Environment-Driven Skeletal Plan Execution for the Medical Domain
Information Engineering Group,
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems,
Vienna University of Technology
The Asbru Interpreter is an execution engine for clinical guidelines written in the Asbru guideline representation language.
An important application of both data abstraction and
plan execution is the execution of clinical guidelines and protocols
(CGP), both to validate them against a large set of test cases and to
provide decision support at the point of care. CGPs can be represented
and executed as a hierarchy of skeletal plans. To bridge the
gap between low-level data and high-level concepts in the CGP, intelligent
temporal data abstraction must be integrated with plan execution.
This project provides a solution to this challenge which was
implemented as part of an European project to improve the quality
of CGPs. They are translated to a high-level plan representation language
which again is compiled into a network of abstraction modules
by the system. Then this network performs the content of the plans
triggered by the arriving patient data.
By this, we seamlessly integrate the synchronisation of guideline
execution with observed patient state, complex temporal abstractions
and execution of complex plans without requiring the user to handle
the low-level details.
Asbru Interpreter - Control and Data Flow
This project is part of the Protocure II project, funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies arm of the IST program, FET-Open scheme, under contract number IST-FP6-508794.