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 definitions and link together input from various experts with different background knowledge: caregivers, terminologist, modellers, analysts and interface/communication specialists.
Modelers, analysts and interface / communication specialists add the technical representations as e.g. HL7 CDA templates, 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.
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.
ART (Advanced Requirement Tooling) is the DECOR user interface to create and adapt DECOR files, and to generate artefacts from DECOR files.
|ART is the backend, based on the eXist-db XML database.||ART is also the frontend, until ART-DECOR 2.x, XQuery and Orbeon XForms is used.||ART-DECOR 3.0 is completely replacing the former UI platform and uses Vue and Vuetify.|
The publication of an information standard in ART-DECOR consists of the following parts: project information, datasets, scenarios, identifications, terminology, templates and optionally schematron and XML-materials. For more information about publications, see ART Publications
ART-DECOR for standards developers
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 data sets, data types, value sets, identifications, codes, business rules, (HL7v3) templates and contains version management and governance tools. For more documentation on developing standards with ART-DECOR, see: ART and DECOR documentation.
ART-DECOR project hosting
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ART-DECOR platform installation
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ART-DECOR platform developers
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