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Appl Clin Inform. 2010 Nov 24;1(4):430-41. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2010-04-RA-0027. Print 2010.

An internet portal for the development of clinical practice guidelines.

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Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medical Department I , Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The complexity and quality requirements for the development of clinical practice guidelines steadily increase. Internet technologies support this process by optimizing the development process.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this internet based solution was to facilitate the development of clinical practice guidelines.

METHODS:

An internet portal was developed allowing for a shared workplace to support clinical practice guideline authoring. It is based on a Content Management System and combines different tools for document handling and editing, communication as well as process and team steering.

RESULTS:

Until now, the internet portal has been successfully implicated in the development of six evidence- and consensus-based clinical practice guidelines. Additional German and European clinical practice guidelines are currently generated with support of the internet portal. The available tools allow for a flexible design of the scheduled workflow, depending on the requirements of the respective group. An additional strength of the platform is the advantage to transfer all data from a previous version of a guideline into the next 'life-cycle'.

CONCLUSION:

The application of the portal results in a considerable reduction of costs and development time of the resulting clinical practice guidelines.

KEYWORDS:

Clinical practice guideline; authoring; internet portal; quality management; voting

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