An Overview on Evidence-Based Medicine and Medical Informatics in Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice

Kelvin Chan*, Josiah Poon, Simon K. Poon, Miao Jiang, Aiping LYU

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter describes how best to look at the evidence-base of the rich experience-based disciplines of traditional Chinese medicine in this era of highly advance of biomedicine, science-orientated development and information technology. It is emphasized that there is a need in using modified modalities that can focus on the inclusion of holistic TCM diagnosis and treatment outcomes of individual patients in randomized clinical trial for TCM products studies and that in practice individual patients' reported outcomes linked with biomedical parameters may provide evidence-base treatment efficacy. Using TCM formulae for treatment of female infertility as an example for IT contribution to data analysis, it is suggested that continuing feedback between practitioners in each field will help refining IT analysis of TCM informatics in general.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationData Analytics for Traditional Chinese Medicine Research
EditorsJosiah Poon, Simon K. Poon
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages227-248
Number of pages22
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783319038018
ISBN (Print)9783319038001, 9783319346298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Conventional Medicine
  • Synergy Index
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory

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