Peter Votruba

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This paper presents a new guideline authoring tool, called Guideline Markup Tool (GMT). It proposes two useful features, which are missing in existing tools. First, it facilitates the translation of a free-text guideline into a formal representation, providing special XML macros. Second, it can be used to create links between the original guideline and its(More)
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(More)
In order for clinical guidelines to be verified, they must first be acquired or at least translated into a format that can be treated formally. Most guidelines today either exist as plain text, tables, or flow-charts. We present two tools that support this translation: The Guideline Markup Tool (GMT) and the Pontifex Intelligent XML Editor Extension(More)
Clinical protocols and guidelines are widely used in the medi-cal domain to improve disease management techniques. Different software systems are in development to support the de-sign and the execution of such guidelines. The bottleneck in the guideline software developing process is the transformation of the text-based clinical guidelines into a formal(More)
There are several efforts to map clinical guidelines to a form, which can be further processed by special programs. All these approaches have a common drawback: they do not allow to define a persistent connection between the original guideline and its computerized version. Therefore, it is often difficult to comprehend the translation process at a later(More)
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(More)
The execution of clinical guidelines and protocols (CGPs) is a challenging task in high-frequency domains such as Intensive Care Units. On the one hand, sophisticated temporal data abstraction is required to match the low-level information from monitoring devices and electronic patient records with the high-level concepts in the CGPs. On the other hand, the(More)
The role of medical guidelines is becoming more and more important in the medical field. Within the Protocure project it has been shown that the quality of medical guidelines can be improved by formalisation. However formalisation turns out to be a very time-consuming task, resulting in a formal guideline that is much more complex than the original version(More)
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