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Using Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines to Generate Tailored Patient Education Materials
 

Summary: Using Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines to Generate Tailored Patient
Education Materials
Brent Jones, Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, Winston Ying
Health Informatics Lab, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
jonesbd@dal.ca & sraza@cs.dal.ca
Abstract
In this paper we present a novel approach to generate
tailored patient education materials by using an evidence-
based clinical practice guideline to model patients and
direct the selection of relevant education content. We
converted a Canadian guideline for managing
dyslipidemia into the XML-based GEM formalism, and
then modified it to support the tailoring of patient
education material. We created the information content
suitable for tailored messages, along with a document
structure needed to present them. A rules engine was
developed to process the newly converted GEM-based
guideline and create the tailored documents based on
patient data entered.
1. Introduction

  

Source: Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza - Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences