Context Modelling in Time-Critical Decision Support for Medical Triage

  • Shane Grigsby
  • Frada BursteinEmail author
  • Nyree Parker
Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 13)


This chapter discusses the role of decision context within ­time-critical decision support in medical triage. Time-critical environments pose a challenge in the development of decision support systems in regards to the provision of relevant and timely information. Establishing context is used within a number of information technology fields as a means to improve the functionality of information systems. Likewise, establishing a decision context in time-critical decision support could assist in the provision of time-critical information to improve decision outcomes. This research proposes identifying contextual elements of a task being undertaken as a means to establish rules which can influence decision support provided. Through this, it is intended that a decision support system can refine contextual guidelines on the task being undertaken to act as a safety measure and for the purpose of risk mitigation within a clinical health care setting.


Medical triage Knowledge context Clinical decision support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Organisational and Social InformaticsMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Nursing and MidwiferyMonash University Peninsula HealthFrankstonAustralia

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