The GuideLine Interchange Format (GLIF) project

Computer-interpretable clinical guidelines provide physicians with patient-specific medical advice at the point of care, during a patient encounter. They can be integrated with hospital information systems and electronic patient records. GLIF3 is a language for modeling computer-interpretable guidelines (CIGs) and executing clinical practice guidelines. The GLIF3 language includes features that simplify sharing of guidelines across different medical institutions and system-platforms, facilitate the adaptation of a guideline to the local setting, and integration with electronic medical record systems. GLIF3 was created as part of the InterMed project, headed by Prof. Edward Shortliffe of Columbia University.