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Improving information prescription to parents of premature infants through an OWL-based knowledge mediator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15360835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the Baby CareLink system, information prescription plays an important role in preparing parents of premature infants for the eventual discharge to home of their children. However, the prescription process requires scarce clinician time in order to dispense information, and can become cumbersome as content bases grow in size. We describe the development of an OWL-based knowledge mediator to facilitate information prescription. We describe 1) the initial development of a clinical vocabulary for neonatology using OWL-DL; 2) the reuse of the vocabulary to represent prototypical premature infants and their typical clinical problems and treatments; 3) the software components used to integrate terminology and inferencing services with Baby CareLink. We demonstrate multifaceted uses for description logics in a clinical application, reuse of a base vocabulary for domain knowledge representation, and use of the OWL language in representing clinical vocabularies. We believe that semi-automated knowledge mediation will enhance the process of electronic information prescription using large clinical content collections.
Howard S Goldberg; Alfredo Morales
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-13     Completed Date:  2005-06-07     Revised Date:  2008-07-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Education / methods*
Infant Care* / classification
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Neonatology / classification*
Systems Integration
User-Computer Interface
Vocabulary, Controlled*

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