Accelerate Learning Health Systems with BPM+ Health

BPM+ Health is proud to officially announce that our first face-to-face meeting in 2022 will be the BPM+ Health March Workshop held at the Hyatt Regency Reston, Virginia, March 21-23. Join us in learning more about the process of authoring and adopting shareable, standards-based clinical pathways in healthcare.

Our program will be held in parallel with the quarterly events of our sister consortia: Object Management Group, and AREA. Watch this space for more information. We can't wait to see you there!

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Member cost

$395 - Member pricing
$495 - Non Member pricing
(registration section is below.)

Hotel Information

Hyatt Reston Town Center Hotel
1800 Presidents St., Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 709-1234
Room Rate: USD $259.00 per night (plus 12% state and local taxes)
(While Supplies Last)


Shane McNamee
Shane McNamee, MD

Executive Director, BPM+ Health

Chief Medical Information Officer, Smile CDR

Bio Contact
Ken Rubin
Ken Rubin

Senior Advisor, Standards and Interoperability, Dept of Veterans Affairs (VHA CIDMO)

Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah

Bio Contact
Robert Lario
Robert Lario

Co-chair, Methodology Working Group, BPM+ Health

Interoperability Architect, Veterans Health Administration

Bio Contact
Denis GagnE
Denis GagnÉ

Partner, CEO & CTO, Trisotech

LinkedIn Contact
Davide Sottara
Davide Sottara

Co-chair, Authoring Working Group, BPM+ Health

Principal Knowledge Engineer, Mayo Clinic

Bio Contact
Ben Hamlin
Ben Hamlin, DrPH

Senior Research Informaticist, Quality Measurement and Research Group

Joe Bormel
Joe Bormel, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Cognitive Medicine



time BPM+ Health Workshop Day 1 Agenda: ( Pre-Workshop Event)
1:00-5:00 pm

BPM+ Health "Jumpstart" Interactive Tutorial
Robert Lario, Interoperability Architect, Research Associate; University of Utah
BPM+ Health Methodology Workgroup Co-Chair

Whether you are completely new to BPM+ Health or are looking for a deeper understanding, the BPM+ Health Jumpstart session provides a means for you to round out your knowledge and become better educated about the foundations of this effort. This session will help attendees to understand and read BPM+ compliant care pathways, to learn the basics to develop their own models during a hand-on modeling workshop, and to provide the context to more effectively engage with peers within the community.
This session is an instructor-led introduction to BPMN, DMN, & CMMN in the realm of healthcare. This session is not about being an expert but rather the art of what is possible. The session is interactive and hands-on. Just bring your laptop! 

The jumpstart program will address the following topics:

  •  Provide an introduction to BPM+ Health, its purpose, and a lightweight community overview
  • Primer on BPMN, CMMN, and DMN modeling languages
  • Overview of the Field Guide to Shareable Clinical Pathways
  • Review and walkthrough of sample BPM-based clinical practice guidelines using BPMN tools

CAUTION!    While no modeling or programming experience required! You will learn something. 

Session Learning Objectives.  Attendees will gain:  

  1. A basic understanding of the visual languages/standards BPMN, DMN, & CMMN. 
  2. A perspective and set of methods that can be used to represent clinical knowledge. 
  3. A view of how the above lanuages and approaches complement and build upon each other.
A glimpse of how a clinical practice guideline can be expressed with more clarity and permission. 


5:00 pm

DATE: Monday, March 21, 2022
TIME: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
PLACE:Hyatt Regency Town Center, Reston, VA (Washington, DC area)s (hotel info)
COST: Complimentary (Registration Required)
CONTACT: [email protected]



Object Management Group® (OMG®) cordially invites Business Process Modeling practitioners and interested parties to attend this free innovative and informative meet and greet. Refreshments will be served while leading software vendors demonstrate live the iterative elaboration and interchange of a Business Process Model and Notation™ (BPMN) model using their respective tools that implement the BPMN standard. Get answers to your BPMN questions in a relaxed social setting. This is the perfect opportunity to come and meet some of the creators and innovators supporting this most widely adopted business process standard.



time BPM+ Health Workshop Day 1 Agenda
9:00-10:30 am

Welcome and Event Overview
Ken Rubin, Senior Advisor, Standards and Interoperability, VHA CIDMO
BPM+ Health Community Coordinator

Keynote: Exploring the combination of BPM+ and HEDIS: A Colorectal Cancer Screening (COL) Example
Ben Hamlin, DrPh, Senior Research Informaticist, NCQA
Denis Gagne, CEO, Trisotech
BPM+ Health Ambassador Program Chair
John Svirbely  
CMIO, Trisotech

Many quality measures for healthcare function at the level of a population, with analysis often delayed months or even years after the event. To impact the quality of individual patient care in real-time, while preserving the ability to monitor a population, may require new approaches to current metrics.
In this presentation we would like to open a discussion on how BPM+ might be used to measure and improve patient care, using screening for colorectal cancer as the example. We invite the audience to share their thoughts and experience on how this BPM+ can provide meaningful feedback to behaviors of both providers and patients.

State of the Community - BPM+ Health Executive Director
Shane McNamee, MD, CMIO, SmileCDR
Executive Director, BPM+ Health

Dr. McNamee will provide his remarks on the progress made within the industry and the community to date, the challenges we face as an industry, and the opportunities that are at the forefront of our work for 2022. 
10:30 am Break
10:45 am -12:45 pm

Workshop Breakout Sessions: Block 1

All breakout session blocks will be allocated based upon pre-registration expressions of interest.  You will be able to indicate which topics are of interest during registration, and attendees are free to float among sessions.   Specific topics and number of sessions will be announced and posted.  Please indicate your interests in your registration form).  Topics include:

  • The "workshop" portion of the agenda will host concurrent breakout session from the topic set below
  • Organizational Adoption/Change Management Workgroup
  • Process Automation and Enablement Workgroup
  • Chartering a BPM Certification Program
  • Advancing BPM Education:  Innovator In Residence and Fellowship Programs
  • Effecting Institutional Process Change Management
Getting Started with BPM+ Implementation (Environments, tooling, etc)
12:45-1:45 pm Lunch & Networking Break
1:45-3:30 pm

Workshop Breakout Sessions: Block 2

Topics will be chosen from among the above. Note that some topics may span multiple blocks.

3:30-3:45 pm Break
3:45-4:45 pm

Workshop Breakout Sessions: Block 3

Topics will be chosen from among the above. Note that some topics may span multiple blocks.


time BPM+ Health Workshop Day 2 Agenda
9:00-10:30 am

What are the Building Blocks Necessary to Realize Agile Healthcare Delivery

Business, healthcare, and IT are all changing at breakneck pace, yet the systems and approaches that the market sector historically have taken do little to position us to be able to keep pace with that change.  Interoperability is the latest groundswell being looked at to address these challenges, but exactly what pieces will help us achieve both business goals and technical excellence.  This panel will explore the role of FHIR, BPM+ Health, CQL, cloud, adaptive architecture, and model-driven systems and the roles they play in improving care, fostering a seamless care experience, and adjusting our IT and infrastructure to address these challenges. 

Panelists Include:

Viet Nguyen, MD
Chief Standards Implementation Officer, Health Level 7 (HL7) [Invited]
Laura Prietula,
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs [Invited]
Davide Sottara, Chief Knowledge Engineer, Mayo Clinic
Co-Chair, BPM+ Health Authoring Workgroup


Ken Rubin, BPM+ Community Coordinator
10:30 am Break
10:45 am -12:45 pm

Demonstrations:  Case Study Implementations of Process Automation with BPM+

Three exemplar implementations will be presented, showing the use of process automation driving by process models and the BPM+ Health standards.  Three demonstrations will be presented, entitled:  

  • Detecting Human Trafficking with Automation
  • Advanced Directives - The Patient's Voice
  • AI Automation at the Edge
12:45-1:45 pm Lunch & Networking Break
1:45-3:30 pm

Workshop Breakout Sessions: Block 4

Topics will be chosen from among the above. Note that some topics may span multiple blocks.

3:30-3:45 pm Break
3:45-5:00 pm

Workshop Breakout Sessions: Block 5

Topics will be chosen from among the above. Note that some topics may span multiple blocks.

4:45-5:00 pm Summary/Closing
6:00-8:00 pm Reception with Object Management Group
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As an added layer of safety, a requirement of COVID-19 vaccinations has been implemented for attendance at all Object Management Group events. Onsite participants must prove "full vaccination" status to gain entry to the event. Please read the full OMG-managed Event Attendance Policy.


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