Knowledge Coupling: New Premises and New Tools for Medical by Lawrence L. Weed

By Lawrence L. Weed

Knowledge Coupling discusses the premises upon which the coupling of data to each motion relies within the perform of drugs, in addition to why those premises needs to swap. In concrete phrases, the quantity explores the equipment of structuring and utilizing clinical wisdom and scientific files that permits implementation of recent premises; it units forth a selected method of use of the pc. The paintings examines the hot roles and abilities that may be demanded of either sufferers and overall healthiness care services in the process according to those new premises. the writer takes under consideration the wide implications of his philosophy for the social, fiscal, academic, and political structuring of the wellbeing and fitness care system.

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The Computer in Coupling Medical Knowledge to Action The implementation of the above three steps and subsequent steps in the problem oriented system in a complete and rigorous manner implies a great deal of medical knowledge and a capacity to organize and apply that knowledge to unique problem situations under pressures of time and circumstance. We have called this the knowledge coupling problem. We are just now beginning to admit how deficient the unaided mind has been in this regard and how much the computer can help.

It compels relationships and interdependences as conditions of physician conduct. And now, through computer technology, it draws us into a thorough-going consistency, which is unfamiliar to most natures and threatening to our tolerated caprices. Political Structure Confronted by Change Before discussing the new premises and the new tools, let us review the political structures that are being confronted with change and, also, review the state of problem solving in the current establishment. Memory based, credentialed specialists have been persons of departments and deans.

They must be given the right tools to work with. They are the most neglected source of better quality and savings in the health care system. After all, • They are highly motivated, and if they are not, nothing works in the long run anyway. • They do not charge. They even pay to help. 14 Introduction • There is at least one "caregiver" for every member of the population. The Evolution of Our Present Difficulties As we reflect upon how the present situation evolved, we can see that the very conditions that produced it tend to sustain it.

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