Paper: Upholding The Maxim Of Relevance During Patient-Centered Activities

ACL ID A94-1021
Title Upholding The Maxim Of Relevance During Patient-Centered Activities
Venue Applied Natural Language Processing Conference
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

This paper addresses "kinds and focuses of relevance" that a language-generating clin- ical decision-support system should adhere to during activities in which a health care provider's attention is on his or her pa- tient and not on a computer screen. Dur- ing such "patient-centered" activities, ut- terances generated by a computer system intrude on patient management. They must be thus seen by HCPs as having immediate clinical relevance, or, like the continual ringing of ICU monitors, they will be ignored. This paper describes how plan recognition and plan evaluation can be used to achieve clinical relevance. The work is being done in the context of the TraumAID project, whose overall goal is to improve the delivery of quality trauma care during the initial definitive phase of patient man...