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OBJECTIVE To allow exchange of clinical practice guidelines among institutions and computer-based applications. DESIGN The GuideLine Interchange Format (GLIF) specification consists of GLIF model and the GLIF syntax. The GLIF model is an object-oriented representation that consists of a set of classes for guideline entities, attributes for those classes,(More)
There is need for encoded data for computerized clinical decision support, but most such data are unavailable as they are in free-text reports. Natural language processing offers one alternative for encoding such data. MedLEE is a natural language processing system which is in routine use for encoding chest radiograph and mammogram reports. In this paper,(More)
The purpose of this study was to use a health information network and innovative technology to coordinate tuberculosis care. An innercity medical center, a local health department, and a home care nurse service in northern Manhattan were used. The organizations were linked with computer networks. An automated decision support system with a natural language(More)
The TextBase project is a laboratory experiment to assess the feasibility of a common exchange format for sending a transcription of the contents of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) between different general practices, when patients move from one practice to another in the NHS in England. The project was managed using a partnership arrangement between(More)
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