Healthcare Business Process Management, Adaptive Case Management & Process-Aware EHR & Health IT Systems

Classic Workflow Definition Editor Looks Like Traditional Flowchart

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Here’s the classic-looking workflow editor. If you’ve ever used Visio from Microsoft, it looks kind of familiar. I’ve drawn this kind of thing. I’ve been in a boardroom where all four walls were covered by butcher paper and it was covered with Sharpie pen-written workflows. The problem with those kinds of workflows is after you have it, you have a pretty picture but you can’t turn around, turn a crank and turn it into a computer program.

Now, in this case, just to ground it a little bit in the clinical side, we’ve got a patient coming in and they have had a possible cerebral vascular accident and these decision points, the little yellow diagonals, are decisions that have to be made. Should we check the neurological status? Is this a thrombolysis candidate? Have we confirmed that there was an accident? What about hemorrhage? Then a decision. These little icons here, the nurse, physician and so forth are dragged and dropped to create it.

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BPM Solutions

Process Orchestration Engine (AKA workflow engine) to drive the progression of work in structured and unstructured processes or cases

Model-Driven Composition environment for designing processes and their supporting activities and process artifacts

Content Interaction Management supporting e progression of work, especially cases, based on changes in the content itself (documents, images and audio)

Human Interaction Management enables people to naturally interact with processes they're involved in

Connected Processes and Resources they control, such as people, systems, data, event streams, goals and key performance indicators (KPIs)

Continuous Analytics monitor activity progress, and analyze activities and changes in and around processes

On-Demand Analytics to provide decision support using predictive analytics and optimization

Business Rule Management systems guide and implement process agility and ensure compliance

Management and Administration monitor and adjust technical aspects of BPM platform

Process Component Registry/Repository for process component leverage and reuse

Cloud-Based Deployment of about features and functions across desktop platforms and mobile devices

Social Media Compatible external and/or similar internal activity streams integrated with workflows

*Adapted from Gartner

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