Temporal Information Systems in Medicine

By Carlo Combi , Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou , Yuval Shahar

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This book covers design of information systems for medically-related problems and applications, describing each in terms of fundamentals, temporal reasoning and maintenance in medicine, time in clinical tasks, and display of time-oriented clinical information.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4419-6542-4
  • 408 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $89.95
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Temporal Information Systems in Medicine introduces the engineering of information systems for medically-related problems and applications. The chapters are organized into four parts; fundamentals, temporal reasoning & maintenance in medicine, time in clinical tasks, and the display of time-oriented clinical information. The chapters are self-contained with pointers to other relevant chapters or sections in this book when necessary. Time is of central importance and is a key component of the engineering process for information systems. This book is designed as a secondary text or reference book for upper -undergraduate level students and graduate level students concentrating on computer science, biomedicine and engineering. Industry professionals and researchers working in health care management, information systems in medicine, medical informatics, database management and AI will also find this book a valuable asset.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. The Role of Time in Medicine.
  3. Part I Fundamentals.
  4. Temporal Modeling and Temporal Reasoning.
  5. Temporal Databases.
  6. Temporal Reasoning and Maintenance in Medicine.
  7. Temporal Clinical Databases.
  8. Abstraction of Time
  9. Oriented Clinical Data.
  10. Part III Time in Clinical Tasks.
  11. Time in Clinical Diagnosis.
  12. Automated Support to Clinical Guidelines and Care Plans.
  13. Part IV The Display of Time
  14. Oriented Clinical Information.
  15. Displaying Time
  16. Oriented Clinical Data and Knowledge.
  17. Index
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