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ACI Open     Open Access  
Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 22)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Healthcare Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Dual Diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Medical Education and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Advances in Nursing Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Advances in Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
American Journal of Managed Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Analytical Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Health Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Primary Health     Hybrid Journal  
Australian Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 350)
Avicenna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BJR     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Leader     Hybrid Journal  
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
British Journal of Healthcare Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
British Journal of Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 297)
British Journal of School Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bruce R Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Building Better Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Medical Record English Edition     Hybrid Journal  
CIN : Computers Informatics Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Audit     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinics and Practice     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Community Based Medical Journal     Open Access  
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Nurse : A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Critical Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Das Gesundheitswesen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Dental Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
DoctorConsult - The Journal. Wissen für Klinik und Praxis     Full-text available via subscription  
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
East and Central African Journal of Surgery     Open Access  
Éducation thérapeutique du patient     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
eGEMs     Open Access  
Emergency Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Enfermería Clínica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Escola Anna Nery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Research in Telemedicine / La Recherche Européenne en Télémédecine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidence-Based Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family Practice Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Focus on Health Professional Education : A Multi-disciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future Hospital Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gastrointestinal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Geron     Full-text available via subscription  
Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Action     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Health Management Journal (GHMJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Journal of Hospital Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Handbook of Practice Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health and Interprofessional Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Care Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Health Expectations     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Facilities Management     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health Informatics Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health Information Science and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Reform Observer : Observatoire des Réformes de Santé     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Science Journal of Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare : The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Management Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Healthcare Risk Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
HealthcarePapers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hospital     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hospital a Domicilio     Open Access  
Hospital Medicine Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Peer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Hospital Pharmacy     Partially Free   (Followers: 18)
Hospital Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Practices and Research     Open Access  
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Factors : The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
ICU Director     Hybrid Journal  
Ids Practice Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Pulse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Independent Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Index de Enfermeria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Indian Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informatics for Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INQUIRY : The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Care Coordination     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Health Economics and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Planning and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Hospital Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Palliative Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
International Journal of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Research in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Disability and Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Irish Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JAAPA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Jaffna Medical Journal     Open Access  
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal for Healthcare Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Advanced Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 251)
Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Aging and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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Health Informatics Journal
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Number of Followers: 28  
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ISSN (Print) 1460-4582 - ISSN (Online) 1741-2811
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  • Corrigendum to “Enhancing vessel visibility in fundus images to aid the
           diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity”
    • Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.

      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-05-03T08:35:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211015648
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Patients’ perceptions of using artificial intelligence (AI)-based
           technology to comprehend radiology imaging data
    • Authors: Zhan Zhang, Daniel Citardi, Dakuo Wang, Yegin Genc, Juan Shan, Xiangmin Fan
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Results of radiology imaging studies are not typically comprehensible to patients. With the advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology in recent years, it is expected that AI technology can aid patients’ understanding of radiology imaging data. The aim of this study is to understand patients’ perceptions and acceptance of using AI technology to interpret their radiology reports. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 13 participants to elicit reflections pertaining to the use of AI technology in radiology report interpretation. A thematic analysis approach was employed to analyze the interview data. Participants have a generally positive attitude toward using AI-based systems to comprehend their radiology reports. AI is perceived to be particularly useful in seeking actionable information, confirming the doctor’s opinions, and preparing for the consultation. However, we also found various concerns related to the use of AI in this context, such as cyber-security, accuracy, and lack of empathy. Our results highlight the necessity of providing AI explanations to promote people’s trust and acceptance of AI. Designers of patient-centered AI systems should employ user-centered design approaches to address patients’ concerns. Such systems should also be designed to promote trust and deliver concerning health results in an empathetic manner to optimize the user experience.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-29T09:38:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211011215
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • GLAUDIA: A predicative system for glaucoma diagnosis in mass scanning
    • Authors: Yasser Omar, Mohamed Abd-ElSalam ElSheikh, Rania Hodhod
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Glaucoma is a serious eye disease characterized by dysfunction and loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) which can eventually lead to loss of vision. Robust mass screening may help to extend the symptom-free life for the affected patients. The retinal optic nerve fiber layer can be assessed using optical coherence tomography, scanning laser polarimetry (SLP), and Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT) scanning methods which, unfortunately, are expensive methods and hence, a novel automated glaucoma diagnosis system is needed. This paper proposes a new model for mass screening that aims to decrease the false negative rate (FNR). The model is based on applying nine different machine learning techniques in a majority voting model. The top five techniques that provide the highest accuracy will be used to build a consensus ensemble to make the final decision. The results from applying both models on a dataset with 499 records show a decrease in the accuracy rate from 90% to 83% and a decrease in false negative rate (FNR) from 8% to 0% for majority voting and consensus model, respectively. These results indicate that the proposed model can reduce FNR dramatically while maintaining a reasonable overall accuracy which makes it suitable for mass screening.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-29T09:38:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211009276
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Serious games for Parkinson’s Disease management as implemented in
           PROPHETIC platform
    • Authors: Marilena Tarousi, Michail Sarafidis, Thelma Androutsou, Ourania Manta, Olympia Giannakopoulou, Georgia Koutsouri, Francisco Ibáñez, Ioannis Kouris, Eleftheria Vellidou, Dimitrios Koutsouris
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      In this paper, we describe the serious games, integrated into PROPHETIC which is an innovating personal healthcare service for a holistic remote management of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. The main objective of the three developed serious games is to allow health professionals to remotely monitor and appraise the overall physical status of their patients. The significant benefits for the patients, making use of this platform, is the improvement of their engagement, empowerment and, consequently, the provision of education about their condition and its management. The design of the serious games was based on the clinical needs derived from the literature and their primary target is to assess and record specific physical capabilities of the patient. All the games scores and the recorded parameters are gathered and also presented to the clinicians, offering them a precise overview of the patient’s motor status and the possibility to modify the therapeutic plan, if required.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-27T07:42:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211011231
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Blockchain for drug traceability: Architectures and open challenges
    • Authors: Mueen Uddin, Khaled Salah, Raja Jayaraman, Sasa Pesic, Samer Ellahham
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Pharmaceutical supply chain (PSC) consists of multiple stakeholders including raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, regulatory authorities, pharmacies, hospitals, and patients. The complexity of product and transaction flows in PSC requires an effective traceability system to determine the current and all previous product ownerships. In addition, digitizing track and trace process provides significant benefit for regulatory oversight and ensures product safety. Blockchain-based drug traceability offers a potential solution to create a distributed shared data platform for an immutable, trustworthy, accountable and transparent system in the PSC. In this paper, we present an overview of product traceability issues in the PSC and envisage how blockchain technology can provide effective provenance, track and trace solution to mitigate counterfeit medications. We propose two potential blockchain based decentralized architectures, Hyperledger Fabric and Besu to meet critical requirements for drug traceability such as privacy, trust, transparency, security, authorization and authentication, and scalability. We propose, discuss, and compare two potential blockchain architectures for drug traceability. We identify and discuss several open research challenges related to the application of blockchain technology for drug traceability. The proposed blockchain architectures provide a valuable roadmap for Health Informatics researchers to build and deploy an end-to-end solution for the pharmaceutical industry.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-26T05:52:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211011228
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • An evaluation of an electronic audit and feedback system for patient
           safety in a tertiary hospital setting: A study protocol
    • Authors: James Soresi, Kevin Murray, Theresa Marshall, David B Preen
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      An electronic audit and feedback (e-A&F) system was developed to support healthcare providers’ awareness of their own performance, improve delivery of care and ultimately the safety of patients while in hospital. The point-of-care e-A&F system provides healthcare providers, from a 600-bed tertiary hospital in Western Australia, with near real-time feedback via web-based dashboards. The aim of this evaluation is to determine the implications of e-A&F across multiple dimensions and domains of care in a tertiary hospital setting. The study also aims to address the paucity in the literature by validating hypothesised design and implementation mechanisms on its effectiveness. Key datasets to be examined include those related to patient outcomes, staff behaviour and costs. Quantitative methods, such as interrupted time series analysis and multiple logistic regression analysis, amongst other methods, will be employed to achieve these aims.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-24T06:33:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211009919
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Health consumers’ social media adoption behaviours in Australia
    • Authors: Irfanuzzaman Khan, Md Abu Saleh, Ali Quazi, Raechel Johns
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      This research identifies the underlying drivers impacting on health consumers’ social media usage and acceptance behaviours using technology acceptance model (TAM) as the theoretical lens. A cross-sectional survey of 265 health consumers was conducted through a mall intercept technique. Participants in the survey were over the age of 18 and had access to a public or private healthcare service provider. The data were analysed using structural equation modelling (SEM). The major findings show that perceived ease of use, privacy threat, information quality, social influence and self-efficacy influence health consumers’ social media adoption behaviours. Perceived usefulness was not found to affect health consumers’ social media adoption behaviours. The moderation analysis showed that influences of privacy threats are non-significant for mature age respondents and non-frequent users of social media. This study’s findings have important implications for designing social media strategies for the healthcare industry. The drivers that positively impact on health consumers’ social media usages can be integrated into meaningful strategies to capture the attention of potential consumers. They need to be educated, informed and engaged as health consumers so that they employ social media effectively to their advantage.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-23T06:54:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211009917
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Data and optimisation requirements for Kidney Exchange Programs
    • Authors: Bart Smeulders, William Pettersson, Ana Viana, Tommy Andersson, Catarina Bolotinha, Pavel Chromy, Margherita Gentile, Karine Hadaya, Aline Hemke, Xenia Klimentova, Dirk Kuypers, David Manlove, Matthew Robb, Antonij Slavcev, Paolo Tubertini, María O. Valentin, Joris van de Klundert, Paolo Ferrari
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Kidney Exchange Programs (KEP) are valuable tools to increase the options of living donor kidney transplantation for patients with end-stage kidney disease with an immunologically incompatible live donor. Maximising the benefits of a KEP requires an information system to manage data and to optimise transplants. The data input specifications of the systems that relate to key information on blood group and Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) types and HLA antibodies are crucial in order to maximise the number of identified matched pairs while minimising the risk of match failures due to unanticipated positive crossmatches. Based on a survey of eight national and one transnational kidney exchange program, we discuss data requirements for running a KEP. We note large variations in the data recorded by different KEPs, reflecting varying medical practices. Furthermore, we describe how the information system supports decision making throughout these kidney exchange programs.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-21T06:27:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211009918
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • A pilot comparison of medical records sensitivity perspectives of patients
           with behavioral health conditions and healthcare providers
    • Authors: Hiral Soni, Julia Ivanova, Adela Grando, Anita Murcko, Darwyn Chern, Christy Dye, Mary Jo Whitfield
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      This pilot study compares medical record data sensitivity (e.g., depression is sensitive) and categorization perspective (e.g., depression categorized as mental health information) of patients with behavioral health conditions and healthcare providers using a mixed-methods approach employing patient’s own EHR. Perspectives of 25 English- and Spanish-speaking patients were compared with providers. Data categorization comparisons resulted in 66.3% agreements, 14.5% partial agreements, and 19.3% disagreements. Sensitivity comparisons obtained 54.5% agreement, 11.9% partial agreement, and 33.6% disagreements. Patients and providers disagreed in classification of genetic data, mental health, drug abuse, and physical health information. Factors influencing patients’ sensitivity determination were sensitive category comprehension, own experience, stigma towards category labels (e.g., drug abuse), and perception of information applicability (e.g., alcohol dependency). Knowledge of patients’ sensitivity perceptions and reconciliation with providers could expedite the development of granular and personalized consent technology.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-21T06:25:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211009925
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Overall health information exposure, its barriers and impacts on attitude
           toward healthcare among cancer patients. The long-term aftermath of the
           2011 triple disaster in Fukushima, Japan: A single institution
           cross-sectional study
    • Authors: Akihiko Ozaki, Michio Murakami, Shuhei Nomura, Toyoaki Sawano, Masaharu Tsubokura, Kyoko Ono, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Manabu Tsukada, Kazue Yamaoka, Yoshinori Nakata, Hiromichi Ohira
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Disasters can hinder access to health information among cancer patients. However, little is known regarding overall health information exposure (HIE), its barriers and its impacts on attitudes toward healthcare among cancer patients in the long-term aftermath of disasters. The aims of this study were threefold: assess the extent of HIE; identify associations between family composition and a non-engagement with HIE; and examine the effects of HIE on attitudes toward healthcare among local cancer patients—5 years after the 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster) in Fukushima, Japan. We conducted self-administered surveys with all cancer and non-cancer surgery department outpatients at Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital (MMGH), Minamisoma City, from October 2016 to January 2017. In total, 404 patients (263 cancer patients and 141 non-cancer patients) voluntarily participated in the study. The results revealed that a regular level of HIE occurred among 90.5% of the cancer patients. In cancer patients, family composition was not significantly associated with HIE, and HIE was not associated with attitude toward healthcare. In conclusion, most cancer patients visiting the MMGH surgical department were regularly engaged in HIE.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-21T04:34:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1460458221996420
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Eliminating the gap between the use of assistive technologies and the
           inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in leisure activities
    • Authors: Ioanna Dratsiou, Maria Metaxa, Evangelia Romanopoulou, Foteini Dolianiti, Dimitris Spachos, Panagiotis D Bamidis
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and Assistive Technologies (AT) can support people with Down Syndrome (PDS) and Intellectual Disabilities (PID) in increasing their self-confidence and independence, enhancing skills, and competences, participating in leisure activities. For families of PDS/PID, professionals, non-formal caregivers and volunteers, the challenge is to appreciate the benefits of ICT Tools in promoting inclusion. The aim of this study is to present the interdisciplinary and multidimensional scope of the DS Leisure project aiming at promoting the inclusion of PDS/PID through innovative ICT tools and their participation in inclusive leisure activities. Particularly, 24 individuals were asked to assess the global satisfaction and performance of PDS/PID, as well as the exploitation of ICT tools. Findings suggested that PDS/PID specific social, decision-making, and communication skills were significantly improved after their participation in the Experiential Activity and the e-Training platform was positively rated and considered a constructive learning experience.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-20T10:45:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211005004
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Automated caries detection with smartphone color photography using machine
    • Authors: Duc Long Duong, Malitha Humayun Kabir, Rong Fu Kuo
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Untreated caries is significant problem that affected billion people over the world. Therefore, the appropriate method and accuracy of caries detection in clinical decision-making in dental practices as well as in oral epidemiology or caries research, are required urgently. The aim of this study was to introduce a computational algorithm that can automate recognize carious lesions on tooth occlusal surfaces in smartphone images according to International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS). From a group of extracted teeth, 620 unrestored molars/premolars were photographed using smartphone. The obtained images were evaluated for caries diagnosis with the ICDAS II codes, and were labeled into three classes: “No Surface Change” (NSC); “Visually Non-Cavitated” (VNC); “Cavitated” (C). Then, a two steps detection scheme using Support Vector Machine (SVM) has been proposed: “C versus (VNC + NSC)” classification, and “VNC versus NSC” classification. The accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of best model were 92.37%, 88.1%, and 96.6% for “C versus (VNC + NSC),” whereas they were 83.33%, 82.2%, and 66.7% for “VNC versus NSC.” Although the proposed SVM system required further improvement and verification, with the data only imaged from the smartphone, it performed an auspicious potential for clinical diagnostics with reasonable accuracy and minimal cost.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-17T05:44:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211007530
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Towards optimising chronic kidney disease detection and management in
           primary care: Underlying theory and protocol for technology development
           using an Integrated Knowledge Translation approach
    • Authors: Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Karyn Alexander, Ruby Biezen, Julia Jones, Barbara Hunter, Jon Emery, Natalie Lumsden, Douglas Boyle, Jane Gunn, Rita McMorrow, Megan Prictor, Mark Taylor, Christine Hallinan, Patty Chondros, Edward Janus, Jennifer McIntosh, Craig Nelson
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Worldwide, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), directly or indirectly, causes more than 2.4 million deaths annually with symptoms generally presenting late in the disease course. Clinical guidelines support the early identification and treatment of CKD to delay progression and improve clinical outcomes. This paper reports the protocol for the codesign, implementation and evaluation of a technological platform called Future Health Today (FHT), a software program that aims to optimise early detection and management of CKD in general practice. FHT aims to optimise clinical decision making and reduce practice variation by translating evidence into practice in real time and as a part of quality improvement activities. This protocol describes the co-design and plans for implementation and evaluation of FHT in two general practices invited to test the prototype over 12 months. Service design thinking has informed the design phase and mixed methods will evaluate outcomes following implementation of FHT. Through systematic application of co-design with service users, clinicians and digital technologists, FHT attempts to avoid the pitfalls of past studies that have failed to accommodate the complex requirements and dynamics that can arise between researchers and service users and improve chronic disease management through use of health information technology.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-15T08:56:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211008227
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Study of EHR-mediated workflows using ethnography and process mining
    • Authors: M Adela Grando, Vaishak Vellore, Benjamin J Duncan, David R Kaufman, Stephanie K Furniss, Bradley N Doebbeling, Karl A Poterack, Timothy Miksch, Richard A Helmers
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Rapid ethnography and data mining approaches have been used individually to study clinical workflows, but have seldom been used together to overcome the limitations inherent in either type of method. For rapid ethnography, how reliable are the findings drawn from small samples' For data mining, how accurate are the discoveries drawn from automatic analysis of big data, when compared with observable data' This paper explores the combined use of rapid ethnography and process mining, aka ethno-mining, to study and compare metrics of a typical clinical documentation task, vital signs charting. The task was performed with different electronic health records (EHRs) used in three different hospital sites. The individual methods revealed substantial discrepancies in task duration between sites. Specifically, means of 159.6(78.55), 38.2(34.9), and 431.3(283.04) seconds were captured with rapid ethnography. When process mining was used, means of 518.6(3,808), 345.5(660.6), and 119.74(210.3) seconds were found. When ethno-mining was applied instead, outliers could be identified, explained and removed. Without outliers, mean task duration was similar between sites (78.1(66.7), 72.5(78.5), and 71.7(75) seconds). Results from this work suggest that integrating rapid ethnography and data mining into a single process may provide more meaningful results than a siloed approach when studying of workflow.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-15T08:56:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211008210
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Integrating multiple blockchains to support distributed personal health
    • Authors: Alex Roehrs, Cristiano A da Costa, Rodrigo R Righi, André H Mayer, Valter F da Silva, José R Goldim, Douglas C Schmidt
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Blockchain technologies have evolved in recent years, as have the use of personal health record (PHR) data. Initially, only the financial domain benefited from Blockchain technologies. Due to efficient distribution format and data integrity security, however, these technologies have demonstrated potential in other areas, such as PHR data in the healthcare domain. Applying Blockchain to PHR data faces different challenges than applying it to financial transactions via crypto-currency. To propose and discuss an architectural model of a Blockchain platform named “OmniPHR Multi-Blockchain” to address key challenges associated with geographical distribution of PHR data. We analyzed the current literature to identify critical barriers faced when applying Blockchain technologies to distribute PHR data. We propose an architecture model and describe a prototype developed to evaluate and address these challenges. The OmniPHR Multi-Blockchain architecture yielded promising results for scenarios involving distributed PHR data. The project demonstrated a viable and beneficial alternative for processing geographically distributed PHR data with performance comparable with conventional methods. Blockchain’s implementation tools have evolved, but the domain of healthcare still faces many challenges concerning distribution and interoperability. This study empirically demonstrates an alternative architecture that enables the distributed processing of PHR data via Blockchain technologies.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-15T08:56:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211007546
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • The appropriateness of clinical decision support systems alerts in
           supporting clinical workflows: A systematic review
    • Authors: Olufisayo Olusegun Olakotan, Maryati Mohd Yusof
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      A CDSS generates a high number of inappropriate alerts that interrupt the clinical workflow. As a result, clinicians silence, disable, or ignore alerts, thereby undermining patient safety. Therefore, the effectiveness and appropriateness of CDSS alerts need to be evaluated. A systematic review was carried out to identify the factors that affect CDSS alert appropriateness in supporting clinical workflow. Seven electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, ACM, Science Direct, IEEE, Ovid Medline, and Ebscohost) were searched for English language articles published between 1997 and 2018. Seventy six papers met the inclusion criteria, of which 26, 24, 15, and 11 papers are retrospective cohort, qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies, respectively. The review highlights various factors influencing the appropriateness and efficiencies of CDSS alerts. These factors are categorized into technology, human, organization, and process aspects using a combination of approaches, including socio-technical framework, five rights of CDSS, and Lean. Most CDSS alerts were not properly designed based on human factor methods and principles, explaining high alert overrides in clinical practices. The identified factors and recommendations from the review may offer valuable insights into how CDSS alerts can be designed appropriately to support clinical workflow.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-15T08:55:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211007536
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Factors affecting the manual linking of clinical progress notes to
           problems in daily clinical practice: A retrospective quantitative analysis
           and cross sectional survey
    • Authors: Felix Cillessen, Pieter de Vries Robbé, Hans Bor, Marion Biermans
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      This cross sectional study examines how patient characteristics, doctor characteristics, and doctors’ education and attitudes affect the extent to which doctors link progress notes to clinical problems. The independent effects of patient characteristics on the linking of notes was examined with a mixed model logistic regression. The effects of doctor characteristics and doctors’ education and attitudes on the link ratio was analyzed with univariate analysis of variance. A survey was used to obtain arguments and attitudes on linking notes. For “patient characteristics”, the odds of linking increased with an increase in the number of problems or hospital days, decreased, with an increase in the number of involved doctors, medical specialties or the number of notes. For “doctor characteristics”, the link ratio increased with more work experience. For “doctors’ education and attitudes”, the link ratio increased with more familiarity in linking notes and belief in the added value of problem oriented charting. “Overview” was the most cited reason for linking; “I don’t know how” the most cited reason for not linking. There is a huge variation within and between all disciplines. Important arguments, for and against, are found. Recommendations for policymakers and medical leadership are given to maximize the benefits.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-10T12:35:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211007534
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • Deep learning based analysis of sentiment dynamics in online cancer
           community forums: An experience
    • Authors: Athira Balakrishnan, Sumam Mary Idicula, Josette Jones
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      Online health communities (OHC) provide various opportunities for patients with chronic or life-threatening illnesses, especially for cancer patients and survivors. A better understanding of the sentiment dynamics of patients in OHCs can help in the precise formulation of the needs during their treatment. The current study investigated the sentiment dynamics in patients’ narratives in a Breast Cancer community group ( to identify the changes in emotions, thoughts, stress, and coping mechanisms while undergoing treatment options, particularly chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Sentiment dynamics of users’ posts was performed using a deep learning model. A sentiment change analysis was performed to measure change in the satisfaction level of the users. The deep learning model BiLSTM with sentiment embedding features provided a better F1-score of 91.9%. Sentiment dynamics can assess the difference in satisfaction level the users acquire by interacting with other users in the forum. A comparison of the proposed model with existing models revealed the effectiveness of this methodology.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-09T06:55:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211007537
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
  • ROTA: A system for automated scheduling of nursing duties in a tertiary
           teaching hospital in south India
    • Authors: Brayal D’Souza, Shreyas Suresh Rao, Chepudira Ganapathy Muthana, Reshmi Bhageerathy, Nikitha Apuri, Varalakshmi Chandrasekaran, Deena Prabhavathi, Sapna Renukaradhya
      Abstract: Health Informatics Journal, Volume 27, Issue 2, April-June 2021.
      The nursing schedule generation is an important activity that takes a considerable amount of time for managers to prepare and amend. It involves the optimal allocation of nurses to shifts, factoring various constraints like shift timings, holidays, leaves, and emergencies. This paper provides the design and development details for an automated nurse scheduling system called “ROTA,” implemented for a 2032 bed multi-specialty tertiary teaching hospital, having 1800 staff nurses and 98 wards. The system generates daily, weekly, monthly schedules, nurse face sheets, duty allocation charts, swapping schedules, and training details for nurses. The system improved managerial control and saved a considerable amount of time for nurses to prepare the schedule. A survey conducted to gauge the system’s satisfaction level showed that 91% of nurses were satisfied with ROTA. Overall, the system saved 78% of nurse scheduling time, resulting in a 3% cost reduction for the hospital.
      Citation: Health Informatics Journal
      PubDate: 2021-04-09T06:51:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/14604582211001426
      Issue No: Vol. 27, No. 2 (2021)
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