Elmer V Bernstam

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Efficacy of quality criteria to identify potentially harmful information: a cross-sectional survey of complementary and alternative medicine web sites
    Muhammad Walji
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Health Information Sciences, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Med Internet Res 6:e21. 2004
  2. pmc What is biomedical informatics?
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Biomed Inform 43:104-10. 2010
  3. pmc Synergies and distinctions between computational disciplines in biomedical research: perspective from the Clinical andTranslational Science Award programs
    Elmer V Bernstam
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Acad Med 84:964-70. 2009
  4. pmc Using citation data to improve retrieval from MEDLINE
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:96-105. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Usability of quality measures for online health information: Can commonly used technical quality criteria be reliably assessed?
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:675-83. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Instruments to assess the quality of health information on the World Wide Web: what can our patients actually use?
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:13-9. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Commonly cited website quality criteria are not effective at identifying inaccurate online information about breast cancer
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:1206-13. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Optimized dual threshold entity resolution for electronic health record databases--training set size and active learning
    Erel Joffe
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013:721-30. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Searching for cancer-related information online: unintended retrieval of complementary and alternative medicine information
    Muhammad Walji
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:685-93. 2005
  10. pmc Explanations for unsuccessful weight loss among bariatric surgery candidates
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1377-83. 2009

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Efficacy of quality criteria to identify potentially harmful information: a cross-sectional survey of complementary and alternative medicine web sites
    Muhammad Walji
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Health Information Sciences, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Med Internet Res 6:e21. 2004
    ..However, assessing the accuracy of CAM information is uniquely challenging since CAM is generally not supported by conventional literature...
  2. pmc What is biomedical informatics?
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Biomed Inform 43:104-10. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the definition implies that informatics research, teaching, and service should focus on biomedical information as data plus meaning rather than only computer applications in biomedicine...
  3. pmc Synergies and distinctions between computational disciplines in biomedical research: perspective from the Clinical andTranslational Science Award programs
    Elmer V Bernstam
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Acad Med 84:964-70. 2009
    ..The paper concludes with recommendations regarding administrative structures that can help to maximize the benefit of computation to biomedical research within academic health centers...
  4. pmc Using citation data to improve retrieval from MEDLINE
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:96-105. 2006
    ..Citation-based algorithms can help identify important articles within large sets of relevant results. Further studies are needed to determine whether citation-based algorithms can effectively meet actual user information needs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Usability of quality measures for online health information: Can commonly used technical quality criteria be reliably assessed?
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:675-83. 2005
    ..Therefore, we assessed the degree to which two raters could reliably assess 22 popularly cited quality criteria on a sample of 42 complementary and alternative medicine Web sites...
  6. ncbi request reprint Instruments to assess the quality of health information on the World Wide Web: what can our patients actually use?
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:13-9. 2005
    ..To find and assess quality-rating instruments that can be used by health care consumers to assess websites displaying health information...
  7. doi request reprint Commonly cited website quality criteria are not effective at identifying inaccurate online information about breast cancer
    Elmer V Bernstam
    School of Health Information Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:1206-13. 2008
    ..However, the effectiveness of these tools is unknown. The authors determined whether existing quality criteria can identify inaccurate breast cancer information online...
  8. ncbi request reprint Optimized dual threshold entity resolution for electronic health record databases--training set size and active learning
    Erel Joffe
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2013:721-30. 2013
    ..Active learning achieved comparable results with 3,000 records. Automated optimization is effective and targeted sampling can reduce the required training set size. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Searching for cancer-related information online: unintended retrieval of complementary and alternative medicine information
    Muhammad Walji
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:685-93. 2005
    ..Therefore, we studied the likelihood that consumers will incidentally encounter CAM information while searching the Web and the factors that influence retrieval of CAM information...
  10. pmc Explanations for unsuccessful weight loss among bariatric surgery candidates
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1377-83. 2009
    ..Our objective was to analyze subjective explanations for unsuccessful weight loss among bariatric surgery candidates...
  11. pmc Ontology driven integration platform for clinical and translational research
    Parsa Mirhaji
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 10:S2. 2009
    ..Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is used to modularize and distribute reusable services in a dynamic and distributed environment. Components of the semantic solution and its overall architecture are described...
  12. doi request reprint A benchmark comparison of deterministic and probabilistic methods for defining manual review datasets in duplicate records reconciliation
    Erel Joffe
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 21:97-104. 2014
    ..We compared the performance of common ER algorithms: using algorithmic optimization, rather than manual parameter tuning, and on two-threshold classification (match/manual review/non-match) as well as single-threshold (match/non-match)...
  13. pmc Deterministic binary vectors for efficient automated indexing of MEDLINE/PubMed abstracts
    Manuel Wahle
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012:940-9. 2012
    ..The increased capacity demonstrated by binary vectors has implications for information retrieval, and the elimination of the need to retain term vectors facilitates distributed implementations, enhancing the scalability of RI...
  14. pmc Predicting biomedical document access as a function of past use
    J Caleb Goodwin
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 19:473-8. 2012
    ..To determine whether past access to biomedical documents can predict future document access...
  15. doi request reprint Measuring social support for weight loss in an internet weight loss community
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Health Commun 16:198-211. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint Errors in after-hours phone consultations: a simulation study
    Erel Joffe
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 23:398-405. 2014
    ..After-hours out-of-hospital phone consultations require physicians to make decisions based on information provided by a nurse over the phone...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a problem-specific SBAR tool to improve after-hours nurse-physician phone communication: a randomized trial
    Erel Joffe
    School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:495-501. 2013
    ..Patterns of communication of key information during after-hours phone calls were evaluated, and the utility of problem-specific Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) forms in improving this communication was assessed...
  18. pmc Automated medication reconciliation and complexity of care transitions
    Pamela A Bozzo Silva
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2011:1252-60. 2011
    ..Our study did not have sufficient statistical power to establish whether the kind of transition affects reconcilability. We conclude that automated reconciliation is possible and will help accomplish the NPSG...
  19. pmc A day in the life of PubMed: analysis of a typical day's query log
    Jorge R Herskovic
    University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston, 7000 Fannin St Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 14:212-20. 2007
    ..To characterize PubMed usage over a typical day and compare it to previous studies of user behavior on Web search engines...
  20. pmc Screening for obstructive sleep apnea on the internet: randomized trial
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 122:961.e1-6. 2009
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea is underdiagnosed. We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial of an online intervention to promote obstructive sleep apnea screening among members of an Internet weight-loss community...
  21. pmc Graph-based signal integration for high-throughput phenotyping
    Jorge R Herskovic
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 13:S2. 2012
    ..In this paper, we automatically construct a graphical knowledge model and then use it to phenotype breast cancer patients. We compare the performance of this approach to using MetaMap when labeling records...
  22. pmc Social support in an Internet weight loss community
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Med Inform 79:5-13. 2010
    ..To describe social support for weight loss shared by members of a large Internet weight loss community...
  23. pmc Predictors of student success in graduate biomedical informatics training: introductory course and program success
    Irmgard U Willcockson
    School of Health Information Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:837-46. 2009
    ..To predict student performance in an introductory graduate-level biomedical informatics course from application data...
  24. doi request reprint Structural social support predicts functional social support in an online weight loss programme
    Kevin O Hwang
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Internal Medicine, and The University of Texas Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, Houston, TX, USAPenn State College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hershey, PA, USAThe University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, TX, USA
    Health Expect 17:345-52. 2014
    ..8 (95% CI 1.8-12.8)]. Conclusions  Using the social media tools of an online weight loss programme at least once per week is strongly associated with receiving Encouragement for weight loss behaviours. ..
  25. pmc SYFSA: a framework for systematic yet flexible systems analysis
    Todd R Johnson
    The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston, 7000 Fannin Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Biomed Inform 46:665-75. 2013
    ..We also describe several information-theoretic measures of flexibility that can be used to compare alternative designs, and to measure how efficiently a system supports a given task, the relative cognitive workload, and learnability. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Cross-terminology mapping challenges: a demonstration using medication terminological systems
    Himali Saitwal
    The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston, 7000 Fannin Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Biomed Inform 45:613-25. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint Using hit curves to compare search algorithm performance
    Jorge R Herskovic
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Biomed Inform 40:93-9. 2007
    ..We provide example scenarios where traditional measures are less suitable than hit curves and conclude that hit curves may be useful for evaluating retrieval from large collections where ranking performance is crucial...
  28. pmc Comparing clinician knowledge and online information regarding Alli (Orlistat)
    Stuart Nelson
    Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Med Inform 78:772-7. 2009
    ..Online forums are a popular medium for the exchange of health information between consumers, so it is important to determine the accuracy and completeness of information posted to online forums...
  29. pmc Accuracy and self correction of information received from an internet breast cancer list: content analysis
    Adol Esquivel
    School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    BMJ 332:939-42. 2006
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  30. pmc Quality of weight loss advice on internet forums
    Kevin O Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Med 120:604-9. 2007
    ..Adults use the Internet for weight loss information, sometimes by participating in discussion forums. Our purpose was to analyze the quality of advice exchanged on these forums...
  31. ncbi request reprint Toward a veterinary informatics research agenda: an analysis of the PubMed-indexed literature
    Kimberly A Smith-Akin
    School of Health Information Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Med Inform 76:306-12. 2007
    ..However, veterinary informatics has received little attention from the general biomedical informatics community...
  32. pmc Medication Reconciliation: Work Domain Ontology, prototype development, and a predictive model
    Eliz Markowitz
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2011:878-87. 2011
    ..Accordingly, we believe that developing a MR tool, based upon the WDO and user interface guidelines, improves user efficiency and reduces cognitive load...
  33. pmc Duplicate patient records--implication for missed laboratory results
    Erel Joffe
    School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas, Health Science Center in Houston, TX, USA
    AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2012:1269-75. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that duplicate records will be associated with missed abnormal laboratory results...
  34. pmc Breast cancer on the world wide web: cross sectional survey of quality of information and popularity of websites
    Funda Meric
    Section of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, USA
    BMJ 324:577-81. 2002
    ..To determine the characteristics of popular breast cancer related websites and whether more popular sites are of higher quality...