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
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    ABSTRACT: The three dimensional microwave tomography (3D MT) system of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) comprises an antenna array, transmitting receiving module, switch matrix module and a signal processing component. This system also includes a patient interface bed as well as a 3D reconstruction algorithm. Here, we perform a comparative analysis of image reconstruction results using the assembled system and MRI results, which is used to image the breasts of dogs. Microwave imaging reconstruction results (at 1,500MHz) obtained using the ETRI 3D MT system are presented. The system provides computationally reliable diagnosis results from the reconstructed MT Image.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:491-495.
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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: Image guidance can provide surgeons with valuable contextual information during a medical intervention. Often, image guidance systems require considerable infrastructure, setup-time, and operator experience to be utilized. Certain procedures performed at bedside are susceptible to navigational errors that can lead to complications. We present an application for mobile devices that can provide image guidance using augmented reality to assist in performing neurosurgical tasks. A methodology is outlined that evaluates this mode of visualization from the standpoint of perceptual localization, depth estimation, and pointing performance, in scenarios derived from a neurosurgical targeting task. By measuring user variability and speed we can report objective metrics of performance for our augmented reality guidance system.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 196:204-8.
  • Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:1237.
  • Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:990-994.
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    ABSTRACT: Health Information community can take advantage of a new evolutive categorization cybernetic framework. A systemic concept of principles organizing nature is proposed. It can be used as a multiscaling reference framework to develop successful and competitive antifragile system and new HRO information management strategies in advanced healthcare organization (HO) and high reliability organization (HRO) conveniently. Expected impacts are multifarious and quite articulated at different system scale level: major one is that, for the first time, Biomedical Engineering ideal system categorization levels can be matched exactly to practical system modeling interaction styles, with no paradigmatic operational ambiguity and information loss.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 202:103-106.
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    ABSTRACT: The health care sector today is found in the threshold of important managerial changes and political challenges. Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) constitutes the method with which the public sector can classify each clinical incident with a concrete code debit on the base of patient diagnosis and the relative clinical interventions or medical actions. This article aims to investigate user's acceptance of DRG's information quality in Greece in public and private hospitals using electronic patient care records. First results are showing positive reactions and expectations from health care and managerial users of DRGs.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 202:173-176.
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    ABSTRACT: Usability testing is an important part of health information technology HIT design. However, usability issues will vary by the contexts where a system is used. To date there are few studies that have described contextual factors of usability testing. This paper uses a case study of a surgical information system to develop a model of four contextual categories that impact usability testing. We discuss each of the contexts in detail and then suggest how they can be used to develop a general framework to enable better understanding of the role of context in usability testing and evaluation of HIT.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:905-909.
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, we develop an affordable haptic simulator for examining haptic skills required for endovascular Seldinger needle placement.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 196:384-6.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper is to model and visualize cardiovascular deformations in order to better understand vascular movements inside the lung and heart caused by abnormal cardiac conditions. The modeling was performed in two steps: first step involved modeling the cardiac output taking into account of the heart rate and preload blood volume, contractility and systematic vascular resistance. The second step involved deforming a 3D cine cardiac gated Magnetic Resonance Volume to the corresponding cardiac output. Cardiac-gated MR imaging of 4 healthy volunteers were acquired. For each volunteer, a total of 24 short-axis and 18 radial planar views were acquired on a 1.5 T MR scanner during a series of 12-15 second breath-hold maneuvers. A 3D multi-resolution optical flow deformable image registration algorithm was used to quantify the volumetric cardiovascular displacements for known cardiac outputs. Results show that a real-time visualization of the vascular deformations inside both the lung as well as the heart can be seen for different cardiac outputs representing normal and abnormal cardiac conditions.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 196:378-83.
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    ABSTRACT: EDC system has been used in the field of clinical research. The current EDC system does not connect with electronic medical record system (EMR), thus a medical staff has to transcribe the data in EMR to EDC system manually. This redundant process causes not only inefficiency but also human error. We developed an EDC system cooperating with EMR, in which the data required for a clinical research form (CRF) is transcribed automatically from EMR to electronic CRF (eCRF) and is sent via network. We call this system as "eCRF reporter". The interface module of eCRF reporter can retrieves the data in EMR database including patient biography data, laboratory test data, prescription data and data entered by template in progress notes. The eCRF reporter also enables users to enter data directly to eCRF. The eCRF reporter generates CDISC ODM file and PDF which is a translated form of Clinical data in ODM. After storing eCRF in EMR, it is transferred via VPN to a clinical data management system (CDMS) which can receive the eCRF files and parse ODM. We started some clinical research by using this system. This system is expected to promote clinical research efficiency and strictness.
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 205:868-872.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study is to analyze the popularity of information sources of medical educational sites , medical information portal , medical portal for students <>, electronic library of medical literature , and . Three sites ( , and <>) provide sources of medical literature, educational videos, medical histories, medical papers and medical popular literature. And three other sites ( , and ) provide sources for electronic medical books on various subjects. Using on-line programs Alexa and Cy-pr we have analyzed the website's rating and identified the main data and time-varying data of the sites. Calculated Alexa Rank rating was determined for each site. Our study has shown that the most popular information sources of medical education among the six studied sites for Russian users is ; the site is at the second place referring to the Alexa Rank rating and the site is at the second place referring to the citation index in Yandex. The most popular medical site of electronic medical books is .
    Studies in health technology and informatics 01/2014; 202:60-62.