On the Road to Hospital Digital Transformation: Using Conceptual Modeling to Express Domain Ontology

Avi Shaked

Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel Aerospace Industries engaged with hospitals with the goal of promoting their effective operation by means of digital transformation, and particularly by designing an information system in support of the hospital operational processes. In this short paper we report our use of conceptual modeling to capture and communicate the organizational and operational ontology of the problem domain, based on a requirements specification for the system. We discuss how the derived ontology relates to metamodeling, and discuss some practical and theoretical implications of using metamodeling to document ontology.

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