Medical Education Applications

  • Michael J. Lincoln
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


This chapter reviews the use of clinical diagnostic decision support systems (CDDSS) for educating physicians, nurses, physician-assistants, and other medical professionals. The discussion of this topic is quite timely. Informatics technologies and decision support systems are now widely considered to be an important component of medical curricula and the medical education journal Academic Medicine now includes a regular informatics column.1 Professional societies have also recognized this trend. The Society of General Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine have recently established training standards for internists which include literature searching, use of decision making tools, and other informatics technologies. CDDSS can provide domain specific, case-based, clinical experiences for students to supplement actual patient experiences, which can be highly variable.


Knowledge Base Inference Engine Medical Informatics Bayesian Belief Network Disease Profile 
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