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

Roberto Gatta, Mauro Vallati, Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, Antonio Martinez-Millana, Stefania Orini, Lucia Sacchi, Jacopo Lenkowicz, Mar Marcos, Jorge Munoz-Gama, Michel Cuendet, Berardino De Bari, Luis Marco-Ruiz, Alessandro Stefanini, Zoe Valero-Ramon, Olivier Michielin, Tomas Lapinskas, Antanas Montvila, Niels Martin, Erica Tavazzi, Maurizio Castellano

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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?.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6616
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2020


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