Distributed Ad Hoc Cooperation in Healthcare

Neumann C, Lenz R (2013)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution, Original article

Publication year: 2013


Publisher: Springer-verlag

Edited Volumes: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Series: LNAI

City/Town: Berlin Heidelberg

Pages Range: 113-125

Conference Proceedings Title: Process Support and Knowledge Representation in Healthcare

Event location: Tallinn

Journal Issue: 7738

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36438-9_8


Inter-institutional cooperation among physicians becomes increasingly important. Yet, it is unrealistic to assume that cooperation can be supported via a homogeneous system that is pre-installed in every organization. Instead, physicians will typically have their own autonomous systems that support internal processes. Traditional activity-oriented workflow platforms do not resolve inter-institutional integration challenges. This paper presents an approach for distributed process management, which enables ad hoc cooperation via active electronic documents without the need to integrate local systems. A distributed case file is used to coordinate cooperating parties. Using this case file does not require any preinstalled system components, so genuine ad hoc information exchange is enabled. © Springer-Verlag 2013.

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Neumann, C., & Lenz, R. (2013). Distributed Ad Hoc Cooperation in Healthcare. In Process Support and Knowledge Representation in Healthcare (pp. 113-125). Tallinn: Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-verlag.


Neumann, Christoph, and Richard Lenz. "Distributed Ad Hoc Cooperation in Healthcare." Proceedings of the BPM 2012 Joint Workshop, ProHealth 2012/KR4HC 2012 Tallinn, Estonia, September 2012, Tallinn Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-verlag, 2013. 113-125.

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