Task patterns, process templates and reusable components

Reusable patterns for modelling clinical processes

“Transforming narrative guidelines into a computer-interpretable formalism is still a bottleneck in the development of decision-support systems. Our goal was to support this step by providing computer-interpretable templates for representing guideline knowledge using clinical abstractions that are appropriate for particular guideline sub-domains. Guideline sub-domains such as screening and immunization can suggest repeatable clinical abstractions which can be structured as design templates to support encoding in a computer-interpretable format.”

Adapted from “Design patterns for clinical guidelines” by Mor Peleg and Samson Tu (Artificiail Intelligence in Medicine 2009).

For this section we invite submission of templates that structure significant clinical guidelines in a generic form for determining whether they can be reused  and applied to produce computer-interpretable representations which can be reused in different applications.

SOAP pattern

The SOAP pattern is inspired by the traditional SOAP note (an acronym for subjective, objective, assessment, and plan). This is a method of documentation employed by health care providers to write out notes in a patient's chart

Hospital guideline template

Typical workflow following admission of a patient to an acute hospital service

Clinical Headings for Common Tasks (6)

The headings templates for clinical use developed by the Royal College of Physicians and published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Models for clinical trials

A library of executable models for trialling decision support, smart pathways and other point of care services.