AFGuide system to support personalized management of atrial fibrillation

Wojtek Michalowski, Martin Michalowski, Dympna O'Sullivan, Szymon Wilk, Marc Carrier

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Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia with clinical significance, is a serious public health problem. Yet a number of studies show that current AF management is sub-optimal due to a knowledge gap between primary care physicians and evidence-based treatment recommendations. This gap is caused by a number of barriers such as a lack of knowledge about new therapies, challenges associated with multi- morbidity, or a lack of patient engagement in therapy planning. The decision support tools proposed to address these barriers handle individual barriers but none of them tackle them comprehensively. Responding to this challenge, we propose AFGuide- a clinical decision support system to educate and support primary care physicians in developing evidence- based and optimal AF therapies that take into account multi- morbid conditions and patient preferences. AFGuide relies on artificial intelligence techniques (logical reasoning) and preference modeling techniques, and combines them with mobile computing technologies. In this paper we present the design of the system and discuss its proposed implementation and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAAI Workshop - Technical Report
Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligence and Operations Research for Social Good; WS-17-02: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society; WS-17-03: Artificial Intelligence for Connected and Automated Vehicles; WS-17-04: Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security; WS-17-05: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Grids and Buildings; WS-17-06: Computer Poker and Imperfect Information Games; WS-17-07: Crowdsourcing, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Agents; WS-17-08: Distributed Machine Learning; WS-17-09: Joint Workshop on Health Intelligence; WS-17-10: Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence; WS-17-11: Human-Machine Collaborative Learning; WS-17-12: Knowledge-Based Techniques for Problem Solving and Reasoning; WS-17-13: Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition; WS-17-14: Symbolic Inference and Optimization; WS-17-15: What's Next for AI in Games?
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357865
ISBN (Print)9781577357865
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 4 2017Feb 10 2017

Publication series

NameAAAI Workshop - Technical Report
VolumeWS-17-01 -


Other31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

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