While studies suggest that clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) have a positive impact on reducing medical errors and aiding physician decision-making, current technical difficulties in integrating distributed heterogeneous data and linking clinical applications have limited the effectiveness of these systems. The main contribution of this work is a framework, modeled in UML, which uses the eXtended Markup Language (XML) as a means of transmitting data between real-time data repositories and employs Web services to offer ubiquitous clinical decision support in a distributed environment. The medical problem in question is providing CDSSs during the critical period of perinatal care.

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Keywords Artificial intelligence, Clinical decision support, Integration architecture., Web services, XML
Conference 14th International Conference on Intelligent and Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering, IASSE 2005
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Catley, C. (Christina), Petriu, D, & Frize, M. (Monique). (2005). A uml framework for web services-based clinical decision support. Presented at the 14th International Conference on Intelligent and Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering, IASSE 2005.