GESDOR a generic execution model for sharing of computer-interpretable clinical practice guidelines

Dongwen Wang, Mor Peleg, D Bu, M  Cantor, Giora Landesberg, Eitan Lunenfeld, Samson W Tu, GE Kaiser, George Hripcsak, Vimla L Patel, Edward H Shortliffe

Proc AMIA Symp. 2003;:694-8


We developed the Guideline Execution by Semantic Decomposition of Representation (GESDOR) model to share guidelines encoded in different formats at the execution level. For this purpose, we extracted a set of generalized guideline execution tasks from the existing guideline representation models. We then created the mappings between specific guideline representation models and the set of the common guideline execution tasks. Finally, we developed a generic task-scheduling model to harmonize the existing approaches to guideline task scheduling. The evaluation has shown that the GESDOR model can be used for the effective execution of guidelines encoded in different formats, and thus realizes guideline sharing at the execution level.


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