Kudakwashe Dube

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It has been generally recognised that the need to improve the quality of health care has lead to a strong demand for clinical protocols/guidelines supported by computer systems in their creation and execution. How to efficiently and effectively manage, query and manipulate the computerised clinical test protocols has posed a major challenge but received(More)
Clinical events form the basis of patient care practice. Their computerization is an important aid to the work of clinicians. Clinical guidelines or protocols direct clinicians and patients on when and how to handle clinical problems. Thus, clinical guidelines are an encapsulation of clinical events. Hence, an event-driven approach to computerizing the(More)
Collaboration and information sharing for facilitating patient and clinician mobility is important to consider in supporting computer-based clinical guidelines and protocols. This paper presents part of ongoing work to develop a generic approach to supporting information sharing and collaboration in computer-based clinical guideline management. A framework(More)
Computer-based support for clinical protocols or guidelines is currently a subject of a lot of interest within the Healthcare Informatics community. The Event-Condition-Action (ECA) rule paradigm, as supported in active databases and originating from production rules in expert systems, promises to be of great potential in supporting clinical protocols or(More)
This paper presents an XML-based event-condition-action (ECA) rule language, AIM, for supporting the SEM framework and approach to the computer-based incorporation of best practice in daily work and the subsequent management of the resulting complex information. SEM framework provides knowledge and information management support in terms of three planes:(More)
Tasks, such as those in patient care practice, require constant monitoring of a dynamic context and environment based on best practices in the form of predefined experience-based information or knowledge. These applications could take the form of reactive applications. The problem of incorporating best practices into routines used in such tasks requires(More)
Copyright: © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. This African Journal of Disability supplement focuses on papers presented at the third AfriNEAD Symposium in 2011. In this closing editorial, we want to give an overview of the rationale and major modes of operation of the(More)