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Re: [COI] seen on another list: GLIF

From: Jyotishman Pathak <jyotishman@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:03:56 -0500
Message-ID: <b6d82a810710240903n58e2176fj8c8a191b4b954875@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@partners.org>
Cc: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, "public-semweb-lifesci hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

This is sort of interesting, because I am also trying to explore more
information about GLIF, and was looking for relevant pointers:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2007Oct/0261.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=15196480

Regards,
- Jyoti


On 10/24/07, Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@partners.org> wrote:
>
>
> Thanks for the pointer. We should definitely look at it some point.
> For the most part, GLIF has been a non-starter with very few real world
> implementations.
>
> ---Vipul
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alan Ruttenberg [mailto:alanruttenberg@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 11:37 AM
> > To: Kashyap, Vipul
> > Cc: public-semweb-lifesci hcls
> > Subject: [COI] seen on another list: GLIF
> >
> > http://www.glif.org/glif_main.html
> > Clinical practice guidelines and protocols are being applied in
> > diverse areas including policy development, utilization management,
> > education, reference, clinical decision support, conduct of clinical
> > trials, and workflow facilitation. Many parties are engaged in
> > developing guidelines, an arduous task with much redundancy and
> > overlap among the resulting products, but there is little
> > standardization to facilitate sharing or to enable adaptation to
> > local practice settings.
> >
> > GLIF is a specification for structured representation of guidelines.
> > It was developed by the InterMed Collaboratory in order to facilitate
> > sharing of clinical guidelines (Ohno-Machado, Gennari et al. 1998).
> > The InterMed collaboratory was a joint project of medical informatics
> > laboratories at Harvard (the Decision Systems Group at Brigham and
> > Women's Hospital and Laboratory of Computer Science at Massachusetts
> > General Hospital), Stanford, Columbia, and McGill Universities
> > (Shortliffe, Barnett et al. 1996). That work is being continued under
> > new funding by a subgroup of the InterMed collaborators, including
> > the Decision Systems Group at Harvard, McGill, Columbia, Stanford,
> > and the American College of Physicans-American Society of Internal
> > Medicine. The objective of the GLIF specification is to provide a
> > representation for guidelines that have the following characteristics:
> >
> > * Precise
> > * Non-ambiguous
> > * Human-readable
> > * Computable (in the sense that guidelines specified in GLIF may be
> > used for computer-based decision support)
> > * Independent of computing platforms (thus enabling sharing of
> > guidelines)
> >
> > Version 2.0 of GLIF (GLIF2) was published in 1998 (Ohno-Machado,
> > Gennari et al. 1998). That version of GLIF has been the basis for
> > several implementations of guideline-based applications, including
> > one in the Brigham's BICS information system (Zielstorff, Teich et
> > al. 1998). Web-based applications for driving clinical consultations
> > (Boxwala, Greenes et al. 1999), and applications that search for
> > eligible clinical protocols (Ohno-Machado, Wang et al. 1999).
>
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Jyotishman Pathak
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