Ifhro2010

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Ifhro2010

  1. 1. 1 Luca Mazzola, Stefano Bonacina, Sara Marceglia, and Francesco Pinciroli USI - University of Lugano, Switzerland Institute for Communication Technologies Politecnico di Milano – Milan, Italy Dipartimento di Bioingegneria IFHRO 2010 – Milan, IT - 17th November 2010 UML process modeling for e-Prescribing in Italy
  2. 2. 2 Agenda ➢Prescribing ➢Critical aspects ➢Managing complexity ➢Why using UML... ➢Example 1, 2 & 3 ➢Expected results
  3. 3. 3 Prescribing Legal document from GP to pharmacist Transition from diagnosis to treatment (process) Expected effects: Decreasing effects of diagnosed disease Eliminating disease causes (if possible) Suggesting other exams to undertake
  4. 4. 4 Critical aspects A process (needs of continuous monitoring) Well-known readability problem of RX Errors or omissions in filling drug data Drug2Drug interaction consideration & Adverse Drug Events awareness and reporting Modelling of single pieces, as supporting tool
  5. 5. 5 By means of: Decomposition Hierarchical division Functional relationship Properties elicitation Managing complexity
  6. 6. 6 Why using UML... Unified Modeling Language From software engineering field (OMG) Able to describe: Actors Interaction between components Property of objects/subjects Enabling: Formal specification Expected behaviours
  7. 7. 7 Example 1
  8. 8. 8 Example 2
  9. 9. 9 Example 3
  10. 10. 10 Expected results Ability to control the full process Validation of performed actions Guarantee of safety from common pitfalls Prevention of errors and omissions ...
  11. 11. 11 Thanks for the attention... Questions? http://www.medinfopoli.polimi.it/ http://www.itc.com.usi.ch luca.mazzola@usi.ch luca.mazzola@polimi.it

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