Modeling of Processes and Decisions in Healthcare - State of the Art and Research Directions

  • Eystein Mathisen
  • John Krogstie
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34549-4_8

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 134)
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Mathisen E., Krogstie J. (2012) Modeling of Processes and Decisions in Healthcare - State of the Art and Research Directions. In: Sandkuhl K., Seigerroth U., Stirna J. (eds) The Practice of Enterprise Modeling. PoEM 2012. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 134. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In order to be able to deliver efficient and effective decision support technologies within healthcare, it is important to be able to understand and describe decision making in medical diagnosis, treatment and administrative processes. This paper outlines how information can be synthesized, interpreted and used during decision making in dynamic healthcare environments. We intend to develop a set of modeling constructs that describe the decision requirements forming the basis for adequate situation awareness in clinical processes. We propose that a separate decision perspective will 1) enhance the shared understanding of the decision context among clinical staff, and 2) provide a better understanding of how we can design information system support for complex cognitive tasks in dynamic work environments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eystein Mathisen
    • 1
    • 2
  • John Krogstie
    • 2
  1. 1.Bodø Graduate School of BusinessUniversity of NordlandBodøNorway
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway

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