Clinical Workflows based on OpenEHR using BPM

Tiago Ribeiro, Sérgio Oliveira, Carlos Portela, Manuel Santos

Abstract

The integration of clinical workflows in electronic health records systems has been problematic due to the complex nature of clinical processes. For that reason, many health institutions have opted to maintain a few clinical workflows on paper, which has been compromising the quality and efficiency of several provided services. The purpose of this study is to investigate if the OpenEHR model can be applied in the configuration and management of clinical workflows using Business Process Modelling (BPM), with the focus on clinical forms based on OpenEHR archetypes and having has background the institution Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CHP). The need to review the workflows is pertinent due to the lack of integration of clinical workflows on their Electronic Health Records system. To analyse this possibility, a prototype was created containing: i) a BPM tool to configure and manage the clinical workflows; and ii) a web application to execute them and call the external clinical forms. The obtained results proved that the use of a BPM tool to configure clinical workflows allows the interoperability and flexibility of the prototype, which helps to improve the quality and efficiency of the clinical practice.

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in Harvard Style

Ribeiro T., Oliveira S., Portela C. and Santos M. (2019). Clinical Workflows based on OpenEHR using BPM.In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-368-1, pages 352-358. DOI: 10.5220/0007878203520358


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe19,
author={Tiago Ribeiro and Sérgio Oliveira and Carlos Portela and Manuel Santos},
title={Clinical Workflows based on OpenEHR using BPM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2019},
pages={352-358},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007878203520358},
isbn={978-989-758-368-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Clinical Workflows based on OpenEHR using BPM
SN - 978-989-758-368-1
AU - Ribeiro T.
AU - Oliveira S.
AU - Portela C.
AU - Santos M.
PY - 2019
SP - 352
EP - 358
DO - 10.5220/0007878203520358