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Pragmatic Patterns for Clinical Knowledge Management

Collaboration Patterns in an Online Community of Practice in Oral Medicine

The purpose of the Pragmatic Patterns for Clinical Knowledge Management project is to obtain further knowledge of how pragmatic patterns for clinical knowledge management that support evidence-based health care should be modelled, implemented and introduced into clinical practice. Through the development of a tool for web-based knowledge sharing and a clinical decision-support system for use in oral medicine, problems concerned with the formalisation of clinical data and the context of knowledge processes, and interaction and conversation in knowledge processes are addressed. Tools are developed in parallel with the use of prototypes in a real clinical setting, according to a user-centred approach in which end-users take active part in the development process. Expected results include improved strategies for evidence-based health care in oral medicine, the identification and implementation of generic patterns for knowledge management, more specifically, knowledge dissemination and decision-making, and contributions to open standards for representing patient data and to the Pragmatic Web. Project's web page: www.his.se/iki/pragmaticpatterns

Type of project: academic


Involved Persons:

Project Leader: Göran Falkman (School of Humanities and Informatics, University of Skövde, Sweden)
Other involved People: Olof Torgersson, Göteborg University, Sweden; Mats Jontell, Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg University, Sweden; Marie Gustafsson, University of Skövde, Sweden; Hajar Kashfi, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden


Is the project funded?yes
Funding source:The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA)

Other information:

Duration of project:2006-2009
Papers related to project:Falkman, G., Gustafsson, M., Jontell, M. and Torgersson, O. (2007). Towards Pragmatic Patterns for Clinical Knowledge Management. In: S. Buckingham Shum, M. Lind and H. Weigand (eds.): Proceedings ICPW'07: 2nd International Conference on the Pragmatic Web, 22–23 Oct. 2007, Tilburg: NL, pp. 65–74; Gustafsson, M. and Falkman, G. (2007). Modeling Contexts of Knowledge Sharing in an Online Community for Oral Medicine. In P. Bouquet (ed.): CONTEXT'07 Doctorial Consortium Proceedings, Computer Science Research Report no. 118, Roskilde University, Denmark, October 2007, pp. 30–43; Gustafsson, M. och Falkman, G. (2007). Experiences in Modeling Clinical Examinations in Oral Medicine Using OWL. In: Proceedings of OWL: Experiences and Directions: 3rd International Workshop, Innsbruck, Austria, June 6–7 2007, CEUR Electronic Workshop Proceedings Volume 258. ISSN 1613-0073; Gustafsson, M. (2006). Design, Development, and Adoption of Ontology-Driven Clinical Software. Licentiate thesis, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology. December 2006.

DIOC user:

Göran Falkman (7 star_purple), University of Skövde
Göran Falkman's interests: clinical decision support, educational technology, practice management, computer-based patient records, patients and computers/consumer health informatics, implementation/maintenance of IT, evidence-based dentistry/electronic information resources, information visualization; data and information fusion


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