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CH&E Seminar Series

Posted by GHO Admin on September 22, 2014 in Events

Date: October 7, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
Location: Centre for Clinical Research, CH&E Classroom #409, 5790 University Avenue
Contact:  494-3860
Title: Healthcare Knowledge Management: Translating Clinical Guidelines as Point-of-care Decision Support Systems
Speaker:  Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, PhD, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Health Informatics, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

Canada’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Care, as proposed by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), outlines an umbrella research framework that targets the improvement of health outcomes through the delivery of evidence-informed care. Although volumes of evidence- informed clinical guidelines are being generated, yet due to lack of their operationalization at the point- of-care the know-do gap still persists.

Knowledge Management (HKM) provides a suite of health informatics-driven methodologies and methods to computerize and translate static healthcare knowledge (such as clinical guidelines) as actionable, context-aware, scalable and personalized decision support aids for physicians (and even for patients).