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AuthorEvans, Steven. author
TitleThe PACE System [electronic resource] : An Expert Consulting System for Nursing / by Steven Evans
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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Descript XV, 167 p. online resource


In this volume, Steven Evans reports on a quarter century of work-work that resulted in a commercial product known as the PACE System. An advanced clinical management system, PACE links all care delivery setยญ tings and reaches across multiple episodes. It offers capabilities critical to managed care, including care planning and clinical pathways, the critical pathway analyzer and clinical repository central to outcomes-based care, and more. The pages that follow describe the PACE project, focusing on its knowlยญ edge base and semantic network. They offer insights into system implemenยญ tation and address the synthesis of principles within the PACE System. From this project in nursing informatics, Steven Evans relates both sucยญ cesses and failures, sharing the strategies and techniques to adopt and pitfalls to avoid in a project that followed five years of preliminary theoยญ retical work. With clarity and candor, he gives us the benefit of two decades of project development, first in academia and then in the commercial sector. Over the course of the project, many tens of millions of dollars and close to 500 person-years of effort were invested. Building on the strong conceptual base developed at Creigton University's School of Nursing, the project has seen exponential growth in its clinical capabilities since entering the commercial sector in 1989


1. Introduction to the PACE Project -- 2. PACEโ{128}{148}Then and Now -- 3. Initial Knowledge Base Development -- 4. Acquiring, Maintaining, and Managing a Knowledge Base -- 5. System Implementation -- 6. Issues in Semantic Network Development and Utilization -- 7. Synthesis of Principles and Lessons Learned -- Appendix A. Taxonomy for the Health Sciences -- Appendix B. Glossary for the Taxonomy for the Health Sciences

Medicine Health informatics Nursing Medicine & Public Health Health Informatics Nursing


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