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Proceedings of SCAMSI conference published as journal
Proceedings of the "Nineteenth Annual Symposium on Computer
Applications in Medical Care" (SCAMSI), which was held October
28-November 1, 1995, in New Orleans, were recently published in a
1995 symposium supplement to the Journal of the American Medical
Informatics Association. The conference theme was "toward
cost-effective clinical computing," and it was chaired by Reed M.
Gardner, Ph.D., who also edited the proceedings.
The conference was organized into 10 sections: computer support
of clinical practice, decision support systems in clinical
practice, designing computerized patient records, computer-and
internet-based educational systems, evaluation of clinical
information systems, evaluation of computerized health care
strategy, computerized image processing and transmission,
posters, electronic posters, and theater-style demonstrations
such as the internet-based Medical Collaboratory and the Virtual
Hospital. The following researchers, whose work was supported by
the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, contributed
papers to the symposium (see the Journal of the American Medical
Informatics Association, Symposium Supplement, 1995):
Ambrosino, R., Buchanan, B.G., Cooper, G.F., and others.
"The use of misclassification costs to learn
rule-based decision support models for cost-effective
hospital admission strategies." pp. 304-308. (AHCPR PORT
- Barnes, M., and Barnett, G.O. "An architecture for a
distributed guideline server." pp. 233-237. (AHCPR grant
- Bates, D.W., Kuperman, G.J., Rittenberg, E., and others.
"Reminders for redundant tests: Results of a randomized
controlled trial." p. 935. (AHCPR grant HS07107).
- Das, A.K., and Musen, M.A. "A comparison of the temporal
expressiveness of three database query methods." pp.
331-337. (AHCPR grant HS06330).
- Day, F., Hoang, L.P., Ouk, S., and others. "The impact of a guideline-driven computer charting
system on the emergency care of patients with acute low back pain." pp. 576-580. (AHCPR grant
- Einbinder, J.S., Rury, C., and Safran, C. "Outcomes
research using the electronic patient record: Beth Israel
Hospital's experience with anticoagulation." pp. 819-823.
(AHCPR grant HS08749).
- Eisenstein, E.L. "A clinical economics workstation for
risk-adjusted health care cost management." pp. 620-623.
(AHCPR NRSA fellowship F32 HS00090).
- Gennari, J.H., Oliver, D.E., Pratt, W., and others. "A web-
based architecture for a medical vocabulary server." pp.
275-279. (AHCPR grant HS06330).
- Lenert, L.A., Michelson, D., Flowers, C., and Bergen, M.R.
"IMPACT: An object-oriented graphical environment for
construction of multimedia patient interviewing software."
pp. 319-323. (AHCPR grant HS07818).
- Ohno-Machado, L., and Musen, M.A. "A comparison of two
computer-based prognostic systems for AIDS." pp. 737-741.
(AHCPR grant HS06330).
- Overhage, J.M., Mamlin, B., Warvel, J., and others. "A tool
for provider interaction during patient care: G-CARE." pp.
178-182. (AHCPR grant HS07719).
- Sailors, R.M., East, T.D., Wallace, J., and others. "A
successful protocol for the use of pulse oximetry to
classify arterial oxygenation into four fuzzy categories."
pp. 248-252. (AHCPR grant HS06594).
- Sands, D.Z., and Safran, C. "Patient precautions: A
forgotten piece of the electronic patient record." pp.
77-80. (AHCPR grant HS08749).
- Sim, I., and Rennels, G. "A trial bank model for the
publication of clinical trials." pp. 863-867. (AHCPR grant
- Soetikno, R.M., and Lenert, L.A. "Preference assessment for
outcomes of deep vein thrombosis using a multimedia
approach." p. 995. (AHCPR grant HS07818).
- Wald, J.S., Rind, D., Safran, C., and others. "Patient
entries in the electronic medial record: An interactive
interview used in primary care." pp. 147-151. (AHCPR grant
- Zelingher, J., Rind, D.M., Caraballo, E., and others.
"Categorization of free-text problem lists: An effective
method of capturing clinical data." pp. 416-420. (AHCPR
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