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Title: A study on healthcare workflow
Researcher: Patnaik, Sumagna
Guide(s): Mohanty, Hrushikesha
Keywords: Healthcare Workflow
Software System Architecture
Healthcare System
Computer and Information Sciences
Upload Date: 13-Aug-2012
University: University of Hyderabad
Completed Date: February, 2009
Abstract: Workflow technology is being researched in healthcare domain to manage complex tasks involved in treating a patient particularly for the one suffering from com- plex ailments. Currently corporate healthcare units have started in making use of workflow technology to deliver smart services to patients. But, thesis is limited to management issues e.g. healthcare resource management. In this work we focus on modeling a workflow that is patient-centric. It integrates the roles of doctor(s) as well as healthcare staffs (diagnostic staff, nurses etc.) associated in treatment of a patient. We propose a model called Treatflow to specify a treatment by sequencing treatment activities as required to treat a patient. Structured design specifies a sys- tem diagrammatically while formal methods use mathematical techniques. In order to avail advantages due to both the approaches, we propose a hybrid approach to specify healthcare workflow. Primitives with mathematical rules are proposed for Treatflow design and verification. Models for healthcare processes could be complex like the processes observed in business domains. Modeling healthcare activities at one level could be complex and cognitively loaded. Hence we propose a modular approach to healthcare pro- cess specification. We have several operators to facilitate modular composition of healthcare workflow. Using these operators a medical practitioner can specify a treatment plan in an expression. We also propose rewriting rules to generate al- ternate equivalent treatment plans to facilitate decision making by doctors,patients as well as healthcare managers. Healthcare workflow as directly deals with human life must specify precautions to exception i.e.undesired situations during its executions. We analyze the domain and present a comprehensive view on genesis of exceptions and corresponding ac- tions. Treatflow Management System (TFMS) aims at automating a treatment process for creation, monitoring and termination of a Treatflow with maintenance of healthcare history.
Pagination: xii, 152p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Computer & Information Sciences

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