A knowledge-based, concept-oriented view generation system for clinical data

Academic Article


  • Information overload is a well-known problem for clinicians who must review large amounts of data in patient records. Concept-oriented views, which organize patient data around clinical concepts such as diagnostic strategies and therapeutic goals, may offer a solution to the problem of information overload. However, although concept-oriented views are desirable, they are difficult to create and maintain. We have developed a general-purpose, knowledge-based approach to the generation of concept-oriented views and have developed a system to test our approach. The system creates concept-oriented views through automated identification of relevant patient data. The knowledge in the system is represented by both a semantic network and rules. The key relevant data identification function is accomplished by a rule-based traversal of the semantic network. This paper focuses on the design and implementation of the system; an evaluation of the system is reported separately. © 2001 Academic Press.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Zeng Q; Cimino JJ
  • Start Page

  • 112
  • End Page

  • 128
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 2