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3C TIC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Communicatio     Open Access  
Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Journalism and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
African Journal of Information and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ambitos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Semiotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Anagrama     Open Access  
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
Andharupa : Journal of Visual Communication Design & Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis / Studia de Cultura     Open Access  
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of the International Communication Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Anuario electrónico de estudios en Comunicación Social "Disertaciones"     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Área Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
At-Tabsyir : Jurnal Komunikasi Penyiaran Islam     Open Access  
Atatürk İletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Auditory Perception & Cognition     Hybrid Journal  
Augmentative and Alternative Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Avatares de la Comunicación y la Cultura     Open Access  
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Baltic Screen Media Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Borderlands Journal : Culture, Politics, Law and Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
C&SC - Communication & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Communication     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Journal of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Church, Communication and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comedy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital     Open Access  
Communicatio : South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Communication & Language at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Communication & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
communication +1     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (CMAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication and the Public     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communication Cultures in Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Communication et organisation     Open Access  
Communication et Professionnalisation     Open Access  
Communication Papers : Media Literacy & Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Communication Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal  
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Communication, technologies et développement     Open Access  
Communications in Mobile Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Communiquer : Revue de communication sociale et publique     Open Access  
Computational Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunicação & Educação     Open Access  
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicació. Revista de recerca i d'anàlisi     Open Access  
Comunicación     Open Access  
Comunicación y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Comunicación y Género     Open Access  
Comunicación y Medios     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicación y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comunicar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conexión     Open Access  
Connections     Open Access  
Connections : A Journal of Language, Media and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Contratexto     Open Access  
Convergence The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Creative Artist : A Journal of Theatre and Media Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cryptography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de H Ideas     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Informacion     Open Access  
Cuadernos.info     Open Access  
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Digithum     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Discourse, Context & Media     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Distúrbios da Comunicação     Open Access  
Dixit     Open Access  
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Doxa Comunicación : Revista interdisciplinar de estudios de Comunicación y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
e-learning and education (eleed)     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Entreculturas : Revista de Traducción y Comunicación Intercultural     Open Access  
ESSACHESS : Journal for Communication Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Etudes de communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 393)
Explorations in Media Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fibreculture Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
FLEKS : Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Toruniensia     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Framework : The Journal of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Fronteiras - estudos midiáticos     Open Access  
Frontiers in Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Human Dynamics     Open Access  
Genre en séries. Cinéma, télévision, médias     Open Access  
Gesture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Global Advances in Business Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Media and China     Open Access  
Global Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Media Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Green Letters : Studies in Ecocriticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
GSI Journals Serie C : Advancements in Information Sciences and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
GSTF Journal on Media & Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
H-ermes. Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
HERMES - Journal of Language and Communication in Business     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Historia y Comunicación Social     Open Access  
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ibérica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ícone     Open Access  
ICSES Transactions on Computer Networks and Communications     Full-text available via subscription  
IEEE Communications Standards Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society     Open Access  
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IEICE - Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
IET Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi     Open Access  
Imaging Decisions MRI     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Improntas     Open Access  
index.comunicación     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
Informal Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Informatio. Revista del Instituto de Información de la Facultad de Información y Comunicación     Open Access  
Information & Communications Technology Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Information Design Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 82)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Inquiry : Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Interaction Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Interactions : Studies in Communication & Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Broadband Cellular Communication     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Business Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies (IJCDMS)     Open Access  
International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Critical Media Literacy     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Information Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Intelligence Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Society, Culture & Language     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Telecommunications & Emerging Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journals Digital Communication and Analog Signals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Review of Communication and Marketing Mix : IROCAMM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Investigative Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
Javnost - The Public     Hybrid Journal  
Język. Komunikacja. Informacja     Open Access  
Journal for the History of Rhetoric     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Advertising Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of African Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Communications     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Argumentation in Context     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)

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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
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      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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