Clinical Decision-Support Systems

Mark A. Musen, Yuval Shahar, Edward H. Shortliffe

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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?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine
EditorsEdward H. Shortliffe, James J. Cimino
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherSpringer New York
ISBN (Print)978-0-387-36278-6
StatePublished - 2006


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