Identifying Pattern in Clinical Guidelines

Team 

Monika Moser, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive System, Vienna, Austria
Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive System, Vienna, Austria

Contact Person  Monika Moser
Project 

Clinical guidelines are a well-established concept in the medical domain to assist practitioners and physicians during their treatment decisions for patients. Currently, various guideline representation languages are available. However, these languages are too complex and algorithmically to be used by the medical staff or the guideline developers. Therefore, there is a big gap between the information represented in the published guidelines by the guideline developers and the formal representation of clinical guideline used in an execution model. We tried to close that gap by analysis existing clinical guidelines written in free text, tables or flow chart notation and to detect prototypical pattern in those guidelines. We have selected ten guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse and analysed them according to predefined criteria to derive pattern. These pattern are implemented as macros within the Asgaard/Asbru project. These pattern can be used for the developing process of new clinical guidelines and provide an overview of the structure and design of existing clinical guidelines.

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