Advances in Electronic Health Records

Edited by: Ming-Chien Chyu, PhD, PE
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
ISBN 978-1-907132-39-1 · x + 494pp · 195 x 260mm · £65/$95 · Publication date: October 2012


In light of the considerable advances in Electronic Health Records (EHR) in recent years, this book provides a representation of state-of-the-art fundamental and applied research on various aspects of EHR, along with the problems and challenges that remain to be addressed. The book includes twenty-six articles on the topic (including EHR, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Personal Health Records (PHR), etc.) originally published in recent issues of the Journal of Healthcare Engineering. The articles are organized under the following themes:

• interoperability and standards
• safety
• improvement
• implementation and barriers
• evaluation and benefits
• applications



Requirements for Interoperability in Healthcare Information Systems
Rita Noumeir:
Department of Electrical Engineering École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The ISO/EN 13606 Standard for the Interoperable Exchange of Electronic Health Records
Pilar Muñoz et al:
Aragon Institute for Engineering Research, University of Zaragoza Spain.

Design of an Electronic Healthcare Record Server Based on Part 1 of ISO EN 13606
Tony Austin et al:
Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education, UCL, London, UK.

A Standard, Knowledge Integrated Consultation Document for Pediatric HIV Information Exchange
Debkumar Patra et al:
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

Health Records and the Cloud Computing Paradigm from a Privacy Perspective
Christian Stingl et al:
Department of Medical Information Technology, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Klagenfurt, Austria.

Creating Safety in Primary Care Practice with Electronic Medical Records Requires the Consideration of System Dynamics
Timothy R McEwen et al:
Department of Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Re-engineering Workflows: Changing the Life Cycle of an Electronic Health Record System
Jane M. Brokel et al
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Practitioner-Customizable Clinical Information Systems: A Case Study to Ground Further Research and Development Opportunities
Cecily Morrison et al
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Understanding Contrasting Approaches to Nationwide Implementations of Electronic Health Record Systems: England, the USA and Australia
Zoe Morrison et al:
Health Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK.

SIMON: A Decade of Physiological Data Research and Development in Trauma Intensive Care
Patrick R. Norris et al:
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee USA.

Field-Testing a PC Electronic Documentation System using the Clinical Care Classification System with Nursing Students
Jennifer E. Mannino et al:
Division of Nursing, Molloy College, USA.

Towards the Adoption of Open Source and Open Access Electronic Health Record Systems
Ilias Maglogiannis:
University of Central Greece, Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics

Barriers Against Adoption of Electronic Health Record in Italy
Stefano Bonacina et al:
healthLAB, Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Prevalence of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals
Jean M. Abraham et al:
Division of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA.

Materialization of Regional Health Information Networks in Greece: Electronic Health Record Barriers & Enablers
Dimitrios G. Katehakis et al:
Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Simulation Modeling of a Check-in and Medication Reconciliation Ambulatory Clinic Kiosk
Blake Lesselroth et al:
Oregon Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.

PDA Use by Physicians: Where Do They Fit with Emerging Technologies and Use of Electronic Health Records in Office Practices?
Kimberly A. Galt et al:
Creighton Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety, Creighton University, Omaha, NE USA.

Value of the Electronic Medical Record for Hospital Care: A Review of the Literature
Aykut Uslu et al:
USLU Medizininformatik, Düsseldorf, Germany.

A Simple Method for Causal Analysis of Return on IT Investment
Farrokh Alemi et al:
Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Electronic Medical Records in a Long Term Care Facility Using Process Analysis
Barbara Cherry et al:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA.

Realizing the Value Proposition: A Longitudinal Assessment of Hospitals’ Total Factor Productivity Timothy R. Huerta et al: Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA.

Quality of Electronic Health Records - Coverage of Potential Information Weaknesses by Major EHR Quality Seals
Samrend Saboor et al:
Institute for Health Information Systems, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics, and Technology, Tirol, Austria

Interpretable Predictive Models for Knowledge Discovery from Home-Care Electronic Health Records
Bonnie L. Westra et al:
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, USA.

3DLC: A Comprehensive Model for Personal Health Records Supporting New Types of Medical Applications
Axel Helmer et al:
OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany.

Modeling Medical Diagnosis Using a Comprehensive Cognitive Architecture
Stephen Strain et al:
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, USA.

Personalized Remote Monitoring of the Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Electronic Implant Devices
Gokce B. Laleci et al:
Software Research and Development and Consultancy Ltd., Ankara, Turkey.


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