Activity-Centred Modelling of Knowledge and Interaction Tailored to Users

Helena Lindgren presents at the State Visit to South Korea May 31, 2012

Posted on | June 2, 2012 | Comments Off on Helena Lindgren presents at the State Visit to South Korea May 31, 2012

Helena Lindgren was invited as speaker at the Sweden Korea Dementia Forum, arranged as part of the Swedish State visit to South Korea May 31, 2012, participated by Her Majesty the Queen. The title of the talk was “Computer-Supported Diagnostic Reasoning in Dementia Care”. How knowledge-based technology can support and improve dementia care was presented, motivated by results and examples from the different research projects (e.g., DMSS-R, ACKTUS and ASAPAL).

The local host for the Forum was Dr. Daein Kang, Chair of the Daniel Medical Foundation, who also received the Nordstjärneordern from Their Majesties the King and Queen during the state visit for his work on improving dementia care. The Forum was held at the Bucheon Medical Center, newly built inspired by the Swedish geratric care. At this center DMSS-R is used, which is the decision-support application for diagnosing dementia developed by Helena Lindgren in collaboration with geriatricians.

The event was presented in Korean news and on the royal web page.


“There is a growing international awareness that dementia diseases are a major concern for societies with a growing proportion of older adults. Consensus guidelines for diagnostics and treatment provision are developed in an international research effort to provide the support for local daily practice to increase its quality and professionals’ knowledge. The application of evidence-based research in the meeting with patients in clinical practice can be facilitated through computer-based support systems, carefully designed for the purpose. We present results and experiences from the development of a system for dementia diagnosis and care. The goal is to provide knowledge-based support for reasoning, decision-making and a continuing medical education to the medical professional using the system, motivated by the patient’s need for early diagnosis and appropriate and timely interventions. Important aspects to acknowledge in the development and deployment of knowledge-based systems for dementia care will be discussed. A vision will be shared of reasoning support tailored to a physician’s and other health care professionals’ experiences, knowledge and skills. Moreover, this support for reasoning and decision-making should also support experience, knowledge and skill evolvement in a collaborative care provision.”


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