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ABSTRACT: Effectiveness of training health professionals in literature search skills using electronic health databases–a critical appraisal.

Abstract The objective was to assess the effect on health professionals' skills of one to eight hours literature search and retrieval training from electronic health databases. We searched: Cochrane library (2002; Issue 3), MEDLINE (1977-2002/5), EMBASE (1980-2002/7); CINAHL (1982-2002/5); ASSIA (1982-2002/7), BNI (1994-2002/5), ERIC (1985-2002/6); LISA (1969--current), NRR (2002, Issue 2),

ABSTRACT: MEDLINE clinical queries are robust when searching in recent publishing years — Wilczynski et al. 20 (2): 363 — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Abstract Objective To determine if the PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE clinical queries (which were developed in the publishing year 2000, for the purpose categories therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, etiology, and clinical prediction guides) perform as well when searching in current publishing years. Methods A gold standard database of recently published research literature was

Manuscript: Identifying primary and recurrent cancers using a SAS-based natural language processing algorithm

Abstract Objective Significant limitations exist in the timely and complete identification of primary and recurrent cancers for clinical and epidemiologic research. A SAS-based coding, extraction, and nomenclature tool (SCENT) was developed to address this problem. Materials and methods SCENT employs hierarchical classification rules to identify and extract information from electronic pathology reports. Reports are

MANUSCRIPT: Presentation of clinical laboratory results: an experimental comparison of four visualization techniques

Abstract Objective To evaluate how clinical chemistry test results were assessed by volunteers when presented with four different visualization techniques. Materials and methods A total of 20 medical students reviewed quantitative test results from 4 patients using 4 different visualization techniques in a balanced, crossover experiment. The laboratory data represented relevant patient categories, including

ABSTRACT: Challenges to nurses’ efforts of retrieving, documenting, and communicating patient care information — Keenan et al. 20 (2): 245 — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Abstract Objective To examine information flow, a vital component of a patient's care and outcomes, in a sample of multiple hospital nursing units to uncover potential sources of error and opportunities for systematic improvement. Design This was a qualitative study of a sample of eight medical–surgical nursing units from four diverse hospitals

ABSTRACT: Does the order of presentation and number of online resources affect the frequency of access by learners?

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Provision of web-based resources is a valuable addition to face-to-face teaching in a blended learning environment. AIM: To understand how both order of presentation and number of online resources impacts on the frequency of access by learners in postgraduate vocational training in general practice. METHODS: Information was collected on how many times individual online

ABSTRACT: Open-book tests: Search behaviour, time used and test scores. [Med Teach. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Background: Because of the increasing medical knowledge and the focus of medical education on acquiring competencies, the use of open-book tests seems inevitable. Dealing with a large body of information, indicating which kind of information is needed to solve a problem, and finding and understanding that knowledge at the right

RESOURCE: The Importance of Search – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

"As forward-thinking enterprises look for answers, they’re finding a significant gap between where they are today and where they need to be with regards to their learning infrastructure. Continued growth in the LMS market — more than 10 percent globally according to Bersin & Associates’ report “Learning Systems 2011” —