Samrend Saboor

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Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, which has a cumulative lifetime incidence of 3%. Two to threefold increased morbidity and mortality rates are reported, especially if generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) occur. A wireless small and user-friendly detection system would be helpful in early identification of seizures. This could(More)
The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown. However, the histological similarity between the disorder and tuberculosis suggests that mycobacteria might contribute to the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis. We have used the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect mycobacterial DNA in clinical samples from patients with sarcoidosis. 104 patients were included in the(More)
Archetypes model individual EHR contents and build the basis of the dual-model approach used in the ISO/EN 13606 EHR architecture. We present an approach to create archetypes using an iterative development process. It includes automated generation of electronic case report forms from archetypes. We evaluated our approach by developing 128 archetypes which(More)
The EHR system ZK-ARCHE automatically generates forms from ISO/EN 13606 archetypes. For this purpose the archetypes are augmented with components of the reference model to achieve so-called "comprehensive archetypes". Data collected via the forms are stored in a list which associates each value with the path of the corresponding comprehensive archetype node(More)
Physicians should have access to the information they need to provide the most effective health care. Medical knowledge and patient-oriented information is dynamic and expanding rapidly so there is a rising risk of information overload. We investigated the information needs of physicians during treatment of Diabetes mellitus patients, using a combination of(More)
Modern, integrated information and communication systems (ICT) help improve the communication along processes in hospitals. The goal of this paper is to present a reusable and holistic concept which allows the detailed and systematic description of arbitrary communication processes, as well as the detection of communication errors. This is realized by(More)
PURPOSE While contributing to an improved continuity of care, Shared Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems may also lead to information overload of healthcare providers. Document-oriented architectures, such as the commonly employed IHE XDS profile, which only support information retrieval at the level of documents, are particularly susceptible for this(More)
Cross-institutional longitudinal Electronic Health Records (EHR), as introduced in Austria at the moment, increase the challenge of information overload of healthcare professionals. We developed an innovative cross-institutional EHR query prototype that offers extended query options, including searching for specific information items or sets of information(More)
The shared EHR (electronic health record) system architecture IHE XDS is widely adopted internationally. It ensures a high level of data privacy via distributed storage of EHR documents. Its standard search capabilities, however, are limited; it only allows a retrieval of complete documents by querying a restricted set of document metadata. Existing(More)
Adequate information and communication systems (ICT) can help to improve the communication in hospitals. Changes to the ICT-infrastructure of hospitals must be planed carefully. In order to support a comprehensive planning, we presented a classification of 81 common errors of the electronic communication on the MIE 2008 congress. Our objective now was to(More)