After reading this chapter, you should know the answers to these questions:What are three requirements for an excellent decision-making system?What are three decision-support roles for computers in clinical medicine?How has the use of computers for clinical decision support evolved since the1960s?What is a knowledge-based system?What influences account for the gradual improvement in professional attitudes toward use of computers for clinical decision support?What are the five dimensions that characterize clinical decision-support tools?What are clinical-practice guidelines, and what are the challenges in providing guideline-based decision support?What are the principal scientific challenges in building useful and acceptable clinical decision-support tools?What legal and regulatory barriers could affect distribution of clinical decisionsupport technologies?
|Title of host publication||Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine|
|Editors||Edward H. Shortliffe, James J. Cimino|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|State||Published - 2006|