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Application fields for the new Object Management Group (OMG) Standards Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) and Decision Management Notation (DMN) in the perioperative field

  • Purpose: Medical processes can be modeled using different methods and notations.Currently used modeling systems like Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) are not capable of describing the highly flexible and variable medical processes in sufficient detail. Methods: We combined two modeling systems, Business Process Management (BPM) and Adaptive Case Management (ACM), to be able to model non-deterministic medical processes. We used the new Standards Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) and Decision Management Notation (DMN). Results: First, we explain how CMMN, DMN and BPMN could be used to model non-deterministic medical processes. We applied this methodology to model 79 cataract operations provided by University Hospital Leipzig, Germany, and four cataract operations provided by University Eye Hospital Tuebingen, Germany. Our model consists of 85 tasks and about 20 decisions in BPMN. We were able to expand the system with more complex situations that might appear during an intervention. Conclusion: An effective modeling of the cataract intervention is possible using the combination of BPM and ACM. The combination gives the possibility to depict complex processes with complex decisions. This combination allows a significant advantage for modeling perioperative processes.

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Name:Wiemuth, Markus; Junger, Denise; Burgert, Oliver
Erschienen in:International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Document Type:Article
Year of Publication:2017
Tag:Perioperative field; Process modeling; Surgical workflow
First Page:1439
Last Page:1449
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Open Access:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  Lizenzbedingungen Springer