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What is BPM+
Most organizational guidelines are expressed in natural language, with inherent ambiguities and inconsistencies that are difficult to identify and address. The use of formal modeling languages addresses these concerns and gives more precise guidance that is easier to implement, validate, and automate. The BPMN, CMMN, and DMN standards were carefully designed to complement each other and are known together as BPM+. While the standards can be used separately, the BPM+ Health community of practice uses them to speed up long, ambiguous healthcare processes to improve the quality and consistency at the point of care.
Many organizations require a combination of process models for their prescriptive workflows, case models for their reactive activities, and decision models for their more complex business rules. These organizations will benefit from using the three standards in combination, selecting which one is most appropriate for each activity modeling type. BPMN, CMMN, and DMN constitute the "big three" of process improvement standards.
5 Ways BPM+ Can Help You
- Get rid of ambiguity by using easily readable diagrams
- Provide a common ground for discussion and agreement on project scopes and business decisions
- Automate the development and execution of decision systems
- Create a shared library of processes, definitions, and business rules to train new employees
- Fast track your organization's process improvement efforts by reaching agreement through unambiguous models
Whether you are familiar with BPMN, CMMN, or DMN or not you can reference our materials below to start adopting BPM+ today. Our community working groups created the following resources to give a solid foundation and determine where to start:
Field Guide to
Shareable Clinical Pathways
The Field Guide leverages standard- based methods from OMG, HL7, and HSPC to represent and share the clinical knowledge. By applying formal models to healthcare practice patterns, the information becomes computer-consumable and automatable, giving doctors and clinicians evidence-based information at the point of care.
Guide & Playbook
The BPM+ Health Adoption Playbook is offered as a companion to the OMG Healthcare Domain Task Force's Field Guide to Shareable Clinical Pathways and provides guidance and tools to assist organizations with the adoption of shareable clinical pathways to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of care.
Maturity Model (RAMM)
The RAMM is a foundational tool that can be leveraged to assess an organization's current capability state and facilitate an evolution toward desired capabilities. Those involved in IT modernization efforts should find this artifact useful when used alongside the Adoption Guide and Playbook.
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Our Community of Practice Improves the Quality & Consistency of Healthcare.
The BPM+ Health™ community of practice improves healthcare by applying business process modeling standards to clinical best practices, care pathways, and workflows directly at the point of care. By documenting their care pathways and workflows using open, standards-based notations, practitioners can discover and share care pathways and workflows accurately and consistently. Through our collaboration with professional organizations, academia, clinical societies, and healthcare providers, we develop and pilot standards-driven healthcare process automation techniques.