Informatics in Primary Care

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Informatics in Primary Care is a journal of 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 health and clinical informatics and its focus is on informatics research from the front lines of health care. 

We look to publish articles about how computers and information technology can be incorporated into clinical workflow, 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.

The electronic archive of recent volumes of Informatics in Primary Care (from 2001 - 2012) can be accessed free of charge on IngentaConnect. The electronic archive of older volumes of the journal (from 1995 - 2000) is available online courtesy of PRIMIS. They can be accessed free of charge at


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Vol 21, No 4

Table of Contents

In this issue: First free-to-publish and free-full-text online volume completed HTML PDF
Simon de Lusignan

Research article

The John Bryden memorial lecture: improving health with the community health index and developments in record linkage HTML PDF
Francis M. Sullivan 156-160
Using video-based observation research methods in primary care health encounters to evaluate complex interactions HTML PDF
Onur Asan, Enid Montague 161-170
Effectiveness of local support for the adoption of a national programme – a descriptive study HTML PDF
Christopher Pearce, Jenny Bartlett, Adam McLeod, Paula Eustace, Rod Amos, Marianne Shearer 171-178
Advantages of using voiced questionnaire and image capture application for data collection from a minority group in rural areas along the Thailand–Myanmar border HTML PDF
Siriporn Monyarit, Wirichada Pan-ngum, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Surapon Yimsamran, Suporn Pongnumkul, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Pratap Singhasivanon 179-188
Mapping French terms in a Belgian guideline on heart failure to international classifications and nomenclatures: the devil is in the detail HTML PDF
Marc Jamoulle, Elena Cardillo, Joseph Roumier, Maxime Warnier, Robert Vander Stichele 189-198
An integrated organisation-wide data quality management and information governance framework: theoretical underpinnings HTML PDF
Siaw-Teng Liaw, Christopher Pearce, Harshana Liyanage, Gladys SS Cheah-Liaw, Simon de Lusignan 199-206

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Online ISSN 1475-9985 - Print ISSN 1476-0320. Published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT