Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Drools : Towards computerizing intensive care sedation guidelines:design of a rule-based architecture for automated execution of clinical guidelines

Towards computerizing intensive care sedation guidelines:design of a rule-based architecture for automated execution of clinical guidelines

"The aim is to close the gap in communication between the IT and the medical domain. This leads to a less time-consuming and error-prone development phase and a shorter clinical evaluation phase.

Methods: A framework is proposed that semi-automatically translates a clinical guideline, expressed as an XML-based flow chart, into a Drools Rule Flow by employing semantic technologies such as ontologies and SWRL."