OncoCure - Information and Communication Technologies for Clinical Governance in Oncology


Design and Development of a computerised guideline-based system for supporting and evaluating evidence-based clinical practice and aiming to use innovative eHealth methods and models for clinical governance in oncology.


This project is supported by Fondazione Bruno Kessler and Fondazione Caritro.


The general aim of the project is to use innovative ICT-based methods and models for clinical governance in oncology, by designing and developing a system for supporting and controlling the best evidence-based oncological care process. The system is based on electronic guidelines and recommendations and will be integrated with clinical information systems (CIS) to manage the oncological patients. The main goal is the design and development of a prescriptive decision support system (DSS) for clinicians during the care process, based on the execution of AIOM (Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica) guidelines for breast cancer formalized in the Asbru language. Asbru is a plan-specification language for defining clinical protocols. The system will be deployed and tested in the Medical Oncology Unit of the S. Chiara Hospital of Trento and integrated with the oncological ERP in use in the ward.


, "Knowledge Representation for Health-Care. Data, Processes and Guidelines", , vol. 5943, 2010. paper
C Eccher, Andreas Seyfang, A Ferro, Silvia Miksch, "{Embedding Oncologic Protocols into the Provision of Care: The Oncocure Project}", The XXII International Conference of European Federation for Medical Informatics, 2009. paper
C Eccher, Andreas Seyfang, A Ferro, Silvia Miksch, "{Bridging an Asbru Protocol to an Existing Electronic Patient Record}", Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Health-Care: Patient Data, Processes and Guidelines in conjunction with AIME 2009, 2009. paper
C Eccher, A Ferro, Andreas Seyfang, M Rospocher, Silvia Miksch, "{Modeling Clinical Protocols using Semantic MediaWiki: the Case of the Oncocure Project}", Proceedings of the Workshop on Knowledge Management for Healthcare Processes (K4HelP) held in conjunction with European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2008), vol. Volume 5626/2009, 2008.
Markus Rester, Margit Pohl, Staven Banovic, Klaus Hinum, Silvia Miksch, Susanne Ohmann, Christian Popow, "Zum hohen Stellenwert einer Usability-Untersuchung in der Evaluierung einer interaktiven Informationsvisualisierung", Usability Day IV, 2006. paper