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Medical Informatics and Decision Making

  1. Content type: Research article

    One of the greatest public health challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is identifying people over time and space. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in developing electronic appr...

    Authors: Elizabeth J. Ragan, Courtney Johnson, Jacqueline N. Milton and Christopher J. Gill

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:484

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    Although a clinician may have the intention of carrying out strategies to reduce cognitive errors, this intention may not be realized especially under heavy workload situations or following a period of interru...

    Authors: Keng Sheng Chew, Jeroen van Merriënboer and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:445

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    The concept of shared decision making (SDM) has been developing in many countries since the 1990s. The main challenge of SDM, based on the principles of respect for the person’s autonomy, is to improve patient...

    Authors: Nathalie Bouniols, Brice Leclère and Leïla Moret

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:382

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    Shared decision-making can improve patient satisfaction and outcomes. To participate in shared decision-making, patients need information about the potential risks and benefits of treatment options. Our team h...

    Authors: Qing Zeng-Treitler, Bryan Gibson, Brent Hill, Jorie Butler, Carrie Christensen, Douglas Redd, Yijun Shao and Bruce Bray

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:359

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  5. Content type: Technical Note

    Implementation of user-friendly, real-time, electronic medical records for patient management may lead to improved adherence to clinical guidelines and improved quality of patient care. We detail the systemati...

    Authors: Hannock Tweya, Caryl Feldacker, Oliver Jintha Gadabu, Wingston Ng’ambi, Soyapi L. Mumba, Dave Phiri, Luke Kamvazina, Shawo Mwakilama, Henry Kanyerere, Olivia Keiser, Johnbosco Mwafilaso, Chancy Kamba, Matthias Egger, Andreas Jahn, Bertha Simwaka and Sam Phiri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:146

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Comprehensive multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation is vital in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is considered for any stage of the disease. Rehabilitation programmes are...

    Authors: Tatjana M. Burkow, Lars K. Vognild, Elin Johnsen, Marijke Jongsma Risberg, Astrid Bratvold, Elin Breivik, Trine Krogstad and Audhild Hjalmarsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:766

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hypernetworks are based on topological simplicial complexes and generalize the concept of two-body relation to many-body relation. Furthermore, Hypernetworks provide a significant generalization of network the...

    Authors: Matteo Rucco, David Sousa-Rodrigues, Emanuela Merelli, Jeffrey H Johnson, Lorenzo Falsetti, Cinzia Nitti and Aldo Salvi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:617

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    Screening for breast cancer has been subject to intense debate in recent decades regarding benefits and risks. Participation in breast cancer screening should be based on informed choice, and most countries ap...

    Authors: Mikael Johannes Vuokko Henriksen, Ann Dorrit Guassora and John Brodersen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:404

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  9. Content type: Technical Note

    Clinical trials data management (CTDM) remains one of the many challenges in running state of the art trials in resource-poor settings since most trials do not allocate, or have available, sufficient resources...

    Authors: Moses M Ngari, Naomi Waithira, Roma Chilengi, Patricia Njuguna, Trudie Lang and Greg Fegan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:845

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    Medical applications (apps) for smart phones and tablet computers are growing in number and are commonly used in healthcare. In this context, there is a need for a diverse community of app users, medical resea...

    Authors: Heather J Seabrook, Julie N Stromer, Cole Shevkenek, Aleem Bharwani, Jill de Grood and William A Ghali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:573

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    Having shown in a recent randomized controlled trial that evidence-based patient information (EBPI) significantly increased knowledge on primary prevention of diabetes compared to standard patient information,...

    Authors: Jutta Genz, Burkhard Haastert, Hardy Müller, Frank Verheyen, Dennis Cole, Wolfgang Rathmann, Bettina Nowotny, Michael Roden, Guido Giani, Christian Ohmann and Andrea Icks

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:541

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