Temporal representation of clinical algorithms using expert-system and database tools.

@article{Rucker1990TemporalRO,
  title={Temporal representation of clinical algorithms using expert-system and database tools.},
  author={D W Rucker and David J. Maron and Edward H. Shortliffe},
  journal={Computers and biomedical research, an international journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={222-39}
}
The HyperLipid Advisory System combines a rule-based implementation of a clinical algorithm (the NIH Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel recommendations) with a temporal representation that facilitates reasoning over time while maintaining efficient storage in a standard database. The temporal representation consists of objects that model point events such as visits and interval events such as specific therapies. These objects are combined into abstractions called phases, which… CONTINUE READING