Tag: clinical decision support

Machine readable clinical guidelines and pathways

Summer of Research project by David Bassett, supervised by Dr. Patrick Gladding (University of Auckland) There has recently been rapid growth in the use of clinical guidelines and pathways for the assessment, diagnosis and management of medical conditions. These guidelines generally contain unstructured free text and are difficult to digitise into electronic health records, limiting …

An online system for answering medical questions

Summer of Research project by Qiming Bao, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Jiamou Liu (University of Auckland). As demand for doctors increases, patients may be able to decrease pressure on the health system and save themselves money by getting a preliminary diagnosis from an automatic question-and-answer system. Existing online chatbots such as Buoy Health …

HOPE: Health Outcomes Prediction Engine

Currently, treatment decisions for elective surgery are currently based on clinicians’ assessments of the benefits the surgery will bring to the patient. This assessment is derived from the clinicians’ personal experience and knowledge of published evidence of effectiveness. In New Zealand, eligibility for surgery is based on a prioritisation score derived from this clinical assessment …