Patricia Tidmarsh

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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)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the ability of medical and nurse practitioner students to use MEDLINE to obtain evidence for answering clinical questions and to identify factors associated with the successful answering of questions. METHODS A convenience sample of medical and nurse practitioner students was recruited. After completing instruments(More)
The present study investigated whether a battery of tests designed to measure different levels of emotional intelligence could differentiate adolescent sex offenders from a non-offender control group. Fifteen male adolescent sex offenders ranging in age from 14 to 17 years were recruited through Health and Community Services (VIC, Australia) and 49(More)
The curricula of most medical informatics training programs are incomplete. We used Internet2-based videoconferencing to expand the educational opportunities of medical informatics students at Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Pittsburgh. Students and faculty in both programs shared extra-curricular research conferences and journal(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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