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ART DECOR is used right now in Germany, Austria, Norway, Lithuania and the Netherlands, among others, at Nictiz (the National Healthcare Standards Institute) and RIVM (the National Healthcare Authority).  
 
ART DECOR is used right now in Germany, Austria, Norway, Lithuania and the Netherlands, among others, at Nictiz (the National Healthcare Standards Institute) and RIVM (the National Healthcare Authority).  

Revision as of 08:55, 4 August 2014

ART-DECOR in four bullet points:

  • ...is an open-source tool and a methodology for various multidisciplinary stakeholders of healthcare information exchange
  • ...supports comprehensive collaboration of team members within and between governance groups
  • ...allows separation of concerns and different views on one single documentation for different domain experts
  • ...supports creation and maintenance of HL7 templates (DSTU), value sets, data sets and more

What is ART-DECOR?

DECOR (Data Elements, Codes, OIDs and Rules) is a methodology to capture the data needs of caregivers in terms of datasets and scenarios and use it to generate various artefacts: documentation, value sets, XML instance validation, generation and processing support, and test tools etc.

DECOR allows to iteratively improve recorded data and link together input from various experts with different background knowledge: caregivers, terminologist, modelers, analysts and interface/communication specialists.

Ds.pngSc.png For caregivers DECOR mainly registers datasets with concepts, data types, allowable value ranges, identifications, codes, examples and business rules etc.

Cd.pngId.png From that base, terminologist can add the appropriate codes, associate caregiver concepts with coded concepts and create and maintain the value sets to be used. Typically also namespaces, identifiers, URIs and OIDs are assigned.

Tm.png Modelers, analysts and interface/communication specialists add the technical representations as e.g. HL7 CDA templates, HL7 v2 or v3 message definitions or HL7 FHIR or IHE profiles. During that design phase and also in the following implementation and production phases the tool allows comprehensive validation and testing.

Is.png During development and production phases stakeholders and team members of the governance group are supported by an artefact-aware issue and reporting management.

The underlying DECOR data format is XML. The generation of HTML-, PDF- and Wiki-based documentation and XML-materials like validation and test environments is possible through a release and archive management function and transformations with stylesheets. The technical artefacts like templates and value sets can be used as input for test suites like IHE Gazelle ObjetcsChecker. Easy consistency checks across all artefacts can be achieved, CDA-based template definition can be verified to be standard conformant with the underlying CDA standard.

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ART (Advanced Requirement Tooling) is the DECOR user interface to create and adapt DECOR files, and to generate artefacts from DECOR files. ART is based on the eXist-db XML database, XQuery and Orbeon XForms.

Who benefits from ART-DECOR?

With ART-DECOR, experts with different backgrounds, such as healthcare professionals, terminologists, architects, designers and programmers together enter the necessary data, iteratively improve and connect those, all using the same underlying data store. ART-DECOR registers datasets, data types, value sets, identifications, codes, business rules, (HL7v3) templates and contains version management

Use it for what?

ART-DECOR can be used by:

  • Regional and national networks for data exchange in healthcare.
  • Larger healthcare institutions or collaborations to improve the internal data exchanges.
  • Software vendors in healthcare looking for simpler ways to implement complex specifi-cations.
  • IT service providers in healthcare such as ASPs.
  • All parties who facilitate complex data exchanges or data stores in healthcare.

Use it for free!

ART DECOR is 100% free and:

  • Is the basis for capturing data definitions in healthcare.
  • Contains tools for governance and version management.
  • Supports various forms of publication.
  • Contains issue management to iteratively improve data definitions.
  • Enables and simplifies the creation and validation of examples and test scenarios.
  • Generates a web page on the fly to enter examples for each dataset.
  • Contains tools for conformance testing of participating parties.
  • Can be used by others as a basis for the construction of code generators, automatic questionnaires, user interfaces, conversions of data formats, database diagrams and much more.

OpenHUB statistics as of July 2014: in a Nutshell, ART-DECOR...

  • has had 3,727 commits made by 7 contributors representing 5,376,290 lines of code
  • is mostly written in XSL Transformation with a well-commented source code
  • has a young, but established codebase maintained by a average size development team with stable Y-O-Y commits
  • took an estimated 1,645 years of effort (COCOMO model) starting with its first commit in April, 2012 ending with its most recent commit 10 days ago

Used in practice!

ART DECOR is used right now in Germany, Austria, Norway, Lithuania and the Netherlands, among others, at Nictiz (the National Healthcare Standards Institute) and RIVM (the National Healthcare Authority).

Take a look at

A public ART-DECOR instance online is also available, which features a sandbox and demo environment. If you want to "play" with this project go to Sandbox: EKG Report CDA Document.