Recognizing the critical importance of transparently developed and clearly stated guideline recommendations for effective implementation, GLIDES worked with guideline developers to provide tools and guidance to improve guideline development and reporting processes. GLIDES partners designed, implemented and are piloting processes and tools intended to make guidelines clearer and more implementable.
Specifically, these tools include the automated guideline-authoring tool – BridgeWiz – and the Guideline Implementability Appraisal tool (GLIA). Regardless of the infrastructure chosen by guideline implementers to design and deliver CDS, these tools for guideline developers can enhance the “implementability” of medical guidelines and policy statements.
Generate Structured Recommendations
Appraise Quality and Implementability
The objective of GLIA is to provide a tool for the appraisal of the implementability of clinical guidelines. Implementability refers to a set of guideline characteristics that predict potential challenges to effective implementation. In addition to a series of questions that inquire about global aspects of a guideline's implementability, the instrument explores the following dimensions of individual recommendations: Executability; Decidability; Validity; Flexibility; Effect On Process Of Care; Measurability; Novelty/Innovation; Computability.
- BridgeWiz Software Inquiries: Contact Professor Richard Shiffman
- BridgeWiz Site Planning Questionnaire
- Download copy of GLIA 2.0 in Adobe PDF format
- Download Copy of eGLIA software
- GLIA Discussion in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
- IOM Report: Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust
- COGS: The Conference On Guideline Standardization
- National Guidelines Clearinghouse
- BridgeWiz & eGLIA at the American Urological Association
- AAO HNSF Newsletter Update on BridgeWiz