Linked to from EHR Usability, Workflow & NLP Presentations at AMIA 2012 on the EHR Workflow Management Systems blog.

AMIA 2012: Introduction to workflow technology: Representation of healthcare processes in a workflow editor and their execution in a workflow engine

ABSTRACT: This tutorial will provide an introduction to workflow technology, also known as Business Process Management (BPM). In the first part, the tutorial will provide historical overview, evolution and introduction into Workflow Management Systems and introduce the benefits of formal representation of processes. The second part will provide overview of the current process representation standards and in detail describe the XPDL standard (XML process definition language) from Workflow Management Coalition. Finally, in the third part, the participants will be able to see (and follow) a hands-on demonstration of use of an open source workflow editor, engine, workflow mining tool and view and modify examples of healthcare process definitions. Relationship of decision support engines to workflow engines will also be discussed.

AMIA 2012 Itinerary Planner


EHR Workflow Management Systems: Essentials, History, Healthcare

Paper & Video: EHR Business Process Management: From Process Mining to Process Improvement to Process Usability

EMRs and EHRs Need to Solve "The BPM Problem": Why Not Use BPM to Help Do So?