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Cutting EM, Overby CL, Banchero M
Using workflow modeling to identify areas to improve genetic test processes in the University of Maryland Translational Pharmacogenomics Project.
The researchers used information gained from focus groups in order to illustrate the current process of delivering genetic test results to clinicians. They proposed a business process model and notation (BPMN) representation of this process for a Translational Pharmacogenomics Project being implemented at the University of Maryland Medical Center. They found that the current process could be improved to reduce input errors, better inform and notify clinicians about the implications of certain genetic tests, and make results more easily understood. They demonstrated theiruse of BPMN to improve this important clinical process for CYP2C19 genetic testing.
Citation: Cutting EM, Overby CL, Banchero M . Using workflow modeling to identify areas to improve genetic test processes in the University of Maryland Translational Pharmacogenomics Project. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2015 Nov 5;2015:466-74.
Keywords: Genetics, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Medication, Workflow, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Organizational Change