Medical decision support systems

  • E. D. Ubeyli Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Universitesi, 06530 Sogutozu, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Information and communication technology, Computer-mediated communication, Health care, Medical informatics, Telemedicine


This paper illustrates the use of information and communication technologies in the medical environment. Medical decision support aims at providing health care professionals with therapy guidelines directly at the point of care. This should enhance the quality of clinical care, since the guidelines sort out high value practices from those that have little or no value. The goal of decision support is to supply the best recommendation under all circumstances. This goal may be achieved by the following measures: 1. Standardization of care leading to a reduction of intra- and inter-individual variance of care. 2. Development of standards and guidelines following rational principles. 3. Development of explicit, standardized treatment protocols. 4. Continuous control and validation of standards and guidelines against new scientific evidence and against actual patient data.


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How to Cite
Ubeyli, E. (2007). Medical decision support systems. Bulletin of the International Scientific Surgical Association, 2(1), 103-107. Retrieved from
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