A study of drug interaction for personalised decision support in dental clinics

Goh, Wee Pheng and Tao, Xiaohui and Zhang, Ji and Yong, Jianming (2015) A study of drug interaction for personalised decision support in dental clinics. In: 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT 2015), 6-9 Dec 2015, Singapore.


While most dental clinicians use some sort of information system, they are mainly for administrative purposes, with a noticeable lack in advisory features such as decision support in clinical situations. It will be exciting to see more research done to enable a robust system that can fit within the clinical workflow of the dentist to be used as a diagnostic tool at point-of-care, especially in drug prescription. With this motivation in mind, this paper proposes a model to store interactive drug-pairs and other useful information such as side-effects of the drugs. By traversing through these drug- pairs, potential interactions can be highlighted to the dentist by considering the personalised medical and drug profiles of the patient. This will enhance the potential for seamless integration of a robust, intelligent and scalable diagnostic tool within the clinical workflow of a dental clinic, thereby reducing prescription errors and increasing productivity of the dental practice

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 23:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 05:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical decision support; decision-making; dentistry; personalised drug detection
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8903 Information Services > 890301 Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/WI-IAT.2015.28
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28471

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