Reconstruction of clinical workflows based on the ihe integration profile "cross-enterprise document workflow"

Melanie Strasser, Franz Pfeifer, Emmanuel Helm, Andreas Hannes Schuler, Josef Altmann

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Abstract

Process-oriented workflow management in healthcare is a prerequisite to deliver high quality of care and to decrease treatment costs. Clinical workflow management systems (WfMS) cover the definition, execution and reconstruction of healthcare processes, which aims to identify main causes of high medical costs. Nevertheless, almost all existing clinical WfMS share one common drawback: they build upon proprietary hospital information systems (HIS). This paper presents a HIS independent workflow reconstruction approach based on the IHE integration profile "Cross-Enterprise Document Workflow" (XDW). XDW addresses the management of clinical, cross-enterprise workflows and makes use of a specific document, the Workflow Document. This document tracks every step of a workflow (e.g. ePrescription) including control information as well as input and output documents. Therefore it is ideally suited to reconstruct a fine-grained clinical workflow including associated documents and metadata. Furthermore this approach enables a nominal-actual comparison between a clinical workflow and a process definition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011
Pages272-277
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Sep 201114 Sep 2011

Publication series

Name23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011

Conference

Conference23rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period12.09.201114.09.2011

Keywords

  • Clinical Workflow Management System
  • Cross-Enterprise Document Workflow
  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise
  • Reconstruction of Clinical Workflows

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