M. S. Ong, F. Magrabi and E. Coiera. (2013). Syndromic surveillance for health information system failures: a feasibility study. J Am Med Inform Assoc (Vol. 20, pp. 506-12).

Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To explore the applicability of a syndromic surveillance method to the early detection of health information technology (HIT) system failures. METHODS: A syndromic surveillance system was developed to monitor a laboratory information system at a tertiary hospital. Four indices were monitored: (1) total laboratory records being created; (2) total records with missing results;

F. Magrabi, J. Aarts, C. Nohr, M. Baker, S. Harrison, S. Pelayo, J. Talmon, D. F. Sittig and E. Coiera. (2013). A comparative review of patient safety initiatives for national health information technology. Int J Med Inform (Vol. 82, pp. e139-48).

Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To collect and critically review patient safety initiatives for health information technology (HIT). METHOD: Publicly promulgated set of advisories, recommendations, guidelines, or standards potentially addressing safe system design, build, implementation or use were identified by searching the websites of regional and national agencies and programmes in a non-exhaustive set of exemplar countries including

A. Y. Lau, J. Proudfoot, A. Andrews, S. T. Liaw, J. Crimmins, A. Arguel and E. Coiera. (2013). Which bundles of features in a Web-based personally controlled health management system are associated with consumer help-seeking behaviors for physical and emotional well-being? J Med Internet Res (Vol. 15, pp. e79).

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Personally controlled health management systems (PCHMS), which include a personal health record (PHR), health management tools, and consumer resources, represent the next stage in consumer eHealth systems. It is still unclear, however, what features contribute to an engaging and efficacious PCHMS. OBJECTIVE: To identify features in a Web-based PCHMS that are associated with

A. Y. Lau, A. G. Dunn, N. Mortimer, A. Gallagher, J. Proudfoot, A. Andrews, S. T. Liaw, J. Crimmins, A. Arguel and E. Coiera. (2013). Social and self-reflective use of a Web-based personally controlled health management system. J Med Internet Res (Vol. 15, pp. e211).

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Personally controlled health management systems (PCHMSs) contain a bundle of features to help patients and consumers manage their health. However, it is unclear how consumers actually use a PCHMS in their everyday settings. OBJECTIVE: To conduct an empirical analysis of how consumers used the social (forum and poll) and self-reflective (diary and personal

K. E. Chai, S. Anthony, E. Coiera and F. Magrabi. (2013). Using statistical text classification to identify health information technology incidents. J Am Med Inform Assoc (Vol. 20, pp. 980-5).

Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility of using statistical text classification to automatically identify health information technology (HIT) incidents in the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. DESIGN: We used a subset of 570 272 incidents including 1534 HIT incidents reported to MAUDE between 1 January 2008

T. Bowden and E. Coiera. (2013). Comparing New Zealand’s ‘Middle Out’ health information technology strategy with other OECD nations. Int J Med Inform (Vol. 82, pp. e87-95).

Abstract: Implementation of efficient, universally applied, computer to computer communications is a high priority for many national health systems. As a consequence, much effort has been channelled into finding ways in which a patient’s previous medical history can be made accessible when needed. A number of countries have attempted to share patients’ records, with varying