© Dr. Raza Abidi, Dalhousie University2
"Any computer program designed to help health
professionals make clinical decisions"
"Active knowledge systems which use two or more items
of patient data to generate case-specific advice"
(Wyatt & Spiegelhalter)
© Dr. Raza Abidi, Dalhousie University3
Improved patient safety
Improved quality of care
Improved efficiency in healthcare
Knowledge-based problem-solving and decision making
Making better use of patient data
Supporting all tiers of a healthcare system
© Dr. Raza Abidi, Dalhousie University4
Medical Decision Support