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Roles of DSS in the healthcare environment in the internet era: a physician's perspective
by Yao-Yang Shieh, Chang-tseh Hsieh
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM), Vol. 3, No. 5/6, 2001


Abstract: Physicians need two kinds of support in their decision-making activities, namely information itself and information analysis processing. The first kind of support is the raw data itself. The second kind of support is to process the data by means of formal analytical methods as specified by the physician. In this study, the roles of DSS (decision support systems) for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of decision making by the physician are examined, and the foundation for developing such a DSS is studied. Some major benefits of deploying the proposed DSS on the internet are addressed. The proposed system attempted to incorporate an adaptive pattern recognition system into the framework of the model base. Such a model highlights functions and decision making requirements at each stage of medical practice The strategy and mechanism by which decision support can be provided to the physician, the targeted decision maker, was also explored.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Jun-2003


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