Summary: In 14th IEEE Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS'2001), 26-27 July, Bethesda
An Intelligent Info-Structure for Composing and Pushing
Personalised Healthcare Information Over the Internet
Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, Chong Yong Han and Samina Raza Abidi
Health Informatics Research Group, School of Computer Sciences,
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
The featured work aims to provide a technology-enriched solution to web-mediated patient
empowerment initiatives via the implementation of an intelligent info-structure that features
(1) dynamic composition of Personalized Healthcare Information (PHI) conformant to an
individual's EMR-based health profile; and (2) pro-active Internet-based delivery of PHI.
Healthcare information personalization is achieved via profile-specific selection and
template-specific aggregation of multiple fine-grained, pre-authored, generic `topic-specific'
healthcare information content. The use of intelligent constraint satisfaction techniques
ensure the medical correctness of the dynamically composed PHI document. The application
of Internet-based push technology allows for the PHI document to be pushed to the
individual's email account, thus guaranteeing the timely availability of high-quality health