Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

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Clinical pathways translate evidence-based recommendations into locally practicable, process-specific algorithms that reduce practice variations and optimize quality of care. Our objective was to abstract practice-oriented knowledge from a cohort of real clinical pathways and represent this knowledge as a clinical pathway ontology. We employed a four step(More)
Computerization of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) render them to be executable at the point-of-care. In this paper, we present a knowledge mod-eling methodology to model the form and function of CPG in terms of a new CPG ontology that supports CPG computerization and execution. We developed a CPG ontology, in OWL using Protégé, to represent both the(More)
In this paper, we highlight the involvement of Knowledge Management in a healthcare enterprise. We argue that the 'knowledge quotient' of a healthcare enterprise can be enhanced by procuring diverse facets of knowledge from the seemingly placid healthcare data repositories, and subsequently operationalising the procured knowledge to derive a suite of(More)
Tacit knowledge of health-care experts is an important source of experiential know-how, yet due to various operational and technical reasons, such health-care knowledge is not entirely harnessed and put into professional practice. Emerging knowledge-management (KM) solutions suggest strategies to acquire the seemingly intractable and nonarticulated tacit(More)
Case-based reasoning (CBR)-driven medical diagnostic systems demand a critical mass of up-to-date diagnostic-quality cases that depict the problem-solving methodology of medical experts. In practical terms, procurement of CBR-compliant cases is quite challenging, as this requires medical experts to map their experiential knowledge to an unfamiliar(More)
Within the confines of a Healthcare Enterprise Memory (HEM), most traditional medical systems do not sufficiently provide the necessary assistance to healthcare practitioners in the handling of critical situations. Furthermore, localized knowledge repositories are often lacking the required knowledge for problem solving. Therefore, in this paper, we present(More)
Presently, there is a growing demand from the healthcare community to leverage upon and transform the vast quantities of healthcare data into value-added, 'decision-quality' knowledge, vis-à-vis, strategic knowledge services oriented towards healthcare management and planning. To meet this end, we present a Strategic Knowledge Services Info-structure that(More)
Easier and focused access to healthcare information can empower individuals to make 'informed' choices and judgements about personal health maintenance. To achieve 'optimum' patient empowerment, we need to re-evaluate and potentially re-design the processes of healthcare information delivery. Our suggestion is that healthcare information should be(More)