A clinical template is a generic term for a collection of data items structured to be useful for a health care application. They contribute to three important goals of eHealth:
A template describes the information in, for example, a pain assessment. So it would list items like the character of the pain, its location, intensity, duration and describe the data that could be entered for each item.
More specific terms which relate to particular information standards are:
The Clinical Template project offers a web 'shell’ for a collaborative project site, supporting groups, membership, news, blogs, newsfeeds, and wiki. Within that, we offer a range of plugins to support template building, mappings and other project-specific tools.
In various projects using the framework, we have developed code to import openEHR archetypes/templates, ISO 13606 archetypes, and UML-based Detailed Clinical Models.
Results 4 Care offers additional tooling, the DCM Model Creator, to create the UML based DCMs, that meet the current ISO TS 13972 requirements.
This Results 4 Care Model Creator imports the XML from clinical templates (as wel as other formats) and exports it into OpenEHR and CIMI ADL, HL7 v3, HL7 FHIR, CSV, and other formats upon request.
The source uses a BSD licence, one of the most liberal, and means you can modify and use the code for anything you like, including commercial projects. We hope that if you do use the code, you will let us know about your project, and consider forking the code and contributing improvements.
Please refer to the contact provided below to get a copy of the materials.
Snowcloud was a partnership formed by Derek Hoy and Nick Hardiker. Unfortunately Derek passed away in 2012. We have great memories of him and some of these are available on his obituary sites. The management of clinicaltemplates.org is currently handled by Results 4 Care.
William Goossen (DCMHelpdesk@results4care.eu)
get the source code via the above email address