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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Ontology-based Web informatics system

Hu, Wenyang. January 2002 (has links)
Thesis (M.E.)--University of Florida, 2002. / Title from title page of source document. Document formatted into pages; contains viii, 55 p.; also contains graphics. Includes vita. Includes bibliographical references.

Development of an expert system for planning orthodontic treatment

Mackin, Neil January 1992 (has links)
No description available.

Implementation of Health Information Systems

Rahimi, Bahol January 2008 (has links)
<p>Healthcare organizations now consider increased efficiency, reduced costs, improved patient care and quality of services, and safety when they are planning to implement new information and communication technology (ICT) based applications. However, in spite of enormous investment in health information systems (HIS), no convincing evidence of the overall benefits of HISs yet exists. The publishing of studies that capture the effects of the implementation and use of ICT-based applications in healthcare may contribute to the emergence of an evidence-based health informatics which can be used as a platform for decisions made by policy makers, executives, and clinicians. Health informatics needs further studies identifying the factors affecting successful HIS implementation and capturing the effects of HIS implementation. The purpose of the work presented in this thesis is to increase the available knowledge about the impact of the implementation and use of HISs in healthcare organizations. All the studies included in this thesis used qualitative research methods. A case study design and literature review were performed to collect data.</p><p>This thesis’s results highlight an increasing need to share knowledge, find methods to evaluate the impact of investments, and formulate indicators for success. It makes suggestions for developing or extending evaluation methods that can be applied to this area with a multi-actor perspective in order to understand the effects, consequences, and prerequisites that have to be achieved for the successful implementation and use of IT in healthcare. The results also propose that HIS, particularly integrated computer-based patient records (ICPR), be introduced to fulfill a high number of organizational, individualbased, and socio-technical goals at different levels. It is therefore necessary to link the goals that HIS systems are to fulfill in relation to short-term, middle-term, and long-term strategic goals. Another suggestion is that implementers and vendors should direct more attention to what has been published in the area to avoid future failures.</p><p>This thesis’s findings outline an updated structure for implementation planning. When implementing HISs in hospital and primary-care environments, this thesis suggests that such strategic actions as management involvement and resource allocation, such tactical action as integrating HIS with healthcare workflow, and such operational actions as user involvement, establishing compatibility between software and hardware, and education and training should be taken into consideration.</p>

A bibliometric investigation of medical informatics : a communicative action perspective /

Andrews, James Everett, January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000. / Typescript. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 159-165). Also available on the Internet.

A bibliometric investigation of medical informatics a communicative action perspective /

Andrews, James Everett, January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000. / Typescript. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 159-165). Also available on the Internet.

Interoperability of heterogeneous medical databases

Hu, Jian January 1994 (has links)
No description available.

A systematic review : cost-effectiveness of health informatics adoption for health care delivery

Yip, Ying-ting, 葉鎣婷 January 2013 (has links)
BACKGROUND: Health Information Technology (HIT) enhances patient safety, which can also help to reduce health care costs. When it is used to replace the paper-based records, it will alter the workflow of front line workers and facilitate the management of care. The data captured can be shared in a seamless manner throughout the whole patient care journey. Since a significant upfront investment is required in the implementation and the use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), it is still recognized as one of the major barriers. Despite these factors, governments and private health care provider organizations are all moving to implement a myriad of HITs. Therefore, meaningful use (MU) is an important criterion when assessing HIT utilization. This study focuses on the review and synthesis of evidence relating to the cost and effectiveness of health informatics adoption for health care delivery. Taking these findings into account may increase the likelihood of successful and cost-effective HIT implementation. METHODS: Literature searches of BMJ, Science Direct, and PubMed as well as a manual search for grey literature via Google scholar were performed. The inclusion criteria were any studies, both quantitative and qualitative, that describe the cost-effectiveness of informatics via any type of HIT used during the provision of health care services. English publications from 2003 to 2013 with any type of study setting were included. Through this search, nine articles were chosen for the final analysis. RESULTS: Among the nine selected studies, eight of them concluded that the adoption of HIT may-be-cost-effective to health care delivery. One study found the adoption of HIT not effective. The studies did not provide sufficient and concrete evidence to prove cost-effectiveness of HIT adoption. DISCUSSION: There is insufficient evidence to support the cost-effectiveness of HIT adoption. The cost data from these studies are not available. Data quality, system design, and physician behavior are other concern for MU of health informatics. Health care organization and governments should engage with the end-users (e.g. medical & paramedical personnel and patients) during system design (or selection), adaptation and implementation. CONCLUSION: Stakeholders should be aware of the tradeoffs throughout the implementation process. HIT scope, design, development, implementation, and performance monitoring should be well planned right from the start. In the foreseeable future, formal economics evaluation reports of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) should be compulsory for stakeholders investing in Health Information Technologies. / published_or_final_version / Public Health / Master / Master of Public Health

m-Health smartphone applications on chronic disease monitoring : development and regulatory considerations

Li, Kit-ling, Carol, 李潔寧 January 2014 (has links)
Introduction: The market for chronic disease management apps for patients is growing from year to year. However, policy and regulation of app use for medical purposes in Asia Pacific are not developed. Methods: 1) A systematic review of randomized-controlled trials of diabetes management apps for patients are assessed as to determine whether using the app (intervention group) leads to significant reductions in HbA1c levels ; 2) A comparison of paid and free apps based on number of group functions between Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play for Android. Results: 1) A reduction in HbA1c in both the intervention (m-Health) and control (usual care) group, although two studies identified the changes as statistically insignificant; 2) Apple iTunes App store included 95 free diabetes management apps for patients and 86 paid apps at an average cost of $19.91. Google Play offered 80 free apps and 31 paid apps at an average cost of $4.31. The largest HbA1c reductions could be found when clinical, social, behavioural, and affective factors are taken into account in the app’s supporting system (e.g. WellDoc™ System (WDS). Discussion: There is some evidence to suggest that mobile apps for diabetes management for patients show reductions in HbA1c similar to usual care. In Hong Kong, some progress has been made regarding the promotion of the use of m-Health for the elderly and disabled, but policies on app development, approval, and regulation are absent. Future expansion of ICT may consider m-Health for chronic disease management based on international lessons on medical device and medical apps guidelines. / published_or_final_version / Public Health / Master / Master of Public Health

What's the quality of breast cancer information you read online? a comparative analysis of breast cancer information quality in commercial and nonprofit websites /

Vijaykumar, Santosh. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 2005. / The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (January 10, 2007) Includes bibliographical references.

Clinical and molecular characterization of hepatitis B virus infection in human immunodeficiency virus-positive Southern African adults, facilitated by newly developed bioinformatic tools

Bell, Trevor Graham 15 May 2014 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Health Sciences, 2013.

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