A Unified System for Clinical Guideline Management and Execution

  • António Silva
  • Tiago Oliveira
  • Filipe Gonçalves
  • José Neves
  • Ken Satoh
  • Paulo Novais
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 746)


There are several approaches to Computer-Interpretable Guidelines (CIG) representation and execution that offer the possibility of acquiring, executing and editing CPGs. Many CIG approaches aim to represent Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) by computationally formalising the knowledge that they enclose, in order to be suitable for the integration in Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS). However, the current approaches for this purpose lack in providing a unified workflow for management and execution of CIGs. Besides characterising these limitations and identifying improvements to include in future tools, this work describes the unified architecture for CIG management and execution, a unified approach that allows the CIG acquisition, editing and execution.


Artificial intelligence in medicine Computer-Interpretable Guidelines Clinical Decision Support Systems CIG execution engines CIG tools CIG representation and execution 



This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-0070 43 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope UID/CEC/ 00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Algoritmi Centre/Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

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