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Just-In-Context Clinical Knowledge Dissemination with Clinical Information Assistant

Just-In-Context Clinical Knowledge Dissemination with Clinical Information Assistant
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Author(s): Yong Jun Choi (The George Washington University, USA) and Juman Byun (The George Washington University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch079
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


This paper introduces a concept of updating knowledge in its clinical use. Clinical Information Assistant (CIA) is a just-in-context medium of clinical knowledge dissemination. Relevant information is displayed in a very simple form in real-time in response to the conversation between a patient and a clinician. Detailed information can be viewed later. Medical knowledge is constantly updated through knowledge update providers. Appropriate information is given in the right timing within the context. Clinicians update their related knowledge while treating patients. This helps clinicians get more medical information about the kind of patients they have. It also minimizes the detachment between knowledge and its clinical context. 1. INTRODUCTION

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