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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934512/increased-patient-satisfaction-and-a-reduction-in-pre-analytical-errors-following-implementation-of-an-electronic-specimen-collection-module-in-outpatient-phlebotomy
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Michalis Kantartjis, Stacy E F Melanson, Athena K Petrides, Adam B Landman, David W Bates, Bernard A Rosner, Ellen Goonan, Ida Bixho, Milenko J Tanasijevic
Background: Patient satisfaction in outpatient phlebotomy settings typically depends on wait time and venipuncture experience, and many patients equate their experiences with their overall satisfaction with the hospital. Methods: We compared patient service times and preanalytical errors pre- and postimplementation of an integrated electronic health record (EHR)-laboratory information system (LIS) and electronic specimen collection module. We also measured patient wait time and assessed patient satisfaction using a 5-question survey...
August 1, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933506/the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-icf-in-electronic-health-records-a-systematic-literature-review
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Roxanne Maritz, Dominik Aronsky, Birgit Prodinger
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is the World Health Organization's standard for describing health and health-related states. Examples of how the ICF has been used in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have not been systematically summarized and described yet. OBJECTIVES: To provide a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature about the ICF's use in EHRs, including related challenges and benefits. METHODS: Peer-reviewed literature, published between January 2001 and July 2015 was retrieved from Medline(®), CINAHL(®), Scopus(®), and ProQuest(®) Social Sciences using search terms related to ICF and EHR concepts...
September 20, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920708/perceived-usefulness-and-perceived-ease-of-use-of-electronic-health-records-among-nurses-application-of-technology-acceptance-model
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Ahmad Tubaishat
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly being implemented in healthcare organizations but little attention has been paid to the degree to which nurses as end-users will accept these systems and subsequently use them. OBJECTIVES: To explore nurses' perceptions of usefulness and ease-of-use of EHRs. The relationship between these constructs was examined, and its predictors were studied. METHOD: A national exploratory study was conducted with 1539 nurses from 15 randomly selected hospitals, representative of different regions and healthcare sectors in Jordan...
September 18, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912836/methods-for-enhancing-the-reproducibility-of-biomedical-research-findings-using-electronic-health-records
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Spiros Denaxas, Kenan Direk, Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Maria Pikoula, Aylin Cakiroglu, Jason Moore, Harry Hemingway, Liam Smeeth
BACKGROUND: The ability of external investigators to reproduce published scientific findings is critical for the evaluation and validation of biomedical research by the wider community. However, a substantial proportion of health research using electronic health records (EHR), data collected and generated during clinical care, is potentially not reproducible mainly due to the fact that the implementation details of most data preprocessing, cleaning, phenotyping and analysis approaches are not systematically made available or shared...
2017: BioData Mining
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903729/dynamic-etl-a-hybrid-approach-for-health-data-extraction-transformation-and-loading
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Toan C Ong, Michael G Kahn, Bethany M Kwan, Traci Yamashita, Elias Brandt, Patrick Hosokawa, Chris Uhrich, Lisa M Schilling
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHRs) contain detailed clinical data stored in proprietary formats with non-standard codes and structures. Participating in multi-site clinical research networks requires EHR data to be restructured and transformed into a common format and standard terminologies, and optimally linked to other data sources. The expertise and scalable solutions needed to transform data to conform to network requirements are beyond the scope of many health care organizations and there is a need for practical tools that lower the barriers of data contribution to clinical research networks...
September 13, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899575/ehealth-in-integrated-care-programs-for-people-with-multimorbidity-in-europe-insights-from-the-icare4eu-project
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Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Roberta Papa, Mieke Rijken, Ewout van Ginneken, Anneli Hujala, Francesco Barbabella
INTRODUCTION: Care for people with multimorbidity requires an integrated approach in order to adequately meet their complex needs. In this respect eHealth could be of help. This paper aims to describe the implementation, as well as benefits and barriers of eHealth applications in integrated care programs targeting people with multimorbidity in European countries, including insights on older people 65+. METHODS: Within the framework of the ICARE4EU project, in 2014, expert organizations in 24 European countries identified 101 integrated care programs based on selected inclusion criteria...
August 12, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890644/ehrs-the-challenge-of-making-electronic-data-usable-and-interoperable
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Miriam Reisman
Despite massive effort and investment in health information systems and technology, the promised benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) are far from fruition. The author presents the legislative programs that encourage the implementation of EHRs and explores the barriers hampering interoperability.
September 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885238/improving-the-implementation-of-lung-cancer-screening-guidelines-at-an-academic-primary-care-practice
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Alison T Brenner, Laura Cubillos, Katherine Birchard, Caleb Doyle-Burr, John Eick, Louise Henderson, Laura Jones, Michael Massaro, Bailey Minish, Paul Molina, Michael Pignone, Shana Ratner, Maria Patricia Rivera, Daniel S Reuland
Expert groups recommend annual chest computed tomography for lung cancer screening (LCS) in high-risk patients. Lung cancer screening in primary care is a complex process that includes identification of the at-risk population, comorbidity assessment, and shared decision making. We identified three key processes required for high-quality screening implementation in our academic primary care practice: (1) systematic collection of lifetime cumulative smoking history to identify potentially eligible patients; (2) visit-based clinical reminders and order sets embedded in the electronic health record (EHR); and (3) tools to facilitate shared decision making and appropriate test ordering...
September 1, 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883680/health-atms-in-saudi-arabia-a-perspective
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Bakheet Aldosari
BACKGROUND: Health ATMs are terminals which are connected to a centrally located database storing patients' electronic healthcare records (EHR). These machines are capable of collecting information in a far superior fashion than humans and are also able to rectify obsolete data in a manner that humans are generally not inclined to. OBJECTIVES: The main goal of this study is to assess the importance of adopting health ATMs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which can improve the confidence of patients, reward health self-management, and achieve positive health outcomes through their easy-to-use applications that are secure and accessible through various devices...
June 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883186/disseminating-a-standard-for-medical-records-in-emergency-departments-among-different-software-vendors-using-hl7-cda
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Dominik Brammen, Heike Dewenter, Volker Thiemann, Raphael W Majeed, Tingyan Xu, Kai U Heitmann, Felix Walcher, Sylvia Thun, Rainer Röhrig
A standardized medical record for the emergency department (GEDMR) was released in Germany, but only sparsely and randomly implemented by emergency department (ED) electronic health record (EHR) vendors. A reason for this may be a lacking common language between the medical and the Health Information Technology (HIT) domain. HL7 clinical document architecture (CDA) may leverage this communication gap. This paper reports on the effects of a professional medical association record standard on EHR vendors and the German ED-EHR market...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883172/it-infrastructure-for-biomedical-research-in-north-west-germany
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Insa Seeger, Atinkut Zeleke, Michael Freitag, Rainer Röhrig
The efficient use of routine data for biomedical research presupposes an IT infrastructure designed for health care facilities. The objective of this study was to analyse which IT infrastructure is used in hospitals and by general practitioners' (GP) practices in the region Oldenburg-Bremen and to examine how well this supports research projects. To this end, IT managers and GPs were interviewed. The usage of hospital information systems (HIS) and data warehouse systems (DWS) in hospitals is of major importance for the study...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882812/health-information-technology-hit-adaptation-refocusing-on-the-journey-to-successful-hit-implementation
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Po-Yin Yen, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Timothy R Huerta
In past years, policies and regulations required hospitals to implement advanced capabilities of certified electronic health records (EHRs) in order to receive financial incentives. This has led to accelerated implementation of health information technologies (HIT) in health care settings. However, measures commonly used to evaluate the success of HIT implementation, such as HIT adoption, technology acceptance, and clinical quality, fail to account for complex sociotechnical variability across contexts and the different trajectories within organizations because of different implementation plans and timelines...
September 7, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874125/prognostic-consequences-of-implementing-cancer-patient-pathways-in-denmark-a-comparative-cohort-study-of-symptomatic-cancer-patients-in-primary-care
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Henry Jensen, Marie Louise Tørring, Peter Vedsted
BACKGROUND: Cancer Patient Pathways (CPPs) were introduced in 2000-2015 in several European countries, including Denmark, to reduce the time to diagnosis and treatment initiation and ultimately improve patient survival. Yet, the prognostic consequences of implementing CPPs remain unknown for symptomatic cancer patients diagnosed through primary care. We aimed to compare survival and mortality among symptomatic patients diagnosed through a primary care route before, during and after the CPP implementation in Denmark...
September 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870384/top-ten-challenges-when-interfacing-a-laboratory-information-system-to-an-electronic-health-record-experience-at-a-large-academic-medical-center
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Athena K Petrides, Milenko J Tanasijevic, Ellen M Goonan, Adam B Landman, Michalis Kantartjis, David W Bates, Stacy E F Melanson
BACKGROUND: Recent U.S. government regulations incentivize implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) with computerized order entry and structured results display. Many institutions have also chosen to interface their EHR to their laboratory information system (LIS). Reported long-term benefits include increased efficiency and improved quality and safety. In order to successfully implement an interfaced EHR-LIS, institutions must plan years in advance and anticipate the impact of an integrated system...
October 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870379/esource-for-clinical-trials-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-standards-based-approach-in-a-real-world-trial
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Jean-Francois Ethier, Vasa Curcin, Mark M McGilchrist, Sarah N Lim Choi Keung, Lei Zhao, Anna Andreasson, Piotr Bródka, Radoslaw Michalski, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Nikolaos Mastellos, Anita Burgun, Brendan C Delaney
OBJECTIVE: The Learning Health System (LHS) requires integration of research into routine practice. 'eSource' or embedding clinical trial functionalities into routine electronic health record (EHR) systems has long been put forward as a solution to the rising costs of research. We aimed to create and validate an eSource solution that would be readily extensible as part of a LHS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The EU FP7 TRANSFoRm project's approach is based on dual modelling, using the Clinical Research Information Model (CRIM) and the Clinical Data Integration Model of meaning (CDIM) to bridge the gap between clinical and research data structures, using the CDISC Operational Data Model (ODM) standard...
October 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837211/special-topic-interoperability-and-ehr-combining-openehr-snomed-ihe-and-continua-as-approaches-to-interoperability-on-national-ehealth
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Mate Beštek, Dalibor Stanimirović
OBJECTIVES: The main aims of the paper comprise the characterization and examination of the potential approaches regarding interoperability. This includes openEHR, SNOMED, IHE, and Continua as combined interoperability approaches, possibilities for their incorporation into the eHealth environment, and identification of the main success factors in the field, which are necessary for achieving required interoperability, and consequently, for the successful implementation of eHealth projects in general...
August 9, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829654/barriers-and-facilitators-to-using-electronic-healthcare-records-in-jordanian-hospitals-from-the-nurses-perspective-a-national-survey
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Omar Al-Rawajfah, Ahmad Tubaishat
BACKGROUND: Jordan is currently taking significant steps to implement electronic healthcare records (EHRs) in hospitals. PURPOSE: To explore Jordanian nurses' views on the factors which act as barriers or facilitators to implementing EHRs in the country's hospitals. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional design was used to obtain a sample of nurses working in Jordanian hospitals. The study utilized a tool used by the American Hospital Association...
August 22, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827211/development-and-deployment-of-the-openmrs-ebola-electronic-health-record-system-for-an-ebola-treatment-center-in-sierra-leone
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Shefali Oza, Darius Jazayeri, Jonathan M Teich, Ellen Ball, Patricia Alexandra Nankubuge, Job Rwebembera, Kevin Wing, Alieu Amara Sesay, Andrew S Kanter, Glauber D Ramos, David Walton, Rachael Cummings, Francesco Checchi, Hamish S Fraser
BACKGROUND: Stringent infection control requirements at Ebola treatment centers (ETCs), which are specialized facilities for isolating and treating Ebola patients, create substantial challenges for recording and reviewing patient information. During the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic, paper-based data collection systems at ETCs compromised the quality, quantity, and confidentiality of patient data. Electronic health record (EHR) systems have the potential to address such problems, with benefits for patient care, surveillance, and research...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817861/population-health-management-and-cancer-screening
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Bradley Kamstra, Mark K Huntington
Population health management (PHM) is a new health care model being implemented. It has been defined as "the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group." This includes health outcomes and patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two. Moving from a fee-for-service payment system to a quality- or value-based system, this model places on the clinician more responsibility for the costs of health care and its reimbursements...
2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807836/development-and-evaluation-of-the-automated-risk-assessment-system-for-multidrug-resistant-organisms-autoras-mdro
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Eun-Young Hur, Yinji Jin, Taixian Jin, Sun-Mi Lee
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of infections acquired in hospitals are caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). The priority in MDRO prevention is to detect high-risk patients and implement preventive intervention as soon as possible. AIM: To develop an automated risk assessment system for MDROs (autoRAS-MDRO) to screen for patients at MDRO infection risk and evaluate the predictive validity of the autoRAS-MDRO. METHODS: Data for 4,200 variables were extracted from the electronic health records (EHRs) for constructing the MDRO risk-scoring algorithm, which was based on a logistic regression model...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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