(4):249 (2014) PMID 24529402

    This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive description of the methodologies used in home telemonitoring interventions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to explore patients' adherence and satisfaction with the use of telemonitoring systems. A literature search was perf...
  3. Development of an in-house hospital information system in a hospital in Pakistan.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 83(3):180 (2014) PMID 24373713

    To review our experience of development and implementation of an electronic hospital information system, its costs and return on investment as well as incorporation of some key quality standards. Cost and saving trends of the project were calculated using different tools including project expense, c...
  4. The utilization of poisons information resources in Australasia.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 83(2):106 (2014) PMID 24290424

    To identify poisons information resources most commonly utilized by Australasian Emergency Department staff, and examine attitudes regarding the benefits and user experience of the electronic products used. A survey tool was mailed to six Emergency Departments each in New Zealand and Australia to be...
  5. The accuracy of Internet search engines to predict diagnoses from symptoms can be assessed with a validated scoring system.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 83(2):131 (2014) PMID 24315497

    We developed a five point scoring system to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of Internet search engines. We identified twenty diagnoses common to a primary care setting to validate the scoring system. One investigator entered the symptoms for each diagnosis into three Internet search engines (Google...
  6. Kenya's health workforce information system: a model of impact on strategic human resources policy, planning and management.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 82(9):895 (2013) PMID 23871121

    Countries worldwide are challenged by health worker shortages, skill mix imbalances, and maldistribution. Human resources information systems (HRIS) are used to monitor and address these health workforce issues, but global understanding of such systems is minimal and baseline information regarding t...
  7. Detecting temporal expressions in medical narratives.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 82(2):118 (2013) PMID 22595284

    We extended TTK to support medical notes using veterans' affairs (VA) clinical notes and compared it to TTK. We used a development set consisting of 200 VA clinical notes to modify and append rules to TTK's time tagger, creating Med-TTK. We then evaluated the performances of TTK and Med-TTK on an in...
  8. The essential role of reconfiguration capabilities in the implementation of HIV-related health information exchanges.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 81(10):e10 (2012) PMID 22841703

    We conducted 111 semi-structured interviews with project staff and information technology (IT) specialists associated with the demonstration projects, staff from community-based organizations and public health agencies collaborating in the design and implementation of the HIEs, and providers who use...
  9. Internet use by the public to search for health-related information.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 81(6):363 (2012) PMID 22217800

    Our literature review failed to find any evidence of previous studies on this topic from Saudi Arabia. To determine the public use of the Internet in Saudi Arabia to search for HRI and to evaluate patients' perceptions of the quality of the information available on the Internet compared to that prov...
  10. A usability evaluation of a SNOMED CT based compositional interface terminology for intensive care.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 81(5):351 (2012) PMID 22030036

    To evaluate the usability of a large compositional interface terminology based on SNOMED CT and the terminology application for registration of the reasons for intensive care admission in a Patient Data Management System. Observational study with user-based usability evaluations before and 3 months...