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027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur / Journal for Library Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Acervo : Revista do Arquivo Nacional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Against the Grain     Partially Free   (Followers: 128)
AIB Studi     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Alexandría : Revista de Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Alexandria : The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135)
American Libraries     Partially Free   (Followers: 195)
Anales de Documentacion     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Anuari de l'Observatori de Biblioteques, Llibres i Lectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANZTLA EJournal     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion Online     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archimag     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Archivaria     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Ariadne Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 155)
Art Libraries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aslib Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 153)
AtoZ : novas práticas em informação e conhecimento     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Australian Academic & Research Libraries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 92)
Australian Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 157)
Baca : Jurnal Dokumentasi dan Informasi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 45)
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 150)
Berkala Ilmu Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
Biblios     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteca Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Bibliotecas : Revista de la Escuela de Bibliotecología, Documentación e Información     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bibliotecas Universitárias : pesquisas, experiências e perspectivas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bibliotecas. Anales de Investigacion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteka     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bibliotheca Orientalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
BIBLIOTIKA : Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BiD : textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bilgi Dünyası     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 226)
Biuletyn EBIB     Open Access  
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 120)
Bridgewater Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin des bibliotheques de France     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 255)
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179)
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation     Open Access  
Children and Libraries : The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciência da Informação em Revista     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Code4Lib Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 182)
Collaborative Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 52)
Collection and Curation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
College & Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 464)
College & Research Libraries News     Partially Free   (Followers: 257)
College & Undergraduate Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 232)
Communicate : Journal of Library and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 64)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communications in Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 204)
Community & Junior College Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Cuadernos de Gestión de Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Data Curation Profiles Directory     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 218)
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Digital Library Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Digital Platform: Information Technologies in Sociocultural Sphere     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentation et bibliothèques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
e-Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Librarian     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Edulib : Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
El Profesional de la Informacion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
eLucidate     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Emerging Library & Information Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Encontros Bibli : revista eletrônica de biblioteconomia e ciência da informação     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 87)
European Science Editing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 394)
Florida Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Bibliologica     Open Access  
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 319)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Georgia Library Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Ghana Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 820)
GSI Journals Serie C : Advancements in Information Sciences and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HLA News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IASSIST Quarterly     Open Access  
Idaho Librarian     Free   (Followers: 8)
IFLA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 230)
In Monte Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
In the Library with the Lead Pipe     Open Access   (Followers: 124)
InCID : Revista de Ciência da Informação e Documentação     Open Access  
InCite     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Informaatiotutkimus     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Informação & Informação     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
Información, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informatio. Revista del Instituto de Información de la Facultad de Información y Comunicación     Open Access  
Information     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Information & Culture : A Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Information Discovery and Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Information Manager (The)     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Information Processing & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144)
Information Retrieval     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 205)
Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 186)
Information Systems Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Information Systems Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 145)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 82)
Information Technologist (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Information Technology and Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 311)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Informationspraxis     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Informationswissenschaft : Theorie, Methode und Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
iNFOTEZY     Open Access  
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 62)
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Association of School Librarianship Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
International Information & Library Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 405)
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Digital Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 81)
International Journal of Digital Library Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
International Journal of Doctoral Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 164)
International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Information Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
International Journal of Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 246)
International Journal of Library Science     Open Access   (Followers: 270)
International Journal of Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Web Portals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
International Journal on Digital Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 551)
InULA Notes : Indiana University Librarians Association     Open Access  
Investigación Bibliotecológica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JISTEM : Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
JLIS.it     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
JMIR Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1025)
Journal of Access Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives     Open Access  
Journal of Altmetrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Creative Library Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 169)
Journal of East Asian Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Education in Library and Information Science - JELIS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Electronic Publishing     Open Access   (Followers: 76)
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 232)
Journal of eScience Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 115)
Journal of Global Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health & Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 50)
Journal of Hospital Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 162)
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152)
Journal of Information and Data Management     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Information Engineering and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 791)
Journal of Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1032)
Journal of Information Studies & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Health Information Management Journal
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Number of Followers: 24  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1833-3583 - ISSN (Online) 1833-3575
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  • Evaluating data quality in the Australian and New Zealand dialysis and
           transplant registry using administrative hospital admission datasets and
           data-linkage

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      Authors: Dharmenaan Palamuthusingam, Elaine M Pascoe, Carmel M Hawley, David W Johnson, Gishan Ratnayake, Stephen McDonald, Neil Boudville, Matthew Jose, Magid Fahim
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Background: Clinical quality registries provide rich and useful data for clinical quality monitoring and research purposes but are susceptible to data quality issues that can impact their usage. Objective: This study assessed the concordance between comorbidities recorded in the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry and those in state-based hospital admission datasets. Method: All patients in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia recorded in ANZDATA as requiring chronic kidney replacement therapy (KRT) between 01/07/2000 and 31/12/2015 were linked with state-based hospital admission datasets. Coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, chronic lung disease and peripheral vascular disease recorded in ANZDATA at each annual census date were compared overall, over time and between different KRT modalities to comorbidities recorded in hospital admission datasets, as defined by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM), using both the kappa statistic and logistic regression analysis. Results: 29, 334 patients with 207,369 hospital admissions were identified. Comparison was made at census date for every patient comparison. Overall agreement was “very good” for diabetes mellitus (92%, k = 0.84) and “poor” to “fair” (21–61%, k = 0.02–0.22) for others. Diabetes mellitus recording had the highest accuracy (sensitivity 93% (±SE 0.2) and specificity 93% (±SE 0.2)), and cerebrovascular disease had the lowest (sensitivity 54% (±SE 0.2) and specificity 21% (±SE 0.3)). The false positive rates for cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease and chronic airway disease ranged between 18 and 33%. The probability of a false positive was lowest for kidney transplant patients for all comorbidities and highest for patients on haemodialysis. Conclusions and Implications: Agreement between the clinical quality registry and hospital admission datasets was variable, with the prevalence of comorbidities being higher in ANZDATA.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-06-11T09:16:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221097724
       
  • Development and implementation of an institutional enhanced recovery
           program data process

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      Authors: Mohamed A Seif, Brittany C Kruse, Cameron A Keramati, Thomas A Aloia, Ruth A Amaku, Shreyas Bhavsar, Kenneth R DeCarlo, Rose Joan D Erfe, Jarrod S Eska, Maria D Iniesta, Laura R Prakash, Tao Zhang, Vijaya Gottumukkala
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Background: With increasing implementation of enhanced recovery programs (ERPs) in clinical practice, standardised data collection and reporting have become critical in addressing the heterogeneity of metrics used for reporting outcomes. Opportunities exist to leverage electronic health record (EHR) systems to collect, analyse, and disseminate ERP data. Objectives: (i) To consolidate relevant ERP variables into a singular data universe; (ii) To create an accessible and intuitive query tool for rapid data retrieval. Method: We reviewed nine established individual team databases to identify common variables to create one standard ERP data dictionary. To address data automation, we used a third-party business intelligence tool to map identified variables within the EHR system, consolidating variables into a single ERP universe. To determine efficacy, we compared times for four experienced research coordinators to use manual, five-universe, and ERP Universe processes to retrieve ERP data for 10 randomly selected surgery patients. Results: The total times to process data variables for all 10 patients for the manual, five universe, and ERP Universe processes were 510, 111, and 76 min, respectively. Shifting from the five-universe or manual process to the ERP Universe resulted in decreases in time of 32% and 85%, respectively. Conclusion: The ERP Universe improves time spent collecting, analysing, and reporting ERP elements without increasing operational costs or interrupting workflow. Implications: Manual data abstraction places significant burden on resources. The creation of a singular instrument dedicated to ERP data abstraction greatly increases the efficiency in which clinicians and supporting staff can query adherence to an ERP protocol.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-06-11T01:58:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221095139
       
  • Performance of hospital administrative data for detection of sepsis in
           Australia: The sepsis coding and documentation (SECOND) study

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      Authors: Graeme J Duke, Maria Bishara, Steve Hirth, Lyn-Li Lim, Leon J Worth
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      BackgroundSepsis is the world’s leading cause of death and its detection from a range of data and coding sources, consistent with consensus clinical definition, is desirable.ObjectiveTo evaluate the performance of three coding definitions (explicit, implicit, and newly proposed synchronous method) for sepsis derived from administrative data compared to a clinical reference standard.MethodExtraction of administratively coded data from Australian metropolitan teaching hospital with 25,000 annual overnight admissions compared to clinical review of medical records; 313 (27.9%) randomly selected adult multi-day stay hospital separations from 1,123 separations with acute infection during July 2019. Estimated prevalence and performance metrics, including positive (PPV) and negative predictive values (NPV), and area under the receiver operator characteristic curve (ROC).ResultsClinical prevalence of sepsis was estimated at 10.7 (95% CI = 10.3–11.3) per 100 separations, and mortality rate of 11.6 (95% CI = 10.3–13.0) per 100 sepsis separations. Explicit method for case detection had high PPV (93.2%) but low NPV (55.8%) compared to the standard implicit method (74.1 and 66.3%, respectively) and proposed synchronous method (80.4% and 80.0%) compared to a standard clinical case definition. ROC for each method: 0.618 (95% CI = 0.538–0.654), 0.698 (95% CI = 0.648–0.748), and 0.802 (95% CI = 0.757–0.846), respectively.ConclusionIn hospitalised Australian patients with community-onset sepsis, the explicit method for sepsis case detection underestimated prevalence. Implicit methods were consistent with consensus definition for sepsis, and proposed synchronous method had better performance.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-06-09T01:43:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221107713
       
  • Costs of acute hospitalisation for stroke and transient ischaemic attack
           in Australia

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      Authors: Joosup Kim, Rohan Grimley, Monique F Kilkenny, Greg Cadigan, Trisha Johnston, Nadine E Andrew, Amanda G Thrift, Natasha A Lannin, Vijaya Sundararajan, Dominique A Cadilhac
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      BackgroundStroke is a high-cost condition. Detailed patient-level assessments of the costs of care received and outcomes achieved provide useful information for organisation and optimisation of the health system.ObjectivesTo describe the costs of hospital care for stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and investigate factors associated with costs.MethodsRetrospective cohort study using data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) collected between 2009 and 2013 linked to hospital administrative data and clinical costing data in Queensland. Clinical costing data include standardised assignment of costs from hospitals that contribute to the National Hospital Costing programme. Patient-level costs for each hospital admission were described according to the demographic, clinical and treatment characteristics of patients. Multivariable median regression with clustering by hospital was used to determine factors associated with greater costs.ResultsAmong 22 hospitals, clinical costing data were available for 3909 of 5522 patient admissions in the AuSCR (71%). Compared to those without clinical costing data, patients with clinical costing data were more often aged
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-06-06T09:36:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221090277
       
  • Recording our genes: Stakeholder views on genetic test results in
           networked electronic medical records

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      Authors: Megan Prictor, Maria Rychkova
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Background: In Australia, national policy prioritises the integration of clinical genetic data with networked electronic medical records (EMRs) for enhanced coordination of care and clinical decision-making. Objective: To examine the needs, privacy expectations and concerns of patients, family members, patient advocates and clinicians in relation to the use of networked EMRs for clinical genetic information. Method: Purposive sampling was used to recruit 27 participants for a semi-structured qualitative interview, primarily over Zoom. The interviews were audio and video-recorded and externally transcribed. Interview transcripts were then coded and analysed in NVivo, using an inductive thematic approach. Results: Thematic analysis revealed diverse preferences regarding genetic information access and handling across participants, with five core themes being identified: degree of access and control; central role of genetic professionals as information gatekeepers; complexities of familial implications; external risks; and law, governance and policy; all strong themes that emerged across numerous participants. Conclusion: This project yielded unprecedented and significant insights into the views, needs and concerns of key stakeholders in Australia regarding the inclusion of health-related genetic test results in networked EMRs. Implications: These findings provide a critical reference point for much-needed law reform and policy-making around genetic test results in Australia.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-05-26T06:46:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221090969
       
  • Use of linked patient data to assess the effect of Long-COVID on
           system-wide healthcare utilisation

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      Authors: Ben J Murch, Sarah E Hollier, Charlie Kenward, Richard M Wood
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Background: Within the relatively early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, there had been an awareness of the potential longer-term effects of infection (so called Long-COVID) but little was known of the ongoing demands such patients may place on healthcare services. Objective: To investigate whether COVID-19 illness is associated with increased post-acute healthcare utilisation. Method: Using linked data from primary care, secondary care, mental health and community services, activity volumes were compared across the 3 months preceding and proceeding COVID-19 diagnoses for 7,791 individuals, with a distinction made between whether or not patients were hospitalised for treatment. Differences were assessed against those of a control group containing individuals who had not received a COVID-19 diagnosis. All data were sourced from the authors’ healthcare system in South West England. Results: For hospitalised COVID-19 cases, a statistically significant increase in non-elective admissions was identified for males and females
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-05-26T06:39:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221089915
       
  • Impact of the ICD-11 on the accuracy of clinical coding in Korea

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      Authors: Hyunkyung Lee, Sukil Kim
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Background: ICD-11 was officially released at the World Health Assembly on 25 May 2019. Objective: To find effective ways to increase the accuracy of coding for diagnostic terms in Korea for a stable transition from Korean modification of ICD-10 (7th Revision of Korean Classification of Disease, KCD-7) to ICD-11. Method: A total of 27 skilled Korean health information managers performed KCD-7 and ICD-11 coding simultaneously (line coding [56]; case coding [17]). Accuracy rates and percentage agreements were calculated, and granularity and difficulty of the ICD-11 were rated by participants. Results: The average accuracy rate of line coding was 71.6 % in ICD-11 and 80.2% in KCD-7, which was similar to results in other studies. The mean percentage agreements for ICD-11 and KCD-7 for line coding were 64.2% and 72.1%, respectively; while for case coding it was 15.3% and 26.6%. Selection criteria for the case scenarios may have influenced the low agreements in case coding. Cluster coding, changes of terms in ICD-11 and removal of codes used in ICD-10 contributed to low agreement in ICD-11 (46.6% of participants reported that granularity of ICD-11 was similar to ICD-10, while 36.9% reported that ICD-11 had finer granularity). In terms of difficulty, 15.3% of participants found line coding difficult and 10.9% found case coding difficult. Conclusion: Provision of more detailed reference guidelines and efficient training for coding professionals by the World Health Organization would enable ICD-11 to be an excellent tool for gathering relevant information about diseases in Korea.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-05-26T05:48:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221095147
       
  • Comprehensiveness, accuracy, quality, credibility and readability of
           online information about knee osteoarthritis

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      Authors: Anthony J Goff, Christian J Barton, Mark Merolli, Andre Shi Zhang Quah, Caleb Ki-Cheong Hoe, Danilo De Oliveira Silva
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      BackgroundPeople are increasingly using the Internet to retrieve health information about chronic musculoskeletal conditions, yet content can be inaccurate and of variable quality.ObjectiveTo summarise (i) comprehensiveness, (ii) accuracy and clarity, iii) quality of information about treatment choices, (iv) credibility and (v) readability of online information about knee osteoarthritis.MethodSystematic appraisal of website content. Searches for “knee osteoarthritis” and “knee arthritis” were performed using Google and Bing (October 2020). The top 20 URLs of each search were screened for eligibility. Comprehensiveness, accuracy and clarity of content were matched against 14 pre-defined topic descriptors. DISCERN and HONcode were used to measure quality of information about treatment choices and website credibility, respectively. Flesch Reading Ease and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level tests were used to assess readability.ResultsThirty-five websites were included. Websites were generally comprehensive (median, range = 12, 0–14/14) with descriptors available for 67% (n = 330/490) of topics across all websites, but only 35% (n = 116/330) were accurate and clear. Quality of information about treatment choices was generally low (median DISCERN score, range = 40, 16–56/80). Credibility descriptors were present for 65% (n = 181/280) of items, with 81% (n = 146/181) of descriptors being clear. Median Flesch reading ease was 53 (range = 21–74), and Flesch-Kincaid grade level was 8 (range = 5–11).ConclusionFew websites provide accurate and clear content aligned to key research evidence. Quality of information about treatment choices was poor, with large variation in comprehensiveness, credibility and readability.ImplicationsCareful consideration is required by clinicians to identify what online information people with knee osteoarthritis have accessed and to address misinformed beliefs.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-05-25T10:02:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221090579
       
  • Electronic health records post-implementation challenges in selected
           hospitals: A qualitative study in the Central Region of southern Ghana

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      Authors: Nathan K Mensah, Richard O Boadu, Godwin Adzakpah, Obed U Lasim, Ruth D Amuakwa, Hannah B Taylor-Abdulai, Samuel T Chatio
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      BackgroundElectronic health records (EHRs) are useful tools in healthcare settings but implementation in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) face challenges.ObjectiveTo explore post-implementation challenges affecting the deployment of EHRs and their use in selected health facilities in Ghana.MethodUsing a qualitative research approach, 21 in-depth interviews were conducted with health workers in two hospitals in the study area in Ghana, in February and June 2020. Purposive sampling was used to select participants. All interviews were audio recorded, transcribed, and coded into themes using QSR Nvivo12 software to aid thematic analyses.ResultsPost-implementation challenges were grouped into lack of technological, logistical and managerial support, and inadequate training. Inadequate equipment was the most reported post-implementation challenge that affected EHR use. Unreliable Internet and network connectivity was a source of frustration, which caused staff to develop negative attitudes towards use of the system. Lack of funding stalled implementation of the system and limited its use to critical care units only. It was also the reason replacement of equipment delayed.ConclusionWhile EHR post-implementation challenges facing health facilities are surmountable, managerial support, backed with the requisite logistical and technical support is needed. It is not enough to rely on funding; health institutions should prioritise emerging EHR post-implementation challenges in their operating budgets.ImplicationsA national framework is needed to guide effective and sustainable EHR implementation across the country.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-05-15T03:02:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221096899
       
  • The suitability of government health information assets for secondary use
           in research: A fit-for-purpose analysis

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      Authors: Merilyn Riley, Kerin Robinson, Monique F Kilkenny, Sandra G Leggat
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      BackgroundGovernments have responsibility for ensuring the quality and fitness-for-purpose of personal health data provided to them. While these health information assets are used widely for research, this secondary usage has received minimal research attention.ObjectiveThis study aimed to investigate the secondary uses, in research, of population health and administrative datasets (information assets) of the Department of Health (DoH), Victoria, Australia. The objectives were to (i) identify research based on these datasets published between 2008 and 2020; (ii) describe the data quality studies published between 2008 and 2020 for each dataset and (iii) evaluate “fitness-for-purpose” of the published research.MethodUsing a modified scoping review, research publications from 2008 to 2020 based on information assets related to health service provision and containing person-level data were reviewed. Publications were summarised by data quality and purpose-categories based on a taxonomy of data use. Fitness-for-purpose was evaluated by comparing the publicly stated purpose(s) for which each information asset was collected, with the purpose(s) assigned to the published research.ResultsOf the>1000 information assets, 28 were utilised in 756 publications: 54% were utilised for general research purposes, 14% for patient safety, 10% for quality of care and 39% included data quality-related publications. Almost 85% of publications used information assets that were fit-for-purpose.ConclusionThe DoH information assets were used widely for secondary purposes, with the majority identified as fit-for-purpose. We recommend that data custodians, including governments, provide information on data quality and transparency on data use of their health information assets.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-04-26T05:44:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583221078377
       
  • The historiography of a profession: The societal and political drivers of
           the health information management profession in Australia

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      Authors: Kerin Robinson, Simon Barraclough, Elizabeth Cummings, Rick Iedema
      Abstract: Health Information Management Journal, Ahead of Print.
      Health information permeates healthcare delivery from point-of-care, across the continuum of care and throughout the healthcare system’s policy, population health, research, planning and funding arenas. Health information managers (HIMs) expertly manage that information. This commentary theorises the health information management profession for the first time. Its purpose is to identify and contextualise, via a historiographical account, the societal and political drivers that have shaped contemporary Australian health information management and HIMs’ scientific work. It seeks to build our knowledge of the socio-political influences on the profession’s emergence and development, and the projected drivers of its future. Eight critical, socio-political drivers were identified and are addressed in temporaneous order. Scientific medicine has reflected the influences on medicine in the past century and a half of the medical record and other technologies, laboratory-based sciences, evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health. Standardisation has underpinned and guided the profession’s practice. The hegemony of non-medical healthcare managers and resource- and performance-related accountabilities emerged in the 1960s, as did the efficiencies of bureaucratisation in healthcare and post-bureaucratic shifts to textualisation and technogovernance. Technologisation has driven constant change in health information management, as have the forces of the fast-paced risk society. Since the 1980s, the health consumer movement has propelled regulatory mechanisms that accord patients’ access rights to their medical records and mandate information privacy protections. Finally, a nascent commodification of health information has emerged. These forces exert ongoing impacts on the profession. They will, we conclude, singularly and collectively continue to shape its discourses and direction.
      Citation: Health Information Management Journal
      PubDate: 2022-03-18T02:00:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/18333583211070336
       
 
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