Facilitating physician-patient dialogue through ontology negotiation

  title={Facilitating physician-patient dialogue through ontology negotiation},
  author={Sidney C. Bailin and Heike B. Lehmann},
  journal={16th IEEE Symposium Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2003. Proceedings.},
Bi-directional miscommunication between health care providers and consumers can have adverse effects on the immediate participants, as well as long-term effects on populations of providers and consumers. Miscommunications regarding rationales for treatment, for example, can have far-reaching effects on both physician and patient behavior. We have tried to show how an agent-based tool, equipped with ontology negotiation, could help a physician communicate effectively with a patient. This seems… CONTINUE READING

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