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Patient Education Based on Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations to Improve Shared Decision Making in Healthcare Using Semantic Web Technology

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dc.contributor.author Hassan, Syed Alay
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-27T11:52:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-27T11:52:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15014
dc.description.abstract Patient education and evidence-based clinical practice are two important issues with respect to improving health outcomes. However, there is a “communication gap” between physicians and patients at the point of care. To improve patient compliance and health outcomes, there is a need to reduce this communication gap, and improve shared decision making between patients and physicians. We propose a patient education framework based on clinical practice guidelines (CPG-PE)—to improve shared decision making in healthcare using Semantic Web technologies. We present a comprehensive knowledge model to represent patient education materials. We demonstrate that computerized CPGs can be used to generate personalized patient education materials from available patient education by incorporating them into our CPG-PE framework. Our CPG-PE framework would serve as a clinical decision support system to the physicians and patients by generating education materials for the patients based on their disease condition(s) and co-morbidities, along with psychosocial and behavioral factors. en_US
dc.title Patient Education Based on Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations to Improve Shared Decision Making in Healthcare Using Semantic Web Technology en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-06-13
dc.contributor.department Health Informatics en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Health Informatics en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner N/A en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Raza Abidi en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Brett Taylor en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Christian Blouin en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Michael Shepherd en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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