MET4: supporting workflow execution for interdisciplinary healthcare teams

Szymon Wilk*, Davood Astaraky, Wojtek Michalowski, Daniel Amyot, Runzhuo Li, Craig Kuziemsky, Pavel Andreev

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This paper describes MET4, a multi-agent system that supports interdisciplinary healthcare teams (IHTs) in executing patient care workflows. Using the concept of capability, the system facilitates the maintenance of an IHT and assignment of workflow tasks to the most appropriate team members. Moreover, following the principles of participatory medicine, MET4 facilitates involving the patient and her preferences in the management process. We describe conceptual foundations of the system and present the system design combining multi-agent and ontology-driven paradigms. Finally, we present a prototype implementation of MET4 and illustrate operations of the prototype using an example involving chronic pain management in palliative care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationBPM 2014 International Workshops, Revised Papers
EditorsFabiana Fournier, Jan Mendling
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319158945
ISBN (Print)9783319158952
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Sept 20148 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


OtherInternational Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2014


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