Archive for May, 2009

WCP11: Implicit Termination

May 22, 2009

Shark worklow engine way of handeling WCP11

Engine log simply says:

2009-05-22 12:05:39,900: Process[key=1_arden001_eosinophilia,mgrname=arden001#1#eosinophilia] – No transitions left to follow
2009-05-22 12:05:39,915: WfProcessWrapper.start took 1328 millis for [key=1_arden001_eosinophilia],WMSessionHandle[Id=2,vendorData=admin]
Finishing process


This makes the flowchart much simpler to create. One does not have to worry about branches which would simply say “END”.

Spring AMIA congress talk: additional materials

May 11, 2009











Supports non-expert editor mode Supports advanced nodes formatting Subflows Condition on the arrow Does not require extra split/join node Flowchart annotations










Visio XPDL plugin





2         References


Patterns [1]     

Peleg chapter 13 –  [2]

Guidelines and BPM  [3]

Pattern based evaluation of evaluation open source wf [4]


WT in healthcare [5-10]


Context of our work [11-16]


Slides are at (via SlideShare app)

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(Ask your question in the comment section and I will respond)


Soarian [5]



2.1      Patterns








2.2      References








[1]        A. H. M. t. H. N. Russell, W.M.P. van der Aalst, and N. Mulyar., “Workflow Control-Flow Patterns: A Revised View

” in BPM Center Report BPM-06-22, 2006.


[2]        M. Peleg, “Chapter 13: Guidelines and Workflow Models,” in Clinical Decision Support: The Road Ahead, R. A. Greenes, Ed., 1st ed, 2007, pp. 581.


[3]        N. Mulyar, M. Pesic, W. M. P. v. d. Aalst, and M. Peleg, “Declarative and Procedural Approaches for Modelling Clinical Guidelines:Addressing Flexibility Issues,” Proceedings of ProHealth Workshop, 2007


[4]        Patterns-based Evaluation of Open Source BPM Systems: The Cases of jBPM, OpenWFE, and Enhydra Shark, [accessed: June 15, 2008]


[5]        R. Haux, C. Seggewies, W. Baldauf-Sobez, P. Kullmann, H. Reichert, L. Luedecke, and H. Seibold, “Soarian – workflow management applied for health care,” Methods Inf Med, vol. 42, pp. 25-36, 2003


[6]        J. Emanuele and L. Koetter, “Workflow Opportunities and Challenges in Healthcare,” in 2007 BPM & Workflow Handbook, 2007.


[7]        L. Koetter, “MRSA Infection Control with Workflow Technology,” presented at Spring AMIA Conference, Orlando, FL, 2007.


[8]        M. Poulymenopoulou, F. Malamateniou, and G. Vassilacopoulos, “Emergency healthcare process automation using workflow technology and web services,” Med Inform Internet Med, vol. 28, pp. 195-207, 2003


[9]        R. Hess, “The Chester County Hospital: Case Study,” in 2007 BPM and Workflow Handbook, 2007.


[10]      S. Panzarasa, S. Quaglini, G. Micieli, S. Marcheselli, M. Pessina, C. Pernice, A. Cavallini, and M. Stefanelli, “Improving compliance to guidelines through workflow technology: implementation and results in a stroke unit,” Stud Health Technol Inform, vol. 129, pp. 834-9, 2007


[11]      V. Huser, R. A. Rocha, and B. James, “Use of Workflow Technology Tools to Analyze Medical Data,” presented at 19th IEEE CBMS Symposium Proceedings, Salt Lake City, 2006.


[12]      V. Huser, “Running Decision Support Logic Retrospectively to Determine Guideline Adherence: a Case Study With Diabetes,” presented at Spring AMIA2007 symposium, 2007.


[13]      V. Huser and R. A. Rocha, “Retrospective Analysis of the Electronic Health Record of Patients Enrolled in a Computerized Glucose Management Protocol,” presented at CBMS 2007, 2007.


[14]      V. Huser and R. A. Rocha, “Analyzing medical data from multi-hospital healthcare information system using graphical flowchart models,” presented at Biomedical Informatics and Cybernetics Symposium, Orlando, 2007.


[15]      V. Huser, “Analyzing biomedical datasets using executable graphical models,” in Biomedical Informatics, vol. PhD. Salt Lake city: University of Utah, 2008.


[16]      V. Huser, P. L. Peissig, C. A. Christensen, and J. B. Starren, “Evaluation of commercial workflow engine for modeling clinical processes in quality improvement and decision support,” Proc of 15th Annual HMO Research Network Conference, 2009