Analyzing conformance to clinical protocols involving advanced synchronizations

H. Yan, P.M.E. Van Gorp, U. Kaymak, X. Lu, R. Vdovják, H.H.M. Korsten, Huilong Duan

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Abstract

Clinical protocols are a popular instrument to document how clinicians are expected to behave under specific conditions. Protocols are typically based on internationally peer reviewed clinical guidelines as well as on hospital-local agreements. Existing techniques for monitoring protocol adherence only support protocol descriptions involving simple sequences and local decision rules. As care and cure processes are becoming increasingly complex, the need for more advanced techniques naturally emerges. In this paper we present a novel approach to defining and monitoring complex clinical protocols. By using BPMN to document protocols we enable the concise specification of protocols that involve multiple stakeholders that operate in parallel and under uncertainty. Uncertainty relates to the fact that protocols may involve complex loops and choices. While this specification style was becoming increasingly popular in the literature and practice of hospital management and operations management in general, corresponding conformance analysis techniques were still lacking. This paper contributes the first such technique and evaluate it on a complex compliance pattern from the cardiology domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2013), 18-21 December 2013, Shanghai, China
EditorsG.-Z. Li, X. Hu, S. Kim
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages61-68
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-1309-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2013) - Shanghai, China
Duration: 18 Dec 201323 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2013)
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period18/12/1323/12/13
OtherIEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2013), Shanghai - China, 18-21 December 2013

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