Cognitive approaches to clinical data management for decision support: Is it old wine in new bottle?

Vimla L. Patel, Thomas G. Kannampallil

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Abstract

Most current health information technology (HIT) is not designed to support the cognitive aspects of clinicians decision-making task. We propose a case for cognitive support systems (CSS), a class of support systems whose design rationale is based on aligning the decision making process closely with the empirical results on clinicians organization of knowledge structures. Using examples drawn from our current and past studies, we explain an epistemological framework of medical knowledge and how experts' representations could be better visualized within CSS for efficient and safe decision making. We discuss the state of the current research as well as the challenges for the development of patient-centered decision support, and the cognitive support for other members of the healthcare team, all within the constraints of clinical workflow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Quality in e-Health - 7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011, Proceedings
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2011
Event7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011 - Graz, Austria
Duration: Nov 25 2011Nov 26 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7058 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011
CountryAustria
CityGraz
Period11/25/1111/26/11

Keywords

  • clinical decision making
  • cognitive science
  • cognitive support systems
  • intermediate constructs
  • knowledge elicitation
  • knowledge representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Patel, V. L., & Kannampallil, T. G. (2011). Cognitive approaches to clinical data management for decision support: Is it old wine in new bottle? In Information Quality in e-Health - 7th Conference of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2011, Proceedings (pp. 1-13). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7058 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25364-5_1