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What Role Can Process Mining Play in Recurrent Clinical Guidelines Issues? A Position Paper

Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Sperimentali dell’Università degli Studi di Brescia, 25128 Brescia, Italy
School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD13DH, UK
PM4Health-SABIEN-ITACA, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 València, Spain
Department of Clinical Sciences, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Alzheimer Operative Unit, IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, 25128 Brescia, Italy
Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Università di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, 00168 Roma, Italy
Department of Computer Engineering and Science, Universitat Jaume I, 12071 Castelló de la Plana, Spain
Human & Process Research Lab (HAPLAB), Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 3580000 Santiago, Chile
Department of Oncology, University Hospital of Lausanne, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, UNIL Sorge, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Radiation Oncology, Réseau Hospitalier Neuchâtelois, 2000 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Department of Oncology, Lausanne University Hospital, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, University Hospital of North Norway, 7439 Tromsø, Norway
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’energia dei sistemi del territorio e delle costruzioni, Università degli Studi di Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Department of Cardiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 44307 Kaunas, Lithuania
Department of Radiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, 44307 Kaunas, Lithuania
Data Analytics Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Hasselt University, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium
Department of Information Engineering, Università degli Studi di Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(18), 6616;
Received: 8 August 2020 / Revised: 6 September 2020 / Accepted: 8 September 2020 / Published: 11 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Process-Oriented Data Science for Healthcare 2019 (PODS4H19))
In the age of Evidence-Based Medicine, Clinical Guidelines (CGs) are recognized to be an indispensable tool to support physicians in their daily clinical practice. Medical Informatics is expected to play a relevant role in facilitating diffusion and adoption of CGs. However, the past pioneering approaches, often fragmented in many disciplines, did not lead to solutions that are actually exploited in hospitals. Process Mining for Healthcare (PM4HC) is an emerging discipline gaining the interest of healthcare experts, and seems able to deal with many important issues in representing CGs. In this position paper, we briefly describe the story and the state-of-the-art of CGs, and the efforts and results of the past approaches of medical informatics. Then, we describe PM4HC, and we answer questions like how can PM4HC cope with this challenge? Which role does PM4HC play and which rules should be employed for the PM4HC scientific community? View Full-Text
Keywords: clinical guidelines; process mining; healthcare clinical guidelines; process mining; healthcare
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Gatta, R.; Vallati, M.; Fernandez-Llatas, C.; Martinez-Millana, A.; Orini, S.; Sacchi, L.; Lenkowicz, J.; Marcos, M.; Munoz-Gama, J.; Cuendet, M.A.; de Bari, B.; Marco-Ruiz, L.; Stefanini, A.; Valero-Ramon, Z.; Michielin, O.; Lapinskas, T.; Montvila, A.; Martin, N.; Tavazzi, E.; Castellano, M. What Role Can Process Mining Play in Recurrent Clinical Guidelines Issues? A Position Paper. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6616.

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Gatta R, Vallati M, Fernandez-Llatas C, Martinez-Millana A, Orini S, Sacchi L, Lenkowicz J, Marcos M, Munoz-Gama J, Cuendet MA, de Bari B, Marco-Ruiz L, Stefanini A, Valero-Ramon Z, Michielin O, Lapinskas T, Montvila A, Martin N, Tavazzi E, Castellano M. What Role Can Process Mining Play in Recurrent Clinical Guidelines Issues? A Position Paper. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(18):6616.

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Gatta, Roberto, Mauro Vallati, Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, Antonio Martinez-Millana, Stefania Orini, Lucia Sacchi, Jacopo Lenkowicz, Mar Marcos, Jorge Munoz-Gama, Michel A. Cuendet, Berardino de Bari, Luis Marco-Ruiz, Alessandro Stefanini, Zoe Valero-Ramon, Olivier Michielin, Tomas Lapinskas, Antanas Montvila, Niels Martin, Erica Tavazzi, and Maurizio Castellano. 2020. "What Role Can Process Mining Play in Recurrent Clinical Guidelines Issues? A Position Paper" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 18: 6616.

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