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Chronically ill patients are complex health care cases that require the coordinated interaction of multiple professionals. A correct intervention of these sort of patients entails the accurate analysis of the conditions of each concrete patient and the adaptation of evidence-based standard intervention plans to these conditions. There are some other(More)
Procedural knowledge in medicine is embedded in Clinical Practice Guidelines whose textual condition makes it difficult to share and to reuse. Several languages for formal definition of clinical practice guidelines have been proposed to overcome these difficulties. In order to deal with the huge amount of medical situations, these languages use to be(More)
We discuss in this paper how the results of the discipline known as Knowledge Management could improve some types of Environmental Systems. In particular we discuss Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS). In the last decade, EDSS emerged as a suitable software tool to support control decision-making to maximize the performance of a system and to(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge Translation (KT) plays a vital role in the modern health care community, facilitating the incorporation of new evidence into practice. Web 2.0 tools provide a useful mechanism for establishing an online KT environment in which health practitioners share their practice-related knowledge and experiences with an online community of(More)
It has been suggested that multi-agent systems (MAS) are specially adequate for the solution of problems with a dynamic, uncertain and distributed nature. Within industrial applications, there is a wide spectrum of problems with these characteristics, in particular those covering the modelling of artifacts, methodologies and organisations. Three case(More)
We describe the development of a knowledge management platform for web-enabled environments featuring intelligence and insight capabilities. The effort is the result of a FP5 project under the IST initiative involving 3 universities, a technology provider and 5 user companies. The main objective of the platform is to analyse, search and present information(More)
The coordination of human organ transplants is a difficult task that involves legal, clinical, organisational and human aspects within a complex distributed environment of hospitals and governmental institutions. We propose a Multi-Agent Architecture that is the kernel of an Intelligent Decision Support System to coordinate the Spanish activity in organ(More)
In the framework of Knowledge Management, the Internet can be a valuable source of information to produce new Knowledge. Here, an ontology-based web search system to ease the enterprise managers in the process of discovering new knowledge from the documents in the Internet is introduced. By means of a graphical user interface, the user of the system(More)
The care of the elder at home is highly demanded in modern societies. It is based on the difficult task of coordinating multiple professionals and procedures acting on the same patient. K4CARE is a project aiming at implementing and testing a technology-based incremental and adaptable model to assist health care systems in home care. One of the key(More)