Computer-Based Support for Clinical Guidelines and Protocols: Proceedings of the Symposium on Computerized Guidelines and Protocols (Cgp 2004)

Computer-Based Support for Clinical Guidelines and Protocols: Proceedings of the Symposium on Computerized Guidelines and Protocols (Cgp 2004)

by K.M. Kaiser
     
 

ISBN-10: 158603412X

ISBN-13: 9781586034122

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: IOS Press, Incorporated

In recent years, guidelines and protocols have gained support as the vehicles for promoting best practices in clinical medicine. They offer the possibilities of reducing unwarranted practice variations, of containing cost while maintaining quality of care, and of defining standards of care for quality assurance purposes. These promises have led to an explosion of

Overview

In recent years, guidelines and protocols have gained support as the vehicles for promoting best practices in clinical medicine. They offer the possibilities of reducing unwarranted practice variations, of containing cost while maintaining quality of care, and of defining standards of care for quality assurance purposes. These promises have led to an explosion of guideline publications. Yet studies have shown that dissemination and effective use of guidelines in clinical care remains a major bottleneck. A number of researchers have developed different technologies for delivering computerized guidelines in clinical care. These technologies range from alerts and reminders to knowledge-based systems, information-retrieval systems, and others. The tasks to which guidelines have been applied include classic clinical decision support, workflow management, quality assurance, and resource-requirement estimates. The research has spanned several communities (information retrieval, artificial intelligence, medical informatics, software engineering, clinical medicine), but unfortunately, there has been little cross-fertilization between the communities working in this area. This publication brings together researchers from different communities to examine cutting-edge approaches to guideline modeling and application development and to consider how different communities can leverage each other's strengths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586034122
Publisher:
IOS Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 6.52(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Conference Organizationvii
Communicating the Logic of a Treatment Plan Formulated in Asbru to Domain Experts1
Decision Support and Knowledge Management in Oncology Using Hierarchical Classification16
Modelling Clinical Goals: A Corpus of Examples and a Tentative Ontology31
Standardized Terminology for Clinical Trial Protocols Based on Top-Level Ontological Categories46
TimeWrap - A Method for Automatic Transformation of Structured Guideline Components into Formal Process-Representations61
Non-Compliance with Guidelines: Motivations and Consequences in a Case Study75
Advanced Temporal Data Abstraction for Guideline Execution88
Protocure: Supporting the Development of Medical Protocols Through Formal Methods103
Towards a Flexible Integration of Clinical Guideline Systems with Medical Ontologies and Medical Information Systems108
Adaptive Guideline-based Treatment Workflows with AdaptFlow113
A Generic Interface to XML Documents for Guidance Information118
Transforming Written Guidelines into Electronic Formats - International Perspectives123
A Multiple-ontology Customizable Search Interface for Retrieval of Clinical Guidelines127
Mark-up Based Analysis of Narrative Guidelines with the Stepper Tool132
A Description Logics Approach to CGPs137
Reminder-based or On-demand Decision Support Systems: A Preliminary Study in Primary Care with the Management of Hypertension142
The Digital Electronic Guideline Library (DeGeL): A Hybrid Framework for Representation and Use of Clinical Guidelines147
Using a Guideline-centered Approach for the Design of a Clinical Decision Support System to Promote Smoking Cessation152
Analysis of Guideline Compliance - A Data Mining Approach157
The GLARE Approach to Clinical Guidelines: Main Features162
The SAGE Guideline Modeling: Motivation and Methodology167
Tracing the Formalization Steps of Textual Guidelines172
Translating Arden MLMs into GLIF Guidelines - A Case Study of Hyperkalemia Patient Screening177
Author Index183

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