A knowledge representation of local pandemic influenza planning models

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11;988.


Planning for pandemic flu outbreak at the small-government level can be aided through the use of mathematical policy models. Formulating and analyzing policy models, however, can be a time- and expertise-expensive process. We believe that a knowledge-based system for facilitating the instantiation of locale- and problem-specific policy models can reduce some of these costs. In this work, we present the ontology we have developed for pandemic influenza policy models.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
  • Health Planning*
  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human / epidemiology
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control
  • Knowledge Bases*
  • Planning Techniques
  • Vocabulary, Controlled