Lucy Hederman

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BACKGROUND The Patient Journey Record system (PaJR) is an application of a complex adaptive chronic care model in which early detection of adverse changes in patient biopsychosocial trajectories prompts tailored care, constitute the cornerstone of the model. AIMS To evaluate the PaJR system's impact on care and the experiences of older people with chronic(More)
BACKGROUND In this paper, we give an overview of methadone treatment in Ireland and outline the rationale for designing an electronic health record (EHR) with extensibility, interoperability and decision support functionality. Incorporating several international standards, a conceptual model applying a problem orientated approach in a hierarchical structure(More)
Spam is a universal problem with which everyone is familiar. Figures published in 2005 state that about 75% of all email sent today is spam. In spite of significant new legal and technical approaches to combat it, spam remains a big problem that is costing companies meaningful amounts of money in lost productivity, clogged email systems, bandwidth and(More)
The use of routinely available electronic sources of healthcare data on the spread of influenza has the potential to enhance current surveillance activities. This study aimed to develop a method for identifying influenza-related records from general practitioner(GP) out-of-hours (OOH) services in Ireland. Data from one such service were interrogated for(More)
Business analytics (BA) is increasingly being utilised by radiology departments to analyse and present data. It encompasses statistical analysis, forecasting and predictive modelling and is used as an umbrella term for decision support and business intelligence systems. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether utilising BA technologies could(More)
Although clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been suggested as a means of encapsulating best practice in evidence-based medical treatment, their usage in clinical environments has been disappointing. Criticisms of guideline representations have been that they are predominantly narrative and are difficult to incorporate into clinical information(More)
The World Wide Web (WWW) provides access to a vast array of educational content, a great deal of which is ideal for incorporation into eLearning experiences. However sourcing, harvesting and incorporating appropriate content has proven to be a complex and arduous task. This paper introduces a system that enables the discovery and classification of(More)
Clinical guidelines can be represented using models, such as GLIF, specifically designed for healthcare guidelines. This paper demonstrates that they can also be modelled using a mainstream business modelling language such as UML. The paper presents a guideline in GLIF and as UML activity diagrams, and then presents a mapping of GLIF primitives to UML. The(More)