ProM process mining open source software embraces BPMN

March 31, 2015

An interesting report on additional capabilities for BPMN inside Pro M open source tool is a great news.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274066296_Process_Mining_Using_BPMN_Relating_Event_Logs_and_Process_Models

The article has some math but it also offers screenshots of ProM tool how BPMN is implemented. Most process mining tools and methods work with Petri Nets and ability to convert to a BPMN flowcharts makes business people and researchers collaborate better.

XPDL 2.2 BPMN 2.x and Eclipse based editor

September 3, 2014

New version of XPDL 2.2 is here.

XPDL is the Serialization Format for BPMN

BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) is a visual process notation standard from the OMG, endorsed by WfMC, and broadly adopted across the industry.

 

BPMN standard used to define only the look of how the process definition is displayed on the screen.

 

An editor for Eclipse Luna can be downloaded from within Eclipse using  http://download.eclipse.org/bpmn2-modeler/updates/kepler/1.0.1

 

Worfklow Management Coalition book series has no new titles

September 25, 2013

Also, BPMN 2.0 is gaining an upper hand

So I would recommend this book instead

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009VOETW6

‘Real-Life BPMN’ by Jakob Freund

 

Siemens (with their workflow engine) still among top EHR vendors

April 12, 2013

It is good news that Siemens still remains as #3 EHR vendor

according to Forbes article here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zinamoukheiber/2012/04/26/will-cerner-epic-and-allscripts-continue-to-dominate-health-it/

 

2012 Workflow Technology Tutorial

November 15, 2012

In November 2012 I (Vojtech Huser) did another tutorial with Harm Scherpbier on workflow technology. Slides as PPT file are available here:

http://www.slideshare.net/vojtech_huser/presentations 

 

Also one video  from the tutorial is here: (thanks to Dr. Harm Scherpbier)

 

Process mining book review

October 31, 2012

To read more about a very good recent textbook about workflow technology: go to a JBI book review here:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2012.06.007

How to simplify event log?

July 27, 2012

In order to do process mining in healthcare, one soon discovers that simplifying a log is important.

Maybe you don’t need all individual vital signs – but just an event that vital signs action were taken by some clinician.

For that you will need your coded events replaced by some higher level concept (blood pressure – vital signs, respiratory rate – vital signs).

Than you simply collapse events happening within a certain time frame (e.g., 10 minutes) into just one event (vital signs).

Several terminology problems arise with that.
For more fun, google SA-MXML

Which process mining algorithm to use?

June 15, 2012

The number of available process mining algorithms keeps getting higher and you might be wondering which one to start with.

Well, try the Fuzzy miner, dressed up in a more user friendly package. More info here http://fluxicon.com/blog/2012/05/say-hello-to-disco/

Workflow in clinical trials

April 16, 2012

In a CDISC SDM-XML standard, there are interesting examples of workflow.

Look here:

http://www.cdisc.org/study-trial-design

And an HTML generated out of their example XML file is here:

http://healthflow.googlecode.com/files/Study%20Design_%20Xanomeline%20%28LY246708%29.pdf

Representing phenomes

March 29, 2012

Flowcharts can be used to represent phenomes.

This new site: http://phekb.org  tries to capture those.

They specify the EHR algorithms to determine a phenotype using mostly ICD9, LOINC and RxNorm terms.

 

They also use this flowchart sw: http://www.knime.org/screenshots


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