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Twentieth IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS'07) (2007)
Maribor, Slovenia
June 20, 2007 to June 22, 2007
ISSN: 1063-7125
ISBN: 0-7695-2905-4
pp: 518-523
Massimo Ruffolo , University of Calabria, Italy
Marco Manna , University of Calabria, Italy
Vittoria Cozza , University of Calabria, Italy
Raffaello Ursino , University of Calabria, Italy
ABSTRACT
This work describes a clinical process management system aimed to support a processcentred vision of health care practices. The system is founded on knowledge representation and semantic information extraction approaches allowing medical knowledge modelling and acquisition. At the heart of the system there are formalisms and languages well suited for representing, clinical processes as workflows, medical and domain knowledge as ontologies and rules enabling the recognition of semantic patterns representing ontology concepts. The system acquires and stores clinical process instances into a medical knowledge base which parameters are obtained exploiting a semantic information extraction approach enabling automatic medical knowledge acquisition from unstructured clinical documents. The main goal of the system is to assists health care professional in executing and monitoring clinical processes by providing functionalities for automatic knowledge acquisition. Acquired information can be analyzed for identifying main causes of medical errors, high costs and, potentially, to suggest clinical processes restructuring or improvement able to enhance cost control and patient safety.
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CITATION

M. Manna, M. Ruffolo, V. Cozza and R. Ursino, "Semantic Clinical Process Management," Twentieth IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS'07)(CBMS), Maribor, Slovenia, 2007, pp. 518-523.
doi:10.1109/CBMS.2007.98
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