Business Intelligence approaches such as process mining can be applied to the healthcare domain in order to gain insight into the complex procedures taking place. Disclosing as-is processes helps to identify room for improvement and answers questions from medical professionals. Existing approaches are based on proprietary log data as input for mining algorithms and only work in special environments. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) defines in its Audit Trail and Node Authentication (ATNA) integration profile how real-world events in healthcare must be recorded. Since IHE is used by many healthcare providers throughout the world, an extensive amount of log data is produced. In our research we investigate if audit trails, generated by the means of an IHE based information system, carry enough content to successfully apply process mining techniques. We simulated the radiological workflow and found that the information recorded sufficed the requirements of process mining.
8 Apr 2015
FFH 2015 - 9. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen