Process Oriented Knowledge Management to Support Clinical Pathway Execution
Stefan Jablonski, Udo Mayer, Sascha Müller, Reiner Lay
Processes play an important role in modern hospital settings. Both cost pressure and increasing quality requirements force hospitals to redesign their processes and to document their execution and results. Clinical Pathways are evidence based and interdisciplinary treatment processes for specific diagnosis. Along such treatment processes a lot of documents – both patient specific and unspecific – are produced. All these documents contain knowledge which is interesting for further reuse. This paper presents an approach for process oriented knowledge management along clinical pathways by using semantic document tagging generated by rules in the pathway models.