The recent developments in Web technology now make it easy to create user-friendly interfaces to databases and link them to the Internet or to local Intranets. With the acceptance of this new approach one can take advantage of the opportunity to use this development to incorporate additional knowledge into the interface. Not only can this provide a more supportive interface, but it can also create the opportunity for sharing and comparing such knowledge in the future. This paper describes how this has been used to develop an interface to a database of maternity case records which incorporates a knowledge base of rules relating to care plan protocols and uses this to provide decision support to the carer. The issue of security is a serious problem and some aspects of the measures taken are discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|