Medical Informatics Publications

The PIH EMR team has published 25 peer reviewed papers and given numerous presentations at meetings and conferences around the world. We are leaders in the evaluation of medical information systems in developing countries and have won several prizes for this work.

  1. Fraser HS, Jazayeri D, Bannach L, Szolovits P, McGrath SJ. Telemedmail: free software to facilitate telemedicine in developing countries. Medinfo. 2001;10(Pt 1):815-9
  2. Fraser HS, Jazayeri D, Mitnick CD, Mukherjee JS, Bayona J. Informatics tools to monitor progress and outcomes of patients with drug resistant tuberculosis in Peru. Proc AMIA Symp 2002:270-4
  3. Szot A, Jacobson F, Munn S, Jazayeri D, Nardell E, Harrison D, Drosten R, Ohno-Machado L, Smeaton LM, Fraser HSF. Diagnostic accuracy of chest x-rays acquired using a digital camera for low-cost teleradiology. Int J Med Inform 2004;73(1):65-73
  4. Choi S, Jazayeri D, Mitnick C, Chalco K, Pachao F, Bayona J, Fraser HSF. A Web-based Nurse Order Entry System for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients in Peru. Proc. Medinfo2004, 11: 202-206
  5. Fraser HSF, Jazayeri D, Nevil P, Karacaoglu Y, Farmer PE, Lyon E, Smith-Fawzi MK, Leandre F, Choi S, Mukherjee JS. An information system and medical record to support HIV treatment in rural Haiti. BMJ 2004 329;1142-6
  6. Laserson KF, Thorpe LE, Leimane V, Weyer K, Mitnick C, Riekstina V, Zarovska E, Rich ML, Fraser HSF, Alarcon E, Cegielski JP, Grzemska M, Gupta R, Espinal M. Speaking the Same Language: Treatment Outcome Definitions for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2005; 9(6):640-645
  7. Fraser HSF, Biondich P, Moodley D, Choi S, Mamlin B, Szolovits P. Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countries. Informatics in Primary Care 2005;13:83–95.
  8. 8. Fraser HSF, Blaya J, Choi SS, Bonilla C, Jazayeri D. Evaluating the impact and costs of deploying an electronic medical record system to support TB treatment in Peru. Proc AMIA Symp 2006: 264-268
  9. Blaya J, Fraser HSF. Development, implementation and preliminary study of a PDA-based tuberculosis result collection system. Proc AMIA Symp 2006: 41-45
  10. Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Wolfe BA, Fraser HSF, Jazayeri D, Allen C, Miranda J, Tierney WM. Cooking Up An Open Source EMR For Developing Countries: OpenMRS – A Recipe For Successful Collaboration. Proc AMIA Symp 2006: 529-533
  11. Allen C, Jazayeri D, Miranda J, Biondich P, Mamlin B, Wolfe B, Seebregts C, Tierney W, Fraser HSF. Experience in implementing the OpenMRS medical record system to support HIV treatment in Rwanda. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;129(Pt 1):382-6
  12. Berger L, Jazayeri D, Sauveur M, Manasse J, Plancher I, Fiefe M, Laurat G, Joseph S, Kempton K, Fraser HSF. Implementation and evaluation of a web based system for pharmacy stock management in rural Haiti. Proc. AMIA SYMP. 2007:46-50
  13. Fraser HS, Allen C, Bailey C, Douglas G, Shin S, Blaya J. Information systems for patient follow-up and chronic management of HIV and TB: a life saving technology in resource poor areas. J Med Internet Res 2007;9(4):e29
  14. Blaya JA, Shin SS, Yagui MJA, Yale G, Suares CZ, Asencios L, Cegielski P, Fraser HSF. A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: design, implementation and evaluation methodology. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2007 Oct 28;7(1):33
  15. Clifford GD, Blaya JA, Hall-Clifford R, Fraser HS Medical information systems: A foundation for healthcare technologies in developing countries BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 2008, June 11; 7:18
  16. JA Blaya, W Gomez, P Rodriguez, HSF Fraser “Cost Analysis, Time-Motion Study, and Implementation Method of a PDA System for TB Laboratory Data Collection” International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2008 Aug;12(8):921-7.
  17. Blaya JA, Cohen T, Rodríguez, P, Kim J, Fraser HSF PDAs to collect tuberculosis bacteriology data in Peru reduce delays, errors, workload, and are acceptable to users: Cluster randomized controlled trial. Int J Infect Dis. 2009 May;13(3):410-8
  18. Seebregts CJ, Mamlin BW, Biondich PG, Fraser HSF, Wolfe BA, Jazayeri DG, Allen C, Miranda J, Baker E, Musinguzi N, Kayiwa D, Fourie C, Lesh N, Kanter A, Yiannoutsos C, Bailey C, The OpenMRS Implementers Network. Int J Med Inform. 2009 Nov;78(11):711-20
  19. Mitchell M, Lesh N, Cranmer H, Fraser H, Haivas I, Wolf, K Improving care – improving access: the use of electronic decision support with aids patients in South Africa. Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management (in press 2009)
  20. Blaya J, Fraser HS, Holt B. Evaluations of the Impact of eHealth Technologies in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review. Health Affairs 2010, 29;2: 244-251
  21. Tierney B, Kanter A, Fraser HS, Seebregts C. A Toolkit For eHealth Partnerships in Low-Income Nations. Health Affairs 2010, 29;2: 268-273
  22. Amoroso C, Akimana B, Wise B, Fraser HSF Using Electronic Medical Records for HIV Care in Rural Rwanda Proc. Medinfo 2010 (in press)
  23. Waters E, Rafter J, Douglas GP, Bwanali M, Jazayeri DJ, Fraser HSF Experience Implementing a Point-of-Care Electronic Medical Record System for Primary Care in Malawi. Proc. Medinfo2010 (in press)
  24. Seymour RP, Tang A, DeRiggi J, Munyaburanga C, Cuckovitch R, Nyirishema P, Fraser HSF. Training Software Developers for Electronic Medical Records in Rwanda. Proc Medinfo2010 (in press)
  25. JA Blaya, SS Shin, M Yagui, G Yale, C Suarez, L Asencios, C Contreras, P Rodriguez, J Kim, P Cegielski, HSF Fraser “Electronic lab system reduces errors in National Tuberculosis Program: Cluster randomized controlled trial” IJTLD 2010 (in press)