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A learning agenda to build the evidence base for strengthening global health information systems.

Heidi W Reynolds, Shannon Salentine, Eva Silvestre, Elizabeth Millar, Ashley Strahley, Abby C Cannon, Emily A Bobrow,

BACKGROUND:Evidence-based interventions are necessary for planning and investing in health information systems (HIS) and for strengthening those systems to collect, manage, sort and analyse health data to support informed decision-making. However, evidence and guidance on HIS strengthening in low- and middle-income countries have been historically lacking. OBJECTIVE:This article describes the ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320936801]

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Utility of SNOMED CT in automated expansion of clinical terms in discharge summaries: Testing issues of coverage.

Aleksandar Zivaljevic, Koray Atalag, James Warren,

OBJECTIVE:This study tests coverage of SNOMED CT as an expansion source in the process of automated expansion of clinical terms found in discharge summaries. Term expansion is commonly used as a technique in knowledge extraction, query formulation and semantic modelling among other applications. However, characteristics of the sources might affect ... Read more >>

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[2020, :1833358320934528]

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A false promise of COVID-19 'big' health data? Health data integrity and the ethics and realities of Australia's health information management practice.

Kerin Robinson,

CONTEXT:Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has precipitated an unprecedented volume of medical research. Articles reporting two studies were recently retracted from prestigious journals for reasons including the (thus far) unverifiable provenance of data. This commentary adopts a health information management lens to focus ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320941190]

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The attributes of hospital-based coronary artery diseases registries with a focus on key registry processes: A systematic review.

Ali Garavand, Reza Rabiei, Hassan Emami, Mehdi Pishgahi, Mojtaba Vahidi-Asl,

BACKGROUND:The management of data on coronary artery disease (CAD) plays a significant role in controlling the disease and reducing the mortality of patients. The diseases registries facilitate the management of data. OBJECTIVE:This study aimed to identify the attributes of hospital-based CAD registries with a focus on key registry processes. METHOD:In ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320929366]

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An investigation of the status and maturity of hospitals' health information governance in Victoria, Australia.

Helen Kwan, Merilyn Riley, Natasha Prasad, Kerin Robinson,

BACKGROUND:Health information governance (IG) in Australian hospitals was hitherto unexplored. OBJECTIVES:To determine hospitals' health IG status and maturity in Victoria, Australia, identify drivers and barriers affecting IG adoption, examine electronic health data breach response plan usage and assess employees' electronic data breach awareness. METHOD:Mixed-methods descriptive study utilising an online survey ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320938309]

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A qualitative investigation into clinical documentation: why do clinicians document the way they do?

Stella Rowlands, Amina Tariq, Steven Coverdale, Sue Walker, Maryann Wood,

BACKGROUND:Clinical documentation is a fundamental component of patient care. The transition from paper based to electronic medical records/electronic health records has highlighted a number of issues associated with documentation practices including duplication. Developing new ways to document the care provided to patients and in turn, persuading clinicians to accept a ... Read more >>

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[2020, :1833358320929776]

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A multi-method quality improvement approach to systematically improve and promote the quality of national health and social care information.

Niamh McGrath, Barbara Foley, Caroline Hurley, Maria Ryan, Rachel Flynn,

Safe and reliable healthcare depends on access to health information that is accurate, valid, reliable, timely, relevant, legible and complete. National data collections are repositories of health and social care data and play a crucial role in healthcare planning and clinical decision-making. We describe the development of an evidence-informed multi-method ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320926422]

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Understanding the challenges associated with the use of data from routine health information systems in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.

Klesta Hoxha, Yuen W Hung, Bridget R Irwin, Karen A Grépin,

BACKGROUND:Routine health information systems (RHISs) are crucial to informing decision-making at all levels of the health system. However, the use of RHIS data in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is limited due to concerns regarding quality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness and representativeness. OBJECTIVE:This study systematically reviewed technical, behavioural and organisational/environmental challenges ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320928729]

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Analysing EHR navigation patterns and digital workflows among physicians during ICU pre-rounds.

Cameron Coleman, David Gotz, Samantha Eaker, Elaine James, Thomas Bice, Shannon Carson, Saif Khairat,

BACKGROUND:Some physicians in intensive care units (ICUs) report that electronic health records (EHRs) can be cumbersome and disruptive to workflow. There are significant gaps in our understanding of the physician-EHR interaction. OBJECTIVE:To better understand how clinicians use the EHR for chart review during ICU pre-rounds through the characterisation and description ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320920589]

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Improved efficiency of patient admission with electronic health records in neurosurgery.

Witold H Polanski, Adrian Danker, Amir Zolal, David Senf-Mothes, Gabriele Schackert, Dietmar Krex,

BACKGROUND:Electronic health records (EHRs) may be controversial but they have the potential to improve patient care. We investigated whether the introduction of an electronic template-based admission form for the collection of information about the patient's medical history and neurological and clinical state at admission in the neurosurgical unit might have ... Read more >>

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[2020, :1833358320920990]

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The role of health classifications in health information management.

Jennie Shepheard, Andrea Groom,

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, 49(2-3):83-87]

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Developing a strategy to improve data sharing in health research: A mixed-methods study to identify barriers and facilitators.

Michelle A Krahe, Malcolm Wolski, Sharon Mickan, Julie Toohey, Paul Scuffham, Sheena Reilly,

BACKGROUND:Data sharing presents new opportunities across the spectrum of research and is vital for science that is open, where data are easily discoverable, accessible, intelligible, reproducible, replicable and verifiable. Despite this, it is yet to become common practice. Global efforts to develop practical guidance for data sharing and open access ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320917207]

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The likelihood of requiring a diagnostic test: Classifying emergency department patients with logistic regression.

Görkem Sarıyer, Mustafa Gökalp Ataman,

BACKGROUND:Emergency departments (EDs) play an important role in health systems since they are the front line for patients with emergency medical conditions who frequently require diagnostic tests and timely treatment. OBJECTIVE:To improve decision-making and accelerate processes in EDs, this study proposes predictive models for classifying patients according to whether or ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320908975]

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Collaborative data familiarisation and quality assessment: Reflections from use of a national dataset to investigate palliative care for Indigenous Australians.

John A Woods, Claire E Johnson, Samuel F Allingham, Hanh T Ngo, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Sandra C Thompson,

BACKGROUND:Data quality is fundamental to the integrity of quantitative research. The role of external researchers in data quality assessment (DQA) remains ill-defined in the context of secondary use for research of large, centrally curated health datasets. In order to investigate equity of palliative care provided to Indigenous Australian patients, researchers ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320908957]

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Options to enhance the veracity of Australian health service accreditation assessments.

Reece Hinchcliff, Deborah Debono, David Carter, Miriam Glennie, Hamish Robertson, Joanne Travaglia,

BACKGROUND:Assessment processes applied within some health service accreditation programs have been criticised at times for being inaccurate, inconsistent or inefficient. Such criticism has inspired the development of innovative assessment methods. OBJECTIVE:The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care considered the use of three such methods: short-notice or unannounced ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358320910890]

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Under-coding of dementia and other conditions indicates scope for improved patient management: A longitudinal retrospective study of dementia patients in Australia.

Kara Cappetta, Luise Lago, Jan Potter, Lyn Phillipson,

BACKGROUND:Under-coding of dementia during hospitalisation results in an inability to identify all patients with dementia using hospital administrative data. Clinical coding can be viewed as a proxy for management; therefore, under-coding indicates dementia was not considered in the patient's management. While under-coding of dementia is well established, there is sparse ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, :1833358319897928]

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Personal electronic healthcare records: What influences consumers to engage with their clinical data online? A literature review.

Kellie-Anne Crameri, Lynne Maher, Pieter Van Dam, Sarah Prior,

BACKGROUND:Online electronic records such as patient portals and personally controlled electronic health records (PEHRs) have been widely viewed as a key component to modernising the delivery of healthcare but the uptake of such systems has been slow. OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this literature review was to determine what influences consumers to ... Read more >>

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[2020, :1833358319895369]

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Knowledge and documentation of patient health information among traditional health practitioners in urban and peri-urban areas of eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

Tracy Zhandire, Nceba Gqaleni, Mlungisi Ngcobo, Exnevia Gomo,

BACKGROUND:Documentation of patient health information (PHI) is a regulatory requirement and hence a standard procedure in allopathic healthcare practice. The opposite is true for African traditional medicine (ATM) in most African countries, including South Africa, despite legal and policy frameworks that recognise and mandate the institutionalisation of ATM. Developing good ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, :1833358319890475]

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Integration of the UNHCR Refugee Health Information System into the National Health Information Management System for Uganda.

Caroline Kyozira, Catherine Kabahuma, Jamiru Mpiima,

BACKGROUND:The Uganda Government, together with development partners, has provided continuing support services (including protection, food, nutrition, healthcare, water and sanitation) to refugee-hosting Districts to successfully manage refugees from different neighbouring countries in established settlements. This service has increased the need for timely and accurate information to facilitate planning, resource allocation ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, :1833358319887817]

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Data quality in healthcare: A report of practical experience with the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network data.

Behrouz Ehsani-Moghaddam, Ken Martin, John A Queenan,

Data quality (DQ) is the degree to which a given dataset meets a user's requirements. In the primary healthcare setting, poor quality data can lead to poor patient care, negatively affect the validity and reproducibility of research results and limit the value that such data may have for public health ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, :1833358319887743]

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Stakeholder's perceived value of surgical audit data provided by the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality.

Thomas Cloney, Jessele Vinluan, Andrew Chen, Claudia Retegan, Philip McCahy,

BACKGROUND:Clinical audits can vary in their effectiveness depending on how the information is provided and the relationship between those giving and receiving feedback. In the Australian state of Victoria, the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality (VASM) is a state-wide mortality audit that, prior to this study, did not have a ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, :1833358319885223]

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Clinical coding and the quality and integrity of health data.

Jennie Shepheard,

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2020, 49(1):3-4]

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Protection of digital health information: Examining guidance from the physician regulatory colleges in Canada.

Neil G Barr, Glen E Randall,

BACKGROUND:The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has tremendous potential to enhance communication among physicians, leading to improvements in service delivery. However, the protection of health information in digital/electronic format is an ongoing concern. OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to examine guidance for the protection of health information ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, :1833358319873968]

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The necessity to develop a national classification system for Iranian traditional medicine.

Reza Safdari, Hossein Rezaeizadeh, Goli Arji, Alireza Abbassian, Mehrshad Mokhtaran, Reza Dehghan, Sara Shekalyou,

BACKGROUND:Classification of disease and interventions in traditional medicine (TM) is necessary for standardised coding of information. Currently, in Iran, there is no standard electronic classification system for disease and interventions in TM. OBJECTIVE:The current study aimed to develop a national framework for the classification of disease and intervention in Persian ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, :1833358319872820]

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Health information technology foresight for Iran: A Delphi study of experts' views to inform future policymaking.

Morteza Hemmat, Haleh Ayatollahi, Mohammadreza Maleki, Fatemeh Saghafi,

BACKGROUND:Policymakers require a systematic approach when planning for information technology needs in healthcare. OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to obtain experts' predictions of future health information technology (HIT) needs until 2025 for Iran in relation to the relative importance of key technologies, expected timeframe of realisation, areas that may ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, :1833358319868445]

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