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Executing medical logic modules expressed in ArdenML using Drools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22180871     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Arden Syntax is an HL7 standard language for representing medical knowledge as logic statements. Despite nearly 2 decades of availability, Arden Syntax has not been widely used. This has been attributed to the lack of a generally available compiler to implement the logic, to Arden's complex syntax, to the challenges of mapping local data to data references in the Medical Logic Modules (MLMs), or, more globally, to the general absence of decision support in healthcare computing. An XML representation (ArdenML) may partially address the technical challenges. MLMs created in ArdenML can be converted into executable files using standard transforms written in the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) language. As an example, we have demonstrated an approach to executing MLMs written in ArdenML using the Drools business rule management system. Extensions to ArdenML make it possible to generate a user interface through which an MLM developer can test for logical errors.
Chai Young Jung; Katherine A Sward; Peter J Haug
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2011-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1527-974X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Med Inform Assoc     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-23     Completed Date:  2012-12-20     Revised Date:  2013-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430800     Medline TA:  J Am Med Inform Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Intelligence*
Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
Information Dissemination
Knowledge Management
Pattern Recognition, Automated*
Programming Languages*
Reference Standards
User-Computer Interface

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