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

Nick Lik San Fung, Ing Widya, Tom Broens, Nekane Larburu, Richard Bults, Erez Shalom, Val Jones, Hermie Hermens

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    Abstract

    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 languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)671-680
    Number of pages10
    JournalProcedia Computer Science
    Volume35
    Issue numberC
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2014 - Gdynia, Poland
    Duration: 15 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

    Keywords

    • Body area networks
    • Clinical guidelines
    • Decision support
    • Disease management
    • Distributed systems
    • EHealth
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Knowledge-based systems
    • Process modelling
    • Telemedicine

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (all)

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