MET4: Supporting Workflow Execution for Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams

  • Szymon WilkEmail author
  • Davood Astaraky
  • Wojtek Michalowski
  • Daniel Amyot
  • Runzhuo Li
  • Craig Kuziemsky
  • Pavel Andreev
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 202)


This paper describes MET4, a multi-agent system that supports interdisciplinary healthcare teams (IHTs) in executing patient care workflows. Using the concept of capability, the system facilitates the maintenance of an IHT and assignment of workflow tasks to the most appropriate team members. Moreover, following the principles of participatory medicine, MET4 facilitates involving the patient and her preferences in the management process. We describe conceptual foundations of the system and present the system design combining multi-agent and ontology-driven paradigms. Finally, we present a prototype implementation of MET4 and illustrate operations of the prototype using an example involving chronic pain management in palliative care.


Palliative Care Team Leader Gateway Node Agent Class Chronic Pain Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Szymon Wilk
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davood Astaraky
    • 2
  • Wojtek Michalowski
    • 2
  • Daniel Amyot
    • 3
  • Runzhuo Li
    • 3
  • Craig Kuziemsky
    • 2
  • Pavel Andreev
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computing SciencePoznan University of TechnologyPoznańPoland
  2. 2.Telfer School of ManagementUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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