Using OWL Ontologies for Clinical Guidelines Based Comorbid Decision Support

Samina Abidi, Jafna Cox, Michael Shepherd, S. Sibte Raza Abidi
2012 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
In this paper we present an ontology-based clinical decision-support framework for handling comorbidities by alignment of ontology modeled clinical practice guidelines (CPG). Our knowledge management approach to develop clinical decision support systems for co-morbid conditions entails: (a) knowledge synthesis to derive disease-specific clinical pathways (CP) from evidence-bases sources; (b) knowledge modeling to abstract medical and procedural knowledge from the CP; (c) knowledge
more » ... to computerize the CP in terms of a CP ontology; and (d) knowledge alignment by aligning multiple CP to develop a unified CP knowledge model for comorbid diseases. We present the COMET (Co-morbidity Ontological Modeling & ExecuTion) system that provides decision support to handle comorbid chronic heart failure and atrial fibrillation. COMET is web-accessible and is designed for family practitioners. 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 978-0-7695-4525-7/12 $26.00
doi:10.1109/hicss.2012.629 dblp:conf/hicss/AbidiCAS12 fatcat:wsoiewwbrzdqpnlekloixthvea