Advanced decision support for complex clinical decisions
Brain Keltch, Yuan Lin, Coskun Bayrak
DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2010.35071   PDF    HTML     4,941 Downloads   10,301 Views   Citations


A Physician’s decision-making skills are directly related to the patient’s positive outcomes. Therefore, a wealth of medical knowledge and clinical experience are key assets for a physician to have. The goal here is to use historical clinical data and relationships processed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to aid physicians in their decision making process. Presenting this information in a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) is an effective means to consolidate decision results. The CDSS provides a large number of medical support functions to help clinicians make the most reasonable diagnosis and choose the best treatment measures. Initial results have shown great promise in accurately predicting Fibrosis Stage in Hepatitis patients. Utilizing this tool could mitigate the need for some liver biopsies in the more than 170 million Hepatitis patients worldwide. The prototype is extendable to accommodate additional techniques (for example genetic algorithms and logistics regression) and additional medical domain solutions (for example HIV/AIDS).

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Keltch, B. , Lin, Y. and Bayrak, C. (2010) Advanced decision support for complex clinical decisions. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3, 509-516. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2010.35071.

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