Framework for an interactive assistance in diagnostic processes based on the translation of UML activities into petri nets
In contemporary medicine, diagnostic processes provided by Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) play a key role. A CPG provides recommendations that open up a scope of actions for the medical practitioner. But there is a gap between theoretical knowledge and practical solutions. Furthermore, barriers of implementation can arise. Taking these challenges into account, we propose a framework for facilitating the implementation of diagnostic processes. For this reason, the CPGs of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are modeled using Unified Modeling Language (UML). A UML activity serves as a basis for more complex models that are used to provide the actual assistance functions. This paper focuses on the automatic translation of UML activities into Petri nets.