Studies in health technology and informatics (Stud Health Tech Informat )

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    ABSTRACT: Doctors can experience difficulty in accessing medical information of new patients. One reason for this is that, the management of medical records is mostly institution-centred. The lack of access to medical information may affect patients in several ways, such as: new medical tests may be carried out at a cost to the patient, and doctors may prescribe drugs to which the patient is allergic. This paper presents the design and implementation of a ubiquitous Personal Health Record system for South Africa. The design was informed by a literature review of existing personal health record standards, applications and the need to ensure patient privacy. Three medical practices in Port Elizabeth were interviewed with the aim of contextualizing the personal health record standards from the literature study. The findings of this research provide an insight as to how patients can bridge the gap created by institution-centred management of medical records.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 11/2014; 206:29-41.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we aimed at measuring the nurses' experiences on the system quality of the hospital information system (HIS). This applied, cross-sectional study was conducted in a case hospital in Iran. We developed a three part questionnaire including demographic information, nurses' experiences and satisfaction about different factors of system quality of a HIS. We asked the participants to rate their responses using five-point Likert scale. A total of 120 questionnaires were sent out for all 120 eligible nurses, with 80 completed copies returned. The data was finally analyzed using descriptive statistics. Regarding the interface quality, the most of nurses (37.5%) stated that data entry through input devices was somewhat quick. We found that HIS developers should pay more attention to the technical aspects of HIS and their correspondence with the nurses' needs, especially in terms of documentation, online assistance, response time, system reliability and flexibility, integration with current and new duties, as well as ability of the system to prevent data lose and handle bugs.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 09/2014; 205:960-964.
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    ABSTRACT: The modeling of clinical guidelines in order to apply them in computerized medical tools is a challenging and laborious task. In this project we show that conditional subordination links - a temporal relation concept of TimeML - can be used to describe condition-based activities in a guideline. Therefore, we extend the specification of TimeML concerning events and subordination links. Subsequently, linguistic and semantic rules are developed to automatically generate annotations for these links and classify them as relevant for the clinical care path. Finally, the evaluation of the method shows that this categorization supports the task of the guideline modeling expert.
    Medical Informatics Europe (MIE), Studies in health technology and informatics; 09/2014
  • Medical Informatics Conference 2014; 08/2014
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents the analysis of the statistical significance in the selection of the ROI for the discriminant analysis of brain images to identify Parkinson patients or subjects without any pathology. The particular features and brain functional patterns of the Parkinson's disease cause that there are regions that conveniently reveal the presence of the pathology, in this case mainly the striatum region. The selection of the brain mask makes incidence in two main aspects: the selection of the region of interest (striatum and surrounding area) for the analysis, but also the selection of the region without significance, which is the reference area for the intensity normalization, previous to the analysis. This work studies the statistical significance in the selection of ROIs in 3D brain images for Parkinson, depending on the objective to be achieved in the posterior analysis process.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 207:19-26.
  • Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:1202.
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    ABSTRACT: A fundamental problem in implementing augmented reality (AR) surgery is characterizing how visualizations effect surgeon perception. This problem is important because procedure outcomes depend on surgeon ability to perceive hidden and visible structure interrelation which may be quite dynamic. AR techniques such as x-ray vision are designed to compensate for or reintroduce depth cues lost overlaying hidden structures on a view stream. Such enhancements are necessarily deviations, which may obtrude. This paper provides discussion of hidden structure rendering, analysis, a proposed framework, protocol and experiment (n=2500) for safe evaluation within in vitro laparoscopic video from, and minimal transfer to, in vivo surgery. Results evidence our protocol enables comparison of hidden structure visualizations on task efficacy in vitro and suggest promising new direction towards validating AR in live surgery.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 196:185-91.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to examine the actions of geographically dispersed process stakeholders (doctors, community pharmacists and RACFs) in order to cope with the information silos that exist within and across different settings. The study setting involved three metropolitan RACFs in Sydney, Australia and employed a qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews, non-participant observations and artefact analysis. Findings showed that medication information was stored in silos which required specific actions by each setting to translate this information to fit their local requirements. A salient example of this was the way in which community pharmacists used the RACF medication charts to prepare residents' pharmaceutical records. This translation of medication information across settings was often accompanied by telephone or face-to-face conversations to cross-check, validate or obtain new information. Findings highlighted that technological interventions that work in silos can negatively impact the quality of medication management processes in RACF settings. The implementation of commercial software applications like electronic medication charts need to be appropriately integrated to satisfy the collaborative information requirements of the RACF medication process.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 204:156-62.
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    ABSTRACT: We propose a principled approach to the design of a computer-based, virtual reality simulator specifically for electrosurgical training. The design builds on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) program's didactic curriculum and the results of a survey of domain experts on the roles of cognitive knowledge and hands-on training for a selection of electrosurgery tasks. The resulting design focuses narrowly on the tissue effects caused during electrosurgery and the identified physician-controllable factors causing those effects.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 196:11-3.
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    ABSTRACT: In 2012, 15.13% of the total fiscal medical care expenditure was for lifestyle-related health care costs, which was approximately 179 billion yen. Lifestyle-related diseases are not only the biggest factor in reducing healthy life expectancy but also have the most significant impact on the national medical care expenditure. In addition, lifestyle-related diseases can be prevented by moderate daily exercise, a well-balanced diet, and not smoking. Our fuzzy robust regression model is a controllable model describing a target system. Therefore, our model is used to analyze the relation between medical care expenditure and selected lifestyle factors.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 207:400-9.
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    ABSTRACT: Connecting various sensors in sensor networks has become popular during the last decade. An important aspect next to storing and creating data is information access by domain experts, such as researchers, caretakers and physicians. In this work we present the design and prototypic implementation of a light-weight query engine using natural language processing for accessing health-related sensor data in a fall prevention system.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:1055-1059.
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    ABSTRACT: Self-monitoring experiments are becoming increasingly common as it is the case in other complex environments their interpretation and reproducibility relies heavily in the amount of associated meta-data available. In this work we propose a standardised reporting guideline to annotate these experiments and facilitate their interpretation. The existence of such reporting guideline may lead the development of future standards that would facilitate platform interoperability, data sharing and the improvement in the interpretation of such experiments as well as their reproducibility.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 202:79-82.
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    ABSTRACT: A portable system for auscultation and lung sound analysis has been developed, including the original electronic stethoscope coupled with mobile devices and special algorithms for the automated analysis of pulmonary sound signals. It's planned that the developed system will be used for monitoring of health status of patients with various pulmonary diseases.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 196:290-3.
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    ABSTRACT: While the provision of medical care incorporating safety measures, etc. that can earn the trust of the people, patients in particular, is required, the content of instruction is diverse, complex and rapidly increasing in volume along with the sophistication and specialization of medical care. However, until now, the development of electronic instruction systems has lagged behind in the development of HIS. All instructions must be linked to orders and the input of the implementation of instructions in the electronic instruction system incorporated into medical accounting. The system must aim at integrating physician and nursing records and be of a specification that can ensure reliability and efficiency. We report on the efforts at Kagoshima University Hospital to systematize instruction in order to promote multidisciplinary teams.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 201:140-4.
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    ABSTRACT: CogWatch is an assistive system to re-train stroke survivors suffering from Apraxia or Action Disorganization Syndrome (AADS) to complete activities of daily living (ADLs). This paper describes the approach to real-time planning based on a Markov Decision Process (MDP), and demonstrates its ability to improve task's performance via user simulation. The paper concludes with a discussion of the remaining challenges and future enhancements.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:687-691.