IMM/Serve: a rule-based program for childhood immunization.

P. L. Miller, S. J. Frawley, F. G. Sayward, W. A. Yasnoff, L. Duncan, D. W. Fleming

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A rule-based program, IMM/Serve, is being developed to help guide childhood immunization for initial use, within Oregon. The program is designed primarily for automated use with an online immunization registry, but can also be used interactively by a single user. The paper describes IMM/Serve and discusses 1) the sources of complexity in immunization logic, 2) the potential advantages of a rule-based approach for representing that logic, and 3) the potential advantage of such a program evolving to become the standard of care. Related projects include 1) a computer-based tool to help verify the completeness of the logic, 2) a tool that allows a central part of the logic to be generated automatically, and 3) an approach that allows visualization of the logic graphically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. AMIA Fall Symposium
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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