Hi Josina, My comments about 'pure' and 'pragmatic' modelling were regarding archetypes rather than templates.
It is the archetypes that need governance to support interoperability, and in general for this we need a 'purer' approach. But there are times when an archetype can be built for a specific local purpose for which there is no need to share, or something practical and purpose-driven like the (now famous) example of the Barthel index - utilizing a more pragmatic approach. Templates don't need governance in quite the same way. It is true that anyone can build any template for any purpose, and as long as they use widely accepted/agreed archetypes then the template can achieve its purpose. Hence governance for archetypes is the key. But in a practical sense, a discharge summary and a prescription and an antenatal consultation all have very similar component archetypes wherever they might be used. It would make sense that we don't have every ward in every hospital in every country create a discharge summary template from scratch. That would be duplicating work in a hugely inefficient way. So from my point of view it should be our goal to facilitate the sharing templates - so that a hospital might take an existing discharge summary template and then each ward or consultant can use this as the basis for their own preferred way of representing patient discharge data. I definitely don't think we will get agreement on 'THE discharge summary template' - and we will not be seeking to do so. However I will be seeking to collect examples of 'good' templates in use from diverse use-cases, domains and geographical locations so that these can potentially be shared and adapted for local use. This is proposed as (not too far in the) future functionality for the openEHR knowledge repository. Hope this helps Heather -----Original Message----- From: openehr-technical-boun...@openehr.org [mailto:openehr-technical-bounces at openehr.org] On Behalf Of J.P. Freriks Sent: Tuesday, 1 July 2008 12:24 AM To: For openEHR technical discussions Subject: Re: GUI-hints in openEHR templates? (Was: PatientOS archetype to form demo (of sorts)) 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 distinction? Josina 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) > > Gerard > > > -- <private> -- > Gerard Freriks, MD > Huigsloterdijk 378 > 2158 LR Buitenkaag > The Netherlands > > T: +31 252544896 > M: +31 620347088 > E: gfrer at luna.nl <mailto:gfrer at luna.nl> > > > Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary > Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin 11 Nov 1755 > > > > > > 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. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > openEHR-technical mailing list > openEHR-technical at openehr.org > http://lists.chime.ucl.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/openehr-technical > _______________________________________________ openEHR-technical mailing list openEHR-technical at openehr.org http://lists.chime.ucl.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/openehr-technical