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  1. Translating genome wide association study results to associations among common diseases: in silico study with an electronic medical record.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 82(9):864 (2013) PMID 23743324

    We have mapped associations in GWAS to a human disease map using an in silico approach. Furthermore, we have validated this disease map using phenotypic data from our EMR. Models predicting disease associations on the basis of known genetic associations alone are specific but not sensitive. Genetic...
  2. Evaluation of different features of an eHealth application for personalized illness management support: cancer patients' use and appraisal o...

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 82(7):593 (2013) PMID 23507561

    We analyzed user logs of breast and prostate cancer patients who participated in the experimental arm of an RCT to test effects of WebChoice on clinical outcomes. Patients could freely use the system for one year. After 6 months into the study, participants received questionnaires asking about reaso...
  3. 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...
  4. High rate EHR adoption in Korea and health IT rise in Asia.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 81(9):649 (2012) PMID 22632820

  5. Implementation of an automated system for monitoring adherence to hemodialysis treatment: a report of seven years of experience.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 81(5):320 (2012) PMID 22365786

    We present the clinical deployment and evaluation of a computerized system, EMOSTAT, aimed at improving the quality of hemodialysis sessions. EMOSTAT automatically imports data from the hemodialysis monitoring software tools and analyzes the delivered treatment looking at six clinically relevant par...
  6. Development and evaluation of data entry templates based on the entity-attribute-value model for clinical decision support of pressure ulcer...

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 81(7):485 (2012) PMID 22079242

    The clinical data models and structured data entry templates developed in this study were useful in supporting clinical decision making on pressure ulcer wound management. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved....
  7. Do hospital physicians' attitudes change during PACS implementation? A cross-sectional acceptance study.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 81(2):88 (2012) PMID 22071012

    In this setting, the main motivation for physicians to start using PACS is effort expectancy, whereas performance expectancy only becomes important after the physicians started using PACS. It is also very important that physicians perceive that their social environment encourages the use of PACS....
  8. Using Cognitive Work Analysis to fit decision support tools to nurse managers' work flow.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 80(10):698 (2011) PMID 21862397 PMCID PMC3206610

    We conducted a Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA). A complete CWA includes system analyses at five levels: work domain, decision-making procedures, decision-making strategies, social organization/collaboration, and worker skill level. Here we describe the results of the Work Domain Analysis (WDA) portion...
  9. Electre Tri-C, a multiple criteria decision aiding sorting model applied to assisted reproduction

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 80(4):12 (2011) PMID 21295515

    According to the sample used in this study, the Electre Tri-C method provides a unique category in 86% of the cases and it achieves a sorting accuracy of 61%. Retrospectively, the medical experts do agree that some of their judgments concerning the number of embryos to transfer back to the uterus of...
  10. Social network analysis of medication advice-seeking interactions among staff in an Australian hospital.

    International Journal of Medical Informatics 79(6):e116 (2010) PMID 19008147

    To examine the medication advice-seeking network of staff in a hospital ward. Social network analysis was carried out in a renal ward of an Australian metropolitan teaching hospital. The medication advice-seeking interactions of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals (including a pharmacist) a...