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Medical decision support systems based on the Arden Syntax in the clinical laboratory
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Informatics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
1994 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Decision Support Systems (DSSs) are computer systems that permit explicit representation of knowledge and can execute a computer program that uses the knowledge to assist in the decision process. A clinical DSS uses both clinical data and medical knowledge to help health professionals make clinical decisions. Developing a DSS can be a costly and time-consuming task. Sharing of knowledge can decrease costs and development time and therefore increase the use of DSSs in clinical practice.

Arden Syntax is a standard specification for defining and sharing modular health knowledge bases among information systems and institutions. The medical knowledge is written as independent Medical Logic Modules (MLMs) and the scope of the standard is to facilitate sharing of knowledge.

In this thesis a method is presented where medical knowledge, based on the Arden Syntax, is interpreted and used in a DSS. Furthermore, software tools for handling the MLMs in a computer are presented together with a system architecture for building a clinical DSS. Implementation of a DSS prototype, based on the presented method and tools, is demonstrated in a clinical laboratory environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 1994. , 27 + 4 papers p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 431
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29507Local ID: LiU-Tek-Lic 1994:17ISBN: 91-7871-355-2OAI: diva2:250322
1994-06-07, Föreläsningssalen, IMT, plan 11, Lab-II-byggnaden, Campus US, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2013-12-06Bibliographically approved

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