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Executing medical guidelines on the web: Towards next generation healthcare

Arguello-Casteleiro, M, Des, J, Fernandez-Prieto, MJ, Perez, R and Paniagua, H 2009, 'Executing medical guidelines on the web: Towards next generation healthcare' , Knowledge-Based Systems, 22 (7) , pp. 545-551.

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There is still a lack of full integration between current Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and medical guidelines that encapsulate evidence-based medicine. Thus, general practitioners (GPs) and specialised physicians still have to read document-based medical guidelines and decide among various options for managing common non-life-threatening conditions where the selection of the most appropriate therapeutic option for each individual patient can be a difficult task. This paper presents a simulation framework and computational test-bed, called V.A.F. Framework, for supporting simulations of clinical situations that boosted the integration between Health Level Seven (HL7) and Semantic Web technologies (OWL, SWRL, and OWL-S) to achieve content layer interoperability between online clinical cases and medical guidelines, and therefore, it proves that higher integration between EHRs and evidence-based medicine can be accomplished which could lead to a next generation of healthcare systems that provide more support to physicians and increase patients’ safety.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Translating and Interpreting
Journal or Publication Title: Knowledge-Based Systems
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09507051
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 09:50
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:19

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