Mollie R. Cummins

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AIM To assess the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial of supervised injectable versus oral methadone maintenance and to assess medium-term treatment outcomes. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial of supervised injectable versus supervised oral methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). Trial participants were dependent illicit opiate injectors allocated at(More)
Suicide is a serious public health concern in Alberta, with, on average, over 400 Albertans taking their own lives annually. The case for concern is even more pronounced when one considers that for younger Albertans (those aged less than 45 years), suicide is the second leading cause of death. While trends in rates of suicide fluctuate over time, it is(More)
CONTEXT The US emergency departments and poison control centers use telephone communication to exchange information about poison exposed patients. Electronically exchanged patient information could better support care for poisoned patients by improving information availability for decision making and by decreasing unnecessary emergency department telephone(More)
OBJECTIVE Poison control centers (PCCs) routinely collaborate with emergency departments (EDs) to provide care for poison-exposed patients. During this process, a significant amount of information is exchanged between EDs and PCCs via telephone, leading to important inefficiencies and safety vulnerabilities. In the present work, we identified and assessed a(More)
CONTEXT Poison control centers (PCCs) and emergency departments (EDs) rely upon telephone communication to collaborate. PCCs and EDs each create electronic records for the same patient during the course of collaboration, but those electronic records are not shared. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the current, telephone based process of(More)
Grocery sales are a data source of potential value to dietary assessment programs in public health informatics. However, the lack of a computable method for mapping between nutrient and food item information represents a major obstacle. We studied the feasibility of linking point-of-sale data to USDA-SR nutrient database information in a sustainable way. We(More)
Oncology nurses are experts in conducting comprehensive assessments of symptoms and patient responses to treatments, but documentation in electronic health records frequently results in data that cannot be readily shared or compared because of a lack of standardization of the terms. Standardized nursing terminology can enhance communication among nurses and(More)
We are developing a new process of health information exchange supported collaboration that leverages the HL7 consolidated CDA standard through four document types (consultation note, history and physical, progress note and discharge summary). The focus of the present study is the C-CDA consultation note template that will be submitted from poison control(More)