Overview of the Research and the Roundsman System

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 32)


This chapter presents an overview of the Roundsman project and the Roundsman computer program which is its central focus. Section 3.1 discusses an early stage of the Roundsman project: informal protocol analysis with an expert oncologist. Section 3.2 describes the development of a set of “scripts” which served as targets during program development and also helped to identify the set of publications which were incorporated into the Roundsman library (as described in section 3.3). Section 3.4 breifly presents the hardware and software which were used in program development. Section 3.5 outlines the steps taken by Roundsman when analyzing a case and then describes each of those steps in detail by tracing the execution of the system during an actual consultation.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Information Sciences ProgramStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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