Cycles Of Electronic Health Records Adaptation By Physicians: How Do The Positive And Negative Experience With The Ehr System Affect Physicians' Ehr Adaptation Process?, 2012 Dakota State University
Cycles Of Electronic Health Records Adaptation By Physicians: How Do The Positive And Negative Experience With The Ehr System Affect Physicians' Ehr Adaptation Process?, Cherie Noteboom, Dhundy Bastola, Sajda Qureshi
Faculty Research & Publications
The integration of EHR in IT infrastructures supporting organizations enable improved access and recording of patient data, enhanced ability to make improved decisions, improved quality and reduced errors in patient care. Despite these benefits, there are mixed results as to the use of EHR. The literature suggests that the reasons for the limited use relate to policy, financial and usability considerations, but it does not provide an understanding of reasons for physicians’ limited interaction and adaptation of EHR.
Following an analysis of qualitative data, collected in a case study at a hospital using interviews, this research explains how physicians interact …
Function-Preserving Filters For Sampling In Biological Networks, 2012 University of Nebraska at Omaha
Function-Preserving Filters For Sampling In Biological Networks, Kathryn Dempsey Cooper, Sanjukta Bhowmick, Hesham Ali
Interdisciplinary Informatics Faculty Publications
Assays created to study systems of disease and aging can offer a whole new set of therapeutic targets. However, with experiments of this immense volume, data becomes unmanageable for many traditional analyses. Enter the biological network, a tool for modeling relationships among high-throughput data that is quickly rising in popularity. Small networks (in the order of hundreds to few thousands of nodes) use relationships between network structure to infer biological function; this relationship has been confirmed and used in many studies to advance the study of model organisms. Networks built for assessing entire genomes, or entire protein repertoires, however, tend …
The Emergence And Potential Impact Of Medicine 2.0 In The Healthcare Industry, 2012 Marshall University
The Emergence And Potential Impact Of Medicine 2.0 In The Healthcare Industry, Terra Stump, Sarah Zilch, Alberto Coustasse
Management Faculty Research
Medicine 2.0 has emerged within healthcare information technology to enable more defined relationships among providers and patients. Physicians, hospitals, and patients are using Medicine 2.0 through social networking to maintain their foothold in the evolution of medical technologies. The authors’ purpose was to determine potential improvements that Medicine 2.0 has on communication and collaboration of healthcare information. Research has shown that Medicine 2.0 has integrated into the healthcare industry and is enabling an increase in communication in healthcare matters. The provider-patient relationship is improving through the use of Medicine 2.0 and has positively impacted society so far.
New Portable Tool To Screen Vestibular And Visual Function—National Institutes Of Health Toolbox Initiative, 2012 Marshall University
New Portable Tool To Screen Vestibular And Visual Function—National Institutes Of Health Toolbox Initiative, Rose Marie Rine, Dale Roberts, Bree A. Corbin, Roberta Mckean-Cowdin, Rohit Varma, Jennifer Beaumont, Jerry Slotkin, Michael C. Schubert
Physical Therapy Faculty Research
As part of the National Institutes of Health Toolbox initiative, we developed a low-cost, easy-to-administer, and time-efficient test of vestibular and visual function. A computerized test of dynamic visual acuity (cDVA) was used to measure the difference in visual acuity between head still and moving in yaw. Participants included 318 individuals, aged 3 to 85 years (301 without and 17 with vestibular pathology). Adults used Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) optotypes; children used ETDRS, Lea, and HOTV optotypes. Bithermal calorics, rotational chair, and light box testing were used to validate the cDVA. Analysis revealed that the cDVA test …
Regulators As Market-Makers: Accountable Care Organizations And Competition Policy, 2012 Saint Louis University School of Law
Regulators As Market-Makers: Accountable Care Organizations And Competition Policy, Thomas L. Greaney
All Faculty Scholarship
Of the many elements animating structural change under health reform, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have drawn the greatest attention. The ACO strategy entails regulatory interventions that at once aim to reshape the health care delivery system, improve outcomes, promote adoption of evidence based medicine and supportive technology, and create a platform for controlling costs under payment system reform. Ambitious aims to be sure. Implementation, however, has proved a wrenching process. This article looks at the intersection of markets and regulation under the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, it analyzes regulatory interventions under the MSSP designed to foster commercial market competition. Assessing …
Feasibility And Compliance With Daily Home Ecg Monitoring Of The Qt Interval In Heart Transplant Recipients, 2012 University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco
Feasibility And Compliance With Daily Home Ecg Monitoring Of The Qt Interval In Heart Transplant Recipients, Erik V. Carter, Kathleen T. Hickey, David M. Pickham, Lynn V. Doering, Belinda Chen, Patricia R. E. Harris, Barbara J. Drew
Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship
About 13% of adult heart transplant recipients do not survive to one year and a major cause of death is acute cellular allograft rejection.1,2 According to the 2009 annual United States data published from the International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation Registry, acute rejection occurs in 25 – 35% of transplant recipients within the first year following transplant surgery.3 In order to detect the early stages of rejection so that more aggressive and early immunosuppressant therapy can be initiated, frequent biopsies of heart tissue are performed (typically, weekly or every other week in the first 3 months and …
Lassa: Emotion Detection Via Information Fusion, 2012 University of Kentucky
Lassa: Emotion Detection Via Information Fusion, Ning Yu, Sandra Kübler, Joshua Herring, Yu-Yin Hsu, Ross Israel, Charese Smiley
Information Science Faculty Publications
Due to the complexity of emotions in suicide notes and the subtle nature of sentiments, this study proposes a fusion approach to tackle the challenge of sentiment classification in suicide notes: leveraging WordNet-based lexicons, manually created rules, character-based n-grams, and other linguistic features. Although our results are not satisfying, some valuable lessons are learned and promising future directions are identified.
Is The Doctor On? In Search For Users Of Rural Medical Diagnostic Software In Central Himalayas, 2011 Selected Works
Is The Doctor On? In Search For Users Of Rural Medical Diagnostic Software In Central Himalayas, Payal Arora
The Indian healthcare sector provides ripe ground for development as access to high-quality and timely medical diagnosis remains unrequited among its vast rural populace. With an acute shortage of doctors in rural areas, medical diagnostic software has been created as a surrogate, propelling non-physician workers to step in. For diagnostic software to function effectively, it is paramount to identify the user. Using an intended pilot programme of RightChoice software in the central Himalayas, the present article focuses on the political and economic complexities involved in identifying users of such software.
Swap Manual For The Iom Dss, 2011 SUNY Plattsburgh
Swap Manual For The Iom Dss, Christine T. Kovner, Chuo H. Lee, Edward J. Lusk, Carina Catigbak, Nellie Selander
Edward J. Lusk
No abstract provided.
Framework To Secure Cloud-Based Medical Image Storage And Management System Communications, 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo
Framework To Secure Cloud-Based Medical Image Storage And Management System Communications, Timothy James Rostrom
Theses and Dissertations
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) have been traditionally constrained to the premises of the healthcare provider. This has limited the availability of these systems in many parts of the world and mandated major costs in infrastructure for those who employ them. Public cloud services could be a solution that eases the cost of ownership and provides greater flexibility for PACS implementations. This could make it possible to bring medical imaging services to places where it was previously unavailable and reduce the costs associated with these services for those who utilize them. Moving these systems to public cloud infrastructure requires …
Introduction Of The Tools For Economic Analysis Of Patient Management Interventions In Heart Failure Costing Tool: A User-Friendly Spreadsheet Program To Estimate Costs Of Providing Patient-Centered Interventions, 2011 University of Pennsylvania
Introduction Of The Tools For Economic Analysis Of Patient Management Interventions In Heart Failure Costing Tool: A User-Friendly Spreadsheet Program To Estimate Costs Of Providing Patient-Centered Interventions, Shelby D. Reed, Yanhong Li, Shital Kamble, Daniel Polsky, Felicia L. Graham, Margaret T. Bowers, Gregory P. Samsa, Sara Paul, Kevin A. Schulman, David J. Whellan, Barbara Riegel
School of Nursing Departmental Papers
Background—Patient-centered health care interventions, such as heart failure disease management programs, are under increasing pressure to demonstrate good value. Variability in costing methods and assumptions in economic evaluations of such interventions limit the comparability of cost estimates across studies. Valid cost estimation is critical to conducting economic evaluations and for program budgeting and reimbursement negotiations.
Methods and Results—Using sound economic principles, we developed the Tools for Economic Analysis of Patient Management Interventions in Heart Failure (TEAM-HF) Costing Tool, a spreadsheet program that can be used by researchers and health care managers to systematically generate cost estimates for economic …
Professionalism And Social Networking: Can Patients, Physicians, Nurses, And Supervisors All Be ‘Friends’?, 2011 Marshall University
Professionalism And Social Networking: Can Patients, Physicians, Nurses, And Supervisors All Be ‘Friends’?, Joy Peluchette, Katherine Karl, Alberto Coustasse, Philip Rutsohn, Dennis Emmett
Management Faculty Research
This study examines the use of Facebook by certified nurse anesthetist students. Our results showed that, contrary to expectations, most were neutral about faculty, physicians, and supervisors viewing their Facebook profiles but expressed concerns about patients seeing such information. Many (30%) of our respondents had observed unprofessional content posted on the social network sites of their classmates including: intoxication or substance abuse, profanity, sexually suggestive photos or comments, and negative work-related comments. A vast majority indicated they would accept a ‘friend’ request from their supervisor and a physician but not a patient. Surprisingly, about 40% had initiated a ‘friend’ request …
Discussion Of "Biomedical Ontologies: Toward Scientific Debate", 2011 Singapore Management University
Discussion Of "Biomedical Ontologies: Toward Scientific Debate", Brochhausen M., Burgun A., Ceusters W., Hasman A., Tze-Yun Leong, Musen M., Oliveira J., Peleg M., Rector A., Schulz S.
Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems
With these comments on the paper “Biomedical Ontologies: Toward scientific debate”, written by Victor Maojo et al., Methods of Information in Medicine wants to stimulate a discussion on advantages and challenges of biomedical ontologies. An international group of experts have been invited by the editor of Methods to comment on this paper. Each of the invited commentaries forms one section of this paper.
Advances In Information And Communication Technology (Ict): Issues, Challenges And Opportunities For Health Care Professionals, 2011 Aga Khan University
Advances In Information And Communication Technology (Ict): Issues, Challenges And Opportunities For Health Care Professionals, Waris Qidwai
Department of Family Medicine
No abstract provided.
Toward Collaborative Print Retention, 2011 Johns Hopkins University
Toward Collaborative Print Retention, Sue Woodson, Steven Douglas, Todd J. Puccio, Karen Grigg, Sylvia Mcaphee, Jan Orick, Martha Whaley, Mary Willams, Sheila Snow-Croft
HPD Library Presentations, Speeches, Lectures, Posters, Events, etc.
Background: :In order to serve the many member libraries who were faced with the loss of space and the subsequent need to downsize and discard print collections in a very short time, the NN/LM SE/A formed a task force on print retention in the spring of 2010. This group carried on online discussions and met twice between the Spring of 2010 and The Spring of 2011. The task force recommended, among other things, that a committee be formed to identify the potential for a collaborative print retention project in the region, develop educational resources on the topic of print retention, …
Applying Inventory Control Practices Within The Sisters Of Mercy Health Care Supply Chain, 2011 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Applying Inventory Control Practices Within The Sisters Of Mercy Health Care Supply Chain, Server Apras
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
This research lays a foundation for the better understanding of the application and acceptance of more advanced inventory control practices within the health care supply chain. The demand characteristics and optimal control policies for pharmaceutical items within a multi-echelon provider network are examined within the framework of a case study. Demand forecasting algorithms were applied to forecast demand for inventory control procedures. A spreadsheet-based inventory planning tool was used to minimize the inventory holding and ordering costs subject to fill rate constraints. The costs of inventory control models are compared to the current ordering and inventory control strategies to document …
Addressing The Challenges Of Reporting On Childhood Asthma In A Changing Health Care System: Building Better Evidence For High Performance, 2011 George Washington University
Addressing The Challenges Of Reporting On Childhood Asthma In A Changing Health Care System: Building Better Evidence For High Performance, Meagan Lyon, Anne Rossier Markus, Maya Tuchman Gerstein, Sara J. Rosenbaum
Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative
Childhood asthma is a serious and costly chronic disease that burdens children and families as well as the health care systems that serve them. A key element to improving asthma outcomes is access to timely and useful data that can improve the quality of care and inform programs and policies to best serve those communities most burdened by asthma. This Policy Brief examines the nation’s data collection framework for childhood asthma and considers steps that might be taken to strengthen it, including the development, collection and refinement of community-level data to inform local health care systems. Through a review of …
A System For De-Identifying Medical Message Board Text, 2011 University of Pennsylvania
A System For De-Identifying Medical Message Board Text, Adrian Benton, Shawndra Hill, Lyle Ungar, Annie Chung, Charles Leonard, Cristin Freeman, John. H. Holmes
Operations, Information and Decisions Papers
There are millions of public posts to medical message boards by users seeking support and information on a wide range of medical conditions. It has been shown that these posts can be used to gain a greater understanding of patients’ experiences and concerns. As investigators continue to explore large corpora of medical discussion board data for research purposes, protecting the privacy of the members of these online communities becomes an important challenge that needs to be met. Extant entity recognition methods used for more structured text are not sufficient because message posts present additional challenges: the posts contain many typographical …
Baseline Data For Maine Pediatric And Family Practices From Arra-Funded Hit Ambulatory Practice Survey Data, 2011 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service
Baseline Data For Maine Pediatric And Family Practices From Arra-Funded Hit Ambulatory Practice Survey Data, Kimberley S. Fox Mpa
Population Health & Health Policy
No abstract provided.
Natural Supplements For H1n1 Influenza: Retrospective Observational Infodemiology Study Of Information And Search Activity On The Internet, 2011 University of Pennsylvania
Natural Supplements For H1n1 Influenza: Retrospective Observational Infodemiology Study Of Information And Search Activity On The Internet, Shawndra Hill, Jun Mao, Lyle Ungar, Sean Hennessy, Charles. E. Leonard, John. H. Holmes
Operations, Information and Decisions Papers
Background: As the incidence of H1N1 increases, the lay public may turn to the Internet for information about natural supplements for prevention and treatment.
Objective: Our objective was to identify and characterize websites that provide information about herbal and natural supplements with information about H1N1 and to examine trends in the public’s behavior in searching for information about supplement use in preventing or treating H1N1.
Methods: This was a retrospective observational infodemiology study of indexed websites and Internet search activity over the period January 1, 2009, through November 15, 2009. The setting is the Internet as indexed by Google with …