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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328253/a-comprehensive-index-for-predicting-risk-of-anemia-from-patients-diagnoses
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Matthew G Tuck, Farrokh Alemi, John F Shortle, Sanj Avramovic, Charles Hesdorffer
This article demonstrates how time-dependent, interacting, and repeating risk factors can be used to create more accurate predictive medicine. In particular, we show how emergence of anemia can be predicted from medical history within electronic health records. We used the Veterans Affairs Informatics and Computing Infrastructure database to examine a retrospective cohort of 9,738,838 veterans over an 11-year period. Using International Clinical Diagnoses Version 9 codes organized into 25 major diagnostic categories, we measured progression of disease by examining changes in risk over time, interactions in risk of combination of diseases, and elevated risk associated with repeated hospitalization for the same diagnostic category...
March 2017: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281427/trends-in-admissions-morbidity-and-outcomes-at-red-cross-war-memorial-children-s-hospital-cape-town-2004-2013
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Y Isaacs-Long, L Myer, H J Zar
BACKGROUND: Routinely collected patient information has the potential to yield valuable information about health systems and population health, but there have been few comprehensive analyses of paediatric admissions at South African (SA) hospitals. OBJECTIVES: To investigate trends in hospitalisation and outcomes at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH), a major referral hospital for children in the Western Cape and SA. Methods. Using routinely collected observational health data from the hospital informatics system, we investigated admissions between 2004 and 2013...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274984/development-of-a-postgraduate-year-2-pharmacy-residency-in-clinical-pharmacogenetics
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Cyrine E Haidar, James M Hoffman, Roseann S Gammal, Mary V Relling, Kristine R Crews
PURPOSE: The structure and development of an innovative, ASHP-accredited postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) clinical pharmacogenetics residency program are described. SUMMARY: A 12-month PGY2 clinical pharmacogenetics residency was created at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in accordance with the ASHP standards for advanced practice residencies. The purpose of this 12-month residency program is to prepare pharmacy residents to implement pharmacogenetics in clinical practice...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273230/effects-of-air-pollution-caused-by-sugarcane-burning-in-western-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-on-the-cardiovascular-system
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Paula Roberta da Silva Pestana, Alfésio Luís Ferreira Braga, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos, Ariadna Ferraz de Oliveira, Christian Robert Osadnik, Aline Duarte Ferreira, Dionei Ramos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of acute exposure to air pollutants (NO2 and PM10) on hospitalization of adults and older people with cardiovascular diseases in Western São Paulo. METHODS: Daily cardiovascular-related hospitalization data (CID10 - I00 to I99) were acquired by the Department of Informatics of the Brazilian Unified Health System (DATASUS) from January 2009 to December 2012. Daily levels of NO2 and PM10 and weather data were obtained from Companhia Ambiental do Estado de São Paulo (CETESB - São Paulo State Environmental Agency)...
March 2, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229371/overall-survival-and-metastasis-resections-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-using-electronic-medical-records
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Eetu Heervä, Maija Lavonius, Panu Jaakkola, Heikki Minn, Raija Ristamäki
PURPOSE: Treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer is chemotherapy commonly combined with monoclonal antibodies against vascular endothelial growth factor (bevacizumab) or epidermal growth factor receptor (cetuximab or panitumumab), the efficacy of which has been proven in randomized controlled trials. The objective of the current retrospective study was to analyze the impact of targeted therapy, adverse events, and dose reduction on overall survival (OS) and metastasis resection rates...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144682/representation-of-people-s-decisions-in-health-information-systems-a-complementary-approach-for-understanding-health-care-systems-and-population-health
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Fernan Gonzalez Bernaldo de Quiros, Adriana R Dawidowski, Silvana Figar
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed: 1) to conceptualize the theoretical challenges facing health information systems (HIS) to represent patients' decisions about health and medical treatments in everyday life; 2) to suggest approaches for modeling these processes. METHODS: The conceptualization of the theoretical and methodological challenges was discussed in 2015 during a series of interdisciplinary meetings attended by health informatics staff, epidemiologists and health professionals working in quality management and primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, together with sociologists, anthropologists and e-health stakeholders...
February 1, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130063/effects-of-control-interventions-on-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-england-an-observational-study
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Kate E Dingle, Xavier Didelot, T Phuong Quan, David W Eyre, Nicole Stoesser, Tanya Golubchik, Rosalind M Harding, Daniel J Wilson, David Griffiths, Alison Vaughan, John M Finney, David H Wyllie, Sarah J Oakley, Warren N Fawley, Jane Freeman, Kirsti Morris, Jessica Martin, Philip Howard, Sherwood Gorbach, Ellie J C Goldstein, Diane M Citron, Susan Hopkins, Russell Hope, Alan P Johnson, Mark H Wilcox, Timothy E A Peto, A Sarah Walker, Derrick W Crook
BACKGROUND: The control of Clostridium difficile infections is an international clinical challenge. The incidence of C difficile in England declined by roughly 80% after 2006, following the implementation of national control policies; we tested two hypotheses to investigate their role in this decline. First, if C difficile infection declines in England were driven by reductions in use of particular antibiotics, then incidence of C difficile infections caused by resistant isolates should decline faster than that caused by susceptible isolates across multiple genotypes...
January 25, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106587/the-roles-and-functions-of-informatics-nurse-specialists-in-taiwan
#8
Tso Ying Lee
During the modernization process in hospitals, information technology is an important indicator. "Informatics nurses" play a critical role in hospitals and clinics. In Taiwan, the certification system of informatics nurses just recently began in 2016. The development of certificated personnel results from students who have graduated with a university degree in nursing and have taken classes in informatics, as well as nurses who have been trained in informatics at clinics and hospitals, and the establishment of a national nursing informatics association...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106578/imia-educational-recommendations-and-nursing-informatics
#9
John Mantas, Arie Hasman
The updated version of the IMIA educational recommendations has given an adequate guidelines platform for developing educational programs in Biomedical and Health Informatics at all levels of education, vocational training, and distance learning. This chapter will provide a brief introduction of the recommendations pinpointing aspects for developing and assessing educational programs. We will provide a review of the existing feedback we have acquired during the IMIA site visits of accrediting educational programs at a worldwide level and discuss implementations issues...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061794/process-evaluation-of-the-data-driven-quality-improvement-in-primary-care-dqip-trial-active-and-less-active-ingredients-of-a-multi-component-complex-intervention-to-reduce-high-risk-primary-care-prescribing
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Aileen Grant, Tobias Dreischulte, Bruce Guthrie
BACKGROUND: Two to 4% of emergency hospital admissions are caused by preventable adverse drug events. The estimated costs of such avoidable admissions in England were £530 million in 2015. The data-driven quality improvement in primary care (DQIP) intervention was designed to prompt review of patients vulnerable from currently prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and anti-platelets and was found to be effective at reducing this prescribing. A process evaluation was conducted parallel to the trial, and this paper reports the analysis which aimed to explore response to the intervention delivered to clusters in relation to participants' perceptions about which intervention elements were active in changing their practice...
January 7, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059689/an-integrated-health-neighbourhood-framework-to-optimise-the-use-of-ehr-data
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Siaw-Teng Liaw, Simon De Lusignan
 General practice should become the hub of integrated health neighbourhoods (IHNs), which involves sharing of information to ensure that medical homes are also part of learning organisations that use electronic health record (EHR) data for care, decision making, teaching and learning, quality improvement and research. The IHN is defined as the primary and ambulatory care services in a locality that relates largely to a single hospital-based secondary care service provider and is the logical denominator and unit of comparison for the optimal use of EHR data and health information exchange (HIE) to facilitate integration and coordination of care...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052781/inpatient-urine-cultures-are-frequently-performed-without-urinalysis-or-microscopy-findings-from-a-large-academic-medical-center
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Abigail L Carlson, Satish Munigala, Anthony J Russo, Kathleen M McMullen, Helen Wood, Ronald Jackups, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of urine cultures performed in inpatients without additional testing for pyuria DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING A 1,250-bed academic tertiary referral center PATIENTS Hospitalized adults METHODS This study included urine cultures drawn on 4 medical and 2 surgical wards from 2009 to 2013 and in the medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs) from 2012 to 2013. Patient and laboratory data were abstracted from the hospital's medical informatics database. We identified catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the ICUs by routine infection prevention surveillance...
January 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048918/su-f-r-11-designing-quality-and-safety-informatics-through-implementation-of-a-ct-radiation-dose-monitoring-program
#13
J M Wilson, E Samei
PURPOSE: Recent legislative and accreditation requirements have driven rapid development and implementation of CT radiation dose monitoring solutions. Institutions must determine how to improve quality, safety, and consistency of their clinical performance. The purpose of this work was to design a strategy and meaningful characterization of results from an in-house, clinically-deployed dose monitoring solution. METHODS: A dose monitoring platform was designed by our imaging physics group that focused on extracting protocol parameters, dose metrics, and patient demographics and size...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028203/development-of-a-pediatric-adverse-events-terminology
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Debbie S Gipson, Eric S Kirkendall, Brenda Gumbs-Petty, Theresa Quinn, A Steen, Amanda Hicks, Ann McMahon, Savian Nicholas, Anna Zhao-Wong, Perdita Taylor-Zapata, Mark Turner, Emily Herreshoff, Charlotte Jones, Jonathan M Davis, Margaret Haber, Steven Hirschfeld
In 2009, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) established the Pediatric Terminology Harmonization Initiative to establish a core library of terms to facilitate the acquisition and sharing of knowledge between pediatric clinical research, practice, and safety reporting. A coalition of partners established a Pediatric Terminology Adverse Event Working Group in 2013 to develop a specific terminology relevant to international pediatric adverse event (AE) reporting...
January 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018897/patient-centered-tablet-application-for-improving-medication-adherence-after-a-drug-eluting-stent
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Vicki Shah, Anandu Dileep, Carolyn Dickens, Vicki Groo, Betty Welland, Jerry Field, Matthew Baumann, Jose D Flores, Adhir Shroff, Zhongsheng Zhao, Yingwei Yao, Diana J Wilkie, Andrew D Boyd
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study's objective was to evaluate a patient-centered educational electronic tablet application, "My Interventional Drug-Eluting Stent Educational App" (MyIDEA) to see if there was an increase in patient knowledge about dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and medication possession ratio (MPR) compared to treatment as usual. METHODS: In a pilot project, 24 elderly (≥50 years old) research participants were recruited after a drug-eluting stent...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011593/an-informatics-based-approach-to-reducing-heart-failure-all-cause-readmissions-the-stanford-heart-failure-dashboard
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Dipanjan Banerjee, Christine Thompson, Charlene Kell, Rajesh Shetty, Yohan Vetteth, Helene Grossman, Aria DiBiase, Michael Fowler
BACKGROUND: Reduction of 30-day all-cause readmissions for heart failure (HF) has become an important quality-of-care metric for health care systems. Many hospitals have implemented quality improvement programs designed to reduce 30-day all-cause readmissions for HF. Electronic medical record (EMR)-based measures have been employed to aid in these efforts, but their use has been largely adjunctive to, rather than integrated with, the overall effort. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that a comprehensive EMR-based approach utilizing an HF dashboard in addition to an established HF readmission reduction program would further reduce 30-day all-cause index hospital readmission rates for HF...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957459/technological-ecosystems-in-health-informatics-a-brief-review-article
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REVIEW
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/27913742/frailty-assessment-in-hospitalized-older-adults-using-the-electronic-health-record
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Deborah A Lekan, Debra C Wallace, Thomas P McCoy, Jie Hu, Susan G Silva, Heather E Whitson
INTRODUCTION: Frailty, a clinical syndrome of decreased physiologic reserve and dysregulation in multiple physiologic systems, is associated with increased risk for adverse outcomes. PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective, cross-sectional, correlational study was to characterize frailty in older adults admitted to a tertiary-care hospital using a biopsychosocial frailty assessment and to determine associations between frailty and time to in-hospital mortality and 30-day rehospitalization...
January 1, 2016: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893502/implementing-a-4c-approach-to-quality-improvement
#19
Michelle McGonigal
Designing a quality improvement activity can be labor intensive and intimidating to facilitators who have not been specially trained in process improvement methodologies. To simplify the process, a team was formed with the specific task of developing a basic model that addresses key concepts in change theory. The 2010 Institute of Medicine report stresses the importance of health care professionals working together, collaboratively, to use data to improve patient outcomes and improve care nationally. In addition, as noted in Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (2013), competencies have been developed to promote frontline problem solving including using data for quality improvement, providing safe care, functioning in collaborative teams, respecting and addressing patient and family concerns, applying evidence-based practice, and using informatics to make decisions...
January 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
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
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