2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 14: Manual vs Automated Activities: 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!)

We have just applied the Workflow Reference Model to the donut bakery. In healthcare the business process might be the ambulatory process or the patient encounter process and the process definition is going to describe the encounter and it is going to be used to create and manage an actual encounter by an electronic health record workflow management system.

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Application of Workflow Reference Model

  • Business Process
    • (defined by) Process Definition (composed of)
      • (composed of) Activities (during execution represented by) Activity Instances (and/or)
        • Manual Activities
        • Automated Activities
      • (managed by) Workflow Management System (via)
        • Process Instances
          • 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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