Database Research Group (CIS)

Document Type

Journal Article

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Postprint version. Published in American Medical Informatics Association Symposium, 1999, pages 955-959.


This paper describes the efforts of a consortium that is trying to develop and validate formal methods and a meta-environment for authoring, checking, and maintaining a large repository of machine executable practice guidelines. The goal is to integrate and extend a number of open software standards so that guidelines in the meta-environment become a resource that any vendor can plug their applications into and run in their proprietary environment provided they conform to the interface standards.



Date Posted: 11 June 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.