Juris Barzdins

Juris Barzdins
University of Latvia | LU · Faculty of Medicine

MD, PhD (Dr. sc. admin)

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Introduction
Juris Barzdins currently works at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia. Juris does research in Health Politics and Policy, Health Economics and Business Administration. Their current project is 'Transparency and health care system data - towards public monitoring for quality and efficiency'.

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Background and Objectives: The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (RFs) in Latvia from the population-based cross-sectional study performed in 2019–2020 and to compare the results with a similar study done in 2009–2010. Materials and Methods: The target sample of 6000 individuals representing a cross-secti...
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Medication adherence is a significant problem in public health. Prescription-level pharmacy databases have great potential for monitoring actual drug adherence patterns at the healthcare system level. Many research papers have reported adherence estimates in different settings and populations. However, comparison between studies is not always strai...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public grant(s) – EU funding. Main funding source(s): EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND MINISTRY OF HEALTH, LATVIA Background An increasing prevalence (PREV.) of noncomunicable diseases is a major public health concern in Latvia. Regular nationwide epidemiological studies present an opportunity to estimate the...
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The paper presents analysis of the legal and ethical issues surrounding establishment of the Latvian Healthcare Monitoring Datalink. The paper covers three interconnected issues in the context of the use of administrative health data for research purposes - anonymization of data, concept of 'public interest' and involvement of research ethics commi...
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When care for an individual patient is determined by evidence-based medical guidelines, the management of the whole clinical process also needs to be based on evidence. In Latvia, an careful retrospective data analysis is needed to suggest evidence-based organizational interventions for the care of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), since a 30-day...
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Background According to statistics of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Latvia has one of the highest 30-day mortality for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The output data used in the calculation of this indicator was analysed at a hospital level to explain the causes of it. Methods Linked to Causes of death registry a...
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Exploring variations of acute myocardial infarction coding, management and 30-day mortality in Latvia: the nationwide linked administrative data study Rita konstante1,2, Juris Bārzdiņš1, Artis Luguzis1, Jānis Valeinis1, Jolanta Skrule3, Santa Pildava3, Jana Lepiksone3 1University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia 2Hospital planning at Sykehusbygg HF, Trondh...
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Visual SPARQL query notations aim at easing the RDF data querying task. At the current state of the art there is still no generally accepted visual graph-based notation suitable to describe RDF data analysis queries that involve aggregation and subqueries. In this paper we present a visual diagram-centered notation for SPARQL select query formulati...
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Support for the development of responsible autonomy as opposite to management that is based on direct control is found to be by far more effective approach in healthcare management, especially when it concerns physicians as the most influential group of health professionals. It is therefore important to obtain a process-oriented knowledge system wh...
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We demonstrate the open source ViziQuer tool for web-based creation and execution of visual diagrammatic queries over RDF/SPARQL data. The tool supports the data instance level and statistics queries, providing visual counterparts for most of SPARQL 1.1 select query constructs, including aggregation and subqueries. A query environment can be create...
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Application of complex socio-technical systems theory to optimization of clinical processes in hospitals highlights the importance of the acceptance and promotion of responsible autonomy among health professionals. Therefore the independent ability for clinicians to search for answers to questions which are outside the scope of pre-made reports is...
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Hospitals face increasing pressure to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and guarantee a quality of services. This is perhaps the main reason why hospital process orientation (HPO) ? a view on a hospital being a group of processes organized around patients with similar needs is a growing field of interest among hospital managers and researchers. The...
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The ad-hoc querying process is slow and error prone due to inability of business experts of accessing data directly without involving IT experts. The problem lies in complexity of means used to query data. We propose a new natural language- and semistar ontology-based ad-hoc querying approach which lowers the steep learning curve required to be abl...
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Management of processes instead of functions has growing importance into the health care. Transition to hospital process orientation (HPO) changes the way physicians and other health professionals have used to practice before. Study was performed to explore factors affecting introduction of HPO in Latvian hospitals responding to significant external...
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So far there has been little evidence that implementation of the health information technologies (HIT) is leading to health care cost savings. One of the reasons for this lack of impact by the HIT likely lies in the complexity of the business process ownership in the hospitals. The goal of our research is to develop a business model-based method fo...
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Nowadays large databases of clinical process data exist in hospitals. However, these data are rarely used in full scope. In order to perform queries on hospital processes, one must either choose from the predefined queries or develop queries using MS Excel-type software system, which is not always a trivial task. In this paper we propose a new quer...
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We propose a new modeling language (as a profile of UML Class diagrams) that captures all the useful features from various UML diagrams and can be used in modeling of the hospitals. Based on the modeling language, we have developed an easy-to-perceive graphical query language, which allows the physicians to retrieve directly from the various hospit...
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So far the traditional process modeling languages have found a lim-ited use in the hospital settings. One of the reasons behind this delay has been the lack of clear definition of the sequence of activities that are carried out in the hospital. We propose a new modeling language (as a profile of UML Class diagrams) that captures all the useful feat...
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Objectives: To assess the self-perceived need and preferred format for educational intervention among Latvian medical students in fostering the increasing demanding of manage-ment-related competences for healthcare professionals. Methods: A cross sectional study design was used to assess student-perceived deficiencies and the need for knowledge and...
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Founded in 2001 as Acta Universitatis Latviensis, series «Economics. Business Administration» Volume 2 Rīga 2013
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Health care is now under pressure to change related to new situations in demand side (demographics, pattern of diseases, public expectations), supply side (technology and clinical knowledge, health care workforce), and wider societal changes (finan-cial pressure, internationalization of health care systems, global market for research and develop-me...

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Developed system for public monitoring for health care quality and efficiency. Joint activity of University of Latvia and The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) of Latvia