Environment-Driven Skeletal Plan Execution for the Medical Domain

 
Team 

Peter Votruba, Information Engineering Group, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology
Andreas Seyfang, Information Engineering Group, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology
Silvia Miksch, Information Engineering Group, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology
Michael Paesold, Information Engineering Group, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology
 

Contact Person  Peter Votruba
 
Project 

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.
 

Downloads 
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>> Download Asbru-Interpreter
Filename: AsbruInterpreter.zip
Required: Java JRE 1.4.x
Size: 1.5 MB
Time to download
: approx. 3.6 min (56k)
See short readme for installation information.
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>> Download description.pdf
Filename: description.pdf
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Size: 100 KB
Time to download
: approx. 0.25 min (56k)

 
Images 
  Asbru Interpreter - Control and Data Flow
Asbru Interpreter - Control and Data Flow

Publications 
Related Work 
  • Asgaard / Plan Execution, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Information Engineering Group, Vienna, Austria
     
  • DeGeL / Spock application of semi-structured guidelines, Medical Informatics Research Center, Department of Information Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Funding 

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.