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Verification of Clinical Guidelines by Model Checking

Beatriz Perez, Ivan Porres, Verification of Clinical Guidelines by Model Checking. In: Proceedings of The 21th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2008), IEEE Computer Society , 2008.

Abstract:

Clinical guidelines systematically assist practitioners with providing appropriate health care for
specific clinical circumstances. However, a significant number of guidelines are lacking in
quality. In this paper, we use the UML modeling language to capture guidelines and model
checking techniques for their verification. We have established a classification of possible
properties to be verified in a guideline and we present an automated approach based on a
translation from UML to PROMELA, the input language of the SPIN model checker. Our approach
is illustrated with a guideline based on a guideline published by the National Guideline Clearing
House (NGC).

BibTeX entry:

@INPROCEEDINGS{inpPePo08a,
  title = {Verification of Clinical Guidelines by Model Checking},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of The 21th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2008)},
  author = {Perez, Beatriz and Porres, Ivan},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society },
  year = {2008},
  keywords = {Clinical Guidelines, Formal Methods, Model checking},
}

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