SEMANTIC PROCESS MINING FOR THE VERIFICATION OF MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

M. A. Grando, M. H. Schonenberg, W. van der Aalst

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.

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A. Grando M., H. Schonenberg M. and van der Aalst W. (2011). SEMANTIC PROCESS MINING FOR THE VERIFICATION OF MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 5-16. DOI: 10.5220/0003112600050016


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@conference{healthinf11,
author={M. A. Grando and M. H. Schonenberg and W. van der Aalst},
title={SEMANTIC PROCESS MINING FOR THE VERIFICATION OF MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={5-16},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003112600050016},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - SEMANTIC PROCESS MINING FOR THE VERIFICATION OF MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - A. Grando M.
AU - H. Schonenberg M.
AU - van der Aalst W.
PY - 2011
SP - 5
EP - 16
DO - 10.5220/0003112600050016