Mark Mailhot

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OBJECTIVE Given the need for continuing education in medical informatics for mid-career professionals, the authors aimed to implement and evaluate distance learning courses in this area. DESIGN The authors performed a needs assessment, content and technology planning, implementation, and student evaluation. MEASUREMENTS The needs assessment and student(More)
The recent improvements in capabilities of desktop computers and communications networks give impetus for the development of clinical image repositories that can be used for patient care and medical education. A challenge in the use of these systems is the accurate indexing of images for retrieval performance acceptable to users. This paper describes a(More)
With the rise in chronic, behavior-related disease, computerized behavioral protocols (CBPs) that help individuals improve behaviors have the potential to play an increasing role in the future health of society. To be effective and widely used CBPs should be based on accepted behavioral theory. However, designing CBPs while at the same time specifying their(More)
As a first step towards creating an ontology describing behavioral interventions, we created an ontology of PACE-Adolescent, a theory-based behavioral intervention, using PROTEGE-2000 and GLIF3. In the ontology, we were able to describe the overall behavioral protocol using GLIF3, adding additional ontology components to describe counseling actions, to(More)
This article describes techniques and strategies used to judge the potential applicability of new information management technologies in the clinical setting and to develop specific design recommendations for new features and services. We focus on a project carried out to identify the potential uses of handheld computers (i.e., the Palm Pilot or a small(More)
This paper describes preliminary work evaluating automated semantic indexing of radiology imaging reports to represent images stored in the Image Engine multimedia medical record system at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The authors used the SAPHIRE indexing system to automatically identify important biomedical concepts within radiology reports(More)
CONTEXT There is a growing interest in and need for continuing education in medical informatics delivered by distance learning. OBJECTIVES Implement and evaluate a distance learning introductory course in medical informatics. METHODS A Web-based version of our on-campus "Introduction to Medical Informatics" course was implemented using streaming audio(More)
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