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Tracheostomy Transfers: A Case Study in the Application of Formal Methods to Intra-hospital Patient Transfers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-4435-4
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


We review a generic framework for rigorous workflow modelling and verification that was recently applied to healthcare collaboration patterns, and we show how it can be utilised to help both medical staff and health informaticians build a systematic understanding of informal practices followed during intra-hospital patient transfers. A case study is discussed, demonstrating how the logical foundations of our approach help capture and enforce significant aspects of intra-hospital transfers that are pertinent to their improvement.

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  • formal verification, health care, medical computing, medical information systems, formal methods, healthcare collaboration patterns, intrahospital patient transfers, tracheostomy transfers, workflow modelling, workflow verification, Collaboration, Documentation, Guidelines, Hospitals, Surgery, Visualization, healthcare workflows, intra-hospital transfers, process model, tracheostomy

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