Examining The Potential Impact of Electronic Health Records and Medical Informatics Toward The Improvement of Patient Care: Impact on Nephrology Care Quality

Has to be centered around Medical Informatics
Can talk about how it improves patient care, decision making, decreases medical error etc

All papers must include:
1. Title Page
2. Abstract Page + Ultramini Abstract
3. Introduction
4. Methods
5. Results
6. Discussion
7. Figures and Tables
8. References

Article Title: Provide a concise, informative title, with no unnecessary words
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The Abstract should be structured into four paragraphs not exceeding 250 words total. It must be written in complete sentences, using past tense, active verbs, and third person. Abbreviations

should be avoided. No literature should be cited in this section.
The abstract must include your testable hypothesis and how you tested it.
•    Hypothesis: describe the hypothesis of the study
•    Methods: identify the study design and statistical methods used
•    Results: describe the outcome of the study and the statistical significance, if appropriate
•    Conclusions: state the significance of the results
•    Provide a word count for the Abstract
•    Keywords: Following the abstract, provide 3 to 10 keywords for indexing purposes
Ultramini Abstract (at the bottom of the Abstract Page):  Maximum 50 words.
Provide 1 to 3 sentences of no more than 50 words total, containing the essence of the paper.
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The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant     literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution.  The introduction must be:
•    Well referenced
•    Begins with an impactful statement
•    Narrows to the focus of the paper
Citations will be written in parenthesis in a consistent format throughout the paper.
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Should contain enough information to allow the study to be replicated
•    Databases used
•    Search Strategy
•    Search Terms
•    Inclusion / exclusion criteria
•    Other relevant information
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The results should be presented with clarity and precision. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data

should not be included in the Results.
•    Results should be discussed in a manner that synthesizes results of multiple studies
•    Include an Evidence Table as an Appendix to the paper
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Authors should explain what the results mean and how the results relate to the hypothesis presented as the basis of the study.
The discussion should interpret the findings and should include:
•    Explanation of the findings
•    Interpretation of the Results
•    Limitations
•    Future directions
•    Conclusion: State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper.
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Figure 1.Write the figure’s title here.
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Table 1. Write the table’s title here.
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General information- how to cite: (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256 /)
Authors’ last names and initials; title of article; journal name; date; volume number, and inclusive pages (list all authors when six or fewer; > six, list six and add et al):
•    Tilleman T.R., Richards W.G., Zellos L., Johnson B.E., Jaklitsch M.T., Mueller J., Yeap B.Y., Mujoomdar A.A., Ducko C.T., Bueno R., Sugarbaker D.J.  Extrapleural pneumonectomy followed by

intracavitary intraoperative hyperthermic cisplatin with pharmacologic cytoprotection for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: a phase II prospective study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.

2009 Aug;138(2):405-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.02.046.
•    Bruzik J.P. Splicing glue: a role for SR proteins in trans splicing? Microb Pathog. 1996 Sep;21(3):149-55.
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Effective Formatting:
• Use upper- and lowercase type: It is much easier to read than all capital letters
• Use a consistent typeface and size (i.e. Times New Roman, 12 point)
• Double space your paper
• Include page numbers

Manuscript Submission:
All Preliminary Drafts and Final Papers must be submitted via Moodle (LMS) + via email to your mentor.

Learn more about author guidelines:



A guide to publishing in scholarly journals – Elsevier



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