Modelling of the Ward Round Process in a Healthcare Unit
2011 (English)In: The Practice of Enterprise Modeling: 4th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference, PoEM 2011 Oslo, Norway, November 2-3, 2011 Proceedings / [ed] Paul Johannesson, John Krogstie and Andreas L. Opdahl, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, Vol. 92, 223-237 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Information systems (IS) are nowadays extensively used to support all kinds of activities in healthcare organisations. Enterprise modelling can help to make the use of IS in healthcare more effective by providing process and domain models reflecting a particular healthcare unit. This paper proposes a model of the ward round process in a healthcare unit. The proposed model identifies the roles of medical professionals, tasks that can be performed according to the personnel’s competences, and activities that are carried out as part of the tasks to achieve goals of the ward round process. A formal approach has been used to implement the modelling results in the form of an ontology. Such formal ontologies can support improvement and development of IS in healthcare. We learned that modelling workshops are important for development of models that can be formalized in a machine-readable form.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011. Vol. 92, 223-237 p.
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 92
Enterprise modelling, conceptual modelling, ontologies, healthcare process, ward round
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-16953DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24849-8_17ISBN: 978-3-642-24849-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-16953DiVA: diva2:468651
4th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference, PoEM 2011 Oslo, Norway, November 2-3, 2011
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