Tong HL, Coiera E, Laranjo L. Using a mobile social networking app to promote physical activity: a qualitative study of users’ perspectives. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2018; 20(12):e11439.

Background: Despite many health benefits of physical activity, nearly a third of the world’s adult population is insufficiently active. Technological interventions, such as mobile apps, wearable trackers, and Web-based social networks, offer great promise in promoting physical activity, but little is known about users’ acceptability and long-term engagement with these interventions. Objective: The aim of

Arguel A, Perez‐Concha O, Li SY, Lau AY. Theoretical approaches of online social network interventions and implications for behavioural change: a systematic review. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2018; 24(1):212-21.

Rational, aims and objectives: The aim of this review was to identify general theoretical frameworks used in online social network interventions for behavioral change. To address this research question, a PRISMA‐compliant systematic review was conducted. Methods: A systematic review (PROSPERO registration number CRD42014007555) was conducted using 3 electronic databases (PsycINFO, Pubmed, and Embase). Four reviewers

Coiera E, Kocaballi AB, Halamka J, Laranjo L. The digital scribe. npj Digital Medicine. 2018; 1(1):58.

Current generation electronic health records suffer a number of problems that make them inefficient and associated with poor clinical satisfaction. Digital scribes or intelligent documentation support systems, take advantage of advances in speech recognition, natural language processing and artificial intelligence, to automate the clinical documentation task currently conducted by humans. Whilst in their infancy, digital

Hodgson T, Magrabi F, Coiera E. Evaluating the Efficiency and Safety of Speech Recognition within a Commercial Electronic Health Record System: A Replication Study. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2018; 09(02): 326-335

Objective To conduct a replication study to validate previously identified significant risks and inefficiencies associated with the use of speech recognition (SR) for documentation within an electronic health record (EHR) system. Methods Thirty-five emergency department clinicians undertook randomly allocated clinical documentation tasks using keyboard and mouse (KBM) or SR using a commercial EHR system. The experiment design,

Maali Y, Perez-Concha O, Coiera E, Roffe D, Day RO, Gallego B. Predicting 7-day, 30-day and 60-day all-cause unplanned readmission: a case study of a Sydney hospital. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2018; 18(1):1.

Background The identification of patients at high risk of unplanned readmission is an important component of discharge planning strategies aimed at preventing unwanted returns to hospital. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with unplanned readmission in a Sydney hospital. We developed and compared validated readmission risk scores using routinely collected

Laranjo L, Dunn A, Tong H, Kocaballi B, Chen J, Bashir R, Surian D, Gallego Luxan B, Magrabi F, Lau A, Coiera E. Conversational agents in healthcare: a systematic review. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. 2018: Sep 1;25(9): 1248-1258.

Objective Our objective was to review the characteristics, current applications, and evaluation measures of conversational agents with unconstrained natural language input capabilities used for health-related purposes. Methods We searched PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and ACM Digital using a predefined search strategy. Studies were included if they focused on consumers or healthcare professionals; involved a conversational

Hodgson T, Magrabi F, Coiera E. Evaluating the usability of speech recognition to create clinical documentation using commercial electronic health record. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2018; Published Online First: 21 February 2018.

Objective To conduct a replication study to validate previously identified significant risks and inefficiencies associated with the use of speech recognition (SR) for documentation within an electronic health record (EHR) system. Methods Thirty-five emergency department clinicians undertook randomly allocated clinical documentation tasks using keyboard and mouse (KBM) or SR using a commercial EHR system. The experiment design,

Coiera E, Ammenwerth E, Georgiou A, Magrabi F. Does health informatics have a replication crisis. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2018: 25(8)963-968

Objective Many research fields, including psychology and basic medical sciences, struggle with poor reproducibility of reported studies. Biomedical and health informatics is unlikely to be immune to these challenges. This paper explores replication in informatics and the unique challenges the discipline faces. Methods Narrative review of recent literature on research replication challenges. Results While there