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December, 2014

Design and Implementation of Web-Based Mobile Electronic Medication Administration Record

Hsieh, Sung-Huai et al, Journal of Medical Systems, online first

Patients’ safety is the most essential, critical issue, however, errors can hardly prevent, especially for human faults. In order to reduce the errors caused by human, we construct Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the Health Information System (HIS) to facilitate patients’ safety and to improve the quality of medical care. During the medical care processing, all the tasks are based upon physicians’ orders.
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26 May 2009 | No Comments »
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LexGrid: A Framework for Representing, Storing, and Querying Biomedical Terminologies from Simple to Sublime

Pathak, Jyotishman et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 16(3)

Many biomedical terminologies, classifications, and ontological resources such as the NCI Thesaurus (NCIT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Gene Ontology (GO) have been developed and used to build a variety of IT applications in biology, biomedicine, and health care settings.
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19 May 2009 | No Comments »
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The development of a highly constrained health level 7 implementation guide to facilitate electronic laboratory reporting to ambulatory electronic health record systems

Sujansky, Walter V. et al, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 16(3)

Electronic laboratory interfaces can significantly increase the value of ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) systems by providing laboratory result data automatically and in a computable form. However, many ambulatory EHRs cannot implement electronic laboratory interfaces despite the existence of messaging standards, such as Health Level 7, version 2 (HL7).
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6 May 2009 | 1 Comment »
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Achieving Standardized Medication Data in Clinical Research Studies: Two Approaches and Applications for Implementing RxNorm

Richesson, Rachel L. et al, J Med Syst, Published online: 3 April 2009

The National Institutes of Health has proposed a roadmap for clinical research. Test projects of this roadmap include centralized data management for distributed research, the harmonization of clinical and research data, and the use of data standards throughout the research process. In 2003, RxNorm was named as a standard for codifying clinical drugs.
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20 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Analysis and evaluation of EHR approaches

Blobel, Bernd, and Peter Pharow, Methods of Information in Medicine, 48(2)

EHR systems are core applications in any eHealth/pHealth environment and represent basic services for health telematics platforms. Standards Developing Organizations as well as national programs define EHR architectures as well as related design, implementation, and deployment processes. Claiming to meet the challenge for semantic interoperability and to offer a sustainable pathway, the resulting documents and specifications are sometimes controversial and even inconsistent.
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19 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Enhanced semantic interoperability by profiling health informatics standards

López DM, Blobel B. Methods of Information in Medicine, 48(2)

Several standards applied to the healthcare domain support semantic interoperability. These standards are far from being completely adopted in health information system development, however. The objective of this paper is to provide a method and suggest the necessary tooling for reusing standard health information models, by that way supporting the development of semantically interoperable systems and components.
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19 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Electronic health

Chen, Hui et al, International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2009, Article ID 308710

Computing and networking techniques and technologies are gradually penetrating into every aspect of health care and medical practice. Many believe that important benefits can be achieved with the marriage of these two areas, including the delivery of high-quality health care at lower cost.
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18 April 2009 | No Comments »
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An Exploratory Review of the National Health Service SNOMED CT to ICD-10 Cross Map

Lau F, Lee D. ElectronicHealthcare, 7(4)

“This paper describes our review findings on the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT or SCT) to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Version ICD-10 (SCT-ICD10) cross map from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
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15 April 2009 | No Comments »
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PPEPR for Enterprise Healthcare Integration

Fox, Ronan et al, Electronic Healthcare, 130-137, 2009

PPEPR is software to connect healthcare enterprises. Healthcare is a complex domain and any integration system that connects healthcare enterprise applications must facilitate heterogeneous healthcare systems at all levels – data, services, processes, healthcare vendors, standards, legacy systems, and new information systems, all of which must interoperate to provide healthcare services. The lack of interoperability within healthcare standards (e.g. HL7) adds complexity to the interoperability initiatives.
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5 April 2009 | No Comments »
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Vital signs in intensive care: automatic acquisition and consolidation into electronic patient records

Fonseca T et al, Journal of Medical Systems, 33(1)

The integration of computer systems into clinical practice is a consequence of the growing sophistication of medical machinery. The fact that patient management in large institutions is handled by complex information systems brings about the need for integration between applications on both sides. The paper describes a prototype for automatic data collection from intensive care devices developed at Pedro Hispano Hospital in Portugal.
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29 March 2009 | No Comments »
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Health Information Technology: Dispatches From The Revolution

Gerber, Ticia, Health Affairs, 28, no. 2

Countries around the world are increasingly employing health information technology (IT). These tools hold the promise of powerful health system breakthroughs from Johannesburg to Jakarta. While implementers multiply, a global e-health consensus framework is beginning to take shape among donors, governments, industries, researchers, and policymakers.
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11 March 2009 | No Comments »
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How to successfully select and implement electronic health records (EHR) in small ambulatory practice settings

Lorenzi, Nancy M et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009, 9

Adoption of EHRs by U.S. ambulatory practices has been slow despite the perceived benefits of their use. Most evaluations of EHR implementations in the literature apply to large practice settings. While there are similarities relating to EHR implementation in large and small practice settings, the authors argue that scale is an important differentiator. Focusing on small ambulatory practices, this paper outlines the benefits and barriers to EHR use in this setting, and provides a “field guide” for these practices to facilitate successful EHR implementation.
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23 February 2009 | No Comments »
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Inter-organizational future proof EHR systems: A review of the security and privacy related issues

Linden, Helma van der et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(3)

Identification and analysis of privacy and security related issues that occur when health information is exchanged between health care organizations.

Based on a generic scenario questions were formulated to reveal the occurring issues. Possible answers were verified in literature.
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10 February 2009 | No Comments »
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A Guide to Electronic Health Record Standards and the Challenges Ahead

Updegrove, Andrew, Standards Update Vol VIII No 1

Since 2003, the United States has become increasingly committed to the deployment of comprehensive electronic health records (EHRs) for all Americans in order to dramatically decrease healthcare costs, reduce medical errors, and facilitate research. At the technical level, EHRs comprise multiple component specification frameworks intended to address identified “use cases,” such as ordering lab tests, securely archiving the test results, and making the stored information available to authorized physicians, researchers and the patient into the future.
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4 February 2009 | No Comments »
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Getting Electronic Health Record Standards Right

Updegrove, Andrew, Standards Update Vol VIII, No 1

On January 20, a new show opened in Washington D.C. After eight years under one administration, the curtain cascaded down on one set of policies, and a moment later rose to unveil a new administration, with new ideas, new priorities, and a new agenda.
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4 February 2009 | No Comments »
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Identity-management factors in e-health and telemedicine applications

Savastano, Mario et al, J Telemed Telecare, 14(7)

Reliable identification is essential in e-health and telemedicine applications. This necessitates a secure and trustworthy method of communication and collaboration between parties, which depends on common acceptance. This in turn is related to privacy and ethical matters. Different technologies, including biometrics and RFID, allow high levels of security and safety in identifying both human beings and goods.
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18 October 2008 | No Comments »
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Electronic Health Records, Medical Research, and the Tower of Babel

Kush RD et al, The New England Journal of Medicine, 358(16)

We can travel almost anywhere in the world and find a machine that will dispense local currency, taking the money from our home account with the use of a bank card.
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17 April 2008 | No Comments »
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Improving Healthcare Middleware Standards with Semantic methods and technologies

Román, Isabel et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

A critical issue in healthcare informatics is to facilitate the integration and interoperability of applications. This goal can be achieved through an open architecture based on a middleware independent from specific applications; useful for working with existing systems, as well as for the integration of new systems. Several standard organizations are making efforts toward this target.
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30 March 2008 | No Comments »
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Virtual Health Platform for Medical Tourism Purposes

Martinez, Debora et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

This paper introduces an overview of the Virtual Health Platform (VHP), an alternative approach to create a functional PHR system in a medical tourism environment. The proposed platform has been designed in order to be integrated with EHR infrastructures and in this way it expects to be useful and more advantageous to the patient or tourist. Use cases of the VHP and its potential benefits summarize the analysis.

29 March 2008 | No Comments »
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MEDINFO 2007 – Building Sustainable Health Systems

Kuhn, Klaus A. et al (eds), MEDINFO 2007, 2007

The theme of Medinfo2007 is “Building Sustainable Health Systems”. Particular foci are health challenges for the developing and developed world, the social and political context of healthcare, safe and effective healthcare, and the difficult task of building and maintaining complex health information systems. Sustainable health information systems are those that can meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future generations. To build a global knowledge society, there needs to be an increased cooperation between science and technology and access to high-quality knowledge and information. The papers presented are refereed and from all over the world. They reflect the breadth and depth of the field of biomedical and health informatics, covering topics such as; health information systems, knowledge and data management, education, standards, consumer health and human factors, emerging technologies, sustainability, organizational and economic issues, genomics, and image and signal processing. As this volume carries such a wide collection, it will be of great interest to anyone engaged in biomedical and health informatics research and application.

31 December 2007 | No Comments »
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