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Flexible Structured Sentence Builder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246434D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-06
Document File: 7 page(s) / 147K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a flexible structured sentence builder to use with electronic templates and forms. The flexible structured sentence builder enables users to establish new sentence model content patterns while exposing a set of reusable elements or concepts that can be easily mapped into existing data models and industry standards.

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Flexible Structured Sentence Builder

A solution is needed is to help an organization (particularly in health care) author information contained within order templates in a structured way in order to facilitate use by third party systems. In order to accommodate this, initial designs featured a series of traditional forms where the users could enter the data for a predefined set of fields with a predefined set of types.

The requirements/design constraints that necessitate a new user interface design include:


 Flexibility. While the goal is to create a structured data representation of the order templates, not all of the information can be easily encoded. Additionally, the client must continue to generate the human-readable representation of the order templates. To replace free-text entry, which can be inconsistent, the system must generate human-readable content with a high degree of customizability while still ensuring good data quality for the majority of the templates on the back end.


 Reduction of clutter. While there are a few common data elements (i.e., fields) across a typical library of order templates, many order templates contain some rare concepts. A form with a high number of these concepts becomes unwieldy.


 Responsiveness. If users are working in a split-screen mode, then the form design must be able to utilize the available screen space and be responsive to shifts in window or device screen size.


 High level of accuracy (i.e., error-free): The system must meet the client's needs for zero errors in the creation of critical documents (e.g., chemotherapy regimen treatments for cancer patients) and present data in the way medical experts read and write the information (e.g., chemotherapy regimens).

The novel contribution is the flexible structured sentence model. This model is the product of applying design thinking; the solution is a balance of a rigid form and a free-form text editor. The flexible structured sentence builder enables users to establish new sentence model content patterns while exposing a set of reusable elements (herein referred to as concepts) that can be easily mapped into existing data models and industry standards. The model dynamically generates a human-readable sentence from the individual concepts, giving the user immediate feedback and allowing the user to customize both the data and the presentation according to a specific domain (e.g., chemotherapy regimen statements).

The user can work with the predefined pattern of concepts by moving and deleting the concepts in the sentence and by adding rare or custom concepts. The backend data model supports each concept type and allows each concept definition to define its own serialization in the generated Extensible Markup Language (XML).

The flexible structured sentence builder design is flexible. As the user enters the data values for each concept, the system generates the data as human-readable content in the pane. As the user adds 'rar...