The Guideline Definition Language (GDL) is a formal language used to express clinical rules and guidelines in a machine-readable format.
The language was created to enable development of highly portable computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS) logic and modules by leveraging semantically interoperable Electronic Health Record (EHR) standards. It is the language of choice for the GDL Editor software, developed by Cambio Healthcare Systems, that utilizes openEHR archetypes to model clinical practice guidelines for computerized CDS. Due to the interoperable nature of openEHR archetypes, the resulting GDL files – referred to as guides or guidelines – are platform independent and agnostic to both natural languages and reference terminologies.
For more detailed information regarding the GDL, please proceed to the specification page.