ADAPTIVE CLINICAL PATHWAYS WITH SEMANTIC WEB RULES

Dimitrios Alexandrou, Fotis Xenikoudakis, Gregoris Mentzas

Abstract

The increase of treatment quality offered by the healthcare organizations is one of the main challenges of the modern health informatics. The personalization of treatment presupposes the real-time adaptation of treatment schemes since the clinical status of the patient and circumstances inside a healthcare organization constantly change. In this paper we present SEMPATH prototype which aims at providing a solution concerning the real-time adaptation of healthcare business processes. The prototype consists of a healthcare process execution engine assisted by a semantic framework for the adaptation. The semantic framework consists of an ontology enclosing the required knowledge based on which a semantic rule set was created. During the execution time of the clinical pathways, the system reasons over the rules, the knowledge and information collected, and provides decisions and recommendations for the next steps of the treatment. Moreover, the results of the rule-set execution may produce new knowledge objects which are inserted in the ontology.

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in Harvard Style

Alexandrou D., Xenikoudakis F. and Mentzas G. (2008). ADAPTIVE CLINICAL PATHWAYS WITH SEMANTIC WEB RULES . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 140-147. DOI: 10.5220/0001039901400147


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Dimitrios Alexandrou and Fotis Xenikoudakis and Gregoris Mentzas},
title={ADAPTIVE CLINICAL PATHWAYS WITH SEMANTIC WEB RULES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={140-147},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001039901400147},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - ADAPTIVE CLINICAL PATHWAYS WITH SEMANTIC WEB RULES
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Alexandrou D.
AU - Xenikoudakis F.
AU - Mentzas G.
PY - 2008
SP - 140
EP - 147
DO - 10.5220/0001039901400147