Medical decision support: experience with implementing the Arden Syntax at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

@article{Jenders1995MedicalDS,
  title={Medical decision support: experience with implementing the Arden Syntax at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.},
  author={Robert A. Jenders and George Hripcsak and Robert V. Sideli and William DuMouchel and Huafeng Zhang and James J. Cimino and Stephen B. Johnson and E H Sherman and Paul D. Clayton},
  journal={Proceedings. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care},
  year={1995},
  pages={169-73}
}
We began implementation of a medical decision support system (MDSS) at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC) using the Arden Syntax in 1992. The Clinical Event Monitor which executes the Medical Logic Modules (MLMs) runs on a mainframe computer. Data are stored in a relational database and accessed via PL/I programs known as Data Access Modules (DAMs). Currently we have 18 clinical, 12 research and 10 administrative MLMs. On average, the clinical MLMs generate 50357 simple… CONTINUE READING