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OpenRules Tutorial: Clinical Guidelines
In this tutorial we provide a detailed description of how both business and technical analysts can work together to create a real-world rule project with OpenRules. We selected a simple medical use case that has the potential to be extended into a real production system. The use case deals with clinical guidelines that recommend certain medications based on different patient conditions. No preliminary knowledge is required.
We present the process of building a Web-based interface through a dialog between two people: a Business specialist [B] and a Technical specialist [T]. They asked each other questions based on their knowledge of the subject matter and their understanding of the software. They try to explain not only HOW to represent the rules but also WHY they choose one approach over another. The use case is presented in two parts:
- Part 1 describes a medical use case. It explains how to define business terms and facts and how to present business rules that control the business logic. Working together, [B] and [T] define different decision tables, specify test data, and run a rule engine. After analyzing the test results together, they improve and enhance the clinical business rules.
- Part 2 describes how to model an associated business process building a Web-based GUI for the interaction session between a doctor and a rules-based system.
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