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December, 2014

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Characterisation of children’s asthma status by ICD-9 code and criteria-based medical record review

Juhn Y et al, Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 20(1)

To characterise the relationship between ICD code-based (i.e. physician diagnosis-based) and criteria-based asthma ascertainment.

We compared identification of children with asthma between criteria-based medical record review for asthma ascertainment and an ICD-9 code-based approach. We determined the agreement rate and validity index of ICD code-based asthma ascertainment using asthma status by medical record review as a gold standard.
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13 July 2011 | No Comments »
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Electronic Patient Messages to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Sequist TD et al, Arch Intern Med, 2010

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality, yet effective screening tests are often underused. Electronic patient messages and personalized risk assessments delivered via an electronic personal health record could increase screening rates.
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16 December 2010 | No Comments »
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Access to sexual health advice using an automated, internet-based risk assessment service

Lee DM et al, Sexual Health, 6(1)

The present study aimed to determine the sexual risk profile of people using an automated, internet-based service that allows internet users to receive recommendations on sexually transmissible infection screening (’Check your risk’ (CYR), http://www.checkyourrisk.org.au/), and to compare this with that of patients attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) for the first time over the same 6-month period: January-June 2006.
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7 September 2010 | No Comments »
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Perspectives of Family Physicians on Computer-assisted Health-risk Assessments

Ahmad F et al, J Med Internet Res, 12(2)

The firsthand experience of physicians using computer-assisted health-risk assessment is salient for designing practical eHealth solutions.

The aim of this study was to enhance understanding about computer-assisted health-risk assessments from physicians’ perspectives after completion of a trial at a Canadian, urban, multi-doctor, hospital-affiliated family practice clinic.
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8 May 2010 | No Comments »
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A score to predict early risk of recurrence after ischemic stroke

Ay, H. et al, Neurology, 2009

There is currently no instrument to stratify patients presenting with ischemic stroke according to early risk of recurrent stroke. We sought to develop a comprehensive prognostic score to predict 90-day risk of recurrent stroke.
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18 December 2009 | No Comments »
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The first step in the development of text mining technology for cancer risk assessment: identifying and organizing scientific evidence in risk assessment literature

Korhonen, Anna et al, BMC Bioinformatics, 10(1)

One of the most neglected areas of biomedical Text Mining (TM) is the development of systems based on carefully assessed user needs. We have recently investigated the user needs of an important task yet to be tackled by TM — Cancer Risk Assessment (CRA). Here we take the first step towards the development of TM technology for the task: identifying and organizing the scientific evidence required for CRA in a taxonomy which is capable of supporting extensive data gathering from biomedical literature.
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23 September 2009 | No Comments »
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What Is My Cancer Risk? How Internet-Based Cancer Risk Assessment Tools Communicate Individualized Risk Estimates to the Public: Content Analysis

Waters, Erika A. et al, J Med Internet Res, 11(3)

Internet-based cancer risk assessment tools have the potential to inform the public about cancer risk and promote risk-reducing behaviors. However, poorly communicated information on these websites may result in unintended adverse health outcomes.
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2 August 2009 | No Comments »
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Role of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems in Facilitating Medication Errors

Koppel R et al, JAMA. 2005;293

Hospital computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems are widely regarded as the technical solution to medication ordering errors, the largest identified source of preventable hospital medical error. Published studies report that CPOE reduces medication errors up to 81%. Few researchers, however, have focused on the existence or types of medication errors facilitated by CPOE.
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27 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Individuals Appreciate Having Their Medication Record on the Web: A Survey of Attitudes to a National Pharmacy Register

Montelius E et al, J Med Internet Res, 10(4)

Many patients receive health care in different settings. Thus, a limitation of clinical care may be inaccurate medication lists, since data exchange between settings is often lacking and patients do not regularly self-report on changes in their medication. Health care professionals and patients are both interested in utilizing electronic health information. However, opinion is divided as to who should take responsibility for maintaining personal health records. In Sweden, the government has passed a law to enforce and fund a national register of dispensed medications. The register comprises all individuals with dispensed medications (6.4 million individuals, September 2006) and can be accessed by the individual online via “My dispensed medications”. The individual has the right to restrict the accessibility of the information in health care settings.
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12 November 2008 | No Comments »
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Views On Health Care Technology: Americans Consider The Risks And Sources Of Information

Schur, Claudia L., and Marc L. Berk, Health Affairs, 27(6)

We conducted a survey to learn about Americans’ familiarity with specific technologies, their sources of information, and their trust in those sources. Our findings indicate a high degree of familiarity with common devices and procedures as well as a high level of interest in better understanding them.
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10 November 2008 | 1 Comment »
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High Stakes, Difficult Choices

Baldwin, Gary, Health Data Management, 16(10)

Long choked with paper, and burdened with workflows that they don’t fully understand, physicians in group practices have good reason to embrace electronic health records and integrated practice management systems. No wonder they may think of the automated chart as digital candy. And they want to try as many high-tech features as possible.

3 October 2008 | No Comments »
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Telemedical wound care using a new generation of mobile telephones: a feasibility study

Braun, Ralph Peter et al, Archives of Dermatology, 141(2)

Leg ulcers are an important cost factor in health care systems. It has been shown that a telemedical wound care consultation can improve quality of care and help reduce costs. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of telemedical wound care using a new generation of mobile telephones with integrated cameras.
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22 July 2007 | No Comments »
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