Semantic process mining for the verification of medical recommendations

M. A. Grando, M. H. Schonenberg, W. Van Der Aalst

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

The dissemination of best medical practices should contribute to a higher quality of care. Because natural language specifications can be ambiguous, their miss interpretation can lead to all kinds of errors. Here we propose a declarative approach for precisely defining medical recommendations. We also propose an approach based on semantic process mining to verify that an arbitrary Computer Interpretable Guideline (CIG) complies with the medical recommendations. Taking into account that some medical recommendations are critical, our work can be seen as a contribution to the design of safer CIGs. Moreover, we introduce some novel strategies to take full advantage of the information provided by the semantic conformance checker in order to: 1) suggest scenarios than could lead to violations of the medical constraints in the CIG and, 2) estimate how flexible is the CIG with respect to the medical recommendations used as starting point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHEALTHINF 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics
Pages5-16
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Jul 15 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jan 26 2011Jan 29 2011

Publication series

NameHEALTHINF 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period1/26/111/29/11

Keywords

  • Computer interpretable guidelines
  • Declarative specification
  • Medical guidelines
  • Process mining
  • Semantic conformance checking
  • Workflow languages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Grando, M. A., Schonenberg, M. H., & Van Der Aalst, W. (2011). Semantic process mining for the verification of medical recommendations. In HEALTHINF 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics (pp. 5-16). (HEALTHINF 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics).