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December, 2014

information storage

Integration of decentralized clinical data in a data warehouse: a service-oriented design and realization

Hanss, Sabine et al, Methods of Information in Medicine, 48(5)

In this paper we present a general concept and describe the difficulties for the integration of data from various clinical partners in one data warehouse using the Open European Nephrology Science Center (OpEN.SC) as an example. This includes a requirements analysis of the data integration process and also the design according to these requirements.
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16 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Copy and paste: a remediable hazard of electronic health records

Siegler, Eugenia L., and Ronald Adelman, The American Journal of Medicine, 112(6)

The electronic health record offers numerous advantages over its paper counterpart: the ability to access a chart from any location; the opportunity for multiple viewers to read or contribute to a chart simultaneously; legibility; and the ease of incorporation of data into the note, without transcription error.
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18 July 2009 | No Comments »
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Die Einführung der elektronischen Gesundheitskarte in Deutschland

Bales, S., Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz, 48(7)

From 2006 onwards all members of the health insurance system in Germany will be issued an electronic health card which will replace the current health insurance card. The new health card will be technically upgraded to also include patient-related health data or provide access to such data in addition to its administrative functions.
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16 July 2009 | No Comments »
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Reliable and Robust Transmission and Storage Techniques for Medical Images with Patient Information

Nergui, Myagmarbayar et al, Journal of Medical Systems, OnlineFirst

There is an increased emphasis on the use of digital techniques in all aspects of human life today. Broadcast radio and television, cellular phone services, consumer and entertainment electronics etc are increasingly using digital signal processing techniques to improve the quality of service. Transmission and storage of documentation and images pertaining to patient records cannot remain an exception to this global trend.
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8 July 2009 | No Comments »
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Enhanced identification of eligibility for depression research using an electronic medical record search engine

Seyfried, Lisa et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(12)

Electronic medical records (EMRs) have become part of daily practice for many physicians. Attempts have been made to apply electronic search engine technology to speed EMR review. This was a prospective, observational study to compare the speed and clinical accuracy of a medical record search engine vs. manual review of the EMR.
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7 July 2009 | No Comments »
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The role of patients and their health cards in integrated eHealth environments

Hildebrand, Claudia et al, eHealth Beyond the Horizon - Get IT There, 2008

Communication and co-operation processes in healthcare and welfare require the involvement of all parties involved, including health professionals as well as patients. Generally, professionals can and will easily communicate via trusted health networks. To enforce both communication and co-operation between professionals and patients and to guarantee the required degree of involvement of patients in shared care environments, smart cards are widely used.
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19 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Computer support for shared care of diabetes: findings from a Danish case

Bødker, Keld, and Maren Fich Granlien, eHealth Beyond the Horizon - Get IT There, 2008

Shared care has been announced as an effective model for care of chronic diseases. In the paper we discuss various facets of IT support for shared care of diabetes. Based on an empirical study of a project in Denmark we identify various challenges involved with IT support of shared care; structural problems and lack of attention to general practitioners’ practice and to clarify the meaning of shared care in the actual project.
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Web 2.0 tools in medical and nursing school curricula

Lemley, Trey, and Judy F. Burnham, J Med Libr Assoc, 97(1)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which social networking tools are being used in the curricula of medical and nursing schools. As new Internet technology tools are introduced, educators in health-related disciplines have the opportunity to incorporate these new tools into the curriculum to enhance instruction and the learning process. Wikis, blogs, and other social networking tools may all be used both to augment the educational method and to increase its efficacy.
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13 February 2009 | No Comments »
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Clinical photography

Jakowenko, Janelle, J Telemed Telecare, 15(1)

Digital cameras, when used correctly, can provide the basis for telemedicine services. The increasing sophistication of digital cameras, combined with the improved speed and availability of the Internet, make them an instrument that every health-care professional should be familiar with.
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13 January 2009 | No Comments »
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Interface terminologies: facilitating direct entry of clinical data into electronic health record systems

Rosenbloom, S. Trent et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 13(3)

Previous investigators have defined clinical interface terminology as a systematic collection of health care-related phrases (terms) that supports clinicians’ entry of patient-related information into computer programs, such as clinical “note capture” and decision support tools. Interface terminologies also can facilitate display of computer-stored patient information to clinician-users. Interface terminologies “interface” between clinicians’ own unfettered, colloquial conceptualizations of patient descriptors and the more structured, coded internal data elements used by specific health care application programs.
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16 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Archiving the phenome: clinical records deserve long-term preservation

Corn, Milton, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 16(1)

Retention policies for clinical records are set primarily by the states, although the federal government mandates minimum maintenance periods for certain classes of patients and selected types of information. State policies vary considerably, but most jurisdictions permit many types of data to be destroyed after some period usually shorter than 10 years. Many health care organizations hold records longer than mandated, but over time much clinical data are discarded or become difficult to access.
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15 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Finding a Needle in a Haystack

Anderson, Howard J., Health Data Management, 16(10)

Some might call it “data mining on steroids.” But the organizer of an ambitious research project at Montefiore Medical Center in New York describes it as “asking clinically cogent questions of ragged data while respecting the need for user flexibility.”
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3 October 2008 | No Comments »
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Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and openness

Eysenbach, Gunther, J Med Internet Res, 10(3)

In a very significant development for eHealth, broad adoption of Web 2.0 technologies and approaches coincides with the more recent emergence of Personal Health Application Platforms and Personally Controlled Health Records such as Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault, and Dossia.
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26 August 2008 | No Comments »
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Evaluation of internet-based technology for supporting self-care: problems encountered by patients and caregivers when using self-care applications

Nijland N et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(2)

Prior studies have shown that many patients are interested in Internet-based technology that enables them to control their own care. As a result, innovative eHealth services are evolving rapidly, including self-assessment tools and secure patient-caregiver email communication. It is interesting to explore how these technologies can be used for supporting self-care.
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27 May 2008 | No Comments »
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Giving patients secure << google-like >> access to their medical record

Quantin, Catherine et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

The main problem for the patient who wants to have access to all of the information about his health is that this information is very often spread over many medical records. Therefore, it would be convenient for the patient, after being identified and authenticated, to use a kind of specific medical search engine as one part of the solution to this main problem. The principal objective is for the patient to have access to his or her medical information at anytime and wherever it has been stored.
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31 March 2008 | No Comments »
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Realising the Knowledge Spiral in Healthcare: the role of Data Mining and Knowledge Management

Wickramasinghe N et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

Knowledge Management (KM) is an emerging business approach aimed at solving current problems such as competitiveness and the need to innovate which are faced by businesses today. The premise for the need for KM is based on a paradigm shift in the business environment where knowledge is central to organizational performance . Organizations trying to embrace KM have many tools, techniques and strategies at their disposal. A vital technique in KM is data mining which enables critical knowledge to be gained from the analysis of large amounts of data and information.
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29 March 2008 | No Comments »
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InWiM: Knowledge Management for Insurance Medicine

Bleuer, Juerg P. et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

Suva (Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund) is the most important carrier of obligatory accident insurance in Switzerland. Its services not only comprise insurance but also prevention, case management and rehabilitation. Suva’s medical division supports doctors in stationary and ambulatory care with comprehensive case management and with conciliar advice. Two Suva clinics provide stationary rehabilitation. Medicine in general, including insurance medicine, faces the problem of a diversity of opinions about the facts of a case. One of the reasons is a diversity of knowledge.
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29 March 2008 | No Comments »
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EHR query language (EQL)–a query language for archetype-based health records

Ma, Chunlan et al, MEDINFO 2007 - Building Sustainable Health Systems

OpenEHR specifications have been developed to standardise the representation of an international electronic health record (EHR). The language used for querying EHR data is not as yet part of the specification. To fill in this gap, Ocean Informatics has developed a query language currently known as EHR Query Language (EQL), a declarative language supporting queries on EHR data. EQL is neutral to EHR systems, programming languages and system environments and depends only on the openEHR archetype model and semantics.
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31 December 2007 | No Comments »
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The electronic patient record in primary care – regression or progression? A cross sectional study

Hippisley-Cox, Julia et al, BMJ, 2003;326

To determine whether paperless medical records contained less information than paper based medical records and whether that information was harder to retrieve.
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11 August 2006 | No Comments »
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