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)
Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are instrumental in standardizing the quality and delivery of care across different practitioners, departments and even institutions. Health practitioners when working with CPG like to reflect on the current best evidence either to validate or to supplement their understanding of the CPG. In this paper we investigate 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)
Predictive modelling, in a knowledge discovery context, is regarded as the problem of deriving predictive knowledge from historical/temporal data. Here we argue that neural networks, an established computational technology, can efficaciously be used to perform predictive modelling, i.e. to explore the intrinsic dynamics of temporal data. Infectious-disease(More)
Breast cancer follow-up care can be provided by family physicians after specialists complete the primary treatment. Cancer Care Nova Scotia has developed a breast cancer follow-up Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) targeting family physicians. In this paper we present a project to computerize and deploy the said CPG in a Breast Cancer Follow-up Decision(More)
Clinical decision-making involves an active interplay between various medical knowledge modalities—the spectrum of medical knowledge modalities spanning from tacit knowledge to experiential knowledge to explicit knowledge to data-induced knowledge. The ability to simultaneously access and then integrate multiple knowledge modalities pertaining to a common(More)
Lately, there have been considerable efforts to computerize Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) so that they can be executed via Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) at the point of care. We present a Semantic Web framework to both model and execute the knowledge within a CPG to develop knowledge-centric CDSS. Our approach entails knowledge modeling(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)
In this paper we introduce a framework to supplement and tag computerized CPG with related best-evidence automatically sourced from on-line medical literature repositories. The idea is to provide CPG users with additional published evidence pertaining to the different sections of a CPG of their interest. We present a web-enabled Best-evidence Retrieval and(More)