Towards a Conceptual Model for Enhancing Reasoning about Clinical Guidelines: A case-study on Comorbidity

Veruska Carretta Zamborlini, Marcos Da Silveira, Cedric Pruski, Annette ten Teije, Frank van Harmelen

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Abstract

Computer-Interpretable Guidelines (CIGs) are representations of Clinical Guidelines (CGs) in computer interpretable languages. CIGs have been pointed as an alternative to deal with the various limitations of paper based CGs to support healthcare activities. Although the improvements offered by existing CIG languages, the complexity of the medical domain requires advanced features in order to reuse, share, update, combine or personalize their contents. We propose a conceptual model for representing the content of CGs as a result from an iterative approach that take into account the content of real CGs, CIGs languages and foundational ontologies in order to enhance the reasoning capabilities required to address CIG use-cases. In particular, we apply our approach to the comorbidity use-case and illustrate the model with a realistic case study (Duodenal Ulcer and Transient Ischemic Attack) and compare the results against an existing approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Representation for Health Care - 6th International Workshop, KR4HC 2014, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages29-44
Number of pages16
Volume8903
ISBN (Electronic)9783319132808
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Heath Care, KR4HC 2014 held as part of the 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, VSL 2014 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 21 Jul 201421 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8903
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Heath Care, KR4HC 2014 held as part of the 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, VSL 2014
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period21/07/1421/07/14

Bibliographical note

Proceedings title: Proceedings of 6th International Workshop Knowledge Representation for Health-Care (KR4HC).
Publisher: Springer
Editors: S. Miksch, D. Riano, A. ten Teije

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