A framework and tools for authoring, editing, documenting, sharing, searching, navigating, and executing computer-based clinical guidelines.

R. A. Greenes, A. Boxwala, W. N. Sloan, L. Ohno-Machado, S. R. Deibel

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With the spread of managed care and integrated delivery networks, an increased emphasis has been placed on the cost-effectiveness of clinical practices. The need has been recognized to use guidelines to support education, and to integrate them into clinical practice. A specification for guideline representation that would facilitate computer-based clinical guideline sharing has been developed by the InterMed Collaboratory. Called GLIF (GuideLine Interchange Format), this specification and its proposed extensions have been the basis for our implementation of a framework and suite of integrated software tools for guideline authoring and editing, packaging in XML, Internet distribution, navigation, eligibility determination, and automatic execution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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  • Medicine(all)

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