Kenrick Cato

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The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of using a Web-based tool to provide tailored symptom management strategies for persons living with HIV (PLWH) and to estimate the effect size of the tool for future studies. Testing the components of the Web-based system was done by incorporating a repeated-measures design measuring the outcomes of(More)
BACKGROUND Nurses alter their monitoring behavior as a patient's clinical condition deteriorates, often detecting and documenting subtle changes before physiological trends are apparent. It was hypothesized that a nurse's behavior of recording optional documentation (beyond what is required) reflects concern about a patient's status and that mining data(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe oncology nurses' use of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) clinical practice guidelines for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) and febrile neutropenia (FN). DESIGN Cross-sectional survey design; descriptive, correlational analysis. SETTING E-mail invitation to Web-based survey. SAMPLE Random sample of 309(More)
Sociotechnical theory has been used to inform the development of computer systems in the complex and dynamic environment of healthcare. The key components of the sociotechnical system are the workers, their practices, their mental models, their interactions, and the tools used in the work process. We conducted a sociotechnical analysis of a neonatal(More)
Widespread availability of electronic health records coupled with sophisticated statistical methods offer great potential for a variety of applications for health and disease surveillance, developing predictive models and advancing decision support for clinicians. However, use of "big data" mining and discovery techniques has also raised ethical issues such(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the primary data sources, data elements, and validation methods currently used in electronic surveillance systems (ESS) for identification and surveillance of health care-associated infections (HAIs), and compares these data elements and validation methods with recommended standards. METHODS Using Preferred Reporting Items for(More)
BACKGROUND Electronic health and administrative data are increasingly being used for identifying surgical site infections (SSI). We found an unexpectedly high number of patients who could not be classified definitively as having an infection or not. To further explore this, we present an electronic classification algorithm for conservative case finding and(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To describe the predictors of nurse actions in response to a mobile health decision-support system (mHealth DSS) for guideline-based screening and management of tobacco use. DESIGN Observational design focused on an experimental arm of a randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Acute and ambulatory care settings in the New York City(More)