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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068484/informatics-and-data-analytics-to-support-exposome-based-discovery-for-public-health
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Arjun K Manrai, Yuxia Cui, Pierre R Bushel, Molly Hall, Spyros Karakitsios, Carolyn J Mattingly, Marylyn Ritchie, Charles Schmitt, Denis A Sarigiannis, Duncan C Thomas, David Wishart, David M Balshaw, Chirag J Patel
The complexity of the human exposome-the totality of environmental exposures encountered from birth to death-motivates systematic, high-throughput approaches to discover the environmental determinants of disease. In this review, we describe the state of science in analyzing the human exposome and provide recommendations for the public health community to consider in dealing with analytic challenges of exposome-based biomedical research. We describe extant and novel analytic methods needed to associate the exposome with critical health outcomes and contextualize the data-centered challenges by drawing parallels to other research endeavors such as human genomics research...
December 23, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066123/moving-from-trust-to-trustworthiness-experiences-of-public-engagement-in-the-scottish-health-informatics-programme
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Mhairi Aitken, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Claudia Pagliari
The Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP) was a Scotland-wide research programme exploring ways of collecting, managing and analysing electronic patient records for health research. As part of the SHIP public engagement work stream, a series of eight focus groups and a stakeholder workshop were conducted to explore perceptions of the role, relevance and functions of trust (or trustworthiness) in relation to research practices. The findings demonstrate that the public's relationships of trust and/or mistrust in science and research are not straightforward...
October 2016: Science & Public Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059694/visualization-approaches-to-support-healthy-aging-a-systematic-review
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Uba Backonja, Nai-Ching Chi, Yong Choi, Amanda K Hall, Thai Le, Youjeong Kang, George Demiris
BACKGROUND: Health technologies have the potential to support the growing number of older adults who are aging in place. Many tools include visualizations (data visualizations, visualizations of physical representations). However, the role of visualizations in supporting aging in place remains largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize and identify gaps in the literature evaluating visualizations (data visualizations and visualizations of physical representations), for informatics tools to support healthy aging...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055930/deep-learning-for-health-informatics
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Daniele Ravi, Charence Wong, Fani Deligianni, Melissa Berthelot, Javier Andreu Perez, Benny Lo, Guang-Zhong Yang
With a massive influx of multimodality data, the role of data analytics in health informatics has grown rapidly in the last decade. This has also prompted increasing interests in the generation of analytical, data driven models based on machine learning in health informatics. Deep learning, a technique with its foundation in artificial neural networks, is emerging in recent years as a powerful tool for machine learning, promising to reshape the future of artificial intelligence. Rapid improvements in computational power, fast data storage and parallelization have also contributed to the rapid uptake of the technology in addition to its predictive power and ability to generate automatically optimized high-level features and semantic interpretation from the input data...
December 29, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038933/applied-epidemiology-and-public-health-are-we-training-the-future-generations-appropriately
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Ross C Brownson, Jonathan M Samet, Diana M Bensyl
To extend the reach and relevance of epidemiology for public health practice, the science needs be broadened beyond etiologic research, to link more strongly with emerging technologies and to acknowledge key societal transformations. This new focus for epidemiology and its implications for epidemiologic training can be considered in the context of macro trends affecting society, including a greater focus on upstream causes of disease, shifting demographics, the Affordable Care Act and health care system reform, globalization, changing health communication environment, growing centrality of team and transdisciplinary science, emergence of translational sciences, greater focus on accountability, big data, informatics, high-throughput technologies ("omics"), privacy changes, and the evolving funding environment...
December 9, 2016: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027164/meeting-the-needs-for-radiation-protection-diagnostic-imaging
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Donald P Frush
Radiation and potential risk during medical imaging is one of the foremost issues for the imaging community. Because of this, there are growing demands for accountability, including appropriate use of ionizing radiation in diagnostic and image-guided procedures. Factors contributing to this include increasing use of medical imaging; increased scrutiny (from awareness to alarm) by patients/caregivers and the public over radiation risk; and mounting calls for accountability from regulatory, accrediting, healthcare coverage (e...
February 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998686/social-determinants-and-health-disparities-associated-with-outcomes-of-women-of-childbearing-age-who-receive-public-health-nurse-home-visiting-services
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Karen A Monsen, Joan K Brandt, Bonnie Brueshoff, Chih-Lin Chi, Michelle A Mathiason, Sadie M Swenson, Diane R Thorson
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDH), health disparities, and the outcomes of women who received public health nurse home visits for pregnancy and parenting support. DESIGN: Observational exploratory data analysis and comparative outcome evaluation. SETTING: An extant dataset from women served in a Midwestern U.S. state, including demographics and Omaha System problem classification, signs/symptoms, interventions, and outcome assessment data...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992728/macro-trends-and-the-future-of-public-health-practice
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Paul Campbell Erwin, Ross C Brownson
Public health practice in the twenty-first century is in a state of significant flux. Several macro trends are impacting the current practice of governmental public health and will likely have effects for many years to come. These macro trends are described as forces of change, which are changes that affect the context in which the community and its public health system operate. This article focuses on seven such forces of change: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, public health agency accreditation, climate change, health in all policies, social media and informatics, demographic transitions, and globalized travel...
December 15, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992726/public-health-surveillance-systems-recent-advances-in-their-use-and-evaluation
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Samuel L Groseclose, David L Buckeridge
Surveillance is critical for improving population health. Public health surveillance systems generate information that drives action, and the data must be of sufficient quality and with a resolution and timeliness that matches objectives. In the context of scientific advances in public health surveillance, changing health care and public health environments, and rapidly evolving technologies, the aim of this article is to review public health surveillance systems. We consider their current use to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the public health system, the role of system stakeholders, the analysis and interpretation of surveillance data, approaches to system monitoring and evaluation, and opportunities for future advances in terms of increased scientific rigor, outcomes-focused research, and health informatics...
December 15, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957459/technological-ecosystems-in-health-informatics-a-brief-review-article
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Zhongmei Wu, Xiuxiu Zhang, Ying Chen, Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: The existing models of information technology in health sciences have full scope of betterment and extension. The high demand pressures, public expectations, advanced platforms all collectively contribute towards hospital environment, which has to be kept in kind while designing of advanced technological ecosystem for information technology. Moreover, for the smooth conduct and operation of information system advanced management avenues are also essential in hospitals. It is the top priority of every hospital to deal with the essential needs of care for patients within the available resources of human and financial outputs...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913029/pharmacovigilance-and-biomedical-informatics-a-model-for-future-development
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Paul Beninger, Michael A Ibara
PURPOSE: The discipline of pharmacovigilance is rooted in the aftermath of the thalidomide tragedy of 1961. It has evolved as a result of collaborative efforts by many individuals and organizations, including physicians, patients, Health Authorities, universities, industry, the World Health Organization, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, and the International Conference on Harmonisation. Biomedical informatics is rooted in technologically based methodologies and has evolved at the speed of computer technology...
December 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880746/notice-to-readers-nndss-tables-have-updated-n-indicators-for-2015-and-2016
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CDC's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) maintains and annually updates information about whether each Nationally Notifiable Infectious Condition (NNIC) is considered "reportable" (by health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, or other public health reporters) in each reporting jurisdiction. NNDSS personnel within the Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance performed assessments with each reporting jurisdiction to ascertain the reportable disease status of each NNIC for 2015 and 2016...
November 25, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863959/transmission-of-staphylococcus-aureus-between-health-care-workers-the-environment-and-patients-in-an-intensive-care-unit-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-based-on-whole-genome-sequencing
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James R Price, Kevin Cole, Andrew Bexley, Vasiliki Kostiou, David W Eyre, Tanya Golubchik, Daniel J Wilson, Derrick W Crook, A Sarah Walker, Timothy E A Peto, Martin J Llewelyn, John Paul
BACKGROUND: Health-care workers have been implicated in nosocomial outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus, but the dearth of evidence from non-outbreak situations means that routine health-care worker screening and S aureus eradication are controversial. We aimed to determine how often S aureus is transmitted from health-care workers or the environment to patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) and a high-dependency unit (HDU) where standard infection control measures were in place. METHODS: In this longitudinal cohort study, we systematically sampled health-care workers, the environment, and patients over 14 months at the ICU and HDU of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, England...
November 15, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832780/public-responses-to-the-sharing-and-linkage-of-health-data-for-research-purposes-a-systematic-review-and-thematic-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies
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Mhairi Aitken, Jenna de St Jorre, Claudia Pagliari, Ruth Jepson, Sarah Cunningham-Burley
BACKGROUND: The past 10 years have witnessed a significant growth in sharing of health data for secondary uses. Alongside this there has been growing interest in the public acceptability of data sharing and data linkage practices. Public acceptance is recognised as crucial for ensuring the legitimacy of current practices and systems of governance. Given the growing international interest in this area this systematic review and thematic synthesis represents a timely review of current evidence...
November 10, 2016: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830258/some-innovative-approaches-for-public-health-and-epidemiology-informatics
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L Toubiana, N Griffon
OBJECTIVES: Summarize excellent current research published in 2015 in the field of Public Health and Epidemiology Informatics. METHODS: The complete 2015 literature concerning public health and epidemiology informatics has been searched in PubMed and Web of Science, and the returned references were reviewed by the two section editors to select 14 candidate best papers. These papers were then peer-reviewed by external reviewers to allow the editorial team an enlightened selection of the best papers...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830257/public-health-and-epidemiology-informatics
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A Flahault, A Bar-Hen, N Paragios
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this manuscript is to provide a brief overview of the scientific challenges that should be addressed in order to unlock the full potential of using data from a general point of view, as well as to present some ideas that could help answer specific needs for data understanding in the field of health sciences and epidemiology. METHODS: A survey of uses and challenges of big data analyses for medicine and public health was conducted. The first part of the paper focuses on big data techniques, algorithms, and statistical approaches to identify patterns in data...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830254/clinical-research-informatics-contributions-from-2015
#17
C Daniel, R Choquet
OBJECTIVES: To summarize key contributions to current research in the field of Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) and to select best papers published in 2015. METHOD: A bibliographic search using a combination of MeSH and free terms search over PubMed on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) was performed followed by a double-blind review in order to select a list of candidate best papers to be then peer-reviewed by external reviewers. A consensus meeting between the two section editors and the editorial team was finally organized to conclude on the selection of best papers...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830253/clinical-research-informatics-for-big-data-and-precision-medicine
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C Weng, M G Kahn
OBJECTIVES: To reflect on the notable events and significant developments in Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) in the year of 2015 and discuss near-term trends impacting CRI. METHODS: We selected key publications that highlight not only important recent advances in CRI but also notable events likely to have significant impact on CRI activities over the next few years or longer, and consulted the discussions in relevant scientific communities and an online living textbook for modern clinical trials...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830228/methods-for-addressing-technology-induced-errors-the-current-state
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E Borycki, J W Dexheimer, C Hullin Lucay Cossio, Y Gong, S Jensen, J Kaipio, S Kennebeck, E Kirkendall, A W Kushniruk, C Kuziemsky, R Marcilly, R Röhrig, K Saranto, Y Senathirajah, J Weber, H Takeda
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this paper are to review and discuss the methods that are being used internationally to report on, mitigate, and eliminate technology-induced errors. METHODS: The IMIA Working Group for Health Informatics for Patient Safety worked together to review and synthesize some of the main methods and approaches associated with technology- induced error reporting, reduction, and mitigation. The work involved a review of the evidence-based literature as well as guideline publications specific to health informatics...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828727/palliative-care-for-american-indians-and-alaska-natives-a-review-of-the-literature
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Sarah Gebauer, Sarah Knox Morley, Emily A Haozous, Esme Finlay, Chris Camarata, Bridget Fahy, Erin FitzGerald, Kimberly Harlow, Lisa Marr
BACKGROUND: Little is known about optimal palliative and end-of-life care for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIs/ANs). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, the Cochrane library, EBSCOhost, (PsycINFO, CINAHL Complete), and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center Native Health Database for search terms related to palliative care and AIs/ANs as of December 1, 2015. We included English language, peer-reviewed articles describing palliative care projects, programs, or studies in AI/AN populations or communities...
December 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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