Currently submitted to: JMIR Formative Research
Date Submitted: Dec 17, 2019
Open Peer Review Period: Dec 17, 2019 - Feb 11, 2020
(currently open for review)
XML Data and knowledge encoding structure for a web and mobile antenatal clinical decision support system
Displeasure with clinical decision support systems (CDSS) functionality is considered the primary challenge in CDSS development. A major difficulty in CDSS design is matching the functionality to correct and actual clinical workflow. Computer-Interpretable guidelines (CIG) are used to formalize medical knowledge in clinical practice guidelines (CPG) in a computable language, however, existing CIG frameworks require a specific interpreter for each language, hindering the ease of implementation and interoperability. This has led the authors to propose a different approach in terms of how clinical knowledge and data is represented and change the clinician’s perception of a CDSS. This approach was originally intended to create a readable and minimal syntax for a web CDSS for antenatal care guidelines, with improved human-computer interaction and enhanced usability by aligning the system behavior with clinical workflow.
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