Operationalization of clinical practice guidelines using fuzzy logic

  title={Operationalization of clinical practice guidelines using fuzzy logic},
  author={James C. S. Liu and Richard N. Shiffman},
  journal={Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association. AMIA Fall Symposium},
There are a number of obstacles to successful operationalization of clinical practice guidelines, including the difficulty in accurately representing a statement's decidability or an action's executability. Both require reasoning with incomplete and imprecise information, and we present one means of processing such information. We begin with a brief overview of fuzzy set theory, in which elements can have partial memberships in multiple sets. With fuzzy inferencing, these sets can be combined… CONTINUE READING