Appl Clin Inform 2010; 01(04): 430-441
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2010-04-RA-0027
Research Article
Schattauer GmbH

An internet portal for the development of clinical practice guidelines

W.J. Höhne
1  Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medical Department I, Berlin, Germany
,
T. Karge
1  Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medical Department I, Berlin, Germany
,
B. Siegmund
1  Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medical Department I, Berlin, Germany
,
J. Preiss
1  Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medical Department I, Berlin, Germany
,
J.C. Hoffmann
2  Medizinische Klinik I, St. Marienkrankenhaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany
,
M. Zeitz
1  Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Medical Department I, Berlin, Germany
,
U.R. Fölsch
3  Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany
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Publikationsverlauf

received: 17. Mai 2010

accepted: 31. Oktober 2010

Publikationsdatum:
16. Dezember 2017 (online)

Summary

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.