Secure messaging and diabetes management: experiences and perspectives of patient portal users.
CONCLUSION: SM within a portal may facilitate access to care, enhance the quality of office visits, and be associated with patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes for patients with diabetes, but provider communication about SM is essential. PMID: 23242764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - December 15, 2012 Category: Information Technology Authors: Wade-Vuturo AE, Mayberry LS, Osborn CY Tags: J Am Med Inform Assoc Source Type: research

Finding falls in ambulatory care clinical documents using statistical text mining.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest STM-based models have the potential to improve surveillance of falls. Furthermore, the encouraging evidence shown here that STM is a robust technique for mining clinical documents bodes well for other surveillance-related topics. PMID: 23242765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - December 15, 2012 Category: Information Technology Authors: McCart JA, Berndt DJ, Jarman J, Finch DK, Luther SL Tags: J Am Med Inform Assoc Source Type: research

Privacy-preserving heterogeneous health data sharing.
CONCLUSIONS: Unlike existing techniques, the proposed algorithm allows the disclosure of health data containing both relational and set-valued data in a differentially private manner, and can retain essential information for discriminative analysis. PMID: 23242630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - December 13, 2012 Category: Information Technology Authors: Mohammed N, Jiang X, Chen R, Fung BC, Ohno-Machado L Tags: J Am Med Inform Assoc Source Type: research

Design and validation of an automated method to detect known adverse drug reactions in MEDLINE: a contribution from the EU-ADR project.
CONCLUSIONS: This work presents a method to find previously established relationships between drugs and adverse events in the literature. Using MEDLINE, following a MeSH approach to filter the signals, is a valid option. Our contribution is available as a web service that will be integrated in the final European EU-ADR project (Exploring and Understanding Adverse Drug Reactions by integrative mining of clinical records and biomedical knowledge) automated system. PMID: 23195749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - November 29, 2012 Category: Information Technology Authors: Avillach P, Dufour JC, Diallo G, Salvo F, Joubert M, Thiessard F, Mougin F, Trifirò G, Fourrier-Réglat A, Pariente A, Fieschi M Tags: J Am Med Inform Assoc Source Type: research

Syndromic surveillance for health information system failures: a feasibility study.
CONCLUSIONS: Syndromic surveillance methods can potentially be applied to monitor HIT systems, to facilitate the early detection of failures. PMID: 23184193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association)
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - November 26, 2012 Category: Information Technology Authors: Ong MS, Magrabi F, Coiera E Tags: J Am Med Inform Assoc Source Type: research