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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692395/a-practitioner-driven-research-agenda-for-syndromic-surveillance
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Richard S Hopkins, Catherine C Tong, Howard S Burkom, Judy E Akkina, John Berezowski, Mika Shigematsu, Patrick D Finley, Ian Painter, Roland Gamache, Victor J Del Rio Vilas, Laura C Streichert
Syndromic surveillance has expanded since 2001 in both scope and geographic reach and has benefited from research studies adapted from numerous disciplines. The practice of syndromic surveillance continues to evolve rapidly. The International Society for Disease Surveillance solicited input from its global surveillance network on key research questions, with the goal of improving syndromic surveillance practice. A workgroup of syndromic surveillance subject matter experts was convened from February to June 2016 to review and categorize the proposed topics...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684387/sharing-annotated-audio-recordings-of-clinic-visits-with-patients-development-of-the-open-recording-automated-logging-system-orals-study-protocol
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Paul J Barr, Michelle D Dannenberg, Craig H Ganoe, William Haslett, Rebecca Faill, Saeed Hassanpour, Amar Das, Roger Arend, Meredith C Masel, Sheryl Piper, Haley Reicher, James Ryan, Glyn Elwyn
BACKGROUND: Providing patients with recordings of their clinic visits enhances patient and family engagement, yet few organizations routinely offer recordings. Challenges exist for organizations and patients, including data safety and navigating lengthy recordings. A secure system that allows patients to easily navigate recordings may be a solution. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project is to develop and test an interoperable system to facilitate routine recording, the Open Recording Automated Logging System (ORALS), with the aim of increasing patient and family engagement...
July 6, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679921/accounting-information-systems-in-healthcare-a-review-of-the-literature
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Hadal Hammour, Mowafa Househ, Hira Abdul Razzak
As information technology progresses in Saudi Arabia, the manual accounting systems have become graduallyinadequate for decision needs. Subsequently, private and public healthcare divisions in Saudi Arabia perceive Computerized accounting information system (CAIS) as a vehicle to safeguard efficient and effective flow of information during the analysis, processes, and recording of financial data. Efficient and effective flow of information improvesthe decision making of staff, thereby improving the capability of health care sectors to reduce cost of the medical services...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678528/21st-century-toolkit-for-optimizing-population-health-through-precision-nutrition
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Aifric O'Sullivan, Bethany Henrick, Bonnie Dixon, Daniela Barile, Angela Zivkovic, Jennifer Smilowitz, Danielle Lemay, William Martin, J Bruce German, Sara Elizabeth Schaefer
Scientific, technological, and economic progress over the last 100 years all but eradicated problems of widespread food shortage and nutrient deficiency in developed nations. But now society is faced with a new set of nutrition problems related to energy imbalance and metabolic disease, which require new kinds of solutions. Recent developments in the area of new analytical tools enable us to systematically study large quantities of detailed and multidimensional metabolic and health data, providing the opportunity to address current nutrition problems through an approach called Precision Nutrition...
July 5, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647790/should-degree-programs-in-biomedical-and-health-informatics-be-dedicated-or-integrated-reflections-and-recommendations-after-more-than-40%C3%A2-years-of-medical-informatics-education-at-tu-braunschweig-including-10%C3%A2-years-of-b-sc-and-15%C3%A2-years-of-m-sc-integrated
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Reinhold Haux, Michael Marschollek, Klaus-Hendrik Wolf, Ute Zeisberg
Education in biomedical and health informatics (BMHI) has been established in many countries throughout the world. For degree programs in BMHI we can distinguish between those that are completely stand-alone or dedicated to the discipline vs. those that are integrated within another program. After running integrated degree medical informatics programs at TU Braunschweig for 10 years at the B.Sc. and for 15 years at the M.Sc level, we (1) report about this educational approach, (2) analyze recommendations on, implementations of, and experiences with degree educational programs in BMHI worldwide, (3) summarize our lessons learned with the integrated approach at TU Braunschweig, and (4) suggest an answer to the question, whether degree programs in biomedical and health informatics should be dedicated or integrated...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640683/the-public-health-practitioner-of-the-future
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Paul Campbell Erwin, Ross C Brownson
The requisite capacities and capabilities of the public health practitioner of the future are being driven by multiple forces of change, including public health agency accreditation, climate change, health in all policies, social media and informatics, demographic transitions, globalized travel, and the repercussions of the Affordable Care Act. We describe five critical capacities and capabilities that public health practitioners can build on to successfully prepare for and respond to these forces of change: systems thinking and systems methods, communication capacities, an entrepreneurial orientation, transformational ethics, and policy analysis and response...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614444/expected-hazards-and-hospital-beds-in-host-cities-of-the-2014-fifa-world-cup-in-brazil
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Elaine Silva Miranda, Kimberley Shoaf, Raulino Sabino da Silva, Carolina Figueiredo Freitas, Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro
Planning for mass gatherings involves health system preparedness based on an understanding of natural and technological hazards identified through prior risk assessment. We present the expected hazards reported by health administrators of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and discuss the hazards considering minimal available public hospital beds in the 12 cities at the time of the event. Four different groups of respondents were interviewed: pharmaceutical service administrators and overall health administrators at both the municipal and hospital levels...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590271/impact-of-an-onsite-clinic-on-utilization-of-preventive-services
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Mina Ostovari, Denny Yu, Yuehwern Yih, Charlotte Joy Steele-Morris
OBJECTIVE: To assess impact of an onsite clinic on healthcare utilization of preventive services for employees of a public university and their dependents. METHOD: Descriptive statistics, logistic regression and classification tree techniques were used to assess health claim data to identify changes in patterns of healthcare utilization and factors impacting usage of onsite clinic. RESULT: Utilization of preventive services significantly increased for women and men employees by 9% and 14% one year after implementation of the onsite clinic...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555926/association-between-vascular-rings-and-learning-performance-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fong-Lin Chen, Yung-Po Liaw, Shu-Yi Hsu, Oswald Ndi Nfor
BACKGROUND: Chronic tracheal obstruction has been associated with learning deficits; hence, early surgical intervention has been suggested. AIM: To evaluate the relationship between learning performance and vascular ring caused by an isolated aberrant right subclavian artery. METHODS: Participants included 1,685 undergraduate students (ie, students of medical informatics and medical/public health students) in Central Taiwan. The diagnostic period was from 2005 to 2010...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552183/modeling-of-the-ecological-niches-of-the-anopheles-spp-in-ecuador-by-the-use-of-geo-informatic-tools
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Oswaldo Padilla, Pablo Rosas, Wilson Moreno, Theofilos Toulkeridis
Ecuador in the northwestern edge of South America is struggling by vector-borne diseases with an endemic-epidemic behavior leading to an enormous public health problem. Malaria, which has a cyclicality in its dynamics, is closely related to climatic, ecological and socio-economic phenomena. The main objective of this research has been to compare three different prediction species models, the so-called Maxent, logistic regression and multi criteria evaluation with fuzzy logic, in order to determine the model which best describes the ecological niche of the Anopheles spp species, which transmits malaria within Ecuador...
June 2017: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539104/development-of-collaborative-drug-therapy-management-and-clinical-pharmacy-services-in-an-outpatient-psychiatric-clinic
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Ashley Tewksbury, Kevin M Bozymski, Laura Ruekert, Cheen Lum, Elizabeth Cunningham, Frank Covington
Collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) is a written agreement that allows a pharmacist to initiate, modify, or continue pharmacotherapies under a physician's scope of practice. While available literature pertaining to cardiometabolic and respiratory CDTM services is growing, publications are sparse in psychiatry, particularly outside Veterans Health Administration medical centers. A descriptive study was undertaken to demonstrate how a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist would begin organizing a protocol for clinical pharmacy services at an outpatient, community treatment center for mental health and substance abuse disorders...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480479/historical-roots-of-international-biomedical-and-health-informatics-the-road-to-ifip-tc4-and-imia-through-cybernetic-medicine-and-the-elsinore-meetings
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C A Kulikowski
BACKGROUND: It is 50 years since the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Societies approved the formation of a new Technical Committee (TC) 4 on Medical Information Processing under the leadership of Professor Francois Grémy, which was the direct precursor of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). OBJECTIVES: The goals of this paper are to give a very brief overview of early international developments leading to informatics in medicine, with the origins of the applications of computers to medicine in the USA and Europe, and two meetings - of the International Society of Cybernetic Medicine, and the Elsinore Meetings on Hospital Information Systems - that took place in 1966...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480478/imia-accreditation-of-biomedical-and-health-informatics-education-current-state-and-future-directions
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M W Jaspers, J Mantas, E Borycki, A Hasman
OBJECTIVES: The educational activities initiated by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) have had global impacts and influenced national societies and local academic programs in the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics (BMHI). After the successful publication and dissemination of its educational recommendations, IMIA launched an accreditation procedure for educational programs in BMHI. The accreditation procedure was pilot tested by several BMHI academic programs in different countries and continents to obtain a global perspective...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480477/evaluation-considerations-for-secondary-uses-of-clinical-data-principles-for-an-evidence-based-approach-to-policy-and-implementation-of-secondary-analysis-a-position-paper-from-the-imia-technology-assessment-quality-development-in-health-informatics-working
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P J Scott, M Rigby, E Ammenwerth, J Brender McNair, A Georgiou, H Hyppönen, N de Keizer, F Magrabi, P Nykänen, W T Gude, W Hackl
OBJECTIVES: To set the scientific context and then suggest principles for an evidence-based approach to secondary uses of clinical data, covering both evaluation of the secondary uses of data and evaluation of health systems and services based upon secondary uses of data. METHOD: Working Group review of selected literature and policy approaches. RESULTS: We present important considerations in the evaluation of secondary uses of clinical data from the angles of governance and trust, theory, semantics, and policy...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480473/the-imia-history-working-group-inception-through-the-imia-history-taskforce-and-major-events-leading-up-to-the-50th-anniversary-of-imia
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C A Kulikowski, G Mihalas, R A Greenes, V Yacubsohn, H-A Park
BACKGROUND: The 50th Anniversary of IMIA will be celebrated in 2017 at the World Congress of Medical Informatics in China. This takes place 50 years after the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Societies approved the formation of a new Technical Committee (TC) 4 on Medical Information Processing, which was the predecessor of IMIA, under the leadership of Dr. Francois Grémy. The IMIA History Working Group (WG) was approved in 2014 to document and write about the history of the field and its organizations...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480472/added-value-from-secondary-use-of-person-generated-health-data-in-consumer-health-informatics-contribution-of-the-consumer-health-informatics-imia-working-group
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P-Y Hsueh, Y-K Cheung, S Dey, K K Kim, F J Martin-Sanchez, S K Petersen, T Wetter
INTRODUCTION: Various health-related data, subsequently called Person Generated Health Data (PGHD), is being collected by patients or presumably healthy individuals as well as about them as much as they become available as measurable properties in their work, home, and other environments. Despite that such data was originally just collected and used for dedicated predefined purposes, more recently it is regarded as untapped resources that call for secondary use. METHOD: Since the secondary use of PGHD is still at its early evolving stage, we have chosen, in this paper, to produce an outline of best practices, as opposed to a systematic review...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480470/on-contributing-to-the-progress-of-medical-informatics-as-publisher-congratulations-to-imia-honorary-fellow-dieter-bergemann-on-his-80th-birthday
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R Haux, A Geissbuhler, J Holmes, M-C Jaulent, S Koch, C A Kulikowski, C U Lehmann, A T McCray, B Séroussi, L F Soualmia, J H van Bemmel
May 1st, 2017, will mark Dieter Bergemann's 80th birthday. As Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Schattauer Publishers from 1983 to 2016, the biomedical and health informatics community owes him a great debt of gratitude. The past and present editors of Methods of Information in Medicine, the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, and Applied Clinical Informatics want to honour and thank Dieter Bergemann by providing a brief biography that emphasizes his contributions, by reviewing his critical role as an exceptionally supportive publisher for Schattauer's three biomedical and health informatics periodicals, and by sharing some personal anecdotes...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469430/immunization-information-system-and-informatics-to-promote-immunizations-perspective-from-minnesota-immunization-information-connection
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Miriam Halstead Muscoplat, Sripriya Rajamani
The vision for management of immunization information is availability of real-time consolidated data and services for all ages, to clinical, public health, and other stakeholders. This is being executed through Immunization Information Systems (IISs), which are population-based and confidential computerized systems present in most US states and territories. Immunization Information Systems offer many functionalities, such as immunization assessment reports, client follow-up, reminder/recall feature, vaccine management tools, state-supplied vaccine ordering, comprehensive immunization history, clinical decision support/vaccine forecasting and recommendations, data processing, and data exchange...
2017: Biomedical Informatics Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365898/open-access-publishing-in-the-field-of-medical-informatics
#19
Stefanie Kuballa
The open access paradigm has become an important approach in today's information and communication society. Funders and governments in different countries stipulate open access publications of funded research results. Medical informatics as part of the science, technology and medicine disciplines benefits from many research funds, such as National Institutes of Health in the US, Wellcome Trust in UK, German Research Foundation in Germany and many more. In this study an overview of the current open access programs and conditions of major journals in the field of medical informatics is presented...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352925/implementation-of-a-single-sign-on-system-between-practice-research-and-learning-systems
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Saptarshi Purkayastha, Judy W Gichoya, Siva Abhishek Addepally
BACKGROUND: Multiple specialized electronic medical systems are utilized in the health enterprise. Each of these systems has their own user management, authentication and authorization process, which makes it a complex web for navigation and use without a coherent process workflow. Users often have to remember multiple passwords, login/logout between systems that disrupt their clinical workflow. Challenges exist in managing permissions for various cadres of health care providers. OBJECTIVES: This case report describes our experience of implementing a single sign-on system, used between an electronic medical records system and a learning management system at a large academic institution with an informatics department responsible for student education and a medical school affiliated with a hospital system caring for patients and conducting research...
March 29, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
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