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Clinical Process Intelligence

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  • Klaus Vilstrup Pedersen, Denmark
  • Department of Business Studies
  • CORAL - Centre for Operations Research Applications in Logistics
Ideally, clinical guidelines are created from evidence based medicine. Translating the narrative semi-structured article for-mat of the clinical guidelines into a computable language makes it possible to utilize this information in IT-supported clinical reasoning, and thereby bring the relevant knowledge to the point of care in a proactive manner. Attention has been on the translation of guidelines and the integration with the elec-tronic medical record (EMR). Less attention has been paid to the evaluation of clinical practice in relation to clinical guide-lines. I claim that single patient cases, generalized processes de-ducted from many patient cases and clinical guidelines, are all guidelines that may be used in clinical reasoning. The differ-ence is the validity of the suggested actions and decisions. In the case of generalized processes deducted from EMRs, we have "what we usually do" practice i.e. local guidelines. From a knowledge management point of view, this externalization of generalized processes, gives the opportunity to learn from, evaluate and optimize the processes. "Clinical Process Intelligence" (CPI), will denote the goal of getting generalized insight into patient centered health care processes by means of statistical, OLAP and data mining tech-niques, with the aim of refining clinical guidelines, develop local guidelines and facilitate outcome predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHI 2006 Proceedings
EditorsOle Hejlesen, Ann Bygholm, Pernille Bertelsen
Number of pages1
PublisherVirtual Centre for Health Informatics
Publication year2006
ISBN (print)8798626477
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventScandinavian conference on Health Informatics - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 24 Aug 200625 Aug 2006


ConferenceScandinavian conference on Health Informatics

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