Anders Grimsmo

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INTRODUCTION A mandatory multidisciplinary plan for individual care, the 'Individual care Plan', was introduced by law in Norway in 2001. The regulation was established to meet the need for improved efficiency and quality of health and social services, and to increase patient involvement. The plan was intended for patients with long-term and complex needs(More)
It is well known that medical coding practice is inconsistent and that differences in usage may exist even at the institutional level. In this paper we introduce a novel method for investigating code usage patterns in clinical documentation corpora. By applying the Compression-based Dissimilarity Measure to calculate similarities between encounter notes, we(More)
The ability to automate the assignment of primary care medical diagnoses from free-text holds many interesting possibilities. We have collected a dataset of free-text clinical encounter notes and their corresponding manually coded diagnoses and used it to built a document classifier. Classifying a test set of 2,000 random encounter notes yielded a coding(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify barriers to deployment of four articulated Integrated Care Services supported by Information Technologies in three European sites. The four services covered the entire spectrum of severity of illness. The project targeted chronic patients with obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiac failure and/or type II diabetes mellitus. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Different models for care pathways involving both specialist and primary care have been developed to ensure adequate follow-up after discharge. These care pathways have mainly been developed and run by specialist care and have been disease-based. In this study, primary care providers took the initiative to develop a model for integrated care(More)
Background. Nursing homes face challenges in the coming years due to the increased number of elderly. Quality will be under pressure, expectations of the services will rise, and clinical complexity will grow. New strategies are needed to meet this situation. Modern clinical information systems with decision support may be part of that. Objectives. To study(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate GPs use of three major electronic patient record systems with emphasis on the ability of the systems to support important clinical tasks and to compare the findings with results from a study of the three major hospital-wide systems. METHODS A national, cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in Norwegian primary care. 247(More)
We have developed a tool for annotation of electronic health record (EHR) data. Currently we are in the process of manually annotating a corpus of Norwegian general practitioners' EHRs with mainly linguistic information. The purpose of this project is to attain a linguistically annotated corpus of patient histories from general practice. This corpus will be(More)
BACKGROUND In Central Norway a generic care pathway was developed in collaboration between general hospitals and primary care with the intention of implementing it into everyday practice. The care pathway targeted elderly patients who were in need of home care services after discharge from hospital. The aim of the present study was to investigate the(More)