Medical Decision Support Systems and Knowledge Sharing Standards

Medical Decision Support Systems and Knowledge Sharing Standards

Srinivasa Raghavan (Krea Corporation, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-050-9.ch023
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Abstract

This chapter discusses about the concept of medical decision support system and the knowledge sharing standards among medical decision support systems. The author discusses the evolution of decision support in the healthcare arena, the characteristics and components of a medical decision support system, the medical decision support problem domains, and the popular medical decision support systems. Furthermore, a unique challenge in the healthcare arena—sharing of knowledge among medical decision support systems is discussed. The author discusses about the need for knowledge sharing among medical decision support systems, the evolution of various knowledge sharing standards, and the application of the knowledge sharing standards by the medical decision support systems. Finally, interesting aspects about the future trends in the medical decision support systems, its awareness, its usage and its reach to various stakeholders are discussed.

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