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Modelling of the Ward Round Process in a Healthcare Unit

  • Adid Ali Fareedi
  • Vladimir Tarasov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 92)

Abstract

Information systems (IS) are nowadays extensively used to support all kinds of activities in healthcare organisations. Enterprise modelling can help to make the use of IS in healthcare more effective by providing process and domain models reflecting a particular healthcare unit. This paper proposes a model of the ward round process in a healthcare unit. The proposed model identifies the roles of medical professionals, tasks that can be performed according to the personnel’s competences, and activities that are carried out as part of the tasks to achieve goals of the ward round process. A formal approach has been used to implement the modelling results in the form of an ontology. Such formal ontologies can support improvement and development of IS in healthcare. We learned that modelling workshops are important for development of models that can be formalized in a machine-readable form.

Keywords

Enterprise modelling conceptual modelling ontologies healthcare process ward round 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adid Ali Fareedi
    • 1
  • Vladimir Tarasov
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

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