Clinical protocols can improve the quality of care if implemented in Decision Support Systems (DSS) that are used in clinical practice. For optimal user acceptance, they must use data from the existing Electronic Patient Records (EPR) and enforce only small changes in the care process and minimal extra effort for data entry. In this paper we describe how we handle the challenge of mapping a breast cancer treatment protocol encoded in Asbru to a legacy EPR which has been used by oncologists at the point of care for years. We identified different levels of integration effort ranging from readily available data in the EPR to abstractions which can only be performed by domain experts. By involving the author of the protocol in the implementation process, we were able to design a system which promises to improve the daily routine at the places of application.

Bridging an Asbru Protocol to an Existing Electronic Patient Record

Eccher, Claudio;
2009

Abstract

Clinical protocols can improve the quality of care if implemented in Decision Support Systems (DSS) that are used in clinical practice. For optimal user acceptance, they must use data from the existing Electronic Patient Records (EPR) and enforce only small changes in the care process and minimal extra effort for data entry. In this paper we describe how we handle the challenge of mapping a breast cancer treatment protocol encoded in Asbru to a legacy EPR which has been used by oncologists at the point of care for years. We identified different levels of integration effort ranging from readily available data in the EPR to abstractions which can only be performed by domain experts. By involving the author of the protocol in the implementation process, we were able to design a system which promises to improve the daily routine at the places of application.
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