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December, 2014


Implementing and Maintaining a Researchable Database from Electronic Medical Records: A Perspective from an Academic Family Medicine Department

Stewart M et al, Healthcare Policy, 5(2)

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are posited as a tool for improving practice, policy and research in primary healthcare. This paper describes the Deliver Primary Healthcare Information (DELPHI) Project at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, focusing on its development, current status and research potential in order to share experiences with researchers in similar contexts.
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29 March 2011 | No Comments »
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Data extraction from a semi-structured electronic medical record system for outpatients: a model to facilitate the access and use of data for quality control and research

Kristianson KJ et al, Health Informatics Journal, 15(4)

The use of clinical data from electronic medical records (EMRs) for clinical research and for evaluation of quality of care requires an extraction process. Many efforts have failed because the extracted data seemed to be unstructured, incomplete and ridden by errors. We have developed and tested a concept of extracting semi-structured EMRs (Journal III, Profdoc) data from 776 diabetes patients in a general practice clinic over a 5 year period. We used standard database management techniques commonly applied in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry to clean up the data and make the data available for statistical analysis.
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1 August 2010 | No Comments »
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An Ontology-Based Tool for the Correspondences between Specialist and Consumer Medical Lexicons for the Geriatrics Domain

Bonacina S, Pinciroli F. Medical and Care Compunetics 6, 2010

New services devoted to improve personalized healthcare are emerging from information technology developments. Personal health record systems allow the patients to participate actively in their healthcare process. However, the dissemination and use of personal health record systems face with some barriers, for example low health literacy that leads to discrepancy in understanding medical concepts.
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20 June 2010 | No Comments »
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Facilitating Access to English and French Patient Education Materials Through the Creation of a Database and Search Interface for Patients and Health Professionals

Boruff JT, Plejic MJ, Journal of Consumer Health On the Internet, 14(2)

The Infothegraveque Health Education Collection is an Internet database with a bilingual search interface that addresses the search and language abilities of health professionals and patients alike and that facilitates access to the patient education materials used by the six hospital sites of the McGill University Health Centre.
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13 May 2010 | No Comments »
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Automated database mediation using ontological metadata mappings

Marenco, Luis et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 16(5)

To devise an automated approach for integrating federated database information using database ontologies constructed from their extended metadata.
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22 September 2009 | No Comments »
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Data mining on electronic health record databases for signal detection in pharmacovigilance: which events to monitor?

Trifirò, Gianluca et al, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, PrePrint

Data mining on electronic health records (EHRs) has emerged as a promising complementary method for post-marketing drug safety surveillance. The EU-ADR project, funded by the European Commission, is developing techniques that allow mining of EHRs for adverse drug events across different countries in Europe. Since mining on all possible events was considered to unduly increase the number of spurious signals, we wanted to create a ranked list of high-priority events.
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21 September 2009 | No Comments »
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Privacy-preserving record linkage using Bloom filters

Schnell, Rainer et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 9

Combining multiple databases with disjunctive or additional information on the same person is occurring increasingly throughout research. If unique identification numbers for these individuals are not available, probabilistic record linkage is used for the identification of matching record pairs. In many applications, identifiers have to be encrypted due to privacy concerns.
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25 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Tensions associated with the use of electronic knowledge resources within clinical decision-making processes: A multiple case study

Mysore, N. et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(5)

Content and objective
Health professionals now routinely use electronic knowledge resources (EKRs). Few studies have considered EKR-related tensions which may arise in a clinical decision-making context. The present study aims to explore three types of tension: (1) user-computer tension, (2) social tensions, and (3) organizational tensions (constraints associated with organizational routines and health policies).
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30 March 2009 | No Comments »
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