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Modeling Healthcare Processes in BPEL: A Colon Cancer Screening Case Study

  • Roberta Cucino
  • Claudio Eccher
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 69)

Abstract

In healthcare, process modeling has been recognized as a preliminary and fundamental step to provide suitable solutions to the process of designing and building innovative healthcare systems. To achieve such goals the application to clinical practice of the concepts of Service Oriented Architecture has been proposed. Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) is a standard for process description and service orchestration. In this paper we present the application of BPEL to a real case by designing a system for the management of colon cancer screening program in the local Health Care Service Trust.

Keywords

Process modeling BPEL Colon cancer screening 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Cucino
    • 1
  • Claudio Eccher
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione Bruno KesslerTrentoItaly

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