Medical decision-support systems and the concept of context
2004 (English)In: Medical informatics and the Internet in medicine (Print), ISSN 1463-9238, E-ISSN 1464-5238, Vol. 29, no 2, 109-118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Medical decision-support systems are of necessity multi-contextual in nature. There are always at least two contexts involved in the use of such systems: the expert knowledge-provider context and the end-user context. To show this, we present examples of context-dependent aspects significant to the use of decision-support systems. The existence of discrepancies between the contexts threatens to disrupt the rationale for using decision-support systems: for the system to transfer knowledge from the expert to the end-user. Both theoretical and empirical studies show that such discrepancies exist and that they may be detrimental to the use of decision-support systems. Systems must thus give support in interpreting the output produced by the system in the context of the end-user. © 2004 Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 29, no 2, 109-118 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-28810DOI: 10.1080/14639230410001684404Local ID: 13998OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-28810DiVA: diva2:249622