Semantic-based conformance checking of computer interpretable medical guidelines

M.A. Grando, M.H. Schonenberg, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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Abstract

Medical recommendations are generally expressed in natural language and therefore their ambiguity can lead to miss interpretations and medical errors. In this paper we propose an approach to 1) disambiguate medical recommendations by specifying them in a declarative language and 2) check the conformance of Computer Interpretable Guidelines (CIGs) with respect to the declarative specification of the medical recommendations. Our approach is based on semantic process mining techniques. Furthermore, we explain two ways to further exploit the information provided by the semantic conformance checker. To increase the accuracy of the model checker we suggest medical scenarios that were not considered for the enactment of the CIG and could show a violation of the medical constraints. Moreover, we discover scenarios which were not covered by the CIG but were considered for the medical recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (4th International Joint Conference, BIOSTEC 2011, Rome, Italy, January 26-29, 2011, Revised Selected Papers)
EditorsA. Fred, J. Filipe, H. Gamboa
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages285-300
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29751-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume273
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

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