Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics

Innovation in Health Informatics (formerly Informatics in Primary Care) is the house journal of BCS Health, the health informatics specialist group of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It publishes high-quality research papers, literature reviews and letters from both researchers and practitioners in the fields of social care, health and clinical informatics. Its focus is on informatics research from the front lines of health care and how informatics can support innovation in health and health care.

We look to publish articles about how computers and information technology can be incorporated into clinical workflow and be used to measure quality and health outcomes.  We are interested in how computerised medical records can better record the clinical status of patients and can be used to measure the quality, safety and efficiency of health care professionals and organisations – including primary care, hospital, mental health, and social and community care.  The scope of the journal also includes integrated care and how genetic data might be used to enhance health care. Both qualitative and quantitative research will be considered.

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Vol 22, No 3

Table of Contents

Research article

Losing weights: Failure to recognize and act on weight loss documented in an electronic health record PDF HTML
Robert El-Kareh, Valeria Pazo, Adam Wright, Gordon D Schiff 316 - 322
Primary care physicians’ perspectives on computer-based health risk assessment tools for chronic diseases: a mixed methods study PDF HTML
Teja Voruganti, Mary Ann O'Brien, Sharon E. Straus, John R. McLaughlin, Eva Grunfeld 333 - 339
Development of the quality assessment model of EHR software in family medicine practices: research based on user satisfaction PDF HTML
Damir Kralj, Josipa Kern, Stanko Tonkovic, Miroslav Koncar 340 - 358
Connecting primary care clinics and community pharmacies through a nationwide electronic prescribing network: A qualitative study PDF HTML
Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Julie Payne-Gagnon, Claude Sicotte, Julie-Alexandra Langué-Dubé, Aude Motulsky 359 - 367

Short report

Using a self-service kiosk to identify behavioural health needs in a primary care clinic serving an urban, underserved population PDF HTML
Glenda Wrenn, Fatima Kasiah, Irshad Syed 323 - 328
A Clinical Decision Support System for Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care: Usability testing and its relevance PDF HTML
Kalpana Maria Nair, Raheleh Malaeekeh, Inge Schabort, Paul Taenzer, Arun Radhakrishnan, Dale Guenter 329 - 332

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