The spock system: Developing a runtime application engine for hybrid-asbru guidelines

Ohad Young, Yuval Shahar

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Abstract

Clinical Guidelines are a major tool for improving the quality of medical care. A major current research direction is automating the application of guidelines at the point of care. To support that automation, several requirements must be fulfilled, such as specification in a machine-interpretable format, and connection to an electronic patent record. We propose an innovative approach to guideline application, which capitalizes on our Digital electronic Guidelines Library (DeGeL). The DeGeL framework includes a new hybrid model for incremental specification of free-text guidelines, using several intermediate representations. The new approach was implemented, in the case of the Asbru guideline ontology, as the Spock system. Spock's hybrid application engine supports the application of guidelines represented at an intermediate format. Spock uses the IDAN mediator for answering complex queries referred to heterogeneous clinical data repositories. Spock was evaluated in a preliminary fashion by applying several guidelines to sample patient data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Medicine - 10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages166-170
ISBN (Print)3540278311, 9783540278313
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Event10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jul 200527 Jul 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3581 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period23/07/0527/07/05

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