Building Decision Support through Dynamic Workflow Systems for Health Care – Ontology Focus
nternship was completed at ACOA funded AIF project, Building Decision-support through Dynamic Workflow Systems for Health Care under Dr. Wendy MacCaull in the Department of Math, Statistics and Computer Science at StFX University. This was a 13 week position , located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, starting on May 7th 2008 and ending August 1st 2008. Reporting directly to Dr. Wendy MacCaull, this position offered the opportunity to work on ontology development for a palliative care workflow project. The work term was intended to guide the following activities: (1)Contributing to the development of a workflow model >Refining user cases as defined by requirements team >Identifying exception cases • Early discharge • Stabilization within service • Invalid referrals >Development of palliative care workflow >Develop parallel workflow for HITH and VON palliative care processes (2)Model testing (3)Designing workflow components (horizontal process) >Links to existing data sources (if any) >Links to Meditech/CDHA (Cerner) (4)Designing workflow for vertical processes >Reporting paths >Policy influence (5)Knowledge of Protégé software required Publishing opportunities and/or presentations at workshops or conferences were encouraged and delivered as and when needed. The specific activities and deliverables will be highlighted in this summary report. Following privacy and security issues some sections may be deleted to ensure integrity of overall project.