Master Thesis defense by Willem Dalinghaus


An Introduction to Reference Process Modeling in Healthcare


In this master thesis project a research is described providing an introduction to reference modeling in healthcare. The goal is to provide a design approach to automatically create reference models based on existing process models. This master thesis focuses on healthcare; a complex domain, where little knowledge about business process management is applied. Due to the economic crisis healthcare must reduce costs without decreasing quality of care. The use of business process management could help the healthcare domain to achieve this. One way to create business processes is the use of reference process models. The research described in the thesis is about creating a reference model concerning the intake process based on several existing process models from a single hospital.

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