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Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

John Mantas, Mohamed A Wageih
The purpose is to: 1) foster the national BioMedical Informatics (BMI) foundation aligning with the international medical informatics association (IMIA) in order to remodel the national strategies; 2) structure the BMHI strategic plans in Egypt and Jordan as models for other Arab States; 3) define the requirements for new joint EU-Mediterranean BMHI projects and initiatives; and 4) encourage and support the BMHI centres of excellence in Egypt and Jordan. BIOMed will synergistically apply up-to-date European and International methodologies & standards...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
John Mantas
Accreditation is an important process ensuring quality of academic programs in Biomedical Informatics. Certification ensures standards in knowledge and skills of professionals in Health Informatics. The process of Accreditation is analyzed for its pros and cons. Procedures are applied to ensure the completion of accreditation of a program is transparent, objective and leads in quality qualifications. Finally, the logistics required for Accreditation are calculated in terms of human resources as well to meeting cost expectations...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Kostis Chardalias, Andrianna Magnita, Charalampos Andrianopoulos, Panagiotis Koutonias, Antonis Kefaliakos, Marianna Diomidous
Continuous Education can make a significant progress in any professional scientific discipline such as Nursing, which is constantly evolving. The main purpose of this paper is the review of contemporary literature in relation to the continuous education in community-nursing, with the use of health informatics. Additionally, these reasons are examined for which, nurses attend or not programs of continuing education. Finally, Accreditation, Interdisciplinary Education and Nursing Education to provide in the best possible way the necessary knowledge to students, is highlighted...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Ioannis Karafyllis, Lamprini Variti
This paper explains and develops a methodological framework to help evaluate the performance of generic pharmaceutical policies and the correct evaluation of generics sales. Until today erroneous recording of generics does not help proper pricing and their penetration in the Greek market. This classifies Greece on the outliners in every study or comparison that is referred on papers or studies.
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Samantha Ismaile, Hanan H Alshehri, Mowafa Househ
The aim of this study was to evaluate nursing undergraduate students' knowledge with regard to palliative care in Saudi Arabia. A quantitative descriptive research study was conducted by the use of validated tool. A total of 204 students were included in the study. There is little evidence in Saudi Arabia to demonstrate if nursing undergraduates receives education on palliative care. The results indicate that 57.9% of the nursing undergraduates had received educational sessions and 42.1% of nursing undergraduates did not...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Rodolfo A Fiorini
Conceptual clarity and predicative/impredicative competence are the fundamental components for managing information more effectively in Health Informatics, Healthcare and Medicine applications, while promoting innovation and creativity. Medicine was always the art and science of healing. The science became more and more a mechanistic technology in Healthcare; the art was dropped altogether. But uncertainty-as-problem in the past is slowly morphing into the evolutive concept of uncertainty-as-resource. The key change performance factor is education, distinguishing building on sand from building on rock for Health Informatics! Conceptual clarity, more than instrumental obsession (so typical of this particular time) is necessary...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Stathis Th Konstantinidis, Sisi Li, Vicente Traver, Nabil Zary, Panagiotis D Bamidis
While healthcare systems are taking advantage of the ICT to improve healthcare services, healthcare workforce needs additional competencies in order to continue the provision of the best achievable care. In this paper emphasis is given to an active research effort taken during the MEI2015 Conference. Based on hands-on group-work, participants identified the actions needed to boost the acquisition of IT competences by healthcare workforce and collaboratively indicated the most important actions. The leading priority actions were integration of IT into Curriculum, continuous IT/eHealth training at the work place, raising awareness of IT competences, participatory decisions for actions, match healthcare applications to users' own context, inclusion of professionals in the development of eHealth projects...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Samantha Ismaile, Fuad Alhosban, Alyah Almoajel, Ahmed Albarrak, Mowafa Househ
Health education is an integral part of self-management programs and an important element for the control and effective management of any chronic disease including diabetes. Patient Knowledge, Awareness, and Practices (KAP) are considered to be the most important factors for assessing the results of health education in patients with diabetes. In order to develop such health education models, it is important to have a validated and reliable tools which asses a diabetic patient's knowledge, attitude and practice...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Izet Masic, Edin Begic, Nedim Begic
The aim of this paper is to point out the errors in scientometric analysis of an author's work, as well as the inconsistency of Google Scholars when performing such analyzes. Development of information technology has led to the development of the scientometric analyzes, which already have great significance for many decisions in the academic medical community, and represents a cross section of work of an author. Scientometric indices in the medical community become a tool in selecting the management of institutions, as well as membership in many academies...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Marianna Diomidous, Kostis Chardalias, Panagiotis Koutonias, Adrianna Magnita, Charalampos Andrianopoulos, Stelios Zimeras, Enkeleint Aggelos Mechili
Decision Support Systems (DSS) is a powerful tool, for facilitates researchers to choose the correct decision based on their final results. Especially in medical cases where doctors could use these systems, to overcome the problem with the clinical misunderstanding. Based on these systems, queries must be constructed based on the particular questions that doctors must answer. In this work, combination between questions and queries would be presented via relational algebra.
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Rodolfo A Fiorini
Only once we agree upon our understanding of what words really mean can we debate whether a concept, represented by those words, is or not well represented significantly in specific application. In a previous paper we presented an innovative point of view on deeper wellbeing understanding towards its increased, effective Health Informatics and clinical usage and applications. Medicine was always the art and science of healing. The science became more and more a mechanistic technology; the art was dropped altogether...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Kaija Saranto, Ulla-Mari Kinnunen, Eija Kivekäs, Juhamatti Huusko, Sirpa Kuusisto-Niemi
This study presents the current status of a paradigm used in informatics education and research in the health and human services fields. The aim is to synthesize the research focuses of students' theses and evaluate the current situation. The paradigm models informatics research. The research focus, questions and applied research methods were coded for 144 Master's degree theses. Based on the results, the theses could easily be coded for the paradigm concepts and research focuses. The most often used concept was data, which was connected to steering and organizing information management in work processes...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Rabia S Allari, Samantha Ismaile, Mowafa Househ
Professional values are essential to nursing practice because they guide standards for working, provide a structure for evaluating behavior, and influence decisions making. The purpose of this study is to explore the perception of Saudi female nursing students on professional values and to assess the correlation between their perception of professional values in relation to their year of academic studies. We used a cross-sectional descriptive study where a survey was administered to 150 Saudi female nurses living in Riyadh...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Izet Masic, Edin Begic, Amra Dobraca
The problem of plagiarism represents one of the burning issues of the modern scientific world. Detection of plagiarism is a problem that the Editorial Board encounters in their daily work. Software solutions represent a good solution for the detection of plagiarism. The problem of plagiarism will become most discussed topic of the modern scientific world, especially due to the development of standard measures, which rank the work of one author. Investment in education, education of young research personnel about the importance of scientific research, with paying particular attention on ethical behavior, becomes an imperative of academic staff...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Wendelin Schramm, Johannes Rickmann, Fabian Sailer
Disease Modelling of chronic diseases such as diabetes or asthma plays an important role in medical decision making. State transition models are the most frequently used method. The objective is to illustrate the elements and the most important underlying procedures for designing a decision analytic Markov model with only three-states. METHOD: Being "healthy" can be interpreted as a norm state, being "sick" as a temporary state and "dead" as an absorbing state. Transitions with accompanying transition probabilities that allow a cohort of model objects "to flow" between the cumulative exhaustive and mutually exclusive states complete the model structure...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Stathis Th Konstantinidis, Heather Wharrad, Richard Windle, Panagiotis D Bamidis
The knowledge existing in the World Wide Web is exponentially expanding, while continuous advancements in health sciences contribute to the creation of new knowledge. There are a lot of efforts trying to identify how the social connectivity can endorse patients' empowerment, while other studies look at the identification and the quality of online materials. However, emphasis has not been put on the big picture of connecting the existing resources with the patients "new habits" of learning through their own Personal Learning Networks...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Fayz Alshehri
This research has focused on identifying the current level of Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) within the current five certified Practice Management Systems (PMSs) that are provided to General practitioners (GPs) in Ireland. In this research, we also have conducted a survey questionnaire to explore the familiarity, perceptions and attitudes of GPs towards the current level of CDSSs functions within the five certified PMSs. From the current research results and in the light of its findings, a conclusion and proposed recommendations are provided...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Klaus-Hendrik Wolf, Tobias Dehling, Reinhold Haux, Bernhard Sick, Ali Sunyaev, Sven Tomforde
Health management in smart homes has advanced during the last years. With proactive health management in such environments further progress for health prevention and care is to be expected. Challenges for proactive health management in three areas are summarized and briefly discussed: pattern recognition and machine learning, information privacy and user-oriented design, and sensor-enhanced health information systems architectures.
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Philomena Waruhari, Ankica Babic, Lawrence Nderu, Martin C Were
As healthcare organizations strive to improve quality of care and patient safety, it becomes paramount that they identify patients correctly and match records accurately both within and across institutions. Continuous care and population health benefits can be optimized when providers can have a comprehensive view of a patient's health record through seamless health information exchange. Various patient matching techniques have emerged to facilitate accurate patient identification. In this paper, we present a review of existing patient matching techniques, analyzed based on accuracy, cost and execution time...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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