Medical University of Vienna
Arden Syntax―a language for the representation and processing of clinical knowledge in a standardized way―has already been put into practice in various clinical contexts (e.g., in Vienna, Colorado, Erlangen). Besides its usefulness in clinical routine, the Arden Syntax is also particularly suited to contribute to research projects as well as for use in teaching.
Several universities and university hospitals have already taken advantage of the benefits the Arden Syntax offers for educational and research contexts and purchased Medexter’s ArdenSuite research and teaching license including the ArdenSuite Integrated Development and Test Environment (IDE), the ArdenSuite Server, Server Connector, FHIR Connector, as well as Activiti Extension for the ArdenSuite.
ArdenSuite at the Medical University of Vienna
At the Medical University of Vienna, three research projects are currently using the ArdenSuite: (1) For the Vienna General Hospital’s Dermatology Department a system was developed to support the classification of tumor stages of cutaneous melanomas. (2) TacroDS is a clinical decision support system that assists the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at the Vienna General Hospital in the selection and adaption of the dosage of immunosuppressive drugs for patients who received a kidney transplant. (3) MONTE is a clinical decision support system that automatically performs nutritional triage in cancer outpatients. As for teaching activities, the Medical University of Vienna currently prepares two courses that will include practical training with Arden Syntax and Fuzzy Arden Syntax.