Translating National Childhood Immunization Guidelines to a Computer-Based Reminder Recall System within an Immunization Registry

 
Abstract
To translate national childhood immunization guidelines to a computer-based reminder recall system, hierarchical system architecture design and combined approach of tabular and procedural knowledge representation are taken. Nested branches with hierarchical combinations of single antecedent variables are used to avoid logical incompleteness, redundancy and inconsistency. Mapping to the local electronic medical vocabulary is implemented to facilitate the integration with the local information system architecture. 26 second-level modules with 195 original branches and 121 final branches after pruning are encoded. 99.67% of the reminders are confirmed to be correct by SQL query.
 

Figure 1. Hierarchical Modular Architecture.
 
Publications
  1. Wang D, Jenders RA, Dasgupta B. "Translating national childhood immunization guidelines to a computer-based reminder recall system within an immunization registry." Proceedings / AMIA .Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 1999;
 

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