A service oriented approach for guidelines-based clinical decision support using BPMN

Rodriguez Loya, Salvador, Aziz, Ayesha and Chatwin, Chris (2014) A service oriented approach for guidelines-based clinical decision support using BPMN. Studies in health technology and informatics, 205.

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Abstract

Evidence-based medical practice requires that clinical guidelines need to be documented in such a way that they represent a clinical workflow in its most accessible form. In order to optimize clinical processes to improve clinical outcomes, we propose a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based approach for implementing clinical guidelines that can be accessed from an Electronic Health Record (EHR) application with a Web Services enabled communication mechanism with the Enterprise Service Bus. We have used Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) for modelling and presenting the clinical pathway in the form of a workflow. The aim of this study is to produce spontaneous alerts in the healthcare workflow in the diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The use of BPMN as a tool to automate clinical guidelines has not been previously employed for providing Clinical Decision Support (CDS).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Clinical Guidelines BPMN Service Oriented Architecture Clinical Decision Support
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0076 Computer software
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R855 Medical technology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R858 Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics
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Depositing User: Ayesha Aziz
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 10:23
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 11:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49543

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