DeGeL: A clinical-guidelines library and automated guideline-support tools

Avner Hatsek, Ohad Young, Erez Shalom, Yuval Shahar

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Using machine-interpretable clinical guidelines to support evidence-based medicine promotes the quality of medical care. In this chapter, we present the Digital Electronic Guidelines Library (DeGeL), a comprehensive framework, including a Web-based guideline repository and a suite of tools, to support the use of automated guidelines for medical care, research, and quality assessment. Recently, we have developed a new version (DeGeL.NET) of the digital library and of its different tools. We intend to focus in our exposition on DeGeL's major tools, in particular for guideline specification in a Web-based and standalone fashion (Uruz and Gesher), tools for search and retrieval (Vaidurya and DeGeLookFor) and for runtime application (Spock); and to explain how these tools are combined within the typical lifecycle of a clinical guideline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-based Medical Guidelines and Protocols
Subtitle of host publicationA Primer and Current Trends
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781607503415
ISBN (Print)9781586038731
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Clinical guidelines
  • Digital libraries
  • Knowledge representation
  • Medical decision-support systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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