Heather J. Sobko

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Most structured nursing documentation systems allow the entry of data in a free text narrative format. Narrative data, while sometimes necessary, cannot easily be analyzed or linked to the structured portion of the record. This study examined the characteristics of free text narrative documentation entered in an otherwise structured record utilized in a(More)
Communication among medical informatics communities can suffer from fragmentation across multiple forums, disciplines, and subdisciplines; variation among journals, vocabularies and ontologies; cost and distance. Online communities help overcome these obstacles, but may become onerous when listservs are flooded with cross-postings. Rich and relevant content(More)
BACKGROUND Patient self-management interventions for smoking cessation are effective but underused. Health care providers do not routinely refer smokers to these interventions. OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to uncover barriers and facilitators to the use of an e-referral system that will be evaluated in a community-based randomized trial. The(More)
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