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This paper analyses information behavior data automatically gathered by an integrated clinical information environment used by internal medicine physicians and trainees at the University of Alberta. The study reviews how clinical information systems, decision-support tools and evidence resources were used over a 13 month period. Aggregate and(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly people (aged 65 years or more) are at increased risk of polypharmacy (five or more medications), inappropriate medication use, and associated increased health care costs. The use of clinical decision support (CDS) within an electronic medical record (EMR) could improve medication safety. METHODS Participatory action research methods(More)
Practical analysis of user behavior patterns in social network and community software is one of the many application of data mining tools. Using data mining techniques, over 100 users of the Vividesk private online network ('desktop') for Canadian healthcare professionals was examined over a four year period for user behavior trends using decision trees(More)
This poster describes questions that can be answered about how clinical and knowledge-based resources are used in an integrated information environment that track how diverse applications are initiated, given focus, interacted with, and linked to other applications. Results show that it is possible to use decision trees to predict information patterns and(More)
BACKGROUND Computer-based clinical decision support tools can improve physician performance in ambulatory care settings. Acquiring and entering the patient-specific information necessary to take advantage of this technology, however, can often be a major impediment. OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate a self-administered electronic questionnaire for(More)
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