Francis Lau

Summary

Affiliation: University of Victoria
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi A review of e-learning practices for undergraduate medical education
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, P O Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3P5
    J Med Syst 28:71-87. 2004
  2. doi Using the Palliative Performance Scale to provide meaningful survival estimates
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:134-44. 2009
  3. ncbi Web-based electronic health information systems for prostate cancer patients
    Howard H Pai
    BC Cancer Agency, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can J Urol 12:2700-9. 2005
  4. ncbi A proposed benefits evaluation framework for health information systems in Canada
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 10:112-6, 118. 2007
  5. doi Use of the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) for end-of-life prognostication in a palliative medicine consultation service
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, P O Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V3W3P5, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:965-72. 2009
  6. pmc Assessing accuracy of an electronic provincial medication repository
    Morgan Price
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:42. 2012
  7. pmc Provider connectedness and communication patterns: extending continuity of care in the context of the circle of care
    Morgan Price
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road Victoria, V8P 5C2 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:309. 2013
  8. ncbi Toward a population-based approach to end-of-life care surveillance in Canada: initial efforts and lessons
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, PO Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8H 3P5
    J Palliat Care 29:13-21. 2013
  9. pmc Impact of electronic medical record on physician practice in office settings: a systematic review
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, P, O, Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria V8W3P5, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:10. 2012
  10. pmc A method for encoding clinical datasets with SNOMED CT
    Dennis H Lee
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Human and Social Development Building A202, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 10:53. 2010

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  1. ncbi A review of e-learning practices for undergraduate medical education
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, P O Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3P5
    J Med Syst 28:71-87. 2004
    ..Overall, while the literature is informative, there are few reported studies that address distributed synchronous learning in these undergraduate programs...
  2. doi Using the Palliative Performance Scale to provide meaningful survival estimates
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:134-44. 2009
    ..More work is needed to better identify those who live "longer than expected" or die "sooner than expected" to provide clinical utility in discussion with patients and families...
  3. ncbi Web-based electronic health information systems for prostate cancer patients
    Howard H Pai
    BC Cancer Agency, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Can J Urol 12:2700-9. 2005
    ..The Internet is a potential means of enhancing such interactions...
  4. ncbi A proposed benefits evaluation framework for health information systems in Canada
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 10:112-6, 118. 2007
    ....
  5. doi Use of the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) for end-of-life prognostication in a palliative medicine consultation service
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, P O Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V3W3P5, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:965-72. 2009
    ..We advocate the use of median survival and survival rates based on a local cohort where feasible, when reporting individual survival estimates...
  6. pmc Assessing accuracy of an electronic provincial medication repository
    Morgan Price
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:42. 2012
    ..British Columbia, Canada has had a provincial medication dispensing record, PharmaNet, system since 1995. Little is known about how accurately PharmaNet reflects actual medication usage...
  7. pmc Provider connectedness and communication patterns: extending continuity of care in the context of the circle of care
    Morgan Price
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road Victoria, V8P 5C2 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:309. 2013
    ..Continuity is an important aspect of quality of care, especially for complex patients in the community. We explored provider perceptions of continuity through a system's lens. The circle of care was used as the system...
  8. ncbi Toward a population-based approach to end-of-life care surveillance in Canada: initial efforts and lessons
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, PO Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8H 3P5
    J Palliat Care 29:13-21. 2013
    ..Throughout the project, members were engaged in knowledge translation. Overall, the project was well received by network members. There are still major data-quality and linkage issues that require further work...
  9. pmc Impact of electronic medical record on physician practice in office settings: a systematic review
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, P, O, Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria V8W3P5, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:10. 2012
    ..To address this need, we conducted a systematic review to examine the impact of EMRs in the physician office, factors that influenced their success, and the lessons learned...
  10. pmc A method for encoding clinical datasets with SNOMED CT
    Dennis H Lee
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Human and Social Development Building A202, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 10:53. 2010
    ..This paper describes a heuristic method that can be used to encode clinical terms in SNOMED CT and an illustration of how it was applied to encode an existing palliative care dataset...
  11. pmc A review on systematic reviews of health information system studies
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:637-45. 2010
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  12. ncbi Distributed health informatics graduate education for working professionals
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, PO Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 3P5
    Int J Med Inform 76:344-50. 2007
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  13. ncbi Use of Palliative Performance Scale in end-of-life prognostication
    Francis Lau
    Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Palliat Med 9:1066-75. 2006
    ..Yet, their findings are different in terms of the presence of distinct PPS survival profiles and significant covariates...
  14. ncbi A collaborative approach to building capacity in health informatics
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria
    Healthc Q 9:88-93. 2006
  15. ncbi Conversion of Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG) to Palliative Performance Scale (PPS), and the interchangeability of PPS and KPS in prognostic tools
    Ingrid De Kock
    Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program, Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Palliat Care 29:163-9. 2013
    ....
  16. doi Survival implications of sudden functional decline as a sentinel event using the palliative performance scale
    G Michael Downing
    Department of Palliative Medicine, Victoria Hospice Society, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Palliat Med 13:549-57. 2010
    ..1%) or a residential hospice bed (28.9%). Patient age ranged from 17-102 years old with 51.9% female and 48.1% male; the majority (88.3%) had a cancer diagnosis...
  17. ncbi A systematic review of prognostic tools for estimating survival time in palliative care
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Palliat Care 23:93-112. 2007
  18. doi Use of information technology in medication reconciliation: a scoping review
    Jesdeep Bassi
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 44:885-97. 2010
    ..To identify studies involving information technology (IT) in medication reconciliation (MedRec) and determine how IT is used to facilitate the MedRec process...
  19. doi Implications of SNOMED CT versioning
    Dennis Lee
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
    Int J Med Inform 80:442-53. 2011
    ..To determine the changes each Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) release undergoes and the implications of those changes...
  20. ncbi Knowledge translation in eHealth: building a virtual community
    Jesdeep Bassi
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria
    Stud Health Technol Inform 183:257-62. 2013
    ..This paper describes the foundational elements of the KT Community and our overall KT strategy...
  21. ncbi Usability inspection to improve an electronic provincial medication repository
    Nicole A Kitson
    Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 183:168-73. 2013
    ..This research explores the usability of PharmaNet, as a representative community-based medication repository...
  22. ncbi From benefits evaluation to clinical adoption: making sense of health information system success in Canada
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
    Healthc Q 14:39-45. 2011
    ..Validation of this framework by stakeholders and literature has thus far been favourable. Its potential application with selected evaluation approaches in specific settings, the implications and work ahead are discussed...
  23. ncbi A grounded theory guided approach to palliative care systems design
    Craig E Kuziemsky
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, P O Box 3050 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Int J Med Inform 76:S141-8. 2007
    ..We then illustrate how that understanding was formalized into an ontology and applied to IS design of a computer based tool to enhance education around palliative care severe pain management...
  24. ncbi A survey of PDA use by palliative medicine practitioners
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
    J Palliat Care 22:267-74. 2006
    ..The feasibility of a portable EPR for palliative medicine should be explored, and an information-based approach can help advance palliative medicine research in Canada...
  25. ncbi Applying the clinical adoption framework to evaluate the impact of an ambulatory electronic medical record
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 183:15-20. 2013
    ..There were five lessons that could be applied to other ambulatory care settings. The CA Framework has proved useful in making sense of ways that EMR can add value to the organization...
  26. pmc Perceived impact of electronic medical records in physician office practices: a review of survey-based research
    Jesdeep Bassi
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Interact J Med Res 1:e3. 2012
    ..Surveys are commonly used to elicit these views...
  27. ncbi Developing a multivariate electronic medical record integration model for primary health care
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 183:375-81. 2013
    ..This model has the potential to quantify and explain the factors that influence successful EMR integration to improve primary health care...
  28. ncbi Extending the infoway benefits evaluation framework for health information systems
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 143:406-13. 2009
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  29. pmc Measuring value for money: a scoping review on economic evaluation of health information systems
    Jesdeep Bassi
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:792-801. 2013
    ..To explore how key components of economic evaluations have been included in evaluations of health information systems (HIS), to determine the state of knowledge on value for money for HIS, and provide guidance for future evaluations...
  30. ncbi A review of information management practices for health ministries
    Francis Lau
    School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria
    Healthc Manage Forum 18:14-21. 2005
    ..We urge governments to consider these principles and recommendations when planning the IM function for their health ministries...
  31. ncbi Meta-analysis of survival prediction with Palliative Performance Scale
    Michael Downing
    Division of Palliative Care, University of British Columbia
    J Palliat Care 23:245-52; discussion 252-4. 2007
    ..Further work is needed to refine the reporting of survival times/probabilities and to improve prediction accuracy with the inclusion of other variables in the models...
  32. pmc An interdisciplinary computer-based information tool for palliative severe pain management
    Craig E Kuziemsky
    Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:374-82. 2008
    ..This study developed and performed usability testing of a standalone computer-based information tool to support the interdisciplinary practice of palliative severe pain management (SPM)...
  33. ncbi Development and reliability testing of the Victoria Bowel Performance Scale (BPS)
    G Michael Downing
    Faculty of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:513-22. 2007
    ..A BPS management guideline has been developed to assist with decision making for each BPS score, which also requires validation...