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A BPMN extension to support discrete-event simulation for healthcare applications: an explicit representation of queues, attributes and data-driven decision points

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A BPMN extension to support discrete-event simulation for healthcare applications : an explicit representation of queues, attributes and data-driven decision points. / Onggo, Bhakti Satyabuhdi Stephan; Proudlove, Nathan; D'Ambrogio, Andrea; Calabrese, Armando; Bisogno, Stefania.

In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 69, No. 5, 05.2018, p. 788-802.

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Onggo, Bhakti Satyabuhdi Stephan ; Proudlove, Nathan ; D'Ambrogio, Andrea ; Calabrese, Armando ; Bisogno, Stefania. / A BPMN extension to support discrete-event simulation for healthcare applications : an explicit representation of queues, attributes and data-driven decision points. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 2018 ; Vol. 69, No. 5. pp. 788-802.

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abstract = "Stakeholder engagement in simulation projects is important, especially in healthcare where there is a plurality of stakeholder opinions, objectives and power. One promising approach for increasing engagement is facilitated modelling. Currently, the complexity of producing a simulation model means that the {\textquoteleft}model coding{\textquoteright} stage is performed without the involvement of stakeholders, interrupting the possibility of a fully-facilitated project. Early work demonstrated that with currently-available software tools we can represent a simple healthcare process using Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and generate a simulation model automatically. However, for more complex processes, BPMN currently has a number of limitations, namely the ability to represent queues and data-driven decision points. To address these limitations, we propose a conceptual design for an extension to BPMN (BPMN4SIM) using Model Driven Architecture. Application to an elderly emergency care pathway in a UK hospital shows that BPMN4SIM is able to represent a more-complex business process.",
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