This project aims to develop a standardized computational framework for clinical practice guideline specification that will allow text guidelines to be easily translated into computable formats by clinical domain experts. These computable guidelines will then be directly applicable to real-time clinical decision support and to retrospective quality assessment of electronic medical records.
The project uses a novel framework for specification and interpretation of guidelines. It will implement a full interpreter for the previously developed ASBRU language. The project includes rigorous testing, validation and evaluation of the methodologies using collaborators from clinical areas such as diabetes, hypertension and oncology.