Interactive Computer Assisted Formulation of Retrieval Requests for a Medical Information System using an Intelligent Tutoring System
Andreas Holzinger, Andreas Kainz, Guenther Gell, Graz University, Austria ; Max Brunold, Hermann Maurer, Graz University Of Technology, Austria
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
A medical information system at Graz University contains three millions of diagnostic reports, which form the basis of patient care and of scientific work. Complex retrieval systems are prepared in a time consuming dialogue between clinical researchers and IS-experts. In this paper we describe the development and questions of evaluation of an intranet Web-based query/answer system with reference to aspects of human-computer interaction. The system formulates a well structured and, ideally, machine interpretable retrieval request in interaction with the user (i. e. medical professionals, bio-statistical researchers, ...) and stores it in an existing request-management- application. The user learns, incidentally, how to use the hospital information system for his needs. For optimal interpretation of the gathered information exact formulation of the questions is essential. An intelligent guidance during the dialogue is obligatory since we cannot assume any technical skill on the part of the medical users. In the near future this service will be extended to the countrywide hospital information system. By using this system, the quality of the retrieval and therefore the quality of scientific research and medical studies is raised. Less iterations mean a lower system-workload. Last but not least, we expect to lower the response time without increasing the need of human resources.
Holzinger, A., Kainz, A., Gell, G., Brunold, M. & Maurer, H. (2000). Interactive Computer Assisted Formulation of Retrieval Requests for a Medical Information System using an Intelligent Tutoring System. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 466-471). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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