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Re: [COI] seen on another list: GLIF

From: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 20:13:16 +0100
Message-ID: <471F994C.9040409@cancer.org.uk>
To: pathak.jyotishman@mayo.edu
CC: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@partners.org>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Before getting to hung up on GLIF per se, you might want to consider 
some of the other Guideline representation languages such as (OTTOMH) 
Asbru, ProForma, Guide, Prodigy, etc.

Have a look at Openclinical.net for (many) more pointers

There is a comparison of some of them from a JAMIA 2002 article:

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=150359

HTH,

Matt

Jyotishman Pathak wrote:
> 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
>>
>> =======================================
>> Vipul Kashyap, Ph.D.
>> Senior Medical Informatician
>> Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners HealthCare System
>> Phone: (781)416-9254
>> Cell: (617)943-7120
>> http://www.partners.org/cird/AboutUs.asp?cBox=Staff&stAb=vik
>>
>> To keep up you need the right answers; to get ahead you need the right questions
>> ---John Browning and Spencer Reiss, Wired 6.04.95
>>
>>> -----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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