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Proceedings of SCAMSI conference published as journal supplement

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 grant HS06468).
  • Barnes, M., and Barnett, G.O. "An architecture for a distributed guideline server." pp. 233-237. (AHCPR grant HS06575).
  • 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 HS06284).
  • 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 HS08362).
  • 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 HS08749).
  • 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 grant HS08749).

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