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KPPs and BPM


KPPs and BPM You are probably familiar with KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), but this article is about KPPs (Key Process Points). KPPs are wait-state auto-commit steps along BPM pathways. They have predecessors and successors like all other BPM steps. They … Continue reading

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Specialty-Focused EHRs Re-Entering The Picture


Interesting article at http://www.emrandehr.com on “Specialty-Focused EHRs Re-Entering The Picture” by Anne Zieger My comment below . . . “And then the specialists can opt for yet a third choice – a generalized EHR that has as it’s foundation BPM … Continue reading

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Beyond Case by Case Management


We know that Case Managers manage Cases but that is not the end of it. Cases often need to draw on pooled resources and when the pool runs dry someone has to step in and make decisions regarding which Cases … Continue reading

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Success in Business – Reach for the Top With ACM 360


Success in business is all about building and enhancing competitive advantage. Strategy “rules” – if you don’t know where you want to be, you won’t get there. No point evolving plans that don’t make efficient/effective use of scarce resources. No … Continue reading

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Risk vs Uncertainty . . . again


I’m not sure people in general understand the difference between risk and uncertainty so here is an update on an article dated 2012. Barry Ritholtz does a good job in the article quoting Michael Mauboussin http://ritholtz.com/2012/12/defining-risk-versus-uncertainty/ Risk: We don’t know … Continue reading

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Patient Portals versus APIs for Patient Access to Healthcare Information


Back in November 2015, Health Data Management published an article called “Challenges Ahead for Portals”. This is an interesting article because it indirectly describes the effect of too much regulatory involvement in healthcare services delivery. http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/challenges-ahead-for-portals-51630-1.html In the article, Raj … Continue reading

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Are your BPM process steps being served?


Anyone remember the British sitcom “Are you being served” broadcast between 1972 and 1985 on BBC1? No one needs to ask this in respect of BPM workflow steps because rules ensure that soon as one structured step is committed, the … Continue reading

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Life in the BPM fast lane . . .


If you are a BPM practitioner who has moved beyond end-to-end process management, you are probably familiar with “Adaptive Case Management” or ACM. ACM is practiced in a run-time environment called “Case”, (not “Use Case”), capable of hosting any number … Continue reading

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The importance of pre-conditions and post-conditions in the “new” BPM


Traditional BPM had little need for  pre-conditions and post-conditions at process steps. The combination of flow graph logic and data collection checks and balances put in place at process steps by BPM flow graph designers provided reasonable expectation of no-fault … Continue reading

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“Big Data” poses some challenges for healthcare – Find out how to circumvent these.


A discussion group at HIMSS in LinkedIn recently posted the following question “Smarter, Safer, Cheaper. What’s the true promise for healthcare big data”. Here was my response: Smarter, safer, cheaper for sure, but there are some challenges and ways of … Continue reading

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