2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 13: Cookbook: Cooking Analogy Workflow Reference Model

From 2004 to 2006 I gave an annual three-hour tutorial about EHR Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs). While some terminology is dated (for example, WfMSs are now called Business Process Management Systems), the concepts are even more relevant today. P.S. I’ve been a HIMSS Social Media Ambassador for six years in a row. Join me on Twitter at @wareFLO to to help spread the the message: Viva la Workflow! (Take me to the beginning of these slides!)

I imagine that this hi-tech donut shop has a cookbook someplace, some kind of binder full of policies and procedures and recipes. These are used to manage desert creation. This cookbook is made up of activities. Some of these activities are manual activities such as mixing ingredients, placing in an oven, adding glaze and other are programmable activities, automated activities that rely on automated mixers and conveyor belt ovens and icers.

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Cooking Analogy

  • Cooking Process
    • (defined by) Cookbook (composed of)
      • (composed of) Activities (during execution represented by) Activity Instances (and/or)
        • Manual Activities
          • Mixing ingredients
          • Placing in oven
          • Adding glaze
        • Automated Activities
          • Programmable mixer
          • Conveyor belt oven
          • Automated icers
      • (managed by) Kitchen Staff (via)
        • Dessert Creation
          • Activity Instances (and/or)
            • Work Items
            • Invoked Applications

From 2004 to 2006 I gave an annual three-hour tutorial about EHR Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs). While some terminology is dated (for example, WfMSs are now called Business Process Management Systems), the concepts are even more relevant today. P.S. I’ve been a HIMSS Social Media Ambassador for six years in a row. Join me on Twitter at @wareFLO to to help spread the the message: Viva la Workflow! (Take me to the beginning of these slides!)

Related links:

(2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial) Slide 67-71: Doughnut Baking Automation Analogy, Workflow Reference Model, Patient Encounter

(There much more content about this topic in the 2006 tutorial.)

TEPR 2004 EHR Workflow Management System Slides

Based on the slide deck used for three-hour tutorial at the 2004 TEPR conference in Fort Lauderdale.

TEPR 2006 EHR Workflow Management Systems Slides

Based on the slide deck used for three-hour tutorial at the 2006 TEPR Conference in Baltimore.

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