Using ontologies for an intelligent patient modelling, adaptation and management system

Matt Mouley Bouamrane, Alan Rector, Martin Hurrell

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    Abstract

    Health Information Management Systems (HIMS) face considerable technical and organisational barriers before successful deployment in hospitals. In addition, many existing systems have significant limitations, including: lack of flexibility and adaptability to complex requirements and processes and a general lack of "intelligence". They offer basic patient management functionalities but do not go far beyond core functionalities. Due to their rigid architectures, these systems are hard to maintain and update. Recent advances in knowledge representation, including ontologies, can offer powerful and appealing solution to these problems. In this paper, we describe our current work on using ontologies for adapted information collection and patient representation. We describe the iterative transformation of a basic risk assessment software into a "knowledge-aware" system. We argue that using ontologies is both conceptually appealing and a pragmatic solution to implementing a shift from simple management systems to intelligent systems in healthcare. In turn, we believe such systems will efficiently support clinicians in their daily activities and will result in improved delivery of tailored patient care. © 2008 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Pages1458-1470
    Number of pages12
    Volume5332
    ISBN (Print)3540888705, 9783540888703
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventOTM 2008 Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, GADA, IS, and ODBASE 2008 - Monterrey
    Duration: 1 Jul 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceOTM 2008 Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, GADA, IS, and ODBASE 2008
    CityMonterrey
    Period1/07/08 → …

    Keywords

    • Computer Science, Theory & Methods

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