Partitioning knowledge bases between advanced notification and clinical decision support systems

Yves A. Lussier, Rose Williams, Jianrong Li, Srikant Jalan, Tara Borlawsky, Edie Stern, Inderpal Kohli

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Clinical decision support system (CDSS) and their logic syntax include the coding of notifications (e.g., Arden Syntax). The following paper will describe the rationale for segregating policies, user preferences and clinical monitoring rules into "advanced notification" and" clinical" components, which together form a novel and complex CDSS. Notification rules and hospital policies are respectively abstracted from care-provider roles and alerting mechanisms. User-defined preferences determine which devices are to be used for receiving notifications. Our design differs from previous notification systems because it integrates a versatile notification platform supporting a wide range of mobile devices with a XML/HL-7 compliant communication protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1274-1286
Number of pages13
JournalDecision Support Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2007


  • Clinical decision support system
  • Clinical event monitor
  • Knowledge bases
  • Knowledge partition
  • Notification attributes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems and Management


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