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Linking Clinical Guidelines with Formal Representations

  • Peter Votruba
  • Silvia Miksch
  • Robert Kosara
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2780)

Abstract

Clinical guidelines have been used in the medical domain for some time now, primarily to reduce proneness to errors during the treatment of specific diseases. Recently, physicians have special software at their disposal, which supports them at decision-making based on computerized protocols and guidelines. Using such tools, physicians sometimes want to know the reason why the computer recommends a particular treatment method. To comprehend the suggestions, a connection between the original guideline and its computerized representation is needed. This paper introduces a tool that was designed to provide a solution for that, the so-called Guideline Markup Tool (GMT). This tool enables the protocol designer to create links between the original guideline and its formal representation.

Keywords

Clinical Guideline Formal Representation Knowledge Engineer Computerize Protocol Original Guideline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Votruba
    • 1
  • Silvia Miksch
    • 1
  • Robert Kosara
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. of Software Technology & Interactive SystemsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.TechGate ViennaVRVis Research Center for Virtual Reality and VisualizationViennaAustria

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