P. Joseph Gibson

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Cognitive impairments in schizophrenia appear to be associated with social problem solving, social and vocational functioning, and psychosocial skill acquisition. The present study examined the relationship of cognitive functioning, as well as clinical symptoms, to vocational outcomes among individuals with schizophrenia. One hundred and twelve participants(More)
Beginning in 2004, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) partnered with the Regenstrief Institute on a 4-year project to implement a statewide biosurveillance system incorporating more than 110 hospitals. This paper describes our evolving experience with the system including ongoing implementation challenges, how the system has helped to uncover(More)
The authors examined gaps in the use of antipsychotic medications during the one-year period after discharge in an epidemiological sample of 189 first-admission patients with schizophrenia between July 1989 and January 1996. Sixty-three percent of the patients had one or more such gaps, and 51 percent had gaps of 30 days or longer, with an average total(More)
BACKGROUND Culture and ethnicity have been suggested to influence the presentation of patients with schizophrenia. These factors are thought to affect the diagnoses, courses of treatment, and medical utilization patterns of patients with schizophrenia. Specifically, the differences between whites, African Americans, and Mexican Americans are of particular(More)
Many data privacy models have been created in the last few years using the k-anonymization methodology including l-diversity, p-sensitive k-anonymity, and t-closeness. While these methods differ in their approaches and quality of the results, they all focus on ensuring the anonymization of the data while at the same time attempt to protect the quality of(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide formulas for estimating notifiable disease reporting volume from 'meaningful use' electronic laboratory reporting (ELR). METHODS We analyzed two years of comprehensive ELR reporting data from 15 metropolitan hospitals and laboratories. Report volumes were divided by population counts to derive generalizable estimators. RESULTS(More)
As medical data continues to transition to electronic formats, opportunities arise for researchers to use this microdata to discover patterns and increase knowledge that can improve patient care. We propose a data utility measurement, called the re‐ search value (RV), which reflects the importance of an database attribute with respect to the other database(More)
As medical data continues to transition to an electronic format, opportunities arise for researchers to use this microdata to discover patterns and increase knowledge in order to improve patient care. Now more than ever, it is critical to protect the identities of the patients contained in these databases. Even after removing obvious "identifier"(More)
Good informatics improves public health. It enables public health agencies to be more responsive and productive. 1 Improved accessibility to data can create more opportunities to improve health through partnerships , greater accountability, and improved efficiency. Informatics methods and approaches can address lack of timely data 2 and enable quicker(More)