A Semantic Web Framework to Support Knowledge Management in Chronic Disease Healthcare [chapter]

Marut Buranarach, Thepchai Supnithi, Noppadol Chalortham, Vasuthep Khunthong, Patcharee Varasai, Asanee Kawtrakul
2009 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Improving quality of healthcare for people with chronic conditions requires informed and knowledgeable healthcare providers and patients. Decision support and clinical information system are two of the main components to support improving chronic care. In this paper, we describe an ongoing initiative that emphasizes the need for healthcare knowledge management to support both components. Ontology-based knowledge acquisition and modeling based on knowledge engineering approach provides an
more » ... ve mechanism in capturing expert opinion in form of clinical practice guidelines. The Semantic Web framework is adopted in building a knowledge management platform that allows integration between the knowledge with patient databases and supported publications. We discuss one of the challenges, which is to apply the healthcare knowledge into existing healthcare provider environments by focusing on augmenting decision making and improving quality of patient care services.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04590-5_15 fatcat:7grt5art6bactmiina3qv2uu5e