Towards Object-aware Process Support in Healthcare Information Systems

Chiao, Carolina Ming and Künzle, Vera and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Towards Object-aware Process Support in Healthcare Information Systems. In: 4th International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED 2012), January 30 - February 4, 2012, Valencia, Spain.

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The processes to be supported by healthcare information systems are highly complex, and they produce and consume a large amount of data. Besides, they require a high degree of flexibility. Despite their widespread adoption in industry, however, traditional process management systems (PrMS) have not been broadly used in healthcare environments so far. One major reason for this is the missing integration of processes with business data; i.e., business objects (e.g., medical orders or reports) are usually outside the control of a PrMS. By contrast, our PHILharmonicFlows framework offers an object-aware process management approach, which tightly integrates business objects and processes. In this paper, we use this framework to support a breast cancer diagnosis scenario. We discuss the lessons learned from this case study as well as requirements from the healthcare domain that can be effectively met by an object-aware process management system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Process Management, Object-aware Process Management, Data-driven Process Execution
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 17:54
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 09:01

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