Fernán Gonzalez Bernaldo de Quirós

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Information Technology (IT) enables health care providers to manage patients with chronic conditions through identification, follow up and administration of specific interventions. In our setting, we developed a surveillance system for chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to show its efficacy on monitoring blood pressure throughout a cluster(More)
Information and communication technology can be used to improve the quality and safety of health care and to lower costs. But in both developed and developing countries, there is an inadequate supply of skilled individuals who have the technical skills to use this technology to improve health care. Some studies project workforce needs of tens of thousands(More)
Tumor excision is the primary treatment of aggressive or recurrent benign bone tumors and malignant bone sarcomas. This requires a surgical resection with the potential for large residual osseous defects that could be reconstructed using fresh frozen allografts. Virtual bone banks enable the creation of databases allowing a 3D pre-surgery evaluation of such(More)
Numerous studies have shown that the quality of health care is inadequate, and healthcare organizations are increasingly turning to clinical decision support systems (CDSS) to address this problem. In implementing CDSS, a highly promising architectural approach is the use of decision support services. However, there are few reported examples of successful(More)
This presentation features linguistic and terminology management issues related to the development of the Spanish version of the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED). It aims at describing the aspects of translating and the difficulties encountered in delivering a natural and consistent medical nomenclature. Bunge's three-layered model is(More)
UNLABELLED Physicians do not always keep the problem list accurate, complete and updated. OBJECTIVE To analyze natural language processing (NLP) techniques and inference rules as strategies to maintain completeness and accuracy of the problem list in EHRs. METHODS Non systematic literature review in PubMed, in the last 10 years. Strategies to maintain(More)
Accurate patient problem lists in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are valuable tools for improving the quality of care, communication among professionals, facilitating research, quality measurement and the implementation of clinical decision support systems. However, problem lists are frequently inaccurate and out-of-date, and use varies widely across(More)
Every single piece of healthcare information should be fully integrated and transparent within the electronic health record. The Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires initiated the project Multimedia Health Record with the goal to achieve this integration while maintaining a holistic view of current structure of the systems of the Hospital, where the axis(More)
INTRODUCTION although trends in consumer research suggest growing interest in using electronic PHRs, actual utilization of PHRs technologies is still low. OBJECTIVE to identify those conditions that make patients at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (HIBA) use a PHR. STUDY DESIGN Analytic Cross-sectional study. RESULTS the average age was 55.5 years(More)
Medical informatics became a medical specialty during the last years and this is evidenced by a great amount of journal articles regarding the subject published worldwide. We compared the presentation of Medical Informatics in two different bibliographic databases: MEDLINE and LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Literature on the Health Sciences). Previous(More)