Location-Aware Business Process Management for Real-time Monitoring of Patient Care Processes

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Title: Location-Aware Business Process Management for Real-time Monitoring of Patient Care Processes
Authors: Bougueng Tchemeube, Renaud
Date: 2013
Abstract: Long wait times are a global issue in the healthcare sector, particularly in Canada. Despite numerous research findings on wait time management, the issue persists. This is partly because for a given hospital, the data required to conduct wait times analysis is currently scattered across various information systems. Moreover, such data is usually not accurate (because of possible human errors), imprecise and late. The whole situation contributes to the current state of wait times. This thesis proposes a location-aware business process management system for real-time care process monitoring. More precisely, the system enables an improved visibility of process execution by gathering, as processes execute, accurate and granular process information including wait time measurements. The major contributions of this thesis include an architecture for the system, a prototype taking advantages of commercial real-time location system combined with a business process management system to accurately measure wait times, as well as a case study based on a real cardiology process from an Ontario hospital.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/24336
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-3102
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