Patient coordination in emergency departments using an event-based information architecture
Paper in proceedings, 2014
It is challenging to get an overview and understanding of the activities and their relations at an emergency department (ED). This is due to the complicated relations among activities - called operations in this paper - and the always changing system behavior. Two key enablers to get this overview are the transformation of real-time events into understandable information and an operation-based behavior description. This paper presents an event-based information architecture for healthcare (EVAH) for gathering state changing events in real-time at an ED and how these are transformed into an operation-based representation. EVAH together with the tool Sequence Planner, will be used for visualization, online prognosis and optimization.