50 years of informatics research on decision support: what's next. Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Precision Medicine
  • Systems Integration

MeSH Major

  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • Medical Informatics
  • Research

abstract

  • To reflect on the history, status, and future trends of decision support in health and biomedical informatics. To highlight the new challenges posed by the complexity and diversity of genomic and clinical domains. To examine the emerging paradigms for supporting cost-effective, personalized decision making. A group of international experts in health and biomedical informatics presented their views and discussed the challenges and issues on decision support at the Methods of Information in Medicine 50th anniversary symposium. The experts were invited to write short articles summarizing their thoughts and positions after the symposium. The challenges posed by the complexity and diversity of the domain knowledge, system infrastructure, and usage pattern are highlighted. New requirements and computational paradigms for representing, using, and acquiring biomedical knowledge and healthcare protocols are proposed. The underlying common themes identified for developing next-generation decision support include incorporating lessons from history, uniform vocabularies, integrative interfaces, contextualized decisions, personalized recommendations, and adaptive solutions.

publication date

  • 2011

has subject area

  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Medical Informatics
  • Precision Medicine
  • Research
  • Systems Integration

Research

keywords

  • Historical Article
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3414/ME11-06-0004

PubMed ID

  • 22146915

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 525

end page

  • 535

volume

  • 50

number

  • 6