An Active Database Approach to Computerised Clinical Guideline Management

Kudakwashe Dube, Bing Wu



This paper presents a generic approach, and a case study practising the approach, based on a unified framework harnessing the event-condition-action (ECA) rule paradigm and the active database for the management of computer-based clinical practice guidelines and protocols (CPGs). The CPG management is cast into three perspectives: specification, execution and manipulation, making up three management planes of our framework. The ECA rule paradigm is the core CPG representational formalism while the active database serves as the kernel within the CPG management environment facilitating integration with electronic healthcare records and clinical workflow. The benefits of the approach are: flexibility of CPG management; integration of CPGs with electronic patient records and clinical workflows; and incorporation of CPG management system into computerised healthcare systems.


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Paper Citation

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Dube K. and Wu B. (2006). An Active Database Approach to Computerised Clinical Guideline Management . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-53-5, pages 107-115. DOI: 10.5220/0002474001070115

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author={Kudakwashe Dube and Bing Wu},
title={An Active Database Approach to Computerised Clinical Guideline Management},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2006)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - Volume 1: CSAC, (ICEIS 2006)
TI - An Active Database Approach to Computerised Clinical Guideline Management
SN - 978-972-8865-53-5
AU - Dube K.
AU - Wu B.
PY - 2006
SP - 107
EP - 115
DO - 10.5220/0002474001070115