Scientific Reports:

P. Votruba, S. Miksch, R. Kosara:
"Linking Clinical Guidelines with Formal Representations (Technical Report Asgaard-TR-2003-1)";

English abstract:
Clinical protocols and guidelines have been used in the medical do-main for some time now, primarily to reduce proneness to errors during the treatment of specific diseases. Recently, physicians have special software at their disposal, which supports them at decision-making based on computerized protocols and guidelines. Using such tools, physicians sometimes want to know the reason why the computer recommends a particular treatment method. To comprehend the suggestions, a connection between the original guideline and its computerized representation is needed.
This paper introduces a tool that was designed to provide a solution for that. It was developed as part of the Asgaard project, which aims at developing methods and tools for authoring, validation, and execution of clinical guide-lines. The so-called Guideline Markup Tool (GMT) facilitates the translation of guidelines into the guideline representation language Asbru, which is part of the Asgaard project. This tool enables the protocol designer to create links between the original guideline and its Asbru representation. Additionally, it supports constructing a new Asbru guideline through providing macros, which combine one or more Asbru elements with their attributes.
The prototype of an Asbru macros file for the GMT was written and will be presented shortly. To examine the usefulness of the GMT and of the Asbru macros, a usability study with eight participants was performed, which will be presented, too.

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