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Modelling and Decision Support of Clinical Pathways

  • Roland Gabriel
  • Thomas Lux
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 27)

Abstract

The German health care market is under a rapid rate of change, forcing especially hospitals to provide high-quality services at low costs. Appropriate measures for more effective and efficient service provision are process orientation and decision support by information technology of clinical pathway of a patient. The essential requirements are adequate modelling of clinical pathways as well as usage of adequate systems, which are capable of assisting the complete path of a patient within a hospital, and preferably also outside of it, in a digital way. To fulfil these specifications the authors present a suitable concept, which meets the challenges of well-structured clinical pathways as well as rather poorly structured diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, by interplay of process-oriented and knowledge-based hospital information systems.

Keywords

Business Process Clinical Pathway Hospital Information System Treatment Path Process Orientation 
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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Gabriel
    • 1
  • Thomas Lux
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Business Informatics, Competence Center eHealth RuhrUniversitätsstr. 150BochumGermany

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