Modeling Directly Executable Processes for Healthcare Professionals with XMDD

  • Steve Boßelmann
  • Alexander Wickert
  • Anna-Lena Lamprecht
  • Tiziana Margaria
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Abstract

While various modeling languages emerged to express activity sequences and service interactions, current standards and best practices in workflow and process description and modeling are far away form the needs of healthcare professionals. In particular, they are too technical for direct embrace by these professionals, and mostly they just describe processes that still have to be handed over to programmers for implementation from the ground up.

In contrast, we are convinced that in terms of process modeling, a simplicity-driven and domain-specific solution best fits the need to involve business professionals in the model design phase. With eXtreme Model-Driven Design (XMDD) we present a modeling approach that focuses on comprehensible process models that are executable from the first minute and facilitate the user-driven creation and test-running of rapidly designed prototypes.

The applications discussed in this article show examples of using XMMD for clinical paths design and processes of care in the screening of diabetic retinopathy and diabetes day care, as well as patient classification, physical training, and laboratory procedures in cancer-related cachexia research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Boßelmann
    • 1
  • Alexander Wickert
    • 2
  • Anna-Lena Lamprecht
    • 3
  • Tiziana Margaria
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTU DortmundDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.CSIS and Lero, The Irish Software Research CentreUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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