Knowledge Management for Health Care Procedures

From Knowledge to Global Care, AIME 2007 Workshop K4CARE 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 7, 2007, Revised Selected Papers

  • Editors
  • David Riaño
Conference proceedings K4CARE 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4924)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4924)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Health Care Knowledge Management

  3. Health Care Knowledge Elicitation

    1. Maria Taboada, Maria Meizoso, Diego Martínez, José J. Des
      Pages 21-31
    2. David Sánchez, Antonio Moreno
      Pages 32-45
    3. David Riaño, Joan Albert López-Vallverdú, Samson Tu
      Pages 46-61
    4. Aida Kamišalić, David Riaño, Tatjana Welzer
      Pages 62-74
  4. Health Care Knowledge Transformation

    1. Montserrat Batet, Karina Gibert, Aida Valls
      Pages 87-100
    2. Karina Gibert, Aida Valls, Joan Casals
      Pages 101-116
  5. Health Care Knowledge-Based Intelligent Systems

    1. Dympna O’Sullivan, Ken Farion, Stan Matwin, Wojtek Michalowski, Szymon Wilk
      Pages 117-126
    2. Vijay Kumar Mago, M. Syamala Devi, Ravinder Mehta
      Pages 127-136
    3. Constantinos Koutsojannis, Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis
      Pages 137-148
    4. David Isern, Antonio Moreno, Gianfranco Pedone, Laszlo Varga
      Pages 149-160
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The incursion of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health care entails evident bene?ts at the levels of security and e?ciency that improve not only the quality of life of the patients, but also the quality of the work of the health care professionals and the costs of national health care systems. Leaving research approaches aside, the analysis of ICT in health care shows an evo- tion from the initial interest in representing and storing health care data (i. e. , electronic health care records) to the current interest of having remote access to electronic health care systems, as for example HL7 initiatives or telemedicine. This sometimes imperceptible evolution can be interpreted as a new step of the progress path of health care informatics, whose next emerging milestone is the convergenceof current solutions with formal methods for health care kno- edge management. In this sense, K4CARE is a European project aiming at contributing to this progress path. It is centered on the idea that health care knowledge rep- sented in a formal waymay favor the treatment of home care patients in modern societies. The project highlights several aspects that are considered relevant to the evolution of medical informatics: health care knowledge production, health care knowledge integration, update, and adaptation, and health care intelligent systems.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78623-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78624-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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