- Dr. Shiffman and Dr. Martin Entwistle presented a series of workshops on Guidelines and Electronic Decision Support in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland, NZ.
April 13, 2004
December 10, 2003
- Rick Shiffman presented "The Guideline Elements Model: Representing Guideline Knowledge with XML" to Partners Healthcare in Boston, MA
October 20, 2003
- An updated version of GEM Cutter (1.4.1) is
available for download. This version corrects a
problem with cloning elements.
September 11, 2003
- At the HL7 Annual Meeting in Memphis TN, Rick Shiffman presented an "Update of GEM-Related Activities" to the Clinical Guidelines Special Interest Group
August 10-12, 2003
- At the National Health Informatics Conference in Sydney, Australia, "Clinical Decision Support Standards and Systems: Global Updates" and "Guideline Standards and Formats" were presented by Rick Shiffman
August 5-7, 2003
- At the Health Informatics Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, Rick Shiffman gave two presentations on consecutive days entitled "Clinical Guidelines and Decision Support" and "Guideline-based Decision Support and Referral: International Perspective and Experiences"
April 25, 2003
- Rick Shiffman attended the annual HL7 meeting in Cleveland OH and presented "Progress Toward a Healthcare Stages Framework" and "A Suite of Action Services" to the Clinical Decision Support Technical Committee and gave an update on GEM progress to the Clinical Guidelines Special
March 05, 2003
- The latest release of GEM Cutter (1.4.0) is
available for download.
November 10, 2002
- Rick Shiffman, Bryant Karras, and George Michel presented a GEM tutorial entitled "XML-based Representation of Guideline Knowledge" to over 30 participants at the AMIA 2002 Annual Symposium. The tutorial covered an overview of the use of guidelines as knowledge sources, the role of XML technologies in the application of guideline knowledge, and a hands-on session where participants used GEM Cutter to markup a published guideline.
October 3, 2002
- A presentation entitled "Modular Approach to Document Centered Guideline Implementation" was given by Rick Shiffman to the Clinical Decision Support Technical Committee at the HL7 meeting in Baltimore, MD
May 17, 2002
- Rick Shiffman gave a presentation entitled "GEM and HL7" to the Clinical Guidelines Special Interest Group at the HL7 annual meeting in Atlanta, GA
April 24, 2002
- The GEM DTD was
successfully balloted as an international standard for the representation of
practice guidelines in XML format. The GEM ballot passed with no negative
votes so it will become ASTM standard E2210-02. Work continues within the HL7
organization to secure adoption of the GEM standard.
- A beta version of GEM-Q Online was released.
GEM-Q Online is an experimental web application based on
- A new version of GEM Cutter, version 1.3.1,
is now available for download.
May 18, 2001
- The members of the Clinical Guidelines Special
Interest Group at HL-7 decided
last week to focus on developing a "virtual medical record" (VMR) - a simple
extract of patient data from an EMR. This virtual medical record would be
designed to provide a uniform interface for a variety of clinical decision
support tools, including those that support GEM.
- PRODIGY users have suggested adding elements to the
<action> subtree of GEM to store medication-related data, such as,
class, drug, dose, route, frequency, duration etc. Their decision support
system provides active guidance on management of a wide variety of acute and
- GEM was balloted by the ASTM committee E31.25 recently and we passed! The comments
of the committee members are being reviewed.