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Artificial Intelligence in Medicine ( Digest No: 1996-031), IEE Colloquium on

Date 19 Feb 1996

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  • AI in medicine: overview and challenges

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1/1 - 1/3
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (236 KB)

    Through the rise of evidence-base medicine, and the enormous challenges it poses, artificial intelligence in medicine (AIM) and medical informatics have a new and important role to play. It may well be that in 25 years time, the question will be not “What has AIM ever achieved?”, but rather “How could we have ever got here without it?” View full abstract»

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  • Data retrieval using voice

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):8/1 - 8/2
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (140 KB)

    Three areas of technology are needed for data manipulation using voice: speech recognition, speech synthesis and a method of processing the data in an appropriate way. Data processing using artificial intelligence is the subject of several papers: this paper is confined to the necessary voice input/output systems, mentioning along the way any special considerations for the higher level data proces... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent agents for distributed patient care

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2/1 - 2/4
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (356 KB)

    The provision of medical care typically involves a number of individuals, located in a number of different institutions, whose decisions and actions need to be coordinated if the care is to be effective and efficient. To facilitate this decision making and to ensure the coordination process runs smoothly, the use of software support is becoming increasingly widespread. To this end, this paper desc... View full abstract»

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  • Safety reasoning in medical decision support

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6/1 - 6/3
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (276 KB)

    In protocol based medical care, protocols and guidelines are employed to standardise some aspect of treatment: to regularise the management of a disease or to enforce a particular protocol during a clinical trial of a new therapeutic agent. Some guidelines do not need to be followed rigorously, whereas adherence to a clinical trial protocol is essential if statistical analysis of trial results is ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer aids for decision-making in radiology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (228 KB)

    A key aim of work in medical informatics is to help clinicians make use of a super abundance of information. Decision support systems assist by organising the selection and presentation of information. We argue that, since a variety of computerised information sources are now conceivable, tools combining different kinds of information source are required. We have developed a generic architecture i... View full abstract»

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  • Generating personalised explanations for patients: research overview

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):7/1 - 7/3
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    The importance of patient health education is widely acknowledged. Potential benefits include: increased patient compliance; enabling patients with chronic problems to better manage their conditions; enabling informed shared decision making between patient and health professional; reducing anxiety in patients, and so on. While such education should (arguably) be primarily the responsibility of the... View full abstract»

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  • A formal approach to clinical decision making and patient management

    Publication Year: 1996
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    PROforma is a language for defining clinical procedures. The language embodies a general methodology for specifying procedures such as therapeutic protocols and guidelines, and provides notations for detailing the medical knowledge and patient data associated with clinical decisions, actions etc. Once a procedure has been represented in the language it can be used in various ways. It can be review... View full abstract»

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  • Representing medical concepts

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3/1 - 3/3
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    Illustrates the importance of achieving key strategic goals for the next decade of medical informatics, and describes key milestones towards achieving these goals. A major barrier to these tasks is the lack of an effective reusable representation for medical concepts. This problem is well known. It has even been cited as one of the grand challenges facing medical informatics. Why has it been so ha... View full abstract»

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