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Title: Overcoming the interruptible nature of allergy treatment through applying knowledge management principles: a trip from raw knowledge to transferable wisdom.
Epworth Authors: Haddad, Peter
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Keywords: Allergy
Skin Prick Test
Intelligent Tools & Techniques
Serum Specific IgE Test
Knowledge Management
Long Term Follow Up
Preventative Strategies
E-Health Solutions
Food Allergy
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Deakin University and Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: BLED 2016 Proceedings. 2016; 28: 275 - 287
Conference Name: 29th Bled eConference: Digital Economy. 2016 June 19 - 22
Conference Location: Bled, Slovenia
Abstract: Rates of food allergy diagnosis in children are increasing exponentially in developed countries; in Melbourne for example, 20% sensitisation and a 10% challenge in 12 month old infants were confirmed (Osborne et al., 2011). As allergy services are stretched, patients are seen by different allergy practitioners, thus significantly challenging uninterruptible allergy care. Specific problems include prolonged waiting times for food allergy reviews; and the lack of a clear and comprehensive documentation of serial allergy test results over time in a consistent format. To address these issues this study will develop an electronic solution for use by both allergists and their patients to ensure prospective accurate and secure collection of skin prick test [SPT] or serum specific IgE [ssIgE] test data for long term follow-up of patients with food allergy, and applying intelligent tools and techniques to the developed database to enhance the ongoing care of children with allergies including developing tailored preventative strategies
Type: Conference Paper
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Exploratory Qualitative Design
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