Medical Decision Support System Using Augmentable Guideline Engine
Aiyedun, Adetayo Afolabi
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Increasing life expectancy accompanied by existing growth of wireless infrastructure and ubiquitous computing technologies has given healthcare providers access to vital information within their healthcare networks. Medical decision support systems (MDSS) play an increasingly important role in medical practice by assisting physicians with making clinical decisions. MDSS are interactive computer programs, which are designed to assist physicians and other health professionals with decision making. Currently, the strategies for providing MDSS has failed, in part, because they have not provided a secure, timely access to information that is current, ability to modify their knowledge base without hard coding them in their system. To eliminate some or all the problem noted above, this paper proposes a new Medical Decision Support Systems called OGU using Augmentable Guideline Engine. The guideline engine is base on the InterMed project's GLIF; InterMed project is a collaboration among medical informatics groups.