Kip Canfield

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Unis is a nurse expert system prototype specifically designed to assist nurses caring for elderly, incontinent patients residing in nursing homes. Two studies measuring the performance level of UNIS were implemented. In the first study, results of sessions with UNIS on case studies of elderly, incontinent patients were compared to sessions with nurse(More)
  • Kip Canfield
  • International journal of bio-medical computing
  • 1995
This paper describes a methodology for using the knowledge in existing health care text corpora to prime intelligent split menus for provider data-entry. A split menu is one where the top portion of a menu list is organized by user-selection frequency and the bottom portion of the list is traditionally organized in alphabetical order. A simulation shows(More)
Injury data in the paper medical record are often inaccurate or lack adequate specificity to evaluate trauma patient care. To improve the quality of recorded injury data, we are testing a graphical, anatomic-based interface for quick collection of detailed injury information directly from the trauma physician. Navigation and data collection throughout the(More)
Clinical laboratories are beginning to apply the recent advances in molecular biology to the testing of patient samples. The emerging field of Molecular Diagnostics will require a new Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Information System which handles the data types, samples and test methods found in this field. The system must be very flexible in regards to(More)
This paper is intended to give an overview of Knowledge Discovery in Large Datasets (KDD) and data mining applications in healthcare particularly as related to the Minimum Data Set, a resident assessment tool which is used in US long-term care facilities. The US Health Care Finance Administration, which mandates the use of this tool, has accumulated massive(More)
In order to maintain their performance in a dynamic environment, agents may be required to modify their learning behavior during run-time. If an agent utilizes a rule-based system for learning, new rules may be easily communicated to the agent in order to modify the way in which it learns. However, if an agent utilizes a connectionist-based system for(More)
This paper presents a prototype of an agent-based intelligent information systems architecture that can provide clinical decision support in a distributed, heterogeneous environment such as the Internet. After presenting the architecture, a specific transaction sequence is detailed and implemented to test the architecture. A transaction sequence is a(More)
This paper presents a reengineered process that uses a markup language to do interorganizational data interchange between the participants in the US drug development process. The two major goals of this paper are to present (1) a detailed enough description of the reengineered version of this process that a practitioner will be able to use it and (2) a(More)
This paper develops an approach to electronic data exchange of patient records from Ambulatory Encounter Systems (AESs). This approach assumes that the AES is based upon a standard data model. The data modeling standard used here is IDEFIX for Entity/Relationship (E/R) modeling. Each site that uses a relational database implementation of this standard data(More)
The Data-Driven Framework (DDF) described here addresses two major problems for healthcare Electronic Data Interchange, data formats and software development costs. The use of a standard XML Document Type Definition (DTD) allows robust representation in any application area and leverages industry-standard tools and development directions. The DDF allows(More)