In this issue: Realising benefits and that informatics is all about the patient

Simon de Lusignan




Medical record systems, computerized; Health informatics; Implementation science; Computers

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Benson T. Open Source Paradigm: A Synopsis of The Cathedral and the Bazaar for health and social care. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2016;23(2):488–492.

Cresswell KM, Coleman J, Smith P, Swainson C, Slee A and Sheikh A. Qualitative analysis of multi-disciplinary round-table discussions on the acceleration of benefits and data analytics through hospital electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) systems. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2016;23(2): 501–509.

Mazza D, Pearce C, Turner LR, de Leon-Santiago M, McLeod A, Ferriggi J et al. The Melbourne East Monash General Practice Database: Using data from computerised medical records for research. J Innov Health Inform. 2016;23(2): 523–528.

Johnston S, MacDougall M and McKinstry B. The use of video consulting in general practice: semi-structured interviews examining acceptability to patients. J Innov Health Inform. 2016;23(2):493–500.

Tyrrell J, Schmidt W, Williams DH and Redshaw CH. Physical activity in ankylosing spondylitis: evaluation and analysis of an eHealth tool. J Innov Health Inform. 2016;23(2):510–522.

Rotenstein LS, Tucker SK, Kakoza RM, Tishler LW, Zai AH and Wu CA. The critical components of an electronic care plan tool for primary care: an exploratory qualitative study. J Innov Health Inform. 2016;23(2):529–533.

Ryan BL, Brown JB, Terry A, Cejic S, Stewart M and Thind A. Implementing and using a patient portal: a qualitative exploration of patient and provider perspectives on engaging patients. J Innov Health Inform. 2016;23(2):534–540.

Ahern DK, Parker DR, Eaton CB, Rafferty C, Wroblewski J and Goldman R. Feasibility of using patient-facing technology for the identification of COPD in primary care. J Innov Health Inform. 2016;23(2):541–546.

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Pflug B, Kumarapeli P, van Vlymen J, Ammenwerth E and de Lusignan S. Measuring the impact of the computer on the consultation: an open source application to combine multiple observational outputs. Informatics for Health and Social Care 2010;35(1):10–24.

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Graetz I, Gordon N, Fung V, Hamity C and Reed ME. The Digital Divide and Patient Portals: Internet Access Explained Differences in Patient Portal Use for Secure Messaging by Age, Race, and Income. Medical Care 2016 Jun 16 [Epub ahead of print].

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Hippisley-Cox J, Stables D and Pringle M. QRESEARCH: a new general practice database for research. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2004;12(1):49–50.

Blak BT, Thompson M, Dattani H and Bourke A. Generalisability of The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database: demographics, chronic disease prevalence and mortality rates. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2011;19(4):251–5.

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Liyanage H, Luzi D, de Lusignan S, Pecoraro F, McNulty R, Tamburis O et al. Accessible Modelling of Complexity in Health (AMoCH) and associated data flows: asthma as an exemplar. Innovation in Health Informatics 2016:32(1);476–84.

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Faulconer ER and de Lusignan S. An eight-step method for assessing diagnostic data quality in practice: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as an exemplar. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2004;12(4):243–54.

Liyanage H, Correa A, Liaw ST, Kuziemsky C, Terry AL and de Lusignan S. Does Informatics Enable or Inhibit the Delivery of Patient-centred, Coordinated, and Quality-assured Care: a Delphi Study. A Contribution of the IMIA Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group. Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2015;10(1):22–9. doi: 10.15265/IY-2015-017.



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