Application of a conceptual framework for the modelling and execution of clinical guidelines as networks of concurrent processes

L.S.N. Fung, Nick Lik San Fung, I.A. Widya, T.H.F. Broens, Nekane Larburu Rubio, Richard G.A. Bults, Erez Shalom, Valerie M. Jones, Hermanus J. Hermens

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    We present a conceptual framework for modelling clinical guidelines as networks of concurrent processes. This enables the guideline to be partitioned and distributed at run-time across a knowledge-based telemedicine system, which is distributed by definition but whose exact physical configuration can only be determined after design-time by considering, amongst other factors, the individual patient's needs. The framework was applied to model a clinical guideline for gestational diabetes mellitus and to derive a prototype that executes the guideline on a smartphone. The framework is shown to support the full development trajectory of a decision support system, including analysis, design and implementation.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)671-680
    Number of pages10
    JournalProcedia computer science
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • METIS-306039
    • Knowledge based systems
    • EHealth
    • KES-2014 Gdynia
    • September 2014 Proceedings
    • Process modelling
    • Disease management
    • Distributed systems
    • Decision support
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Body Area Networks
    • BSS-Technology supported cognitive training
    • EWI-25097
    • Open access. Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems 18th Annual Conference
    • Telemedicine
    • Poland
    • IR-92148
    • Clinical guidelines

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