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MANUSCRIPT: Big data in medicine is driving big changes

OBJECTIVES: To summarise current research that takes advantage of "Big Data" in health and biomedical informatics applications. METHODS: Survey of trends in this work, and exploration of literature describing how large-scale structured and unstructured data sources are being used to support applications from clinical decision making and health policy, to drug design and

MANUSCRIPT: Looking Through a Social Lens: Conceptualising Social Aspects of Knowledge Management for Global Health Practitioners

Knowledge management plays a critical role in global health. Global health practitioners require knowledge in every aspect of their jobs, and in resource-scarce contexts, practitioners must be able to rely on a knowledge management system to access the latest research and practice to ensure the highest quality of care. However,

MANUSCRIPT: Clinical epidemiology in the era of big data: new opportunities, familiar challenges

Routinely recorded health data have evolved from mere by-products of health care delivery or billing into a powerful research tool for studying and improving patient care through clinical epidemiologic research. Big data in the context of epidemiologic research means large interlinkable data sets within a single country or networks of

What We’ve Learned about Note-taking in Continuing Education

If we go all the way back (now nearly 6 years ago) to the original Learning Actions research project, one of the first insights gained was that note-taking is a nearly universal behavior that clinician-learners rely on to support their learning process. In fact, from my initial interviews I found

MANUSCRIPT: Strengthening care teams to improve adherence in cystic fibrosis: a qualitative practice assessment and quality improvement initiative

Background Treatment regimens for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are complex, time consuming, and burdensome, and adherence to CF treatment is suboptimal. CF care teams play a critical role in supporting patients’ chronic self-management skills, but there is no uniform method for assessing patients’ adherence to treatment or standard interventions to

ABSTRACT: Root Cause Analysis and Actions for the Prevention of Medical Errors: Quality Improvement and Resident Education

The quality of care delivered by orthopedic surgeons continues to grow in importance. Multiple orthopedic programs, organizations, and committees have been created to measure the quality of surgical care and reduce the incidence of medical adverse events. Structured root cause analysis and actions (RCA2) has become an area of interest.

MANUSCRIPT: Effectiveness of an individual, online e-learning program about sexually transmitted infections: a prospective cohort study

Background: Primary health-care professionals play an important role in the treatment and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). Continuing Medical Education (CME)-courses can influence the knowledge and behavior of health-care professionals concerning STI. We performed a prospective cohort study to evaluate if the individual and online e-learning program “The STI-consultation”, which uses the

ABSTRACT: How Exemplary Inpatient Teaching Physicians Foster Clinical Reasoning

PURPOSE: Clinical reasoning is a crucial component of training in health professions. These cognitive skills are necessary to provide quality care and avoid diagnostic error. Much previous literature has focused on teaching clinical reasoning in non-clinical environments and does not include learner reflections. The authors sought to explore, through multiple perspectives

ABSTRACT: Motivating medical students by utilizing dermatology-oriented online quizzes

BACKGROUND: Online quiz competitions can facilitate extra-classroom interactions between faculty and medical students. Owing to decreased class attendance nationwide, teaching faculty might revamp their approach to medical education by providing online resources and methods for communication. OBJECTIVE: To explore if the use of online quizzes and social media can result in improved interactions

RESOURCE: About our Paper – What data and analytics can and do say about effective learning | npj Science of Learning Community

Our article, "What data and analytics can and do say about effective learning", was published in the journal npj Science of Learning recently. The Nature Research team had a few questions for us about our article, which Linda Corrin and I have answered below. What is learning analytics, and how does