Representing a chemotherapy guideline using openEHR and rules
2009 (English)In: Medical Informatics in a United and Healthy Europe / [ed] Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Bernd Blobel, John Mantas, Izet Masic, IOS Press, 2009, Vol. 150, 653-657 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Computerized guidelines can provide decision support and facilitate the use of clinical guidelines. Several computerized guideline representation models (GRMs) exist but the poor interoperability between the guideline systems and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems limits their clinical usefulness. In this study we analyzed the clinical use of a published lymphoma chemotherapy guideline. We found that existing GRMs have limitations that can make it difficult to meet the clinical requirements. We hypothesized that guidelines could be represented as data and logic using openEHR archetypes, templates and rules. The design was tested by implementing the lymphoma guideline. We conclude that using the openEHR models and rules to represent chemotherapy guidelines is feasible and confers several advantages both from a clinical and from an informatics perspective.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2009. Vol. 150, 653-657 p.
, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630 ; 150
Computer and Information Science Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21864DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-044-5-653ISI: 000326889500137ISBN: 978-1-60750-044-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21864DiVA: diva2:241840
MIE 2009 – The XXIInd International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics