IT Support for Healthcare Processes

R. Lenz, M.U. Reichert

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Abstract

Patient treatment processes require the cooperation of different organizational units and medical disciplines. In such an environment an optimal process support becomes crucial. Though healthcare processes frequently change, and therefore the separation of the flow logic from the application code seems to be promising, workflow management technology has not yet been broadly used in healthcare environments. In this paper we discuss why it is difficult to adequately support patient treatment processes by IT systems and which challenges exist in this context. We identify different levels of process support and distinguish between generic process patterns and medical guidelines / pathways. While the former shall help to coordinate the healthcare process among different people and organizational units (e.g., the handling of a medical order), the latter are linked to medical treatment processes. Altogether there is a huge potential regarding the IT support of healthcare processes.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 3rd International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'05)
EditorsW.M.P. v.d. Aalst, B. Benatallah, F. Casati, F. Curbera
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages354-363
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-28238-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005
Event3rd International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2005 - Nancy, France
Duration: 5 Sep 20058 Sep 2005
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number3649
Volume3649
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2005
Abbreviated titleBPM
CountryFrance
CityNancy
Period5/09/058/09/05

Keywords

  • SCS-Services
  • METIS-226852
  • IR-63401
  • EWI-6810

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Lenz, R., & Reichert, M. U. (2005). IT Support for Healthcare Processes. In W. M. P. v.d. Aalst, B. Benatallah, F. Casati, & F. Curbera (Eds.), Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'05) (pp. 354-363). [10.1007/11538394_24] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3649, No. 3649). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/11538394_24
Lenz, R. ; Reichert, M.U. / IT Support for Healthcare Processes. Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'05). editor / W.M.P. v.d. Aalst ; B. Benatallah ; F. Casati ; F. Curbera. Berlin : Springer, 2005. pp. 354-363 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 3649).
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Lenz, R & Reichert, MU 2005, IT Support for Healthcare Processes. in WMP v.d. Aalst, B Benatallah, F Casati & F Curbera (eds), Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'05)., 10.1007/11538394_24, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 3649, vol. 3649, Springer, Berlin, pp. 354-363, 3rd International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2005, Nancy, France, 5/09/05. https://doi.org/10.1007/11538394_24

IT Support for Healthcare Processes. / Lenz, R.; Reichert, M.U.

Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'05). ed. / W.M.P. v.d. Aalst; B. Benatallah; F. Casati; F. Curbera. Berlin : Springer, 2005. p. 354-363 10.1007/11538394_24 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3649, No. 3649).

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Lenz R, Reichert MU. IT Support for Healthcare Processes. In v.d. Aalst WMP, Benatallah B, Casati F, Curbera F, editors, Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'05). Berlin: Springer. 2005. p. 354-363. 10.1007/11538394_24. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 3649). https://doi.org/10.1007/11538394_24