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ICT in Healthcare Topic 6. WJEC Objectives Scanning, life support, computer controlled equipment Medical Databases Expert systems sensors (analogue and.

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1 ICT in Healthcare Topic 6

2 WJEC Objectives Scanning, life support, computer controlled equipment Medical Databases Expert systems sensors (analogue and digital), data measured and its use scanning devices; MRI (magnetic resonance image); CAT (computerised axial tomography) advantages and disadvantages of scanning devices backup and recovery procedures new and future developments and limitations. electronic patient record keeping (EPR) blood bar coding and tracking systems ISBT 128 use of the Internet, intranets and extranets distributed medical databases backup and recovery procedures new and future developments and limitations. Artificial Intelligence neural networks and how parallel processors work software languages (PROLOG, ASPRIN) expert system shells (knowledge base, inference engine, user interface) how expert systems work medical uses of expert systems e.g. MYCIN, NEOMYCIN etc. advantages and disadvantages of expert systems.

3 Medical Expert Systems Key word is: Artificial Intelligence A system based on Rules to reproduce the Role of a Human Expert Works by using Questions and Answers – (IF-Then rules)

4 Medical Expert Systems Go on NHS Direct website Use system to find out what is wrong with you Other Examples – NEOMYCIN – Used to train doctors – MYCIN – Helps doctors with obscure cases and patients can be put on correct medication

5 3 Parts to Expert System LEARN THIS Knowledge Base A database of all of the facts and knowledge on a subject Knowledge Base A database of all of the facts and knowledge on a subject Inference Engine A set of rules to base the decisions on (IF-Then) Brings the parts of the database together to answer the questions being asked Inference Engine A set of rules to base the decisions on (IF-Then) Brings the parts of the database together to answer the questions being asked User Interface How the questions and answers are presented to the user User Interface How the questions and answers are presented to the user

6 Exam Question Extensive use is made of Expert Systems. State the three main components of every expert system and then describe with examples the advantages and disadvantages of using an expert system in medicine. [7]

7 Exam Question Answers

8 Medical Databases (ERP) Pre-Electronic Database Problems with storing patients records manually (paper based) Only one person can access data at the same time Records go missing Handwritten notes messy And hard to understand Storage problems: Huge number of files needed

9 Medical Databases (ERP) Patients records now stored electronically Data can be accessed by more than one medical professional at the same time No need to transport files (speed of data access) Security Latest information can be accessed from patients bedside (example: results from blood tests)

10 Blood Bar Coding and Tracking Tracking of blood across is an essential service the NHS provide It is also essential that it is accurate Identify what data is held on the blood and why it is important that it is tracked correctly

11 Intranets and Extranets Consultant Surgeon Nurse Supplier GP

12 Distributed Databases Radiology A+E Pharmacy Intensive Care Plastics Surgery Patient data is stored on lots of separate databases The user uses one database software application to access the information and is likely to be unaware that the data is not stored in one place Laptop on the ward

13 Security Access Levels Data Encryption Passwords Audit Trails

14 Exam Question Discuss the reasons why databases were introduced for storing patient records and assess the impact they have had upon patient tracking and monitoring. [6]

15 Exam Question Answers

16 Sensors – Analogue to Digital Analogue Signals Digital Signal

17 Sensors Used In Hospitals What is measured using sensors in hospitals? Temperature Blood Pressure Pulse Blood Sugar ECG (Heart Rate) Respiratory Rate Advantages No Human Error – no missed readings More Accurate Real Time Monitoring Automatically Measure Trends

18 Scanning Devices MRI Use Radio Waves to build up a picture of the inside of a patient Used for checking function of organs such as liver, kidney, spleen, blood vessels and heart damage CAT Similar x-ray, but multiple x-ray beams are sent out at different angles to produce a more detailed scan Used to pinpoint tumours

19 Scanning Devices Advantages Can look at internal organs in 3D MRI scans are safer than X- Rays Higher cure rate due to early detection Reduces the need for exploratory surgery Faster Diagonosis Disadvantages scanning equipment very expensive Exposure to radiation is dangerous for staff operating scanners Patients have to be still for about 1 hour in an MRI machine

20 Future Technologies Home Healthcare Video conference using sensors so that consultation with doctor can be done from home Diabetes management Automatic blood glucose measurements are taken and if blood glucose is too low a sensor automatically releases glucose from a reservoir implanted into patient Japanese Toilets A Japanese company is developing a toilet that analyses urine and sends a report automatically to the GP if necessary


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