Is it true that there are two types of templates: generic ones like 'lab 
request' (which contains a combination of several archetypes), and a 
further constrained version for local usage?
If so, this might mean that clinicians that are trained in openEHR could 
design the first kind of templates (like Heather Leslie proposed); while 
'local' clinicians will decide in (I believe, but correct me if I'm 
wrong: preferably) one and the same session about the local template and 
UI features.
Or, are templates generally speaking too specific to local practice (so 
that each template has to be designed locally) to make the above 


Gerard Freriks schreef:
> My spectrum:
> - Archetypes (generic documentation patterns)
> - Templates (context dependent documentation patterns)
> - Generic User Interfaces (generic presentation patterns)
> - User Interface (context dependent presentation patterns)
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> On Jun 30, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Erik Sundvall wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Thanks for a lot of interesting response regarding "GUI-hints" and 
>> other things.
>> Please excuse a little left-to-right analogy below:
>> There seems too be a scale or spectrum of detail level and use case
>> specificity going from...
>> Left: purely semantic (maximum data set) models = archetypes
>> ...via the nearby...
>> openEHR templates (still purely semantic if we skip the "hide_in_ui"
>> to keep the template artifacts)
>> ...further far away to...
>> Right: actual GUI in an implemented system with specific widgets 
>> positioning etc
>> Currently openEHR specifications describe artifacts at the "left" side
>> of the spectrum. This discussion has interestingly been broadened
>> further to the "right" than I was thinking of in my initial questions.
>> If we look at a tool like the Template Designer from Ocean Informatics
>> there is an immediate jump from templates (close to the left) to
>> detailed GUI layout (far right), that jump could be divided into more
>> steps (possibly with some steps persisted and reusable) as suggested
>> by some in this discussion.
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