Process management as starting point for an integrated project- and knowledge management
Process and project: are they identical, different or completive concepts? Due to the rather random use of these two terms, this question cannot be answered generally. Our interpretation is the following: The general proceeding for the development of a product or service is called process. They are independent from any specific influences and can be generally applied. Examples for such processes are the V-Modell or Rational Unified Process. The implementation of these processes for a concrete product is called project. All projects, although they might be based on the same process, usually differ due to the unique surrounding conditions of each product.
In this research project we study architectures and approaches how product development project can be support by an integrated information system. Integrated means in this context that the information system has to address both process and project management activities. It also has to address issues that stem from the knowledge management, as these systems are able to provide valuable input for product developers.
Contact: Matthias Faerber
Mobile clinical workplace
The utilization of a domain specific process modeling language to model clinical processes was studied in the Collaborative Research Center 539. The so called process based data logistics was used in clinical workplace to transport data from a mobile terminal to the central database. It was used successfully in a glaucoma screening and is currently being adapted so that it can be used in other medical or biomedical applications.
Information integration in public health care (2002 - 2005)
Quality of health care highly depends on the availability of information. Several studies showed that error in health care do not only occur less frequent, but can be actively reduced with information systems that aim at the completeness and correctness of the available medical information. They foster the quick orientation of both physicians and nurses.
Together with partners at the Philips University in Marburg within a DFG founded project, a reference architecture for a process oriented and integrated information system was developed.
Contact: Stefan Jablonski
SFB 539: Intelligent integration and adaption of information systems for high quality treatment of glaucoma patients (2003-2006)
From 2003 to 2006 within the Collaborative Research Center 539 approaches were studied, how the huge amount of medical devices (modalities) and the generated data can be integrated and stored efficiently.
For this purpose, a central database (the Erlanger Glaukomregister) was developed. Using communication processes, the exchange of data between the Glaukomregister and the electronic patient record was realized. Our approach, the process oriented data logistics is able to integrate heterogeneous medical data both syntactically (format) and semantically (structure and interpretation).
Contact: Matthias Faerber